A raised table at the junction of Burgoynes Road and Clay Close Lane is proposed to slow all traffic approaching this junction.
Highway improvements works that are considered appropriate to the scale of development
are proposed. It is considered unreasonable that this development should seek to resolve
all existing highway issues within the vicinity of the site, some of which is likely to require
3rd party land, that is not within control of the County Council and is not deliverable.
Once submitted the application will be assessed by Cambridgeshire County Council’s
Highway Team to consider the highway matters associated with the development.
A Flood Risk Assessment and a drainage strategy have been prepared to support the
Outline Planning application. These demonstrate that residential development can be
delivered on the site and strategies can be implemented to facilitate this.
The illustrative masterplan shows a large attenuation basin that will collect the water, this
will then be discharged into the existing drainage network at greenfield run off rates.
Once submitted the application will be assessed by the Council’s Flood Risk and Drainage
officers to ensure that a robust drainage strategy can be implemented on the site.
The community park will be delivered in its entirety by Flagship as part of the scheme. The
community park will then be gifted to the Parish Council to manage.
Flagship is a social housing provider that does not specialise in the delivery of commercial
premises. No local shops are proposed as part of this development.
Some highway improvements to the Milton Road are proposed which relate to the
proposed development. It is not within the gift of this development to deliver extensive road
widening or upgrade works.
Flagship will be delivering the community park in its entirety. The provision of new homes
will help enable the delivery of the community park.
The Community Park is proposed for the existing residents of Histon and Impington. The
design and size of the community park, ensures that it will not become a destination for
residents living in neighbouring villages or Cambridge.
The 2018 proposal included a number of facilities that could not be funded by the proposed
development such as a community building and 3G football pitch with flood lighting. The
proposed Community Park will be much more naturalistic. The community park will be
designed with the Parish Council to ensure that any maintenance responsibilities are keep
to a minimum to ensure the operational costs are kept as low as possible.
The current drainage strategy seeks to discharge excess water into the ditch that runs
adjacent to the northern side of Milton Road. A financial contribution would be secured by
the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) to undertake any maintenance costs.
The scheme seeks to deliver 50% of all the homes on the site as affordable, both
affordable rent and intermediate (shared ownership) products.
Any future scheme will seek to secure a secure by design accreditation which seeks to
design developments in a way, so they are less susceptible to crime.
The water supplies to the new home will be provided by Cambridge Water, they are
responsible for the water infrastructure within and around the site and they will need to
ensure they maintain a suitable water pressure for existing and future residents.
The current drainage strategy seeks to discharge to the ditch to the northern side of Milton
The drainage strategy and Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) demonstrate that the
development can be delivered with the risk of flooding adequately mitigated. This will be
achieved through the incorporation of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), which will
ensure that surface water discharges from the site at greenfield run-off rates, taking
account of 1 in 100 year storm events and climate change allowance. The Flood Risk
Assessment (FRA) and drainage strategy will accompany the planning application.
Sufficient car parking provision will be provided within any future reserved matters planning
application in accordance with South Cambridgeshire District Council’s adopted parking
Histon and Impington have a significant deficit of affordable housing. 50% of the homes in
this scheme will be affordable which seeks to help meet this demand.