Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board - Thursday, 23rd March, 2023 10.00 am

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

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Link: meeting audio

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Craig Browne.


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.


In the interest of openness the following declarations were made:


Councillor A Critchley declared that he was one of the Ward Councillors for the area, however had not discussed or pre determined the application.


Councillor S Hogben and Councillor M Hunter declared that they were non-Executive Directors of ANSA who were a consultee on the application being considered, however they had not discussed the application or made any comments.


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


The public speaking procedure was noted.


22/4863N - BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION, WEST STREET, CREWE - demolition of the existing industrial buildings and structures (including the boundary wall along West Street) and the construction of 263 dwellings comprising 24 apartments and 239 houses, together with other associated works, including the provision of public open space, the laying out of roads and footways (with two new accesses from West Street), and hard and soft landscaping. Resubmission of application 18/0079N. pdf icon PDF 827 KB

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above planning application.


The following attended the meeting and spoke on the application:

Councillor D Marren (adjacent ward Councillor) and Ms Isla Brady (Agent).




That the application be DEFERRED for the following reasons:

(1)  To undertake an updated open book viability assessment;

(2)  To enable a peer review to be undertaken of the assessments made by Environmental Protection in relation to contaminated land.


Any future decision notice to include an informative to ensure that as part of the Section 38 agreement, all roads within the application site be subject to a 20 mph speed limit.


The decision to defer was unanimous.