Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document

Published: 19 June 2019

Please see the message from South Cambs about Bourn Airifeld.

South Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking views on the draft Bourn Airfield New Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) during a six-week period of consultation starting at 9am on 17 June 2019. The purpose of the SPD is to supplement and add further detail to the policies of the Local Plan and in particular Policy SS/7 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan which concerns Bourn Airfield New Village, and which was adopted in September 2018.

The draft Bourn Airfield New Village SPD relates to land located to the south of the A428 on the site of Bourn Airfield situated about 11km west of Cambridge City Centre. The site comprises a former WWII airfield, adjoining agricultural land and a partially occupied employment site. The SPD provides guidance about how the new village should be designed, developed and delivered. It has been prepared to guide a comprehensive approach to development and infrastructure across the whole site.

A number of technical documents accompany the SPD, including: a draft Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Report and an Equality Impact Assessment, on which we also seek comments. A final screening report will be produced when the adoption of the SPD is being considered, having regard to the response to consultation and all other relevant considerations as they may arise at that stage.

Make your views known either by filling in the online form on the Council’s website (, or alternatively by email or in writing using the Response Form, available to download on the website or from the District Council’s offices. The Council’s preferred way of receiving representations is in electronic form as it helps reduce use of resources and speeds up the management of the process. All comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 29 July 2019.

When the final adoption of the SPD is being considered, regard will be given to the responses to the consultation and all other relevant considerations. When the SPD is adopted it will be a material consideration when planning decisions are made for the site but will not form part of the Local Plan.

The Public Notice provides further information, including where the documents can be viewed and where exhibitions will be held, and is enclosed with this email.

Please contact the Planning Policy Team if you require any further assistance on or 01954 713183.