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At the Dry Drayton Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 8 September 2020, Andrew Hodgson, from Pegasus Group, revealed that his firm, acting on behalf of landowners, including the Scambler family trust, would be consulting villagers over the next two weeks on benefits for the village which might be included in a scheme to develop a field in Park Street. The field, which is in the Cambridge Green Belt, lies between Warrington Farm and Long Lane, behind the village school. In addition to outline planning permission for 29 mixed sized family houses, the developers are proposing benefits for the village, which might include: a village green, natural water features, play equipment, a diverted footpath, new access and off road drop off for the school and extra land for future development of the school.


Consultation took the form of a leaflet drop throughout the village asking for responses before 5pm 28 Sept 2020. Pegasus Group said "All responses and questions received as part of this consultation will be carefully considered and answered within a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI will accompany any planning application that is submitted to the Council in the future, and will be made available to view on the Council’s website along with all other plans and reports supporting the application."

The developers said that outline planning permission would be sought immediately after the consultation exercise.

The developers have also submitted this proposal in response to the Greater Cambridge Local Plan Call For Sites (closing date 26 March 2020).


Update: 12.11.20.

After the consultation exercise and analysis of 36 responses received, (24 objecting, 7 supporting and 5 commenting only) the developers are planning to give a presentation at the Dry Drayton Parish Council Meeting on 1 December 2020.


Update 1 December 2020

A further short presentation was given, but with no new content. The developers stressed the unique selling point of their proposal, compared with other similar sized responses to the local authority's call for sites. The unique point was the proximity of the site to the school, allowing for expansion of the school and improvements in access to it. They argued that the village would be required to permit some housing development in the future and that their proposal offered greater community benefits than other proposals. They have not yet produced a Statement of Community Involvement. The applicants are awaiting a response from the planners on their pre-application submission. The Parish Council wishes to ensure that it represent the views of the community as a whole on this development proposal.



Pegasus Group are here: www.pegasusgroup.co.uk/offices/cambridge/

Andrew Hodgson andrew.hodgson@pegasusgroup.co.uk

Dry Drayton Parish Council www.drydraytonpc.org.uk
Clerk to Parish Council clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk



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