Agenda item

17/1874M Land east of Congleton Road, Macclesfield: Demolition of existing structures and redevelopment of site including up to 950 homes; a one form entry primary school (use class D1), retail development (use class A1) of up to 4000sqm; employment floorspace comprising offices (use class B1a) of up to 500sqm and warehousing (use class B8) up to 10,000 sqm or relocation of existing demolition / reclamation yard operational facilities (sui generis); associated landscaping, roads and related works - outline application, all matters reserved except site accesses from Congleton Road, Moss Lane and Moss Lane/Star Lane for Engine of the North Ltd and TG Ltd

To consider the above application.


The Committee consider a report regarding planning application 17/1874M.


Councillor L Jeuda (Ward Councillor), Rachel Giles, (objector) and John Jowitt (representing the applicant) attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application. 




That the application be delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman, to approve subject to further discussion on the s106 requirements in respect of ecology and the possibility of increasing affordable housing provision from 10% and withdrawal of holding objection from Sport England. 


The s106 to include:

·       £1.2m  for offsite  highways improvement works to the Flowerpot junction

·       sport pitch contribution of £225,000 to be spent at the Congleton Road Playing pitches

·       public open space provision in accordance with policy and long term maintenance

·       long term ecological management plan for the woodland (including the ancient woodland) and wildlife sites and long term maintenance

·       provision and transfer of serviced school site at no cost


And subject to the following conditions:-


1.       Commencement of development (3 years) or 2 from date of approval of reserved matters

2.       Reserved matters to be approved

3         Phasing plan, including highways works to be agreed

3.       Approved Plans

4.        Materials

5.       Landscaping

6.       Implementation of landscaping

7.       Tree/Hedgerow Protection Measures

8.       Arboricultural Impact Assessment in accordance with Section 5 of  BS5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction – Recommendations which shall include a Tree Protection Scheme

9.       Construction and Environmental Management Plan to be submitted prior to commencement, to include dust control measures.

10.     Submission of a detailed acoustic assessment with mitigation required with reserved matters.

11.     Hours of deliveries to be agreed

12.     Odour Management Plan

13.     Air pollution damage cost calculation and associated mitigation works.

14.     Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

15.     Approval of lighting associated with the leisure and commercial uses.

16.     Submission of a post demolition Phase II ground contamination and risk assessment together with a remediation report.

17.     Control of soils brought onto site.

18.     Measures to address contamination should it be unexpectedly be found during works.

19.     Submission of a Ecological mitigation and Management Plan for the Woodland (including the Ancient Woodland) and Local Wildlife Site.

20.     Submission of an updated Badger Survey as part of and reserved matters application.

21.     Updated reptile survey as part of any Reserved Matters

22.     Updated GCN mitigation strategy as part of and reserved matters application.    

23.     Management of and improvements to the PROW

24.     Travel Plan to be submitted prior to occupation of the first dwelling.

25.     Programme of archaeological work

26.     Approval of levels.

27.     Submission of a Flood Risk Assessment.

28.     Drainage strategy/design in accordance with the appropriate method of surface water drainage chosen.

29.     Foul and surface water drained on separate systems.

30.     Cycle storage

31.     Bin stores

32.     Prior to the occupation of either

A: 220 houses and 4000 Sqm of food retail or

B: 4000 Sqm food retail and 16,500 Sq.m employment

          The full link road shall be implemented

33.           Prior to the occupation of 200 units, the Moss Lane/Signal junction improvements as indicated on DWG 2176-13 shall be implemented through a S278 agreement

34.           Prior to the occupation of 200 units the Moss Lane/Star Lane road improvements as indicated on DWG 2176-10 shall be implemented through a S278

35.           Prior to the occupation 500 units a scheme for the installation of traffic signals at the Moss Lane/Congleton road improvements as indicated on DWG 5108479-014-TP-GA-DR-D-001 Rev P01 shall be submitted for approval of the Strategic Highways Manager

36.           Prior to the occupation of 700 units the scheme approved at (35) above is implemented

37.           Prior to commencement a Construction Management Statement shall be submitted and approved.

38.           Network Rail condition to safeguard the west coast main line

39.           Removal of PD rights at the retail units to ensure no mezzanines are constructed

40.           Invertebrate and bat survey

41.           Site completion report to be submitted and approved for each phase of development

42.           Implementation of a programme of archaeological works to be agreed


In the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions/informatives/planning obligations or reasons for approval/refusal) prior to the decision being issued, the Head of Planning (Regulation) has delegated authority to do so in consultation with the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Board, provided that the changes do not exceed the substantive nature of the Committee’s decision.


Should this application be the subject of an appeal, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation) in consultation with the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Board to enter into a planning agreement in accordance with the S111 of the Local Government Act 1972.




[The meeting adjourned for lunch from 1.00 pm to 1.35 pm. Councillor S Pochin left the meeting and did not return]


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