This survey will remain open until Friday 6th October 2017.
For a presentation on the thinking behind the Plan and drafting the Policies go to www.hiplan.net 

Policy HINP1 The Windmill: housing development will not be supported if it inhibits the operational ability of the Mill.

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* 1. Policy HINP1 The Windmill: housing development will not be supported if it inhibits the operational ability of the Mill.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 2. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP2 Interesting Buildings: redevelopment of buildings classed as ‘interesting’ will be supported provided that it does not impact on the essential quality for which the building is classified as ‘interesting’.

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* 3. Policy HINP2 Interesting Buildings: redevelopment of buildings classed as ‘interesting’ will be supported provided that it does not impact on the essential quality for which the building is classified as ‘interesting’.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 4. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP3 Extension of Existing Dwellings: the redevelopment of existing housing stock is supported subject to the following conditions. Such redevelopments should:

·         Respond positively to micro and macro context and street form.
·         Have complimentary scale and form to the existing building.
·         Consider adjacencies and the material effects to neighbours’ aspect, daylight and any effects attributed to over-bearing.
·         Use high quality materials that are in keeping with the context.
·         Consider all aspects of sustainability from carbon reduction to life time adaptation.
·         Pay particular attention to context and materials when extending an ‘Interesting Building’ (HINP 2).

Redevelopment of housing stock which would result in the loss of single story dwellings is not supported.

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* 5. Policy HINP3 Extension of Existing Dwellings: the redevelopment of existing housing stock is supported subject to the following conditions. Such redevelopments should:

·         Respond positively to micro and macro context and street form.
·         Have complimentary scale and form to the existing building.
·         Consider adjacencies and the material effects to neighbours’ aspect, daylight and any effects attributed to over-bearing.
·         Use high quality materials that are in keeping with the context.
·         Consider all aspects of sustainability from carbon reduction to life time adaptation.
·         Pay particular attention to context and materials when extending an ‘Interesting Building’ (HINP 2).

Redevelopment of housing stock which would result in the loss of single story dwellings is not supported.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 6. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP4 Retail Outlets: redevelopment of retail sites as set out in other site specific and general policies shall be supported provided that:
  • The amount and mix of retail space is not reduced
  • Any housing development or redevelopment is consistent with the new and modified dwellings policies
  • The redevelopment is consistent with HINP5 Site development and redevelopment.

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* 7. Policy HINP4 Retail Outlets: redevelopment of retail sites as set out in other site specific and general policies shall be supported provided that:
  • The amount and mix of retail space is not reduced
  • Any housing development or redevelopment is consistent with the new and modified dwellings policies
  • The redevelopment is consistent with HINP5 Site development and redevelopment.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 8. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP5 Commercial Sites: development and redevelopment of all sites as set out in other site-specific policies shall be supported provided that it:  

·         Delivers an improvement to the demand on local drainage. 
·         Incorporates sufficient PV solar to be energy neutral. 
·         Is innovative in setting standards of design and technology used. 
·         Improves connectivity within the Community.

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* 9. Policy HINP5 Commercial Sites: development and redevelopment of all sites as set out in other site-specific policies shall be supported provided that it:  

·         Delivers an improvement to the demand on local drainage. 
·         Incorporates sufficient PV solar to be energy neutral. 
·         Is innovative in setting standards of design and technology used. 
·         Improves connectivity within the Community.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 10. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP6 New Housing Estates : the development of new housing estates is supported subject to the following conditions. New developments will:

·         Strive to be of the highest design standards.
·         Be restricted to a maximum of approximately 50 units per development site.
·         Have a housing mix of smaller 1 and 2 bed starter homes, smaller family homes and elements of supported accommodation for older residents.
·         Embrace affordable and mixed tenure models of ownership.
·         Seek to embrace alternative development models such as co-operative housing and self-build.
·         Mix public and private sector housing and not differentiate in design quality and estate layout between ownership typologies.
·         Be sustainable, including economic viability, carbon reduction and adaptability.
·         Adopt design and layout strategies that prioritise walking and cycling and create permeable, connected, safe communities with links into the amenities of the villages and also, where possible, out to the countryside.
·         Be within 800m of one of the two community centres.
.         Add to the design quality and aspiration of the HI built environment.

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* 11. Policy HINP6 New Housing Estates : the development of new housing estates is supported subject to the following conditions. New developments will:

·         Strive to be of the highest design standards.
·         Be restricted to a maximum of approximately 50 units per development site.
·         Have a housing mix of smaller 1 and 2 bed starter homes, smaller family homes and elements of supported accommodation for older residents.
·         Embrace affordable and mixed tenure models of ownership.
·         Seek to embrace alternative development models such as co-operative housing and self-build.
·         Mix public and private sector housing and not differentiate in design quality and estate layout between ownership typologies.
·         Be sustainable, including economic viability, carbon reduction and adaptability.
·         Adopt design and layout strategies that prioritise walking and cycling and create permeable, connected, safe communities with links into the amenities of the villages and also, where possible, out to the countryside.
·         Be within 800m of one of the two community centres.
.         Add to the design quality and aspiration of the HI built environment.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 12. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP7 New Dwellings: building of new houses will be supported subject to the following conditions: New houses should:

·         Take account of micro and macro context.
·         Be of high design quality.
·         Offer self-build opportunities as well as traditional small developer procurement models.
·         Be sustainable in terms of carbon reduction and life time adaptability.
·         Be an opportunity to develop innovative design solutions for contemporary living.
·         Add interest and character to the built environment of Histon and Impington.
.         Respond the needs of residents to manage their waste, access their cycles, park their cars and report their utility usage.

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* 13. Policy HINP7 New Dwellings: building of new houses will be supported subject to the following conditions: New houses should:

·         Take account of micro and macro context.
·         Be of high design quality.
·         Offer self-build opportunities as well as traditional small developer procurement models.
·         Be sustainable in terms of carbon reduction and life time adaptability.
·         Be an opportunity to develop innovative design solutions for contemporary living.
·         Add interest and character to the built environment of Histon and Impington.
.         Respond the needs of residents to manage their waste, access their cycles, park their cars and report their utility usage.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 14. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP8 Bypass Farm: development of this site to provide more formal recreation facilities including a sports hall is supported provided that:

·         Build space is no more than 2% of the total (building footprint of 700sq.m).
·         Parking provision is no more than 4% of the total (approximately 120 spaces).
.         Safe and direct off-road pedestrian/cyclist access is provided.

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* 15. Policy HINP8 Bypass Farm: development of this site to provide more formal recreation facilities including a sports hall is supported provided that:

·         Build space is no more than 2% of the total (building footprint of 700sq.m).
·         Parking provision is no more than 4% of the total (approximately 120 spaces).
.         Safe and direct off-road pedestrian/cyclist access is provided.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 16. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP9 High Street: redevelopment of sites within this area shall be supported for retail and/or residential use provided that the current retail space and mix is retained. 1 or 2 bedroom flats shall be supported.

Any redevelopment should also:
  • Provide generous bicycle parking and sufficient and better organised car parking.
  • Enable easy access for large delivery vehicles as appropriate.
  • Provide extra pedestrian walkways and cycle paths where possible along the Brook and to connect with Home Close and Dwyer Joyce Close.
  • Maximise opportunities to connect parking spaces subject to protecting the interests of individual property owners.
New housing development shall not be supported.

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* 17. Policy HINP9 High Street: redevelopment of sites within this area shall be supported for retail and/or residential use provided that the current retail space and mix is retained. 1 or 2 bedroom flats shall be supported.

Any redevelopment should also:
  • Provide generous bicycle parking and sufficient and better organised car parking.
  • Enable easy access for large delivery vehicles as appropriate.
  • Provide extra pedestrian walkways and cycle paths where possible along the Brook and to connect with Home Close and Dwyer Joyce Close.
  • Maximise opportunities to connect parking spaces subject to protecting the interests of individual property owners.
New housing development shall not be supported.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 18. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP10 Histon Manor: limited redevelopment of this site for housing or as a small hotel is supported subject to the conditions outlined below.

Any redevelopment should also:

·         Retain the house in its current form. There should be no additional buildings.
·         Retain the gardens in their current form.
·         Allow public access to the gardens.

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* 19. Policy HINP10 Histon Manor: limited redevelopment of this site for housing or as a small hotel is supported subject to the conditions outlined below.

Any redevelopment should also:

·         Retain the house in its current form. There should be no additional buildings.
·         Retain the gardens in their current form.
·         Allow public access to the gardens.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 20. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP15 STATION: development of this site for mixed use, housing and retail or community use, is supported provided that:

·         The former station building and the Railway Vue should be retained and reused as appropriate for commercial or a community use.
·         A through footpath/cycleway to allow access to Vision Park should be provided.

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* 21. Policy HINP15 STATION: development of this site for mixed use, housing and retail or community use, is supported provided that:

·         The former station building and the Railway Vue should be retained and reused as appropriate for commercial or a community use.
·         A through footpath/cycleway to allow access to Vision Park should be provided.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 22. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP16 The Tesco Site: redevelopment of this site shall be supportedfor mixed retail/residential use provided that the current retail space and mix is retained. 1 or 2 bedroom flats shall be supported. 

Any redevelopment should also: 

·         Provide generous bicycle parking and sufficient and better organised car parking on site. 
·         Enable easy access for large delivery vehicles.
·         Include a greenway to allow members of the public to walk through the site from the Manorial Waste site by the bus stop, along the Brook and out towards the High Street. 

Housing development shall not be supported. 

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* 23. Policy HINP16 The Tesco Site: redevelopment of this site shall be supportedfor mixed retail/residential use provided that the current retail space and mix is retained. 1 or 2 bedroom flats shall be supported. 

Any redevelopment should also: 

·         Provide generous bicycle parking and sufficient and better organised car parking on site. 
·         Enable easy access for large delivery vehicles.
·         Include a greenway to allow members of the public to walk through the site from the Manorial Waste site by the bus stop, along the Brook and out towards the High Street. 

Housing development shall not be supported. 

Policy HINP17 Vision Park: redevelopment of this site shall be supported provided that the level of employment is maintained or increased.

Any redevelopment should also:
  • Improve direct and safe access for pedestrians to and from the High Street and the Guided Bus stop and for cyclists to and from the Guideway.
  • Provide generous covered bicycle parking and sufficient car parking on site.
  • Include ‘greenways’ open to allow members of the public to walk through from Station Road to the Histon & Impington Community Orchard on Manor Field and to the High Street.

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* 24. Policy HINP17 Vision Park: redevelopment of this site shall be supported provided that the level of employment is maintained or increased.

Any redevelopment should also:
  • Improve direct and safe access for pedestrians to and from the High Street and the Guided Bus stop and for cyclists to and from the Guideway.
  • Provide generous covered bicycle parking and sufficient car parking on site.
  • Include ‘greenways’ open to allow members of the public to walk through from Station Road to the Histon & Impington Community Orchard on Manor Field and to the High Street.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 25. If you disagree what could be changed?

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 26. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP18 Butt Lane Industrial Site: expansion of this site for light industrial use is supported subject to the following conditions:

·         New development shall not exceed the size of the existing development.
·         A road junction shall be provided for access to the enlarged development which inhibits access by HCVs to Impington.
·         Improvements shall be made to the shared use cycle/footpath between the site entrance and the first Impington house.

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* 27. Policy HINP18 Butt Lane Industrial Site: expansion of this site for light industrial use is supported subject to the following conditions:

·         New development shall not exceed the size of the existing development.
·         A road junction shall be provided for access to the enlarged development which inhibits access by HCVs to Impington.
·         Improvements shall be made to the shared use cycle/footpath between the site entrance and the first Impington house.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 28. If you disagree what could be changed?

Policy HINP19 Exception Sites: development of exception sites for housing shall be supported if they also provide a contribution to community, social or other infrastructure. Note that shi is in addition to the provisions of HINP6 New Housing Estates.

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* 29. Policy HINP19 Exception Sites: development of exception sites for housing shall be supported if they also provide a contribution to community, social or other infrastructure. Note that shi is in addition to the provisions of HINP6 New Housing Estates.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 30. If you disagree what could be changed?

The projects in the draft Neighbourhood Plan reflect the priorities for the community
Neighbourhood Plan projects (land-use)

P1 New medical centre to serve residents living in the Plan Area. Policy HINP13
P2 Creation of new formal sports space. Policy HINP8
P3 Creation of a more extensive cycle path network. This applies to multiple cross-cutting policies.
P4 Expansion of light industrial site situated off Butt Lane. Policy HINP18
P5 Encourage supply of affordable homes. Policy HINP19
Community Projects (non land-use) 

P6 Ensure adequate parking provision to support activities within the village.
P7 New guided busway stop in the north west of the community.
P8 Provide more meeting places for young people.
P9 Better broadband and mobile phone coverage.
P10 Direct bus services into Cambridge.
P11 Promoting the retail offer in Histon & Impington.
P12 Explore the potential for setting up a community solar PV or equivalent scheme. 



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* 31. The projects in the draft Neighbourhood Plan reflect the priorities for the community
Neighbourhood Plan projects (land-use)

P1 New medical centre to serve residents living in the Plan Area. Policy HINP13
P2 Creation of new formal sports space. Policy HINP8
P3 Creation of a more extensive cycle path network. This applies to multiple cross-cutting policies.
P4 Expansion of light industrial site situated off Butt Lane. Policy HINP18
P5 Encourage supply of affordable homes. Policy HINP19
Community Projects (non land-use) 

P6 Ensure adequate parking provision to support activities within the village.
P7 New guided busway stop in the north west of the community.
P8 Provide more meeting places for young people.
P9 Better broadband and mobile phone coverage.
P10 Direct bus services into Cambridge.
P11 Promoting the retail offer in Histon & Impington.
P12 Explore the potential for setting up a community solar PV or equivalent scheme. 



If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 32. If you disagree what could be changed?

The Policies in the draft Neighbourhood Plan reflect the Priorities for the community. The Priorities are:

  • To ensure the villages' community infrastructure (clubs and societies, open spaces and events) develops and adapts to their emerging and changing demographic.
  • To ensure a sufficient supply of sustainable and high quality housing (including affordable homes and small and larger units which address changing demographic demand) within the villages.
  • To support the community in continuing to make the villages safe, secure, supportive and welcoming for all
  • To encourage the growth and success of the retail, leisure and other commercial businesses of the villages
  • To develop a network of sustainable, accessible transport links within and around the villages to create safe and inviting routes for all and especially for pedestrians and cyclists.

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* 33. The Policies in the draft Neighbourhood Plan reflect the Priorities for the community. The Priorities are:

  • To ensure the villages' community infrastructure (clubs and societies, open spaces and events) develops and adapts to their emerging and changing demographic.
  • To ensure a sufficient supply of sustainable and high quality housing (including affordable homes and small and larger units which address changing demographic demand) within the villages.
  • To support the community in continuing to make the villages safe, secure, supportive and welcoming for all
  • To encourage the growth and success of the retail, leisure and other commercial businesses of the villages
  • To develop a network of sustainable, accessible transport links within and around the villages to create safe and inviting routes for all and especially for pedestrians and cyclists.

If you disagree what could be changed?

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* 34. If you disagree what could be changed?

do you have any other comments which you wish to add?

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* 35. do you have any other comments which you wish to add?

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