Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 10.00 am

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

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

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

Items
No. Item

6.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors T Fox and M Hunter.

7.

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 20/1080W, Councillor D Edwardes declared that he had pre-determined the application by virtue of the fact that he was a member of Macclesfield Town Council Planning Committee where the application had been considered.  He had taken part in the debate and spoken and therefore in accordance with the Code of Conduct he left the meeting prior to consideration of the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of applications 21/1065C and 20/3762N, Councillor S Edgar declared that he was a member of the Public Rights of Way Committee and Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board who were consultees on the applications.  Further to this in respect of application 20/3762N he declared that he would be exercising his right to speak as Ward Councillor under the public speaking protocol and then would leave the room for the remainder of the item.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, Councillor P Groves declared that he and received a telephone call from a member of the public who had wanted to discuss the application with him, however he confirmed that as he was member of the Board he could not discuss the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, 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 application 20/1080W, Councillor B Puddicombe declared that he was the Ward Councillor and that the applicant had a major operation in his ward that caused case work, but that the other Ward Councillor dealt with the site and as such he ha not pre-determined this application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, Councillor S Gardiner declared that as part of his professional role he was involved in regular communication with the speaker’s boss, albeit on non-planning related matters.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 21/1065C, Councillor S Gardiner declared that he knew Suckley, the agent for the applicant speaking on the application, however he had not discussed the application with him.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, Councillor S Gardiner declared that he was a friend of Councillor S Edgar who was speaking on the application.

8.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 May 2021 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 May 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

9.

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.

10.

20/1080W MANSFIELD HOUSE, WITHYFOLD DRIVE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 2BD: Change of use of site from vehicle recovery depot to waste recycling centre, installation of weighbridge, removal of existing temporary building and erection of two new canopy buildings for the receipt and storage of non-hazardous wastes (temporary for 3 years) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor S Carter, the Ward Councillor and Richard Sims, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred for the following reasons:-

 

1.Confirmation, consultation and consideration of the applicant’s amended proposal to reduce the number of vehicle movements;

 

2.Clarification on the surrounding land use and associated HGV vehicle movements onto Withyfold Drive;

 

3.Consideration of traffic management plan options

 

(The meeting was adjourned for a short break in order to sanitise the microphone equipment).

11.

20/2413M PROPOSED POYNTON RELIEF ROAD, CHESTER ROAD, POYNTON: Variation of condition 41 (Details of Traffic Mitigation Measures) to planning application 16/4436M - Construction of Poynton Relief Road, incorporating: a two way single carriageway; combined cycleway and footway on the western side of the carriageway; modifications to existing road junctions; new public rights of way/accommodation bridges; balancing ponds for drainage purposes; and associated landscaping, lighting; ancillary operations, engineering and infrastructure works pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor M Sewart, the Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor N Tenant, representing Adlington Parish Council, Jan Wiper, an objector and Paul Griffiths, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report condition 41 be amended as follows:-

 

Within 9 months of the opening of the Relief Road, an assessment of the traffic flows on surrounding roads (including Street Lane) shall be undertaken in a form to be agreed with the Local Planning Authority prior to the assessment taking place. Any traffic mitigation measures considered necessary shall be consulted upon with Ward Members, Parish Councils and then agreed with the Local Planning Authority. The measures shall be implemented within 12 months of the traffic assessment unless an alternative timescale is first agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

(The meeting was adjourned for lunch from 12.25pm until 1.00pm. Councillor B Murphy left the meeting and did not return).

12.

21/1065C LAND SOUTH OF, CLEDFORD LANE, MIDDLEWICH: Outline planning application with all matters reserved for future determination except for means of access for an employment development (Use Classes B8, B2 and ancillary E(g)) with associated landscaping, drainage and infrastructure including an energy centre. pdf icon PDF 747 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Jon Suckley, the agent for 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 and verbal update to the Board the application be approved subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement securing the following:-

 

Section 106

Amount

Triggers

Highways

£53 per sq m subject to a

Review mechanism

The triggers for payments will need

to be on the occupation of each unit

which are likely to be delivered on

a phased basis.

Ecology

Ecological mitigation to be secured: habitat creation method statement, 30 habitat management plan and ecological monitoring strategy will be required for both on and off-site habitat creation proposals

TBC

 

And subject to the following conditions;

 

1.                    Outline timescales to allow 10 years for the submission of reserved matters

2.                    Outline matters reserved

3.                    Approved plans/documents including the development to be carried out in accordance with the Flood Risk Assessment submitted;

4.                    Materials

5.                    Landscaping

6.                    Landscape maintenance

7.                    Arboricultural Impact Assessment

8.                    Tree Retention/Protection

9.                    Levels including approval of

10.                 Electric vehicle infrastructure

11.                 Ultra Low Emission Boiler(s)

12.                 Importation of soils

13.                 Contaminated land assessment (Phase II)

14.                 Contaminated land verification report

15.                 Measures to deal with unexpected contamination

16.                 Foul and surface water on separate systems

17.                 Scheme to demonstrate flood resilience

18.                 Details of a sustainable surface water drainage scheme and a foul water drainage scheme including a detailed surface water strategy/design to be submitted/approved

19.                 Any future reserved matters application to be supported by updated protected species surveys for badger, silver diving beetles

20.                 and otter. If any evidence of these species is recorded detailed mitigation and compensation measures to be submitted.

21.                 Reserved matters application to be supported by amphibian Reasonable Avoidance Measures informed by paragraphs 9.113 – 9.117 of the ES submitted with the outline application and a reptile mitigation method statement.

22.                 Habitat creation method statement, 30 year habitat management plan and ecological monitoring strategy to ensure delivery of Biodiversity net gain proposals(once agreed) are implemented.  Including method statement for the control of non-native invasive plant species. A legal agreement will be required in respect of off-site habitat creation works Ecological mitigation measures

23.                 Detailed design of Sanderson’s Brook crossings, which ensure that ecological connectivity is maintained along the brook are to be submitted with the relevant reserved matters application(s). 

24.                 Submission of detailed design of any diverted watercourse with the relevant reserved matters application. Detailed design to maximise the biodiversity value of the water course.

25.                 Any unavoidable loss of hedgerow to be compensated for through the provision of an appropriate level of compensatory native hedgerow planting. The level of compensation planting provided to be assessed by means of the Defra biodiversity metric calculation with each reserved matters application.

26.                 Submission of bat friendly lighting scheme with each reserved matters application.

27.                 Submission of CEMP (including proposals to minimise dust, surface water pollution,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

20/3762N LAND OFF SYDNEY ROAD, CREWE: Residential development for 151 new build dwellings & associated works pdf icon PDF 922 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Steven Edgar, the Ward Councillor, Councillor Hazel Faddes, the Ward Councillor, Victoria Webb-Johnson, an objector and Andrew Taylor, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application.  In addition a statement was read out by the Democratic Services Officer on behalf of Professor Geraldine Lee-Treweek who was an objector)

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred for the following reasons:-

 

1.Reconsideration of the proposed location of Public Open Space to be more central on the site;

 

2.Reconsideration of the design of the apartments at the southern end of the site and in particular concerns of the balcony/outdoor amenity space of the apartments facing onto Crewe Green roundabout

 

And to seek further clarification on the following issues:

 

·         Traffic levels at the time of traffic flow assessments undertaken and the implications for the accuracy of noise/air quality assessments

·         Parking provision and Electrical Vehicle Charging Points