Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: The Capesthorne Room - 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

76.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor B Puddicombe.

77.

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 19/4862M, Councillor J Nicholas declared that he was a member of the Fire Authority.

78.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 February 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

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

79.

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.

80.

WITHDRAWN BY OFFICERS FROM THE AGENDA-17/0499M-Conversion and alterations to form 30 No. 2 bed flats and new block to rear to form 4 No. 2 bed flats, Albion Mill, London Road, Macclesfield for Mr Z Rafiq pdf icon PDF 831 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by officers prior to the meeting.

81.

WITHDRAWN BY OFFICERS FROM THE AGENDA-17/1431M-Listed Building Consent for conversion of former mill to provide 34 residential flats, including two storey rear extension and rear external staircase and walkways with associated infrastructure, Albion Mill, London Road, Macclesfield for Mr Rafiq pdf icon PDF 751 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn by officers prior to the meeting.

82.

19/4862M-Demolition of the existing nursing home and the construction of a new building providing 11 apartments, car parking, landscaping and associated facilities, Hillside, 21 Adlington Road, Wilmslow for Mirasa Wilmslow Ltd pdf icon PDF 579 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor T Fox, the Ward Councillor, Mr Vose, representing an objector and

Amanda Pickering, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.         The relationship of the proposed building to the adjoining properties would lead to an unacceptable impact on neighbouring residential amenity in terms of overlooking and would appear overbearing due to the mass and scale of the proposal. The proposal is contrary to saved polices DC3 and DC38 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan and guidance within the Cheshire East Design Guide.

 

2.         The proposed development represents an overdevelopment and over intensification of the site and is out of scale with the surrounding built environment. The scale of the development is such that it fails to recognise the character of the wider area. The proposal is contrary to policies SE1 and SD2 of the Cheshire East Local Plan and The Three Wilmslow Parks SPG.

 

3.         The design of the proposed development would have a deleterious impact on the character and appearance of the area. The development is therefore contrary to guidance within the NPPF, Policies SE1 and SD2 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, The Three Wilmslow Parks SPG and saved Policy DC41 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

 

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

83.

19/1395M-Construction of new detached dwelling, Oakhurst, Toft Road, Knutsford for Mr Richard & Henry Baxendell pdf icon PDF 623 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

RESOLVED

 

(David Davies, an objector, James Weaver, an objector and George Tsiantar, representing the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:-

 

There are no ‘exceptional circumstances’ in this case to warrant the construction of a dwelling within the garden of Oakhurst.  The proposal would conflict with the requirements of Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan policy D1 and the Knutsford Design Guide paragraph 7.18.

 

(This decision was contrary to the officers recommendation of approval).