Appendix D: Evidence of Windfalls

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Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five Year Housing Land Supply - Main Document

Representation ID: 168474

Received: 11/10/2019

Respondent: Southern & Regional Developments

Agent: Claremont Planning Consultancy Ltd

Representation Summary:

It is appropriate to separate the windfall assessment between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire given the significant difference between their urban nature and rural characteristics. Support is given to the exclusion of garden land from the windfall allowance calculations.

It is considered that the historic assumptions should not be applied to the new windfall figures without compelling evidence that these will realistically be achieved in the future. The figures for both Cambridge City and especially South Cambridge appear overly optimistic.

In regard to rural exception sites, the Council have an allowance for these sites within their windfall allowance. It is considered that a better mechanism for delivery of Rural Exception sites should be to plan them as part of the allocation process (or specifically within Neighbourhood Plans) to provide certainty rather than relying on them coming forward as windfall development.