From SCDC Planning..

20/03339/FUL – Toft (Land West of 80 West Street)By eight votes to two, the Planning cttee refused the application contrary to the
recommendation in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

Members agreed that the refusal should be based on:

1. The failure to demonstrate that Comberton can sustain an additional convenience food store and that it would not impact on the viability of other convenience stores providing a similar offering in the village: the proposal is therefore contrary to policies E/21 (Retail hierarchy) and E/22 (Applications for new retail development) of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018; and

2. A significant adverse impact on highway safety because of the proposed store’s location opposite Comberton Village College and the lack of a safe crossing point.