Decision details

S/3499/19/RM - Longstanton / Oakington (Phase 2a, Northstowe)

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

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

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Decisions:

Members visited the site on 11 February 2020.

 

Mark Latham (Urban Splash) and Councillor Sarah Cheung Johnson (a local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee noted that improved delivery times were likely because the nature of the buildings’ construction off site meant that that could take place at the same time as groundwork on site. The Committee also received an assurance that cladding used would be non-flammable. Members noted local concern about the impact on the residents of Rampton Drift of three-storey dwellings proposed for the edge of this development.

 

Further debate focussed on

 

·       The provision of bat boxes, and bird boxes designed to attract a wider variety of birdlife

·       The key importance of both age-restricted accommodation and the modular construction of the housing

·       The need for careful consideration to be given to building heights so as to protect as far as possible the amenity of residents in Rampton Drift

 

A proposal from Councillor Deborah Roberts, seconded by Councillor Heather Williams, to defer making a decision until the issue of building heights had been resolved was lost by six votes to three with one abstention.

 

Planning Committee

 

1.     By seven votes to three approved Part A of the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development - Reserved Matters to Phase 2A of Northstowe subject to conditions outlined in the report and an additional highways condition following receipt of further late comments;

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Cahn, Fane, Heylings, Milnes and Rippeth voted for approval. Councillors Roberts, Heather Williams and Wright voted to refuse.)

 

2.     By seven votes to three approved Part B of the report -  Discharge Conditions 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 41, 42, 43, 45, 48, 57 and 64 of outline planning permission S/2011/14/OL, subject to the implementation of the agreed details; and

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Cahn, Fane, Heylings, Milnes and Rippeth voted for approval. Councillors Roberts, Heather Williams and Wright voted to refuse.)

 

3.     Unanimously approved Part C of the report -  Temporary change of use of two dwellings to show homes.

Publication date: 03/03/2020

Date of decision: 12/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 12/02/2020 - Planning Committee

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