Decision details

Submitted South Cambridgeshire Local Plan: Bourn Airfield New Village - Policy SS/6

Decision Maker: Planning Portfolio Holder's Meeting

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council meeting on the 17th November 2016 decided to submit modifications to the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan examination Inspectors, to include a number of additional parcels of land within the Major Development Site for Bourn Airfield new village (Policy SS/6).  Council also resolved that the Planning Portfolio Holder give further consideration to the wording of section 7b of policy SS/6 Bourn Airfield New Village regarding the provision of a suitable buffer between the new village and Caldecote / Highfields on its eastern boundary and agree the wording to be submitted to the Inspectors.


The Planning Portfolio Holder agreed the revised wording of section 7b of Policy SS/6 as reported to Council on the 17 November in the supplementary report entitled ‘supplement in response to the Planning Portfolio Holder’s recommendation to Council’ read as follows, with new text highlighted:


“Provide sStrategic landscaping within and beyond the Major Development Area Site to deliver a high quality landscaped setting around the boundary of the settlement to avoid it appearing as part of a ribbon of urban development south of the A428, to maintain the rural nature of the Broadway and ensure separation from Cambourne, and to ensure countryside separation from Caldecote / Highfields and Bourn. The strategic landscaping along the eastern boundary of the Strategic Site south of the existing employment area will include a substantial and continuous woodland belt, including land within the Major Development Site”.

Publication date: 13/12/2016

Date of decision: 13/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2016 - Planning Portfolio Holder's Meeting

Effective from: 22/12/2016

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