Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 10.00 am

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Tel: 01270 686462 Email:  sarah.baxter@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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

Items
No. Item

61.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Jefferay and B Roberts.

62.

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:

It was noted that Members had received correspondence in respect of application 19/1068M.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/1392M, Councillor S Gardiner declared that he knew Brian Chaplin and Councillor Q Abel who were both speaking on the application.  As a result he had purposefully  avoided anything but exchanging pleasantries. 

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/1068M, Councillor S Gardiner declared that he knew the agent for the applicant speaking on the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/1068M, Councillor A Farrell declared that he had received a number of representations through social media as well as emails however had not made pre determined the application.  In addition a number of Cheshire East Councillors speaking on both applications were known to him.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/1068M, Councillor N Mannion declared that he was a former pupil of King’s School.  Since he had left the school nearly 40 years ago he had not visited the premises until the site visit nor had he had any contact with the school since that time.

63.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2019 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

64.

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.

65.

19/1068M-The demolition of existing buildings and the residential redevelopment of The King's School Cumberland Street site to provide a mixture of conversion and new build dwellings and 'Later Living' apartments, with associated access, car parking, open space, landscaping and infrastructure, Kings School, Cumberland Street, Macclesfield for Mr James Payne, Hillcrest Homes (est 1985) ltd and the Foundation of Sir John Percyvale pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Lloyd Roberts, the Ward Councillor, Councillor James Barber, the adjacent Ward Councillor, Councillor Suzie Akers Smith, a visiting Member, Town Councillor Fiona Wilson, representing Macclesfield Town Council, Jason Tetley, an objector and Jon Suckley, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred for the following reasons:-

 

-           Publication of viability appraisals;

-           Consideration given to cost of providing internal footpath / cycleway balanced against affordable housing;

-           Submission of an affordable housing scheme;

-           Clarification on air quality;

-           Consideration given to using the commuted sums towards indoor sport and recreation on upgrading the children’s play equipment at West Park;

-           Review and redesign of the scheme with particular reference to Type P, F, E and D house-types and the Later Living Block;

-           Further review on impact of proposal on setting of designated heritage assets.

 

(During the consideration of the application the meeting was adjourned for a short break.  Prior to consideration of the following application the meeting was adjourned for lunch from 2.00pm until 2.35pm.  Councillors N Mannion and P Redstone left the meeting and did not return).

66.

19/1392M-Reserved Matters in relation to scale, appearance, landscape and layout for the erection of 190 dwellings including allotments, community orchard, playing pitch, landscaping, open space, car and cycle parking, drainage and associated works pursuant to outline application 17/3853M, Land North of, Northwich Road, Knutsford for Michael Blackhurst, Redrow pdf icon PDF 889 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Q Abel, the Ward Councillor, Brian Chaplin, representing South Knutsford Resident Group and Paul Sinclair, 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 written update to the Board, the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         In accordance with outline permission

2.         In accordance with approved plans

3.         Updated facing (walls and windows) and roofing materials – Prior submission/approval

4.         Updated AIA –Implementation

5.         Updated Tree protection – Implementation

6.         Updated landscape scheme to require revised hard surfacing materials specification – Prior submission/approval

7.         Landscape - Implementation

8.         Noise Impact Assessment Mitigation - Implementation

9.         No lighting should be used during construction of the drainage works on Sudlow Lane

10.       Hedgerow planting – Implementation

11.       Habitat Landscape Management Plan – Implementation

12.       Ecology enhancement strategy/plan – Implementation

13.       No surface water shall discharge to the existing public sewerage system either directly or indirectly in accordance with the submitted information

14.       Football Pitch Installation and Maintenance Strategy (v2) – Implementation & submission/approval of a final inspection by sports turf agronomist prior to first use

15.       Updated existing and proposed spot levels and finished slab levels – Implementation

16        Removal of Permitted Development Rights Classes A-E, Part 1, Schedule 2 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) in relation to Plots 1-3, 16-19 and 20-22

 

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