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14/2093/REM - Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

 

The Committee received an application for reserved matters.

 

The application sought approval for reserved matters following the grant of Outline Planning permission in November 2014. When outline planning permission was granted all matters were ‘reserved’ for determination a later stage. In this case the ‘reserved matters’ are access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. The submission related to all of those matters.

 

The Committee:

 

Resolved (7 votes to 0 with 1 abstention) to approve the application for reserved matters in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions, the amended conditions and additional conditions recommended by the officer.

 

Pre-Committee Amendments to Recommendation:

 

The recommendation includes two informatives numbered 11 and 12.  These should be re-numbered 15 and 16 to account for the additional conditions.

 

Condition 10

 

Should be re-numbered ‘condition 14’ to ensure it is the last condition.

 

Amended condition 7

 

Prior to commencement of installation of cycle parking facilities, full details including the layout of spaces and full details of the design of cycle stands shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  This may consist of large scale drawings.  Thereafter the development shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To ensure that satisfactory facilities for cyclists are provided.

 

Amended condition 8

 

Prior to the commencement of installation of cycle parking facilities, full details of the allocation of cycle parking between staff and visitors and the means by which cycle parking for staff will be covered and secured shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. This may consist of large-scale drawings. Thereafter the development shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To ensure that satisfactory facilities for cyclists are provided. (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policy 8/6)

 

Amended condition 9

 

Prior to first occupation of the development, all cycle parking shown on the plans and as detailed in the submission for discharge of conditions 7 and 8 shall be provided and thereafter retained.

 

Reason: To ensure that satisfactory facilities for cyclists are provided. (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policy 8/6)

 

New condition 10

 

Hard and soft landscaping:  No development shall take place until full details of both hard and soft landscape works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority and these works shall be carried out as approved.  These details (including sectional details) shall include proposed finished levels or contours; swales and rain gardens, attenuation tanks, other water storage, roof gardens, boundary treatments; bicycle parking layouts, other vehicle and pedestrian access; hard surfacing materials; minor artefacts and structures (e.g. furniture, refuse or other storage units, signs, lighting); proposed and existing functional services above and below ground (e.g. drainage). Soft Landscape works shall include planting plans; written specifications (including topsoil importation, depths and specification, soil handling, cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment); schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities where appropriate and an implementation programme.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and to ensure that suitable hard and soft landscape is provided as part of the development. (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policies 3/4, 3/11 and 3/12)

 

New condition 11

 

Hard and Soft landscaping implementation:  All hard and soft landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details, and to a reasonable standard in accordance with the relevant recommendation of the appropriate British Standard or other recognised code of good practice.  The works shall be carried out prior to the occupation of any part of the development or in accordance with the programme agreed by the local planning authority in writing. The maintenance shall be carried out in accordance with the approved schedule. Any trees or plants that, within a period of five years after planting, are removed, die or become in the opinion of the local planning authority, seriously damaged or defective, shall be replaced as soon as is reasonably practicable with others of species, size and number as originally approved, unless the local planning authority gives its written consent to any variation.

 

Reason: To ensure provision, establishment and maintenance of a reasonable standard of landscaping in accordance with the approved design. (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policies 3/4, 3/11 and 3/12)

 

New condition 12

 

Landscape management and maintenance plan:  A landscape management and maintenance plan, including long term design objectives, management responsibilities and maintenance schedules for all landscape areas, shall be submitted to and approved by the local planning authority in writing prior to occupation of the development or any phase of the development whichever is the sooner, for its permitted use. The landscape plan shall be carried out as approved.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and to ensure that suitable hard and soft landscape is provided as part of the development. (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policies 3/4, 3/11 and 3/12)

 

Additional condition 13

 

Prior to the commencement of installation of solar panels, full details of the location and appearance of solar panels shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. This may consist of large-scale drawings and/or samples. Thereafter the development shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: To ensure that the appearance of the external surfaces is appropriate. (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policies 3/4 and 3/12)

Report author: Sarah Dyer

Publication date: 31/03/2015

Date of decision: 04/03/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/03/2015 - Planning

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