Agenda and decisions

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 8 July 2020 10.00 a.m.

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Chair'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.


Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 June 2020

These minutes will be presented to the Planning Committee meeting on 22 July 2020.


S/3835/19/RM - Caldecote (Land To The West Grafton Drive, Highfields Caldecote) pdf icon PDF 741 KB


Approval of matters reserved for appearance landscaping layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2764/16/OL for residential development of up to 58 dwellings with associated infrastructure landscaping and public open space. The outline application was not subject to an Environmental Impact  Assessment (EIA).


By ten votes to nil, with one Member not voting, the Committee approved the application subject to


1.    An additional Condition requiring the applicant to submit to the Local Planning Authority a statement detailing the species of trees to be planted on site;


2.    An additional condition requiring details of tree protection measures for existing trees on the site;


3.    An additional Condition requiring the applicant to arrange for an Ecological Clerk of the Works to be present on-site during clearance of that site to establish the presence or otherwise of breeding Great Crested Newts; and


4.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development


the precise wording of the Conditions and Informatives referred to in 1, 2, 3 and 4 above being agreed by officers in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee and Vice-Chair of this meeting.


Councillor Dr. Martin Cahn joined the meeting during consideration of this item. While he took part in the debate, Councillor Cahn did not vote.


20/01138/OUT - Waterbeach (95 Bannold Road) pdf icon PDF 317 KB


Outline planning permission with all matters reserved except for access for the demolition of the existing house and the erection of five dwellings


By affirmation, the Committee deferred the application without debate to allow time for the applicant to amend the red line application boundary to include all areas of the access required to undertake the proposed development.


Councillor Dr. Martin Cahn was not present and was not part of the affirmation.


Diversion of Footpath 5 - Wimpole (Main Gate and Stable Gate) pdf icon PDF 5 MB


By affirmation, the Committee agreed


1.    That, as Order Making Authority, South Cambridgeshire District Council should approve the proposed diversion of Public Footpath No. 5 in Wimpole as meeting the legislative tests set out in Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and


2.    That Cambridgeshire County Council be directed to make an appropriate Order as agents for South Cambridgeshire District Council.


Enforcement Report

This report swill be presented to the Planning Committee meeting on 22 July 2020.


Appeals against Planning Decisions and Enforcement Action pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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