Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 10.30 am

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Note: To register to speak on an application please email Speakingatplanning@cheshireeast.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

50.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors T Fox and J Hammond.

51.

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 18/3348N, Councillor D Hough declared that he had spoken at the Local Plan enquiry regarding the total employment allocation for Alsager, however the site under discussion had been carried over from the Crewe and Nantwich Local Plan.  He had spoken to Councillor R Fletcher in respect of whether or not he should speak at the meeting as well as with the Vice Chairman of the Alsager Neighbourhood Plan who had sent in her comments as a resident rather than as a member of the Neighbourhood Plan group.  He had not discussed the application or given his opinion at any of those meetings.  He had attended the joint CCC Ward Member Neighbourhood Plan meeting with Adrian Fisher, however he had not taken part in any debate on the application with the Town Council and therefore felt able to take part in the debate on the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 18/1369N, Councillor B Roberts declared that he was a Member of Crewe Town Council, however he had not attended any planning meetings of the Town Council in respect of the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 18/4156C, Councillor G Merry declared she was a Member of Sandbach Town Council, however she had not attended any planning meetings of the Town Council and had not discussed the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 18/4449C, Councillor D Brown declared that he was a Member of Congleton Town Council and had attended Planning meetings of the Town Council but had not taken part in any of the debates.

 

It was noted that all Members had received correspondence in respect of application 18/1369N.

52.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2018 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

53.

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

54.

18/1182C- Hybrid Planning Application for the construction and operation of 8 No. B2/B8 Units (total GIA 22.918 M2) comprising two phases:- Phase 1 - An application for Full planning permission for site re-profiling, new site access off Pochin Way and construction of 2 B2/B8 Units totalling 9.266M2 (GIA) floorspace with associated infrastructure (including hard and soft landscaping); and Phase 2 - An application for Outline planning permission (with All Matters Reserved) for site re-profiling and construction of 6 No. B2/B8 Units totalling 13.652M2 with associated infrastructure (including hard and soft landscaping),PLOT 63, Midpoint 18, Holmes Chapel Road, Middlewich for Total Developments (NW) Ltd pdf icon PDF 851 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor B Walmsley, the Ward Councillor attended the 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 completion of a Section 106 agreement for the contribution of £687,540.00 to the Middlewich Eastern Bypass in priority and/or transport schemes to Town Bridge, the A54 corridor and Croxton Lane, with two x50% payment triggers before first occupation under the detailed and before occupation of phase 2.

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

Full Planning Permission

 

1.         Standard time limit (3 years)

2.         Accordance with plans

3.         Accordance with submitted materials

4.         Parking provided prior to first use

5.         Access constructed in accordance with submitted details prior to first use

6.         Prior to commencement a detailed GCN Mitigation Strategy to be submitted for approval and implemented

7.         Survey for nesting birds

8.         Submission of an updated Badger survey prior to commencement of development

9.         Submission of a lighting scheme in relation to impact on bats

10.       Submission of a strategy for the incorporation of features to enhance biodiversity, including features for nesting birds including House Sparrow and roosting bats and brash/deadwood piles and native species planting.

11.       Submission of a Construction Environmental Management Plan (including piling)

12.       Submission of Travel Plans for occupiers of the buildings

13.       Provision of fast electric vehicle charging points for units 1 and 2

14.       Provision of low emission boilers

15.       Phase II Contaminated Land Report

16.       Verification and mitigation measures (if necessary) for contaminated land

17.       Testing for soil and soil forming materials being brought onto the site

18.       Compliance with the Flood Risk Assessment

19.       Submission of drainage strategy

20.       Detailed landscaping proposals to be submitted

21.       Landscape implementation

 

Outline Planning Permission

 

22.       Outline time limit

23.       Reserved matters submission time limit

24.       Reserved matters to include access, layout, scale, landscape and appearance

25.       Approved plans

26.       Parking provided prior to first use

27.       Access constructed in accordance with details to be submitted with reserved matters application prior to first use

28.       Prior to commencement a detailed GCN Mitigation Strategy to be submitted for approval and implemented

29.       Survey for nesting birds

30.       Submission of an updated Badger survey prior to commencement of development

31.       Submission of a lighting scheme in relation to impact on bats

32.       Submission of  a strategy for the incorporation of features to enhance biodiversity, including features for nesting birds including House Sparrow and roosting bats and brash/deadwood piles and native species planting.

33.       Submission of a Construction Environmental Management Plan (including piling)

34.       Submission of Travel Plans for occupiers of the buildings

35.       Provision of fast electric vehicle charging points for each unit

36.       Provision of low emission boilers

37.       Phase II Contaminated Land Report

38.       Verification and mitigation measures (if necessary) for contaminated land

39.       Testing for soil and soil forming materials being brought onto the site

40.       Compliance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

18/3348N-Outline application for proposed commercial development (B1c, B2 & B8 use, including ancillary B1 offices) comprising circa 32,980 sq.m floor space , vehicular access, service yards,car and cycle parking, drainage, external lighting, landscaping and associated works, Former BAE Site, Radway Green Road, Radway Green for Corbally Holdings Limited pdf icon PDF 773 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillors R Fletcher, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor Sue Helliwell, representing Alsager Town Council and Andy Plant, representing the applicant attended the 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 Section 106 Agreement securing £5,000 towards road signage.

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Outline time limit

2.         Reserved matters submission time limit

3.         Reserved matters to include layout, scale, landscape and appearance.

4.         Approved plan

5.         Parking provided prior to first use

6.         Survey for nesting birds

7.         Submission of a lighting scheme in relation to impact on bats

8.         Submission of a strategy for the incorporation of features to enhance biodiversity

9.         Submission of a Construction Environmental Management Plan (including piling)

10.       Submission of Travel Plans for occupiers of the buildings

11.       Provision of fast electric vehicle charging points

12.       Provision of low emission boilers

13.       Remediation Strategy for contaminated land

14.       Verification Report in accordance with the Remediation Strategy

15.       Implementation and continued maintenance of the mitigation measures as recommended in the submitted acoustic report

16.       Compliance with the Flood Risk Assessment

17.       The reserved matters shall include full drainage details

18.       The reserved matters shall include a comprehensive package of arboricultural information relevant to the final layout, including a tree survey, arboricultural impact assessment and details of protective measures for retained vegetation

19.       The reserved matters shall include details of existing and proposed ground levels and proposed floor slab levels.

20.       Should the proposed development be implemented before the proposed roundabout at the Crewe Road/ Radway Green Road/Butterton Lane junction is in place, the signal improvements to the traffic signals at this junction, as detailed in the Transport Assessment dated 27th June 2018, shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of any of the units hereby approved.

 

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 (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman (or in her 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.

 

Councillor D Hough requested that his decision to abstain from voting on the

application be recorded within the minutes.

 

(The meeting was adjourned for lunch from 12.45pm until 1.15pm).

56.

18/1369N-Demolition of redundant outbuildings and the erection of a 6 storey multi-storey car park with up to 243 spaces including a car wash to the rear, Royal Hotel, 7, Nantwich Road, Crewe for Property Capital Plc pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor D Flude, Ward Councillor, Pete Lazenby, a supporter, Steve Bratt, supporter and Mark Murphy, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

The application was deferred for reconsideration of the design and external appearance of the building and for further highway information.

 

(This decision was contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of approval).

57.

18/4156C-Variation of condition 34 on application 12/3948C, Land bounded by Old Mill Road & M6 Northbound Slip Road, Sandbach for Barratt Homes pdf icon PDF 860 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor S Corcoran, the Ward Councillor and Richard Pettitt, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application.  In addition a statement was read out on behalf of Councillor B Moran.).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report variation to condition 34 be granted subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement securing the following:-

 

           Financial contribution towards primary education of £292,850

           Financial contribution towards secondary education of £539,309

           Contribution of £10,000 (air quality mitigation) towards implementation of Air Quality Action Plan in Sandbach

           The provision of a NEAP facility (comprising a minimum of 8 items of equipment) and a minimum of 4000sqm of open space to be provided on site. One area shall be a minimum of 2000 sqm.

           Management details for the maintenance of all amenity greenspace / public open space, public footpaths and greenways within the site, play areas, and other areas of incidental open space not forming private gardens or part of the adopted highway in perpetuity.

           Provision of 15% affordable housing with 50% to be provided as social rent and 50% provided as intermediate tenure

           Phasing of affordable housing

           Area of land across wildlife corridor transferred to Highway Authority

           Financial contribution of £500,000 towards bridge to cross wildlife corridor

           Clawback mechanism (in the event additional monies become available)

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Development in accord with approved plans

2.         Protection from noise during construction (hours of construction)

3.         Approval of construction method statement

4.         Approval of ground levels submitted with reserved matters application

5.         Approval of refuse storage facilities

6.         Approval of Environmental Management Plan

7.         Approval of external lighting

8.         Updated contaminated land Phase II report

9.         Noise mitigation measures

10.       Approval of travel plans

11.       Energy from decentralised and renewable or low-carbon energy sources / energy reduction

12.       Scheme to limit the surface water runoff

13.       Scheme to manage the risk of flooding from overland flow of surface water

14.       Scheme to dispose of foul and surface water

15.       Wildlife corridor buffer zone to be provided

16.       Approval of arboricultural details

17.       Site to be drained on a separate system

18.       Provision of electric car charging points

19.       Incorporation of public right of way routes in layout

20.       Provision for pedestrians and cyclists

21.       Written scheme of archaeological investigation

22.       Hedgerow retention and enhancement

23.       Phasing of whole development and associated roundabout

24.       Public access to wildlife corridor to be provided

25.       Prior to the occupation of the 80th dwelling hereby approved, the roundabout which is the subject of planning permission 16/5850C shall be completed in accordance with the details approved under that permission.

26.       No more than 50% of the dwellings shall be occupied until 25% of the non residential (commercial) land has been serviced*. No more than 75% of the dwellings shall be occupied until 50% of the non residential (commercial) land  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

18/4449C-Re- plan of 119 plots and associated works. Original Plan approval16/5156C. This was 170 now 203, Land off Black Firs Lane, Congleton for Ms Lightfoot, Barratt & David Wilson Homes North West pdf icon PDF 764 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Andrew Taylor, the applicant attended the 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 Board, the application be approved subject to revised plans, referral to Jodrell Bank and to a Section 106 Legal Agreement to Secure the requirements of the existing Section 106, incorporating the changes necessitated by the additional 33 units:

 

           30% of the dwellings to be affordable.

           The tenure split of the affordable housing required is 25% social or affordable rent, 75% intermediate tenure.

           Affordable Homes should be pepper-potted (in clusters is acceptable) 25% of the affordable dwellings to be built to meet Lifetime Homes standards, and these properties should be bungalows, maisonettes or adaptable houses. The affordable dwellings should be built to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

           The affordable homes to be provided no later than occupation of 50% of the market dwellings unless the development is phased, in which case 80% of the market dwellings can be occupied.

           Provision of a LEAP with 5 pieces of equipment specification to be submitted and agreed and in accordance with that set out in the Greenspaces Officer consultation response. Management plan for  all open space in perpetuity (including, inter alia, the LEAP, allotments if provided, woodland, general amenity open space, village green, nature conservation area, drainage areas, ponds and any other areas of incidental open space not within private gardens or the adopted highway).

           Commuted sum of £55,610.00 to be used to deliver off-site habitat creation/enhancement as per the report.

           Commuted sum of £272,748 in lieu of Primary, Secondary and SEN education with an additional £146,791 for the additional units.

           Contribution of £850,000 towards capacity improvements of the A34 Rood Hill Traffic Signals or the A34 West Street roundabout OR alternative measures that offer congestion relief benefits to the A34 corridor through Congleton.

           Contribution of £50,000 towards the improvement and accessibility of Local Bus Stop Infrastructure.

           Additional £7,000 for consultation/investigation into speed reduction on Chelford Road

 

And subject to the following conditions

 

1.         Standard 3 year consent

2.         Approved Plans

3.        Materials

4.         Landscaping

5.         Implementation of landscaping

6.         Tree/Hedgerow Protection Measures

7.         The hours of construction of the development (and associated deliveries to the site) shall be restricted to: Monday – Friday 08:00 to 18:00 hrs Saturday 09:00 to 14:00 hrs Sundays and Public Holidays Nil

8.         Noise insulation measures

9.         Individual Travel plans

10.       Travel Information packs to be provided for residents

11.       Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

12.       Submission of a Contaminated Land Phase II investigation.

13.       Control over imported soils

14.       Requirement to inform LPA if unexpected contamination found

15.       Submission of Construction and Environmental Management Plan

13.       Bin storage.

14.       10% renewable provision

15.       Submission of detailed design for wildlife corridors together with proposals for the fencing off of the wildlife corridors during the construction phase.

16.       Implementation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

WITHDRAWN-18/3654N-Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development, Jubilee Farm, Chorlton Lane, Chorlton for Mr & Mrs S Williams pdf icon PDF 512 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn prior to the meeting.