Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - 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 

Items
No. Item

47.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor B Murphy.

48.

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:

On behalf of the Committee the Chairman declared that a number of emails had been received in respect of 19/3831M.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/1708M, Councillor L Braithwaite declared that she had been contacted by the applicant for the Tytherington Development on a procedural matter and she referred him to the relevant officers.

 

In respect of application 19/4475M, Councillor C Browne declared that he had a personal interest as the application site was at the end of the road near to where he lived.  In accordance with the Code of Conduct he exercised his right to speak as the Ward Councillor and then left the meeting.

 

In respect of application 19/1708M, Councillor A Harewood declared that she had pre determined the application by virtue of the fact that she was the Chairman of the Macclesfield Town Council Planning Committee and had exercised her opinion on this application.  She left the meeting prior to consideration of the application.

49.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2019 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2019 be approved as a correct and signed by the Chairman.

50.

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.

51.

19/2035M-Demolition of existing building and construction of 2no. new dwellings, Land adj Yew Tree Farm, Moor Lane, Wilmslow for Roger L. and Tim J. Price pdf icon PDF 672 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Town Councillor Jon Newell, representing Wilmslow Town Council, Amanda Williams, an objector and Paula Sinnott, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:-

 

As a result of the increased height of the buildings the proposal will have a greater impact on the openness of the Green belt than the existing development and as such is inappropriate development in the Green Belt.

 

(This decision was contrary to the officer’s recommendation of approval.  The meeting was adjourned for a short break).

 

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 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.

52.

19/3831M-Demolition of existing 2 detached properties and erection of 60-bedroom care home with associated landscaping, car park and access (revised scheme), 51 Handforth Road, Wilmslow for New Care Projects LLP pdf icon PDF 649 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor B Burkhill, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor Jon Newell, representing Wilmslow Town Council and Kaeren Browning, an objector attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred for the following reasons:-

 

1.         To reduce impact of glazed link to front elevation

2.         Additional information relating to need for the development

53.

WITHDRAWN BY OFFICERS-18/5544M-Development of 10 dwellings and associated infrastructure, Land off Dark Lane, Gawsworth, Macclesfield for Mr M Thompson, Engine of the North pdf icon PDF 616 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by officers prior to the meeting.

54.

19/3748M-Change of use of building from the manufacture of PVC windows and doors (B2 use class) to motorbike storage and sales with associated offices, workshop and MOT bay (B1/B2/B8/Sui Generis use classes), Land & Building, Snape Road, Macclesfield for Mr Behrens, Superbike Factory Limited pdf icon PDF 934 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Nick Smith, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Development in accordance with the approved plans and details

2.         Risk Assessment if ground works are proposed (followed by remediation strategy and verification report if required)

3.         Soil testing

4.         Procedure for contamination discovered during works 

5.         Electric vehicle charging provision

6.         Staff travel pack

7.         No external storage/works

8.         Provision of parking spaces

9.         Provision of cycle parking

10.       Development shall not be used as solely a showroom

 

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

55.

19/4503M-Redevelopment for a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility (Building 52), Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield for Mr N Bennion, AstraZeneca pdf icon PDF 774 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Andy Frost, 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, that authority be delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman of Northern Planning Committee, to approve the application subject to the:

 

1.         Approval of application 19/2943M

2.         Outstanding consultee comments

3.         For consideration of applicant’s energy statement

4.         Clarification on wind sensitive area

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Five year time limit

2.         Works to be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and documents

3.         Materials as per application

4.         Detailed surface water drainage strategy/scheme (prior to commencement) 

5.         Details of the proposed retaining wall (prior to commencement)

6.         Details of means of construction of retaining wall and roadway (prior to commencement)

7.         Contamination – Remediation Strategy (prior to commencement)

8.         Contamination – Verification Report (prior to commencement)

9.         Nesting Birds

10.       Ecological enhancements

11.       Renewables 10%

12.       Updated levels (prior to commencement)

13.       Landscaping/replacement planting – Details

14.       Landscape – Implementation

15.       Construction Environmental Management Plan (prior to commencement) 

16        not to commence this permission until application 19/2943M for the remediation is completed

 

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

 

(The meeting was adjourned for lunch from 1.00pm until 1.40pm.  Councillor N Mannion left the meeting and did not return).

56.

19/1708M-Demolition of existing garage and out buildings and erection of two number 3 bedroom semi-detached houses with associated driveways and gardens, 90 Tytherington Drive, Macclesfield for Mr Tim Holland pdf icon PDF 940 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(David Wilcox, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application.  In addition a statement was read out on behalf of the Ward Councillor L Roberts).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:-

 

Design of building was not sufficiently in keeping with the local area resulting in detrimental impact on character of area.

 

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 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.

 

(This decision was contrary to the officer’s recommendation of approval.  Prior to consideration of the following item, Councillor T Dean took the Chair).

57.

19/4475M-New Dwelling in the curtilage of 20 Eaton Drive, 20 Eaton Drive, Alderley Edge for Mr Craig Jones, the-cave.co.uk pdf icon PDF 534 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

Councillor C Browne, the Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor Mike Dudley-Jones, representing applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

1.         Three year time limit

2.         Development in accordance with the approved plans

3.         Finished levels

4.         Details of materials

5.         Boundary treatments incuding the reduction of the existing hedge/fence on the highway boundary of the property to 1m and maintained at such for visibility purposes

6.         Landscaping plan

7.         Landscaping implementation

8.         Visibility splays

9.         Provision of access

10.       Provision of parking

11.       Removal of permitted development rights

 

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

58.

19/4290C-Reserved matters for access, appearance, landscaping, layout, scale relating to planning application 19/0739C - Outline application for an agricultural workers dwelling (permanent), Land to the West of Pexhall Road, Bramhall Hill, Congleton for Mr & Mrs David and Julie Platt pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by the applicant prior to the meeting.

59.

19/3201M-Construction of a detached bungalow, 79 Shrigley Road South, Poynton for John Parrott pdf icon PDF 436 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application

 

Parish Councillor L Clarke, representing Poynton Town Council, Paula Whittaker, an objector and Any Ellis, 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 the application be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         A03OP - Time limit for submission of reserved matters

2.         A01OP - Submission of reserved matters-appearance, landscaping, layout, scale

3.         A01AP - Development in accord with approved plans

4.         A03EX - Materials to match existing

5.         A01GR - Removal of permitted development rights

6.         Electric Vehicle Charging Point to be provided

7.         Arboricultural Impact Assessment to accompany reserved matters

8.         Surface Water drainage details to be submitted

9.         Foul and surface water shall be drained on separate systems.

10.       Visibility splays to be provided

11.       Access to be provided

12.       Contamination risk assessment to be submitted

 

It was requested that the reserved matters application be brought back to a future meeting for the Committee’s consideration.