Linden Homes will be consulting with councillors, stakeholders and members of the local community about the draft masterplan for the site ahead of submitting the planning application.
The Public Consultation Event will be held on Thursday 6th October 2016 between 3pm and 7pm at The Pavilion, The Brook, Sutton, Cambs. Representatives from the development project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals and to answer any questions you may have. Formal feedback forms will be provided. There is no need to book as this is a drop-in event. Further information will shortly be available on Linden Homes website :- www.lindenhomes-sutton.com. (15.9.16)
The term ‘land north of The Brook’ refers to the land stretching from behind St Andrew’s Close across the back of The Orchards and Tower Road to the top of Mepal Road and the A142.
East Cambridgeshire District Council’s current local plan identifies part of this land for development of around 50 houses. It says that any planning application for housing on this site must show how it would fit in with any future plans for the rest of the site.
The District Council is revising its local plan. As part of this process it has invited landowners and others to suggest land suitable for more development. Linden Homes, representing the owners of land north of The Brook, has suggested to the District Council that the whole site be developed, with around 250 homes built there.
The District Council’s call for sites report (link here) provides details of all sites submitted by landowners.
The District Council has not yet made any decision on whether this suggestion, or any others, should be included in the next local plan. No planning application has (yet) been submitted for this land. Linden Homes have undertaken to consult further with residents of Sutton through the parish council before any planning application is submitted.
The Parish Council has considered the various sites submitted to the District Council by landowners and others for consideration for development. It has agreed that, of all the sites submitted in Sutton, land north of The Brook remains its preferred option.
The Neighbourhood Plan Working Party, established by the Parish Council, has also prioritised this site.
The Parish Council will engage with Linden Homes over the benefits to the community that could arise from development of this site. These include sports pitches and burial space, both needed in the village and supported by residents in the consultation over the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Parish Council and the District Council both receive money through the Community Infrastructure Levy from developments in the parish. The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge to help councils deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.
The District Council will be consulting on the next draft of its local plan, probably in November-December 2016. This is when residents will be able to comment on any sites proposed for development.
More information about the district council’s local plan process can be found on the Local Plan Review page.
Residents can keep up with further news about Linden Homes’ proposal by visiting this website page.