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Note: Agenda item 5: Officers have been taking advice in relation to the Interim Transport Approach item and having received advice that further refinement is required, the report has been withdrawn for further consideration with the highway authority. A revised report will be brought to the committee in March. 


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Declarations of Interest





Councillor Baigent


Personal: Personal: Member of Cambridge

Cycling Campaign

Councillor Bradnam


Personal: Applications in Milton Parish where she is a councillor. Discretion unfettered.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 347 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Deed of Variation relating to Section 106 Agreement - Land at Plots 1-21 at Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge pdf icon PDF 181 KB


A Deed of Variation was submitted in October 2020 seeking to vary the s106 agreement under s106A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


The variation sought approval to agree the s278 prior to occupation of the development but remove the requirement to complete the agreed works prior to occupation.


The Interim Management Support Officer updated her report to amend a typographical error: The s278 requires the works to be completed by 21/06/2020 21/06/2021.


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


Members made the following comments in response to the Officer’s comments:

  i.  Expressed concern that the junction work would not be completed within the specified 15 week period.

  ii.  Expressed concern the application would exacerbate existing traffic issues.

  iii.  Expressed concern that s278 agreements took time to take into effect across the city.

  iv.  All buildings could be fitted out and used in theory. Queried the impact of this on the car parking space reduction strategy. Would there be higher demand than supply? Or demand to keep spaces (not reduce the number)?


In response to Members’ questions the Interim Management Support Officer, the Assistant Director and Principal Transport Officersaid the following:

  i.  The application was brought to Committee because there was no delegation for officers to deal with amendments to Section 106 Agreements.

  ii.  The s106 agreement aimed to mitigate the impact of traffic on the junction.

  iii.  The Applicant had done all they reasonably could over several years to progress work. If work was delayed, Officers were confident that the County would manage work appropriately.

  iv.  There were severe financial penalties for the developer if work was delayed, so they had no incentive to let the scheme timetable overrun.

  v.  The Deed of Variation was in place to ensure work would continue just in case delays occurred.

  vi.  The Developer’s Team had done all they reasonably could to look at what pipes etc were under the road surface to avoid delays due to the impact on cable infrastructure.

 vii.  Work would be undertaken at night, so the road could operate as normal during the day.

viii.  The traffic management agreement for the development was signed off by the County Council. It did not cover the construction period. Limited impact was anticipated as work was due to take place at night for period of 15 weeks.

  ix.  The first building occupier was not in place yet. They would not move in until at least 21 March 2021. Low traffic levels were expected as few people travelled in lockdown.

  x.  Fitting out of the building could occur under the current legal agreement. The Applicant would be concerned if they could fit out the building but not occupy it immediately.

  xi.  Road work could occur at the same time as building occupation, it was a balance between allowing occupation to take place and having the road works occurring at the same time.

 xii.  The car parking space reduction strategy was included in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/11/JDCC


North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Interim Transport Approach pdf icon PDF 661 KB


Agenda item 5 - North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Interim Transport Approach - was withdrawn from this agenda.


Meeting Dates 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 85 KB


The following dates were agreed:

  i.  23 June 2021

  ii.  21 July 2021

  iii.  18 August 2021

  iv.  15 September 2021

  v.  20 October 2021

  vi.  17 November 2021

 vii.  15 December 2021

viii.  26 January 2022

  ix.  16 February 2022

  x.  16 March 2022

  xi.  6 April 2022