Fulbourn Neighbourhood Plan - submission version

Representation ID: 59343

Received: 17/01/2022

Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Representation Summary:

Policy FUL/02 – Development Outside the Development Framework.

Part 1 – This is repeating the Local Plan policy for development frameworks and does not, in our view, offer anything specific to Fulbourn. (Policy S/7 Development Frameworks).

Part 2b – We consider that this criterion should have a caveat regarding tree surveys and allowing for essential works to improve woodlands/trees and removal of dangerous trees.

Part 2c - The policy mentions ‘appropriate levels of street lighting’ but does not explain in the supporting text what would be appropriate. How would a planning officer know what is appropriate in determining a planning application?

Should there be a definition of what is meant by dark skies? Nowhere around Cambridge is a designated dark sky zone so should a different term, such as minimising light pollution arising from new development, be used to improve the darkness of certain areas? There may also need to be a consideration of the balance between lighting and safety.

Part 2d – How would this criterion be achieved to maintain in perpetuity a soft outer edge to Fulbourn?