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Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Chapter 5 POLICIES / Essential Character Policies HIM01-05

Representation ID: 168183

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Chivers Farms Ltd

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Policy HIM03 Size, Scale and Location of New Housing

Chivers Farms Limited previously submitted initial Masterplan Delivery and Vision Document(MDVD) as part of earlier consultation of NP.
MDVD would help deliver development principles and aspirations identified in Policy HM02. Site outside development framework in the green belt.
Sets out aims of MDVD
Site provides 50 new dwellings including affordable/ 30dph.
Use existing site accesses
Green links to encourage ecological corridors and to increase biodiversity.
Create new public open spaces and areas of play
Sustainable location
Sensitive extension within tree belt east of Impington
Considers existing pattern of development and local context
Provides a pedestrian and cycle link, enhances connectivity to the village
New primary school provision approved - can provide for proposed housing.

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Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Chapter 5 POLICIES / Vibrant Community Policies HIM10 - 14

Representation ID: 168184

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Chivers Farms Ltd

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Policy HIM13 Important Natural Habitats in Histon and Impington

The policy requires current amenity and biodiversity value to be maintained and enhanced. Chivers Farms Limited is supportive of this policy and would be willing to discuss with the Parish Council opportunities to contribute to this. The proposed site detailed in the MDVD (enclosed) could incorporate green links across the site to encourage ecological corridors, helping to increase bio-diversity.

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Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Chapter 5 POLICIES / Getting around Policy HIM15 / Safe, secure and successful Policies HIM16-17

Representation ID: 168185

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Chivers Farms Ltd

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Policy HIM15 Walking and Cycling Routes

Chivers Farms Limited is supportive of improving and maintaining walking and cycling links within the village. Page 32 of MDVD seeks a proposed pedestrian and cycle link through our client's land to connect with village's existing footpath/cycle network maximising opportunities for convenient nonvehicular access and providing easy and safe routes to Impington village centre. The client would welcome opportunity to discuss improving connectivity links within village.

Chivers Farms Limited supports principle of enhancing walking and cycling routes for wider
community. Proposed walking and cycling route shown in MDVD, seeks to provide good
permeability and connectivity to and from village of Impington for proposed and existing residents to access open space, amenity and play spaces. This in turn would contribute to maintaining a strong sense of community and ensuring there are safe and sustainable modes of transport. Chivers farms Limited is willing to look at this further with the Parish Council.

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Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Chapter 5 POLICIES / Getting around Policy HIM15 / Safe, secure and successful Policies HIM16-17

Representation ID: 168186

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Chivers Farms Ltd

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Policy HIM16 A14 Mitigation Sites

Our client would welcome the opportunity to discuss with the Parish Council the delivery of appropriate mitigation measures and recognises the contribution that green infrastructure and vegetation in the southern part of the plan area plays in mitigating the adverse impact of the A14 on the village.

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Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Chapter 5 POLICIES / Housing for all Policies HIM18-19

Representation ID: 168187

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Chivers Farms Ltd

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Policy HIM18 Meeting Local Needs - Housing Mix

Our client is supportive of policy HIM18 and would be willing to discuss with Parish Council, at an early stage, a housing mix for proposed site which reflects local needs of existing community whilst responding adequately to challenges and opportunities of different components of community. This could include a mix of dwellings to respond to an ageing population and different types of affordable housing. Our client is willing to discuss different types of affordable housing with the Council on this site and an alternative site.

We acknowledge that the Parish Council has included a need for self-build opportunities. Our client could provide this type of housing and other specialist housing on land at 49 Cambridge Road - plan enclosed.

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