North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 40: Should the AAP require 40% of housing to be affordable, including a mix of affordable housing tenures, subject to viability?

Representation ID: 33826

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

A matter for that landowner and the Council; but, the affordability of housing close to Cambridge Science Park [CSP] is an issue for CSP employees and is a contributor to the traffic congestion whereby people are forced to live further afield to be able to afford a home and then commute to CSP.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 41: Should an element of the affordable housing provision be targeted at essential local workers?

Representation ID: 33827

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

The greater success of the North East area will be achieved if people do live and work in the neighbourhood. Whether this needs to be allocated key worker housing is not yet clear, but the aspiration for what that seeks to achieve is supported.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 44: Should the AAP include PRS as a potential housing option as part of a wider housing mix across the North East Cambridge area?

Representation ID: 33828

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Yes. PRS has the ability to provide secure, high quality long-term rental properties that would give another choice for people to live within walking distance of Cambridge Science Park.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 50: Should the area provide for other forms of specialist housing, either on-site or through seeking contributions for off-site provision?

Representation ID: 33829

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

A deeper review is needed for what housing is required to support the local community and the current and future employees. Trinity College Cambridge would be keen to provide further information and facilitate more understanding of the housing needs of the Cambridge Science Park employees.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 55: Do you agree with the range of considerations that the AAP will need to have regard to in planning for new retail and town centre provision in the North East Cambridge area? Are there oth

Representation ID: 33830

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Yes, it is fundamental that there is a range of supporting facilities to create a place; a neighbourhood where people can enjoy to live and work.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 56: Should the Councils be proposing a more multi-dimensional interpretation of the role of a town centre or high street for the North East Cambridge area, where retail is a key but not solel

Representation ID: 33831

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

There should be a flexible policy basis to allow for the best solution to be provided at that time and not unduly restrict innovation.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 57: What community facilities are particularly needed in the North East Cambridge area?

Representation ID: 33832

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

This needs a deeper review, but clearly a range of supporting facilities are needed to create a place; a neighbourhood where people can enjoy to live and work.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 63: Do you support the approach to sustainable design and construction standards suggested for the AAP?

Representation ID: 33833

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

An aspirational sustainability agenda is supported so long as the policy framework does allow for bespoke solutions to allow occupier or development needs to be taken into account.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 64: Do you support the proposal for the AAP to be clear that review mechanisms should to be built into any planning permissions in order to reflect changes in policy regarding sustainable des

Representation ID: 33834

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

The development industry needs certainty, certainly at the point it embarks on attaining planning permission for a new development. It is not reasonable to have a policy position that could shift following the start of that design and planning process. Any advancing sustainable agenda should be clearly set against clear and transparent policy milestones.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 65: Do you support the plan requiring delivery of site wide approaches to issues such as energy and water, as well as the use of BREEAM Communities International Technical Standard at the mas

Representation ID: 33835

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Such matters can often be difficult to provide in practice for many technical or feasibility reasons; however, there should be an aspirational policy agenda around sustainability allowing for some flexibility to cater for individual developments and occupier requirements.

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