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14/2070/FUL - Perse Upper School

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 new purpose built performing arts centre and landscaped courtyard within the grounds of the Perse School. The scheme will accommodate a new 360 seat auditorium, rehearsal room, foyer and ancillary areas as well as 5 new classrooms. The landscaped courtyard will include soft landscaping, an external performance space and a reflection pool.


The Senior Planning Officer stated her report contained an error in paragraph 8.31. The school would run clubs in the Performing Arts Centre, the Centre would not be rented out on a commercial basis.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from Mr Middleton.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Queried how the building would have no impact on neighbours.

  ii.  Stated the ventilation stacks would increase the building’s mass.

  iii.  Expressed concern about the inappropriate tree screening between the Perse School and its neighbours.

  iv.  Suggested the application should be relocated away from neighbouring residents due to its impact on them.


Mr Wilson (Applicant’s Agent) and Ms Wood (Planning Consultant) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


The Committee:


Resolved (unanimously) 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.

Publication date: 24/06/2015

Date of decision: 03/06/2015

Decided at meeting: 03/06/2015 - Planning

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