Decision details

S/2341/17/FL - Over (16 Mill Road)

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

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


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Councillor Pippa Corney declared a disclosable pecuniary interest because she was named on the planning application form as a joint applicant with Ian Corney. Councillor Corney withdrew from the Chamber for the entirety of the consideration of this application, took no part in the debate and did not vote.


Councillor David Bard took the Chair, and, with the agreement of the Committee, Councillor Robert Turner acted as Vice-Chairman for this item.


The case officer referred to a lack of evidence regarding the acceptability of visibility splays or the efectiveness of the ditch network, although the western ditch was not used for drainage. There was an ongoing breach of planning permission.


Ian Leyshon (objector) and Councillor Geoff Twiss (Over Parish Council) addressed the meeting.


Mr. Leyshon objected on the grounds of access, car parking, the breach of conditions, and connection to the ditch. He said that the proposal was out of character with the village. There followed a short discussion relating the current application to the allowed Appeal. Councillor Twiss said that the Parish Council also had concerns about the non-compliance with conditions.


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. Members agreed the reason for refusal as being that the application failed to comply with Policy DP/2 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework – Development Control Policies 2007 in that the proposal failed to preserve or enhance the character of the surrounding area.

Publication date: 29/11/2017

Date of decision: 01/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 01/11/2017 - Planning Committee

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