Agenda item

S/3865/17/FL - Waterbeach (Land at Cody Road & Capper Road)


Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment for a 345 sqm convenience store, 10 apartments and 6 houses, together with associated car and cycle parking and landscaping.


Members visited the site on 16 August 2018 prior to the meeting.


Sophie Pain (applicant’s agent) and Peter Johnson (supporter) addressed the meeting.


Members focussed debate on concerns about noise from the convenience store, the routing of delivery vehicles, proximity of the development to the existing Nursery, and appropriateness of the arrangements for waste disposal. The Chairman expressed disappointment at the lack of affordable housing and regretted the absence of a viability review mechanism.


The Committee voted unanimously to give officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to:


1.     The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 based on the Heads of Terms set out in Appendix 1 attached to the report from the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development, such Legal Agreement  to  include wording as to the timing of the provision of the convenience store in relation to the occupation of the residential elements of the development (such wording to be agreed in consultation with the Chairman and Vice- Chairman of the Planning Committee );  ; and


2.     The Conditions set out in Appendix 2 to the said report, Condition 14 being reworded, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee, to provide more effective control over noise resulting from the day-to-day operation of the convenience store and ensure compliance with the Delivery and Servicing Plan (July 2018). Officers undertook to explore options for limiting Permitted Development Rights to ensure compliance with the District Design Guide, specifically in relation to distances between the convenience store and the adjacent Nursery.

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