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Policy 1: A comprehensive approach at North East Cambridge

Representation ID: 53408

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

inappropriate post- Brexit and during pandemic
different working practices – too much commercial and retail space
James Palmer quote – Rethinking Cities – keep green spaces
moving WWTP to Green Belt to make way for development
size and density – denser than London , higher than Uni Library
phasing is 2030 – 2035 – when WWTP moves in two years its site will be derelict and open to crime and drug abuse
every sections lacks detail – transport, water use, restrictions on building heights, health care, sport and nursery provision
claim that Milton Road will not be affected but 4000 cars for residents and more for commercial and retail

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inappropriate post- Brexit and during pandemic
different working practices – too much commercial and retail space
James Palmer quote – Rethinking Cities – keep green spaces
moving WWTP to Green Belt to make way for development
size and density – denser than London , higher than Uni Library
phasing is 2030 – 2035 – when WWTP moves in two years its site will be derelict and open to crime and drug abuse
every sections lacks detail – transport, water use, restrictions on building heights, health care, sport and nursery provision
claim that Milton Road will not be affected but 4000 cars for residents and more for commercial and retail

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Policy 2: Designing for the climate emergency

Representation ID: 53409

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Does net zero carbon by 2050 include the carbon produced by construction of new WWTP, removal and decontamination of current plant?
Insufficient detail on 15% water reduction use; nothing on rainwater capture, greywater recycling.
Can Cambridgeshire’s aquifers support an additional 3.2million litres demand per year? Site-wide 80 litres per home per day not in line with national policy.
Ventilation in high rises needs to include heat exchange system, e.g. air to water, to reduce carbon for heat production.
How can there be green roofs and solar panels?

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Does net zero carbon by 2050 include the carbon produced by construction of new WWTP, removal and decontamination of current plant?
Insufficient detail on 15% water reduction use; nothing on rainwater capture, greywater recycling.
Can Cambridgeshire’s aquifers support an additional 3.2million litres demand per year? Site-wide 80 litres per home per day not in line with national policy.
Ventilation in high rises needs to include heat exchange system, e.g. air to water, to reduce carbon for heat production.
How can there be green roofs and solar panels?

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Policy 5: Biodiversity and Net Gain

Representation ID: 53413

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Can biodiversity net gain be achieved after loss of biodiversity at the new WWTP site?
How will Cowley Road Hedgerow be protected during the WWTP decommissioning and decontamination?
The biodiversity net gain (or loss) metric will only be identified once the mitigation measure has been implemented; this will be too late.
To instigate the Biodiversity Checklist, will an Environment Impact Assessment be part of every individual Planning Application for individual parts of each “Centre”?

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Can biodiversity net gain be achieved after loss of biodiversity at the new WWTP site?
How will Cowley Road Hedgerow be protected during the WWTP decommissioning and decontamination?
The biodiversity net gain (or loss) metric will only be identified once the mitigation measure has been implemented; this will be too late.
To instigate the Biodiversity Checklist, will an Environment Impact Assessment be part of every individual Planning Application for individual parts of each “Centre”?

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Policy 6a: Distinctive design for North East Cambridge

Representation ID: 53422

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Totally inappropriate – will detract from beauty of Cambridge and surrounding flat fenland landscape
What guarantees are there that all developers will not opt for 13 storey, high density to maximise profit?
Variance from Local Plan – why this variance is important enough to be allowed is not explained.
Highest density and thereby highest buildings congregated at one site (Cowley Road) leading to lack of “community”

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Totally inappropriate – will detract from beauty of Cambridge and surrounding flat fenland landscape
What guarantees are there that all developers will not opt for 13 storey, high density to maximise profit?
Variance from Local Plan – why this variance is important enough to be allowed is not explained.
Highest density and thereby highest buildings congregated at one site (Cowley Road) leading to lack of “community”

Comment

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Policy 6b: Design of mixed-use buildings

Representation ID: 53423

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Totally inappropriate – will detract from beauty of Cambridge and surrounding flat fenland landscape
What guarantees are there that all developers will not opt for 13 storey, high density to maximise profit?
Variance from Local Plan – why this variance is important enough to be allowed is not explained.
Highest density and thereby highest buildings congregated at one site (Cowley Road) leading to lack of “community”

Full text:

Totally inappropriate – will detract from beauty of Cambridge and surrounding flat fenland landscape
What guarantees are there that all developers will not opt for 13 storey, high density to maximise profit?
Variance from Local Plan – why this variance is important enough to be allowed is not explained.
Highest density and thereby highest buildings congregated at one site (Cowley Road) leading to lack of “community”

Comment

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Policy 8: Open spaces for recreation and sport

Representation ID: 53424

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

None of this at the expense of greenbelt land please

Full text:

None of this at the expense of greenbelt land please

Comment

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Policy 9: Density, heights, scale and massing

Representation ID: 53425

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Totally inappropriate – will detract from beauty of Cambridge and surrounding flat fenland landscape
What guarantees are there that all developers will not opt for 13 storey, high density to maximise profit?
Variance from Local Plan – why this variance is important enough to be allowed is not explained.
Highest density and thereby highest buildings congregated at one site (Cowley Road) leading to lack of “community”

Full text:

Totally inappropriate – will detract from beauty of Cambridge and surrounding flat fenland landscape
What guarantees are there that all developers will not opt for 13 storey, high density to maximise profit?
Variance from Local Plan – why this variance is important enough to be allowed is not explained.
Highest density and thereby highest buildings congregated at one site (Cowley Road) leading to lack of “community”

Comment

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Policy 10a: North East Cambridge Centres

Representation ID: 53427

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Three primary schools planned but no secondary school – children would have to travel.
Health care provision, nursery, sports provision are “pending further engagement with providers” – what guarantee they will fulfil and not be a drain on existing services?
Many facilities are not in the high density area (Cowley Road) – may lead to social isolation.

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Three primary schools planned but no secondary school – children would have to travel.
Health care provision, nursery, sports provision are “pending further engagement with providers” – what guarantee they will fulfil and not be a drain on existing services?
Many facilities are not in the high density area (Cowley Road) – may lead to social isolation.

Comment

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Policy 10e: Cowley Road Neighbourhood Centre

Representation ID: 53428

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Many facilities are not in the high density area (Cowley Road) – may lead to social isolation.

Full text:

Many facilities are not in the high density area (Cowley Road) – may lead to social isolation.

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Policy 12a: Business

Representation ID: 53429

Received: 03/10/2020

Respondent: Fen Ditton Village Society

Representation Summary:

Is so much commercial space necessary? More people are working from home.
Employers-allocated employee designated housing contrary to Cambridge LP policy 45.
If small start-up trade units, e.g. for repairs, woodworking etc, users will need vans – increasing need for parking spaces.
Is it appropriate to make all the build to rent homes Houses of Multi-occupancy (HMOs)?

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Is so much commercial space necessary? More people are working from home.
Employers-allocated employee designated housing contrary to Cambridge LP policy 45.
If small start-up trade units, e.g. for repairs, woodworking etc, users will need vans – increasing need for parking spaces.
Is it appropriate to make all the build to rent homes Houses of Multi-occupancy (HMOs)?

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