Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 10.30 am

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Macrae.


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.


In the interest of openness in respect of application 18/6118N, Councillor B Roberts declared that he had made representations for the adjoining ward regarding highways development in that area.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2019 as a correct record.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman subject to condition 20 under application 18/3672M being amended to delete the last sentence from the condition.


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 Strategic Planning Board

·         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 Strategic Planning Board and are not the Ward Member

·         Objectors

·         Supporters

·         Applicants




That the public speaking procedure be noted.


18/6118N-A proposed series of highway infrastructure measures and associated works, in the Leighton area of Crewe, and known as the North West Crewe Package, Land Between Flowers Lane Minshull New Road The A530 Middlewich Road And North Of, Pyms Lane, Crewe for Chris Hindle, Cheshire East Council pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Councillor J Rhodes, neighbouring Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor Les Horne, representing Minshull Vernon and District Parish Council and

Neil Grundy, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




That for the reasons set out in the report the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-


1.         Three year start date

2.         Approved plans/reports

3.         Detailed landscaping scheme, taking on board the landscape officers comments, to be submitted and approved

4.         Landscape maintenance for 5 years

5.         Landscape and ecological management for 25 years and agree details of agreements on 3rd party land

6.         Prior to the commencement of development a Tree Protection Scheme is to be submitted and approved

7.         Detailed tree felling/pruning specification to be agreed

8.         Soil management

9.         Prior to the commencement of development a Construction Environment Management Plan (including Construction Traffic) is to be submitted and approved – to include dust suppression measures.

10.       Phasing plan detailing the implementation timeframe of the NWCHP

11.       Bird nesting season

12.       Updated badger survey

13.       Detailed lighting scheme to be submitted

14.       Development to accord with the FRA

15.       Contaminated land remediation strategy to be submitted.

16.       Scheme to deal with unexpected contaminated land

17.       No infiltration of surface water drainage into the ground where adverse concentrations of contamination are known or suspected

18.       No piling without express consent

19.       Verification report for contaminated land.

20.       Scheme to treat and remove suspended solids from surface water run-off during construction works

21.       No drainage into the public sewers

22.       Method statement to be submitted to protect UU assets.

23.       Management of the PROW

24.       Implementation of a programme of archaeological work

25.       Submission of a more detailed drainage plan to be agreed prior to commencement



           Public Rights of Way


           Environment Agency advisories

           Contaminated Land

           Establishment of a liaison group


In the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Board’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 Board’s decision.


Update following the resolution to approve application Land At, 16/2373N - Outline application for the construction of up to 400 dwellings pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider the above report.


Consideration was given to the above report.




That the s106 Agreement dated 11 January 2018 regarding Flowers Lane, Crewe be varied to ensure delivery of the North West Crewe Package (“NWCP”): in particular, by amending the definition of Roundabout Works in that Agreement to allow flexibility for the works to comprise either (i) the works as shown on the Roundabout Plan in that Agreement or (ii) in the event that the Council steps in to deliver the Roundabout, such design as is approved by NWCP application 18/6118N.