Planning Application News: Cherry Hinton Road

Note: This is a new service for readers of this email and blog, where I’ll bring you news of planning applications in Queen Edith’s, along with details on how to provide your opinions on the applications to the council planning committee. All feedback on this service is welcome.


Where is the planning application for?
Cherry Hinton Constitutional Club,
142 – 144 Cherry Hinton Road

What does the site look like now?
Cherry-Cons

What do they want to do?
Convert the club building into flats, and build a new club building behind the existing building:
Cherry-Cons-2
Cherry-Cons-3

When is the last date for local people to comment?
05 Aug 2016

Where is there more information available?
Click here to read all the documents on the application.
Click here to read any public comments already made.

How do I make a comment to the council planning committee?
Click here to add your own comment online.
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or
Click here to email your comments to the case officer,
Ms Lorna Gilbert
.

As well as commenting to the council, you may also wish to comment below, for other local residents to read.

One Reply to “Planning Application News: Cherry Hinton Road”

  1. As residents of Queen Edith’s living close to the Constitutional Club we have concerns over the proposed development, which will involves placing a new licensed premises with a very large function room (173m2 /1862 ft2) and useable outdoor space in what is currently the Club garden. The existing building will be extended and converted to 9 new flats. While we support the redevelopment of the existing Cherry Cons building, we have significant concerns over the proposed new licensed Club building:
    • Inappropriate development in a residential context: the new licensed Club building would be built further into a residential area as shown on this location map: http://queen-ediths.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Location-Plan-v2.pdf. This is in contrast to other development of rear plots in the area, which have created low rise housing and enhanced the residential nature of the area.
    • Increased parking and traffic problems: The proposed development will produce additional demand for on-street parking in the surrounding streets, compounding already severe parking issues. Deliveries and collections are likely to increase and would be to the residential rear of the site.
    • Increased noise and disturbance: The current Club is frequently used for discos and functions until very late at night, which already causes disturbance to Hartington Grove and the wider neighbourhood. The proposed new Club building will bring this closer into the residential area and is likely to result in an increase in use of the venue for large numbers of people. The proposed Club also has a ‘useable outside space’ adjacent to the bar which will further add to night-time noise.
    • Loss of green space and mature trees which border the current Constitutional Club garden and would be removed or severely pruned to make way for the proposed new Club building.
    • Enlarged licensed premises which could be taken over by commercial interests in the future: with The Rock and the Rathmore Club within two minutes’ walk and at least 17 other community venues available within half a mile of the proposed new Club building, the local area is already well served.

    If you share objections to this development on the above or any other grounds, then please register your opinion with the Planners. This can easily be done in two ways but must be received by Friday 5th August 2016.

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