West Wickham Neighbourhood Plan - submission version January 2022
Representation ID: 59421
Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council
Policy WWK/3 Heritage Assets
We suggest that the policy refers to preserve or enhance as is used in the NPPF.
Our historic environment team considers that the reference to non-designated assets should not limit the application of the policy to those identified on Policy Map 4. Other assets might be identified in the future and the policy would have greater strength if it left open the possibility of other buildings or features being considered to be NDHAs.
The justification for the NDHA’s identified would probably benefit from being still more robust. Some of the assets have been given explanations of their architectural or historic significance, but for others the comment is still only a statement of age and function.
Policy Map 4 – This identifies the non-designated heritage assets in the parish which are numbered. We consider that it may be helpful for future users of the plan if the key included a list of these assets.
The Roman Road is included in the policy, but it is not shown on Policy Map 4. The extent of the feature is shown in Policy Map 8- this could be referenced in this policy to help those not familiar with the ‘road’.