Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 10.30 am

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

Contact: Gaynor Hawthornthwaite  Democratic Services Officer

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

Items
No. Item

34.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors J Macrae, S McGrory and

D Newton.

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:

In the interest of openness in respect of application 16/1353M Councillor J Hammond declared that he was a member of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and RSPB who were consultees on the application, but had not made any comments in respect of the application nor taken part in any discussions.

With regard to application 16/1353M Councillor Hammond also declared that he had received an email from Mr Woodhead which had also been sent to all Members of the Board.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 16/1046N Councillor J Hammond declared that he was a Director of ANSA Environmental Services Limited and a member of Haslington Parish Council who had been consultees on the application but had not made any comments in respect of the application nor taken part in any discussions.

With regard to application 16/1046N Councillor Hammond also declared that he had received an email from Haslington Action Group which had also been sent to all Members of the Board.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 16/1353M Councillor S Pochin declared that she was a Director of Cheshire East Skills and Growth Company who were consultees on the application, but that she had not made any comments or taken part in any meetings relating to this application.

 

In the interests of openness Councillor Hough declared that he was a Director of TSS who were responsible for the administration of bus stops and some of the applications made reference to the provision of bus stops, but that he had not discussed this with anyone at TSS.

 

 

 

 

36.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2016 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That subject to the following amendments, the minutes of the meeting held on 27th July 2016 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman:

 

Declarations of Interests

Councillor Findlow’s declaration of interest should read:

 

“In the interest of openness in respect of applications 15/4286M, 15/4287M and 15/4285M Councillor Findlow declared that he was the Ward Member for Prestbury, a current Council-nominated Governor, a former pupil at the Kings School and a governor of Fallibroome High School.”

 

37.

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 Strategic Planning Board

·         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 Strategic Planning Board and are not the Ward Member

·         Objectors

·         Supporters

·         Applicants

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

38.

16/1353M-Delivery of watersports and outdoor activity centre on the North and South Lakes of the former Mere Farm Quarry, including new vehicular access, car parking and multi use building, Former Mere Farm Quarry, Chelford Road/Alderley Road, Nether Alderley for Cheshire Lakes CIC pdf icon PDF 579 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered a report and written and verbal updates regarding the above application.

 

(Councillor G Walton (Ward Member), Councillor D Wilson (on behalf of Chelford Parish Council), Dr A Gildon (Objector), Mr M Waters (Supporter) and Mr T Woodhead (Applicant) attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That contrary to the Planning Officer’s recommendation for refusal, the application be DELEGATED to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Strategic Planning Board and in consultation with Ward Members to APPROVE subject to:

 

·         the completion of a Section 106 legal agreement to secure a bird management plan

 

 and conditions, including, but not limited to, the following:

 

1.              Time limit

2.              Approved plans

3.              Hours of operations (separated for both lakes)

4.              Bird mitigation (in consultation with Manchester Airport)

5.              Noise mitigation

6.              Material details

7.              Hard and soft landscaping

8.              Landscaping implementation

9.              Boundary treatments

10.          Footpath diversion arrangements

11.          Ecology conditions (of which there are a number)

12.          Highways conditions including access details

 

·         Amendment of the existing Section 106 agreement for the restoration plan to reflect the new site boundary

 

·         Discussion with Highways regarding the change in speed limit along Alderley Road.

 

The Chairman exercised his right to use his casting vote in respect of the application.

 

During consideration of this application Councillor Brown arrived to the meeting and did not take part in the discussion or voting on this application.

 

39.

16/1046N-Reserved matters application for the erection of 245 dwellings, highways, public open space, play facility and associated works following approved outline application (13/4301N) APP/R0660/A/14/2213304, Land off Crewe Road, Haslington for Mr Christopher Conlon, Bovis Homes Ltd pdf icon PDF 562 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board considered a report and written and verbal updates regarding the above application.

 

(Mr K Froggatt (Objector) and Mr B Herrod (on behalf of Mr C Conlon (Applicant) who had registered to speak but was unable to attend)  attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be DEFERRED for the following:

 

·         a committee site visit

·         to allow neighbours to consider the revisions and make representations up until the consultation deadline of 26th August 2016

·         ecology update

 

 

 

Following consideration of this application, the meeting adjourned for lunch from 12.55 pm to 13.45 pm

 

 

40.

16/2706C-Erection of new single storey research and administration building and associated landscape, car parking and road works, Jodrell bank Observatory, Macclesfield Road, Lower Withington for University of Manchester pdf icon PDF 342 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

The Board considered a report regarding the above application.

 

(Mr O Kampshoff (on behalf of Mr R Duxbury (Agent) who had registered to speak but was unable to attend) attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

1. Time Limit

2. Approved Plans

3. Materials as details in application

4. Details of boundary treatments

5. Drainage strategy/design

6. Management of surface water drainage scheme

7. Sustainable drainage management plan to be submitted

8. Tree retention

9. Tree protection

10.Method statement/construction specification (footpath from car park to SKA building)

11.Method statement/construction specification (widening of access roads adjacent to

retained trees)

12.Method statement/construction specification (car parking adjacent to Oak T25)

13.Landscaping submission of detail

14.Landscaping implementation

15.Landscaping A11LS

16.Development in accordance with Great Crested Newt habitat plan

17.Development in accordance with recommendations in Badger Survey

18.Lighting Scheme to be agreed

19.Nesting birds

20.Foul and surface water shall be drained on separate systems.

21.Pile foundations

22.Dust control

23.Floor floating (polishing large surface wet concrete floors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following consideration of this application, Councillor Burkhill left the meeting and did not return.

 

Prior to consideration of the next application, the meeting adjourned for a 5 minute break.

41.

14/5671N-Proposed housing development (approximately 900 new dwellings), together with associated new employment development, a new primary school, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, supporting retail development and the layout of significant areas of new landscaped open space to complement both the new development and the existing Gorstyhill Country Park, Former Gorstyhill Golf Club, Abbey Park Way, Weston for Haddon Property Developments Limited pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

The Board considered a report regarding the above application.

 

(Councillor S Edgar (read out a statement on behalf of the Ward Member, Councillor J Clowes), Councillor J Cornell (on behalf of Weston and Basford Parish Council), Mr A Bailey (Objector) and Mr M Bassett (Agent) attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report the Board be MINDED TO REFUSE the application for the following reasons:

 

  1. The proposed residential development is unaceptable because it is located within the Open Countryside, contrary to Policies NE.2 (Open Countryside) and RES.5 (Housing in Open Countryside) of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan, Policy PG 5 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Consultation Draft March 2016 and the principles of the National Planning Policy Framework and create harm to interests of acknowledged importance. Consequently, there are no material circumstances to indicate that permission should be granted contrary to the development plan.

 

  1. In the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, the proposed development, by virtue of the proposed density, layout, distrubution of uses and lack of connectivity would be detrimental to the charcter and appearance of the countryside. The proposal  fails  to deliver an envionmentally sustainable scheme which would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the economic and social benefits of the scheme notwithstanding the shortfall in housing land supply. The development is therefore contrary to Policy BE2 of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan 2011 Policy MP1 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Consultation Draft March 2016 and guidance contained within the NPPF The Cheshire East Borough Design Guide (Consultation Draft) January 2016.

 

3    Insufficient information has been provided that demonstrates that the proposal provides adequate levels of open space and appropriate childrens play space for future residential development of the scale proposed contrary to  policy RT3 of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan 2011

 

4    Insufficient information has been provided that demonstrates that the existing level of barn owl activity on site can be safeguarded contrary NE5 of     the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement   Local Plan 2011

 

 

 

5     The proposal constitutes a premature development which would compromise the Spatial Vision for the future development of the rural areas within the Borough, contrary to Policies PG2 and PG6 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Consultation Draft March 2016 and guidance within the NPPF.

 

For the purposes of the appeal, RESOLVE to enter into a Section 106 to secure the following:

 

Affordable housing:

 

- 30% of the total dwellings to be provided as affordable housing

- 65% of the affordable dwellings to be provided as either social rent or

affordable rent

- 35% of the affordable dwellings to be provided as intermediate tenure

- Affordable housing to be provided on site

- 1-5 bed units to be provided

- Affordable rented or Social rented dwellings to be transferred to a

Registered Provider

- The affordable dwellings to be provided  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.