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15/0287/FUL - Cantabrigian Rugby Club, Sedley Taylor Road

Meeting: 05/08/2015 - Planning (Item 147)

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Councillor Dryden left the meeting due to Mayoral commitments. Councillor Blencowe assumed the role of Vice-Chair in the Chair for the rest of the meeting.


The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought approval for the erection of a four-bedroom, one and a half-storey detached dwelling, and for the creation of a 5.5m wide vehicular access and 1.8m wide pedestrian access from Long Road to service the existing parking area.


The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from Professor Muthesius.


The representation covered the following issues:

  i.  Residents supported the new Sports entrance. However they expressed the following concerns:

·  Felt the proposed dwelling represented an over-development of site. Height is over one storey.

·  Sense of enclosure.

·  Loss of amenity.

·  Loss of privacy.

·  Overshadowing.

·  Overlooking.

  ii.  The new use of the access was welcomed, but existing protective covenants needed to be preserved. Emergency service access to the site appeared difficult. Requested that a two-way mirror be conditioned at the head of the access.

  iii.  Suggested the development should be moved off the eastern and northern boundaries to allow for the original wooded setting to be restored.


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


Councillor Holland proposed an amendment to the Officer’s recommendation that a two-way mirror be conditioned at the head of the access


This amendment was lost by 2 votes to 1.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 2) 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.