Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 16th September, 2009 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions

Contact: Julie Zientek, Democratic Services Officer  Email: julie.zientek@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

69.

Councillor Allan Richardson

Minutes:

All those present at the meeting observed a minute’s silence in memory of Councillor Allan Richardson, who had died on 5 September.

 

Councillor Richardson had been a respected member of the Southern Planning Committee and had been a longstanding local councillor, representing the needs of his local community for more than 60 years.

70.

Mr T Leslie

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Mr Tim Leslie of the Standards Board for England, who was attending the meeting in order to observe local government in action.

71.

Code of Conduct - 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 pre-determined any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

72.

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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 26 August 2009.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 August 2009 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

73.

09/1664C Retention of existing annexe building. Change of use to form integral garage, games room, toilet facilities and loft storage. Associated car parking and landscaping, Brownlow Farm, Brownlow Heath Lane, Newbold Astbury, Congleton, for J. Ekin Construction pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor P Mason (Ward Councillor) and Councillor A Barratt attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED – That subject to the following conditions:

 

1.Timescale

2. Materials

3. Landscaping (submission)

4. Landscaping (implementation)

5. Ancillary use only

6. Retention of garaging

7. Existing residential use of building to cease upon completion of barns

 

the application be APPROVED contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation for refusal.  In the opinion of the Committee, the barn is not suitable for commercial use and there will be no detrimental visual impact.

74.

09/1665C Conversion of redundant barns to form 2no. dwellings. Associated detached garage and landscaping, Brownlow Farm, Brownlow Heath Lane, Newbold Astbury, Congleton, for J. Ekin Construction pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor P Mason (Ward Councillor) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.  Councillor A Barratt had registered his intention to address the Committee on this matter but felt he had nothing to add and did not speak.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED – That subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Timescale

2. Materials

3. Landscaping (submission)

4. Landscaping (implementation)

5. Boundary treatment

6. Roofllights

7. Timber windows

8. Garage doors in timber

9. Parking

10. Visbility splays

11. Vehicular crossing to be in accordance with specification

12. Obscure glazing

13. Contaminated land

14. Reasonable ecological avoidance measures.

15. Hours of construction.

 

the application be APPROVED contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation for refusal.  In the opinion of the Committee, there is sufficient evidence to show there is no reasonable chance of the property being taken as commercial premises.

75.

09/1109N New Residential Development with New Access Road and Associated Parking, Land Adjacent to Brooklands Cottage, Ford Lane, Crewe for Markden Ltd pdf icon PDF 429 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Dr M Major (objector) andMr M Ellis, Markden Homes (applicant) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED

 

(A)  That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Planning & Policy to APPROVE the application, subject to no new issues being raised by the end of the consultation period and subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Standard time limit

2. Materials

3. Approved plans

4. Surfacing materials

5. Drainage and sustainable urban drainage

6. PD rights removed

7. Visibility splays, footway and access improvements

8. Landscaping - sycamore and limes to be retained

9. Landscaping implementation

10. Protected species survey recommendations

11. Contaminated land survey recommendations

12. Windows behind reveal

13. Car parking and turning spaces to be provided

14. Renewable energy measures

15. Boundary treatment- railings to be retained and refurbished

16. Construction outside breeding season

17. Tree protection measures and no dig construction

 

(B)  That the Development Control Manager be requested to relay Members’ concerns regarding highway safety to the Cheshire East Highways section.

76.

09/1624W Retrospective Permission For The Improvement And Extension Of An Existing Agricultural Track For Use In Association With Agricultural And Green Waste Compost Operations At Foxes Bank And Whittakers Green Farm, Hunterson, Nantwich for Mr F.H Rushton pdf icon PDF 700 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor D Brickhill (Ward Councillor) andMr R Frodsham (objector) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be DEFERRED for a Committee site inspection so that Members can assess the impact of the development on the open countryside.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor B Dykes (Chairman)