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14/1905/FUL - 64 Newmarket 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 had been reported back to the 3 February 2016 Planning Committee as part of the Adjourned Decision Protocol. The officer recommendation of approval for the scheme was supported at that meeting and the Committee resolved to approve planning permission subject to the completion of a S106.


The officer recommendation included a requirement for a clause in the S106 agreement to secure direct odour mitigation at the Orchid Restaurant, which is adjacent to the site. This was because the restaurant does not currently have any form of odour abatement other than high level discharge and standard grease filters and the proposal would place residential windows/balconies close to and higher than the extract. This has the potential to expose future residents to cooking odour.


The Committee were recommended to approve the planning application in line with the previous recommendation, subject to:


1: Removal of the S106 requirement for at source mitigation of odour from the Orchid Restaurant.


2: Imposition of two new conditions to read as follows:


37: Non opening windows/doors – compliance


To mitigate against adverse odour and noise impact, all non-opening windows and doors as highlighted in yellow within the Alison Brooks Architects Ltd Drawings (East facing elevation - Block A-G, ref: 2348_A_SE_XX_0152, dated 29/6/16 and Second Floor Plan as repeated on other levels 161.02.103 REVA, dated 26/10/16) shall be fully installed, maintained as non-opening and

not altered.


Reason: In order to protect the amenity of future residents (Cambridge Local Plan policy 4/13).


38: Mechanical ventilation to serve non opening window rooms


Prior to the commencement of development above ground floor level, details of an alternate ventilation scheme for the accommodation units with non-opening windows/doors specified in condition 37, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The ventilation scheme shall source air from the West façade of the development, away from traffic and odour sources. The ventilation scheme shall achieve at least 2 air changes per hour. The scheme shall be installed before the use hereby permitted is commenced. The scheme shall be retained and shall not be altered.


Reason: In order to protect the amenity of future residents (Cambridge Local Plan policy 4/13).


The Committee:


Resolved (3 votes to 3 – and on the Chair’s casting vote as issues were so finely balanced that he would be going with the officer recommendation having initially gone against them) 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 as listed above.

Publication date: 05/01/2017

Date of decision: 30/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2016 - Planning

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