Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 25th July, 2012 2.00 pm

Venue: The Capesthorne Room - Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA. View directions

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs H Gaddum, Mrs O Hunter, D Neilson and P Raynes.


Declarations of Interest/Pre Determination

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





Minutes of the Meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2012 as a correct record.





That the minutes 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.


12/0410C-Residential Development Off Brook Street, Congleton for 54 no. Residential Dwellings With Public Open Space And A New Footbridge Crossing Over River Dane To Congleton Park, Land off Brook Street, Congleton, Cheshire for Mrs Nichola Burns, Morris Homes Ltd pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider the above application.


(During consideration of the application, Councillor B Burkhill arrived to the meeting and in accordance with the Code of Conduct he did not take part in the debate or vote on the application).


Consideration was given to the above application.  The Officer clarified that, in respect of the 5 year housing land supply, the 5 % buffer is applicable in Cheshire East, as the report could be interpreted in two  ways in this regard.


(Nichola Burns, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




That for the reasons set out in the report and in the Officers update report to Committee the application be approved subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement comprising the following Heads of Terms:-


a)         Provision of 20% affordable housing, with a tenure split of 55% social rent and 45% intermediate tenure


b)         Financial contribution of £24,000 towards the provision of two quality partnership standard bus stops;


c)         Financial contribution of £20,000 towards improvements to local sustainable links including existing footways;


d)         Provision of a financial contribution of £16, 024.75 towards enhancement of Children and Young Persons off site play equipment in Congleton Park  and an associated maintenance contribution of £52,237.50;


e)         Applicants to purchase and install a bridge between the application site and Congleton Park with the precise design, specification and timescale for implementation to be first agreed by Cheshire East Council (the maintenance and upkeep of which shall be the applicant’s responsibility); and


f)          Private Management Plan for the on-site amenity green-space and proposed bridges (to Congleton Park and within the application site itself) to be submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority.  


g)         A commuted sum for improved highway signage surrounding the access to the site.


And subject to the following conditions:-


1. 3 year time limit

2. Development in accordance with submitted plans inc. access

3. Hours restriction – construction including delivery vehicles.

4. Hours restriction - piling activity.

5. Contaminated land Phase 2 to be submitted

6. Landscape scheme and Management Plan to be submitted

7. Landscaping to include native species for ecological value

8. Implementation of landscaping

9. Survey for breeding birds and protection during breeding season

10. Incorporation of features into the scheme suitable for use by breeding birds

11. Incorporation of features into the scheme suitable for use by bats

12. Submission/approval and implementation of a programme of remedial works to retained trees.

13. Levels in accordance with submitted details

14. Materials to be submitted to and approved

15. Noise mitigation for Plots 1 and 54 to be implemented in accordance with ‘Hepworth Acoustics, Report No. 21367.01v1, January 2012’ prior to first occupation of these units

16. Detailed scheme for dust mitigation during demolition and construction

17. Details of external lighting strategy to be submitted and agreed

18. Detailed Tree Protection Scheme to be submitted, agreed and fully implemented

19. Scheme for watercourse protection during construction including 8m buffer strip and wildlife corridor to be retained

20. Detailed scheme for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.


12/1513M-Proposed Demolition of Pavillion and Store and Construction of Stables, Manege and Horse Walker and the associated use of land for the keeping of horses, Birtles Bowl Pavillion, Birtles Lane, Over Alderley for Mr & Mrs C Harris pdf icon PDF 503 KB

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above report.  As Councillor Mrs L Smetham was unable to attend the meeting to speak on the application, the Officer read out her comments.




That the application be deferred in order for the applicant to be given the opportunity to submit revised plans for the Committee to consider.



 (This decision was contrary to the Officers change in recommendation from one of refusal to one of delegation to the Development Management and Building Control Manager in consultation with the Chairman for approval subject to receipt of revised plans as set out in email from the applicant’s agent and subject to any conditions required.  This change in recommendation from the Officer was as a result of the agent for the applicant confirming at a very late stage that his client was happy to agree to all of the requests that the Planning Officer had made, therefore the Planning Officer changed his recommendation on the basis of this new agreement).