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15/1303/FUL - Stephen Perse Foundation Senior 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 Erection of teaching block and sports hall (with Multi-Use Games Area above) following demolition of administration and corridor block on Union Road together with external works and landscaping.


The Committee noted the amendment sheet.


The Committee expressed concerns about the impact of additional traffic in the area. It was suggested that a more robust travel plan was required


The Committee delegated authority to Officer’s to draft and implement a stronger travel plan.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolvedto 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 and including the amended condition as detailed below.


DELEGATED AUTHORITY given to agree re-wording of condition no.25 (Travel Plan) which was subsequently altered to the following:


  “No occupation of the development shall commence until a Travel Plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Travel Plan shall comprise immediate, continuing and long-term measures to promote arrangements to encourage the use of public transport, cycling and walking and in particular measures to encourage the use of alternative means of transport to the private car by pupils, staff and visitors. The travel plan shall also include details of a management plan to control the pick-up and drop-off of pupils from the site and shall include staff post code data to highlight those staff who could use alternative to the private car. Details of the cycle parking and where additional cycle parking will be located if there is obvious demand with details of how the demand will be monitored shall also be provided. The Travel Plan shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approved document.


Reason: In order to deliver sustainable transport objectives (Cambridge Local Plan 2006, policies 8/2, 8/3 and 8/4)”



Publication date: 01/12/2015

Date of decision: 04/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/11/2015 - Planning

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