Tesco launches second appeal

Those of you who submitted objections to Tesco’s original applications should have been notified by the Council that Tesco have now launched a second appeal, this time appealing the decision taken by the East Area Committee.

The appeal says, amongst other things, that:
“The appeal site is highly accessible with a number of transport links in the area” (!)

The appeal also focuses on deliveries – Tesco say (wrongly) that they can deliver to the front of the site – i.e. stop on Mill Road. Not surprisingly, the appeal document makes no mention of the facts that:

  1. conditions attached to the existing planning permission for this particular site expressly prohibit on-street deliveries;
  2. the Cambridge Local Plan also states clearly that deliveries must be made off street (Local Plan 8.21)
  3. at least 30 on-street deliveries of up to 40 minutes each in 10.35 metres (34 foot) lorries would obviously cause terrible traffic problems (congestion, emergency vehicles not being able to get down the street).
  4. Mill Road already has one of the worst accident records in Cambridgeshire.

They mention that they will also seek to have the top of Sedgwick Street made two way and to have some parking spaces on Sedgwick Street removed.

Please resubmit your objections to the Planning Inspectorate. If you submitted an objection to the first appeal (ref APP/Q0505/A/08/1202697) you can simply resend the same document, changing the reference number to
APP/Q0505/A/08/2073579/NWF. You need to send 2 copies of your letter to the following address:

The Planning Inspectorate
3/16 Eagle Wing
Temple Quay House
2 the Square
Temple Quay

Letters need to be received by 17 June.

If you submitted your original objections by email, you may not have been notified of the appeal by the council (we have previously told them about this problem). You are still free to make submissions to the Planning Inspectorate, as is anyone who did not make objections to the original applications.

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