Decision details

S/0971/18/OL - Meldreth (Land south of Whitecroft Road)

Decision Maker: Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee), Planning Committee

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


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Members visited the site on 10 July 2018.


This application had been referred to the Planning Committee by the Chairman’s Delegation meeting.


Helen Keeble (objector), Philip Kratz (applicant’s agent) and Councillor Rob Searle (Meldreth Parish Council) addressed the meeting. Members heard about the impact on neighbour amenity and the fear of further development. They learnt that the intention was to keep the access road private. This would allow it to be narrower than would otherwise be the case, and thus leave more room for landscaping.


Following a short debate, the Committee refused the application, contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development, by seven votes to nil, with three abstentions. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being that the application was contrary to Policies DP/7 (Development Frameworks) of the Local Development Framework Development Control Policies (Development Plan Document 2007 and ST/6 (Group Villages) of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Polices 2007, and to the equivalent Policies (S/7 and S/10) of the emerging Local Plan submitted in 2014.


Councillors John Batchelor, Handley, Heylings, Rippeth, Roberts, Heather Williams and Wright voted to refuse the application. Councillors Cahn, Hawkins and Milnes abstained.

Publication date: 08/08/2018

Date of decision: 11/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/07/2018 - Planning Committee

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