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16/1760/FUL - 2 Sturton Street

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 replacement of existing roof plant.


The Planning Office referred to amendments to conditions as set out on the Amendment Sheet.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a local resident.


The representation covered the following issues:

       i.          Raised the following concerns about the impact of the application:

a.    Neighbour’s amenities.

b.    Out of character of the area.

c.    Over development of site.

     ii.          Took issue with the licence application for 2 Sturton Street and its impact on the planning application.

   iii.          Asked for the following conditions to be imposed if planning permission was granted:

a.    Obscure glass.

b.    Keep windows/doors shut 24/7.

c.    Keep refuse on-site.


Mr Thackeray (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


Councillor Robertson (Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee about the application.


The representation covered the following issues:

       i.          Referred to a list of required conditions/informatives tabled at the meeting. These were listed on the public file as recommended by the Senior Technical Officer as part of a licensing application the site.

     ii.          Residents’ had concerns about the application:

a.    Loss of amenity.

b.    Noise and disturbance.

   iii.          Adding the proposed roof plant would upscale the development leading to higher visitor numbers to the site. Current seating capacity was 40 people, this could increase to 114.

   iv.          Extra conditions were needed to control site usage if planning permission were granted, as listed in the Senior Technical Officer’s recommendations. The Planning Officer’s report did not appear to reference these.

    v.          Asked that the following conditions (as listed on P2 of the tabled notes) be imposed if the application were approved:

a.    Close the alfresco terrace and covered areas by 22:00 7 days a week.

b.    Contain refuse on-site, with collection during set hours.

c.    Keep windows/doors shut 24/7.

d.    Obscure glazing and fix shut first floor kitchen and toilet windows.

e.    Filter kitchen exhaust at DEFRA’s highest level of abatement.

f.      Provide off-pavement cycle parking.


Councillor Hipkin proposed an amendment to the Officer’s recommendation to include one of the Senior Technical Officer recommendations affecting the site’s licensing application:

       i.          All doors/windows accessing the ground floor covered/terrace area and those that serve the first floor terrace shall be kept closed between 22:00 – 11:00 or at any time during the provision of entertainment or the playing of music.


This amendment was carried nem con.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 7 votes to 1) 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 plus additional conditions set out on the amendment sheet and additional condition:


8. The new doors hereby approved from the main building serving the ground floor terrace must be kept closed after 22:00 hrs until 11:00 hrs the following morning or at any time during entertainment of the playing of music.


Reason: In the interests of residential amenity (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policy 4/13).

Report author: Charlotte Burton

Publication date: 28/02/2017

Date of decision: 01/02/2017

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2017 - Planning

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