Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 21st August, 2013 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

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44.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests and for Members to declare if they have pre-determined any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

With regard to application number 13/2136C, Councillor R Bailey declared that she was a member of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), which was objecting to the application, but that she had not been contacted and had kept an open mind.  In addition, as a Ward Councillor, she had participated in discussions regarding a previous application.  Councillor Bailey also declared that the applicant and objectors had contacted her and that she had been present when Church Lawton Parish Council had considered the application but had not participated in the discussion.

 

With regard to application number 12/4741N, Councillor P Groves declared that he considered he had pre-determined the application.  Councillor Groves declared that he would exercise his separate speaking rights as a Councillor and withdraw from the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

With regard to application number 13/2322N, Councillor P Groves declared that he had been appointed as a Council representative on the Board of Wulvern Housing but that he had not participated in the discussions at Wulvern Housing with respect to this application and therefore felt comfortable declaring his appointment to Wulvern, staying in the room and participating in the decision.

 

All Members of the Committee declared that they had received correspondence regarding application number 13/2501C.

 

45.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2013.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That, subject to the deletion of the words ‘at the site itself’ in the second paragraph of  minute 39, the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2013 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

46.

13/2529N Lakeside Superbowl, Unit 1, Phoenix Leisure Park, Dunwoody Way, Crewe CW1 3AJ: Change of use of part of the building, from Class D2 (Leisure) to Class A3 (Restaurants), with external alterations to create individual glazed shopfronts to the frontage and doorways to the rear and provision of ramped and stepped walkway to the north of the building to improve accessibility to the town centre for Albermarle Property Opportunities LLP pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Mr D White (objector) and Mr A Hume (on behalf of the applicant) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.

 

Note: Councillor M Grant had registered her intention to address the Committee on behalf of the Ward Councillor but arrived at the meeting during consideration of this application.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application and a written update. The Southern Area Manager – Development Management also reported comments that had been received from Crewe Town Council.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of this matter be DEFERRED to a future meeting of the committee, to enable officers to provide further information regarding the potential impact of the proposed development on trees and Crewe town centre, particularly cafes.

47.

13/2501C Land off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire: Erection of up to 9no. residential dwellings (Outline) with all matters reserved except for access for Astbury Mere Development Ltd pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor R Domleo (Ward Councillor), Town Councillor A Martin (on behalf of Congleton Town Council), Mr P Minshull (objector) and Ms J Bailey (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 report of the site inspection.  The Southern Area Manager – Development Management also reported that the reference to the Environment Agency under the heading ‘Consultations (External to Planning)’ was an error.

 

RESOLVED – That, contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation for approval, the application be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

The development would result in the loss of a Protected Area of Open Space contrary to the requirements of Policy RC2 of the adopted Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review 2005.

 

48.

13/2427C Land off Congleton Rd, Smallwood, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 2YH: Erection of 14no. one and two storey homes, including 11 affordable units for local need and footpath link to School Lane, construction of vehicular access to highway, change of use of land to a car park to be allocated to Smallwood Primary School and open space to be gifted to Smallwood Parish Council for Mr Andrew Garnett, MCI Developments, Plus Dane Group and Brian Bracegirdle pdf icon PDF 340 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Mr D Whitney attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application and a written update.

 

RESOLVED – That authority be DELEGATED to the Planning and Place Shaping Manager in consultation with the Chairman to approve the application for the reasons set out in the report, subject to:

 

(a) the satisfactory completion of a Unilateral Undertaking to secure affordable housing and public open space

 

(b) no adverse comments being received with respect to the outstanding grassland report

 

(c) the following conditions:

 

1.      Time (Standard)

2.      Plans

3.      Materials – Details to be submitted

4.      Hours of construction

5.      Hours of piling

6.      Prior submission of a Piling Method Statement

7.      Prior submission of an Environmental Management Plan

8.      Prior submission of a scheme to minimise dust emissions

9.      PD Removal (A to D)

10.   Landscaping (Details)

11.   Landscaping (Implementation)

12.   Tree retention

13.   Tree protection implementation

14.   Arboricultural Method Statement

15.   Boundary treatment

16.   Breeding birds

 

49.

12/4741N Land at COG Training and Conference Centre, Crewe Road, Nantwich, Cheshire: Application to erect 59 dwellings and associated works at land at COG Training Centre, Crewe Road, Nantwich for David Major, Stewart Milne Homes North West England pdf icon PDF 626 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Prior to consideration of this application, the meeting was adjourned for ten minutes for a break.

 

Note: Having exercised his separate speaking rights as a Ward Councillor, Councillor P Groves withdrew from the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

Note: Ms T Humphreys (objector) had not registered her intention to address the Committee. However, in accordance with paragraph 2.8 of the public speaking rights at Strategic Planning Board and Planning Committee meetings, the Committee agreed to allow Ms Humphreys to speak.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED – That authority be DELEGATED to the Planning and Place Shaping Manager in consultation with the Chairman to approve the application for the reasons set out in the report, subject to:

 

(a)  confirmation of the Public Open Space contribution

 

(b)  the satisfactory completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure:

 

·         18 affordable dwellings, with 11 being provided as social or affordable rent and 7 provided as a form of intermediate tenure.

·         Transfer of any rented affordable units to a Housing Association

·         Affordable homes to be let or sold to people who are in housing need and have a local connection. (The local connection criteria used in the agreement to match the Councils allocations policy.)

·         Provision for a local residents management company to maintain the on-site amenity space / play area

·         Primary Education Contribution of £119,309

·         Contribution of £88,500 towards level crossing improvements

·         Public Open Space Contribution (amount to be confirmed)

·         £100,000 contribution to the design improvement schemes planned by CEC Highway Authority for the A51/A534 roundabout.

 

(c) the following conditions:

 

1.    Standard 3 year time limit

2.    Compliance with approved plans

3.    Submission and approval of materials including surfacing materials

4.    Submission of Environmental Management Plan

5.    Submission and approval of contaminated land mitigation measures

6.    Dust  control measures

7.    Piling hours to be restricted

8.    Piling method Statement

9.    Submission and approval of external lighting details

10. Construction Hours to be restricted

11. Bin Storage

12. Submission and approval of boundary treatment

13. Submission and approval of landscaping

14. Implementation of landscaping      

15. Provision of Parking

16. Access works to be carried out prior to first occupation

17. Tree Protection

18. Implementation of Tree protection

19. Arboricultural Method Statement to be submitted and agreed

20. Special construction measures under trees

21. Surface Water runoff to mimic that of existing site

22. Submission of scheme of sustainable urban drainage

23. Submission of a Scheme to limit surface water run-off

24. Submission of a scheme to manage the risk of flooding from overland flow

25. Removal of Permitted Development Rights

26. Breeding bird survey prior to work in nesting season

27. Provision of bat and bird boxes

28. Retention of trees T20 and T25

29. Detailed suite of design plans for the proposed junction arrangement with the A534 Crewe Road to the satisfaction of the LPA.

30. Detailed suite of design plans for the internal site layout to the satisfaction of the LPA. These plans will inform the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.

50.

12/4771C Higher House Farm, Knutsford Road, Cranage CW4 8EF: Demolition of existing buildings as described within the Planning Application submission and erection of 11no. family dwellings change of use from Haulage Yard to Residential for Merepark Developments pdf icon PDF 351 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor R Cartlidge left the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

Note: Ms C Payne attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application, an oral report of the site inspection and an oral update by the Southern Area Manager – Development Management where figures for contributions were given and it was explained that for CIL regulation purposes these were necessary, related to the development and were reasonable.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to:

 

(a) the satisfactory completion of a S106 agreement to secure the following financial contributions towards public open space and CYPP and ongoing maintenance of the facilities:

 

Amenity Greenspace                                 Enhanced Provision:          £2,905.65

                                                                        Maintenance:                       £6,503.75

 

Children and Young Persons ProvisionEnhanced Provision:               £  5,036.35

                                                                        Maintenance:                          £16,417.50

 

(b) the following conditions:

 

1.      Standard

2.      Amended Plans

3.      Delivery of 3 affordable units (2 social / affordable rent and 1 for intermediate tenure)

4.      Materials

5.      Landscaping

6.      Implementation of Landscaping

7.      Boundary Treatment

8.      Removal of Permitted Development Rights for extensions

9.      Obscured glazing and removal of permitted development rights for openings

10.   Contaminated Land Condition (Phase II)

11.   Jodrell Bank Electromagnetic Screening Measures

12.   Submission / approval and implementation  of access drawings

13.   Submission / approval and implementation of visibility splays

14.   Provision of parking

15.   Compliance with submitted noise mitigation.

16.   Construction Hours restricted

17.   Breeding bird survey of works are carried out within the bird nesting season

18.   Details of drainage e to be submitted

19.   Details of pile driving

20.   Surfacing Materials

21.   Details of existing / proposed and finished levels

 

Informative: The high voltage cable to be put underground in accordance with appropriate regulations.

 

51.

13/2136C Rectory Farm, Knutsford Road, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3EQ: Outline application for demolition of house, garage, barns and outbuildings, removal of hardstanding and construction of housing development for Northwest Heritage pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor R Cartlidge returned during consideration of this item but after returning did not take part in the debate or vote.

 

Note: Parish Councillor B Adams (on behalf of Church Lawton Parish Council), Mr B Weatherley (on behalf of a local representative group), Mr R Yates and Honorary Alderman R Giltrap (objectors), and Mr I Pleasant and Mr Byatt (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, an oral report of the site inspection and an oral update by the Southern Area Manager – Development Management.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1.      Standard outline

2.      Submission of reserved matters

3.      Approved plans including amended plans and access detail

4.      Contaminated land Phase II investigation to be submitted

5.      30% Affordable Housing - Delivery of 3 affordable units (2 social / affordable rent and 1 for intermediate tenure).

6.      Scheme to deliver on site Public Open Space and managed by a management company with details of future maintenance responsibilities

7.      Hours of construction

8.      Details of pile driving operations

9.      Submission of scheme to demonstrate that floor levels of proposed buildings are set no lower than 85.0 m AOD

10.   Submission of scheme to demonstrate that road levels are set no lower than 84.7 m AOD

11.   Scheme to limit surface water runoff

12.   Submission of scheme to manage the risk of flooding from overland flow

13.   Sustainable Urban Drainage System

14.   Only foul drainage to be connected to sewer

15.   Retention of important trees

16.   Updated Protected species survey to be submitted with any subsequent Reserved Matters applications

17.   Timing of the works and details of mitigation measures to ensure that the development would not have a detrimental impact upon breeding birds.

18.   Scheme for incorporation of features into the detailed scheme for use by breeding birds

19.   Archaeological developer-funded watching brief to be carried out

20.   Environmental management plan including scheme for dust control to be submitted

21.   Submission of scheme to upgrade to the existing footpaths fronting the site to create footpath widths of 2.0 metres

22.   Submission of streetlighting scheme for Old Knutsford Road to a convenient point north of the proposed access and include for 30mph speed limit signs to the southern approach

23.   Levels to be submitted with Reserved matters

24.   Scale of dwellings to be limited to 2 storey dormer properties.

25.   Development limited to 9 dwellings.

 

 

52.

13/2187C Land Adjacent 5 Middlewich Road, Cranage, Cheshire CW4 8HG: Extension to time limit for implementation of application 11/0748C - Reserved Matters application for 10 dwellings for Cranage Parish Council pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: The Southern Area Manager – Development Management read a statement submitted by Councillor A Kolker, who was unable to attend the meeting.

 

Note: Mr J Halstead and Mrs J Wild (objectors) and Mr I Pleasant (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 and an oral update by the Southern Area Manager – Development Management.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1.      Reserved Matters to be submitted or in accordance with reserved matters 11/0748C

2.      Reserved Matters to be submitted within 3 years or in accordance with reserved matters 11/0748C

3.      Commencement of development within 3 years of this permission or 2 years following approval of last of reserved matters

4.      Housing to be 100% affordable in perpetuity

5.      Compliance with parking standard agreed at Reserved Matters stage

6.      Prior to first use, visibility splays to be provided at the access

7.      Landscaping to be implemented in the first planting season following occupation or completion

8.      Details of boundary treatment to be submitted

9.      Contaminated Land Assessment top be submitted

10.   Submission of scheme to protect dwellings from traffic noise

11.   Hours of construction restricted

12.   Submission of an Air Quality Assessment

13.   Hours of piling restricted

14.   Submission of details of anti-radio interference materials

15.   Submission of details of foul and surface water drainage

16.   Submission of details of external materials and finishes

17.   Dwelling to be set-out and finished floor levels

18.   Removal of Permitted Development Rights for Classes A-E (extensions, alterations and outbuildings)

19.   Removal of Permitted Development Rights for gates, walls and fences

 

53.

13/2322N Sir William Stanier Community School, Ludford Street, Crewe CW1 2NU: Residential Development for Renew Land Developments Ltd pdf icon PDF 479 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillors D Marren, M Martin and D Newton left the meeting prior to consideration of this application.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to:

 

(a)  the satisfactory completion of a S106 agreement to secure:

 

·         £30,000 for improving the existing children’s play area and footpath off Cranborne Road, off Middlewich Street, Crewe

·         £130,155 towards primary education provision.

·         30% of the total dwellings on site should be provided as affordable, split on the basis of 65% social or affordable rent and 35% intermediate tenure

·         an affordable housing scheme to be submitted at reserved matters stage that includes:

o   full details of the affordable housing on site

o   Pepper-potting of affordable units

o   Mix of houses and flats

o   details of when the affordable housing is to be delivered – To be no later than occupation of 50% of the open market units.

·         transfer any rented affordable units to a Registered Provider

·         the affordable homes to be let or sold to people who are in housing need and have a local connection. The local connection criteria used in the agreement should match the Councils allocations policy.

·         All the Affordable homes should be constructed in accordance with the Homes and Communities Agency Design and Quality Standards (2007) and should achieve at least Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (2007).

 

(b)  the following conditions:

 

1.      Standard outline timescale

2.      Standard outline

3.      Approved plans

4.      Construction of Access

5.      Provision of 200% parking

6.      Submission of a surface water regulation scheme, 

7.      Submission of a scheme to manage the risk of flooding from overland flow

8.      Submission of infiltration tests

9.      For discharges of surface water to mains sewer above the allowable rate, submission of attenuation for up to the 1% annual probability event, including allowances for climate change.

10.   Submission of details of Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS)

11.   Submission, approval and implementation of travel plan

12.   Submission, approval and implementation of scheme to minimise dust emissions arising from demolition / construction activities

13.   Submission, approval and implementation of details of bin storage

14.   Piling operations shall be restricted to: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:30 hrs; Saturday 09:00 – 13:00 hrs; Sunday and Public Holidays Nil

15.   Submission, approval and implementation of piling method statement

16.   Hours of construction shall be restricted to Monday – Friday 08:00 to 18:00 hrs; Saturday 09:00 to 14:00 hrs; Sundays and Public Holidays Nil

17.   Submission, approval and implementation of details of external lighting

18.   Submission, approval and implementation of an acoustic assessment report detailing any measures required to mitigate the identified noise sources within the proposed development.

19.   Submission, approval and implementation of an updated contaminated land Phase I report to assess the actual/potential contamination risks at the site shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority (LPA).

20.   Should the updated Phase 1 report recommend that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

13/2527N Land at Newtown, Newtown Road, Sound, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8BX: Variation of approved plans - condition 2 of Application 12/0267N for Paul Bradbury pdf icon PDF 381 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Parish Councillor Dr P Griffiths (on behalf of Sound and District Parish Council), Mr D Lowe (on behalf of a local representative group), Mr R High (objector), and Mr R Lee (on behalf of the applicant) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.

 

Note: Parish Councillor A Baldwin had registered his intention to address the Committee on this matter but did not speak.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1.      Time (3 years)

2.      Plans

3.      Prior submission of facing and roofing details

4.      Prior submission of hard or soft surfacing materials

5.      Prior submission of landscaping scheme

6.      Implementation of approved landscaping scheme

7.      Prior submission of drainage

8.      Prior submission of boundary treatment

9.      Obscure glazing (x2)

10.   Hours of construction

11.   PD removal for extensions to the East and West elevations

12.   Nesting birds

13.   Implementation of tree protection plan

14.   Any gate, bollard, chain or other means of obstruction across the approved access should be inset by 5.5 metres from public highway

15.   Visibility splays of 2 metres by 25 metres to the east and 2 metres by 35 metres to the west of the proposed access onto Newtown Road shall be provided with no obstruction within the splay above 1 metre in height.

 

55.

13/2571N Orchard Barn, Newcastle Road, Blakelow, Cheshire CW5 7ET: New entrance road for the barn for Mr & Mrs Paul Miller pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED – That authority be DELEGATED to the Planning and Place Shaping Manager in consultation with the Chairman to approve the application for the reasons set out in the report, subject to no adverse comments being received with respect to the outstanding arboricultural information

 

and the following conditions:

 

1.      Standard

2.      Plans

3.      Surfacing Materials

4.      Details of the Access Gate

5.      Landscaping along eastern boundary to be submitted

6.      Landscaping along eastern boundary to be implemented

 

56.

13/2596N Orchard Barn, Newcastle Road, Blakelow, Cheshire CW5 7ET: New Detached Double Garage Block with Integrated Garden Store and Loft Storage Area for Mr & Mrs Paul Miller pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application and a written update.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report and the written update, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Standard

2. Plans

3. Materials to be submitted and approved in writing

 

57.

13/2653C 7, Heath Avenue, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 2LD: A 1 Storey Extension To Accommodate Disabled Parents for A Patrick pdf icon PDF 491 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor S Corcoran (Ward Councillor) had registered his intention to address the Committee on this matter but was not in attendance at the meeting.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

The Southern Area Manager – Development Management reported that the application had been called in for determination by the Committee by Councillor S Corcoran, the Ward Councillor, and read a statement submitted by Councillor Corcoran.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1.      Time;                  A03FP

2.      Plans;                 A01AP

3.      Materials;           A03EX

4.      The Extension hereby permitted shall form part of the existing residential unit and shall not be occupied as a separate unit of accommodation independent from the main dwelling house.

5.      Notwithstanding details, boundary fencing to be 2m in height (not 2.2m)

 

58.

13/2732C 61, Hassall Road, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 4HN: Two non-illuminated signs at Leigh Green Development for David Major, Stewart Milne Homes pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Councillor S Corcoran (Ward Councillor) had registered his intention to address the Committee on this matter but was not in attendance at the meeting.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application and a statement submitted by Councillor Corcoran which was read out by the Southern Area Manager – Development Management.

 

RESOLVED – That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1.      Consent granted for a period of up to 2 years

2.      All advertisements displayed, and any site used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a condition that does not impair the visual amenity of the site.

3.      Any structure or hoarding erected or used principally for the purpose of displaying advertisements shall be maintained in a condition that does not impair the visual amenity of the site.

4.      Where an advertisement is required under these Regulations to be removed, the site shall be left in a condition that does not endanger the public or impair visual amenity.

5.      No advertisement is to be displayed without the permission of the owner of the site or any other person with an interest in the site entitled to grant permission.

6.      No advertisement shall be sited or displayed so as to;

a)     Endanger persons using any highway, railway, waterway, or aerodrome (civil or military);

b)     Obscure, or hinder the ready interpretation of, any traffic sign, railway signal or to aid navigation by water or air; or

c)      Hinder the operation of any device used for the purpose of security or surveillance or for measuring the speed of any vehicle.

7. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans