Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011 2.00 pm

Venue: Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT. View directions

Contact: Gaynor Hawthornthwaite  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Barry Burkhill.


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.


Councillor Edwards declared a personal interest in respect of application numbers 11/3347M and 11/3350M on the grounds that he is a member of the Macclesfield Civic Society.


Councillor Harewood declared a personal interest in respect of application number 11/3199M on the grounds that she works as a nurse in this profession.


Councillor Hoyland declared a personal interest in respect of application number 11/3347M on the grounds that he has been involved in work at the premises that back onto the site.


Minutes of the Meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd November 2011 as a correct record.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 2nd November 2011 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


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 individuals/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




That the public speaking procedure be noted.


11/2658M - Hybrid Planning Application: outline application for development of 10 affordable homes together with associated access works and private car parking. Full application for the reconfiguration of access to and retention of the overflow car parking area for Chelford Agricultural Market - Land to the West of Former Irlams Depot, Knutsford Road, Chelford pdf icon PDF 503 KB

To consider the above planning application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Ms K Gidon, a Parish Councillor and Mr M Worcester, representing the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




That the application be APPROVED subject to


(a)    a Section 106 Agreement to secure


  • Dwellings will be 35% intermediate housing and 65% social rent retained as affordable housing in perpetuity and that occupation is restricted to those in genuine need who are employed locally or have local connection to the parish of Chelford and then cascaded initially to adjoining parishes before being offered to residents of other areas of the Borough.


  • Commuted sum of £30,000 to be paid to the Council to make additions, alterations and improvements to the existing facility at Mere Court.


  • Provision of a Puffin Crossing on Knutsford Road (A537) prior to the first sale or rental of a property in the development.


(b)    the following conditions


1.      Commencement of development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

2.      Submission of reserved matters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

3.       Compliance with parameter details                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

4.      Details to be submitted -layout                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

5.      Full details approved as part of outline consent - Access                                                                                                                                                                                                     

6.      Ground levels to be submitted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

7.      Landscaping (implementation)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

8.      Removal of permitted development rights                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

9.      Construction of access                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

10.Submission of construction method statement                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

11.Refuse storage facilities to be approved                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

12.Protection of breeding birds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

13.Provision of bird boxes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

14.All arboricultural works shall be carried out in accordance with Cheshire Woodlands Arboricultural Statement                                                                                                                                                  

15.Details of lighting to be approved                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

16.Submission of further acoustic assessment showing acoustic mitigation as part of Reserved Matters application                                                                                                                                                 

17.Submission of acoustic report including a revised assessment of noise levels at the North East corner                                                                                                                                                         

18.Submission of specifications of acoustic glazing ventilation systems                                                                                                                                                                                          

19.Hours of construction/noise generative works                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

20.Submission of a surface water drainage scheme based on sustainable drainage principles and the FRA                                                                                                                                                            

21.Submission of a Character Assessment justifying scale, layout and materials as part of the Reserved  Matters application                                                                                                                                      

22.Maximum scale of dwelllings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

23.Contaminated land                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             




11/3199M - Extension to Time Limit on Planning Permission 07/0430P (Erection of a Continuing Care Retirement Community) - Territorial Army Ypres Barracks, Chester Road, Macclesfield pdf icon PDF 396 KB

To consider the above planning application.


Consideration was given to the above application.




That the application be APPROVED subject to


(a)               Completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure:


  • Amenity Open Space: to provide access and a long term landscape and habitat management plan covering the existing wetland area and the new proposed native woodlands; dealing with wildlife and protected species, management of the existing open space, establishment and management of the new amenity spaces, public access issues, a table of maintenance operations and timings and cost implications for the developer.


  • Use of the site for care accommodation: to be based upon Bayerton operational model document accompanying the application dated April 2007; approval of an operational plan prior to occupation dealing with facilities management, shared space and services; tenure and tenure mix including priority to local residents, care assessment, care delivery; initial and subsequent sales, rental units, care provision, care assessment, shared space and services and age restriction and continuity of care management.


·        Cascade provision

  • Travel Plan
  • Landscape Management Plan

(b)       The following conditions:


1.                                                            Provision of car parking

2.                                                            Landscaping – submission of details

3.                                                            Tree retention

4.                                                            Submission of samples of building materials

5.                                                            Submission of landscaping scheme

6.                                                            Tree protection

7.                                                            Development in accord with revised plans (unnumbered)

8.                                                            Commencement of development (3 years)

9.                                                            Landscaping (implementation)

10.                                                       Drainage and surfacing of hardstanding areas

11.                                                       Pedestrian visibility within car parks etc

12.                                                       Landscaping to include details of boundary treatment

13.                                                       Construction of junction/highways

14.                                                       Construction of highways – submission of details

15.                                                       Protection from noise during construction (hours of construction)

16.                                                       Protection of highway from mud and debris

17.                                                       Submission of construction method statement

18.                                                       Scheme for wetland

19.                                                       Breeding birds

20.                                                       Pedestrian access ramp to be constructed

21.                                                       Upgrading cycleway/footway

22.                                                       The residential units shall be provided for care accommodation only in accordance with Class C2

23.                                                       Details of ground levels to be submitted

24.                                                       Signal controlled junction to be provided

25.                                                       Existing footway to be widened

26.                                                       Provision of cycle parking facilities

27.                                                       Disposal of foul and surface waters to be approved before commencement

28.                                                       All finished floor levels shall be set at144.35 metres above Ordnance Datum

29.                                                       Renewable energy

30.                                                       Lighting scheme for access roads and all external lighting within site

31.                                                       Waste audit, including bin storage details

32.                                                       Surface water drainage

33.                                                       Details of drains

34.                                                       No gates or other means of obstruction shall be erected across the access road

35.                                                       Details of access road to be submitted

36.                                                       Existing bus stops to be upgraded

37.                                                       Details of retaining wall to be submitted

38.                                                       Oil storage

39.                                                       Shower/Changing provision





11/3347M - Demolition of Existing Mill and Erection of Development Comprising 36 Apartments - Park Green Mill, Park Green, Macclesfield SK11 7NA pdf icon PDF 676 KB

To consider the above planning application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Councillor J Jackson, the Ward Councillor; Mr K Smith, on behalf of Macclesfield Civic Society and Mr D Coulson, representing the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




That the Development Management and Building Control Manager, in consultation with the Chairman, be granted delegated authority to approve the application, subject to outcome of air quality assessment and subject to


(a)   A Section 106 Agreement to secure


  • Ensuring provision of a new walk/cycleway adjacent to the River Bollin  prior to 50% sale of the units


  • Commuted payments of £90,000 to Open Space and amenity and £12,000 towards outdoor sport and recreational facilities in the town prior to 50% occupation of the units


(b)   The following conditions:


  1. Commencement of development (3 years)
  2. Development in accord with approved plans
  3. Submission of samples of building materials
  4. Sample panel of brickwork to be made available
  5. Details to be approved
  6. Rainwater goods
  7. Archaeological watching brief
  8. Submission of landscaping scheme
  9. Landscaping (implementation)
  10. Protection from noise during construction (limit on hours of construction works)
  11. Removal of Japanese Knotweed and the other non-native invasive plant species
  12. Protection of breeding birds
  13. Artificial bat roosts to be agreed
  14. Details of any pile driving to be approved and hours of operation
  15. Decontamination of land
  16. Approval of details of surface water drainage
  17. Retention of metal sign
  18. Renewables



11/3350M - Conservation Area Consent for Demolition of Existing Mill and Erection of Development Comprising 36 Apartments - Park Green Mill, Park Green, Macclesfield SK11 7NA pdf icon PDF 580 KB

To consider the above planning application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Mr D Coulson, representing the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application)




That the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:


  1. Commencement of development.
  2. Demolition as precursor of redevelopment.