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15/0287/FUL - Cantabrigian Rugby Club, Sedley Taylor Road

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 erection of 1No. dwelling, formation of a new access on to Long Road and associated operational development. This application was brought back to committee 2 September 2015 in response to comments raised by the owner/ occupier of no.23 Sedley Taylor Road after the Planning Committee meeting of 5 August 2015, where the application was approved by committee.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from Professor Muthesius.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Took issue with details in the Officer’s report and suggested this created a false impression of the site.

  ii.  The development did not fit into the site set out in the previous iteration of the report (5 August 2015).

  iii.  Referred to her objections raised 5 August 2015 and said the application should not be approved for these reasons.


Mr Mead (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


Councillor Moore (Queen Edith’s Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee about the application.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  The principle of developing the site was acceptable, but he took issue with this application.

  ii.  Raised the following specific concerns:

·  A massive house was proposed for the space available. It had a large footprint in comparison to neighbours.

·  Overdevelopment of site.

·  There was no garden. Queried where alternative open space would be available.

·  Removing parking spaces to implement the application would exacerbate existing issues. The proposed new access was acceptable.

·  A lack of transparency on the reasons for approval originally given 5 August 2015.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 0) 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.

Report author: Michael Hammond

Publication date: 25/09/2015

Date of decision: 02/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 02/09/2015 - Planning

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