Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 10.00 am

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Audio recording

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors T Dean and M Warren.


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.


There were no declarations of interest.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2018 as a correct record.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 May 2018 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 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




That the public speaking procedure be noted.



17/5004M-The construction of 3no. new town houses on the land to the rear of nos 2 & 4 London Road South, 2 & 4, London Road South, Poynton for Mr Rob North, Istari Limited pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


Note: Haf Barlow (on behalf of Poynton Town Council), Wendy Robinson (objector) and Chris Russell (on behalf of the applicant) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.


The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application and a written update.




(a) That, for the reasons set out in the report and the written update, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:


1. A03FP - Commencement of development (3 years)

2. A01AP - Development in accord with approved plans

3. A06EX - Materials as application

4. A04LS - Landscaping completed in accorance with submitted plan

5. A05LS - Landscaping to be implemented within the first planting season of occupation of dwellings

6. A02TR - Tree protection

7. A04TR - Tree pruning / felling specification

8. Construction hours of operation - Piling

9. Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

10. Contamination -suitability of soil and verification

11. Contamination - works shall cease if contamination found during construction

12. No dig construction for driveway and hardsurfacing areas near root protection areas for Chester Road/London Road TPO 1971

13. Broadband connection

14. Construction Management Plan

15. Drainage details to be submitted

16. Existing and proposed land levels / floor slabs to be submitted

17. Parking spaces to be provided and retained

18. Removal of permitted development rights


(b) That, in order to give proper effect to the Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority be 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.



17/4989M-Demolition of existing County Hotel and redevelopment to provide 2no. residential blocks consisting of 26no. 2 bed apartments, alongside parking, landscaping and associated works, The County Hotel, Harden Park, Alderley Edge for Mr Andrew Hall, Harden Park Gardens Limited pdf icon PDF 673 KB

To consider the above application.


Mr P Wakefield, Principal Planning Officer, reported that information had now been received to enable the calculation of the developer’s financial contribution for the off-site provision of affordable housing, which amounted to approximately £600,000.  However, the applicant had stated that there was a viability issue associated with the development site and only approximately £300,000 was available for a contribution towards off-site affordable housing.




That the application be DEFERRED for the following:


·           Appraisal of the viability report

·           Investigation of the options for a pedestrian crossing to Wilmslow Road