Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

37.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors B Murphy and B Puddicombe.

38.

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 20/3762N, Councillor S Gardiner declared that as part of his professional role he was involved in regular communication with the David Wilson Homes, albeit on non-planning related matters.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, Councillor S Hogben declared that he was a non-Executive Director of ANSA however he had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, Councillor S Edgardeclared that he would be exercising his right to speak as Ward Councillor under the public speaking protocol and would leave the room for the remainder of the item.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, M Hunter declared that he was a non-Executive Director of ANSA however he had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3762N, Councillor S Gardiner declared that a conversation had taken place with the Head of Planning, David Malcolm who confirmed with Councillor S Gardiner that the amended plans were as far as the applicant was willing to go.

 

(This interest was declared just after the applicant had spoken on the item).

 

It was noted that all Members had received correspondence in respect of application 20/3762N.

39.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 September 2021 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

40.

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.

41.

20/3762N-Residential development for 146 new build dwellings & associated works, Land Off Sydney Road, Crewe for Andrew Taylor, David Wilson Homes/Duchy of Lancaster pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor S Edgar, the Ward Councillor, Councillor H Faddes, the adjoining Ward Councillor, Professor G Lee-Treweek, an objector and Andrew Taylor, the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement securing the following:-

 

Requirement

Triggers

Affordable Housing

 

30% of total dwellings to be prided

(65% Affordable Rent / 35% Intermediate)

 

 

No more than 80% open market occupied prior to affordable provision within each phase.  (dependent on agreement of Affordable Housing Statement)  

 

Biodiversity Net Gain - Off site Ecological Mitigation

 

Commuted sum toward off- site habitat creation to be delivered in conjunction with a third party.

 

-       To offset the 5.91 habitat units.

-       To offset the 0.42 hedgerow units.

 

Prior to commencement

Open Space

Management Scheme for POS, play area and landscaped areas

 

Provision of enhanced LEAP and POS 

 

 

Prior to occupation 

 

 

 

Prior to the occupation of  no more than 50 % of the dwellings

Indoor Sport

 

 

£26,650 towards Crewe Lifestyle Centre

Prior to commencement

Recreation & Outdoor Sports Contribution

 

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

Prior to commencement

Education

 

 

Total - £699,856

Primary - £282,003 towards the expansion at Hungerford Academy.

Secondary -  £326,853  towards mitigation measure as local schools are forecast to be cumulatively oversubscribed

SEN £91,000 - Due to significant shortage of SEN placements across the Borough.

 

 

50% Prior to first occupation

50% at occupation of 75th  dwelling

Healthcare

 

 

£146,664towards the cost of providing a new healthcare facility(s) and/or the improvement/upgrading of an existing healthcare facility.  

 

 

50% Prior to first occupation

50% at occupation of 75th  dwelling

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1. Commencement of development (3 years)

2. Development in accordance with approved plans 

3. Details of materials and finishes 

4. Details of Surfacing materials

5. Details of Levels

6. Submission and approval of Landscaping scheme

7. Implementation of landscaping scheme 

8. Design detail, specification and implementation of play area 

9. Submission of Landscape Management Plan

10. Details of Boundary treatment and retaining structures  

11. Tree Protection

12. Details of lighting – minimise impact on bats

13. Safeguarding of nesting birds

14.  Development in accordance with Ecological Assessment Version 2

Submission of strategy to secure features to enhance biodiversity   

15. Details of surface water drainage scheme to be submitted, approved and implemented

16. Development in accordance with Flood Risk Assessment (FRA)

17. Provision of Toucan crossing

18. Implementation of improvements to cycleway/footways to also refer to the submission of a scheme for  the improvement of the footway on the western side of Sydney Road and for the provision of wayfinder signage for bus stops adjacent to the site access

19. Provision of Electric Vehicle infrastructure

20. Provision of Ultra Low Emission Boilers

21. Contaminated Land – Remedial scheme to be carried out in accordance with Enabling Works Remediation Strategy  

22. Contaminated land – works to stop if any unexpected contamination is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

42.

WITHDRAWN BY OFFICERS FROM THE AGENDA IN ORDER TO CONSIDER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT-20/4976M-Proposed development of a Retirement Care Community (Class C2) involving the demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings, retained single point of vehicular access, retained tennis court, fishing/boating lake, Japanese Water Garden, secret/sensory garden, with new allotments, bowling/feature greenspace and woodland walks; construction of a 60 bed registered care home with isolation capability; 72 no. assisted living extra care 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments; a village centre hub building comprising health and wellness and communal facilities, integrated satellite community healthcare (GP) clinic and 5 no. 2 bed and 9 no. 1 bed close care suites and health and wellness; associated parking (including electric car share and community minibus), bin storage, pumping station, electricity sub-station, means of access and off-site pedestrian footpath link along Pepper Street, h pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn from the agenda by officers prior to the meeting.

43.

WITHDRAWN BY OFFICERS FROM THE AGENDA FOLLOWING THE RECEIPT OF NEW PLANS REQUIRING CONSULTATION AND CONSIDERATION-21/2412C-Reserved Matters for approval of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline approval 14/1193C for the erection of 170 dwellings, car parking, public open space and associated works, Land South Of, Old Mill Road, Sandbach for Mr C R Muller, Muller Property Group pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn from the agenda by officers prior to the meeting.

44.

Draft Recovery of Forward Funded Infrastructure Costs Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the above report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the draft Recovery of Forward Funded Infrastructure Costs Supplementary Planning Document (Appendix A) and its consultation period be noted.

45.

Draft Environmental Protection Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider the above report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

The Chair expressed his disappointment that the document did not tighten up on what he felt was an opportunity to regulate the removal of soil from development sites.  He suggested that information within the document should be included which tightened up on regulations in relation to the disposal of soil including information on how much soil was being taken away, whether the soil was contaminated, where it was being disposed of and whether or not the site it was going to was licensed.

 

In comments were made in respect of the importance of ensuring noise, light and odour pollution was enforced if the Council was serious about creating a sustainable and resident friendly night time economy and that it would be useful to include an explanation of how the council manages / enforces against the issues contained in the SPD.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)That the draft Environmental Protection Supplementary Planning Document and its consultation period be noted.

 

(2)That the comments as outlined above be noted.