Decision details

S/4191/19/FL - Orchard Park (Western Side Of Land Parcel COM4, Neal Drive)

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


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Councillor Pippa Heylings proposed an amendment and addition as set out in 2 (a) and (b) below. This was seconded by Councillor Anna Bradnam and, upon a vote being conducted by roll call, the Committee approved both the amended Condition and additional Informative by eight votes to one with one abstention.


(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Cahn, Fane, H\awkins, Heylings, Wilson and Wright voted in favour. Councillor Roberts voted against. Councillor Richard Williams abstained.)


The Committee gave 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 securing


a.     A 15-year clawback mechanism in relation to affordable housing

b.     Implementation and maintenance of a car club scheme

c.     Developer Contributions towards community facilities (but excluding the cycleway contribution sought by Cambridgeshire County Council)


2.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in the report, subject to


(a)  Condition 5 being re-worded as follows


The pedestrian link on land within the Applicant’s ownership, between Neal Drive and Chieftain Way, as shown on the approved Site Plan OP/170/2 Rev 1 shall be constructed and made available for public use prior to first occupation of the approved development. The pedestrian link within the Applicant’s ownership, shall thereafter be retained in accordance with the approved plans and shall remain accessible to the general public at all times unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. The pedestrian link within the Applicant’s ownership shall be maintained to a standard sufficient for public use as proposed.


(b)  An additional Informative that would satisfy the concerns raised by the landscape officer that the details submitted in relation to the soft and hard landscaping (as required by Condition 6) shall provide a high-quality landscape that overcomes the objections raised.


final wording to be agreed by officers in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee.

Publication date: 28/08/2020

Date of decision: 26/08/2020

Decided at meeting: 26/08/2020 - Planning Committee

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