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Our Outline Planning Application

Welcome to this repository for documents relating to the planning process for the proposed park for AgriTech at Hinxton, ARC. We have published, on this website, all communications since the formation of SmithsonHill and the first meeting with parish councillors in November 2015.

 

INTRODUCTION

Formed in 2015, SmithsonHill is a joint venture between local farmers Russell Smith Farms and Hill Commercial Investments. Russell Smith Farms is a large-scale food producer and one of the early members of Agri-Tech East. Hill Group has a proven track record in property and land development.

Our partnership was established to facilitate initiatives that will create hubs for ground- breaking discoveries – bringing together and encouraging interaction and the exchange of knowledge.

Our vision is:

‘To create a globally significant park for AgriTech that hosts a vibrant community of commercial companies to address agricultural productivity and sustainability challenges.’

Our research, undertaken by AgriTech specialists Collison and Associates, confirmed a recognised need for investment in and space for companies developing and testing advancements in agriculture and food commercially; what is known as ‘near to market commercialisation’.

In November 2015 we began to engage and consult with local stakeholders with a view to submission of an application for planning permission.

The proposed park for AgriTech will be set in a high quality parkland environment, with tree lined avenues, footpaths, open spaces and informal recreation areas and facilities, open to the local community. Existing agricultural fields adjacent to the park will be used for crop trials and demonstration plots.

As you will see in our plans, we have taken great care to ensure the needs and views of all residents and stakeholders are taken into account through our infrastructure led approach with significant investment in highways and utility infrastructure incorporated as part of the proposals, including:

  • New bus / cycle interchange on land to the east of Whittlesford Parkway
  • New foot / cycle / equestrian bridge over the A505 / A1301
  • New multi-user connections towards Hinxton, Whittlesford Parkway and Sawston
  • New foot / cycle / equestrian bridge over the River Cam
  • New footway and pedestrian bridge along Station Road East
  • New signalised crossings (toucan / Pegasus) on A1301 at Hinxton and Sawston
  • Highway improvements including to the A1301 / A505 ‘McDonald’s roundabout
  • New primary electricity substation

 

In the section below you can view the material submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council in relation to our outline planning application.  There are 144 documents in total, some up to 20Mb in size. For your convenience you can also find an Executive Summary here.

OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION (NOVEMBER 2017)

An outline planning application was submitted to the local planning authority, South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC), in November 2017.  The application number associated with the application is S/4099/17/OL. The documents are also available to view / download below.

Covering letter

171120 235701B Hinxton Cover Letter PDF FINAL

171120 Application Form_FINAL

Site location plan

A0_site_location_plan

A3_site_location plan

Existing site plan

A1_Existing_site_plan

Parameter plans

170830_235701B_LA_PP_101_DAS_LAND_USE

170830_235701B_LA_PP_102_DAS_MOVEMENT

170830_235701B_LA_PP_103_DAS_LANDSCAPE_AND_OPEN_SPACE

170905_235701B_LA_PP_104_DAS_DENSITY

170830_235701B_LA_PP_105_DAS_BUILDING_HEIGHT

Planning Statement

Compiled Version – Planning_Statement

Split Version –

Planning_Statement_Part1_pg1_35

Planning_Statement_Part2_pg36_55

Planning_Statement_Part3_pg56_65

Planning_Statement_Part4_pg66_109

Planning_Statement_Part5_pg110_145

Planning_Statement_Part6_pg146_172

Design and Access Statement

Compiled Version – Design_and_Access_Statement

Split Version –

Design_and_Access_Statement_Part1_pg1_9

Design_and_Access_Statement_Part2_pg10_19

Design_and_Access_Statement_Part3_pg20_37

Design_and_Access_Statement_Part4_pg38_49

Design_and_Access_Statement_Part5_pg50_63

Design_and_Access_Statement_Part6_pg64_79

Design_and_Access_Statement_Part7_pg80_84

Environmental Statement

0_Cover_fly_and_contents_figlist

0_Non_technical_Summary

NTS_part_1

NTS_part_2

01_Introduction

02_Site_description_and_proposed_development

2_Site_description_proposed_development_part_1

2_Site_description_proposed_development_part_2

03_Environmental_issues_methodology

04_Air_quality

05_Community_social_economic_effects

06_Cultural_heritage

07_Ground_conditions_water_environment

08_Land_use_agriculture

09_Landscape_and_visual_effects

09_Landscape_visual_effects_part_1

09_Landscape_visual_effects_part_2

10_Natural_heritage

11_Noise_vibration

12_Traffic

13_Waste

14_Summary_tables

Glossary

Technical Appendices

Technical_Appendix_A_EIA_Scoping

Technical_appendix_B_Air_quality

Technical_appendix_C_Community_social_economic

Technical_appendix_D__Cultural_heritage_Cover_Contents

Technical_appendix_D1_Gazetteers

Technical_appendix_D2_Desk_based_assessment

Technical_appendix_D3_Aerial_imagery

Technical_appendix_D4_Archaeological_monitoring

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part1

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part2

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part3

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part4

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part5

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part6

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part7

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part8

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part9

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part10

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part11

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part12

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part13

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part14

Technical_appendix_D5_Geophysical_survey_Part15

Technical_appendix_D6_ Archaeological_evaluation

Technical_appendix_D6_Archaeological_evaluation_part_1

Technical_appendix_D6_Archaeological_evaluation_part_2

Technical_appendix_D7_Hinxton_Grange

Technical_appendix_E_Ground_conditions_and_the_water_environment

Tech Appx E1 Ground conditions

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_1

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_2

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_3

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_4

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_5

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_6

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_7

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_8

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_9

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_10

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_11

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_12

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_13

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_14

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_15

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_16

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_17

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_18

Technical_appendix_E1_Ground_conditions_part_19

Tech Appx E2 FRA

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_1

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_2

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_3

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_4

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_5

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_6

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_7

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_8

Technical_appendix_E2_FRA_part_9

Technical_appendix_F_Land_use_agriculture

Technical_appendix_G_Landscape_and_visual

Technical_appendix_H_Natural_heritage

Technical_appendix_H_Cover_Contents

Technical_appendix_H1_Ecology_appraisal_2014

Technical_appendix_H2_Winter_birds

Technical_appendix_H3_Protected_species_2017

Technical_appendix_H4_Infrastructure_ecology

Technical_appendix_I_Noise_and_vibration

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_and_transport

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_1

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_2

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_3

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_4

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_5

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_6

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_7

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_8

Technical_appendix_J_Traffic_part_9

Technical_appendix_K_Waste

Technical_appendix_K_Waste_part_1

Technical_appendix_K_Waste_part_2

Technical_appendix_K_Waste_part_3

Technical_appendix_K_Waste_part_4

Statement of Consultation

Compiled Version – Statement_of_Consultation

Split Version –

Statement_of_Consultation_Part1_pg1_21

Statement_of_Consultation_Part2_pg22_33

Statement_of_Consultation_Part3_pg34_55

Statement_of_Consultation_Part4_pg56_91

Statement_of_Consultation_Part5_pg92_113

Statement_of_Consultation_Part6_pg114_136

Utility Statement

0_Utilities_Statement

US_Appendix_A_1_National_Grid_Network

US_Appendix_A_2_UKPN_Network_A1301

US_Appendix_A_3_UKPN_Network_Northern_Boundary_of_Main_Site

US_Appendix_A_4_UKPN_Network_McDonalds_Roundabout

US_Appendix_A_5_Cambridge_Water_Asset_Record

US_Appendix_A_6_BT_Asset_Records

US_Appendix_B

Health Impact Assessment

Health_Impact_Assessment

Sustainability Statement

Sustainability_Statement

Energy and Carbon Reduction Statement

Energy_and_Carbon_Reduction_Statement

Water Conservation Statement

Water_Conservation_Statement_Part_1

Water_Conservation_Statement_Part_2

Water_Conservation_Statement_Part_3

Earthworks Strategy

Earthworks_Strategy_Part_1

Earthworks_Strategy_Part_2

Arboricultural Impact Assessment (incl. tree survey)

Report and tree schedules

1_Arboricultural_Impact_Assessment

2_Schedule

3_Additional_Tree_Schedule

Plans

Arb_Impacts_Plan_and_Draft_Tree_Protect_Plan

Tree_Constraints_Plan

The documents are also available on SCDC’s website which also includes details of how to submit comments to the council on the proposals.

 

PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION

This section contains references to all public consultations and documentation issued dated back to 2015, with the most recent first.

7 November 2017 – REAP (AGRI-TECH EAST ANNUAL CONFERENCE)

Plans made available for viewing and discussion.

16 – 17 May 2017 – PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Proposals for ARC shared with local residents, community groups and interested parties.

1 March 2017 – SMITHSONHILL PROPOSALS – PARISH FAQ

Answers provided to frequently asked questions arising from the presentation to Hinxton Parish Council in January 2017.

2 February 2017 – SMITHSONHILL PROPOSALS – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) SCOPING REPORT

Report circulated to parish councils, alongside submission to South Cambridgeshire District Council and shared with wider stakeholders on our website.

31 January 2017 – SMITHSONHILL PROPOSALS – A PARK FOR AGRITECH

Update on emerging proposals for ARC, including results from site investigations, market research and transport consultations shared on our website, including a link to a video of our presentations to Parish Councils across South Cambridgeshire.

19 January 2017 – PARISH COUNCIL PRESENTATION

Update presentation to local Parish Councils.

9 November 2016 – REAP (AGRI-TECH EAST ANNUAL CONFERENCE)

Plans shared with key stakeholders in the AgriTech sector.

17 August 2016 – FAQ FROM FIRST PUBLIC EXHIBITION 30TH JUNE TO 2ND JULY

Questions emerging from our public exhibition answered in a Frequently Asked Questions document.

30th June – 2nd July 2016 – PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Emerging proposals and overview of findings of initial technical studies shared with local residents, community groups and other interested parties.

25 June 2016 – AN INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR THE SOUTH OF CAMBRIDGE: COMMUNITY CONSULTATION / JUNE 2016

Findings from two A1307 stakeholder workshops, which involved local residents, parish and county councillors and other interested parties, shared.

23 May 2016 – YOUR PRIORITIES FOR A JOINED-UP TRANSPORT APPROACH

Draft of joined up approach shared, collectively discussed additional comments requested.

11 April 2016 – SOUTH OF CAMBRIDGE TRANSPORT CONSULTATION.

Community consultation for the south of Cambridge. Residents contributed ideas on how to improve routes in and out of the city and region, particularly around A1301 and A1307.

23 March 2016 – HOW DO YOU FIX A PROBLEM LIKE LOCAL TRANSPORT?

MD, Emma Fletcher outlined the transportation challenges of the region at a Cambridge South-East Cluster discussion and proposed a collaborative approach to transport infrastructure.

January – March 2016 – VARIOUS MEETINGS WITH SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE PARISH COUNCILS

Individual meetings with local parish council’s.

01 December 2015 – SMITHSONHILL OVERVIEW IN DECEMBER HINXTON VILLAGE NEWS

Overview of project shared and feedback from the community requested (see page 18).

19 November 2015 – MEETING WITH PARISH COUNCILS AND LOCAL COUNCILLORS.

To understand key issues in the area and any shortfall in local facilities.

 

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