Decisions

Decisions published

14/10/2020 - S/4243/19/FL - Orchard Park (Land to the West of Neal Drive) ref: 11454    For Determination

All planning applications for Orchard Park considered by the Planning Committee since May 2003. For individual reports, please click on the `Meetings’ tab above. For further details on all Orchard Park planning applications, please visit our Planning Applications Database and select Orchard park from the drop-down list of parishes.

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

By seven votes to four, the Committee gave officers Delegated authority to approve the application subject to

 

1.    The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 securing the items outlined in Appendix 2 to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development; and

 

2.    The Conditions and Informatives set out in that report.

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Bradnam, Cahn,  Daunton, Fane, Hawkins and Rippeth voted to support the application. Councillors Roberts, Heather Williams, Richard Williams, and Wright voted against.

Wards affected: Histon & Impington;


14/10/2020 - S/3215/19/DC - Longstanton (The Retreat, Fews Lane) ref: 11451    For Determination

All planning applications for Longstanton considered by the Planning Committee since May 2003. For individual reports, please click on the `Meetings’ tab above. For further details on all Longstanton planning applications, please visit our Planning Applications Database and select Longstanton from the drop-down list of parishes.

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

The Committee unanimously deferred the application to allow time for a full public consultation exercise to be carried out in respect of the Drainage Review at Fews Lane, Longstanton conducted by Stantec (Project Ref: 49304/001 | Rev: AA | Date: August 2020).

 

(Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and did not vote).

Wards affected: Longstanton;


14/10/2020 - 20/03308/CL2PD - Cambourne (51 Brookfield Way) ref: 11450    Recommendations Approved

All planning applications for Cambourne considered by the Planning Committee since May 2003. For individual reports, please click on the ‘Meetings’ tab above. For further details on all Cambourne planning applications, please visit our Planning Applications Database and select Cambourne from the drop-down list of parishes.

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the issue of a Lawful Development Certificate for the reason specified in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

 

(Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and were not part of the affirmation.)


14/10/2020 - 20/02881/FUL - Whittlesford (Factory, 84 Duxford Road) ref: 11453    For Determination

All planning applications for Whittlesford considered by the Planning Committee since May 2003. For individual reports, please click on the ‘Meetings’ tab above. For further details on all Whittlesford planning applications, please visit our Planning Applications Database and select Whittlesford from the drop-down list of parishes

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

By ten votes to nil, the Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being

 

1.     That the proposed development site lay outside the development framework and was therefore not consistent with Policies S/7 and S/10 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018; and

 

2.     That the development would result in the loss of an employment site, contrary to Policy E/14 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018, and there was insufficient evidence that the existing factory had been marketed in a suitable manner.

 

(Councillor Bradnam did not vote.)

Wards affected: Whittlesford;


14/10/2020 - 20/02217/FUL - Cottenham (8 Mill Field) ref: 11449    For Determination

All planning applications for Cottenham considered by the Planning Committee since May 2003. For individual reports, please click on the “Meeting” tab above. For further details on all Cottenham planning applications, please visit our Planning Applications Database and select Cottenham from the drop-down list of parishes.

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

By five votes to four, 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 inappropriate development outside the village framework contrary to Policy S/7 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 (Development Framework) and Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan Policy COH/2-1 (development proposals outside the development framework will be supported where they are designed to provide facilities for rural enterprise, agriculture, forestry or leisure, or where they otherwise accord with national or local planning policies).

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Cahn, Fane and Rippeth voted in favour of the application. Councillors Hawkins, Roberts. Heather Williams, Richard Williams and Wright voted against. Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and did not vote.)

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

By eight votes to three, the Committee refused the application for Reserved Matters contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being conflict with Policy HQ/1 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 (Design Principles) and Policies COH/1-1, COH-1-5 and COH/2-2 of the Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum Version, February 2020) (Landscape Character, Village Character and Large Site Design).

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Cahn and Fane voted to approve the application. Councillors Bradnam, Daunton, Hawkins, Rippeth, Roberts, Heather Williams, Richard Williams and Wright voted for refusal.)

Wards affected: Cottenham;

Lead officer: Traveller Project - Strategic Officer Group on Traveller Issues


14/10/2020 - S/0150/20/FL - Swavesey (11 Home Close) ref: 11452    For Determination

All planning applications for Swavesey considered by the Planning Committee since May 2003. For individual reports, please click on the ‘Meetings’ tab above. For further details on all Swavesey planning applications, please visit our Planning Applications Database and select Swavesey from the drop-down list of parishes

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

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

 

(Councillors John Batchelor, Cahn, Fane, Roberts, Richard Williams, and Wright voted to support the application. Councillors Hawkins, Rippeth and Heather Williams voted against. Councillors Bradnam and Daunton were not present and did not vote.)

Wards affected: Swavesey;


06/10/2020 - Covid Community Grant ref: 11445    Recommendations Approved

The Council is working with Parish Councils and community groups to ensure there is a coordinated and effective Covid-19 response that supports the most vulnerable people in our communities.

During the initial national lockdown phase of the response back in March, the Council provided some core essentials such as hand sanitiser. This was when similar challenges were faced across the whole area and a national system was in place that meant many people needed to stay indoors and others shield from the virus due to pre-existing medical conditions.

In the current phase of the pandemic it is expected that community groups could be required to support people at short notice. This is due to the fact individuals and families may be asked to self-isolate without warning. However, no national programme of groups needing to shield is in place at this time. In this phase there is also a need to ensure support is available, for items such as food or heat and light, for anyone who is in acute and urgent financial hardship. This one-off support would fill the gap while further support is put in place, such as a benefits application or self-isolation grant.

A funding pot of £50,000 is to be made available for groups to ensure support is available at a local level when it is needed. Of the total pot, small upfront grants of between £100 and £400 (based on the number of homes in the community) are to be offered to each parish/local community group so money is readily available for those who need it.

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

To agree to making a total pot of £50,000 available for Covid-19 community support. For upfront funding of between £100 and £400 to be offered to each community for items such as sanitiser, printing and supporting those in acute need due to hardship and an immediate need to self-isolate. Further funding to be awarded by officers if groups require it to manage local outbreaks.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gareth Bell


06/10/2020 - Community Chest Grants ref: 11444    Recommendations Approved

On 25th September 2020 the Grants Advisory Committee reviewed all Community Chest applications that were deferred from the 31 July 2020 meeting as well as all new applications received between 21 July and 11 September 2020.

 

Following consideration of the applications, the Committee made the following recommendations to the Finance Portfolio Holder:

 

Reference

CC-2020-179

Deferral

Name of Organisation

Global Learning Idea Exchange (GLIE)

Organisation Type

 Charitable Incorporated Organisation (application pending)

CCVS Registered

No

Parish

Steeple Morden

Land Owner

N/A

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project

Hook Cards & accompanying Design Time Educational Resource

This application has been deferred at two previous Grants advisory committee meetings.  Members requested the applicant explain the project in their own words.  The description of project as given by GLIE: "Hook Cards are designed to compliment the great teaching and learning that takes place in school. They subtly encourage learners to discuss and consider issues regarding sustainability and equality, in turn building compassion. The county and district plan highlights its determination to assist communities becoming more sustainable, building the skills required for that to happen. I wholeheartedly feel that the most impactful way for that to happen is through schools. Our Hook Cards and the resources/ assistance we provide for free will no doubt build skills and knowledge regarding this. Schools can decide the time they can commit to implementing our resources, be it a 15 minute discursive activity per week to an actual lesson within classes weekly timetable. The resources we produce all evolve around our Hook Cards. It is our intention, should our application be granted, that 100 South Cambs schools and community groups will receive a pack of Hook Cards, highlighted as courtesy of the district council. With the cards, I will include an invite for schools to access free online learning/ training that will show how they can teach their children how they can live sustainably and become fair, inclusive and active members of their community and society. "

 

Total Project Cost:

£637.68

 

Total Applied For:

£637.68

Decision:

Reject

 

Grant Amount

N/A

This application was rejected by the council as there was a lack of evidence that schools would welcome or use the hook cards.

 

Reference

MNLMSNRW

New Application

Name of Organisation

Orchard Road Community Group

Organisation Type

Unconstituted Community Group (ORCG)

CCVS Registered

No

Parish

Histon & Impington

Land Owner

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project (officer Summary)

Orchard road community play area

Following the successful improvement of another small area of public land in the village the Orchard Road Community Group has created a clean usable space from the grass area in orchard road and have already placed 5 picnic benches on one end of that space . The applicant states that as a neighbourhood they are keeping the area clean and tidy and cutting the grass weekly so the area can be enjoyed by all members of the public.  This grant is to fund the purchase, delivery and installation of x2 50-litre litter bins.  These bins will be be emptied by the ORCG. The applicant expects that if the bins prove useful and used the parish council will take on emptying them in the future.  £110  has already been raised towards this project by donations from local residents.

Total Project Cost:

£270.00

 

Total Applied For:

£160.00

Decision:

Defer

 

Grant Amount

N/A

 

This application was Deferred pending information as to why this is not being funded by housing, and also because of questions about general members of the public being responsible for emptying bins.

 

Reference

FCHWGXSJ

New Application

Name of Organisation

The George Long Charity for Swavesey Memorial Hall

Organisation Type

Charity No: 204145

CCVS Registered

Yes

Parish

Swavesey

Land Owner

The George Long Charity for Swavesey Memorial Hall

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project (officer Summary)

Memorial Hall Cycle Shelter

This application is for the purchase, delivery and erection of a cycle shelter in the car-park of the hall, converting one car parking space into 10 cycle spaces.  The applicant states that the hall's usual users agree that a cycle shelter would be an asset to the hall (Users include diverse groups such as WI, Meridian Quilters, Messy Pups, Tang So Doo Club, Playtimers).  The village extends beyond a comfortable walking distance in one direction, which prompts users to drive. The charity hopes that a proper cycle shelter will encourage residents to leave their cars at home. The Charity states that the Hall is easily accessible by bike from surrounding villages using existing cycle paths.  They have applied to FCC Communities Foundation (www.fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk) for up to £2000 and the Charity itself would fund the difference and VAT of £1604.00

Total Project Cost:

£4,604.40

 

Decision:

Support

 

This application was supported by the Committee.

 

Reference

QQHQXWBT

New Application

Name of Organisation

Milton Colts Football Club

Organisation Type

Community Group

CCVS Registered

No

Parish

Milton 

Land Owner

Milton Parish Council

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project (officer Summary)

Milton Colts FC - Renovation of pitches at North Lodge Park Milton

 

This application is for the part funding of a Perrot Rollcart Travelling Sprinkler, to provide irrigation and allow maintenance actions on the football pitches at North Lodge Park, Milton.  The maintenance  actions include Vertidraining, Fertilising & Overseeding of the pitches.  The applicant feels that with the right irrigation the pitches can return to an improved condition allowing more games of football to be played by the children of the village and avoiding multiple cancellation of fixtures. According to the applicant the pitches were recently inspected by Cambridgeshire FA who rated the pitches as poor due to the hard nature of the ground and the poor/sparse grass covering. £400 has been raised already.

 

Total Project Cost:

£1430.82

 

Total Applied For:

£1,000.00

Decision:

Defer

 

Grant Amount

N/A

 

The Grants Advisory Committee feels that as Milton Parish Council owns and operates this land they should at least match fund grants that go towards its maintenance and upkeep.

 

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision published: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

To accept the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee (see above).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan London