Question 2. Please submit any sites for employment and housing you wish to suggest for allocation in the Local Plan. Provide as much information and supporting evidence as possible.
Mixed housing and employment with supporting facilities and open space
The site can provide employment floorspace to support the future growth of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The site can also provide new homes to meet local housing need and community facilities and open space to support a new community.
Circa 436,000 sqm of employment floorspace and circa 5,000 residential units.
All constraints capable of mitigation.
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Existing vehicular access from Addenbrookes Road. New vehicular access proposed from A1301 Cambridge Road, Babraham Road and Dame Mary Archer Way.
The site has varied topography. This will be addressed through the appropriate siting of development to respect areas of sensitivity.
Parts of the site are affected by fluvial flood risk. The site contains one small Local Nature Reserve, two Scheduled Ancient Monuments and one Grade II Listed monument. These areas will not be subject to development.
Additional utilities capacity will be required to accommodate development. The site has access to or potential access to key utilities.
The northeastern corner of the site is crossed by a Local High Pressure gas main route.
The site is not subject to any constraint that would require remediation prior to development, and has full support from landowners.
Employment floorspace takeup rates at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and low R&D floorspace vacancy rates in Cambridge indicate that there is high market demand for floorspace provision of this type. There is also an identified specific need for the provision of new homes for the employees of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
2027 - 2029
2042 - 2044
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