Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee - Wednesday, 2nd November, 2022 10.00 am

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

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillors M Benson, S Davies, D Marren, S Pochin and L Smith.  Councillor S Edgar attended as a substitute for Councillor Benson and Councillor S Akers Smith as a substitute for Councillor Marren.


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.


In the interests of openness, the following declarations were made:


Councillor S Edgar declared that he was the Vice Chair of the Public Rights of Way Sub Committee.  The Rights of Way Team were consultees on application 21/5700N, however he had not discussed the application or commented on it.


Councillor S Akers Smith in relation to application 21/0579C declared that she knew the applicant and his wife but had not pre-determined the application.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2022.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2022 be approved as a correct record.


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


The public speaking procedure was noted.


21/0579C - LAND ADJACENT TO 22, WOOLSTON AVENUE, CONGLETON, CW12 3DY: Proposed residential development of 6No. One Bed Apartments pdf icon PDF 774 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the above planning application.


The following attended the meeting and spoke in relation to the application:

Councillor Rob Moreton (ward councillor), Ms Diane Eaton (objector) and Mr David Holland (applicant) with Mr Tom Withers (agent).




For the reasons set out in the report and update report, the application be APPROVED, subject to the following conditions:


1          3 year time limit

2          Development in accordance with the approved plans

3          Details of proposed materials

4          Dust suppression methods

5          Details of electric vehicle charging points

6          Details of low emission boilers

7          Contaminated land risk assessment

8          Contaminated land verification report

9          Contaminated land soil testing

10        Contaminated land unexpected contamination

11        Details of a sustainable surface water drainage scheme

12        Foul and surface water shall be drained on separate systems

13        No removal of any vegetation or the demolition or conversion of buildings shall take place between 1 March and 31 August in any year, unless a detailed survey has been carried out to check for nesting birds

14        Submission of an ecological enhancement strategy

15        Retention and enhancement of existing hedgerow where possible, and compensatory native species planting to compensate for any sections of hedgerow unavoidable loss

16        Adherence to all the recommendations made in section 3 of the submitted Badger Survey Report (Kingdom Ecology 29/08/2021)

17        Details of levels

18        Protective fencing to be provided for the duration of any construction period

19        Details of secure, covered cycle storage and bin storage. Requirement for 6 cycle spaces

20        External lighting details to be submitted and approved



21/5700N - BADDILEY HALL FARM, BADDILEY HALL LANE, BADDILEY, CW5 8BS: Part demolition, conversion and extension of barns to provide 3 no. dwellings, the separation of ancillary residential accommodation (Chestnut Cottage) from the existing dwelling (Baddiley Hall Farmhouse) to provide an additional separate dwellinghouse and ancillary works. pdf icon PDF 548 KB

To consider the above planning application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


The following attended the meeting and spoke on the application:

Mr Richard Lee (agent).




That for the reasons set out in the report and in the verbal update to the Committee, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:


1          Standard Time

2          Plans Compliance

3          Foul and Surface Water Drainage – to be submitted

4          Barn Owl Compensation Strategy – to be submitted

5          Contamination – details to be submitted

6          Programme of Archaeological Work – to be submitted

7          Landscaping – details to be submitted

8          Materials – to be submitted

9          Treatment of Ventilation Openings – details to be submitted

10        Windows/doors – details to be submitted

11        Rainwater Goods – details to be submitted

12        Rooflights – details to be submitted

13        Electric Vehicle Charging – details to be submitted

14        Contamination Verification Report – to be submitted

15        Soil brought onto Site

16        Boundary Treatment – to be submitted

17        Landscaping – implementation of approved details

18        External Lighting – to be submitted

19        Bat and Barn Owls – updated mitigation measures based on the March 2022 report but including the revised plans

20        Breeding/Nesting Birds

21        Reasonable Avoidance Measures (Great Crested Newts)  - implementation of report recommendations

22        Contamination not previously identified

23        Conversion Only – any rebuilding to be agreed in writing

24        Removal of Permitted Development Rights Classes A-H

25        Remove Permitted Development Rights for the conversion of the bat roost


In order to giver proper effect to the Committee’s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the 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