Great Eastern Street, Development Control Forum

Councillor Dave Baigent attended the Guildhall to help with the forum and discussions about this development (9th July).  Hoping the developers and residents can find common ground before the planning discussion at East Area Committee.

Alternatively people can contact me by email

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More details of this application will be found at 

https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=N4FUPYDX3E000

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL FORUM, 10.00 am Wednesday, 9 July 2014, Committee Room 1 & 2 - Guildhall

Contact: Claire Tunnicliffe Direct Dial: 01223 457012

AGENDA

1 INTRODUCTION BY CHAIR TO THE FORUM

2 APOLOGIES

3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

4 14/0607/FUL

Committee: East Area Committee

Date: 9 July 2014

Application No: 14/0607/FUL

Site Address: 1 Great Eastern Street, Cambridge, CB1 3AB

Description: Conversion and extension of existing frontage building

from office to 1no. flat and 1 studio flat; and erection of 4

studio flats to the rear (following demolition of existing

outbuildings), together with associated infrastructure.

Applicant: TBC

Agent: Justin Bainton, Januarys Consultant Surveyors

EAST AREA COMMITTEE

Public Document Pack

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Address: York House, 7 Dukes Court, 54-62 Newmarket Road,

Cambridge, CB5 8DZ

Lead Petitioner: Deborah Griffin

Address: 5 Great Eastern Street, Cambridge, CB1 3AB

Case Officer: Amit Patel, Planning Officer

Text of Petition:

The proposed development is an overdevelopment of a

constrained site. Six residential units are planned on a site of one small

Victorian house. The proposed new building is more than double the

volume of the existing buildings. This will be visible from Mill Road and

detract from the character of the conservation area. The size of the

development will also be detrimental to nos 3 & 5 in particular whose

properties will be dominated by the large brick building creating a feeling of

enclosure and oppression. Views of trees and skies from the windows and

gardens of these properties will be depleted especially to the north and

north-east where the building will extend twice as long as the existing

buildings. As the current buildings to the west and south of nos 3 & 5 are

lower and narrower, it is difficult to see how the applicants shadow drawings

conclude that shadow conditions are broadly similar.

The new buildings will present large expanses of brick where in contrast

with the largely wooden structures of the existing structures.

Do you think there are changes that could be made to overcome your

concerns?

If Yes, please explain:

The development should be built within the volume of the existing buildings

which will still allow the site to have four dwellings.

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Information for Petitioners’ and Applicants’ Representative

The aims of the Forum are to allow early discussion of the planning issues and to

explore the scope for agreement and compromise between all sides.

Up to three representatives of the petitioners and up to three representatives of the

applicants may attend and speak for a total period not exceeding 20 minutes.

The applicants’ presentation is heard first and applicants are asked to start their

presentation with a brief description of the application proposals.

For further information on the conduct of the Forum or the petition process, please

see the Development Control Guidelines, a copy of this is available on the Council’s

website at https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/petitions-and-development-control-forum

or contact the Council’s Committee Section (01223) 457013.

Please let the Committee Manager know if you would like a briefing on the

procedures at the Forum, if you have any other queries, or if you require any special

facilities (for example an overhead projector).

Format of the Forum

The format of the Forum will be as follows for each application:

· Introduction by Chair and declaration of Councillor interests – up to 5 minutes

· Presentation of the application by the applicant/agent (up to 3 representatives)

principally to address the issues raised by petitioners – up to 15 minutes

· Presentation of the views of the petitioners against the application (up to 3

representatives) – up to 15 minutes

· Presentation of the views of the petitioners in support of the application (where

applicable) (up to 3 representatives) – up to 15 minutes

· Presentation by the planning officer – up to 10 minutes

· Member questions and issues arising – up to 30 minutes

· Summing up by the applicant/agent – up to 5 minutes

· Summing up by the petitioners against the application – up to 5 minutes

· Summing up by the petitioners in support of the application – up to 5 minutes

· Final comments of the Chair

Information for the Public

Location

The meeting is in the Guildhall on the Market Square (CB2

3QJ).

Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. the building is accessible via

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Peas Hill, Guildhall Street and the Market Square

entrances.

After 5 p.m. access is via the Peas Hill entrance.

All the meeting rooms (Committee Room 1, Committee 2

and the Council Chamber) are on the first floor, and are

accessible via lifts or stairs.

Public

Participation

Development Control Forums are held in public.

Members of the public may observe but participation is

restricted to:

· Presentation of the views of the petitioners against the

application (up to 3 representatives).

· Presentation of the views of the petitioners in support of

the application (where applicable) (up to 3

representatives).

· Presentation of the application by the applicant/agent

(up to 3 representatives) principally to address the

issues raised by petitioners.

For further information on speaking at committees please

contact Democratic Services on 01223 457013 or

democratic.services@cambridge.gov.uk.

Further information is available at

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/speaking-at-committeemeetings

Cambridge City Council would value your assistance in

improving the public speaking process of committee

meetings. If you have any feedback please contact

Democratic Services on 01223 457013 or

democratic.services@cambridge.gov.uk

Filming,

recording

and

photography

The Council is committed to being open and transparent in

the way it conducts its decision-making. Recording is

permitted at council meetings, which are open to the

public. The Council understands that some members of

the public attending its meetings may not wish to be

recorded. The Chair of the meeting will facilitate by

ensuring that any such request not to be recorded is

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respected by those doing the recording.

Full details of the City Council’s protocol on audio/visual

recording and photography at meetings can be accessed

via:

http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecSDDisplay.aspx?NA

ME=SD1057&ID=1057&RPID=33371389&sch=doc&cat=1

3203&path=13020%2c13203.

Fire Alarm In the event of the fire alarm sounding please follow the

instructions of Cambridge City Council staff.

Facilities for

disabled

people

Level access to the Guildhall is via Peas Hill.

A loop system is available in Committee Room 1,

Committee Room 2 and the Council Chamber.

Accessible toilets are available on the ground and first

floor.

Meeting papers are available in large print and other

formats on request prior to the meeting.

For further assistance please contact Democratic Services

on 01223 457013 or

democratic.services@cambridge.gov.uk.

Queries on

reports

If you have a question or query regarding a committee

report please contact the officer listed at the end of

relevant report or Democratic Services on 01223 457013

or democratic.services@cambridge.gov.uk.

General

Information

Information regarding committees, councilors and the

democratic process is available at

http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk.

 

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