Fulbourn Neighbourhood Plan - submission version

Representation ID: 59347

Received: 17/01/2022

Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Representation Summary:

Figure 11
There a number of features shown on this map where it is not clear what they represent. What are ‘Possible new habitats/natural greenspace (Wildlife Trust)’? Are these explained within the Plan? Is the intension that they are protected/created within Policy FUL/03? Where are the sources for the ‘Existing Habitats and Woodlands’? Many of the areas shown are outside of the designated neighbourhood area. Whilst recognising that a green network does not stop at the border of a parish a neighbourhood plan cannot have a policy that extends beyond its neighbourhood area.

We are concerned that the ‘indicative green infrastructure network seems not to have a clear boundary on the map but rather has a symbol that fades in and out of focus. We will need clear boundaries to add into a policies map, so it is clear what areas are within the influence of the policy. Does the use of the term ‘indicative’ imply the network does not have a clear geographical layout?

It is unclear from the map what routes are for ecological movements versus those for sustainable transport like walking or cycle routes.