A Cambridge City Council website

Cambridge City Council

Council and democracy

Home > Council and Democracy > Decision details

Decision details

EN/0054/17 - 59 Hills Avenue

Decision Maker: Planning

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received a report requesting authorisation to take formal enforcement action.


This report detailed an alleged unauthorised change of use of a domestic residential dwelling into a commercial short-term visitor accommodation letting use at the premises.


The report recommended serving one change of use Enforcement Notice directed at remedying the harm caused as a result of the breach occurring. The recommendation looks to ensure compliance in the short term and onwards.


The Planning Enforcement Officer updated his report by referring to details on the amendment sheet:


Pre-Committee Amendments to Recommendation:


Authority is sought to serve an enforcement notice as recommended in the committee report or to serve an amended notice removing any steps no longer required due to compliance.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 7 votes to 0) to accept the officer recommendation to:


  i.  Authorise an enforcement notice under S172 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) alleging that there has been a breach of planning control within the last ten years, namely without planning permission, the unauthorised change of use from C3 dwelling house to Aparthotel style serviced short- term visitor accommodation lets (sui generis) at the premises, specifying the steps to comply and the period for compliance set out in paragraphs 9.2 to 9.4 of the Officer’s report, for the reasons contained in paragraph 9.5.

  ii.  Authorise the Director of Planning and Economic Development (after consultation with the Head of Legal Practise) to draft and issue the enforcement notice.

  iii.  Delegate authority to the Director of Planning and Economic Development (after consultation with the Head of Legal Practice) to exercise the Council’s powers to take further action in the event of non-compliance with the enforcement notice.

Report author: John Shuttlewood

Publication date: 27/02/2018

Date of decision: 07/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2018 - Planning

Accompanying Documents: