Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 12th February, 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

68.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors L Braithwaite, N Mannion and B Murphy.

69.

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 respect of application 19/5765C, Councillor L Smetham declared that she had seen the application at the outline stage and then the withdrawn application and as a result it had become clear she had predetermined the application.  In accordance with the Code of Conduct she would exercise her right to speak as the Ward Councillor under the public speaking procedure and then leave the room.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/5765C, Councillor S Holland declared that she whilst she did not know the applicant well her children had been taught by them at school some years ago.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/3774M, Councillor A Gregory declared that he was a resident of Rainow and may well be a beneficiary of the reservoir however he had had not pre determined the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/2003M, Councillor C Browne declared that he had been contacted when the application was first submitted by a local resident who had registered to speak at the meeting.  He advised the resident that he could not speak to them but forwarded their email onto Councillor C Leach who was the Ward Councillor.  As she was a newly elected Councillor he gave some advice on the call in procedure but did not discuss the merits of the application and therefore had retained an open mind.

 

In respect of application 19/2200M, Councillor C Browne declared that in his role as Deputy Leader of the Council he sat on the Board of Alderley Park Limited and although there was no pecuniary interest to him, Alderley Park potentially stood to benefit from the application and therefore he would be withdrawing from the meeting when the application was to be considered.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/3774M, Councillor T Dean declared that he used to be the Regional Director of the Environment Agency during the time when the Agency was involved closely with United Utilities in preparation of their asset management plans, however he had not been involved with this project.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/5765C, Councillor A Harewood declared that she had been on a previous Planning Committee when the application was discussed but had not discussed this application nor had she a pecuniary interest in it or pre determined it.

70.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

71.

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.

72.

19/2003M-Change of use from dwelling house with B1 Business to C1 Spa Hotel and associated two storey rear extension and pool to accommodate high quality guest facilities, Warford Hall, Warfold Hall Drive, Great Warford, Cheshire for Mr and Mrs Ward pdf icon PDF 523 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Parish Councillor Brian Thompson, representing Great Warford Parish Council, Donald Strathdee, the Chairman of Great Warford Residents Group and Ashley Ward, the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

For the reasons set out in the report and in the written update to the Committee, the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1. Commencement of development (3 years)

2. Development in accord with approved plans

3. Hours of Operation (Spa)

4. Submission of a Noise Management Plan

5. No speakers or other amplification equipment or live music to be located outside

6. Compliance with the submitted noise report

7. Odour Control

8. External Lighting

9. Hours of Construction

10. Use of Pile Foundations

11. Dust Management Plan

12. Floor floating

13. Detailed submission of samples of building materials

14. Separate Surface and Foul Drainage

15. Surface Water Strategy (Incorporation of Sustainable Drainage)

16. Proposed Swimming Pool and Approach to Emptying

17. Ecology Bat Mitigation (in accordance with latest report)

18. Ecology Lighting Strategy

19. Protection of Nesting Birds

20. Ecology Breeding Birds

21. Tree Protection

22. Service/Drainage layout

23. Submission of Landscape Scheme

24. Landscaping (Implementation)

25. Electric vehicle points

26. Detail of Covered and Secure Cycle Parking

27. The premises shall be used as Spa Hotel Retreat and for no other purpose (including any other purpose in Class C1 of the Schedule to the Town and County Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking or re-enacting that order, with or without modification.

 

In order to give proper effect to the Northern Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Acting Head of Planning 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.

 

(Prior to consideration of the following application, Councillor C Browne vacated the Chair in favour of the Vice-Chairman and withdrew from the meeting for the duration of the Committee’s consideration of this item).

73.

19/2200M-Reserved matters application including details of access, layout, landscaping, appearance and scale for a residential development comprising 12 new dwellings, new internal roads, boundary treatments and associated landscaping and infrastructure, Alderley House and Car Park Sites, Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley for Mr Andrew McMurtrie, PH Alderley Park (Alderley House) LLP pdf icon PDF 535 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Peter De Figueiredo, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:-

 

1.         The proposed development, by virtue of it’s form and design, has an unacceptable appearance on this important frontage site, and is harmful to the setting of the Tenants Hall a Grade II Listed Building, contrary to Criteria 5 of Policy LPS 61, SE1 (Design), SE7 (Historic Environment) of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, and the approved Alderley Park Design Principles.

 

In order to give proper effect to the Northern Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Acting Head of Planning 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.

 

(Prior to the consideration of the following application the meeting was adjourned for a short break.  Councillor C Browne retook the Chair for the rest of the meeting).

74.

19/3774M-The proposed development includes a new service reservoir, construction compounds and connection pipework to the exiting service reservoir, Lidgetts Lane, Rainow for Mr Michael Barton, United Utilities Plc pdf icon PDF 576 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Michael Barton and Emma Mitchinson 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 Committee, the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Time (3 years)

2.         Plans

3.         Materials as per application (except wall cladding)

4.         Prior submission/approval of stone wall cladding details

5.         Arboricultural Report and Tree Protection – Implementation

6.         Landscape implementation (incl; BS soil testing, planting and replacement)

7.         Adherence to recommendations within sections 4.1 and 4.2 of ecology survey (other protected species)

8.         Adherence to recommendations within section 4.2 of ecology survey (hibernating herptiles)

9.         Adherence to recommendations within section 4.2 of ecology survey (dry stone walls)

10.       Adherence to the habitat proposals detailed in the Biodiversity Net Gain Report (Mott MacDonald, 23/01/2020)

11.       Submission/approval of 25-year habitat management plan

12.       Submission/approval of Nesting birds survey

13.       Submission/approval of ecological enhancement strategy

14.       Submission/approval of a soil verification report

15.       Works to stop if contamination is identified

 

In order to give proper effect to the Northern Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Acting Head of Planning 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.

75.

19/5765C-Approval of Reserved Matters for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline approval 19/0739C - Outline application for an agricultural workers dwelling (permanent), Land to the West of, Pexall Road, North Rode for Mr & Mrs Platt pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor L Smetham, the Ward Councillor and Ben Wharfe, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application.  Councillor L Smetham left the meeting after she had spoken and did not return).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report and in the written update to the Committee, the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Time limit for implementation

2.         Works to be carried out in accordance with the approved plans

3.         Details of finished levels (prior to commencement)

4.         Details of materials

5.         Provision of parking area (prior to occupation)

6.         Submission of landscaping scheme (prior to occupation)

7.         Implementation of landscaping scheme

8.         Provision of electric vehicle charging point

 

In order to give proper effect to the Northern Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Acting Head of Planning 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.