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15/0567/FUL - 63 Thoday Street

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 two storey one bed room unit (residential studio) on land to the rear.


The Planning Officer circulated colour photos of the site showing various building elevations.


The Principal Planning Officer revised the recommendation for refusal to include a specific reference that the design did not respond to the character of the area.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 1) to refuse the application for planning permission in accordance with the officer recommendation for the following reason:


The proposed studio flat, due to the infilling of the gap, erosion of view of the rear of the terraces and its scale, form, design and fenestration - which would be highly visible in the street - would result in a form of development that would be visually and cumulatively detrimental to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. In addition, the development would lead to pressure to prune or fell the Birch tree at the front of the site, which would erode and be of detriment to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area, given that the tree plays an important role within the street. For these reasons, the development would be contrary to policies 3/4, 3/7, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 4/4 and 4/11 of the adopted Cambridge Local Plan (2006).

Report author: Amit Patel

Publication date: 25/09/2015

Date of decision: 02/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 02/09/2015 - Planning

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