Bourn Airfield SPD
Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
What is the draft Bourn Airfield New Village SPD about?
The draft Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) relates to land located to the south of the A428 on the site of Bourn Airfield situated about 11km west of Cambridge City Centre. The site comprises a former WWII airfield, adjoining agricultural land and a partially occupied employment site.
The draft Bourn Airfield New Village SPD provides additional details and guidance relating to comprehensive development and delivery of the new village and the creation of a successful place.
About the consultation
The draft Bourn Airfield New Village SPD was approved for public consultation at the meeting of Cabinet on 5 June.
We carried out a six week consultation on the draft plan that ended on Monday 29 July 2019.
The draft Bourn Airfield New Village SPD has been consulted upon along with the following accompanying documents:
The Council also made available a Consultation Statement providing a record of consultation undertaken during the production stage of the SPD, prior to formal public consultation.
The comments received can be viewed on the online consultation system: https://scambs.jdi-consult.net/localplan/
Following consultation the representations received will be considered, and will be reported along with the SPD to Scrutiny and Overview Committee for consideration and Cabinet for decision, seeking agreement to adopt including any changes arising from this consultation.
Why has a Supplementary Planning Document been prepared for the Bourn Airfield New Village?
Bourn Airfield has been allocated in the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan (2018) for the development of a new village of approximately 3,500 homes, together with associated community facilities and infrastructure improvements.
Preparation of the Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is required by Local Plan Policy SS/7. The Bourn Airfield New Village SPD expands upon Local Plan Policy SS/7 and provides additional details and guidance relating to comprehensive development and delivery of the new village and the creation of a successful place.
As a major development site, it represents a significant opportunity to deliver an example of excellence in sustainable development and healthier living, which will make a significant contribution to the long-term development needs of the Cambridge area.
The draft SPD has been prepared following discussions with public sector stakeholders, local community representatives and landowners, to gather initial concerns, aspirations and ideas, and later to refine initial thinking about the vision, objectives and spatial framework.
Once adopted, the Bourn Airfield New Village SPD will become a significant material consideration in determining any planning applications for the development of the site.
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