Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: The Assembly 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 PLEASE NOTE-The meeting is open to the public but due to social distancing restrictions public attendance is limited and priority will be given to those people wishing to speak at the meeting with the remaining availability being allocated on a first to arrive basis. Masks will need to be worn by anyone entering or leaving the venue but not whilst seated. 

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D Jefferay.

9.

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 applications 20/3627M and 20/3628M, Councillor L Braithwaite declared that she was the Ward Councillor for the area but had not pre-determined the applications.  In addition she had met with Mr Breewood who was speaking on the application in her capacity as a Ward Councillor where there had been several incidents of anti-social behaviour near to the application site.  Planning matters had not been discussed.  Furthermore in the interests of openness, in her capacity as Ward Councillor she emailed Mr. Jalali, the applicant’s agent, following advice from Building Control on 15 April  to contact the owner with reference to making the building secure.  She did not discuss the  planning applications.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of applications 20/3627M and 20/3628M, Councillor N Mannion declared that his grandfather had been employed by Mr Breewood who was speaking on the application, however it was over 40 years ago.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3162M, Councillor J Nicholas declared that he lived with Councillor A Stott who was speaking on the application and that he was also the Ward Councillor, however he had not pre-determined the application.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/3162M, Councillor L Smethem declared that she knew Town Councillor K Edwards who was speaking on the application.

 

It was noted that Members had received correspondence in respect of applications 20/3627M and 20/3628M.

10.

Minutes of the Previous Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 5 May 2021 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the previous virtual meeting be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

11.

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.

12.

20/3627M-Change of use and extensions to vacant mill into 24 self-contained apartments with associated car parking, Alma Mill, Crompton Road, Macclesfield for Mujahid Afzal pdf icon PDF 389 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor A Farrall, the Ward Councillor, Mr Breewood, an objector, David Ouattara, an objector and Andrew Jalali, 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 proposal is contrary to saved Policies BE15, BE17, BE18 and BE19 in the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan and Policies SD 2, SE 1 SE 7 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, causing harm to the objectives of those policies due to an adverse impact on the character, appearance and historic interest of the building and setting of the adjacent listed building by reason of its height, scale and form. The proposal is similarly contrary to national planning policy and guidance relating to listed buildings.

 

2.    The proposed extensions would cause loss of light and an overbearing impact to the detriment of the amenities of the occupiers of nearby residential property, particularly numbers 39 Crompton Road and 1 Pownall Square. The approval of the development would therefore be contrary to saved Policies DC3 and DC38 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan and Policy SE 1 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy.

 

3.    The development would be detrimental to the interests of highway safety through an increase in parking taking place in unsuitable locations on the highway or within the site, taking account of the nature of the proposed development, the location of the site and the predicted number of parked vehicles arising from the development contrary to saved Policy DC6 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan, Appendix C and Policy SD 1 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy.

 

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

 

13.

20/3628M-Change of use and extensions to vacant mill into 24 self-contained apartments with associated car parking, Alma Mill, Crompton Road, Macclesfield for Mujahid Afzal pdf icon PDF 344 KB

To consider the above application.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Ben Carr, the Architect for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reason:-

 

  1. The approval of Listed Building Consent would be contrary to saved Policies BE15, BE17, BE18 and BE19 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan and Policy SE7 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, causing harm to the objectives of those policies due to an adverse impact on the character, appearance and historic interest of the building and setting of the adjacent listed building. The proposal is similarly contrary to national planning policy guidance relating to listed buildings.

 

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

14.

20/3162M-Proposed erection of three dwellings together with associated access and car parking, Car Park to The Crown, Ingersley Vale, Bollington for Gustav Bonnier Holdings Ltd pdf icon PDF 252 KB

To consider the above application.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor A Stott, the Ward Councillor, Town Councillor K Edwards, representing Bollington Town Council and Poppy Hilton, 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 and in the verbal update to the Committee, the applciation be approved subject to the following conditions:-

 

1. Commencement of development (3 years)

2. Development in accordance with approved plans

3. Submission of samples of building materials

4  Landscaping - submission of details

5. Landscaping (implementation)

6. Landscaping to include details of boundary treatment

7. Nesting bird survey to be submitted

8. Provision of features to enhance the biodiversity value

9. Hours of operation condition including details of piling works

10. Construction method statement

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

12. Surface water drainage details to be submitted

13. Travel information pack to be submitted

14. Electric vehicle infrastructure to be provided

15. Steps to be taken in event of unidentified contamination

16. Car parking spaces to be provided and retained at all times thereafter

17. Details of proposed finished floor levels and land levels to be submitted

18. Cycle storage to be provided

19. Coal mining scheme of works/investigations pre-commencement condition

20. Coal mining safety report prior to occupation

21. Accordance with Arboricultural Information

 

In order to give proper effect to the Committee’s intentions and without changing the substance of the decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Chair (or in his absence the Vice Chair) of Northern Planning Committee to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, between approval of the minutes and issue of the decision notice.