Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 2nd October, 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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No. Item


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.


In the interests of openness, Councillors P Butterill, J Bratherton J Rhodes and S Akers Smith declared that they had received a telephone call regarding application number 18/5510N.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2019.


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


18/5510N Land Off Sydney Road, Crewe: Development of 40 affordable dwellings, the creation of a new vehicle and pedestrian access from Sydney Road, internal shared surface roads, car parking, landscaping and public open space for Galliford Try Partnerships pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the above planning application.


Note: Ms L Robertson attended the meeting and addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant.


The Committee considered a report regarding the above planning application.




(a)     That, contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation for approval, the application be REFUSED for the following reason:


          It is considered that the harm to the Open Countryside is not outweighed by the benefits of the proposed development, given its poor layout and design resulting in the lack of satisfactory opportunities for children’s play. The development is therefore deemed to be contrary to Policies PG6 (Open Countryside), SE1 (Design), SC3 (Health and Wellbeing), SD1 (Sustainable Development in Cheshire East), and SD2 (Sustainable Development Principles) of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, and saved Policy RT3 of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan 2011.


(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 Development Management, following 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.


(c)     That, should this application be subject to an appeal, approval be given to enter into a S106 Agreement with the following Heads of Terms:





Affordable Housing


100% affordable  Housing



Prior to occupation and in accordance with submitted details   








To be  paid prior to first occupation   

Private management of Public Open Space



Prior to first occupation




To be  paid prior to first occupation


Ecology – Habitat  Creation  





To be  paid prior to first occupation  




19/2938C Hawthorn Cottage, Harvey Road, Congleton CW12 2PS: Outline Application for the Refurbishment of Hawthorn Cottage, Canal Side Farm and the Erection of 35 No. Dwellings. The Formation of a New Vehicle and Pedestrian Access from Gordale Close for Mr David Poyner, Davico Properties UK Ltd pdf icon PDF 980 KB

To consider the above planning application.


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


19/3307N Boot and Slipper, Long Lane, Wettenhall: Erection of 4 Dwellings for E Atkinson, Commercial Development Projects Ltd pdf icon PDF 467 KB

To consider the above planning application.


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