Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held Monday 20 March 2000 at 7pm in the Community Centre Present: RJ Farrington (chair) JE Coston R Day HM Smith RT Summerfield LC Twinn RLE Waters The clerk SJ Daniels One member of the public (part) 1 Apologies for absence none 130/00 2 Mr L Martin Waterbeach Consultants - proposed development at (57/00) Waterbeach Barracks. Mr Martin gave an overview of the probable development strategy for the region for the next 30-50 years. Growth would be centred on Norwich, Ipswich, Peterborough and Cambridge. The Draft Structure Plan for 2006-16 was due to be published in the Autumn 2000, the final examination in public to take place in 2002. Development at Waterbeach of 7-10,000 dwellings on 700 acres of MOD land plus 400 acres of private land between Denny End Road, the A10 and the railway for approximately 2 miles would be part of this process. 60% of the land is 'brownfield'. The population would be about 25,000. How would Milton be affected? The whole transport infrastructure, including as a necessary part, public transport, would need to be improved. Waterbeach could not be developed without funding commitment for this. Government studies of the A14, M11 and A10 were taking place now. Five ways of accommodating the expected growth had been identified - to develop: 1. Centre of Cambridge 2. Green Belt 3. New Settlements 4. Public Transport Corridors 5. Market Towns. Waterbeach development would help prevent growth in Milton. LM favoured the process of joint consultations with other parish councils in the area. Thanks to L Martin for attending. 131/00 3 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 21 February 2000 were approved and signed as a true record. (RJF also signed minutes of 18 October 1999 - see min 538/99). 4 Matters Arising 132/00 Symbionics Ltd - erection of Class B1 buildings for research and (110/00) development together with associated parking - r/o Jeffreys Building St John's Innovation Park - permission granted. 133/00 JF Lindsay - house and garage adjacent 17 High Street - permission (88/00) granted. 5 Decisions Received 134/00 CASPA alterations and change of use of agricultural buildings to (65/00) form skate park with café/recreation area and access, parking and bus turn around area at Long Acre Farm Chesterton Fen Road - approved. Use of building restricted to skate-boards etc between 08.00 hours and 22.00 hours. Landscaping scheme to be approved. Engineering works scheme including two passing bays in Chesterton Fen Road to be approved. Foul water and surface water drainage schemes to be approved. 135/00 Milton Community Centre - 6 metre high space net climber with (68/00) single mast - approved. 6 New Applications 136/00 S/1559/99 Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd Unit 191 Science Park - 2 (541/99) external air handling units, underground water tank, 2 flue stacks - amendment for information only. 137/00 S/0342/00 RA Ethridge 1 Hall End - extension - approve. 138/00 S/0358/00 Mr and Mrs A Hill 28 Bene't Close - extension - no recommendation. 139/00 S/0355/00 Trinity College Unit 181 Science Park - extension refuse. Concerned that this was another example of the original concept of the Science Park being eroded by the encroachment of tarmac in green areas. Committee did not wish to see an increase in density of the existing areas. 140/00 S/0482/00 Bridehall developments Ltd - land at St John's Innovation Park - car parking and landscaping - approve. 141/00 C/11/17/72/3 Pi Group Milton Hall - tree surgery for new road access. Delegated to tree warden, PKO. 7 Public Entertainments Licences 142/00 White Horse - no objections so long as previous conditions apply. Cambridge Regional College - no objections. 143/00 8 Footpath - Coles Road Recreation Ground (87/00) RLEW, the clerk, D Rutland of SCDC, E Thornton Cambs County Council, M Parrott and J Young (Parrott site manager) had attended a site meeting. As a result S Ward was arranging with M Parrott to complete the path to the bowls pavilion with a link into Recreation Close. The meeting ended at 8.35pm.