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15/1002/REM - 49 Residential units at Parcels 9A and 9B, Clay Farm, Trumpington

Decision Maker: Joint Development Control Committee - Cambridge Fringes

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Committee received a reserved matters application (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant to outline planning permission 07/0620/OUT for the development of 49 mixed tenure dwellings, which included 40% affordable housing, public open space and associated infrastructure and included the relocation of the vehicular access into Parcel 9B and associated works.

 

The Committee noted revised conditions on the amendment sheet published pre-committee and the revised amendment sheet tabled 19 August 2015, which amended paragraph 2.2 of the officer’s report and conditions 3, 7 and 10 (additional text was underlined and removed text was struck through).

 

Amended paragraph 2.2:

The scheme is broken down into two parcels. Parcel 9BA provides for 31 of the 49 units (23 private and 8 affordable units), and parcel 9AB provides for the remaining 186 units (affordable units).

For ease of reference, 49% of all the properties are one and two bedroom units (flats and duplex). The remaining 51% comprises 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, which reflects the local centre and high density nature of the proposal.

Of the units 49% of the properties are apartments, ranging from one bedroom flats to two bedroom units, with 51% of the properties proposed being 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses, which reflects the local centre, high density nature of the proposal.

 

Additional plans to Condition 7 (approved plans)

·  Wider Context Plan: Ref: AA5432-2002 Rev A;

·  Masterplan – Ground Level: Ref: AA5432-2010 Rev A;

·  Building Heights Plan: Ref: AA5432-2013 Rev A;

·  Car Parking and Cycle Parking Strategy: Ref: AA5432-2015 Rev A;

·  Masterplan – Roof Level: Ref: AA5432-2020 Rev A;

 

Amendments to condition 3 (Letter Boxes):

 

No development of the dwelling house flats or duplex properties shall commence until details of how the letter boxes to those properties will be made accessible to non residents have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The development shall subsequently be carried out incorporating the approved details.

 

Reason: In the interests of the accessibility of the postal facilities in accordance with Cambridge Local Plan (2006) policies 3/7 and 3/12

 

Amendments to condition 10 (Parking Bays):

Notwithstanding the details shown on plan AA5432-2015 Rev A that indicates 2 visitor parking bays in front of garages for properties T6A and T5, this reserved matters permission specifically excludes these elements of the scheme. A revised plan showing the relocation of the two  visitor parking bays in front of T6A and T5 shall be submitted to and approved by the LPA or alternative approach agreed  by the LPA in writing prior to occupation of any dwellings and the development shall be implemented in accordance with the revised details approved.

 

Notwithstanding the details shown on plan AA5432/2020 that indicates 4 visitor parking bays in front of the garages for properties T6A and T5, this reserved matters permission specifically excludes these elements of the scheme.  A revised plan omitting these bays shall be submitted to and appoved in writing by the LPA prior to occupation of any dwelling and the development shall be implemented in accordance with the revised details approved.

 

Reason: To avoid the proliferation of parking  across the site that is uncontrolled and can limit the proper functioning of the site, to ensure that parking management of the site is consistent at an early stage in its development, in the interests of sustainable travel choice and to ensure that the site does not become a parking refuge for commuters in accordance with Cambridge Local Plan policies 3/1, 3/7, 8/2 and 8/11)

 

Mr Nugent (Applicant’s Representative) addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

The Committee made the following comments in response to the report.

i.  Pleased that the development had maintained the provision of 40% affordable housing, however expressed concern that the affordable rented housing was all in one area.

 

In response to Members’ questions the Principal Planner and New Neighbourhoods Development Manager said the following:

i.  The s106 agreement attached to the outline planning permission permitted a cascade mechanism on the tenure split from 75 25 in specific circumstances including partly  in this instance the constraints of the site.  The development was divided into two areas and Parcel 9A was smaller therefore larger properties had to be sited on Parcel 9B. 

ii.  A meeting was held with the registered provided (BPHA) to discuss re-design options however this was not practical due to the size and layout of the site and financial implications. 

iii.  The properties were tenure blind and all materials used on the site would be the same.

 

The Committee:

 

Resolved (unanimously – SCDC Councillors did not vote) to grant the application for reserved matters approval in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the report and subject to the amended conditions recommended by the officer on the amendment sheet published pre-committee and the revised amendment sheet tabled 19 August 2015, which amended conditions 3, 7 and 10.

 

Publication date: 09/10/2015

Date of decision: 19/08/2015

Decided at meeting: 19/08/2015 - Joint Development Control Committee - Cambridge Fringes

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