Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

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

Items
No. Item

51.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors E Brooks, T Dean and L Wardlaw.

52.

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:

It was noted that Members had received correspondence in respect of application 18/4024M.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/0681N, Councillor Edgar declared that he was closely acquainted with the applicants and therefore would not take part in the debate or vote on the application.  He left the table prior to consideration of the application and sat in the public gallery.

 

It was noted that in respect of application 19/0681N, that Mrs Clowes was known to the Committee as she was a Member of Cheshire East Council.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/0313M, Councillors C Browne, R Bailey and H Gaddum declared that they were Members of the National Trust who was the applicant.

53.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2019 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

54.

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

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

55.

18/4024M-Demolition of existing 2 detached properties and erection of 65no. bedrooms care home with associated landscaping, car park and access, 51 & 53 Handforth Road, Wilmslow for New Care Project LLP pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor B Burkhill, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor David Pincombe. representing Wilmslow Town Council, Mike Ramsden, an objector and

Paul Carr, the Architect attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.    Over development of the site resulting in a lack of car parking provision.

2.    Impact on the amenity of the neighbouring property due to the bulk and massing.

 

(This decision was contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of approval).

 

Should the application be subject to an appeal, the following Heads of Terms should be secured as part of any S106 Agreement:-

 

              Healthcare contribution of £31,324.00.

              TRO consultation of up to £7,000

 

And 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

8.         Construction specification/method statement to include wheel washing facilities

9.         Arboricultural method statement

10.       Service / drainage layout

11.       Lighting details

12.       All arboricultural works shall be carried out in accordance with submitted tree works and tree protection plan

13.       Ecological Mitigation and Enhancement

14.       Bat mitigation

15.       Wildlife sensitive lighting

16.       Nesting birds

17.       Breeding birds

18.       Major Development Construction Phase Environmental Management        Plan

19.       Foul water

20.       Drainage strategy

21.       Travel information pack

22.       Electric vehicle infrastructure

23.       Contaminated Land (investigation works)

24.       Contaminated Land (verification report)

25.       Contaminated Land (soil)

26.       Contaminated Land (unexpected)

27.       Surface water drainage

28.       Broadband

29.       Cycle storage

 

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 Planning and Enforcement Manager has 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.

56.

19/0313M-Replacement of existing temporary cafe with a permanent cafe building, Quarry Bank Mill, Quarry Bank Road, Styal for Mrs Phyllis Bayley, National Trust pdf icon PDF 436 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Joanne Hudson, representing 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 update to the Committee, the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Commencement of development (3 years)

2.         Development in accord with approved plans

3.         Materials as application

4.         Landscaping - submission of details

5.         Landscaping (implementation)

6.         Development to be carried out in accordance with the Method Statement detailed in section 3 of the submitted Ecological Assessment

7.         Nesting bird survey to be submitted

 

In addition it was agreed that power be delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulatory) in consultation with the Chairman to remove permitted development rights should he consider it necessary.

 

In the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to debate, vary or add conditions / informatives / planning obligations or reasons for approval/refusal) prior to the decision being issued, the Head of Planning (Regulation) has 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.

57.

19/0681N-Bespoke lean-to extension to be constructed in replacement of the current conservatory to the right of the existing dwelling, The Old Vicarage, Bridgemere Lane, Hunsterson, for Mr & Mrs Clowes pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

1.         Time limit for commencement of development (3 years)

2.         Approved Plans

3.         Materials as per application-Details to be submitted and agreed by the Planning Officer

58.

Land to the South of 18 Gaskell Avenue, Knutsford pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the above report.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the withdrawal of the second reason for refusal be noted and the Officers be instructed to advise the Planning Inspectorate that the appeal would only be contested on the remaining reason for refusal.

 

Note of Thanks

 

Prior to the close of the meeting, Councillor G Walton announced that he would not be standing for re-election.  As this would be his last meeting as Chairman he thanked Members and Officers for their assistance and support over the years with his role not only as Chairman but as a Councillor too.

 

On behalf of the Committee, Councillor C Browne thanked the Chairman for his hard work as Chairman and wished him the best of luck for the future.