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Support

Land North of Cherry Hinton SPD

Representation ID: 31686

Received: 16/08/2017

Respondent: AMEC FOSTER WHEELER E&I UK (on behalf of National Grid)

Representation Summary:

We have reviewed the above consultation document and can confirm that National Grid has no comments to make in response to this consultation.

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SUBMISSION ON BEHALF OF NATIONAL GRID
National Grid has appointed Amec Foster Wheeler to review and respond to development plan consultations on its behalf.

We have reviewed the above consultation document and can confirm that National Grid has no comments to make in response to this consultation.
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Support

Land North of Cherry Hinton SPD

Representation ID: 31774

Received: 02/10/2017

Respondent: Cambridge Past, Present & Future

Representation Summary:

Cambridge Past, Present & Future have participated in both community consultations held to inform the drafting of the SPD for the Land north of Cherry Hinton site (LNCH). We welcome the ongoing consultation to help inform the development of this site and the draft SPD as a mechanism for providing a framework for future applications and proposals. Whilst the site has been considered appropriate for future development, it is not without its constraints, which are highlighted in the draft SPD.

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Cambridge Past, Present & Future have participated in both community consultations held to inform the drafting of the SPD for the Land north of Cherry Hinton site (LNCH). We welcome the ongoing consultation to help inform the development of this site and the draft SPD as a mechanism for providing a framework for future applications and proposals. Whilst the site has been considered appropriate for future development, it is not without its constraints, which are highlighted in the draft SPD.

Support

Land North of Cherry Hinton SPD

Representation ID: 31806

Received: 29/09/2017

Respondent: Endurance Estates Limited

Agent: Terence O'Rourke

Representation Summary:

We write to confirm the commitment that the landowners have for these exciting
proposals, as set out in the SPD. The landowners are keen to evidence their enthusiasm for this important residential-led mixed-use neighbourhood, by contributing to the SPD process and fully supporting the Land North of Cherry Hinton SPD as currently drafted.

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Planning Policy
Cambridge City Council
PO Box 700
Cambridge
CB1 OJH
Via email: policysurveys@cambridge.gov.uk
29 September 2017
Our Reference: 234603/HRPR
Dear Sir/Madam,

Reference: Draft Land North of Cherry Hinton SPD, Cambridge

On behalf of landowners Marshall Group Properties and Endurance Estates (acting on
behalf of the White family), we are writing in relation to the Draft Land North of Cherry Hinton SPD, for which consultation commenced on 7th August for 8 weeks. Land North of Cherry Hinton is allocated for development in the Cambridge East Area Action Plan. The site is also proposed for allocation in the emerging Local Plans for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. The SPD supports delivery of the emerging allocation. The SPD also builds on the extensive suite of evidence submitted by the landowners in support of the proposed allocation.

We write to confirm the commitment that the landowners have for these exciting
proposals, as set out in the SPD. The landowners are keen to evidence their enthusiasm for this important residential-led mixed-use neighbourhood, by contributing to the SPD process and fully supporting the Land North of Cherry Hinton SPD as currently drafted.

SPD's in general articulate and provide detailed guidance on the policies in the Local
Plan and form an important part of a process that ensures the delivery of a high quality development. The SPD sets out the aspirations for the Land North of Cherry Hinton area and objectives in terms of creating a local centre, providing market and affordable housing, employment, leisure and community facilities, and improved pedestrian and cycle connectivity, as well as guiding principles relating to landscape, biodiversity, water strategy and sustainability, which the landowners support.

We support the wording of the SPD, but also importantly, the flexibility included in certain parts of the SPD, at this stage of the proposals. We fully support the wording of paragraph 2.10, which acknowledges the importance of ensuring flexibility in relation to the function of the spine road, as to whether it provides a through-route to vehicular traffic or not. Whilst discussions with County, City and District councils will continue in respect to the precise nature of the spine road, there is no guarantee at this time that the function of the spine road will be agreed prior to submission of the application. Therefore, in the interests of good planning and the delivery of new homes and associated facilities to meet local needs, the flexible approach adopted in the draft SPD is entirely justified.

The vision for Land North of Cherry Hinton is that of a vibrant, high-quality and distinctive new neighbourhood of Cherry Hinton, reflecting and enhancing the special character of the surrounding area and establishing a new neighbourhood that will be an exciting place with a strong identity, which is supported by the landowners.

The proposed residential-led mixed use scheme will represent a considerable benefit to the local area, with high quality facilities that will be provided and made available to the residents and wider community.

While the primary purpose of the proposals is to provide much needed new market and affordable homes and community facilities to meet both the city and district council's needs, the project will also create many other planning benefits for the wider community. Much of the social infrastructure that is proposed will be accessible to the wider public (including schools, local centre, public open space) and transport connectivity will also create better connections for pedestrians and cyclists.

The housing proposed will also be of a high quality that will help contribute towards the important housing targets set for the City and District.

With the above in mind, we trust this letter of support and commitment from the
landowners helps support the adoption process and welcome further continued
engagement as the document progresses.
Yours sincerely,
Paul Rogers,
Technical Director
cc. Richard Oakley, Development Director, Marshall Group Properties Ltd
cc. Duncan Jenkins, Projects Director, Endurance Estates