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No 6290

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Vol cxliii No 13

pp. 268–281


Report of the Council on the demolition of the former Madingley Cricket Pavilion, Madingley, Cambridgeshire

The Council begs leave to report to the University as follows:

1. A lease was granted to the Madingley Cricket Club by the University in 1958, so that the village could host a cricket club. The Pavilion, which is the subject of this Report, was subsequently purchased by the Cricket Club from Queens’ College (the old Queens’ College Pavilion) for the nominal sum of £50 and erected on the site in 1965.

In 2003 the Madingley Cricket Club surrendered the lease of the Cricket Field and the Pavilion. Neither has been used for recreational purposes since 2003.

2. The Cricket Pavilion is a single-storey, double-fronted timber frame building clad in weather boarding and roofed in corrugated steel sheeting. The building is in poor physical condition and unsafe. It has a number of major defects, including rotten woodwork (floors, walls, timber window frames, and external doors) and defective rainwater goods and roof.

3. The Pavilion is not Listed and is of little architectural merit. The demolition and removal of the Pavilion would have a beneficial impact on the appearance of the Madingley Conservation Area; the site would revert back to grassland and form part of historic landscape associated with Madingley Hall.

4. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of the Pavilion dated 8 February 2012 has been received from South Cambridgeshire District Council. An Ecological Survey was carried out by external consultants who have confirmed that demolition can proceed as planned, providing demolition is undertaken outside of the core bird breeding season (March–August inclusive).

5. The cost of demolition will be funded by the Non-Operational Estate Five Year Refurbishment Loan Provision.

6. A drawing showing the location of the Cricket Pavilion in Madingley is displayed for information in the Schools Arcade and at Part of the drawing is also provided below.

7. The Council recommends:

I. That approval be given for the demolition of Madingley Cricket Pavilion.

II. That the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources), on the advice of the Director of Estate Management, be authorized to accept a tender for the demolition and associated works in due course.

Proposed demolition of the old cricket pavilion, Madingley (not to scale)

10 December 2012

L. K. Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor

R. J. Dowling

Robert Lethbridge

David Abulafia

I. M. Le M. Du Quesnay

Mavis McDonald

N. Bampos

Nicholas Gay

Rosalyn Old

Richard Barnes

David Good

Susan Oosthuizen

Charles Bell

Andy Hopper

Rachael Padman

D. J. A. Casserley

Christopher Hum

John Shakeshaft

Stephen J. Cowley

F. P. Kelly

Sam Wakeford

Athene Donald

Vanessa V. Lawrence

A. D. Yates