Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Tel: 01270 686462 Email:  sarah.baxter@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Link: Meeting Recording

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors, D Jefferay, K Parkinson, L Smetham and J Smith.

2.

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 20/1063M, Councillor L Braithwaite declared that she was one of the Ward Councillors, however she had not pre-determined the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of 20/1063M, Councillor N Mannion declared that he had previously been Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration with responsibility for the disposal of Cheshire East Council.  As reference was made to the disposal of land by a public speaker he clarified he had not been involved in the disposal of land relating to the application site.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous virtual meeting held on 7 April 2021 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 7 April 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

4.

Public Speaking-Open Session

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.

5.

20/1063M-Erection of 3 dwellings with off-road parking (4 spaces), gardens with associated landscaping and waste & recycling storage, Car Park, John Street, Macclesfield for Taylor Ice Comms pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor A Farrall, the Ward Councillor and Councillor B Puddicombe, the neighbouring Ward Councillor attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.    The scheme provides insufficient off-street parking for the level of residential development proposed. Given, the existing identified problems with on-street parking on John Street and in the surrounding area, it is considered that the proposal would not comply with Cheshire East Parking Standards (CELPS Annex C) and CELPS Policy SD1.

 

2.    If approved, the scheme would not preserve or enhance the character or appearance of this part of the High Street Conservation Area due to the overall height, form and bulk of the development. The proposal is therefore contrary to the requirements of the Framework and CELPS Policies SD2, SE1 and SE7.

 

3.    The proposed development will be unduly dominant upon the outlook from the rear elevations of the properties on High St, and their relatively small outdoor amenity spaces, which would be very overbearing.  The proposal is therefore contrary to policies DC3 and DC38 of the MBLP and the CEC Design Guide.

 

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.

 

(During consideration of the application, Councillor S Holland joined the virtual meeting, therefore she did not take part in the debate or vote on the application)

6.

20/5087M-Erect single pair of semi-detached dwellings (2 houses in total), together with new site access and parking areas and associated external works, 207, Coppice Road, Poynton for P Averell, Linear Construction Ltd pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

  1. Three-year time limit
  2. In accordance with approved plans
  3. Finished levels to be submitted
  4. Tree protection to be provided in accordance with submitted scheme
  5. Arboricultural Method statement for areas of hard standing to be submitted
  6. Drainage strategy and Management plan to be submitted
  7. Breeding bird protection to be submitted
  8. Wildlife sensitive lighting to be submitted
  9. Pre-works walkover survey for badgers to be submitted
  10. Ecological enhancements to be implemented
  11. Foul Water drainage to be submitted
  12. Details of materials to be submitted
  13. Landscaping details to be submitted
  14. Landscaping implementation
  15. Boundary treatments to be submitted
  16. Removal of permitted development rights for extensions (class A and AA)
  17. Garage to be retained for car parking
  18. EV charging points to be provided
  19. Imported soil tested for contamination
  20. Actions in the event of unidentified contamination
  21. Contamination risk assessment to be submitted
  22. Verification report to be submitted
  23. Parking spaces to be provided and to measure minimum of 4.8m x 2.5m

 

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.

 

(During consideration of the application, the live broadcast lost connection and therefore the virtual meeting was adjourned for a short break).

7.

Planning Appeals

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the report be noted.