Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Tel: 01270 686462 Email:  sarah.baxter@cheshireeast.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

None.

2.

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 application 16/3829W, Councillor S Gardiner declared that he was a personal friend and colleague of Councillor J Clowes who was speaking on the application, however had not discussed the application with her.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/0901C, Councillor S Gardiner declared that he knew, by profession, Jon Suckley who was the agent for the applicant and who was speaking on the application, however he had not discussed the application nor had he made any comments.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 16/3829W, Councillor S Edgar declared that he was the Ward and Parish Councillor for the area.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of applications 19/3951W, 16/3829W and 20/0909C, Councillor S Edgar declared that he was the Chairman of the Public Rights of Way Committee who had been a consultee on the applications, however he had not discussed any of the applications.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 16/3829W, Councillor P Groves declared that he was a personal friend and colleague friend and colleague of Councillor J Clowes who was speaking on the application, however had not discussed the application with her.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/0901C, Councillor M Hunter declared that he was the Ward and Town Councillor for the area.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 26 February 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 February 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

4.

Public Speaking-Virtual Meetings

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 Strategic Planning Board

·         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 Strategic Planning Board and are not the Ward Member

·         Objectors

·         Supporters

·         Applicants

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the public speaking procedure be noted.

5.

19/3951W-South western extension to silica sand workings, along with revisions to the development programme and restoration scheme approved under permission 09/2291W, Arclid Quarry, Congleton Road, Arclid for Mr David Robinson, Archibald Bathgate Group pdf icon PDF 1012 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Mr Laverick attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That for the reasons set out in the report and in the written update to the Board, the application be approved subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement securing the following:-

 

a)    the provision of 10 year habitat management for the proposed north western and south western blocks in accordance with the detailed aftercare scheme required by this permission which will be implemented following completion of the 5 year statutory aftercare required by this permission; along with the continuation of the existing 15 year management on all other areas of the site as approved under 09/2291W;

b)    annual monitoring and reporting of protected and Cheshire BAP species during the 15 year aftercare and management plan period,

c)    Provision of scheme for permissive footpaths to include location, type, timescale to be agreed with LPA; and footpath maintenance and management during the 15 year aftercare and management plan period for any diverted routes

d)    The replacement of permission 09/2291W and the associated Section 106 Agreement with permission 19/3951W and its associated Section 106 Agreement.

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1. development shall be carried out in accordance with all relevant conditions attached to 09/2291W except where superseded by this permission.

 

Reason: for the purposes of clarity

 

2.         Commencement

The development hereby approved shall be commenced within 3 years from the date of this decision notice.

 

Reason: To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act and to enable the Local Planning Authority to set a commencement date for monitoring and triggering the timetable for the programme of other conditions, schemes and management plans. To enable the Local Planning Authority to observe and confirm commencement.

 

3.         Approved Plans

The development hereby approved shall be carried out in full accordance with the approved plans, documents and schemes submitted unless modified by the conditions attached to this permission set out below. These are:

 

The Written Statement and Environmental Statement, including Figures and Appendices

Plan no. ABG/SWE/01 – Arclid Quarry Location Plan

Plan no. ABG/SWE/02 – Application Site

Plan no. ABG/SWE/03 – Site Environs

Plan no. ABG/SWE/04 – Location and Summary of Boreholes

Plan no. ABG/SWE/05 – Outline Working Scheme

Plan no. ABG/SWE/06 – Diversions of Footpaths & Electricity Lines

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07a – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07b – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07c – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07d – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07e – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07f – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07g – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07h – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/07i – Programme of Working and Progressive Restoration

Plan no. ABG/SWE/08 – Restoration Masterplan

Plan no. ABG/SWE/09 – Restoration Masterplan: Cross Sections

Plan no. ABG/SWE/10 – Cross  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

16/3829W-Improvement of land via removal of previously deposited ash/clinker, and restoration to agricultural and equestrian after use via importation and placement of inert and soil-forming material (including ancillary works), Casey Lane Stables, Casey Lane, Basford, Cheshire for Mr Barrie Garratt pdf icon PDF 355 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor J Clowes, the neighbouring Ward Councillor and Parish Councillor J Cornell, representing Weston and Basford Parish Council attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be refused for the following reasons:-

 

1.    Significant areas of land within the application site lie within the limits of land subject to HS2 Safeguarding Directions. The proposed development would therefore prejudice the ability to deliver and operate HS2 Phase 2a and is therefore contrary to the requirements of Policy CO 2 (Enabling Business Growth through Transport and Infrastructure) of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy.

 

2.    Several of the ecological reports submitted with the application are now out of date and cannot be relied upon to support the application. Insufficient information is therefore available relating to protected species and habitats in order to assess adequately the impact of the proposed development.  In the absence of this information, it has not been possible to demonstrate that the proposal would comply with Development Plan policies, in particular Policy SE 3 (Biodiversity & Geodiversity) of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, Policies 12 (Impact of Development Proposals) and 17 (Natural Environment) of the Cheshire Replacement Waste Local Plan and Policies NE.5 (Nature Conservation & Habitats) and NE.9 (Protected Species) of the Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan and other material considerations.

 

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 Chairman (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) of Strategic Planning Board, to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, between approval of the minutes and issue of the decision notice.

 

(During consideration of the application, Councillor R Moreton left the meeting and did not return.  Prior to consideration of the following application, the meeting was adjourned for a short break).

7.

20/0901C-Part full/part outline application proposing: 1: Full planning application for an employment development (Use Class B2 & B8 with ancillary Use Class B1 floorspace), and security gatehouse and weighbridge, the provision of associated infrastructure, including a substation, plant, pumping station, service yards, car and HGV parking, cycle and waste storage, landscaping, ecological enhancement area, drainage attenuation, access from Erf Way and re-alignment of the River Croco tributary. 2: Outline planning application for an employment development (Use Class B2 & B8 with ancillary Use Class B1 floorspace) with all detailed matters except for access reserved for future determination, Phase 4B and 1B Ma6nitude,, Off Erf Way, Middlewich for Magnitude Land LLP & Swizzels Matlow Ltd pdf icon PDF 454 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Jon Suckley, the agent for the applicant attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Strategic Planning Board to approve subject to resolving the objections from the Environment Agency; receipt of comments from the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA); clarification of the electrical charging provision requirements and meeting policy SE9 on renewable energy provision and subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement securing the following:-

 

Highways - Contribute to the Middlewich Eastern Bypass or A54 Corridor/Leadsmithy Street corridor improvements based on a payment of £30 per sq m GIA to be paid in four instalments prior to occupation of:-

 

 

• Plot 4B phase 1;

• Plot 4B phase 2

• Plot 4B phase 3; and

• Plot 1B

 

And Ecology – Biodiversity offset payment as follows:-

 

Prior to the commencement of development a scheme for offsetting

biodiversity impacts on the site shall be submitted to and approved by the

local planning authority. The proposed offsetting scheme shall include:

• Details of the offset requirements of the development in accordance

with the current Defra biodiversity metric, which has been calculated to

comprise 8.5 units conservation credits of grassland;

• The identification of a receptor site or sites which generate a minimum

8.5 units available conservation credits;

• The provision of evidence of arrangements that secures the delivery of

the offsetting scheme;

• A management and monitoring plan (which shall include for the

provision and maintenance of such offsetting measures for a period of not

less than 25 years from commencement of development)

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

FULL APPLICATION:

 

1. 3 Year start date

2. Approved plans/documents

3. Materials

4. Landscaping

5. Landscape maintenance

6. Arboricultural Impact Assessment

7. Tree Retention/Protection

8. Levels

9. Electric vehicle infrastructure

10. Ultra Low Emission Boiler(s)

11. Importation of soils

12. Contaminated land assessment (Phase II)

13. Contaminated land verification report

14. Measures to deal with unexpected contamination

15. Foul and surface water on separate systems

16. Surface water drainage

17. Tree felling under supervision (Bats)

18. Lighting (Amenity & Bats)

19. Updated Otter survey

20. Bird nesting season

21. Ecological mitigation measures

22. 25 Year habitat management plan

23. PROW Management scheme

 

OUTLINE APPLICATION:

 

1. Outline timescales

2. Approved plans/documents

3. Materials

4. Landscaping

5. Landscape maintenance

6. Arboricultural Impact Assessment

7. Tree Retention/Protection

8. Levels

9. Electric vehicle infrastructure

10. Ultra-Low Emission Boiler(s)

11. Importation of soils

12. Contaminated land assessment (Phase II)

13. Contaminated land verification report

14. Measures to deal with unexpected contamination

15. Foul and surface water on separate systems

16. Surface water drainage

17. Tree felling under supervision (Bats)

18. Lighting (Amenity & Bats)

19. Updated Otter survey

20. Bird nesting season

21. Ecological mitigation measures

22. 25 Year habitat management plan

23. PROW Management scheme

 

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