Supporting Documents to Draft Bourn Airfield SPD

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Supporting Documents to Draft Bourn Airfield SPD

Draft Bourn Airfield SPD Equality Impact Assessment

Representation ID: 168050

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: Knapwell Parish Meeting

Representation Summary:

Knapwell residents have responded to previous consultations concerning Bourn Airfield, and the Local Development Plan, to highlight a range of concerns but do not see any evidence of their voice being acknowledged in any of the subsequent consultation summary reports or the draft SPD. As a result, they feel that obligation B4 of the Equality Impact Assessment has not been adequately met by Planning Policy Team and wish to offer the opportunity to engage and rectify this prior to publication of the final SPD.

With the Local Plan approved and Bourn Airfield development progressing, residents wish to assist the development team in meeting their statutory obligations by constructively focussing on a number of explicit concerns. We wish to work in partnership with the development team to minimise the negative external impact on local historic local communities and specifically the historic rural and residential nature of Knapwell, which, due to the further development of the Boxworth services A14 junction will be exposed to high levels of infrastructure damage, community impact and dangers if, [through neglect to anticipate and address it appropriately], it is perceived to be the direct route to and from the A14 for 35000 multi-car owning households at Bourn airfield.

Knapwell residents were heartened to see clear acknowledgement in the draft SPD of the likely impact of traffic resulting from 3500 homes on the character of the Broadway, and to Bourn village - a constructive finding. They are however, frustrated to see that, despite raising concerns in previous consultations, there is no acknowledgement of Knapwell being directly affected by every negative impact that has been highlighted in the draft SPD on Bourn, and the Bourn Broadway.

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Supporting Documents to Draft Bourn Airfield SPD

Draft Bourn Airfield SPD Screening Report

Representation ID: 168298

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: Knapwell Parish Meeting

Representation Summary:

SA/ HRA SCREENING REPORT

Nature Reserve, Wildlife Trust managed Overhall Grove is a designated SSSI, and recognised Ancient Woodland. Conservation Area. Village contains the RSPB's own national farm. Protected verges due to a range of extremely rare flora, including Sulphur Clover. These are not referenced in the Sustainability and Habitats Appraisal, which requires further investigation. Request explicit reference in SPD to correct this oversight, with recognition that as such, specific measures are put in place to actively manage traffic volume in this sensitive Parish ecosystem.

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