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22/17/JDCC

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from City Councillor Thornburrow (Councillor Baigent attended as an alternate), City Councillor Flaubert (Councillor Page-Croft attending as alternate), SCDC Councillor Stobart (SCDC Councillor Garvie attending as alternate) and SCDC Cllr Williams.

 

The JDCC’s Standing Orders provide that the Chair and Vice-Chair shall be drawn alternately from each of the two authorities. As the Chair position was held by a South Cambs District Council last year and the Vice-Chair position held by a City Councillor, this municipal year the Chair position should be held by a City Councillor and the Vice-Chair position held by a South Cambs Councillor.

 

The Joint Director of Planning took the Chair whilst the Committee elected a Chair.

 

Councillor Scutt proposed, and Councillor Bradnam seconded, the nomination of Councillor S. Smith as Chair.

 

Unanimously resolved that Councillor S. Smith be Chair for the ensuing year.

 

Councillor Smith took over as Chair of the meeting.

 

Councillor S. Smith proposed, and Councillor Hawkins seconded, the nomination of Councillor Bradnam as Vice Chair.

 

Unanimously resolved that Councillor Bradnam be Vice Chair for the ensuing year.

22/18/JDCC

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

 

Item

Councillor

Interest

All

Baigent

Personal: Member of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

20/19/JDCC

Baigent

Personal: Visited exterior of Marshall’s site and spoke to residents in the area. Discretion unfettered.

20/19/JDCC

Baigent

Personal: Undertook fire safety survey on Marshall’s site over nine years ago before becoming a councillor.

20/19/JDCC

Cahn

Personal: Local Councillor in the area. Discretion unfettered.

 

22/19/JDCC

21/03224/FUL - Cambridge Airport Newmarket Road Cambridge pdf icon PDF 790 KB

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The Committee received an application for full planning permission.

 

The application sought approval for the dismantling and removal of two existing radars and construction of a new radar and other associated works.

 

The Strategic Sites Development Manager updated her report by referring to updated condition wording on the amendment sheet:

 

1. Proposed Condition 3 (Removal of AR15 Radar) (Appendix C, Page 71 of Agenda):

 

Minor change to include the words ‘following commissioning’ after ‘H17 Radar’ as follows:

 

‘Condition 3 - Removal of AR15 Radar

 

Within three months of the first operation of the H17 Radar (following commissioning), the AR15 Radar (shown on the plans hereby approved) shall be removed from the site and the site shall be restored in accordance with the programme of work set out in Appendix A3.2 (Construction Environmental Management Plan) of the Environmental Statement: Cambridge City Airport, Radar Replacement Project, July 2021 and in accordance with drawing 20591- RPS-CBG-XX-DR-C-2003-P01 (AR15 Radar Site - Proposed Plan (Restored Site).

 

Reason: In the interests of good planning and to ensure that the decommissioned AR15 Radar is removed from the site when the H17 Radar comes into first use’.

 

2. Proposed update to officer recommendation (Section 23.0 of officer report, Page 70 of Agenda):

 

Additional criteria (iii) to address the requirements of the EIA Regulations with regard to the decision making process:

 

‘(iii) With delegated authority to officers to set out as part of the planning decision notice and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations 2017, Regulation 29 ‘information to accompany decisions’ a reasoned conclusion of the significant effects of the development on the environment and to carry out appropriate notification under regulation 30 accordingly’.

 

The Committee received a representation in objection to the application from a resident of The Westering:

  i.  Various residents were concerned due to loss of sleep and anxiety due to living close to the radar.

  ii.  The large rotating object caused distress. Took issue with the Officer’s report which said there were no concerns.

  iii.  Queried evidence for lack of objections. No high powered radar should be located so close to residents. Please move further away.

 

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

 

Councillor Howard (Abbey Ward City Councillor) addressed the Committee about the application:

i.  The radar had been erected under permitted development rights.

ii.  There should be no radar near residents, not 40m or 200m distant.

iii.  There had been a lot of noise complaints from residents as referenced in the Officer’s report, which suggested it was a major issue. Mitigation measures had not been adequate to address concerns.

iv.  Requested radar be moved off site. The Agent said this was not viable, but this was due to cost not technical problems that needed to be overcome. It was technically possible.

v.  The proposed radar was the same size as one used by Heathrow, which was a bigger airport.

vi.  Residents suggest Marshall’s Airport downplayed the work to be undertaken on site in communications  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22/19/JDCC

22/20/JDCC

21/04036/REM - Lots S1 And S2, North West Cambridge Development Eddington Avenue Cambridge CB3 0LH pdf icon PDF 524 KB

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Resolved (by 9 votes to 0) to defer the application to enable further discussions to take place with the Councils’ Housing Officers regarding the application of national planning policy guidance and the Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy with regard to Build to Rent.

22/21/JDCC

S/1355/17/FL - Land Immediately West Of The Electricity Pylon And Foul Pump Station Histon Road Impington, 07/0003/NMA2 - Land Between Huntingdon Road And Histon Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0LE, S/0001/07/NMA1 - Land Immediately West Of The Electricity Pylon And Foul Pump Station Histon Road Impington pdf icon PDF 391 KB

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The Committee received an application for full planning permission and two applications for non-material amendments.

 

The full planning application sought approval for construction of a drainage pond (relocation of drainage pond permitted under reference S/0001/07/F) to support Darwin Green 1 site wide strategic drainage including revised access and landscaping details.

 

The non-material amendment applications sought approval for variations to surface water drainage conditions on the Darwin Green 1 outline planning consent 07/0003/OUT and the Darwin Green 1 full planning permission S/0001/07/FL to be consistent with the proposals within the full planning application.

 

Mr Fry (Applicant) addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

The Committee made the following comments in response to the report:

  i.  Expressed concern over the lack of open space in Darwin Green 1 development. Green space replaced by housing/balancing pond. Queried why the need to locate the balancing pond outside the site was not picked up when the Darwin Green 1 outline was granted. 

  ii.  Darwin Green 1 residents need amenity space and should not have to wait until Darwin Green 2/3 provided it.

  iii.  Expressed concern about considering the proposal separate from the Darwin Green 2/3 outline proposals and potentially building more houses on the site of the approved balancing pond.

  iv.  Queried public access to the pond.

  v.  Queried works to hedgerows.

 

The Principal Planner said the following in response to Members’ questions:

  i.  Darwin Green 2/3 is a Local Plan site allocation. How the site of the approved balancing pond would be used is part of Darwin Green 2/3 proposals rather than this application. An outline application has been submitted for Darwin Green 2/3. 

  ii.  The balancing pond was appropriate for the site in the context of the Darwin Green 2/3 outline proposals and illustrative masterplan.

  iii.  The Darwin Green development as a whole was expected to provide sufficient amenity space once phases 2 and 3 are complete.

  iv.  Plans show there would access trails indicating public access. Would be managed by the City Council. Long-term access to the pond would be considered in Darwin Green 2/3 proposals.

  v.  There were no objections from the Drainage Officer.

  vi.  The proposal is not inappropriate development in the green belt.

 vii.  A biodiversity net gain was expected.

viii.  Tree Officer comments in the report from November 2021 were out of date and superseded by paragraph 8.32.  Condition 8 required compliance with tree works.

 

The Committee:

 

S/1355/17/FL - Land Immediately West Of The Electricity Pylon And Foul Pump Station Histon Road Impington.

 

Resolved (by 10 votes to 0)to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with the Officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the Officer’s report, and subject to the conditions recommended by the Officer including delegated powers to Officers to make minor amendments to conditions in the interest of good planning.

 

07/0003/NMA2 - Land Between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road Cambridge.

 

Unanimously resolvedto grant the application in accordance with the Officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the Officer’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22/21/JDCC