Agenda and decisions

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 14 July 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 9 July 2021. 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 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To authorise the Chair to sign the Minutes of the meetings held on 26 May 2021 and 9 June 2021, and the Extraordinary meeting held on 19 February 2021 as correct records.

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5.

20/05253/FUL - Waterbeach (Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road) pdf icon PDF 683 KB

 

Hybrid application for the expansion of existing business park to create a sustainable campus comprising - (i) Full application for the erection of two office (Class E) buildings, together with landscaping, SuDS, earthworks and associated works; (ii) Outline application (matters of access and scale to be considered, all other matters reserved) for the erection of additional office (Class E) floorspace, together with landscaping, SuDS, earthworks, renewable energy generation/storage, new pedestrian and cycle routes, cycle and parking facilities and associated works.

Decision:

By seven votes to three, the Planning Committee approved the application subject to

 

1.    the prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in accordance with the Heads of Terms referred to in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, subject to the parties exploring

 

a.    the viability of the shuttle buses being electric in accordance with the Committee’s aspiration; and

 

b.    together with Waterbeach Parish Council, the possibility of a scheme being brought forward by Urban & Civic that would secure street lighting and footpath improvements along the footpath to the north of Denny End Road as part of Phase 1A of the current application; and

 

2.    the Conditions set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development with the final wording thereof being agreed by officers in consultation with the Committee Chair and Vice-Chair, including (but not limited to) rewording so as to require retention of the temporary car parking area until the decked car park is in use, and its retention should Phase 2 not proceed, and a landscaping Condition including details of fencing to the ponds; and

 

3.    the Informatives set out in the said report.

6.

S/4252/19/FL - Fowlmere (Cherry Tree Field, Shepreth Road) pdf icon PDF 381 KB

 

Conversion of cowsheds to 3 bedroom house with internal annex and stable building.

Decision:

By six votes to four, 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 application conflicted with Policies S/7 (Development Frameworks) and H/17 (Reuse of Buildings in the Countryside for Residential Use) of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 specifically with regard to the enlarged curtilage, height, bulk, form and visual harm.

7.

21/01390/HFUL - Fulbourn (24 Shelford Road) pdf icon PDF 256 KB

 

Demolition of existing rear extension and construction of a two-storey side and single-storey rear extension.

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.

 

(Councillors Heather Williams and Dr. Richard Williams did not vote and were not part of the affirmation.)

8.

21/01024/OUT - Harston (Land adjacent to 12 Church Street) pdf icon PDF 279 KB

 

Outline planning permission for a two-storey self-build dwelling with all matters reserved.

Decision:

By seven votes to three, the Planning Committee approved the outline planning application subject to the Conditions and Informatives set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

9.

21/0662/TTHR - Cottenham (Land at Setchel Drove and Smithy Fen) pdf icon PDF 307 KB

 

 

Proposal to remove five 7-metre sections of hedgerow to facilitate the laying of a new sewer.

Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee agreed not to object to the Hedgerow Removal Notice. Councillor Deborah Roberts did not take part in the debate and did not vote.

10.

Tree Preservation Order 0011 (1985) - Land to the north of Eltisley Wood, Eltisley pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee revoked Tree Preservation Order number 0011 (1985) on land to the north of Eltisley Wood, Eltisley.

11.

Tree Preservation Order 0016 (1989) - 8 Old Camps Castle, High Street, Castle Camps (also known as New Inn) pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee revoked Tree Preservation Order number 0016 (1989) at New Inn, Castle Camps (8 Old Camps Castle. High Street).

12.

Caxton (Firs Farm, St Peters Street, Caxton, CB23 3PJ) pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee approved the issue and service of a provisional Tree Preservation Order on a development site’s conditional tree planting scheme at Firs Farm, St. Peters Street, Caxton.

13.

Review of Local List of Validation Requirements for Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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Decision:

By affirmation, the Planning Committee approved the revised Local Validation List to provide an up-to-date basis for assessing the validity of planning application requirements.

14.

Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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15.

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

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