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Contact: Toni Birkin  Committee Manager

Items
No. Item

14/43/NAC

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

Minutes:

The Committee Manager took the Chair whilst the North Area Committee elected a Chair.

 

Councillor Perry proposed, and Councillor O’Reilly seconded, the nomination of Councillor Todd-Jones as Chair.

 

Resolved (unanimously) that Councillor Todd-Jones be Chair for the ensuing year.

 

Councillor Todd-Jones assumed the Chair from the Committee Manager at this point.

 

Councillor Gawthrope proposed, and Councillor Bird seconded, the nomination of Councillor Price as Vice Chair.

 

Resolved (nem con) that Councillor Price be Vice Chair for the ensuing year.

 

 

The meeting was chaired by the Vice Chair Councillor Price.

 

14/44/NAC

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Pitt and Councillor Sarris.

14/45/NAC

Declarations of Interest (Planning)

Members of the committee are asked to declare any interests in the items on the agenda. In the case of any doubt, the advice of the Head of Legal Services should be sought before the meeting.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

14/46/NAC

Minutes (Planning) pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting of the 8 May 2014 as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8 May 2014 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

14/47/NAC

Planning Items pdf icon PDF 22 KB

The applications for planning permission listed below require determination. A report is attached with a plan showing the location of the relevant site. Detailed plans relating to the applications will be displayed at the meeting.

Additional documents:

Re-ordering of the agenda

Under paragraph 4.2.1 of the Council Procedure Rules, the Chair used his discretion to alter the order of the agenda items.

 

However, for ease of the reader, these minutes will follow the order of the agenda.

 

14/48/NAC

Planning Application - 7 Church Street - 14/0575/FUL pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received an application for full planning permission.

 

The application sought the demolition of No.7 Church Street, garage and outbuildings and the erection of 4No. four bedroom dwellings with associated landscaping, access and parking arrangements.

 

The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from Ms Kazemi.

 

The representation covered the following issues:

 

  i.  Development was inappropriate in a conservation area.

  ii.  Loss of one of the first houses to be built after the Second World War.

  iii.  Concerned over the felling of trees.

  iv.  The development was too bulky and would result in overshadowing and a loss of light for neighbouring properties.

  v.  Increased noise and disruption to the area.

  vi.  Additional pressure on parking in the area.

 vii.  Loss of habitat for wildlife.

 

Mr Chris Senior addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant and in support of the application.

 

Resolved(by 6 votes to 3) to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, subject to the conditions recommended by the officers.

 

14/49/NAC

14/0477/FUL - 1 The Grove - Planning Report pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received an application for full planning permission.

 

The application sought approval for the erection of a dwelling (following demolition of existing single storey extension) and associated minor external works to the existing dwelling.

 

Mr Justin Bainton addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant and in support of the application.

 

The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from Ms Pauline Onasanya.

 

The representation covered the following issues:

 

  i.  Inappropriate development for the area.

  ii.  Would result in the loss of residential gardens.

  iii.  Increase in noise and disturbance.

  iv.  Overcrowding.

  v.  Increase in parking and traffic issues.

 

Resolved(by 6 votes to 1) to refuse the application for planning permission in accordance with officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report.

 

 

14/50/NAC

14/0493/FUL - 297 Histon Road - Planning Report pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

As the application sat on the boundary of two Area Committee Wards (Arbury and Castle) and residents from both Wards were consulted, the Delegation Scheme required that the application be determined by the Planning Committee.

14/51/NAC

14/0489/FUL - 21 Victoria Park - Planning Report pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received an application for full planning permission.

 

The application sought approval for a single storey pitched roof extension to the rear of the property.

 

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

 

The representation covered the following issues:

 

  i.  Overdevelopment of the site.

  ii.  Development dominant and overbearing.

  iii.  Loss of light, ventilation and outlook for neighbouring properties.

  iv.  Errors in the officer’s report.

  v.  Loss of residential amenity.

  vi.  Detrimental effect on residential properties.

 

Mr David Lewis addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant and in support of the application.

 

Resolved(unanimously) to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, subject to the conditions recommended by the officers – and the following additional condition:

 

Notwithstanding the approved drawings, no development shall take place until a revised ground floor plan, on which the set-back of the north wall of the extension from the common boundary with No.23 corresponds with the 100mm distance shown on the approved west elevation, has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. Development shall take place only in accordance with the revised drawing submitted to discharge this condition.

 

Reason: In the interests of clarity, and to protect the amenity of neighbouring occupiers (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policy 3/4)

 

 

14/52/NAC

21 BELVOIR ROAD - REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ENFORCEMENT NOTICE pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a report requesting the withdrawal of an Enforcement Notice.  

 

Resolved(unanimously) to withdraw the Enforcement Notice in accordance with officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report.