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WHITTLESFORD: Planning Applications

Meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee (Item 7)

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Demolition of existing factory premises and the construction of 7 No. dwellings and associated infrastructure, including access, parking, landscaping and ancillary work (Re-submission of S/0029/19/FL)

Decision:

By ten votes to nil, the Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being

 

1.     That the proposed development site lay outside the development framework and was therefore not consistent with Policies S/7 and S/10 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018; and

 

2.     That the development would result in the loss of an employment site, contrary to Policy E/14 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018, and there was insufficient evidence that the existing factory had been marketed in a suitable manner.

 

(Councillor Bradnam did not vote.)

Minutes:

Kath Slater (applicant’s agent), and Councillor Ken Winterbottom (Whittlesford Parish Council) addressed the meeting. Tim Smith had registered to speak as an objector but withdrew his request at the meeting.

 

Councillor Richard Williams addressed the meeting as local Member.

 

During the ensuing debate, Committee members referred to the following

 

·       The lack of affordable housing

·       The loss of an employment site

·       Home working opportunities

·       Conflict with Green Belt policy

·       Appropriate marketing of the site for commercial purposes

 

By ten votes to nil, the Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being

 

1.     That the proposed development site lay outside the development framework and was therefore not consistent with Policies S/7 and S/10 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018; and

 

2.     That the development would result in the loss of an employment site, contrary to Policy E/14 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018, and there was insufficient evidence that the existing factory had been marketed in a suitable manner.

 

(Councillor Bradnam did not vote.)


Meeting: 10/06/2020 - Planning Committee (Item 11)

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Single storey rear extension

Decision:

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

 

Councillors Ellington, Rippeth and Roberts had left the meeting so were not part of the affirmation.

Minutes:

By way of clarification, the case officer said that Councillor Peter McDonald, mentioned in paragraph 12 of the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, had been commenting in his capacity not as the District Councillor for the adjacent ward of Duxford but instead as the Cambridgeshire County Councillor for the electoral division of Duxford, which includes the parish of Whittlesford.

 

Jonathan Wright addressed the meeting and objected to the proposal on behalf of one of the neighbours.

 

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

 

Councillors Ellington, Rippeth and Roberts had left the meeting so were not part of the affirmation.


Meeting: 26/05/2020 - Planning Committee (Item 8)

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Single storey rear extension

Decision:

The Committee deferred this application for administrative reasons.

Minutes:

The Committee noted that this application had been deferred and would be considered at the meeting on 10 June 2020.


Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Planning Committee (Item 9)

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Proposed demolition of existing factory premises and construction of 7 dwellings and associated infrastructure, including access, parking, landscaping and ancillary works

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Planning Committee unanimously refused the application for the reasons set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 9 July 2019.

 

The case officer read out aloud comments from the local Member Councillor Peter Topping.

 

Louise Smith (objector), Kath Slater (applicant’s agent) and Councillor Kennetn Winterbottom (Whittlesford Parish Council) addressed the meeting.

 

Members established that appropriate marketing had not yet been carried out. A traffic assessment should also be undertaken.

 

The Planning Committee unanimously refused the application for the reasons set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.


Meeting: 07/09/2016 - Planning Committee (Item 8)

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Erection of two semi-detached dwellings,

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application, subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the  Head of Development Management.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 6 September 2016.

 

Paula Renouf (objector), Graham Bowles (applicant’s agent), Councillor Ken Winterbottom (Whittlesford Parish Council) and Councillor Peter Topping (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

Paula Renouf said that the application, in the Green Belt and outside the village framework, would lead to a loss of sunlight to her patio.

 

Mr Bowles summarised the history behind this application, and said that the design had been changed following consultation with neighbours.

 

Councillor Winterbottom referred to the application being outside the village framework, in the Green Belt, and contrary to the Group village policy.

 

Councillor Topping urged the Committee to enforce its Group Village Policy.

 

Members regretted the detrimental impact on the neighbour, and the perception of development by stealth. It was suggested that remaining land should be transferred to the Parish Council so that it could not be built upon.

 

The Committee approved the application, subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Head of Development Management.


Meeting: 06/07/2016 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

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Outline planning permission with all matters reserved apart from access for the erection of up to eighteen dwellings and associated infrastructure and works

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to

 

1.     The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 reflecting the developer contributions set out in Appendix 1 (issued as a supplement) and required to make the development acceptable in planning terms in accordance with Policy DP/4 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework 2007 and Paragraph 204 of the National Planning Policy Framework;

 

2.     The Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director; and

 

3.     An additional Condition requiring all the estate roads to be be built to an adoptable standard.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 5 July 2016.

 

Matt Hare (applicant’s agent), Councillor Ken Winterbottom (Whittlesford Parish Council) and Councillor Peter Topping (local Member) addressed the meeting. Matt Hare said that the development, including seven affordable homes, complied with sustainability requirements, and had no adverse impact on the surrounding area. Councillor Winterbottom raised concerns relating to inadequacy of access, traffic, car parking and lack of visibility. He also requested that estate roads be constructed to an adoptable standard. Councillor Topping added traffic flow as an issue. Highways officers from Cambridgeshire County Council addressed these issues.

 

Following further discussion, the Committee approved the application subject to

 

1.     The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 reflecting the developer contributions set out in Appendix 1 (issued as a supplement) and required to make the development acceptable in planning terms in accordance with Policy DP/4 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework 2007 and Paragraph 204 of the National Planning Policy Framework;

 

2.     The Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director; and

 

3.     An additional Condition requiring all the estate roads to be be built to an adoptable standard.


Meeting: 06/07/2016 - Planning Committee (Item 4)

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Redevelopment of site for residential use (outline planning application, all matters reserved)

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to

 

1.     The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 reflecting the developer contributions set out in Appendix 1 (circulated at the meeting) and required to make the development acceptable in planning terms; and

 

2.     The Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 5 July 2016.

 

Councillor Ken Winterbottom (Whittlesford Parish Council) and Councillor Peter Topping (local Member) addressed the meeting. Councillor Winterbottom reiterated the Parish Council’s disappointment, contained in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director, that none of the 61 dwellings was to be affordable. He also demanded that there be an agreement in place to secure ongoing maintenance of the play area. Design of the development should be of a high standard. Councillor Topping shared the Parish Council’s comment about the absence of affordable housing, but appreciated the viability issues arising out of the need for remediation of the land. He also acknowledged that the presence of a railway station in the village added to its sustainability.

 

In response to a comment from Councillor Sebastian Kindersley, officers confirmed that the Section 106 Legal Agreement would make provision for the review of viability. Such a clause would be invaluable, for example, if remediation costs were lower than expected.

 

Following further debate, the Committee approved the application subject to

 

1.     The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town            and Country Planning Act 1990 reflecting the developer contributions set out   in Appendix 1 (circulated at the meeting), and a provision for the review of the      potential viability of affordable housing, as required to make the development         acceptable in planning terms; and

 

2.     The Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.


Meeting: 02/12/2015 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

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Change of use from small agricultural holding to burial ground, demolition of existing

Additional documents:

Decision:

‘The Committee endorsed officers’ reason for refusing the application as set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director and as verbally updated by the planning officer at the meeting.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 1 December 2015.

 

Simon Patnick (applicant’s agent), Councillor Arthur Greaves (Whittlesford Parish Council) and Councillor Peter Topping (local Member) addressed the meeting. Mr Patnick commended the sustainable aspects of the application, which extended beyond just transport issues. Councillor Greaves highlighted the proposal’s location in the Green Belt and the lack of suitable public transport. Car parking was also limited.  Councillor Topping said that there was an expectation that burials would be conducted locally rather than district-wide. He described the proposal as inappropriate and in an unsustainable location.

 

While there was some support for the principle of development, Members voiced concern based on sustainability, transport issues, and appropriateness given the site’s proximity to the M11.

 

‘The Committee endorsed officers’ reason for refusing the application as set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director and as verbally updated by the planning officer at the meeting.


Meeting: 08/01/2014 - Planning Committee (Item 84)

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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 securing the following financial contributions:

·         £2,244.90 (index linked) towards the improvement of existing public open space in Whittlesford in compliance with Policy SF/10 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework 2007 (LDF).

·         £371.00 (index linked) towards the provision of new facilities or the improvement of existing facilities in compliance with Policy DP/4 of the LDF.

·         £69.50 per dwelling towards the provision of household waste receptacles.

2.         The removal of Permitted Development Rights.

3.         The Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.

Minutes:

Paul Barnes (objector) and Councillor Peter Toppin (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

Members visited the site on 7 January 2014. The Committee listened to concerns about vehicle safety, scale of development and impact on the character of a valued, local amenity but 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 the following financial contributions:

·         £2,244.90 (index linked) towards the improvement of existing public open space in Whittlesford in compliance with Policy SF/10 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework 2007 (LDF).

·         £371.00 (index linked) towards the provision of new facilities or the improvement of existing facilities in compliance with Policy DP/4 of the LDF.

·         £69.50 per dwelling towards the provision of household waste receptacles.

2.         The removal of Permitted Development Rights.

3.         The Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.


Meeting: 05/06/2013 - Planning Committee (Item 7)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

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


Meeting: 02/02/2011 - Planning Committee (Item 153)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application, subject to the prior completion of a revised Section 106 Legal Agreement as specified in paragraph 22 of the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities), and to the Conditions set out in that report.

Minutes:

The Committee approved the application, subject to the prior completion of a revised Section 106 Legal Agreement as specified in paragraph 22 of the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities), and to the Conditions set out in that report.


Meeting: 09/05/2007 - Planning Committee (Item 9)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Approval (not delegated) for a temporary period of six months (not a year) to allow for an assessment of the impact on the Conservation Area and on neighbour amenity, for the reasons and subject to the Condition in the report, and to a further Condition prohibiting the use of artificial lighting in the shelter. 

Minutes:

The Committee APPROVED the application for a shorter temporary period of six months to allow for an assessment of the impact on the Conservation Area and on neighbour amenity, for the reasons set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities) and subject to the Conditions referred to therein, and to a further Condition prohibiting the use of artificial lighting in the shelter. 


Meeting: 07/02/2007 - Planning Committee (Item 6)

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Decision:

Enforcement action approved in respect of the wall / fence only with a compliance period of three months. 

Minutes:

Prior to considering this item, Members attended a site visit on 5th February 2007. The Committee RESOLVED to issue an Enforcement Notice to secure the removal of the wall / fence only, with a three month compliance period. 


Meeting: 07/06/2006 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 26)

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Decision:

Refused for the reason set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, as amended by plans received on 31 May 2006. 

Minutes:

REFUSED for the reason set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, as amended by plans date stamped  31 May 2006. 


Meeting: 05/04/2006 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 23)

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Minutes:

APPROVAL of amendments as described in the Design Change Statement and shown upon drawing nos. 10387/100 ‘D’, 10387-A-90-P01 ’A’ 10387-A-05-P02 ‘A’, 10387-A-05-P03 ‘A’, 10387-A-05-P04 ‘A’, 10387-A-07-P01 ‘A’, 10387-A-07-P02 ‘A’, 10387-A-07-P03 ‘A’, 10387-A-07-P04 ‘A’ and 10387-A-07-P05, date stamped 1 February 2006.


Meeting: 07/09/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 11)

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Decision:

Refused as report, on the Chairman’s casting vote. 

Minutes:

REFUSED for the reason set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, on the Chairman’s casting vote. 


Meeting: 06/07/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 15)

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Decision:

DELEGATED APPROVAL/REFUSAL

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL/REFUSAL.  The application would be approved (with the withdrawal of permitted development rights if deemed necessary, and a Condition stating that no windows or openings of any kind shall be inserted in the northeast facing roofslope of the building unless expressly authorised by a further planning permission )  if the applicant agreed to remove the roof lights.  If the applicant declined to delete the roof lights, then the application would be refused for the reason set out in the report from the Director of Development Services.


Meeting: 06/07/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 14)

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Decision:

REFUSED

Minutes:

REFUSED for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services. 


Meeting: 04/08/2004 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 7)

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Extension – 16 Royston Road For Mr & Mrs Blackburne-Maze

Decision:

Approval

Minutes:

APPROVED for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, subject to the Conditions referred to therein, and an additional Condition requiring appropriate boundary treatment.