Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Tel: 01270 686462 Email:  sarah.baxter@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Note: The meeting of the Strategic Planning Board held on 23rd September was recorded over 3 videos please follow the links below to view: Video One https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/3A7D9tIbHvM Video Two https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4QkiVeIigCI Video Three https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/AE4hjHb_BkY  

Items
No. Item

23.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

24.

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 the interest of openness in respect of application 17/6366C, Councillor S Hogben declared that he was a non-Executive Director of ANSA who had been consulted on the application, however he had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of applications 17/6366C and 20/2326C, Councillor S Edgar declared that he was the Chairman of the Public Rights of Way Committee, who had been consulted on the application, however had had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 17/6366C, Councillor M Hunter declared that he was the Ward Councillor and a non-Executive Director of ANSA who had been consulted on the application, however he had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In respect of application 20/2326C, Councillor P Williams declared that he had pre-determined the application and would exercise his right to speak as the Ward Councillor under the public speaking protocol and then leave the virtual meeting for the remainder of the application.

 

It was noted that all Members had received correspondence in respect of agenda item 9.  Councillor S Gardiner confirmed he replied to the email to say he could not respond.

25.

Minutes of the Previous Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To approve the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 26 August 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 26 August 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman subject to the spelling of Barton Whilmore being corrected to Barton Willmore in respect of Councillor S Gardiner’s declaration of interest.

26.

Public Speaking -Virtual Meetings

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

27.

17/6366C-Outline proposal for a mixed use development including residential, cafe, marina and other ancillary works, Intertechnic Uk Ltd, Road Beta, Middlewich for Mr Peter Nunn pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Tasleem Shahzad, an objector attended the virtual 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 completion of a S106 Agreement securing the following:-

 

S106

Amount

Triggers

Affordable Housing

 

30% (65% Affordable Rent / 35% Intermediate)

 

 

In accordance with phasing plan to be submitted at the reserved matters stage.

No more than 80% open market occupied prior to affordable provision in each phase.

 

Education

 

 

For a development of up to dwellings;

Secondary = £245,140

SEN = £45,500

Total = £290,640.

50% of the total education sum to be paid on the occupation of the 25th dwelling.

The next 50% of the total education sum to be paid on the occupation of the 50th dwelling.

Indoor recreation

 

£20,540

Prior to first occupation

 

 

Outdoor recreation

£1,000 per family (2+bed) dwelling and £500 per 2+ bed apartment

Prior to occupation of 50% of the dwellings

Travel Plan

 

A revised travel plan shall be submitted to include the commitment to provide first occupiers cycle and bus pass up to the value of £150.00 / 3 month period respectively.

Prior to commencement

Public Open Space

 

Private Management Company

 

Provision of a NEAP and the open space

 

On first occupation

 

 

On occupation of 50% of the dwellings

Highways Contribution

 

 

£300,000 towards highway improvements at A54/King Street/Leadsmithy Street

£50,000 to fund traffic management measures along Brooks Lane

50% of the total highways sum to be paid on the prior to the occupation of the development

The next 50% of the total education sum to be paid on the occupation of the 25th dwelling.

PROW contribution

£5,000 for improvements to FP Middlewich 21

Prior to first occupation

NHS contribution

 

£95,616

50% to be paid prior to occupation and 50% prior top occupation of the 50% dwelling

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.    Standard Outline 1

2.    Standard Outline 2

3.    Standard Outline 3– Reserved Matters to include details of Noise Mitigation and Acoustic Assessment referred to in conditions 21 and 22 and details of the internal highways layout

4.    Approved Plans

5.    Phasing details to be agreed

6.    The reserved matters for the proposed development shall be in general accordance with the Brooks Lane SPD

7.    Reserved Matters to include plans to demonstrate that boats can turn safely into the marina from the canal (to also demonstrate the turning of craft would not impact upon visitor moorings or cause damage to the towpath was wall)

8.    Canal Risk Assessment and Method Statement (structural integrity) to be submitted to the LPA for approval in writing

9.    Details of appropriate mitigation measures to prevent any risk of pollution or harm to the adjacent Trent and Mersey Canal to be submitted to the LPA for approval in writing

10. No development shall take place until a scheme for the provision and implementation of a surface water drainage system  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

20/2326C-Approval of Reserved Matters (appearance) following outline application 19/0529C (appeal APP/R0660/W/19/3234366) for up to 19,236 sqm of employment floorspace, Land at Crewe Road, (Radway Green North), Alsager for Mrs Miranda Bell, Commercial Development Projects Limited pdf icon PDF 491 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Phil Williams, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor Sue Helliwell, representing Alsager Town Council, Town Councillor Derek Hough, representing Alsager Town Council, Michael Unett, an objector, Andrew Williamson, representing the applicant and Miranda Bell, the applicant attended the virtual 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 Board the application be delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Chair (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) of the Strategic Planning Board to resolve the outstanding issues of the Biodiversity Strategy and to allow further investigation regarding the concern from United Utilities and then approve subject to the following conditions;

 

1.    Approved Plans

2.    Cladding colour to be submitted and approved in writing and to include consultation with the Town Council.

 

In order to give proper effect to the Board`s/Committee’s intentions and without changing the substance of the decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) of Strategic Planning Board, to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, between approval of the minutes and issue of the decision notice.

 

(The virtual meeting was adjourned for lunch from 1.50pm until 2.30pm.  Councillors S Hogben and R Moreton left the virtual meeting and did not return.  Councillor A Critchley left the virtual meeting).

 

 

 

29.

20/2877N-Partial Demolition and Redevelopment and Partial Refurbishment of an Existing Building resulting in a total of 25,706sq.m of B8 floorspace at Units A and B, 1 Weston Road, Crewe for AEW UK Core Property Fund pdf icon PDF 467 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Alexandra Walsh, representing the applicant attended the virtual 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 Board the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

  1. Standard Time
  2. Approved Plans
  3. External Material details to be submitted
  4. Landscape Implementation Scheme
  5. Submission of a Tree Protection Scheme
  6. Submission of a Arb Method Statement
  7. Provision of Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure
  8.  Provision of Ultra Low Emission Boilers
  9.  Submission of Phase II contaminated land report
  10.  Submission of a verification report in accordance with the remediation scheme
  11.  Prior approval of a soil contamination verification report
  12.  Development should stop if contamination is encountered
  13. Development to be in accordance with FRA
  14. Submission of a detailed strategy / design, associated management / maintenance plan for sustainable drainage
  15. Foul and surface water to be drainage separately
  16. Lighting Scheme to include existing light spill survey
  17. Additional planting scheme to offset loss of trees to be submitted

In order to give proper effect to the Board`s intentions and without changing the substance of the decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Chair (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) of Strategic Planning Board, to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, between approval of the minutes and issue of the decision notice.

(Prior to consideration of the following application, Councillor A Critchley returned to the virtual meeting).

 

 

30.

20/2876N-Partial Demolition and Redevelopment and Partial Refurbishment of an Existing Building resulting in a total of 25,673sq.m of B8 floorspace at Units A and B, 1 Weston Road, Crewe for AEW UK Core Property Fund pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Alexandra Walsh, representing the applicant attended the virtual 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 Board, the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

  1. Standard Time
  2. Approved Plans
  3. External Material details to be submitted
  4. Landscape Implementation Scheme
  5. Submission of a Tree Protection Scheme
  6. Submission of a Arb Method Statement
  7. Provision of Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure
  8.  Provision of Ultra Low Emission Boilers
  9.  Submission of Phase II contaminated land report
  10.  Submission of a verification report in accordance with the remediation scheme
  11.  Prior approval of a soil contamination verification report
  12.  Development should stop if contamination is encountered
  13. Development to be in accordance with FRA
  14. Submission of a detailed strategy / design, associated management / maintenance plan for sustainable drainage
  15. Foul and surface water to be drainage separately
  16. Lighting Scheme to include existing light spill survey
  17. Additional planting scheme to offset loss of trees to be submitted

In order to give proper effect to the Board`s/Committee’s intentions and without changing the substance of the decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) of Strategic Planning Board, to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, between approval of the minutes and issue of the decision notice.

(During consideration of the virtual meeting, Councillor A Critchley left the meeting and did not return).

 

 

 

31.

Update following the resolution to approve application 17/5070C - Outline Planning Permission (Revisions to 09/2083C) in respect of zones 2, 5 and 6 to provide up to 100 residential units (C3) plus care home (C2) or 120 residential units, up to 2,600sqm of commercial uses including retail (A1), restaurant/pub (A3/A4) plus offices (B1) with associated infrastructure at the Former Albion Chemical Works, Moston pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider the above report.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

(Councillor J Wray, the Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor Dave Nixon, representing Moston Parish Council and Mark Krassowski, the agent for the applicant attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the item).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Heads of Terms for the S106 Agreement be amended and an additional condition imposed (as stated below).

 

That the application be delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation) in consultation with the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Board for further details of the Spatial Design Code.  The rest of the Section 106 Agreement to include the following:-

S106

Amount

Triggers

Affordable Housing

 

10%

(65% Affordable Rent / 35% Intermediate)

 

 

In accordance with phasing plan to be submitted at the reserved matters stage.

No more than 80% open market occupied prior to affordable provision in each phase.

Education

 

 

For a development of 100 dwellings;

Primary £195,233

Secondary £245,140

SEN £45,500

 

For a development of 120 dwellings;

Primary £238,618

Secondary £294,168

SEN £45,500

50% of the total education sum to be paid on the occupation of the 25th dwelling.

The next 25% of the total education sum to be paid on the occupation of the 50th dwelling.

The final 25% of the total education sum to be paid on the occupation of the 75th dwelling.

Indoor recreation

 

For a development of 100 dwellings a contribution of £18,200.

For a development of 120 dwellings a contribution of £21,450.

Prior to first occupation.

Outdoor recreation

£1,000 per family dwelling or £500 per 2 bed pace (or more) apartment.  Priority is that the money be spent on Canal Towpath improvements, second any other recreation/sports provision in Moston or Sandbach including Elworth Cricket Club

Prior to the occupation of the 75th dwelling.

Allotment Contribution

 

£230.70 per dwelling

 

Prior to the occupation of the 75th dwelling.

Public Open Space

 

Private Management Company

 

Provision of a NEAP and the open space

 

On first occupation

 

On occupation of 50% of the dwellings

Biodiversity Off-Setting Contribution

£30,000

Prior to first occupation.

 

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1. Standard Outline 1

2. Standard Outline 2

3. Standard Outline 3

4. Approved Plans

5. Contaminated land – submission of a remediation strategy

6. Contaminated land – No occupation prior to the submission of a verification report

7. Contaminated land – works to stop if further unknown contaminated land is uncovered

8. Reserved Matters application to include details of existing and proposed levels

9. Each Reserved Matters application for residential development shall include an updated acoustic appraisal together with any mitigation measures.

10. Piling works

11. Travel Plan – Residential development

12. Travel Plan – Commercial development

13. Electric Vehicle Charging Provision

14. Reserved matters application for the commercial units to include a scheme of brown roofs

15. Reserved matters application to include a scheme of replacement hedgerow planting

16. The proposed development to proceed in strict accordance with the measures detailed in paragraph 5.2.5 of the submitted Preliminary Ecological Appraisal prepared by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Statement of Community Involvement Update 2020 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the above report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Portfolio Holder for Planning be recommended to approve the Statement of Community Involvement October 2020.

 

(Prior to consideration of the following item, the virtual meeting was adjourned for a short break).

33.

Site Allocations and Development Policies Document – Revised Publication Draft pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document – Revised Publication Draft.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Due to the time taken to consider the previous items on the agenda, it was  resolved that the item be deferred in order for an additional meeting of the Strategic Planning Board to be arranged to consider the document in isolation.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the item be deferred in order for an additional meeting of the Strategic Planning Board to be arranged to consider the document in isolation.