County Council Update: Northstowe Phase 3A and 3B Section 106 agreements

Published: 17 September 2021

Update from the COUNTY COUNCIL - with thanks to Cllr Firouz Thompson:

The Environment and Green Investment Committee was asked to approve the draft head of terms in the Northstowe Phase 3a and Phase 3b Section 106 agreements in their meeting on 16 September 2021.

We are pleased to confirm that these draft heads were unanimously agreed by the committee.

As concerns have been raised from local parish councils with reference to the flooding mitigation, I asked Cllr Lorna Dupre, Chair of the committee, to read out the following statement from me:

“The local Parish councils still have concerns about particular flood and draining issues and we would ask the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) to correspond with the local planning authority SCDC to ensure that these matters can be adequately resolved prior of the granting of the planning permission.”

The Chair then asked the officer to take the action away and keep the committee apprised on the issues and the ongoing discussions with the LLFA and the local planning authority SCDC.

Full report can be accessed on this link, it is item no. 4 on the agenda

The meeting can be viewed live and accessed thereafter on CCC’s YouTube from approx. 51mins to 1hr08mins (please note there were technical issues at the beginning)

You’ll have seen the tables in the report showing the draft heads of terms for Phase 3A and Phase 3B as follows.

Phase 3A: Two primary schools, Expansion at Northstowe Academy, SEN contribution, Post-16 contribution, Land for early years provision, Library payment, Heritage annexe payment, Community development payments

Phase 3B: One primary school, Expansion at Northstowe Academy, SEN contribution, Post-16 contribution, Library payment

For transport, the applicant has agreed contributions to the busway, greenway, multi-modal local interventions, and monitoring. Work is still being done on the Southern Access Road East and junction mitigation schemes.

Cllr Firouz Thompson, Cambridgeshire County Council

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