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16/0673/FUL - Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street

05/01/2017 - 16/0673/FUL - Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street

The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought approval for demolition of ancillary buildings and removal of 1930's facade at the grade II listed Cambridge Union Society. Construction of replacement facade, reinstatement and refurbishment of historic features and internal and external access and refurbishment works including enlargement of existing cafe (use class A3) and re-opening of 'footlight's' entertainment space (sui generis). Demolition of squash courts and un-listed 3-5 Round Church Street in the conservation area. Construction of new link building for access and ancillary uses for the Union Society. Construction of adjacent new building with ground floor restaurant (use class A3) with 38 room post-graduate student accommodation above (use class C2) together with basement storage and services


Adam Halford (Planning Agent, Bidwell’s), Dr Rod Pullen (Junior Pursar, Trinity College and Asia Lambert, (President of Cambridge Union Society) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


The Committee:


Unanimously resolved 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 and subject to completion of S106 Agreement.


DELEGATED AUTHORITY granted to officers to compose appropriate substitute wording for conditions; 3, 4, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45 and informatives; 46 and 58.