Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Monday 20th September 1999 at 7:00pm in the Community Centre Present: RJ Farrington (chair) JE Coston R Day HM Smith LC Twinn RLE Waters PK Oldham (part) the clerk SJ Daniels 1 Apologies for absence JM Palmer RT Summerfield 407/99 2 Application by Napp S/1022/99/0 (349//99) M Healey Personnel Director Napp, K Wood Planning Consultant and H Walker Traffic Consultant gave a presentation. Napp had developed 11 acres and intended developing another 17 acres in phases by 2020 - about 350,000 sq' additional floorspace and 1200 car parking spaces. Napp were committed to reduce their employees' dependence on the private car for travel to work and supported alternative schemes of travel. At present approx 70% of Science Park employees travelled by car. It was hoped that this could be reduced by 10%. Bus services to the Science Park and facilities (e.g. dentist) within the park were being improved. Improvements to assist free flow of traffic into the park were being looked at - an underpass would not be allowed in the current climate. Napp were making a significant contribution to the foot/cycle bridge over the A14. Widening of the A14 had been officially dropped by the Highways Agency. The A14, if widened, would be unlikely to use any of Napp's land. Napp researched mainly into pain control and anti-cancer drugs. Their working practices and possible impact on the environment were governed by the "Medicine Control Agency". 25% of the workforce that qualify for company cars had taken the cash for car allowance. Although not working flexi-time Napp would consider this. A debate between Trinity College and the county Council about bus/cycle links to Kings Hedges/Arbury was on-going. 408/99 3 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 26 July 1999 were approved and signed as a true record. 409/99 4 Proposed siting of ntl telephone cabinets Coles Road near war memorial Ntl had proposed siting two cabinets adjacent to the Parish Council notice board. AGREED to suggest the cabinets be sited on the opposite verge in Coles Road. Noted that both sites were in the Conservation Area. 5 Decisions Received 410/99 Mr & Mrs Williamson 78 Butt Lane - conservatory - approved. (389/99) 411/99 Mr F Ospina 8 Lyndhurst Close - extension - approved. (391/99) 6 New Applications 412/99 S/1428/99 PG Shenton Maple Cottage Veterinary Surgery 26 Cambridge Road - extensions to surgery and living accommodation. Existing use to continue. No objection in principle so long as conditions applicable to original application were maintained. 413/99 S/1447/99 CG Dennison 82 The Sycamores - conservatory - approve. The meeting ended at 8.30pm.