Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55995

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Turnstone Estates Limited

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Figure 21 shows proposed building heights and Figure 23 shows proposed densities for the
different development parcels within the AAP area. The development parcel that includes the
Tarmac site indicates building heights of 4 to 5 storeys and a maximum of 6 storeys, and a
density of 225 dwellings per hectare. In contrast the adjacent development parcels show taller
building heights and higher densities, but there is no evidence provided to explain the differing
building heights or densities. For example, the development parcels to the west, north and south
show building heights of between 5 to 6 storeys and 6 to 8 storeys (with maximum building
heights of 8 to 10 storeys) and densities of between 260 and 300 dwellings per hectare.
It is requested that the building heights and densities for the development parcel that includes the
Tarmac site are increased to be consistent with adjacent parcels; a building height of 6 to 8
storeys and a density of 300 dwellings per hectare would be appropriate. The development
parcel that includes the Tarmac site is located within close proximity to a proposed mobility hub, it
would be accessible by walking, cycling and public transport including Cambridge Guided
Busway and Cambridge North Station, and it would be well related to the proposed District
Centre. The location and future accessibility of the Tarmac site supports additional development
at this parcel in the form of taller buildings.