Tag: Planning

  • Live Streaming of Special Cambridge City Council Full Council on the Local Plan

    On the 13th of February 2014 I streamed a meeting of Cambridge City Council’s full council live on YouTube. I believe this is the first time one of Cambridge City Council’s meetings has been “broadcast” live. As well as being available live, the videos are available to watch again: Part One Public questions and petitions: […]

  • Objection to Proposal to Accommodate 172 Pupils at Mitcham’s Corner

    Proposal: Mitcham’s Corner Cambridge I have submitted an objection to a planning application to demolish the buildings on Mitcham’s Corner in Cambridge currently housing Staples and Lloyds Bank, replacing them with a commercial space, that Staples and Lloyds are expected to move back into, along with 172 rooms for the largely 16-18 year old pupils […]

  • Response to Cambridge Local Plan Consultation 2012

    Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options Document. I have responded to the current consultation on Cambridge’s Local Plan, the document against which future planning applications in the city will be assessed. Many of my representations relate to issues I have discussed previously on my website. In many cases I have simply tailored my previously expressed […]

  • Remodelling Rear of One Searle Street

    One Searle Street Plans Yesterday I saw a Cambridge City Council notice on Searle Street stating an application had been made to the council to demolish part of the current extension, and the garage, at 1 Searle Street and replace it with a new building. One Searle Street is a lovely property in a prominent […]

  • 36 Barton Road Cambridge

    Rejected Proposal For New House at 36 Barton Rd On Thursday the 21st of June 2012 I attended Cambridge’s West/Central area committee, where the first item on the agenda was deciding on a planning application to build a substantial new detached house at 36 Barton Road, on the corner by Barton Close, with access to […]

  • Castle and Victoria Road Conservation Area

    Map of Proposed Conservation Area On the 30th of April 2012 I responded to Cambridge City Council’s consultation on a new conservation area for the Victoria Road area and parts of Castle ward. My response: Dear Cambridge City Council, I am writing to respond to the council’s consultation on the Castle and Victoria Road Conservation […]

  • No Enforcement For Planning Breach at 4 Bosworth Road

    4 Bosworth Road on LastMinute.com 4 Bosworth Road in Cambridge is a property currently being used in a rather unusual manner; as a commercially let shared house which one can book some of the rooms in on an ad-hoc basis via the Arnies Guest House (Cambridge Guest Lodge) website. The use of the property in […]

  • Cllrs Ditch Planning Rulebook To Let Applicant Maximise Rental Profits to Pay for Care

    1 Greystoke Road, Cambridge On Monday the 5th of March 2012 I observed City Councillors on Cambridge’s South Area committee consider a planning application to divide a property into two, enabling each part to be let separately. This was an interesting case because almost all councillors ditched normal planning practice and made a decision on […]

  • Cambridge City Council Omitting Fire Hydrants from New Developments

    The nearest hydrant to the 1920s built house I live in is just ~30m away. There are hydrants every ~100m or so throughout the area. On Saturday the 3rd of March 2012 I received an email from Cambridge City Council’s executive councillor for planning, Liberal Democrat Tim Ward, stating: …hydrants are a nice-to-have feature but […]

  • Planning Application for Cycle Store in Front Garden

    102 Hartington Grove, Including the Cycle/Bin Store A planning application has been submitted to Cambridge City Council for a bike shed and bin store in the front garden of 102 Hartington Grove. Comments are currently being sought on the application’s webpage. As it is a retrospective application the structure in question is present in the […]