Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 8 May 2024 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber, First Floor

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Items
No. Item

1.

Chair's announcements

Minutes:

The Chair made several brief housekeeping announcements.

2.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence from committee members. 

Minutes:

Apologies for Absence were received from Councillor Geoff Harvey.

3.

Declarations of Interest

 

1.         Disclosable pecuniary interests (“DPI”)

A  DPI is where a committee member or his/her spouse or partner has any kind of beneficial interest in the land under consideration at the meeting.

 

 2.        Non-disclosable pecuniary interests

These are interests that are pecuniary involving a  personal financial benefit or detriment but do not come within the definition of a DPI.  An example would be where a member of their family/close friend (who is not their spouse or partner) has such an interest.

 

3.         Non-pecuniary interests

Where the interest is not one which involves any personal financial benefit or detriment to the Councillor but arises out of a close connection with someone or some  body /association.  An example would be membership of a sports committee/ membership of another council which is involved in the matter under consideration.

Minutes:

With respect to Minutes 5 and 6, Councillor Dr Martin Cahn declared that he was a local Member but had held no discussions regarding the application.

 

With respect to Minute 7, Councillor Dr Lisa Redrup declared that, as local Member, she had acted as a liaison between residents and officers regarding the matter but was coming to the matter afresh. Councillor Ariel Cahn declared that he had attended a meeting of Hauxton Parish Council where the matter had been discussed but had not taken part in the discussion and was coming to the matter afresh.

 

With respect to Minute 9, Councillor Heather Williams declared that an application listed in the report was in her ward, but she had held no discussions regarding the application.

 

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 April 2024 as a correct record.

Minutes:

By affirmation, the Committee authorised the Chair to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 April 2024 as a correct record.

 

5.

24/00607/FUL - 88 and 92 Station Road, Histon pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Retention of the raising of chimney A to the required 1.8m height above the new ridge.

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application in accordance with the officer’s recommendation, and subject to conditions, as laid out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Officers were delegated authority to make minor amendments to the conditions.

Minutes:

The Planning Officer presented the report.

 

Councillor Dr Richard Williams joined the meeting

 

The Chair, seconded by Councillor Heather Williams, proposed that the Committee move to the decision. The Committee agreed to the proposal by affirmation.

 

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application in accordance with the officer’s recommendation, and subject to conditions, as laid out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Officers were delegated authority to make minor amendments to the conditions.

6.

24/00608/LBC - 88 and 92 Station Road, Histon pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Retention of the raising of chimney A to the required 1.8m height above the new ridge.

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application in accordance with the officer’s recommendation, and subject to conditions, as laid out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Officers were delegated authority to make minor amendments to the conditions.

Minutes:

The Planning Officer presented the report. The Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair, proposed that the Committee move to the decision. The Committee agreed to the proposal by affirmation.

 

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application in accordance with the officer’s recommendation, and subject to conditions, as laid out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Officers were delegated authority to make minor amendments to the conditions.

7.

Provisional TPO/07/2024 - 25 High Street, Hauxton pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To Confirm provisional Tree Preservation Order TPO/07/2024

Additional documents:

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee confirmed Provisional Tree Protection Order TPO/07/2024 in accordance with the officer’s recommendation laid out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

Minutes:

The Tree Officer presented the report. In response to Member questions, officers confirmed that the ash trees recommended for protection on site were in good health. Officers also clarified that the trees labelled G7 were not recommended for protection due to their close proximity to a neighbouring property and the potential impact on the property due to the evergreen nature of the trees and potential size of growth- expansion of the root network was described as having a possible impact but this was of lesser concern.

 

In the debate, Members commented that the right balance was being struck between protecting and preserving the majority of trees on site whilst also taking the comments of residents into account.

 

By affirmation, the Committee confirmed Provisional Tree Protection Order TPO/07/2024 in accordance with the officer’s recommendation laid out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

8.

Compliance Report pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Report to follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Compliance Manager presented the report. Members thanked the Principal Planning Compliance Manager for the work undertaken on assigning priorities to historical cases, and a request was raised for a Member workshop on compliance to be held.

 

The Committee noted the report.

9.

Appeals against Planning Decisions and Enforcement Action pdf icon PDF 662 KB

Minutes:

The Delivery Manager introduced the report. A question was raised on the appeal at Cambridge North (APP/W0530/W/23/3315611) and officers advised that the Local Planning Authority had received some counsel regarding the case and was awaiting further advice on a number of matters related to the case, including the impact on water supply in the region.

 

The Committee noted the report.