Agenda and decisions

Planning Committee - Thursday, 25 June 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 a Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 May 2020 as a correct record.

5.

S/2423/19/DC - Longstanton (Northstowe Phase 2) pdf icon PDF 589 KB

 

Discharge of condition 14 (Town Centre Strategy) of planning permission S/2011/14/OL

Decision:

By nine votes to one with one abstention, the Committee discharged Condition 14 of Outline planning permission S/2011/14/OL requiring further detail of the early phases of the development of the town centre to ensure that services and facilities could be delivered. The discharge would include text in the following terms

 

1.    That the submitted Town Centre Strategy provided a suitable basis for the early delivery of community buildings (known as the Civic Hub) and the first commercial building (the Market Hall) and in particular Stage A of the submitted Strategy in accordance with the requirements of Condition 14 of S/2011/14/OL.

 

2.    That indicative floorspace figures provided an initial basis for consideration of the capacity of the town centre but with appropriate flexibility in the delivery to allow for changes in technology and new uses as well as delivering significant employment provision. The town centre would be capable of accommodating the level of comparison retail floorspace under planning reference S/3187/18/FL in a sustainable town centre location. The proposals would also deliver other aspects including community uses, residential, public realm, leisure and other commercial floorspace through promoting flexibility in uses. The town centre strategy was consistent with the creation of the education campus.

 

3.    The town centre strategy provided the opportunity to deliver a range of uses and temporary facilities to create new markets and provide innovation and enterprise, particularly to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise market.

 

4.    Discharge of the condition would  not grant Reserved Matters or detailed consent for any building but rather agreed a Strategy for early phases which would build on the approved outline planning permission, and should be read in conjunction with the Town Centre Strategy approved as part of outline planning permission reference S/2011/14/OL.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Faunton, Fane, HeylingsMilnes, Rippeth. Richard Williams and Wright voted to discharge the Condition. Councillor Heather Williams voted against discharge. Councillor Roberts abstained.)

6.

S/0158/20/FL - Sawston (Former Spicers Site, Sawston Bypass) pdf icon PDF 691 KB

 

Demolition of 582 sq.m (GIA) storage building (B8 Use Class) and erection of 50,445 sq.m (GIA) of research and development accommodation (B1(b) Use Class), including ancillary accommodation and broken down as follows: (i) Office accommodation (9,503 sq.m); (ii) Wafer fabrication (FAB) cleanroom (22,351 sq.m); (iii) Single level basement incorporating 284 no. car parking spaces (9,417 sq.m); (iv) Central Utilities Building (8,694 sq.m); (v) External storage building (480 sq.m); (vi) Cycle parking spaces (80 for staff and 6 for visitors, total 86); (vii) Surface, disabled and visitor car parking (16 spaces) adjacent to the office building entrance; (viii) Access and circulation roads, engineering works and footpaths / cycleways; (ix) Drainage and servicing infrastructure; and (x) Hard and soft landscaping.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Councillor Deborah Roberts proposed deferral on the grounds that the application was premature, would impact adversely on water supply, and should form part of a Masterplan. This proposal was seconded by Councillor Heather Williams and, upon a roll call being conducted, was lost by eight votes to three. Councillors Roberts, Heather Williams aand Richard Williams voted for deferral. Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Rippeth and Wright voted against deferral.

 

Upon a second roll call being conducted, and by nine votes to one, the Committee approved the application subject to

 

1.    The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing mitigation measures relating to

a.    Transport

b.    Landscape and ecology

c.     Archaeology

d.    Section 106 monitoring fees

as referred to in more detail in paragraph 195 of the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development;

2.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development including specific additional wording to condition 6 to require consultation with Natural England, and additional wording to condition 25 to include mention of re-use and recycling.

 

(Councillors Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Milnes, Rippeth, Heather Williams, Richard Williams and Wright voted to approve the application. Councillor Roberts voted to refuse it. Councillor John Batchelor had missed several elements of the debate due to technical issues. Having taken advice from the Senior Planning Lawyer, Councillor Batchelor did not vote.)

7.

S/4418/19/RM - Linton (Land South of Wheatsheaf Barn, Horseheath Road) pdf icon PDF 726 KB

 

Approval of matters reserved for access appearance landscaping layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2553/16/OL for the erection of 42 dwellings including the provision of 0.45ha for allotments.

Additional documents:

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to

 

1.    The Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Conditions associated with, and attached to, the Outline planning permission S/2553/16/OL;

2.    An Informative advising the applicant that, as part of any discharge of conditions application to condition 14 of outline consent S/2553/16/OL (survey for retention of existing trees and hedges), the hedgerow on the northern edge of the site adjacent to Horseheath Road should be retained where it is practicable to do so. precise wording to be agreed by officers in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee; and

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

8.

S/2896/19/FL - Duxford (Imperial War Museum Royston Road, Duxford) pdf icon PDF 588 KB

 

Construction of a 168-bedroom hotel with ancillary facilities associated access gates car parking (including reconfigured conference centre car parking) cycle parking and landscaping.

Decision:

By seven votes to two, the Committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the application subject to

 

1.    Officers being satisfied that all appropriate public consultation had been carried out. If not so satisfied, then the consultation exercise would be carried out , and the application again presented to Committee for determination.

2.    The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing a commuted sum towards maintenance of the ‘keep clear’ markings on the M11 Junction 10 roundabout.

3.    The Conditions and Informatives referred to in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development plus additional wording added to the materials condition in relation to the use of toned down colours and the landscaping condition to secure a hedge along the eastern boundary adjacent to the M11 slip road.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Daunton, Fane, Heylings, Milnes and Wright voted to approve the application. Councillors Roberts and Heather Williams voted for refusal. Councillors Rippeth and Richard Williams were not present and did not vote.

9.

S/0185/20/FL - Gamlingay (Grays Road) pdf icon PDF 340 KB

 

Change of use from public amenity space to parking including resurfacing

Decision:

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

 

Councillors Rippeth, Roberts and Richard Williams were not present and did not form part of the affirmation.

10.

20/01004/FUL - Teversham (1-4 and 17-28 Ferndale) pdf icon PDF 149 KB

 

Additional cladding layer to 14 flats and two bungalows

Decision:

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

 

Councillors Rippeth, Roberts and Richard Williams were not present and did not form part of the affirmation.

11.

20/01005/FUL - Fen Ditton (1-3 and 2-28, Musgrave Way) pdf icon PDF 141 KB

 

Re-cladding and insulation from a pebble dash finish to a light rendered topcoat.

Decision:

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

 

Councillors Rippeth, Roberts and Richard Williams were not present and did not form part of the affirmation.