Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 19th October, 2011 10.00 am

Venue: Crewe Alexandra Football Club, Gresty Road, Crewe, CW2 6EB. View directions

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

58.

Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Paul Edwards

59.

Declarations of Interest/Pre Determination

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests and for Members to declare if they have a pre-determination in respect of any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

It was noted that Members had received correspondence from Linden Homes in respect of application 11/1879N - a Hybrid Planning Application Seeking Residential Development for up to 400 New Dwellings with Open Space; Comprising a Full Planning Application for Phase A of 131 Dwellings and Phase B which Seeks Outline Planning Permission for up to 269 Dwellings with Access and Associated Infrastructure.  In respect of the Outline Element (Phase B), Only Access is Sought for Approval and All Other Matters are Reserved for Determination at a Later Date, Land North of Parkers Road, Leighton for Bloor Homes and Linden Homes.

 

60.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve the minutes as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28th September 2011 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

61.

Public Speaking

A total period of 5 minutes is allocated for each of the planning applications for Ward Councillors who are not members of the Planning Committee.

 

A period of 3 minutes is allocated for each of the planning applications for the following individual/groups:

 

  • Members who are not members of the Planning Committee and are not the Ward Member
  • The Relevant Town/Parish Council
  • Local Representative Groups/Civic Society
  • Objectors
  • Supporters
  • Applicants

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

62.

11/1879N - A Hybrid Planning Application Seeking Residential Development for up to 400 New Dwellings with Open Space; Comprising a Full Planning Application for Phase A of 131 Dwellings and Phase B which Seeks Outline Planning Permission for up to 269 Dwellings with Access and Associated Infrastructure. In respect of the Outline Element (Phase B), Only Access is Sought for Approval and All Other Matters are Reserved for Determination at a Later Date, Land North of Parkers Road, Leighton for Blo pdf icon PDF 1020 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

(Councillor J Macrae declared a personal interest in application 11/1879N on the grounds that he was a Board Member of the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce).

 

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor D Bebbington, the Ward Councillor; Councillor D Forest, a Parish Councillor; Mr Beard, an objector; Ms Gordon-Preston, an objector and Ms Clarke the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application)

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to completion of Section 106 legal agreement securing

 

1. Provision of education contribution of £398,990

2. Provision of £300,000 towards highway improvements to the Remer

Street corridor

3. Provision of public open space including amenity greenspace and an equipped children's play area conforming to NEAP Standard, to include:

a. A minimum of 8 pieces of equipment,

b. 1.4 metre high bowtop railing surround with two pedestrian access gates and a double leaf vehicular access gate.

c. Railings to be painted green and pedestrian gates to be yellow.

d. Equipment to be predominantly metal, inclusive, and conforming to BS EN 1176.

e. Equipment to have wetpour safer surfacing underneath it, conforming to BS EN 1177.

f. Surfacing between the wetpour to be tarmacadam with precast concrete edging surround.

g. Access paths to gates to be tarmacadam

4. Provision for future management of children’s play areas and amenity greenspace to include transfer to and future maintenance by a private management company.

5. Provision of 35% of the 400 units proposed across the whole site as affordable housing in perpetuity. Provision within Phase A shall be

26 units comprising 11 x 2 beds, 14 x 3 beds and 1 x 4 bed, with the remainder to be provided in Phase B The tenure split within Phase A to be on a 65% social rent, 35% intermediate tenure basis. The mix of house types and tenure for within Phase B (to include key worker housing) to be agreed as part of subsequent reserved matters applications.

6. Travel Plan Monitoring Fee £5000

7.  Contribution of £25,000 for the provision of Green Infrastructure within Crewe and the environs of the site.

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1. Standard 3 year time limit (Phase A)

2. Standard outline time limit (Phase B)

3. Submission of reserved matters (Phase B)

4. Plans

5. Materials

6. Boundary Treatment

7. Landscaping submission

8. Landscaping implementation

9. Breeding bird survey to be carried out prior to commencement of any works during nesting season

10. Features for use by birds and bats

11. Habitat creation and management plan

12. Design of proposed pond

13. Design and layout of the proposed newt mitigation area including proposals to ensure no public access.

14. Submission of details of bin storage.

15. Archaeology investigation / report

16. Compliance with flood Risk Assessment

17. Restrict surface water run-off

18. Surface water attenuation

19. Minimum Floor Levels

20. Surface Water Regulation Scheme

21. Site to be drained on a separate system

22. Phase II contaminated land investigation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

11/2212N - Demolition of Buildings. Residential Development with Associated Access & Landscaping, Land at Gresty Green, Gresty Green Road, Shavington Cum Gresty, Crewe for Bellway Homes Limited pdf icon PDF 678 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

(Councillor R Bailey declared a personal interest with respect to this application on the grounds that she had business links with one of the objectors)

 

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor D Brickhill, the Ward Councillor; Councillor S Hogben, a Neighbouring Ward Councillor; Mrs McIntyre, a Neighbouring Ward Councillor; Mr Nevitt, an objector, representing Shavington and Gresty Residents Association (SAGRA);  Mrs Bostock, an objector; Mr Borrowdale, an objector; Mr R Barton and Mr A Davies, representing the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application)

 

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to completion of Section 106 legal agreement securing:

 

1.  Provision of 18 affordable housing units – 12 to be provided as social rent with 6 as intermediate tenure

2.  Provision of education contribution of £86,268

3. The provision of a LEAP and Public Open Space to be maintained by a private management company in perpetuity

4. A commuted payment of £51,000 towards highway improvements (to be put towards the construction of the Crewe Green Link Road or capacity improvements at the junction of Gresty Road and South Street with Nantwich Road)

5. 

 

And the following conditions:

 

1.        Standard time – 3 years

2.        Materials to be submitted to the LPA and approved in writing

3.        Submission of a landscaping scheme to be approved in writing by the LPA (the landscaping scheme shall include native species only and the provision of replacement hedgerow planting)

4.        Implementation of the approved landscaping scheme

5.        The submission of a comprehensive arboricultural method statement covering tree/hedgerow protection, programme of tree/hedgerow works, and special construction techniques for proposed areas of hard surfacing in tree/hedgerow root protection areas to be submitted to the LPA and approved in writing

6.        No trees/hedgerow to be removed without the prior written consent of the LPA

7.        Boundary treatment details to be submitted to the LPA and approved in writing

8.        Remove PD Rights for extensions and alterations to the approved dwellings plots 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 50 & 51

9.        Prior to any commencement of works between 1st March and 31st August in any year, a detailed survey is required to check for nesting birds. 

10.   Prior to the commencement of development the applicant to submit detailed proposals for the incorporation of features into the scheme suitable for use by breeding birds including swallows, house sparrow and swift. Such proposals to be agreed by the LPA. The proposals shall be permanently installed in accordance with approved details.

11.   The development shall proceed in accordance with the approved Bat/Barn Owl mitigation measures which shall be submitted to the LPA for approval in writing

12.   The development shall proceed in accordance with the approved plans

13.   The development hereby permitted shall not be commenced until such times as a scheme for the provision and implementation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.

64.

11/1643N - Outline Application for the Erection of 650 Dwellings, a Public House, a Local Shop and Associated Infrastructure and Open Space Provision Together with the Demolition of the Former Cross Keys Public House, Land at Coppenhall East, Remer Street, Crewe for Taylor Wimpey UK Limited pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

(NB – During consideration of this application the meeting was adjourned for a short period due to a member of the public being unwell).

 

 

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor P Martin, the Ward Councillor; Councillor D Newton, the Ward Councillor; Councillor D Flude, a Neighbouring Ward Councillor; Mr Poste, an objector; Mr Schumm, an objector; Ms Gordon-Preston, an objector; Mr Smith, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to completion of Section 106 legal agreement securing:

 

1. Provision of 35% of the total units as affordable housing in

perpetuity, with the mix on Phase 1 being 10% 1 beds, 60% 2 beds

and 30% 3 beds, with 40% of these being flats and 60% being houses.

The tenure split of the units on all phases to be 65% social rent and

35% intermediate tenure. The mix of house types for phase 2 and

subsequent phases to be agreed as part of subsequent reserved

matters applications. Social Rented and Shared Ownership dwellings

to be transferred to a Registered Provider.

2. Provision of education contribution of £161,752.

3. Provision of highways contribution of £1,183,426 towards Remer

Street/ Middlewich Street, Sydney Road Bridge Widening, Crewe

Green Roundabout and public transport improvements.

4. Travel Plan contribution of £5000

5. Provision for public open space to serve the whole of the

development to be agreed with the Council when details of layout are

submitted for approval. This must secure the provision and future

management of children’s play areas and amenity greenspace.

Submitted details must include the location, grading, drainage,

layout, landscape, fencing, seeding and planting of the proposed

public open space, transfer to and future maintenance by a private

management company.

And the following conditions

1. Standard Outline

2. Submission of reserved matters

3. Plans

4. Air Quality assessment updates to be submitted with each reserved

matters

5. Submission, approval and implementation of Construction

Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

6. Submission, approval and implementation of Travel Plan

7. Submission, approval and implementation of contaminated land

preliminary risk assessment (PRA)

8. Submission, approval and implementation of contaminated land site

investigation (SI)

9. Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 assessment with reserved matters

10. Provision of 10% renewable energy on site unless it can be

demonstrated by the applicant, having regard to the type of

development involved and its design, that this is not feasible or viable..

11. Provision of detailed scheme of drainage

12. Reserved matters to make provision for allotment site (30 plots) within

the development.

13. Breeding bird survey to be carried out prior to commencement of any

works during nesting season

14. Provision of replacement hedgerows

15. Provision of detailed design and layout of the GCN mitigation area

16. retention of visually important trees

17. A scheme for the provision and implementation of a surface water

regulation system

18. Management of overland flow

19. Provision and management of habitat creation

20.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.