Planning Committee - Tuesday, 27 July 2021 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior, 03450 450 500 Email:  Members of the public wishing to speak at this meeting are requested to contact the Support Officer by no later than 4pm on Thursday 22 July 2021. A public speaking protocol applies.


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Important information for public speakers and those wishing to observe proceedings


Following the end of temporary legislation allowing for public meetings to be conducted entirely virtually, it is now possible for public speakers to attend a meeting and speak in person. However, because we still need to follow government advice on indoor gatherings and social distancing, the seating available for members of the public will be severely restricted. We therefore would urge you to observe proceedings or participate remotely if possible. If you feel you really need to be present in person, please contact Democratic Services and request a place. Seats might only become available when other people leave the meeting.


Chair's announcements



Councillor Judith Rippeth has sent apologies. To receive apologies for absence from other committee members. 


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 of Previous Meeting

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2021 will be presented to the Planning Committee meeting on 11 August 2021.


21/02400/REM - Waterbeach (Northern Woods, Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield, Parcel 1, Denny End Road) pdf icon PDF 404 KB


Reserved matters application for 89 dwellings, for appearance, means of access, landscaping, layout and scale, pursuant to condition 3 of the outline planning permission S/0559/17/OL.



20/03339/FUL - Toft (Land West of 80 West Street) pdf icon PDF 308 KB


Erection of a convenience food retail store with associated car parking.


20/04702/OUT - Caldecote (Land at the back of 4 and 6 East Drive, Highfields Caldecote) pdf icon PDF 305 KB


Outline planning for the erection of 2 no. dwellings with all matters reserved.


21/01633/CL2PD - Comberton (24 West Street) pdf icon PDF 223 KB


Certificate of lawfulness under section 192 for the construction of a concrete base for the siting of a caravan within an existing residential planning unit, erection of two-metre high gates and boundary fence and construction of a permeable gravel parking area.


Notes to help those people visiting the South Cambridgeshire District Council offices – please also refer to the Covid-security measures relating to meetings in the Council Chamber which are on the website page for each relevant meeting.


Members of the public wishing to view the meeting will be able to watch the livestream via the link which will be publicised before this meeting.


Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting in person, please contact Democratic Services at


While we try to make sure that you stay safe when visiting South Cambridgeshire Hall, you also have a responsibility for your own safety, and that of others.



When attending meetings in non-public areas of the Council offices you must report to Reception, sign in, and at all times wear the Visitor badge issued.  Before leaving the building, please sign out and return the Visitor badge to Reception.

Public seating in meeting rooms is limited. For further details contact Democratic Services on 03450 450 500 or e-mail


Emergency and Evacuation

In the event of a fire, a continuous alarm will sound.  Leave the building using the nearest escape route; from the Council Chamber or Mezzanine viewing gallery this is via the staircase just outside the door.  Go to the assembly point at the far side of the staff car park opposite the staff  entrance

  • Do not use the lifts to leave the building.  If you are unable to use stairs by yourself, the emergency staircase landings have fire refuge areas, which give protection for a minimum of 1.5 hours.  Press the alarm button and wait for help from Council fire wardens or the Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Do not re-enter the building until the officer in charge or the Fire and Rescue Service confirms that it is safe to do so.


First Aid

If you feel unwell or need first aid, please alert a member of staff.


Access for People with Disabilities

We are committed to improving, for all members of the community, access to our agendas and minutes. We try to take all circumstances into account but, if you have any specific needs, please let us know, and we will do what we can to help you.  The Council Chamber is accessible to wheelchair users.  Infra-red hearing assistance systems are available in the Council Chamber and viewing gallery. To use these, you must sit in sight of the infra-red transmitter and wear a ‘neck loop’, which can be used with a hearing aid switched to the ‘T’ position.  If your hearing aid does not have the ‘T’ position facility then earphones are also available and can be used independently. You can get both neck loops and earphones from Reception.



Public toilets are available on each floor of the building next to the lifts. These include facilities for disabled people.


Recording of Business and Use of Mobile Phones

We are open and transparent about how we make decisions. Public meetings are webcast and are also recorded, but we allow recording, filming and photography at Council, Cabinet and other meetings, which members of the public can attend, so long as proceedings at the meeting are not disrupted.  We also allow the use of social media during meetings to bring Council issues to the attention of a wider audience.  To minimise disturbance to others attending the meeting, please switch your phone or other mobile device to silent / vibrate mode.


Banners, Placards and similar items

You are not allowed to bring into, or display at, any public meeting any banner, placard, poster or other similar item.  If you do so, the Chair will suspend the meeting until such items are removed.


Disturbance by Public

If a member of the public interrupts proceedings at a meeting, the Chair will warn the person concerned.  If they continue to interrupt, the Chair will order their removal from the meeting room.  If there is a general disturbance in any part of the meeting room open to the public, the Chair may call for that part to be cleared. The meeting will be suspended until order has been restored.



Since 1 July 2008, South Cambridgeshire District Council has operated a Smoke Free Policy. No one can smoke at any time within the Council offices, or in the car park or other grounds forming part of those offices.


Food and Drink

Until the lifting of Covid restrictions, no vending machines are available. Bottled water is available for attendees at meetings.


Public speaking protocol pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Plans and Drawings pdf icon PDF 6 MB