Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.




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 in respect of application 18/4867M, Councillor C Browne declared that whilst he was a member of Alderely Edge Parish Council who had considered the application, he had not taken part in any discussions and had kept an open mind.


It was noted that Members had received email correspondence in respect of application 18/4867M.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2019 as a correct record.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


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 Planning Committee

·         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 planning committee and are not the Ward Member
  • Objectors
  • Supporters
  • Applicants




That the public speaking procedure be noted.


18/4867M-Demolition of the existing County Hotel and redevelopment to provide 2 residential blocks comprising of 22no apartments and 4 townhouses, together with parking, landscaping and associated works, The County Hotel, Hardern Park, Alderley Edge for Mr Andrew Hall, Hardern Park Gardens Limited pdf icon PDF 640 KB

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Parish Councillor Myles Garbett, representing Alderley Edge Parish Council, Trevor Birchenough, an objector and Richard Walters, the agent for the applicant).




That for the reasons set out in the report and in the verbal update to the Committee, the application be approved subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement securing the following:-


           Primary contribution of £54 231 and Secondary contribution of £65 371 totalling £119 602.

           Open space and recreation outdoor sports contributions of £84,000.00.

           Affordable housing contribution of £362,000


And subject to the following conditions:-


1.         Commencement of development (3 years)

2.         Development in accord with approved plans

3.         Submission of samples of building materials

4.         Pile Driving

5.         Landscaping - submission of details

6.         Landscaping (implementation)

7.         Landscaping to include details of boundary treatment-to include retention of the stone boundary wall

8.         Scheme for noise mitigation to be submitted (acoustic survey)

9.         Gas protection measures to be submitted

10.       All arboricultural works shall be carried out in accordance with Cheshire Woodlands Arboricultural Statement

11.       Pond to be installed

12.       Bat mitigation

13.       Lighting

14.       Nesting birds

15.       Breeding birds

16.       Hedgehog mitigation

17.       No gates

18.       Foul water

19.       Surface water

20.       Travel information pack

21.       Electric vehicle infrastructure

22.       Contaminated Land

23.       Contaminated land (verification report)

24.       Contaminated Land (soil)

25.       Contaminated Land

26.       Pedestrian refuge to be implemented prior to occupation

27.       Broadband

28.       Construction Management Plan-to include a wheel washing facility

29.       Obscure Glazing


In order to give proper effect to the Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation) in consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) to correct any technical slip or omission in the resolution, before issue of the decision notice.


It was noted that the three landscaping conditions should be carried out in consultation with the Ward Councillor.


18/6139C-Erection of Single Storey Side Extension and Two Storey Rear Extension, Demolition of Existing Conservatory, 100 Boundary Lane, Congleton for Tom Evans pdf icon PDF 683 KB

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.




That for the reasons set out in the report the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-


1)         3-year commencement

2)         Accord with plans

3)         Materials per application

4)         Obscure glaze first floor side-facing window


In the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions/informatives/planning obligations or reasons for approval/refusal) prior to the decision being issued, the Head of Planning (Regulation) be granted delegated authority to do so in consultation with the Chairman of the Northern Planning Committee, provided that the changes do not exceed the substantive nature of the Committee’s decision.