Policy S/EOC: Other existing allocations on the edge of Cambridge

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Figure 31: Map of other proposed allocations on the edge of Cambridge
Figure 31: Map of other proposed allocations on the edge of Cambridge

What will this policy do?

The policy will provide policy guidance for existing allocations on the edge of Cambridge.

Proposed policy direction

Continuing existing allocations

The following existing allocations are proposed to be carried forward into the new Local Plan. 

Housing

  • S/EOC/R43: Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road (Darwin Green) (pdf)
  • S/EOC/SS/2: Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road (Darwin Green 2/3) (pdf)
  • S/EOC/GB1: Land north of Worts’ Causeway (pdf)
  • S/EOC/GB2: Land south of Worts’ Causeway (pdf)
  • S/EOC/R42d: Bell School, Babraham Road (pdf)

Employment

  • S/EOC/E/3: Fulbourn Road East (pdf)
  • S/EOC/GB3 & GB4: Fulbourn Road, West 1 & 2 (pdf)

It is also proposed to continue the following Area of Major Change:

  • S/EOC/Policy 20: Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road Area of Major Change – we will consider expansion of this Area to include sites within South Cambridgeshire. (pdf)

Allocations not proposed to be carried forward

The following existing allocations have been or are being built out and are sufficiently advanced that they do not need a policy framework any longer, and are therefore not proposed to be carried forward:

Housing

  • R42a: Clay Farm, south of Long Road
  • R42b: Trumpington Meadows
  • R42c: Glebe Farm 1 & Glebe Farm 2

Why is this policy needed?

The adopted 2018 Local Plans allocate developments on the north west edge of Cambridge, referred to as Darwin Green.  The part of the site in Cambridge has outline planning permission, and some parcels have detailed planning permission or are under construction. The land in South Cambridgeshire has yet to gain planning permission. Given the site will still be coming forward when the new plan is adopted it is proposed to carry forward the allocations into the new plan.

Sites allocated North and South of Worts’ Causeway for 430 new homes have outline planning permission. The sites are likely to have been completed when the new plan is adopted, therefore the need for the allocations to be carried forward will be kept under review.

Land is allocated for business uses at Fulbourn Road on the eastern edge of Cambridge in both adopted plans. This is partly under construction, and there are proposals being considered for the remainder. The need for the allocations to be carried forward will be kept under review.

Existing allocations at Cambridge Southern Fringe, including Clay Farm, Glebe Farm, and Trumpington Meadows, are likely to be built out by the time the plan is adopted, therefore the existing plan policies will no longer be required. The new homes on the existing allocation at Bell School have been completed, however, the new student accommodation also included within this allocation has not yet been started. The need for the allocation at Bell School will be kept under review.

What consultation have we done on this issue?

There was no specific consultation on this issue in the First Conversation consultation.

What alternatives did we consider?

No Policy – Rejected as this would not provide a context for the future development of these sites whilst they are still being developed.

Supporting evidence studies and topic papers

  • Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Topic Paper 1: Strategy

Existing policies in adopted 2018 Local Plans

Cambridge Local Plan 2018

  • Policy 14: Areas of Major Change and Opportunity Areas – general principles
  • Policy 20: Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road Area of Major Change
  • R43: Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road
  • Policy 27: Site specific development opportunities
  • GB1: Land north of Worts’ Causeway
  • GB2: Land south of Worts’ Causeway
  • GB3 & GB4: Fulbourn Road, west 1 & 2
  • Policy 18: Southern Fringe Areas of Major Change
  • R42a: Clay Farm, south of Long Road
  • R42b: Trumpington Meadows
  • R42c: Glebe Farm 1 & Glebe Farm 2
  • R42d: Bell School, Babraham Road

South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018

  • Policy SS/2: Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road
  • Policy E/3: Fulbourn Road East

Cambridge Southern Fringe Area Action Plan 2008

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