Bourn Airfield SPD

Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

What is the Bourn Airfield New Village SPD about? 

The 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 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.

Adoption of the Bourn Airfield New Village SPD

A report considering the key comments raised during the six-week consultation and emerging officer responses to the SPD was considered by Scrutiny and Overview Committee on the 10 September. A full report with responses to all the issues raised in comments received, together with proposed amendments to the draft SPD, was considered by Cabinet on 2 October. Cabinet adopted the amended Bourn Airfield SPD. 

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 public exhibition can be read online by viewing the Bourn Airfield New Village SPD PDF.

The comments received can be viewed on the online consultation system.

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.

The Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared to assist in delivering the objectives as set out in Policy SS/7: Bourn Airfield New Village of the adopted Local Plan. 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. It does not include any new policies or site allocations. It provides guidance and advice on a range of environmental, social and economic planning issues related to the development of the new town and aims to assist in determining planning applications and to help interpret national policy and guidance and provides support to relevant local planning policies.

The SPD is a material planning consideration to the determination of planning applications for the site.

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