Agenda and decisions

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 13 October 2021 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior, 03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk  Members of the public wishing to speak at this meeting are requested to contact the Support Officer by no later than 4pm on Friday 8 October. A public speaking protocol applies.

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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 Meeting

To note that the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2021 will be presented to the meeting on 10 November 2021.

5.

21/02310/REM - Northstowe (parish of Longstanton) (Phase 2B, Northstowe,Land South of Rampton Drift) pdf icon PDF 598 KB

 

Reserved matters application for 300 dwellings including affordable housing provision, non-residential floorspace, landscaping, open space and associated infrastructure for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2011/14/OL

Decision:

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

6.

S/3290/19/RM - Fulbourn (Land East of Teversham Road) pdf icon PDF 863 KB

 

Approval of matters reserved for appearance landscaping layout and scale following outline planning permission S/0202/17/OL for the development of 110 dwellings with areas of landscaping and public open space and associated infrastructure works. The outline was screened and confirmed not too be EIA development.

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Decision:

By unanimous vote, the Planning Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed that the reasons for refusal were:

 

Design

 

The proposed development, by virtue of the scale and siting of the two and a half storey apartment buildings located centrally within the site and within a key view north through the site across Poor Well and along the chalk stream towards the open countryside beyond, would result in significant harm to the character and appearance of the area and significantly erode the existing wide open view and green space, which provided a positive connection between the existing village and adjacent countryside.

 

Furthermore, the adverse visual impact of the apartment buildings was exacerbated by virtue of the buildings being sited on raised platforms, which would increase ground levels by up to a further 900mm above existing, enhancing the adverse prominence and dominance of the central apartment buildings within the site and within views from the surrounding area, creating a scale of development that was out of keeping with the character of the area.

 

The proposal was therefore contrary to Policy HQ/1 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 and paragraph 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021, which required developments to be of high quality design, to be compatible with its location in terms of scale and appearance and to make a positive contribution to its local and wider context and the Fulbourn Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document 2020, in particular guidance notes 10.3, 10.10, 10.12 and Figure 46 of the Guide, which sought in Section 10 to integrate larger developments within the village.

 

Drainage

 

Insufficient information had been submitted to demonstrate that the reserved matters scheme can provide a satisfactory scheme of surface water drainage and prevent the increased risk of flooding. The proposal was therefore contrary to Policies CC/7, CC/8 and CC/9 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 and paragraph 167 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021 which require development proposals to incorporate appropriate sustainable surface water drainage systems and to ensure that flood risk is not increased elsewhere.

 

Biodiversity

 

The reserved matters scheme failed to provide a measurable net gain in biodiversity. The proposal was therefore contrary to Policies HQ/1(m) and NH/4 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 and paragraphs 174 and 180 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2021 which require development proposals to aim to maintain, enhance, restore or add to biodiversity and minimise the impacts on, and providing net gains for, biodiversity.

 

Affordable Housing

 

The reserved matters scheme, by virtue of the proposed layout, failed to adequately distribute affordable properties throughout the site and to integrate those units appropriately with the market housing. The proposal was therefore contrary to Policy H/10 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 and the Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy 2019-2023 which sought to provide affordable housing in small groups or clusters distributed through the site.

 

7.

21/02594/S73 - Shepreth (Land to the East of Collins Close, near Meldreth Road) pdf icon PDF 393 KB

 

Section 73 Variation of conditions 2 (Approved plans), 3 (Hard and soft Landscape), 7 (Noise), 8 (Acoustic Insulation), 9 (Energy Delivery Strategy), 10 (Foul Water Drainage), 11 (Surface water drainage), 13 (Flood Risk), 14 (Traffic Management plan), 17 (Electronic Vehicle Charging), 19 (Biodiversity Enhancements), 21 (Reptile Survey), 22 (External Lighting), 23 (Covered and secure cycle parking), 24 (Waste), 25 (Boundary Treatment) and 26 (Construction Programme) and the removal of condition 16 (Visibility splays) following planning permission S/3052/16/FL (Erection of 25 dwellings including 40% affordable along with access car and cycle parking and associated landscaping).

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Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee granted delegated authority to officers to issue a new planning permission subject to:

(a)      the conditions and informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development; and

(b)      the prior completion of a Deed of Variation

8.

21/00955/FUL - Swavesey (Land adjacent to 26 Taylors Lane) pdf icon PDF 338 KB

 

Dwelling and associated landscaping to replace existing workshop

Decision:

Upon a proposal from Councillor Heather Williams, seconded by Councillor Anna Bradnam, the Planning Committee approved, by six votes to three, the addition of the wording “in consultation with the Parish Council” be added to condition 3 set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

 

By affirmation, the Planning Committee approved the application subject to the conditions set out in the report by the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development and the addition of the agreed wording to condition 3.

9.

21/01023/OUT - Cottenham (Land North West of 15 Orchard Close) pdf icon PDF 406 KB

 

Outline planning permission for a single storey 'Self Build' dwelling with all matters reserved

Decision:

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

 

10.

21/03629/LBC - Little Wilbraham (Primrose Farm, Primrose Farm Road) pdf icon PDF 345 KB

 

Installation of 1 No. sun pipe to a kitchen extension (Retrospective)

Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee approved the retrospective installation of a sun pipe to the previously approved kitchen extension in accordance with the recommendation set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

11.

21/00858/FUL - Swavesey (19 Wallmans Lane) pdf icon PDF 272 KB

 

Erection of a 4-bed dwelling with garage and office

Decision:

By affirmation, minus the vote of Councillor Dr. Richard Williams who had left the meeting for this Item, the Planning Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

12.

Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 144 KB

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13.

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

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