Agenda and decisions

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 26 May 2020 2.00 p.m.

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No. Item


Chairman's Announcements



To receive apologies for absence from 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.


S/4302/19/FL - Girton (16 High Street) pdf icon PDF 595 KB


Erection of 15 no. one-bedroom apartments and a small office building including car and cycle parking bin stores a replacement substation landscaped open space and associated development.


The Committee deferred this application for administrative reasons.


S/1213/19/RM - Great Abington (Strawberry Farm) pdf icon PDF 328 KB


Reserved Matters for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/1433/16/OL for the erection of 8 dwellings including housing provision landscaping and associated infrastructure.


By six votes to two, 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 a conflict with planning policies including Policy HQ/1 (Design Principles) of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 by virtue of the proposal’s design quality, height and scale making it out of keeping with the character of, and fail  either to preserve or enhance, the local area and landscape. Members also agreed that final wording for the Decision Notice should be agreed by officers in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee.


(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Heylings, Milnes, Roberts and Wright voted to refuse the application. Councillors Cahn and Fane voted to approve it. Councillors Ellington, Rippeth and Heather Williams were not present.)


S/4081/19/FL - Fowlmere (Hideaway, Lynch Lane) pdf icon PDF 150 KB


Single storey rear extension


The Committee deferred this application for administrative reasons.


S/3858/19/FL - Whittlesford (2 Whiskins) pdf icon PDF 157 KB


Single storey rear extension


The Committee deferred this application for administrative reasons.