Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:  helen.davies@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Note: The meeting of the Southern Planning Committee on the 5th August 2020 was recorded over two videos please follow the links below to view: Video One: https://youtu.be/l2MhbobG0dA Video Two: https://youtu.be/ZUktENyrhI4 

Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Councillor Joy Bratherton (Councillor Hazel Faddes substituted) and Councillor Kathryn Flavell (Councillor Brian Puddicombe substituted).

11.

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 pre-determined any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

In the interest of openness and transparency:

 

·         in respect of application 20/1769C, Councillor Suzie Akers-Smith declared that as she was the Member who had called in this application, she would leave the virtual meeting prior to consideration of the application on the grounds of predetermination; and

 

·         in respect of applications 20/0921C and 20/0920C, Councillor John Wray noted one of the speakers registered to speak on both applications shared the same surname as him, however the speaker was not known to him in anyway.

 

Committee Members acknowledged receipt of correspondence via email directly relating to one of the applications ahead of the meeting.

 

12.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 1 July 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED-

 

That the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 1 July 2020 be approved as a correct and accurate record and signed by the Chairman.

13.

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 total period of 3 minutes is allocated for each of the planning applications for the following:

 

·                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.

14.

19/3667C- ALSAGER COURT, SANDBACH ROAD NORTH, CHURCH LAWTON, ST7 3RG: The demolition of a former care home and the construction of a new care home pdf icon PDF 435 KB

To consider the above planning application.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Liz Wardlaw, the Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor Neil Harper, from Church Lawton Parish Council and Kirsty Jane Pearce a Parish Resident attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED-

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

Due to the scale, height, massing and layout of the proposed development it would be overdominant and visually intrusive to adjoining residential properties contrary to policy SD2 of Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy and policy GR6 of the Congleton Borough Local Plan.

 

 

(This decision was contrary to the officers recommendation)

15.

19/4463C- LAND AT FORMER ALSAGER ARMS HOTEL, SANDBACH ROAD SOUTH, ALSAGER: Erection of a residential building comprising 18 self-contained one-bedroom specialised supported living apartments together with associated open space and car parking (Use Class C3). pdf icon PDF 460 KB

To consider the above planning application.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Rod Fletcher, the Ward Councillor, Sue Helliwell a Parish Resident and Michael Gilbert, Agent for the Applicant  attended the virtual 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 application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Standard Time

2.    Approved Plans

3.    External Material details to be submitted

4.    Landscape scheme to be submitted (hard and soft landscaping and boundary treatment)

5.    Landscape Implementation Scheme

6.    Existing and Proposed ground floor Levels, and finished floor level to be approved

7.    Submission of a Tree Protection Scheme

8.    Submission of a Tree Pruning Specification

9.    Submission of a Arb Method Statement

10.A detailed Drainage Strategy/design for surface water drainage

11.Construction Management Plan

12.Development to be carried out in accordance with the noise mitigation scheme

13.Submission of Residents Travel information Pack

14.Provision of Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure

15.Provision of Ultra Low Emission Boilers

16.Submission of Contamination Remediation scheme

17.Submission of a verification report in accordance with the remediation scheme

18.Prior approval of a soil contamination verification report

19.Development should stop if contamination is encountered

20.Bin and Scooter storage to be made available prior to first occupation

21.Supported Living condition

 

 

 

 

16.

20/0921C- 104, PORTREE DRIVE, HOLMES CHAPEL, CHESHIRE EAST, CW4 7JF: Proposal to increase the height of the brick pillars and install new quality feather edge timber fencing between the brick pillars along the right side garden wall pdf icon PDF 350 KB

To consider the above planning application.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Les Gilbert, the Ward Councillor, Alison Wray an Objector and Justine Biggs, the Applicant  attended the virtual 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 application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Approved Plans.

17.

20/0920C- 104, PORTREE DRIVE, HOLMES CHAPEL, CW4 7JF: Construction of a timber framed shed, timber framed gazebo and decked area. pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To consider the above planning application.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Les Gilbert, the Ward Councillor, Alison Wray an Objector and Justine Biggs, the Applicant  attended the virtual 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 application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Approved Plans

2. Within 28 days , a scheme to provide screening for the outbuilding hereby approved shall be provided  to the Arran Close elevation. The screening as approved shall be completed within 2 months and  thereafter be retained for as long as the building the subject of this permission is in situ.

 

18.

20/1769C- 71, MANCHESTER ROAD, CONGLETON, CW12 2HT: This application is for professional car valeting and hand carwash facility at existing vacant off Manchester Road, Congleton, CW12 2HT. pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider the above planning application.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Suzie Akers-Smith, the Ward Councillor and Member who had called in this application attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

The Committee noted that Councillor Akers-Smith left the meeting after speaking, thereby not listening or contributing to any of the debate on this application

 

RESOLVED-

 

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

 

1.    Commencement of development (3 years)

2.    Development in accord with approved plans

3.    Materials as application

4.    Opening hours excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays

5.    Contaminated land

6.    Drainage of foul and surface water

 

19.

Performance of the Planning Enforcement Service 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider the report of the Performance of the Planning Enforcement Service 2019-2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

RESOLVED-

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

Links to Meeting Recordings

The meeting of the Southern Planning Committee on the 5th August 2020 was recorded over two videos please follow the links below to view:

 

Video One: https://youtu.be/l2MhbobG0dA

Video Two: https://youtu.be/ZUktENyrhI4