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13/1262/FUL - Land adj 40-42 Cambridge Place

Decision Maker: East Area Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought permission for the redevelopment of land adjacent to 40-42 Cambridge Place, Cambridge for the erection of a block of 3No. 1 bed apartments and 3No. 1 bed studios.


Jenny Zinovieff, Jennifer Josselyn and Barbara Bell addressed the Committee and made the following points in objection to the application.


  i.  The development would cause overshadowing of neighbouring gardens and a sense of enclosure.

  ii.  Development would be bulky and overbearing.

  iii.  Loss of privacy for neighbouring properties.

  iv.  Concerned that the Case Officer did not visit all affected neighbours.

  v.  The appearance would not be in-keeping with a conservation area and would be built right on the boundary line.

  vi.  Concern about possible noise during construction.

 vii.  Concern about parking and congestion.

viii.  Concern over the lack of provision for disabled people.


Resolved (by 9 votes to 1) to reject the Officer recommendation to approve the application.


Resolved (by 9 votes to 0) to refuse the application contrary to the Officer recommendations for the following reasons:


Due to its height, bulk, and proximity to the common boundaries, the proposed development would dominate and enclose the rear gardens of 21 and 23 Glisson Road to a significant and unacceptable degree. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies 3/4 and 3/12 of the Cambridge Local Plan 2006.







Report author: Catherine Linford

Publication date: 11/12/2013

Date of decision: 28/11/2013

Decided at meeting: 28/11/2013 - East Area Committee

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