Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 18th November, 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 18th November was recorded over 2 videos please follow the links below to view:- Video One-www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/c09c88Q7zzU Video Two-www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/eF2odW5u5qY 

Items
No. Item

47.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Hunter.

48.

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 applications 19/1371N, 19/2178N and 20/2925M, Councillor S Edgar declared that he was the Chairman of the Public Rights of Way Committee, who had been consulted on the applications, however had had not discussed the applications or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of applications 19/1371N and 19/2178N, Councillor S Hogben declared that he was a non-Executive Director of ANSA who had been consulted on the applications, however he had not discussed the applications or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/2178N, Councillor S Gardiner declared that Gary Halman who was speaking on the application was known to him.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/2925M, Councillor S Gardiner declared that the agents for the application were a previous employer.

 

It was noted that all Members had received correspondence in respect of application 20/2925M.

49.

Minutes of the Previous Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 12 October 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 18 October 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

50.

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.

51.

19/1371N-Outline application for the development of up to 400 residential units (Use Class C3) and associated infrastructure and open space, Land Off, Minshull New Road, Leighton, Crewe for Mr M Thompson, Engine of the North Ltd pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report and in the written and verbal update to the Board, the application be approved subject the following conditions:-

 

1.    Outline – matters to be reserved

2.    Outline – timescales

3.    Approved plans

4.    Phasing plan

5.    Materials

6.    Landscaping

7.    Landscape implementation

8.    Submission of an AIA at reserved matters stage

9.    Tree/hedgerow protection plan

10.Development to be carried out in accordance with the approved FRA

11.Submission of a detailed strategy/design limiting surface water runoff

12.Surface water rates and outfall locations to be agreed

13.Foul and surface water on separate systems

14.Implementation of the NW Crewe Package before first occupation

15.Implementation of highways infrastructure prior to occupation

16.Future RM application to provide unimpeded access to adjacent development to the north

17.Construction/Environmental Management plan

18.Travel plan

19.Public Rights of Way Management Scheme and signage to be agreed

20.Electric vehicle infrastructure

21.Ultra Low Emission Boilers

22.Phase II ground investigation

23.Verification report

24.Soils assessment

25.Unexpected contamination

26.Reserved matters applications to be supported by an updated badger survey and mitigation strategy.

27.Submission of a wildlife friendly lighting scheme with reserved matters applications.

28.Submission of a detailed strategy for the delivery and 25 year management of the habitat creation measures detailed on the submitted Ecological Mitigation Plan (drawing reference G7362.020A prepared by TEP) with the relevant reserved matters application. The strategy to include compensatory hedgerow planting for any hedgerows lost.

29.Each reserved matters application to be supported by proposals for the incorporation of features including, bird (swift, house sparrow) and bat boxes, hedgehog domes, brash and log piles, gaps in garden fences for hedgehog and native species planting,

30.Submission and implementation of 25 year habitat management plan with any subsequent reserved matters application.

31.Retention of all trees with bat roost potential unless otherwise agreed by the Council at the reserved matters a stage.

32.Retention of hedgerows (H7 and H9) on submitted plans as important hedgerows.

33.Updated barn owl survey to be undertaken. The survey should include buildings B14, B31 and B39.

34.Archaeology

35.Levels

36.Urban design coding submitted as part of RM submission in line with the Cheshire East Design Guide.

37.*Requirement to enter into a Section 106 Agreement securing the following:-

 

S106

Amount

Triggers

Affordable Housing

 

20% (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

 

 

£1,488,500

50% upon first occupation

remainder

upon 25% occupation

Health

 

 

£40,000

50% paid upon

commencement of

development and the

remaining 50% paid upon completion of

90% of the dwellings.

Indoor recreation

 

£71,500

On first occupation

Outdoor recreation

 

Private Management Co.

On first occupation

Public Open Space

 

Private Management Co.

On first occupation

Highways contribution

Towards NWCP

£5,500 per dwelling  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

19/2178N-Outline planning approval for the development of up to 850 residential units (Use Class C3), land reserved for new primary school, a local centre (Use Class A1-A4, AA, B1a, C3 and D1) and associated infrastructure and open space, Land off Minshull New Road and Flowers Lane, Leighton for Bloor Homes and Galifford Try Partnership pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report and in the written and verbal update to the Board, the application be approved subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement securing 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

 

 

£708,850 and a of provision of a serviced

site for a school

50% upon first occupation

remainder upon 25% occupation

Health

 

 

£86,000 

50% paid upon commencement of development and the

remaining 50% paid upon

completion of 90% of the dwellings.

Indoor recreation

 

£149,500

On first occupation

Outdoor recreation

 

Private Management Co.

On first occupation

Public Open Space

 

Private Management Co.

On first occupation

Highways contribution

Towards NWCP

£5,500 per dwelling

 

(£5,500 x 850 units =

£4,675,000

1/3 on 1st occupation

1/3 at 300th unit;

1/3 at 600th unit.

but in any event all of the

commuted sum to be paid by a fixed point/date in the development

Highways contribution to Leighton Hospital Cycle

Link

£212,500

On first occupation

Travel Plan monitoring

£5,000

On first occupation

S106 contributions

 subject to overage

 review

 

To ensure additional profits

over and above those

expected are captured

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

  1. Outline – matters to be reserved
  2. Outline – timescales
  3. Approved plans
  4. Phasing plan
  5. Materials
  6. Landscaping
  7. Landscape implementation
  8. Submission of an AIA at reserved matters stage to include an updated hedgerow impact assessment
  9. Tree/hedgerow protection plan
  10. Development to be carried out in accordance with the approved FRA
  11. Submission of a detailed strategy/design limiting surface water runoff
  12. Surface water rates and outfall locations to be agreed
  13. Foul and surface water on separate systems
  14. Implementation of the NW Crewe Package before first occupation
  15. Implementation of highways infrastructure prior to occupation
  16. Provision of pedestrian links N & S of Flowers Lane
  17. Future RM application to provide unimpeded access to adjacent development to the south
  18. Construction/Environmental Management plan
  19. Travel plan
  20. Public Rights of Way Management Scheme and signage to be agreed
  21. Requirement to submit a noise impact assessment (NIA) inclusive of vibration at reserved matters.
  22. Details of any proposed external flood lighting to be submitted
  23. Electric vehicle infrastructure
  24. Ultra Low Emission Boilers
  25. Phase II ground investigation
  26. Verification report
  27. Soils assessment
  28. Unexpected contamination
  29. Reserved matters applications to be supported by an updated badger and barn owl survey and mitigation strategy.
  30. Submission of a wildlife friendly lighting scheme with reserved matters applications.
  31. Submission of a detailed strategy for the delivery and 25 year management of the habitat creation measures detailed on the submitted Ecological Mitigation Plan (drawing reference G7362.020A prepared by TEP) with the relevant reserved matters application. The strategy to include compensatory hedgerow planting for any hedgerows lost.
  32. Each reserved matters application to be supported by proposals for the incorporation of features including, bird (swift, house sparrow) and bat boxes, hedgehog domes, brash and log piles,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

20/2925M- Construction of an Adventure Golf Course with associated works, Adlington Golf Centre, Adlington Road, Adlington for Adlington Golf Centre Ltd pdf icon PDF 526 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.    Green Belt - The site lies within the North Cheshire Green Belt. The proposed development, whilst not inappropriate development by definition, would lead to a loss of openness and encroachment in the Green Belt. The various structures, features and associated means of enclosure would have a material impact on openness and cause encroachment into the countryside thereby undermining the purposes of including land within the Green Belt. By reason of the harm to openness, the proposed development represents inappropriate development in the Green Belt. There are not considered to be material considerations that clearly outweigh the harm to the Green Belt by reason of loss of openness and other identified harm. The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy PG 3 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy and saved Policy GC1 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

 

2.    Landscape Impact – The proposal would result in the introduction of large features which would appear incongruous in the landscape and countryside, contrary to Policies SE 1 and SE 4 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy.

 

3.    Airport Safeguarding – Insufficient information has been submitted with the application to determine the likely threat to aircraft from birdstrike, which is a material consideration. Approval of the scheme contrary to the advice of the Safeguarding Authority for Manchester Airport would be contrary to the advice the Town and Country Planning (safeguarded aerodromes, technical sites and military explosives storage areas) Direction 2002.

 

In order to give proper effect to the 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 his absence the Vice Chair) of the 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 application, Councillor A Critchley left the virtual meeting and did not return).

54.

Performance of the Planning Enforcement Service First Two Quarters 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider the above report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the report be noted.