Bourn Airfield 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 World War 2 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
We adopted the Bourn Airfield New Village SPD on 2 October 2019. The SPD supplements Policy SS/7 of the Local Plan and is a material consideration in determining planning applications for the new village.
The adopted SPD takes into consideration comments received during a 6-week period of public consultation undertaken in June - July 2019. The Statement of Consultation [DOCX, 0.2MB] includes a summary of comments and our responses.
- Bourn Airfield New Village SPD
- Adoption Statement [PDF, 81Kb]
- Statement of Consultation [DOCX, 0.2MB]
- Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Screening Report [PDF, 1MB]
- Equality Impact Assessment [PDF, 0.2MB]
The comments received to the Draft SPD 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.