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15/2321/FUL - Eastfield Phases 1 and 2

24/05/2016 - 15/2321/FUL - Eastfield Phases 1 and 2

The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought approval for erection of 50 new affordable houses, following demolition of 26 existing dwellings (Nos 46-60 and 66-75 Eastfield), and associated highway works, landscaping and public open space provision.


The Senior Planning Officer updated her report with the following details:

  i.  Referred to an amended layout plan.

  ii.  Referred to additional conditions:

a.  Number 26 as listed on the amendment sheet.

b.  Nature Conservation Officer report details.

c.  Delegated powers regarding heavy vehicle tracking.

  iii.  Planning permission was subject to s106 being completed.


The Committee received representations in objection to the application from the following residents:

·  53 Chesterfield Road.

·  8 Shirley Grove.

·  320 Milton Road.


The representations covered the following issues:

  i.  Expressed specific concerns regarding:

a.  Overlooking of amenity space.

b.  The design appearance was a continuous structure with car ports in between.

c.  The impact of the design on the existing cycle route in the area. This may impede traffic, cycle flow and pedestrian flow and so impact on safety.

  ii.  Requested the Council follow its car and cycle policies. Referred to Cycling and Walking Officer comments on the cycle route.

  iii.  Asked if 6 Shirley Grove could have the same mitigation measures as 7 Shirley Grove.

  iv.  A lot of concerns had been addressed by Officer comments, but requested details on the wall and fencing around 53 Chesterfield Road.


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


The Committee:


Resolved (by 6 votes to 1) 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 additional condition and delegated powers:


Condition 26


Prior to commencement and in accordance with BS5837 2012, a phased Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) and Tree Protection Plan (TPP) shall be submitted to the local planning authority for its written approval, before any equipment, machinery or materials are brought onto the site for the purpose of development (including demolition). In a logical sequence the AMS and TPP will consider all phases of construction in relation to the potential impact on trees and detail the specification and position of protection barriers and ground protection and all measures to be taken for the protection of any trees from damage during the course of any activity related to the development, including demolition, foundation design, storage of materials, ground works, installation of services, erection of scaffolding and landscaping.


Prior to the commencement of site clearance a pre-commencement site meeting shall be held and attended by the site manager, the arboricultural consultant and Local Planning Authority Tree Officer to discuss details of the approved AMS.


The approved AMS and TPP will be implemented throughout the development and the agreed means of protection shall be retained on site until all equipment, and surplus materials have been removed from the site. Nothing shall be stored or placed in any area protected in accordance with this condition, and the ground levels within those areas shall not be altered nor shall any excavation be made without the prior written approval of the local planning authority.


Reason: To protect the visual amenity of the area and to ensure the retention of the trees on the site. (Cambridge Local Plan 2006 policies 3/4, 3/11, 3/12 and 4/4)


DELEGATED POWERS to resolve discussions the Nature Conservation Officer and Waste Officer and add necessary additional conditions.