Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions

Contact: Julie Zientek  Democratic Services Officer

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Items
No. Item

43.

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:

The following declarations were made in the interests of openness:

 

All Members of the Committee declared that they had received correspondence with regard to application number 18/5040N.

 

With regard to application number 18/5040N, Councillor J Clowes declared that she had no association with Clowes Developments (North West) Limited.

44.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

45.

18/5040N Land At Mill Street And, Lockitt Street, Crewe: Hybrid Planning Application comprising (1) Full Planning Application for the erection of two Class A1 retail units and one Class A1/A3 unit with associated car parking and servicing areas, access, landscaping and associated works, including relocation of electricity sub-station, following demolition of existing structures and (2) Outline Planning Application with all matters reserved except for access for the erection of up to 70 dwellings with associated infrastructure for M Freeman, Clowes Developments (North West) Limited pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the above planning application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Note: Councillor D Flude (Ward Councillor), Councillor B Roberts (Neighbouring Ward Councillor), Ms E Rawsthorne (objector), Ms H Faddes (supporter) and Mr R Hepwood (on behalf of the applicant) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.

 

Note: Mr C Smith had registered his intention to address the Committee on behalf of the applicant but did not speak.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application and a written update.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a) That, contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation for refusal, the application be APPROVED for the following reasons:

 

On the planning balance, there are material considerations which outweigh policies SE1, LPS1, SD1, SD2, SE6 and C04 of the Cheshire East Local Plan, Saved Policy S12.2 of the Crewe and Nantwich Local Plan, The Cheshire East Design Guide SPD, the Crewe Rail Gateway Adopted Development Brief and the NPPF, which include employment generation, economic benefit and the proposed development being in a sustainable location.

 

Taking all this into account, including all other material considerations, the Committee finds that the adverse impacts of granting planning permission would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the proposed development when assessed against policies of the Cheshire East Local Plan and the NPPF.

 

(b)  That approval be subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement to secure the following Heads of Terms:

 

S106

Amount

Triggers

Affordable Housing

Mix and tenure to be agreed with CEC Housing.

In accordance with phasing plan.

Health

Contribution to support the development of Millcroft and Earnswood Medical Centres using the below formula:

50% Prior to first occupation

50% at occupation of 35th dwelling

Public Open Space

 

Provision of Public Open Space of 40m2 per dwelling combined amenity green space and children and young person provision for off site provision for recreational facilities for young people and access improvements on Westminster Street as follows;

£3,000 per family dwelling

£1,500 per bed space in apartments for off site provision.

50% Prior to first occupation

50% at occupation of 35th dwelling

Education

Contribution to support school provision using the below formula:

12 x £11,919 x 0.91 = £130,155 (primary)

11 x £17,959 x 0.91 = £179,770 (secondary)

1 x £50,000 x 0.91 = £45,500 (SEN)

50% Prior to first occupation

50% at occupation of 35th dwelling

Highways

£7,000 highways contribution towards TRO on Lockitt Street

 

 

 

 

(c)  That authority be DELEGATED to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman of Southern Planning Committee, to agree conditions, including the following:

 

-       Landscaping scheme to include additional tree planting

-       A scheme for the provision of POS and a LEAP on the site

-       A scheme to recognise the site history

-       Details of a safe pedestrian/cycle route linking Crewe Station and the Town Centre

-       Further details of the access in and out of the site.

 

46.

18/4879N Northern Dairies, Groby Road, Crewe CW1 4PE: Change of use from Milk Dairy Storage and Distribution (B8) to metal fabrication company with associated workshops, offices and yard (B2) (re-submission of 18/1270N) for Mr Paul Carruthers, Pegasus Mechanical Installations Limited pdf icon PDF 632 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that this application had been withdrawn from the agenda prior to the meeting.

47.

18/3879N Ridley House Farm, Whitchurch Road, Ridley CW6 9RX: Conversion of the traditional barn into two residential units (Use Class C3) for Cheshire East Council pdf icon PDF 344 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application, a written update and an oral report of the site inspection.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)  That, for the reasons set out in the report and the written update, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Time (3 years)

2.    Plans

3.    Materials as per application (including timber windows)

4.    Removal of PD (A-E)

5.    Boundary treatment pre occupation

6.    Construction Management Plan

7.    Access to be hardstanding

8.    Breeding birds

9.    Ecological enhancement

10. Land contamination

11. Verification Report re: Remediation Strategy

12. Electric vehicle charging

13. Soil importation

14. Construction Amendment Plan

 

(b) That, in order to give proper effect to the Committee’s intentions and without changing the substance of the decision, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman (or in his absence the Vice Chairman) of Southern Planning Committee, to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, before issue of the decision notice.

48.

17/4974N Land Off Crewe Road, Haslington CW1 5RT: Reserved matters application for details relating to appearance, layout, scale and landscaping for 13 new residential dwellings following outline approval application reference 13/5248N for c/o Trafford Housing Trust Developments Ltd pdf icon PDF 588 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Note: Prior to consideration of this application, the meeting was adjourned for a short break.

 

Mr M Riley (objector) attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on this matter.

 

The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)  That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Accordance with the conditions on the outline permission

2.    Approved plans

3.    Details of materials to be submitted

4.    Compliance with the landscape planting proposals drawing

5.    Compliance with the drainage strategy

6.    Incorporation of features suitable for House Sparrow

7.    Ecological mitigation measures 

8.    Submission and approval of levels

9.    Remove PD for extensions and outbuildings on certain plots (authority is DELEGATED to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman of Southern Planning Committee, to agree the plot numbers)

 

(b) That, in order to give proper effect to the Committee’s intentions and without changing the substance of the decision, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chairman (or in his absence the Vice Chairman) of Southern Planning Committee, to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, before issue of the decision notice.