Agenda and decisions

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10.00 a.m.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Chair's announcements

2.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence from committee members. 

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.

4.

Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To authorise the Chair to sign, as correct records, the Minutes of the meetings held on 22 July 2020, 26 August 2020 and 9 September 2020.

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5.

S/4207/19/RM - Cottenham (Land North East of Rampton Road) pdf icon PDF 556 KB

 

Approval of matters reserved for appearance landscaping layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2876/16/OL for a residential development comprising 154 dwellings including access.

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Decision:

By eight votes to three, the Committee refused the application for Reserved Matters contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being conflict with Policy HQ/1 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 (Design Principles) and Policies COH/1-1, COH-1-5 and COH/2-2 of the Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version, February 2020) (Landscape Character, Village Character and Large Site Design).

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Cahn and Fane voted to approve the application. Councillors Bradnam, Daunton, Hawkins, Rippeth, Roberts, Heather Williams, Richard Williams and Wright voted for refusal.)

6.

S/4243/19/FL - Orchard Park (Land to the West of Neal Drive) pdf icon PDF 587 KB

 

Erection of two new private residential blocks with linking central element comprising 138 student rooms and associated facilities (Resubmission of application S/3983/18/FL)

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Decision:

By seven votes to four, 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 the items outlined in Appendix 2 to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development; and

 

2.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in that report.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Cahn,  Daunton, Fane, Hawkins and Rippeth voted to support the application. Councillors Roberts, Heather Williams, Richard Williams, and Wright voted against.

7.

20/02881/FUL - Whittlesford (Factory, 84 Duxford Road) pdf icon PDF 368 KB

 

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.)

8.

S/3215/19/DC - Longstanton (The Retreat, Fews Lane) RTF 2 MB

 

Discharge of conditions 4 (Foul Water Drainage) and 5 (Surface Water Drainage) of planning permission S/2937/16/FL

 

Appendix A is attached to the online version of this agenda. Those reading a paper copy of the agenda, please type into your web browser the following case sensitive password and press enter:

 

https://bit.ly/34rtPkf

 

Then scroll down to the Longstanton item.

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Decision:

The Committee unanimously deferred the application to allow time for a full public consultation exercise to be carried out in respect of the Drainage Review at Fews Lane, Longstanton conducted by Stantec (Project Ref: 49304/001 | Rev: AA | Date: August 2020).

 

(Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and did not vote).

9.

S/0150/20/FL - Swavesey (11 Home Close) pdf icon PDF 371 KB

 

Two-storey side extension

Decision:

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

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Cahn, Fane, Roberts, Richard Williams, and Wright voted to support the application. Councillors Hawkins, Rippeth and Heather Williams voted against. Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and did not vote.)

10.

20/02217/FUL - Cottenham (8 Mill Field) pdf icon PDF 247 KB

 

Change of use of land to form part of residential curtilage and the erection of a double garage.

Decision:

By five votes to four, the Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reason for refusal as being inappropriate development outside the village framework contrary to Policy S/7 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 (Development Framework) and Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan Policy COH/2-1 (development proposals outside the development framework will be supported where they are designed to provide facilities for rural enterprise, agriculture, forestry or leisure, or where they otherwise accord with national or local planning policies).

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Cahn, Fane and Rippeth voted in favour of the application. Councillors Hawkins, Roberts. Heather Williams, Richard Williams and Wright voted against. Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and did not vote.)

11.

20/03308/CL2PD - Cambourne (51 Brookfield Way) pdf icon PDF 218 KB

 

Lawful certificate for a proposed single storey side extension to both sides of detached house

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the issue of a Lawful Development Certificate for the reason specified in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

 

(Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and were not part of the affirmation.)

12.

Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 225 KB

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13.

Appeals against Planning Decisions and Enforcement Action pdf icon PDF 26 KB

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