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.
The proposal seeks allocation for a mixed-use development including residential, community and employment uses along with public open space, a relief road and associated infrastructure.
The proposed development would deliver a range of benefits to Hardwick. The Site provides an unique opportunity to deliver new community, recreation and employment uses, alongside residential development which would support and enhance the offer of the village. The proposed development would re-balance the spatial form of Hardwick, re-enforcing the functional centre around the primary school as a focus for activity and community interaction. The Site could provide a new relief road, relieving congestion and enhancing connectivity to promote the use of sustainable modes of travel. The scheme would include a network of new public open spaces and green infrastructure, including play spaces and sports pitch provision.
circa 400-500 residential units, office and employment space The site could accommodate approximately 300-500 dwellings. It is in a sustainable location and close to Cambridge, with further improvements proposed as part of the Better Public Transport Project that will further enhance sustainability. The site could support employment use as part of a residential-led mixed-use scheme, but the balance of uses will become apparent as the planning strategy progresses.
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The Site would have new access points on St Neots Road, Cambridge Road and Main Street. The Site lies adjacent to the public highway so there are no landownership constraints on the creation of new access. The proposals envisage the provision of new road, pedestrian and cycle routes which will improve movement and accessibility within and around the village centre.
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The Site lies in Flood Zone 1 (low flood risk) and there are no known constraints in relation to drainage, contamination and biodiversity. Parts of the Site lie within or adjacent to the Hardwick Conservation Area and a careful consideration of local heritage assets will inform scheme design.
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The Site has access to all of the key utilities. As a greenfield site, new infrastructure will be provided as part of the development.
The Site is available and the landowner supports the proposed allocation.
The Site lies in a village with a good range of existing amenities, which the development would enhance. The village contains a Good-rated primary school. Hardwick lies in the catchment area of the Ofsted-rated Outstanding Cambourne Village College. Hardwick has excellent access to Cambridge and its range of jobs and services. There is strong demand for new homes in Hardwick. The Site would create an attractive place to live, work and play within the heart of Hardwick Village. Benefiting from excellent strategic transport links and promoting connectivity within the village, the development would promote the use of sustainable modes of travel by future occupiers.