Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee - Wednesday, 5th October, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: The Capesthorne Room - Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA. View directions

Contact: Gaynor Hawthornthwaite  Tel: 01270 686467 Email:

Note: To register to speak on an application please email 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillor K Parkinson and Councillor L Smetham.  Councillor M Benson attended as a substitute for Councillor Smetham.



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.


No declarations of interest were declared.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 14th September 2022 as a correct record.


That the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 14th September 2022 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



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


That the public speaking procedure be noted.



21/2975M - THE SWAN HOTEL, CHESTER ROAD, BUCKLOW HILL, CHESHIRE, WA16 6RD: 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 pdf icon PDF 999 KB

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Councillor C Leach, Ward Councillor, Councillors L Reynolds and R Finch on behalf of Mere Parish Council, Mr V Fraser, an Objector, and Mr J Suckley, the agent attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




That for the reasons set out in the report and the verbal update, the application be APPROVED subject to the S106 Agreement to secure the following:






Affordable Housing – Commuted Sum


Prior to occupation

Public Open Space & Recreation and Outdoor Sports – Commuted Sum


£51,000 towards off-site POS improvements


£17,000 towards off-site Recreation & Outdoor Sport improvements


Prior to commencement

Requirement to provide an on-site Management Company

Secure requirement to provide on-site Management Company to manage out of curtilage landscaping/habitat & monitor and manage the required on-site reed bed in perpetuity


Prior to occupation of any of the development



And the following conditions:


  1. Time (3 years)
  2. Plans
  3. Submission/approval of and new or replacement facing, roofing and external hard surfacing materials
  4. Retention of Milestone
  5. Submission/approval of new or replacement window and door details to (Buildings 1 and 3)
  6. Any new or replacement fenestration to Buildings 1 and 3 should include reveals to match
  7. Removal of Permitted Development Rights (Part 1, Classes A-E and Part 2 Class A)
  8. Implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure details
  9. Submission/approval an updated Conceptual Model (contaminated land)
  10. Submission/approval of a verification report (contaminated land)
  11. Submission/approval of a soil verification report
  12. Works should stop in the event that contamination is identified
  13. Obscure Glazing provision
  14. Submission/approval of cycle storage details
  15. Submission/approval of updated Landscaping scheme (incl boundary treatment)
  16. Landscaping – Implementation
  17. Submission/approval of levels details
  18. Tree retention
  19. Submission/approval of a Tree Protection Plan
  20. Submission/approval of an updated Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS)
  21. Submission/approval of a service/drainage layout (trees)
  22. Ecological Mitigation – Implementation
  23. Submission/approval of a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)
  24. Submission/approval of on-site reed bed details
  25. Nesting/breeding birds
  26. Submission/approval of Ecological Enhancement Strategy
  27. Implementation of Flood Risk Assessment
  28. Submission/approval of detailed overall drainage strategy
  29. Submission/approval of a drainage management and maintenance plan


In order to give proper effect to the Committee`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation) 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