Fulbourn Neighbourhood Plan - submission version

Representation ID: 59360

Received: 17/01/2022

Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Representation Summary:

Policy FUL/10 Rural Exception Sites

Adopted Local Plan Policy H/11 already provides an up-to-date policy for the delivery of such schemes. We do not think that these criteria could be implemented without full justification.

Part 1d – This repeat what is already in Policy FUL/01 and FUL/04.

Part 2 – There would need to be clear justification of why this criterion should remain. The NPPF is clear that such exceptions should be allowed to ensure a housing scheme is viable. (NPPF 2021 paragraph 78). The Local Plan policy also is clear that allowing some market housing on rural exception sites on viability or deliverability grounds is acceptable. Our housing team has commented that on deliverability grounds it may be that a landowner may not release the land for affordable housing unless they are allowed market housing on the site.