Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield: Your guide to the Outline Planning Application

Following the submission of plans to develop a new community on brownfield land at Waterbeach Barracks, Urban&Civic has produced a Guide to the Outline Planning Application that provides a summary of the proposals, how they have been informed by local engagement and next steps.

Rebecca Britton, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic, said: “An application of this scale consists of many large and complex documents. We hope this Guide provides a useful summary of the key points being applied for; pointers to key documents that might be of interest; and to how the planning process will progress over the next few months and years. We hope this will ensure people can continue to shape the development coming forward through the consultation and determination period, to ensure we make best use of this important publicly owned brownfield site.”

As part of the local consultation, South Cambridgeshire District Council is holding public exhibitions for people to find out more, ask questions and share their views. These are being held at St John’s Church Hall, Station Road, Waterbeach, CB25 9HL:

  • Saturday, 18 March – 10am to 2pm
  • Thursday, 23 March – 3pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday, 29 March – 3pm to 6pm

Click here to download the Guide to the Outline Planning Application, which includes information on:

  • The site’s location, key features and how it fits as part of a ‘strategic site’ identified for development in South Cambridgeshire’s draft Local Plan.
  • What an Outline Planning Application is, how the proposals have been informed through on-going engagement and consultation and a summary of the proposals.
  • A list of formal and supporting information that form the Outline Planning Application and the Parameter Plan.
  • Community facilities such as schools, childcare, health service, a library and leisure/recreation facilities.
  • Core principles for the new houses – developing communities, settings, culture and connections to create homes.
  • Transport infrastructure and delivery to ensure a sustainable and connected development – including strategic A10 transport investment and early investment in infrastructure.
  • Green corridors, habitat creation and open and landscaped areas such as parks, play areas, playing fields, woodlands, allotments and orchards – as well as opening up access to the lake.
  • Employment space for offices, research and development and light industrial uses – as well as commercial uses such as hotel, retail and leisure/commercial uses – to support the continued growth of the local economy.
  • Heritage and how the historic uses and legacy of the site will be respected and reflected in the new development.
  • The next steps: consultation and determination; conditions and obligations; phasing development; design, delivery and review; delivering co-ordinated and comprehensive development.

Click here to view the full Outline Planning Application.

For a hard copy of the Guide, additional information or a tour of the site, please contact Rebecca Britton at Urban&Civic on 01480 413141 or email rbritton@urbanandcivic.com