Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board - Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: The Assembly Room - Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA. View directions

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Tel: 01270 686462 Email:

Note: To register to speak on an application please email PLEASE NOTE-The meeting is open to the public but due to social distancing restrictions public attendance is limited and priority will be given to those people wishing to speak at the meeting with the remaining availability being allocated on a first to arrive basis. Masks will need to be worn by anyone entering or leaving the venue but not whilst seated. 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Critchley, P Groves, B Murphy and B Puddicombe.


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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the Previous Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous virtual meeting held on 21 April 2021 as a correct record.




That the minutes of the previous virtual meeting held on be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the inclusion of the names of those officers who were in attendance as follows:-


Mr T Evans (Neighbourhood Planning Manager), Mrs N Folan (Planning Solicitor) Mr P Hurdus (Highways Development Manager), Mr R Law (Planning Team Leader) and Mr D Malcolm (Head of Planning).


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.


20/2313W-Development of an inert waste transfer station with treatment and the construction of a concrete wall and kerbing on the western boundary, Premier Gravel Direct Ltd, Snow Hill Depot, Macclesfield for Mrs Tara Vernon, Premier Gravel Direct Ltd pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Councillor B Puddicombe, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor F Wilson, representing Macclesfield Town Council and Lauren Stanger, the agent for 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. Timescales for commencement and notification of commencement
  2. Approved Plans
  3. Development implemented within three years
  4. Permission for three-year period only following commencement of development
  5. Hours of operation
  6. Records of number of vehicle movements
  7. Limits on numbers of vehicle movements
  8. Tree protection measures
  9. Replacement tree provision for any lost
  10. Nesting bird survey prior to any tree removal
  11. Implementation of noise mitigation prior to waste operations commencing on site and maintenance throughout operation of the development
  12. Restrictions on the use of trommel screen or crusher without the prior approval of the local planning authority
  13. Use of white noise reverse alarms on all mobile plant;
  14. Restrictions on the use of PA systems in the service yard area except in emergencies;
  15. No vehicle idling in the yard area upon arrival and during unloading
  16. Implementation of all dust and odour mitigation identified in the dust and emissions plan during the operation of the site
  17. Provision of sprinkler system for external bays
  18. Height restrictions on storage of waste
  19. No new external lighting
  20. Sheeting of all vehicles carrying waste
  21. Measures to deal with unexpected contamination
  22. Drainage survey
  23. Maintenance of plant and machinery
  24. Risk assessment for airborne dust and debris on network rail land,
  25. Submission of full surface water drainage details and demonstration that the existing limestone soakaway has sufficient capacity to manage surface water runoff
  26. Assessment of the retaining wall and measures to strengthen this as necessary to be submitted for approval
  27. Details of all ground levels, earthworks and excavations near the railway boundary to be submitted for approval
  28. Details of vehicle safety protection measures along the railway boundary to be submitted for approval
  29. Details of any scaffolding within 10m of the railway boundary to be submitted for approval
  30. Submission of Management Plan for vehicles entering and leaving the site
  31. Maximum of 3m height for the skip storage


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 Chair) 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.