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16/1389/FUL - Mount Pleasant House, Mount Pleasant

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 and noted the additional information included in the amendment sheet and the late representation from Cambridge, Past, Present and Future.


The application sought approval for demolition of the existing office building and removal of the 145 associated car parking spaces (use class B1a) and construction of College accommodation (comprising 243 en-suite rooms and 24 studios), landscaping and access arrangements (use class sui generis).


The Principal Planner addressed the Committee to clarify Committee comments regarding cycling provision, design concerns and summer occupation.


Following discussion by the Committee, the Chair sought advice from the Legal Representative and from Planning Officers, regarding the merits of deferring the application on the basis of further consultation being undertaken with the County Council regarding highways mitigation and detailed design elements of the proposal being made more apparent. Planning Officers advised that there were no grounds for deferral.


The Committee resolved to move to the vote in agreement that the colour of the bricks and treatment of the mortar was to be delegated to Officers and controlled through condition, that there was no policy to restrict out-of-term time occupation of the building and that the highways mitigation/consultation had been undertaken satisfactorily.


The Committee requested that officers provide Committee Members with the opportunity to view and comment on the brick sample panel before condition 16 was discharged.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 0 with 2 abstentions) 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: Toby Williams

Publication date: 28/02/2017

Date of decision: 01/02/2017

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2017 - Planning

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