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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 2: Is the proposed boundary the most appropriate one for the AAP?

Representation ID: 33551

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

We are generally supportive of the proposed boundary for the AAP area. However, land in close proximity should be included to provide relocation opportunities for existing established businesses within the area.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 3: In this chapter have we correctly identified the physical characteristics of the North East Cambridge area and its surroundings?

Representation ID: 33552

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Generally yes, however it would be beneficial for additional information to be provided regarding environmental constraints associated with Ridgeon's Nuffield Road operations e.g. noise, air quality, odour.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 4: Have we identified all relevant constraints present on, or affecting, the North East Cambridge area?

Representation ID: 33553

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Consideration not given to existing uses of Nuffield Rd industrial estate.
*Noise and air quality may pose significant constraint to developing surrounding area.
*Future residential use would not be compatible.
*There are commercial reasons for Ridgeons to be on Nuffield Road.
*If existing industrial uses were to be located consider inclusion of sites on edge of proposed NEC as close proximity of Cambridge needed.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 5: Do you agree with the proposed Vision for the future of the North East Cambridge area? If not, what might you change?

Representation ID: 33554

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Yes, the proposed vision is generally supported.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 6: Do you agree with the overarching Objectives? If not, what might you change?

Representation ID: 33555

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Yes generally, however careful consideration needs to be given to existing established businesses within the area such as Ridgeons.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 7: Do you support the overall approach shown in the Indicative Concept Plan? Do you have any comments or suggestions to make?

Representation ID: 33556

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

We do not support the residential-led mixed use allocation for the Nuffield Road Industrial Estate and Trinity Hall Farm Industrial Estate area unless Ridgeons store is able to relocate to a satisfactory alternative. The existing Ridgeons use is not compatible with a residential use, due to environmental constraints such as noise and air quality. Unless a viable relocation site is found, the vision and concept plan should be modified to enable Ridgeons to remain on site. Potential relocation to the north east corner of the site might be broadly supported. It is considered that the area would also constitute a suitable location for employment intensification.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 8: Do you agree that outside of the existing business areas, the eastern part of the North East Cambridge AAP area (i.e. the area east of Milton Road) should provide a higher density mixed us

Representation ID: 33557

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Outside of the existing business areas, we are generally supportive of the initial development intentions for the area east of Milton Road. However, careful consideration needs to be given to the needs and requirements of the existing businesses present within this area. This includes the Nuffield Road Industrial Estate and Ridgeons who if not relocated to both a suitable and viable site would be a constraint to the future residential led redevelopment of the area. No information has been provided on the relocation of the existing industrial uses. As outlined above, these businesses are important to the functioning of Cambridge and need to be conveniently located.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 9: Should Nuffield Road Industrial Estate be redeveloped for residential mixed use development?

Representation ID: 33558

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

*Existing industrial uses including Ridgeons would need to be relocated.
*Not desirable to locate residential use in close proximity to these existing Industrial uses there would be a clear conflict.
*Ridgeons market is Cambridge City and needs an accessible location in the City.
*Relocation to the north east corner of the site could be broadly supported if further information on the viability of this were provided.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 11: Are there any particular land uses that should be accommodated in the North East Cambridge area?

Representation ID: 33559

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

The AAP provides a significant opportunity to create thousands of new homes in a highly sustainable location. However, careful consideration needs to be given to the needs and requirements of the existing business within the Nuffield Road Industrial Estate as these are of paramount importance to the continued growth of the Cambridge sub region. Ridgeons is an established Cambridge business that needs to be located in close proximity to Cambridge. These industrial uses need to be considered at the outset and if they are to be relocated, any future site needs to be conveniently located and represent a viable alternative.

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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Question 16: Should the AAP include any or a combination of the options below to improve pedestrian and cycling connectivity through the site and to the surrounding area?

Representation ID: 33560

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

The options to improve connectivity between Cowley Road and Nuffield Road are supported and this will ensure safe and convenient travel through the wider site ensuring coordinated development.

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