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Apologies were received from Councillors Flaubert (Councillor Page-Croft attended as her Alternate), Scutt and Thornburrow, (Councillor D. Baigent attended as her Alternate).


Councillor Smith would attend online as a ‘Ward Councillor’ but not chair the meeting.


Declarations of Interest







Baigent and Stobart

Personal: Member of Cambridge Cycling Campaign.





Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB


The minutes of the meetings held on 25 January 2023 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



22/03137/REM and 22/03140/REM - Land North of Cherry Hinton (Springstead Village) Coldhams Lane, Cambridge pdf icon PDF 601 KB

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The Committee received a reserved matters application for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for infrastructure works including internal roads, pumping station, cycleways and pedestrian routes, landscaping and drainage as part of the Land North of Cherry Hinton masterplan pursuant to condition 2 (first reserved matters) of outline applications 18/0481/OUT and S/1231/18/OL as varied by references 22/01966/S73 and 22/01967/S73 and the Reserved Matters include the partial discharge of conditions - 10, 17, 23, 24, 26, 29, 36, 37, 38, 40, 44, 55, 59, 61, 71.


The Principal Planning Officer updated her report by referring to the Amendment Sheet and also updated conditions 1 and 19 in her presentation to Committee.


Mr Fletcher (Agent) spoke in favour of the application.


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

      i.          Expressed concern that some of the play areas / open spaces had a drainage attenuation function.

     ii.          Residents would avoid these areas due to perception of poor safety, or be unable to use them in times of heavy rainfall.

   iii.          Flooding of areas could lead to a change in surface such as reeds growing in grassed areas which prevented them being used as an open space.

   iv.          This meant the amount of open space available in reality was less than the impression given in the plans.

    v.          Estate management and maintenance contacts should be local and  accessible to residents.


The Strategic Sites Delivery Manager advised that details of the management and maintenance of the open spaces formed part of the section 106 Agreement linked to the outline planning permissions the details of which would need to be formally signed off by the Council(s) in due course.


   vi.          Expressed concern the primary route through the site would provide a rat run between Coldhams Lane and Airport Way.


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

      i.          The highways authority was expected to adopt the primary and secondary roads  and the cycleways. The Developer aimed to build roads to an adoptable standard.

     ii.          The management company may adopt some minor (tertiary) roads proposed as part of subsequent reserved matters applications . Only the primary and secondary routes were being proposed as part of  this application.

   iii.          The road adoption process was separate to the planning process.

   iv.          The primary route had been designed to discourage rat running and would have a 20mph speed limit.


The Strategic Sites Delivery Manager said that the decision to keep the route through the site had been taken by the County Council some years previously. The principle had therefore been well established early on in the planning process. The Committee were not able to change this decision. There were no objections to the planning application from the Highways Authority.


    v.          Cycle parking for homes would come forward with residential development phases.

   vi.          The mobility hub would provide storage for motor bikes and bicycles.

 vii.          The planting of trees on the  boundary between the airport and application site was secured through the Section  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23/11/JDCC