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19/0261/FUL - 74-82 Akeman Street

Meeting: 03/07/2019 - Planning (Item 19)

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The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought approval for the erection of 3 no. retail units (2 x use class A1 and 1 x use class A5), 1no. Community Centre (use class D1) and provision of 14 no. dwellings (8 flats and 6 maisonettes) following demolition of existing commercial units and flats).


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


Councillor Thornburrow proposed amendments to the Officer’s recommendation to include:

  i.  Condition 50 to be amended to include “Installation” (not just sign-off) of electric vehicle charge points.

  ii.  Amend wording of condition 24 requiring the development a scheme for ecological enhancement after any demolition work but before the first occupation on-site.


The amendments were carried unanimously.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolved 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 amended conditions and delegated powers for officers to amend wording.


Condition 24 should now read as follows:


24.  Prior to the commencement of development above ground, with the exception of demolition, a scheme for ecological enhancement including native planting, measures to allow dispersal of hedgehogs and in-built features for nesting birds and roosting bats shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The measures shall be implemented in accordance with the agreed scheme.


  Reason: To improve the bio-diversity contribution of the site (Cambridge Local Plan 2018 policy 69).


Condition 50 should now read as follows:


50.   Prior to the installation of any electrical services, an electric vehicle charge point scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The charging points shall be installed in accordance with the approved details and retained thereafter.


Reason:  In the interests of encouraging more sustainable modes and forms of transport and to reduce the impact of development on local air quality, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF, 2019) paragraphs 105, 110, 170 and 181, Policy 36 of the Cambridge Local Plan (2018) Cambridge City Council’s adopted Air Quality Action Plan (2018).