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General Item: 14/1740/FUL: Double Tree By Hilton, Granta Place

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


On 4 March 2015 Planning Committee considered an application (14/1740/FUL) to allow the extension and alterations to the existing hotel to provide 16 additional bedrooms. The Committee resolved to approve the application subject to conditions and completion of a S106 agreement for SCATP contributions (£23,616) and public art.


As no highway project was identified at the stage of the application, the Head of Planning sought Committee’s approval to secure the contribution towards an identified project.


On the basis the Council can no longer pool contributions from developments without having identified a local project to secure it against, the Head of Planning sought members’ approval for the following:


·  (Officer report paragraph 1.4) The County Highways Authority (CHA) has identified the “Trumpington Road Mini-Roundabouts Safety Improvement Scheme” as the project to secure the SCATP contribution (£23,616) through a S106 agreement.

·  (Officer report paragraph 1.5) The Head of Planning also sought members’ approval to withdraw the public art contribution as no public art strategy has been prepared for this and no local project has been identified. Also as the public art officer did not make any request for this, the Head of Planning did not consider it necessary to seek public art contribution, in this instance.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolved(by 5 votes to 0) to:

  i.  Agree the project that the County Highway Authority has identified in para 1.4 for the SCATP contribution to be spend on.

  ii.  Agree to withdraw the request for public art contribution as set out in para 1.5.

  iii.  Agree an extension of time for completion of the Section 106 agreement until 31October 2015.

Report author: Sav Patel

Publication date: 25/09/2015

Date of decision: 02/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 02/09/2015 - Planning

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