Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022 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

57.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors T Dean and J Smith.

58.

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 21/2975M, Councillor S Gardiner declared he was known to Jon Suckley who was the agent speaking on the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 21/2975M, Councillor S Gardiner declared that one of the objectors was known to him and that 15 years ago he had been the planning agent in respect of the land opposite the application site.  These declarations were made during consideration of the first application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 21/2975, Councillor K Parkinson declared she used to work at the application premises.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 21/3860M, Councillor N Mannion declared that Hans Property Consultants had been engaged by the applicant.  He declared he had played rugby with the owner of the business for about 25 years but had not spoken to him in 3 years and not discussed the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 21/1496M, Councillor D Jefferay declared that he knew Roger Bagguley who was speaking on the application.  He suspected that Mr Bagguley was speaking on behalf of the Residents of Wilmslow who were the political party Councillor D Jefferay was affiliated to, however he had not discussed the application with him or pre-determined it.

 

It was noted that all Members had received correspondence in respect of application 21/2975M.

59.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 23 February 2022 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February 2022 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the insertion of the words ’19 January 2022’ after the word ‘on’ in relation to minute no. 52 ‘Minutes of the Previous Meeting’.

60.

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.

61.

21/2975M-Part demolition of existing buildings, conversion and alteration of retained buildings for residential use (Use Class C3) and erection of residential development (Use Class C3) with associated open space, landscaping, access, car parking and infrastructure, The Swan Hotel, Chester Road, Bucklow Hill, Cheshire for Mr Andrew McMurtrie, PH Property Holdings Limited and Premier Inn Hotels Ltd pdf icon PDF 839 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor C Leach, the Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor Richard Finch, representing Mere Parish Council, Rob Pattinson, representing objectors and

Jon Suckley, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred in order for further consideration of the nutrient impact upon Rostherne Mere (RAMSAR site).

 

(During consideration of the item the meeting was adjourned in order to seek further legal advice.  In the interest of openness and transparency, the Chair declared that during the adjournment he had been approached by one of the speakers who wished to put forward an offer on behalf of the applicant.  Officers advised that it would be inappropriate to take into consideration the offer put forward by the applicant).

62.

21/3860M-Variation of Conditions 23 (approved uses) and 25 (hours of operation) relating to the enterprise hub on approval 11/2340M, Langley Business Park, Langley Road, Macclesfield for Seddon Homes Limited pdf icon PDF 829 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor A Gregory, the Ward Councillor and Amanda Oakden representing 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 wording of Condition 23 (approved uses) is amended to the following: -

 

23. The rural enterprise hub shall be used for Class E (g) (i) and (iii) and B8 use only, and for no other purpose (including any other purpose listed in the Schedule to the Town and County Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument revoking or re-enacting that order, with or without modification).

 

And the wording of condition 25 (hours of operation) is amended to the following: -

 

25. The hours of operation of the rural enterprise hub hereby approved shall be limited to 07.00 hours to 23.00 hours on Monday to Sunday including public holidays.

 

Where a variation of condition application, the effect is to create a new grant of planning permission. Consequently, the relevant conditions from the previous permission are recommended with the inclusion of an additional condition stating that a maximum of two units per tenant be permitted:-

 

These would be as follows: -

01.The plans and particulars shall be in accordance with Reserved Matters approval;

02.The Reserved Matters shall comply with the approved parameters plan;

03.The Reserved Matters application(s) shall comprise no more than 77 dwellings and 836m2 gross of Class E (G) (i) and (iii) and B8 use;

04.Not less than 50% of the Rural Enterprise Hub floorspace shall be substantially completed and available for use within 3 years from the commencement of development;

05.The Landscape Design shall be in accordance with the approved details;

06.The Landscape Implementation Programme shall be in accordance with the approved details;

07.The Landscape Phasing shall be in accordance with the approved details;

08.The completion of the landscaping shall be in accordance with the approved details;

09.The Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Method Statement shall be in accordance with the approved details;

10.Vehicular access to the site shall be taken from Langley Road, in accordance with the updated Transport Assessment;

11.The Visibility Splay Details shall be in accordance with the approved details;

12.Parking facilities for at least 6 cycles shall be provided for the Rural Enterprise Hub and made available prior to its first occupation; 

13.The Nesting Birds details shall be in accordance with the approved details;

14.The Highways, Footways and Cycleways shall be in accordance with the approved details;

15.The development shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations and mitigation proposals within the Ecological Supporting Information;

16.The Programme of Archaeological Work shall be in accordance with the approved details;

17.The Construction Environmental Management Plan shall be in accordance with the approved details;

18.The Foundation Zoning shall be in accordance with the approved details;

19.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

21/1496M-Demolition of existing building and structures and the erection of 2no. detached bungalows with associated access and landscaping, Land adjacent to Yew Tree Farm, Moor Lane, Wilmslow for YTF Developments Limited pdf icon PDF 806 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above planning application.

 

(Councillor M Goldsmith, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor Jon Newell, representing Wilmslow Town Council, Roger Bagguley, an objector and Ian Pleasant, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused due to it being an overdevelopment of the site due to the footprint of the proposed dwellings and boundary tree constraints resulting in inadequate space for outdoor accommodation and required parking capacity within the site, which is to the detriment of living conditions of the occupants of the new dwellings due to the size of the dwellinghouses, contrary to policy H2 of the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan.

 

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