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14/1252/COND12A - Citylife House, Sturton Street

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application to discharge condition 12.


The application sought approval to discharge condition 12 which related to a Travel Plan for the permitted dance school/studio use.


The Committee received representations in objection to the application from the following:


Resident of Gwydir Street:

     i.        The existing permissions related to ‘body works’ a local dance school company.

    ii.        Application was not compliant with policy 5.11 as CSVPA would not cater for a local market.

   iii.        Travel plan should not contravene the Local Plan.

  iv.        Community use plan lacks sufficient detail.


Local resident:

       i.        Applications should be considered before work starts and not when that work has been completed.

      ii.        Sixth iteration of the plan.

     iii.        Application should be rejected.


Resident of Edward Street:

     i.        Local residents had concern about evening and weekend use of the building.

    ii.        A travel plan should address all journeys.

   iii.        No assessment of weekend or evening use has been provided.

  iv.        It is difficult to see how monitoring of weekend and evening journeys could be undertaken.


Julian Curry, the Applicant’s Agent, Elizabeth Nantais and Guy Ballantyne of CSVPA addressed the Committee in support of the application.


Councillor Robertson, Cambridge City Council Ward Councillor addressed the Committee regarding the application and made the following points:

     i.        Condition 12 was linked to use.

    ii.        CSVPA would create different traffic movements to an organisation catering for the local community.

   iii.        Future use of the building was not guaranteed.

  iv.        Travel plan should be compliant with policy 5.11.

   v.        Assessment lacked recognitions of use of the building.

  vi.        Data assumptions are inconsistent.

 vii.        If this application is accepted, it should be subject to an annual review for the next five years.


County Council Transport officers confirmed that they were only able to assess the plan provided.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 3) to grant the application to discharge condition 12 in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions recommended by the officers.


Publication date: 05/01/2017

Date of decision: 30/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2016 - Planning

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