Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 10.00 am

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Note: To register to speak on an application please email Speakingatplanning@cheshireeast.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

90.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received form Councillors C Andrew, C Browne, M Warren and G Williams.

91.

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:

In the interest of openness in respect of applications 16/6225M and 17/2061M, Councillor E Brooks declared the she lived on Adlington Road, however she was not impacted by either of the developments.

92.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 February 2018 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 February 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

93.

Public Speaking

A total period of 5 minutes is allocated for each of the planning applications for the following:

 

·         Ward Councillors who are not members of the Planning Committee

·         The relevant Town/Parish Council

 

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
  • Objectors
  • Supporters
  • Applicants

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

94.

WITHDRAWN-15/1683M-Development of 30 new houses including 9 affordable houses, landscaping, landscape buffer zone, flood mitigation and ground works, roads, associated highways and infrastructure, Land opposite Lowerhouse Mill, Albert Road, Bollington for Johnson Mulk, Prospect GB pdf icon PDF 757 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

95.

16/6225M-Demolition of existing building and erection of a new building comprising 14 no. apartments, Hillside Residential Home, 21, Adlington Road, Wilmslow for Jones Homes North West Ltd pdf icon PDF 787 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor T Fox, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor David Pincombe, representing Wilmslow Town Council and Jonathan Vose, an objector attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.         The proposed development by virtue of its size and siting would result in the direct loss of an existing tree which is the subject of the Macclesfield Borough Council (Wilmslow – Hillside 21 Adlington Road) Tree Preservation Order 1996.  The loss of this tree is considered unacceptable because of the impact upon the general amenity and character of the area in which the application site is located and would be contrary to policy SE5 of the Cheshire East Local Plan and saved policy DC9 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

 

2.         The proposed development by virtue of its size and siting would result in a threat to the continued well being of existing trees which are the subject of the Macclesfield Borough Council (Wilmslow – Hillside 21 Adlington Road) Tree Preservation Order 1996.  The loss of these trees is considered unacceptable because of the impact upon the general amenity and character of the area in which the application site is located and would be contrary to policy SE5 of the Cheshire East Local Plan and saved policy DC9 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

 

3.         The proposed three storey structure represents an overdevelopment of the site and is out of scale with the surrounding built environment. Whilst the quality of design has improved, it does not reflect the local character and detailing that is found in the neighbouring properties.  The scale of the development is such that it fails to recognise the character of the wider area by not providing sufficient amenity space, which is exacerbated by the extensive areas of car parking.  The proposal would be contrary to policies SE1 and SD2 of the Cheshire East Local Plan and The Three Wilmslow Parks SPG.

 

4.         The relationship of the proposed building to the adjoining property at Lindfield would lead to an unacceptable impact in terms of loss of light and a loss of privacy due to the increase in mass and overlooking windows overlooking this property contrary to saved polices DC3 and DC38 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan and guidance within the Cheshire East Design Guide.

 

In order to give proper effect to the Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation) in consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) to correct any technical slip or omission in the resolution, before issue of the decision notice.

 

In addition the Committee requested that the Strategic Planning Board look at the lack of appropriate polices within the Local Plan addressing the issue of loss of care homes as a result of housing developments.

96.

17/2061M-Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 7 new dwellings, Rosegarth, 51, Adlington Road, Wilmslow for Mr & Mrs Wilman pdf icon PDF 638 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor T Fox, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor David Pincombe, representing Wilmslow Town Council and Kath Ludlam, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

(1)  The proposed access would result in the direct loss of an existing tree which is the subject of the Macclesfield Borough Council (Wilmslow Park No. 2 Wilmslow) Tree Preservation Order 1974.  The loss of this tree is considered unacceptable because of the impact upon the general amenity and character of the area in which the application site is located and would be contrary to policy SE5 of the Cheshire East Local Plan and saved policy DC9 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

 

(2)  Over development of the site that is out of character with the immediately adjoining area and detached character of Adlington road and a failure to recognise the layout and design in the area of large houses fronting Adlington Road in their own grounds.

 

In order to give proper effect to the Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation) in consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) to correct any technical slip or omission in the resolution, before issue of the decision notice.

 

(The meeting adjourned for a short break.  Prior to consideration of the following item, Councillor H Gaddum left the meeting and did not return).

97.

Cheshire East Borough Council (Pickmere - The Elms, Park Lane) Tree Preservation Order 2017 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider the above Tree Preservation Order.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(During consideration of the item, Councillor B Burkhill left the meeting and did not return).

 

Consideration was given to the above Order.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cheshire East Borough Council (Pickmere – The Elms, Park Lane) Tree Preservation Order 2017 be confirmed without modification.