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14/ 0967/FUL: Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club, Volac Park,Grantchester Road

Decision Maker: West Central 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 approval for the erection of replacement changing rooms, replacement dug-outs and retention of the existing temporary changing rooms for a period of three years.


The Committee received representations in objection to the application from Mr Heywood.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  The building would further encroach into the green belt beyond which the Club previously had planning permission for. 

  ii.  Would have an adverse impact on the area which is in a conservation area.

  iii.  The position of the dug-outs was unsightly and should not stay in its current position but relocated.

  iv.  The changing rooms were unattractive.

  v.  Each time a new planning application is submitted, it seeks an extension to the temporary building and these buildings in effect become permanent. 

  vi.  Advertising boards were installed without the correct planning permission.


Mr McGahey (Applicant) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


The Committee:


Resolved (unanimously) to grant the application for full planning permission in accordance with the Officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the Officer report, subject to the conditions recommended by the Officer.

Report author: Sav Patel

Publication date: 17/10/2014

Date of decision: 04/09/2014

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2014 - West Central Area Committee

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