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14/1970/FUL - Land at Former Rosemary Branch, 503 Coldhams Lane

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 report sought approval for the erection of 8 dwellings and 2 flats, car and cycle parking and landscaping, together with associated infrastructure.


Paul Treadaway addressed the Committee in objection to the application.


The representation covered the following issues:


  i.  Did not agree with paragraph 8.4 of the Officer’s report which stated that it would be unreasonable to argue that paragraph 70 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) applies.

  ii.  The NPPF should apply to the site where the public house sits and not just the specific building.

  iii.   It is the amenity value of the site that matters and not just the building.

  iv.  The Public House was listed an important community facility in the Interim Planning Policy Guidance (IIPG) on the protection of public houses and as such does not conform to the policy and the public house should be replaced.

  v.  The Queen Edith development was an example of a site of how a Public House could be fitted into a residential development and would like to something similar on this site.


Justin Bainton (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


The Officer recommended the additional informative:


  i.  The noise insulation scheme should address the noise generated by Cambridge Airport and the works associated with this use, i.e. maintenance repairs and testing of engines.


The Committee:


Resolved (6 votes to 0, with 2 abstention) to approve the application for full planning permission in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions and additional informative recommended by the officer

Report author: Michael Hammond

Publication date: 31/03/2015

Date of decision: 04/03/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/03/2015 - Planning

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