Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area

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Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164982

Received: 30/06/2015

Respondent: Dr C Grant

Representation:

Importance of having common planning guidelines developed and then respected, so that conditions are not overturned or weakened later (as has happened in many developments).
Importance of recognising impact of development on existing infrastructure (drainage, sewage) and environment and ensuring overall capacities are adequate before development.
Importance of retaining station in its present location and maintaining the character of the parish as a rural community not an urban environment.

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I believe to ensure integration of any development in the Parish it is essential that common planning guidelines are developed and then respected so that Permissions awarded with conditions eg specific public space designation cannot be so changed that the original condition is removed.
Moreover capacity in infrastructure eg drainage, sewage etc needs to be in place before development is started. The village is a rural community and any development must not result in an urban suburb that destroys the environment and reduces biodiversity.

I believe the development of a Neighbourhood Plan is important to ensure appropriate development with necessary infrastructure, facilities being provided and maintained. The views of the existing community must be taken into account eg re not moving the railway station rather than just a developer's claim that a relocated station will be beneficial as that will not lead to local housing but commuter housing.

Object

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164983

Received: 02/07/2015

Respondent: Sustrans East of England

Representation:

The Neighbourhood area should be drawn wider, to recognise the importance of Waterbeach's services and its railway station to the surrounding area. It should include the core of Landbeach, IQ Park and areas on the eastern side of the River Cam within say 2 miles of Bottisham Lock and Clayhithe Bridge, ie areas within Horningsea and Lode civil parishes, whose parish councils should be represented in the development of a Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan

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I am writing on behalf of Sustrans, the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

Waterbeach is a large village which has a greater range of services than do neighbouring villages. The Neighbourhood Area should be drawn wider, to recognise the importance of Waterbeach's services and its railway station to the surrounding area. As well as most or all of Waterbeach Parish it should include the core of Landbeach, IQ Park and areas on the eastern side of the River Cam within say 2 miles of Bottisham Lock and Clayhithe Bridge, ie areas within Horningsea and Lode civil parishes, whose parish councils should be represented in the development of a Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan

Comment

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164984

Received: 07/07/2015

Respondent: Sport England

Representation:

National Planning Policy Framework identifies how planning plays important role in facilitating social interaction and creating healthy, inclusive communities. Encourages communities to become more physically active. Formal sport plays part -providing sports facilities vital. Means positive planning for sport, protection from unnecessary loss of sports facilities and planning for new sites.

Important Neighbourhood Plan reflects national policy for sport.

Sport England has role in protecting playing fields and presumption against their loss. Provides guidance on developing sport policy. Works with Local Authorities to ensure Local Plan policy has up to date evidence base. Neighbourhood Plan should reflect recommendations in Playing Pitch Strategy and any local investment opportunities are utilised to support delivery.

New sports facilities should be fit for purpose and designed using our design guidance notes.

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Planning Policy in the National Planning Policy Framework identifies how the planning system can play an important role in facilitating social interaction and creating healthy, inclusive communities. Encouraging communities to become more physically active through walking, cycling, informal recreation and formal sport plays an important part in this process and providing enough sports facilities of the right quality and type and in the right places is vital to achieving this aim. This means positive planning for sport, protection from unnecessary loss of sports facilities and an integrated approach to providing new housing and employment land and community facilities provision is important.

It is important therefore that the Neighbourhood Plan reflects national policy for sport as set out in the above document with particular reference to Pars 73 and 74 to ensure proposals comply with National Planning Policy. It is also important to be aware of Sport England's role in protecting playing fields and the presumption against the loss of playing fields (see link below), as set out in our national guide, 'A Sporting Future for the Playing Fields of England - Planning Policy Statement'.
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/planning-for-sport/development-management/planning-applications/playing-field-land/

Sport England provides guidance on developing policy for sport and further information can be found following the link below:
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/planning-for-sport/forward-planning/

Sport England works with Local Authorities to ensure Local Plan policy is underpinned by robust and up to date assessments and strategies for indoor and outdoor sports delivery. If local authorities have prepared a Playing Pitch Strategy or other indoor/outdoor sports strategy it will be important that the Neighbourhood Plan reflects the recommendations set out in that document and that any local investment opportunities, such as the Community Infrastructure Levy, are utilised to support the delivery of those recommendations.
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/planning-for-sport/planning-tools-and-guidance/

If new sports facilities are being proposed Sport England recommend you ensure such facilities are fit for purpose and designed in accordance with our design guidance notes.
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/tools-guidance/design-and-cost-guidance/

Comment

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164985

Received: 07/07/2015

Respondent: UK Power Networks

Representation:

No comments to make which would be material to the application.

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Thank you for notifying UK Power Networks of the application by Waterbeach Parish Council to designate the 'Waterbeach Neighbourhood Area' with a view to developing a Neighbourhood Plan.

As the incumbent electricity Distribution Network Operator we have no comments to make which would be material to the application.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164987

Received: 09/07/2015

Respondent: Mr Rob Green

Representation:

YES! I think the Waterbeach Neighbourhood plan is a GOOD idea.

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YES! I think the Waterbeach Neighbourhood plan is a GOOD idea.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164988

Received: 09/07/2015

Respondent: Dr Lauren brown

Representation:

As a resident of the Barracks area, I fully support the whole parish of Waterbeach being considered under the proposed neighbourhood plan.

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As a resident of the Barracks area, I fully support the whole parish of Waterbeach being considered under the proposed neighbourhood plan.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164989

Received: 09/07/2015

Respondent: Mrs Donna Smith

Representation:

I fully support this plan. Hopefully this will enable the village to have more of a voice especially regarding housing development.

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I fully support this plan. Hopefully this will enable the village to have more of a voice especially regarding housing development.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164990

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Mr Peter Johnson

Representation:

I fully support the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan application, the parish needs to be the whole of the parish not a fragmented section. We need to be able to be consulted regarding future planning applications and to have our say in deciding the future of Waterbeach.

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I fully support the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan application, the parish needs to be the whole of the parish not a fragmented section. We need to be able to be consulted regarding future planning applications and to have our say in deciding the future of Waterbeach.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164991

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Nigel seamarks

Representation:

Fully support local management of a local plan. The plan does need to consider sporting requirements, the Barracks site would be a fantastic location for Cambridgeshires First 50 meter swimming pool complex. The new Luton sporting complexis an ideal model and what Cambridge and its environs need.

The Waterbeach plan is a key local issue and local people should have a major input.

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Fully support local management of a local plan. The plan does need to consider sporting requirements, the Barracks site would be a fantastic location for Cambridgeshires First 50 meter swimming pool complex. The new Luton sporting complexis an ideal model and what Cambridge and its environs need.

The Waterbeach plan is a key local issue and local people should have a major input.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164992

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Mrs Sarah Bearpark

Representation:

I support WPC's application to include the whole of the Parish as the area for the Neighbourhood Plan. It is important for local residents to have as much say as possible over the planned development in the Parish.

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I support WPC's application to include the whole of the Parish as the area for the Neighbourhood Plan. It is important for local residents to have as much say as possible over the planned development in the Parish.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164993

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Mr Brian Williams

Representation:

It is important that we retain the current area of Waterbeach parish for our neighbourhood plan. Waterbeach parish has been the subject of intense activity by developers looking to cash in on the lack of a local plan and we have to protect ourselves from this unprecedented activity. Around 300 additional houses proposed in the Bannold area. Failing this we at least need to maximise the financial contribution of these developers towards local amenities.

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It is important that we retain the current area of Waterbeach parish for our neighbourhood plan. Waterbeach parish has been the subject of intense activity by developers looking to cash in on the lack of a local plan and we have to protect ourselves from this unprecedented activity. Around 300 additional houses proposed in the Bannold area. Failing this we at least need to maximise the financial contribution of these developers towards local amenities.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164994

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Ms Patricia Sullivan

Representation:

The residents should be able to put forward plans on issues such as transport that affect them directly and have some sort of legal protection for those plans.

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The residents should be able to put forward plans on issues such as transport that affect them directly and have some sort of legal protection for those plans.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164995

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Alan Ball

Representation:

I support this application without reservation. If this application succeeds consideration should be given by Waterbeah Parish Council to encouraging Landbeach Parish Council to take similar action so that Neighbourhood Plans can be devised for both sides of the A10

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I support this application without reservation. If this application succeeds consideration should be given by Waterbeah Parish Council to encouraging Landbeach Parish Council to take similar action so that Neighbourhood Plans can be devised for both sides of the A10

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164996

Received: 11/07/2015

Respondent: Mrs Dawn Fryer

Representation:

I feel that the local community needs a greater say in the developments that are being proposed and that it will help protect us from development for development sake( or just plain profit)

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I feel that the local community needs a greater say in the developments that are being proposed and that it will help protect us from development for development sake( or just plain profit)

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164997

Received: 12/07/2015

Respondent: Dr Robert A Badley

Representation:

The experience of Waterbeach during the recent drawing up of the plan to develop a massive housing estate on the old barracks leads a resident like myself to support any plan for giving a louder voice, however small, to the village. The treatment of the villagers' views and particularly their support for a significant housing development, NOW, on the brown field part of the barracks site was seriously irresponsible given the lack of houses, NOW, locally. I support the neighbourhood area as designated by Waterbeach Parish Council in their submission.

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The experience of Waterbeach during the recent drawing up of the plan to develop a massive housing estate on the old barracks leads a resident like myself to support any plan for giving a louder voice, however small, to the village. The treatment of the villagers' views and particularly their support for a significant housing development, NOW, on the brown field part of the barracks site was seriously irresponsible given the lack of houses, NOW, locally. I support the neighbourhood area as designated by Waterbeach Parish Council in their submission.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164998

Received: 12/07/2015

Respondent: Mr Maurice Leeke

Representation:

I wish to support the whole of Waterbeach parish as the area for the neighbourhood plan for Waterbeach.
In particular I would object to the exclusion of the area being considered for future development at the former barracks and adjoining land from the neighbourhood plan area.

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I wish to support the whole of Waterbeach parish as the area for the neighbourhood plan for Waterbeach.
In particular I would object to the exclusion of the area being considered for future development at the former barracks and adjoining land from the neighbourhood plan area.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 164999

Received: 13/07/2015

Respondent: Dr Jane Williamson

Representation:

Whilst the majority of the residents of the Parish of Waterbeach live in the village there are a number of other properties scattered throughout most of the area outlined on the application map,including the sizeable settlement at Chittering and a small cluster of properties near Denny Abbey. There are also a number of isolated properties. The residents of these properties are in the care of Waterbeach PC and need a voice when plans which affect the parish are being considered.

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Whilst the majority of the residents of the Parish of Waterbeach live in the village there are a number of other properties scattered throughout most of the area outlined on the application map,including the sizeable settlement at Chittering and a small cluster of properties near Denny Abbey. There are also a number of isolated properties. The residents of these properties are in the care of Waterbeach PC and need a voice when plans which affect the parish are being considered.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165000

Received: 09/07/2015

Respondent: Rev B J Macdonald-Milne

Representation:

I support the proposal that the whole of the area of Waterbeach Parish should be designated a Neighbourhood Area so that Waterbeach Parish Council may develop a Neighbourhood Plan.

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I write to inform you that I support the proposal that the whole of the area of Waterbeach Parish should be designated a Neighbourhood Area so that Waterbeach Parish Council may develop a Neighbourhood Plan.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165001

Received: 09/07/2015

Respondent: Mr & Ms D & J Groundsell & Holland

Representation:

Both my partner and I would like to register our support for the Waterbeach development plan.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165002

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Mrs Brenda Johnson

Representation:

I fully support the proposal for the Waterbeach plan.

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I fully support the proposal for the Waterbeach plan.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165003

Received: 13/07/2015

Respondent: Mr Ryan Bridger

Representation:

I support the neighbourhood development plan. I would like to see the character of Waterbeach protected. I would also like to see the land of the barracks used in a positive way for the village, in particular with some additional housing to replace the numbers of soldiers who lived on the barracks. Finally I would like to see the airfield made accessible, in particular to provide access to the Cambridge research park, which currently cannot be safely reached on a bicycle as the A10 does not have provision of a safe cycle route north of Denny End.

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I support the neighbourhood development plan. I would like to see the character of Waterbeach protected. I would also like to see the land of the barracks used in a positive way for the village, in particular with some additional housing to replace the numbers of soldiers who lived on the barracks. Finally I would like to see the airfield made accessible, in particular to provide access to the Cambridge research park, which currently cannot be safely reached on a bicycle as the A10 does not have provision of a safe cycle route north of Denny End.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165004

Received: 14/07/2015

Respondent: Mrs Myra Gaunt

Representation:

It is important that the problems of the A10 are addressed, and that we are fully involved in any process regarding the upgrading and improvements of this road.

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It is important that the problems of the A10 are addressed, and that we are fully involved in any process regarding the upgrading and improvements of this road.

Comment

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165005

Received: 09/07/2015

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

Historic England has no objection to this designation. The Neighbourhood Area incorporates a number of designated heritage assets and it will be important that the strategy for this area safeguards those elements contributing to the importance of these historic assets. This will assist in ensuring they can be enjoyed by future generations and make sure it is in line with national planning policy. We would wish to comment on a draft of the plan in due course.The historic buildings conservation officer at SCDC is best placed to assist the Parish in the development of their Neighbourhood Plan and advising them to consider how the strategy might address the area's heritage assets.

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Thank you for consulting Historic England on the application to designate Waterbeach a Neighbourhood Area. Please find attached the advice from Historic England on this matter.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165006

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Amy Turner

Representation:

The proposed neighbourhood area looks good to me.

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The proposed neighbourhood area looks good to me!

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165007

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: MRS NORMA MORAN

Representation:

I wish to register my support for the map accompanying the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan . It has an historical and a community logic in thinking about the area . There needs to be an overview of the locality.

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Dear Sir/Madam
I wish to register my support for the map accompanying the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan . It has an historical and a community logic in thinking about the area . There needs to be an overview of the locality .
Yours
Norma Moran

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165008

Received: 14/07/2015

Respondent: Mrs Alison Cook

Representation:

I have lived in the village of Waterbeach for the past fourteen years. I am concerned at the current level of proposed development. I have two issues affecting me personally (one of these being a developer trying to build on the woodland behind my house), and feel that it is appropriate that existing residents views are taken into account when decisions are made regarding the shaping of the village in the years to come.
I believe the Neighbourhood Area status will allow the parish council to have a greater influence in how the village holds onto its assets.

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I have lived in the village of Waterbeach for the past fourteen years. I am concerned at the current level of proposed development. I have two issues affecting me personally (one of these being a developer trying to build on the woodland behind my house), and feel that it is appropriate that existing residents views are taken into account when decisions are made regarding the shaping of the village in the years to come.
I believe the Neighbourhood Area status will allow the parish council to have a greater influence in how the village holds onto its assets.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165009

Received: 10/07/2015

Respondent: Caroline Ward

Representation:

I am emailing you to show support of the Waterbeach parish council application to be a neighbourhood development area.

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Hi Jo, I am emailing you to show support of the Waterbeach parish council application to be a neighbourhood development area.
If I need to complete a form please can you let me know. I've looked on the website but it is not clear what we have to do. Many thanks, Caroline ward.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165010

Received: 15/07/2015

Respondent: mr andrew ellwood

Representation:

Anything to take representation away from Ivory Towers must be supported. Decisions by people divorced from core actions will never be deemed to be comfortable or deliver equality. Developments which are considered beneficial to one's environment need to be decided by local support.

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Anything to take representation away from Ivory Towers must be supported. Decisions by people divorced from core actions will never be deemed to be comfortable or deliver equality. Developments which are considered beneficial to one's environment need to be decided by local support.

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165011

Received: 16/07/2015

Respondent: Mr and Mrs G Strange

Representation:

We agree with the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan.



Mrs. Linda Strange
Mr. Geoffrey Strange

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We agree with the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan.



Mrs. Linda Strange
Mr. Geoffrey Strange

Support

Waterbeach - Designation of Neighbourhood Area - June 2015

Representation ID: 165012

Received: 16/07/2015

Respondent: Mrs Rebecca Flood

Representation:

I support the proposed area for the Neighbourhood Plan because it covers the parish as a whole and in doing so will enable a shared vision to come forward which includes the future development of the barracks site which sits within the centre of the parish. I do not think that any of the areas within the Parish, due to their proximity to one another, can be considered in isolation. A joint strategy is required to ensure that the future growth of the Parish is done strategically and benefits all residents both current and future.

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I support the proposed area for the Neighbourhood Plan because it covers the parish as a whole and in doing so will enable a shared vision to come forward which includes the future development of the barracks site which sits within the centre of the parish. I do not think that any of the areas within the Parish, due to their proximity to one another, can be considered in isolation. A joint strategy is required to ensure that the future growth of the Parish is done strategically and benefits all residents both current and future.