To consider the above planning application.
Note: Councillor D Brickhill (Ward Councillor), Councillor G McIntyre (on behalf of Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish Council), Mr P McHugh (objector) and Mr D Hosker (agent on behalf of the applicant) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.
The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application, a written update and an oral update by the Southern Area Manager - Development Management.
RESOLVED – That, contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation for approval, the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:
1. The proposed mast by virtue of its height and width would be visually obtrusive, having a detrimental impact on visual amenity in the locality contrary to Policy NE.18 of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan 2011.
2. The Local Planning Authority considers that there is a lack of evidence to clearly demonstrate proper consideration has been given to alterative sites. The proposal therefore falls short of the requirements set out in Policy NE.18 (Telecommunications Development) of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan 2011 and PPG 8 (Telecommunications).