Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 15th August, 2012 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

34.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors, L Brown, K Edwards and Mrs H Gaddum.

35.

Declarations of Interest/Pre Determination

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 a pre-determination in respect of any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor D Stockton declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 12/1361M-Alterations & Extensions To Create Medical Practice (D1 Use) And Ancillary Facilities And New Entrance To The Hall, Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge for Dr S Merchant however he remained in the room during consideration of the application.

 

Councillor R West declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 12/1532M-Erection of 8 No Affordable Houses, Associated Parking and Landscaping, Construction of Vehicular Access, Land off Trouthall Lane, Plumley for MCI Developments Ltd and Peaks & Plains Housing Trust by virtue of the fact that he was a Board Member of Peaks and Plans who were the applicants.  In accordance with the Planning Protocol of Conduct prior to the consideration of the item he left the room and returned only after the decision on the application had been made.

 

Councillor J Macrae declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 12/0596M-Redevelopment of existing golf club comprising demolition of clubhouse and associated buildings, erection of single detached country manor house with ancillary granny annex, detached garage building, landscaping, associated external works and retention of existing 9 hole golf course for use in connection with the enjoyment of the proposed country manor house dwelling, Mobberley Golf Club, Burleyhurst Lane, Mobberley for Ollerton Leisure LLP, however he remained in the room during consideration of the application.

 

In the interest of openness Councillor Miss C Andrew declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of application 12/1361M-Alterations & Extensions To Create Medical Practice (D1 Use) And Ancillary Facilities And New Entrance To The Hall, Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge for Dr S Merchant, however she remained in the room during consideration of the application.

36.

Minutes of the Meeting pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2012 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

37.

Public Speaking pdf icon PDF 54 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

38.

12/1361M-Alterations & Extensions To Create Medical Practice (D1 Use) And Ancillary Facilities And New Entrance To The Hall, Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge for Dr S Merchant pdf icon PDF 616 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Mr Russell Jenkins, an objector, Martin Sinker, representing the Patient Reference Group and Edwin Thompson, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report and in the update report, that the application be approved subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement comprising the following Heads of Terms:-

 

For Legal Services to ensure that Cheshire East Council legal requirements are reflected with an Agreement pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

Monitoring costs for the Travel (£5000 in total over 5 years in the form of £1000 per annum)

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.    A03FP      -  Commencement of development (3 years)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

2.    A03EX_1    -  Medical extension - materials to be submitted                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

3.    A03EX      -  Materials to match existing Festival Hall entrance

4.    A02LS      -  Submission of landscaping scheme (hard and soft)

5.    A04AP      -  Development in accord with revised plans (numbered)                                                                                                                                                                                                            

6.    A04LS      -  Landscaping (implementation)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

7.    A03TR      -  Construction specification/method statement                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

8.    A06GR      -  No windows to be inserted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

9.    A06LP      -  Front extension to be used for medical purposes only

10.A14GR      -  Business hours for medical user (excluding Sundays)                                                                                                                                                                                                            

11.A22GR      -  Protection from noise during construction (hours of construction)                                                                                                                                                                                              

12.A23GR      -  Pile Driving                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

13.A25GR      -  Obscure glazing requirement (side and rear facing windows of medical uses adj to the Talbots                                                                                                                                                                 

14.Window fabrication, roof materials, door fabrication, portico details of front extension to be submitted prior to commencement

15.2nd floor internal layout as submitted plans without further permission                                                                                                                                                                                        

16.refuse store for medical user - details inc elevation to be submitted and implemented prior to first use                                                                                                                                                       

17.details of any air conditioning units for medical centre to be submitted for medical user/pharmacy                                                                                                                                                             

18.details of car parking barrier to be submitted prior to medical use commencing                                                                                                                                                                                 

19.Pharmacy use only (permitted development rights removed  within Class A1)                                                                                                                                                                                      

20.lighting scheme to be submitted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

21.details of long term cycle storage for staff of medical extension part of development to be submitted

22.travel plan

23.On site directional advertisement for festival hall entrance'

 (The meeting adjourned at 3.35pm until 3.45pm)

(Prior to consideration of the following item, Councillor R West left the room and Councillor B Livesley, the Vice Chairman was the Chairman for that item).

39.

12/1532M-Erection of 8 No Affordable Houses, Associated Parking and Landscaping, Construction of Vehicular Access, Land off Trouthall Lane, Plumley for MCI Developments Ltd and Peaks & Plains Housing Trust pdf icon PDF 443 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

(Mr Peter Hooley, the Northern Area Manager read out a written statement from Councillor G Walton, the Ward Councillor who was unable to attend the meeting in person to speak).

 

(Parish Councillor John Wright representing Plumley Parish Council, Rebecca Booth, a Planning Consultant representing the Objectors, Roy Spruce (the agent for the Applicant and Nigel Bennett, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report and in the update reports, that the application be delegated to the Development Management and Building Control Manager for approval in consultation with the Vice Chairman and relevant Ward Councillor

 

1.     For the Development Management and Building Control Manager to consider the issues arising from the ecology survey and making an assessment against the test of the Habitats Directive, and if necessary determine appropriate mitigation.

2.     For Legal Services to ensure that CEC legal requirements are reflected with an agreement

 

For any maters considered anything other than minor or if legal requirements cannot be met the application will be brought back to Committee to allow members to reconsider the proposal.

 

Subject to the legal agreement including the following matters:-

 

·       All eight dwellings are to be made affordable, in perpetuity.  The dwellings shall be made available through a Cascade Provision to residents who have a Local Connection, as set out below.

It is recommended that the following Cascade Provision is incorporated into the legal agreement:

 

1.     Residents of Plumley

2.     Residents of adjoining parishes within Cheshire East

3.     Residents of parishes within Knutsford rural sub area as identified in the Council’s SHMA 2010.

4.     Residents of Knutsford

5.     Residents of Cheshire East.

 

Local Connection shall be defined as:

A person who has:

  1. A minimum period of 5 years permanent residence in the relevant area of the Cascade Provision, or
  2. A strong local connection including a period of residence of 5 years or more within the last ten years in the relevant area of the Cascade provision, or
  3. A minimum period of 2 years permanent residence in the relevant area of the Cascade Provision, or
  4. An essential functional need to live close to his or her work in the relevant area of the Cascade Provision

 

And priority shall be given to prospective occupiers in the order as set out above, provided that this is in accordance with the priorities set out in the Cascade Provision to ensure a prospective Occupier from the Parish shall take precedence over a prospective Occupier from an Adjoining Parish, as so forth through the categories contained within the Cascade Provision.

 

·       commuted sum of £24,000 to be paid to the Council in lieu of on site public open space

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.     A03FP      -  Commencement of development (3 years)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

2.     A01AP      -  Development in accord with approved plans                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

3.     A02EX      -  Submission of samples of building materials                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

4.     A01GR      -  Removal of permitted development rights to be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

12/0596M-Redevelopment of existing golf club comprising demolition of clubhouse and associated buildings, erection of single detached country manor house with ancillary granny annex, detached garage building, landscaping, associated external works and retention of existing 9 hole golf course for use in connection with the enjoyment of the proposed country manor house dwelling, Mobberley Golf Club, Burleyhurst Lane, Mobberley for Ollerton Leisure LLP pdf icon PDF 495 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Mr Nixon, an objector, Mr Williams, the agent for the applicant and Mr Webb, the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application)

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report and in the update report, that the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.     R05LP      -  Harmful to appearance of the countryside                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

2.     Inappropriate development in the Green Belt

 

(The meeting adjourned at 5.25pm and reconvened at 5.40pm)                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

41.

12/2073M-Change of Use of Ground and First Floors of no. 36 Castle Street from Office (Class B1) to Retail (Class A1), Internal Subdivision and Alterations Together with the Demolition of Retail Units nos 22, 24 and 26 Castle Street and nos 25, 25B, 25C Castle Street Mall to Facilitate the Development of a Two Storey Building to Adjoin no.36 Castle Street for the Provision of Three Retail Units (Ground and First Floor) with Offices Above (Second Floor), External Alterations and Associated Works, pdf icon PDF 508 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

(Chris Potts, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the Officers reports and in the update, that the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.     A03FP      -  Commencement of development (3 years)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

2.     A02EX      -  Submission of samples of building materials                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

3.     A01AP      -  Development in accord with approved plans                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

4.     Submission of detailed elevational and cross sectional drawings of windows                                                                                                                                                                                     

5.     The retail use of the development hereby approved shall be restircted to non-food retail only, unless a detailed servicing plan has first been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of any food retail use.  The servicing plan shall include details of any extraction and refrigeration equipment required as well as the details and management of goods delivery vehicles to and from the site.  The approved servicing plan shall be implemented prior to the commencement of any food retail use of the site

6.     No films or transfers shall be attached to the windows internally or externally without the prior written consent of  the Local Planning Authority                                                                                                            

7.     details of renewable energy measures to provide for a minimum of 10% of the predicted  energy requirements  of the development                                                                                                                                

8.     Details of finish and construction materials for rainwater goods to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority                                                                                                                   

9.     Prior to the commencement of any internal alterations details of a photographic record of the internal subdivisions of the building shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority                                                                        

10. Drainage details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority

11. Receipt of revised plans                                                                                                                                                                   

(This was a change in the Officers original recommendation from one of delegation to one of approval).

42.

Planning Update