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DUXFORD: Planning Applications

Meeting: 09/06/2021 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

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Construction of a 168 bedroom hotel with ancillary facilities associated access gates car parking (including reconfigured conference centre car parking) cycle parking and landscaping.

Decision:

By eight votes to three, the Planning Committee gave officers delegated powers 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 commuted sum towards maintenance of the ‘keep clear’ markings on the M11 Junction 10 roundabout; and

 

2.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

 

(Councillors Henry Batchelor, Cahn, Fane, Harvey, Hawkins, Heylings, Milnes and Rippeth voted in favore. Councillors Roberts, Heather Williams and Richard Williams voted against.)

Minutes:

The case officer drew the Committee’s attention to sections 66 and 72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, and to three further letters of representation received since publication of the agenda and sent direct to Members. She reminded Members that they must determine the application in the context of the Development Plan and that the National Planning Policy Framework was a material consideration. The Civil Aviation Authority was satisfied that the proposal did not pose a hazard to aircraft.

 

Sophie Gregorios Pippas (objector) and John Brown (representing the Imperial War Museum) addressed the meeting.

 

Officers confirmed the figures forming part of the basis for the application.

 

Councillor Heather Williams accepted the location and principle of development, but expressed concern about the proposal’s design and appearance in the context of Policy E/7 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018, and the absence of a viability assessment. The Development Manager (Strategic Sites) explained that Policy E/7 did not require a viability assessment.

 

Councillor Deborah Roberts did not agree that the principle of development had been established. She said that the hotel would be in an inappropriate location, was speculative in nature and too big, and was out of character with its surroundings. Councillor Roberts comcluded that there was insufficient public benefit in the proposal.

 

Councillor Dr. Richard Williams objected on three grounds: the lack of cycle access, impact of the junction with the Imperial War Museum, and the travel plan being unworkable because there was no turning space for buses at Whittlesford railway station. He pointed out that there was no evidence to support the need for a 168-bedroom hotel.

 

While Councillor Brian Milnes was also disappointed by the lack of proper cycleways, he said that there was a strong case for linking the hotel with the economic viability of the Imperial War Museum. For Councillor Milnes, the hotel’s visual appearance was not an issue.

 

Councillor Peter Fane supported the economic arguments for a hotel, which should form part of a long-term Masterplan. He noted that concern had been expressed about the number of bedrooms in the hotel, but he considered this to be reasonable in relation to future need. Councillor Fane was satisfied that the applicant had successfully made a case for a 168-bedroom hotel in the proposed location.

 

Councillor Martin Cahn took the view that reducing the number of bedrooms to 120, which had been suggested, would not reduce the overall impact.

 

The Development Manager (Strategic Sites) highlighted Policies SC/3 and E/20 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018.

 

Councillor Dr. Tumi Hawkins commended the application for its potential to help the District’s economic recovery as it emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

For Councillor Geoff Harvey, the benefit to tourism and leisure was significant. He said that the design of the hotel should protect future residents of it from noise from the airfield.

 

The Chair said heritage was a valid consideration.

 

By eight votes to three, the Planning Committee gave officersdelegated authority to approve the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5


Meeting: 12/08/2020 - Planning Committee (Item 5.)

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Construction of a 168-bedroom hotel with ancillary facilities associated access gates car parking (including reconfigured conference centre car parking) cycle parking and landscaping.


Meeting: 25/06/2020 - Planning Committee (Item 8)

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Construction of a 168-bedroom hotel with ancillary facilities associated access gates car parking (including reconfigured conference centre car parking) cycle parking and landscaping.

Decision:

By seven votes to two, the Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to

 

1.    Officers being satisfied that all appropriate public consultation had been carried out. If not so satisfied, then the consultation exercise would be carried out , and the application again presented to Committee for determination.

2.    The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing a commuted sum towards maintenance of the ‘keep clear’ markings on the M11 Junction 10 roundabout.

3.    The Conditions and Informatives referred to in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development plus additional wording added to the materials condition in relation to the use of toned down colours and the landscaping condition to secure a hedge along the eastern boundary adjacent to the M11 slip road.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Milnes and Wright voted to approve the application. Councillors Roberts and Heather Williams voted for refusal. Councillors Rippeth and Richard Williams were not present and did not vote.

Minutes:

In response to concern raised by Members, the case officer was satisfied that Thriplow Parish Council and residents in Heathfield had been consulted but had not responded. Officers took the view that the public benefit in securing the viability of the Imperial War Museum significantly outweighed the harm caused by the proposal. They considered that the impact on heritage assets was less than substantial and that it was for the Committee to achieve a planning balance.

 

Andrew Bennellick (agent) addressed the meeting. A statement from Councillor Peter McDonald (local Member) was read out to the Committee.

 

The Senior Planning Lawyer advised the Committee that it would be possible to adhere to planning time limits and check on the consultation issue by delegating any approval to officers. In any event, a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 had yet to be finalised and signed. If consultation had been carried out satisfactorily.  Then consent would be granted. If consultation had been defective then the proposal would be brought back to Committee for determination.

 

Members’ discussion focussed on

 

·       Landscaping

·       Design, massing, materials, and colour

·       Impact on the Conservation Area

·       Viability of the Museum

·       Economic development benefits for South Cambridgeshire

·       Renewable energy

·       Potential light pollution

·       The principle of development

 

The Delivery Manager (Strategic Sites) confirmed that, in the absence of a Viability Assessment having been submitted with the application, Members were unable to give any weight to that topic.

 

By seven votes to two, the Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to

 

1.    Officers being satisfied that all appropriate public consultation had been carried out. If not so satisfied, then the consultation exercise would be carried out, and the application again presented to Committee for determination.

 

2.    The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing a commuted sum towards maintenance of the ‘keep clear’ markings on the M11 Junction 10 roundabout.

 

3.    The Conditions and Informatives referred to in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development plus additional wording added to the materials condition in relation to the use of toned down colours and the landscaping condition to secure a hedge along the eastern boundary adjacent to the M11 slip road.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Milnes and Wright voted to approve the application. Councillors Roberts and Heather Williams voted for refusal. Councillors Rippeth and Richard Williams were not present and did not vote.


Meeting: 11/03/2020 - Planning Committee (Item 9)

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Construction of a 168 bedroom hotel with ancillary facilities, associated access, gates, car parking (including reconfigured conference centre car parking), cycle parking and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted that the applicant had WITHDRAWN this item.


Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

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Site for the erection of a dwelling.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Planning Committee unanimously approved the application subject to the Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

Minutes:

The case officer reported that Duxford Parish Council supported the application and that there had not been any objections from statutory consultees.

 

The Planning Committee unanimously approved the application subject to the Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.


Meeting: 12/06/2019 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

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Proposed erection of two new car dealerships / showrooms for occupation by Lancaster Porsche and Aston Martin (sui generis) incorporating (i) the sale of new and used cars plus parts storage and sales (ii) new means of access from the A505 including provision of a protected right turn lane into the site when approaching from the west, (iii) totem signs, (iv) servicing and MOT areas, (v) washing and car preparation / valet areas, (vi) display, staff and customer car parking, (vii) new internal circulation roads, cycle paths and footpaths, and (viii) hard and soft landscaping including provision of a 1.5m high mound on the western site boundary.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee unanimously refused the application for the three reasons set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, and for three additional reasons of there being insufficient information to demonstrate that

 

·         the development would be acceptable in highway safety terms

·         the development would not cause an increased risk of flooding

·         habitats of importance would be protected as a result of the proposed development.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 11 June 2019.

 

The case officer updated the report following the receipt of comments relating to highways and transport, drainage and ecology.

 

Colin Brown (applicant’s agent) and Councillor Harris (Duxford Parish Council) addressed the meeting. The case officer reported that Councillor Peter McDonald (local Member) had recommended that the application be refused.

 

Members commented on the following:

 

·         The application was for development of a Greenfield site

·         The failure to identify an alternative site was concerning

·         Traffic issues

·         Adverse impact on the landscape

·         The proposed site had not been allocated in the Local Plan 2018

·         Highway safety

·         The potential for flooding

·         Incursion into the ‘green separation’ between Duxford and Whittlesford

·          

The Committee unanimously refused the application for the three reasons set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, and for three additional reasons of there being insufficient information to demonstrate that

 

·         the development would be acceptable in highway safety terms

·         the development would not cause an increased risk of flooding

·         habitats of importance would be protected as a result of the proposed development.


Meeting: 05/07/2017 - Planning Committee (Item 7)

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35 dwellings revised layout. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee gave officers delegated powers 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 requiring the applicant to put in place a management plan ensuring, in perpetuity, maintenance of the footpath along the eastern boundary of the site; and

 

2.     The Conditions set out in the report from the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development.

Minutes:

The Case Officer referred to a previous application for Reserved Matters, which had been refused on 23 March 2017.  Members had agreed the reasons for refusal as being unacceptable design, and the failure to spread the affordable housing throughout the development, contrary to Policies DP/2 and HG/3 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework 2007. Members also noted that the northern and western site boundaries were not within the applicant’s control and that, the inability to secure a link from the proposal site to the Right of Way rendered the site unsustainable in that there was no easy access to the railway station. Poor design and site layout had also been a reason for refusal.

 

Philip Wright from CALA Homes addressed the meeting. He highlighted changes made by the current application: better “pepper potting” of the affordable housing, the addressing of landscaping concerns, and that the application was now policy compliant. There were no technical objections to the proposal.

 

The Case Officer confirmed that the applicant would be required to ensure that, in the absence of its adoption by the County Council, the on-site roads and footpaths would be maintained by a management company for the development. The Planning Lawyer added that, in doing this, any costs that might be passed on to residents, was not a material factor that the Committee could consider when determining the application. Concern was expressed that the footpath should be maintained to a standard making it accessible to disabled people.

 

The Committee gave officers delegated powers to approve the application subject to

 

1.     The prior completion of a Planning Obligation requiring the applicant to put in place a management plan ensuring, in perpetuity, maintenance of the on-site roads and footpaths; and

 

2.     The Conditions set out in the report from the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development.


Meeting: 01/07/2015 - Planning Committee (Item 4)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being the unsustainable nature of the proposal, and concerns relating to highway safety and adverse impact on the amenity of residents in Greenacres.

Minutes:

Members attended a site visit on 30 June 2015.

 

Alastair Rae (objector), Colin Campbell (applicant’s agent), Councillor Mick Martin (local Member) and Councillor Peter Topping (Member for the adjacent Ward of Whittlesford and Cambridgeshire County Councillor for the Electoral Division of Duxford) addressed the meeting. Mr. Rae criticised the proposal’s lack of sustainability and its adverse impact on residents’ amenity. He highlighted the potential effect on highway safety, and urged the Committee to take account of local knowledge. Mr. Campbell said that this proposal was sustainable in terms of employment and proximity to the railway line, and would help to address the shortfall in the five-year housing land supply, and provision of affordable housing. Councillor Martin described the constraints presented by St. Johns Street, and said the developers should investigate sites elsewhere, or alternative accesses to the proposed one. Councillor Topping referred to the increased volume of traffic on the A505 that would result from this development, and the loss of amenity for residents in St. Johns Street because of the proposed access. He called upon the Committee to defer making a decision pending the commissioning and reporting of an independent traffic survey.

 

Opening the debate, a Committee member described the proposal as a speculative application, with a contrived vehicular access that would adversely affect a quiet cul-de-sac.

 

In response to another Member, Dr. Finney, representing Cambridgeshire County Council as Local Highways Authority, said the traffic assessment carried out by his Authority had been thorough, and the impact on the local network had not been considered severe enough to justify raising an objection.

 

A third Member described the proposal as unsustainable in a Group Village such as Duxford.

 

The Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being the unsustainable nature of the proposal, and concerns relating to highway safety and adverse impact on the amenity of residents in Greenacres.


Meeting: 02/04/2014 - Planning Committee (Item 121)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to the prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing contributions towards open space, community facilities, waste receptacles and monitoring and legal fees, the Conditions set out in paragraphs 38 to 46 in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director, and an Informative relating to the impact on users of the highway during the construction period.

Minutes:

Alan Baker (applicant’s agent), Norman Foster (Duxford Parish Council) and Councillor Mick Martin (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

Members heard concerns about traffic and the cramped nature of the proposal.

 

The Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to the prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing contributions towards open space, community facilities, waste receptacles and monitoring and legal fees, the Conditions set out in paragraphs 38 to 46 in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director, and an Informative relating to the impact on users of the highway during the construction period.


Meeting: 05/06/2013 - Planning Committee (Item 3)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions referred to in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.

Minutes:

Councillor Mick Martin (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions referred to in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director. The Committee endorsed the local Member’s comments that particular attention should be paid to the landscaping of the site boundary nearest to Duxford village.


Meeting: 05/12/2012 - Planning Committee (Item 105)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee gave officers delegated powers to approve the application subject to (i)no objections being raised by the Local Highways Authority to the additional transport assessment information and revised plans, as amended by Health Impact Assessment date stamped 16 October 2012, Transport Assessment Addendum dated 23 October 2012, Addendum to Badger Survey Report dated 1 November 2012, Noise Impact Assessment date stamped 12 November 2012, and Flood Risk Assessment Rev 2 dated 5 October 2012), and drawing numbers D003-003-D14, D003-006-2 and D003-010 date stamped 21 November 2012,(ii) the prior completion  of a Section 106 Legal Agreement to include a lorry routing agreement  public art contribution,  and provision for a viability base figure ,and  (iii) the Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.

Minutes:

Peter Bovill (applicant’s agent)  Ken Winterbottom (Whittlesford Parish Council), Councillor Martin (local member for Duxford) and Councillor Topping (local member for the Whittlesford Parish Council area) addressed the meeting.

 

Members visited the site on 4 December 2012.  The Committee gave officers delegated powers to approve the application subject to (i)no objections being raised by the Local Highways Authority to the additional transport assessment information and revised plans, as amended by Health Impact Assessment date stamped 16 October 2012, Transport Assessment Addendum dated 23 October 2012, Addendum to Badger Survey Report dated 1 November 2012, Noise Impact Assessment date stamped 12 November 2012, and Flood Risk Assessment Rev 2 dated 5 October 2012), and drawing numbers D003-003-D14, D003-006-2 and D003-010 date stamped 21 November 2012,(ii) the prior completion  of a Section 106 Legal Agreement to include a lorry routing agreement  public art contribution,  and provision for a viability base figure ,and  (iii) the Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.


Meeting: 02/11/2011 - Planning Committee (Item 111)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities) and an additional Condition relating to finished floor levels.

Minutes:

Margaret Reali (objector) and Mr Parry (applicant’s agent) addressed the meeting.

 

Prior to considering this application, the Committee viewed the site on 1 November 2011.  The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities) and an additional Condition relating to finished floor levels.


Meeting: 05/10/2011 - Planning Committee (Item 95)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee deferred the application for a site visit. 

Minutes:

Margaret Reali (objector) and Mr Parry (applicant’s agent) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee deferred the application for a site visit. 


Meeting: 11/05/2011 - Planning Committee (Item 221)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Topping (local member for Thriplow) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).


Meeting: 03/11/2010 - Planning Committee (Item 84)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application, contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).  Reason: Having viewed the site, Members considered that the benefit of the sign indicating where the hotel was outweighed the possible harm to highway safety due to distraction caused to vehicle drivers on the A505.

Minutes:

Sophie Gregorios-Pippas (applicant) addressed the meeting.

 

Prior to considering this application, the Committee viewed the site on 3 November 2010. The Committee approved the application, contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).  Members considered that the benefit of the sign indicating where the hotel was outweighed the possible harm to highway safety due to distraction caused to vehicle drivers on the A505.


Meeting: 07/07/2010 - Planning Committee (Item 21)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved both applications as per the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).

Minutes:

Sophie Gregorios –Pippas (applicant) addressed the meeting.

 

Prior to considering this application, the Committee attended a site visit on 7 July 2010   The Committee approved both applications S/0551/10/F and S/0552/10/LB, as amended by plans date-stamped 15 June 2010, subject to the Conditions referred to in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).

 

Councillor Deborah Roberts voted to refuse the two applications.


Meeting: 07/10/2009 - Planning Committee (Item 60)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

 The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities) and an extra Condition requiring the removal of Japanese Knotweed.

Minutes:

Michael Smith (applicant’s agent) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application as amended by drawings received 30 July and 17 September 2009, subject to the Conditions in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities) and an extra Condition requiring the removal from the site of Japanese Knotweed.


Meeting: 05/08/2009 - Planning Committee (Item 47)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application as recommended in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities), subject to the Conditions referred to therein.

Minutes:

Nick Parkinson (applicant’s agent) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application, subject to the Conditions referred to in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities).


Meeting: 06/05/2009 - Planning Committee (Item 158)

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Appendices 1 – 5 (including site plans) are attached to the electronic version of the agenda. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee noted its resolution of 9th January 2008 (minute no. 144 refers) to approve the outline planning application and the hazardous substance consent application as amended by letter and plans date stamped 15thJune 2007, and voted to approve each application subject to Conditions and to the prior completion of the Section 106 Agreement, substantially in those terms drafted in paragraphs 40 and 41 of the current report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities) and in Appendix 4.

Minutes:

Dr James (objector), Ian Reid (on behalf of the applicant), Dr Barbara Fagg (Hinxton Parish Council) and Councillor Tony Orgee (Member for the Abingtons) addressed the meeting in respect of the Draft Report on Public Health Risks prepared by Dr. James.  Ian Reid and Councillor Orgee also addressed the meeting in respect of planning conditions and the Section 106 Legal Agreement.

 

The Committee noted its resolution of 9th January 2008 (minute no. 144 refers) to approve the outline planning application and the hazardous substance consent application as amended by letter and plans date stamped 15June 2007.

 

Copies of a letter dated 5 May 2009 from Richard Buxton (Environmental and Public Law – Cambridge) were distributed to Members, and the Chairman adjourned the meeting for a short time to enable them to consider its contents.  Members also received expert advice from the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Health Protection Team Leader.  A proposal from Councillor Roberts, seconded by Councillor Nightingale, to defer the applications in order to seek independent third party advice about the associated risks was put to the Committee and defeated. The Committee approved each application subject to Conditions and, in relation to planning application S/1749/06/O, to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement, substantially in those terms drafted in paragraphs 40 and 41 of the current report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities) and in Appendix 4 to that report, but with the deletion from the Section 106 Agreement of the Junction Safety Assessment and the addition to the Cycleway Contribution of the cost of the Junction Safety Assessment.

 

Councillor Janice Guest declared a personal interest because her husband, now retired, had been employed by Hexel and was in receipt of a pension from that company.

 

Councillor John Williams declared a personal interest because of his acquaintance with many residents in Duxford and by virtue of his familiarity with the chemical industry and toxicology acquired as part of his past career.

 

Councillor Deborah Roberts voted to refuse the applications.


Meeting: 04/03/2009 - Planning Committee (Item 137)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved as report subject to the Conditions referred to therein. 

Minutes:

Duncan Taylor (objector) and Tim Holmes (applicant) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application as amended by layout plan 0802/PL2/SP/01E date stamped 26 January 2009, subject to the Conditions referred to in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities).

 

Councillor JF Williams declared a personal interest by virtue of his acquaintance with the applicant and some of the objectors in Station Road, and with the applicant’s agent.


Meeting: 04/03/2009 - Planning Committee (Item 136)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities).  Reasons: Economic and tourism benefits outweigh any harm to the listed building and the proposal complies, on balance, with Policies in the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework 2007.

Minutes:

Sophie Gregorios–Pippas (applicant) addressed the meeting.

 

Prior to considering this application, the Committee attended a site visit on 4 March 2009.  The Committee approved the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities).  Members agreed the reasons for approval as being economic and tourism benefits such as to outweigh any harm to the listed building and the proposal’s compliance, on balance, with Policies in the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework 2007.

 

Councillor Mrs DP Roberts voted for refusal and asked that her vote be recorded accordingly.


Meeting: 09/01/2008 - Planning Committee (Item 144)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Minded to approve both applications as report. 

Minutes:

David Best (objector), Patrick Winterlich (on behalf of the applicant), Jane Chater (Chairman, Hinxton Parish Council), Mick Martin (Chairman, Duxford Parish Council Planning Committee), Councillor Tony Orgee (the local Member for Hinxton) and Councillor John Williams (the local Member for Duxford and a member of the District Council’s Planning Committee) addressed the meeting.  On behalf of Hinxton residents, Mrs Chater presented to the Committee Chairman a petition opposing the application on the grounds of

·                      Major effect on the environment of a conservation area

·                      Health issues

·                      The potential impact of an accident at the site

·                      Visual and noise pollution both during and after construction

·                      The increased transportation of hazardous material

·                      Conflict with policies contained in the Local Development Framework

·                      Economic security, including the effect on house prices locally.

 

Prior to considering this application, the Committee attended a site visit on 9th January 2008. 

 

Members expressed concern at the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) refusal to divulge to Mr Andrew Lansley, M.P. for South Cambridgeshire all of the details relating to the health and safety elements of the proposal. The related chronology of events supplied by Andrew Lansley was copied to all Committee Members. However, the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities) advised the Committee that the non-disclosed information was unlikely to be conclusive either way and was, in itself, an insufficient reason either for deferring or refusing the application due to the ‘minded to approve’ nature of the report’s recommendation.  He stated that the HSE had responded to consultation by the Local Planning Authority, confirming that it had no objection to the proposal.

 

Members were MINDED TO APPROVE outline planning application S/1749/06/O, as amended on 15thJune 2007, subject to it being referred to the Secretary of State as a Departure from the Development Plan and not being called in by her for determination, to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement relating to traffic calming and highway safety improvements, off-site landscaping to help screen the development, and a contribution to the construction of a cycle route between Ickleton and Duxford, and the Conditions referred to in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities). The Committee gave officers DELEGATED POWERS TO APPROVE Hazardous Substance Consent application S/1703/06/HSC, as amended on 15th June 2007, subject to the Secretary of State not calling in for her determination outline application S/1749/06/O and referring it back to the Local Planning Authority, whereupon a Decision Notice would be issued containing the Conditions referred to in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities).

 

Councillors Mrs PM Bear, Mrs SA Hatton, Mrs CA Hunt, SGM Kindersley and Mrs DP Roberts voted for refusal of both applications.  Councillor CR Nightingale voted for refusal of application S/1703/06/HSC.

 

Councillor Mrs JM Guest declared a personal interest as her husband had been employed by Hexcel and, before that, by Ciba Geigy for 33 years and was now retired and in receipt of a company pension.


Meeting: 06/06/2007 - Planning Committee (Item 13)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Delegated approval subject to clarification of floor plans and additional Conditions relating to landscaping and fencing.

Minutes:

Prior to considering this application, Members attended a site visit on 4th June 2007.  The Committee gave officers DELEGATED POWERS TO APPROVE the application, for the reasons set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities), subject to clarification of floor plans, the Conditions referred to in the report and additional Conditions relating to landscaping and fencing.


Meeting: 05/07/2006 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 27)

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Minutes:

APPROVAL for the reasons set out in the report, subject to the Conditions referred to therein.


Meeting: 01/02/2006 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 20)

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Decision:

Delegated approval, subject to agreement as to landscaping and fence colour, in line with officers’ amended recommendation 

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL, subject to agreement as to landscaping and fence colour, in line with officers’ amended recommendation.


Meeting: 01/02/2006 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 19)

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Decision:

Delegated approval, subject to agreement as to landscaping and fence colour, in line with officers’ amended recommendation 

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL, subject to agreement as to landscaping and fence colour, in line with officers’ amended recommendation.


Meeting: 02/11/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 18)

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Decision:

Approval as report 

Minutes:

APPROVAL of Reserved Matters (siting, design and external appearance of the buildings) as amended by plan date stamped 31st October 2005, pursuant to outline planning permission dated 14th June 2004, reference S/0791/04/O, for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, subject to the Conditions referred to therein.

 

Councillor Mrs HM Smith declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this application due to her friendship with the occupier of 53 Moorfield Road, and withdrew from the Chamber prior to its consideration.  She took no part in the debate, and did not vote.


Meeting: 13/05/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 32)

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Decision:

Withdrawn. 

Minutes:

Members noted that this application had been WITHDRAWN.