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14/1820/FUL : 25 Cambridge Place

Decision Maker: Planning

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 a change of use from offices (use class B1) to form a residential development consisting two 1 x bed flats and 3 x studios along with associated access arrangements and external alterations.


The Committee noted the amendment sheet.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from Lady Acland.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Speaking on behalf of herself and her neighbours.

  ii.  The property was currently tenanted and the tenants wished to remain.

  iii.  The impact on existing parking problems would be unacceptable.

  iv.  There was no provision for service vehicles and no off road parking provision.

  v.  Proposal contravenes both local and national guidance on space standards.

  vi.  Lacks amenity space.

 vii.  Requested that the Committee reject the application or added conditions to limit short term lets.


Peter McKeown (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


At the request of Councillor Blencowe, officers undertook to clarify the position regarding visitor parking permits.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 7 votes to 1 with 1 abstentions) to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions recommended by the officers and the additional informatives:


  i.  The residents of the new residential units will not qualify for Residents Permits (other than visitor permits) within the existing Residents' Parking Schemes operating on surrounding streets.

  ii.  The applicant is encouraged to ensure all future tenants/occupiers of the flats are aware of the existing local car club service and location of the nearest space.

Publication date: 02/04/2015

Date of decision: 04/02/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2015 - Planning

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