Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55938

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

The grant of temporary consent for ‘meanwhile’ uses within North East Cambridge is broadly
supported. The ‘meanwhile’ uses could temporarily add to the range of facilities within the area
and could reuse empty or underused land and buildings. It is noted that Policy 28 includes a
requirement for ‘meanwhile’ uses to be subject to relevant amenity issues. As set out above, the
existing builders merchant operations at the Ridgeons site, are expected to continue. If
‘meanwhile’ uses occur at the Nuffield Road Industrial Estate site in advance of redevelopment for
residential uses, it is requested that any temporary uses are compatible with the activities
associated with a builders merchant on the adjacent site. It is requested that compatibility with
neighbouring uses is added to the list of criteria in Policy 28 for the approval of ‘meanwhile’