Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

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

Items
No. Item

49.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Bebbington and S Pochin.

50.

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 pre-determined any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

In respect of application 18/2413C, Councillor J Wray declared that he had pre determined the application and therefore would vacate the Chair and exercise his right to speak as a Ward Councillor under the public speaking protocol prior to leaving the room.

 

It was noted that the majority of Members had received correspondence in respect of application 18/4879N.

51.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 January 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 January 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

52.

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 total period of 3 minutes is allocated for each of the planning applications for the following:

 

·                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.

 

(Prior to consideration of the following item, Councillor J Wray vacated the Chair and Councillor A Kolker took his place as Chairman for that item).

53.

18/2413C Land Adjoining Meadowview Park, Dragons Lane, Moston: Change of use of land from agricultural land for stationing of caravans for residential puroposes by 1 gypsy-traveller family incliding utility building, hard standing, septic tank, fencing & gates, and shed/dog kennel, part retrospective for Ms D S Smith pdf icon PDF 486 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor J Wray, the Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor Alan Holder, representing Moston Parish Council, Mr A Roscoe, an objector and Mrs Smith, the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred for the following reasons:-

 

(1)  Consultation response required from National Grid regarding impacts to human health to be obtained.

(2)  For further information regarding the surrounding appeal sites including what the results were and when they were heard.

(3)  Further information on the Planning Policy for Traveller sites (PPTS) to consider if the scale of the development dominates the nearest settlement.

(4)  Further information on the impact of the intensification of the site on the local infrastructure such as school places given the number of children who would occupy the site.

 

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 was adjourned for a short break.  Prior to consideration of the following item, Councillor J Wray retook the Chair from Councillor A Kolker).

54.

18/4879N Northern Dairies, Groby Road, Crewe CW1 4PE: Change of use from Milk Dairy Storage and Distribution (B8) to metal fabrication company with associated workshops, offices and yard (B2) (re-submission of 18/1270N) for Mr Paul Carruthers, Pegasus Mechanical Installations Limited pdf icon PDF 686 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

Councillor S Brookfield, the Ward Councillor, Keith McKinney, representing the applicant and Mel Kenyon, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred for the following reasons:-

 

1.    For the Environmental Health Officer to be present at Committee when the application is next heard.

2.    For further information as to whether or not the suggested noise condition could be enforced and who would enforce it.

3.    For further information clarifying the  restriction of working hours (consider no working on Sundays and reduced hours on Saturdays).

4.    For further information on the impact of the proposal on adjacent equestrian business.

 

It was noted that deferral would not prejudice full reconsideration of the application by the Committee.

 

(The meeting was adjourned for a short break).

55.

18/1725C Land Adjacent To 68, Close Lane, Alsager: Proposed residential development of 16 no. dwellings with access and layout applied for, as a re-submission of application 16/2993N for Pembroke Homes Ltd & Nichola Jane Beach pdf icon PDF 907 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor D Hough, the neighbouring Ward Councillor and Town Councillor Sue Helliwell, representing Alsager Town Council attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:-

 

The proposed development is unsustainable because it is located within the Open Countryside, would result in an adverse impact on appearance and character of the area and would not meet its full contributions towards affordable housing & education contrary to Policies PG2 (Settlement Hierarchy), PG6 (Open Countryside), SD1 (Sustainable Development in Cheshire East), SD2 (Sustainable Development Principles), IN1 (Infrastructure), IN2 (Developer Contributions), SE2 (Efficient Use of Land) of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, saved Policy PS8 (Housing in the Open Countryside) of the Congleton Borough Local Plan and the principles of the National Planning Policy Framework, which seek to ensure development is directed to the right location and open countryside is protected from inappropriate development and maintained for future generations enjoyment and use. As such it creates harm to interests of acknowledged importance. The NPPF also states that the weight to be given to a viability assessment is a matter for the decision maker, having regard to all the circumstances in the case, which is this instance is not considered to be outweighed by the overall dis-benefits of the scheme.

 

In order to give proper effect to the Board`s/Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation) 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.

 

Should the application be subject to an appeal, the following Heads of Terms should be secured as part of any S106 Agreement:

 

S106

Amount

Triggers

Affordable Housing

 

30%

(65% Affordable Rent / 35%

Intermediate)

 

In accordance with phasing plan.

 

Education

Contribution of £32,685 towards secondary school provision

 

100% prior to occupation of the 10th

dwelling

 

56.

WITHDRAWN 17/6363N Land South of Sandfield House, Station Road, Wrenbury CW5 8EX: Proposed construction of 45 dwelling houses, access, open space and associated infrastructure for Mrs Louise Davies, Sovini Homes Ltd pdf icon PDF 679 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn prior to the meeting.

57.

18/4283C Manor Point Business Park, Manor Lane, Holmes Chapel CW4 8AG: Hybrid Planning Application for redevelopment of former Manor Lane Business Park site for mixed uses, comprising: (1) Full planning permission for site access and erection of Block A creating 2238 sqm for flexible use purposes within Use Classes B1, B2 and B8, and trade counter uses; together with associated car parking, servicing and external works including creation of flood defence/ecological wetland area and associated landscaping. (2) Outline planning consent for erection Blocks B and C creating a combined 3792 sqm for flexible use purposes within Use Classes B1, B2, B8, & trade counter uses; and erection of Blocks D, E, F and G for flexible uses within Use Classes B1, B2, B8, D1, D2, & trade counter uses (2251 sqm), together with associated car parking, servicing, and landscaping and external works (appearance and landscaping to be reserved for later approval). (All uses to be permitted within the terms of Cla pdf icon PDF 907 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Colin Williams, the agent for the applicant 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:-

 

Reserved Matters

 

1.         Time

2.         Reserved matters

3.         Time (commencement)

4.         Plans

5.         Noise

6.         CMP

7.         Floor floating

8.         EVC

9.         Land contamination

10.       Remediation Strategy

11.       Soil

12.       Ecology

13.       Nesting birds

14.       FRA

15.       LMP

16.       Turning facility

17.       Drainage

18.       Piling

19.       Unexpected land contamination

20.       Jodrell bank electromagnetic mitigation

 

Full

 

1.         Time

2.         Plans

3.         Materials

4.         Noise

5.         CMP

6.         Floor floating

7.         EVC

8.         Land contamination

9.         Remediation Strategy

10.       Soil

11.       Ecology

12.       Nesting birds

13.       FRA

14.       LMP

15.       Turning facility

16.       Landscape implementation

17.       Piling

18.       Unexpected land contamination  

19.       Jodrell bank electromagnetic mitigation