Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Board
Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

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

Note: The meeting of the Strategic Planning Board on the 26th August 2020 was recorded over two videos please follow the links below to view: Video One: https://youtu.be/JOl3urlQ3RE Video Two: https://youtu.be/94l6TyZfuq4 

Items
No. Item

15.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Groves.

16.

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 19/5934N, Councillor S Edgar declared that he was the Parish and Ward Councillor, however had not been consulted on the application or pre-determined it.

 

In respect of application 20/1709N, Councillor S Edgar declared that he had pre-determined the application and therefore would leave the virtual meeting prior to its consideration.

 

In the interest of openness n respect of application 19/4759M, Councillor D Jefferay declared that he had taken part in a pre-application meeting last year and that he had advised via email a representative of the agent who to contact at Wilmslow High School also copying Cheshire East Council in.  He had also correspondence on a different matter with the representative of the agent however her not discussed the application or pre-determined it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/5934N, Councillor S Hogben declared that he was a non-Executive Director of ANSA who had been consulted on the application, however he had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/5934N, Councillor M Hunter declared that he was a non-Executive Director of ANSA who had been consulted on the application, however he had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In respect of item 8-Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document, Councillor M Hunter declared that he had pre-determined the application and therefore would leave the virtual meeting prior to its consideration.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of application 20/1709N, Councillor L Smetham declared that she was a member of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust who had been consulted on the application, however she had not discussed the application or made any comments on it.

 

In the interest of openness in respect of item 8-Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document, Councillor S Gardiner declared that he was a former employee of Barton Whilmore, the company referred to by the officer in his presentation and was also a member of their pension scheme.

17.

Minutes of the Previous Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes as a correct record of the virtual meeting held on 29 July 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 29 July 2020 be approved as a correct and signed by the Chairman.

18.

Public Speaking-Virtual Meeting

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.

19.

19/5934N - Phase 1 Basford East Land, DAVID WHITBY WAY, WESTON: Approval of Reserved Matters following Outline Approval 14/4025N - Outline application for the erection of upto 490 residential dwellings and a primary school - 2000m2 (D1) a pumping station, substation, recreational open space, ecological mitigation area, internal access routes, ground modeling and drainage works, parking provision, footpaths, cycle routes, landscaping and associated works including details of access at the Basford East site Crewe pdf icon PDF 533 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Parish Councillor J Cornell representing Weston & Basford Parish Council and Rob Loughenbury, Director of Strategy, representing the applicant attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be deferred for more detailed plans of house types/character, greater clarity of future school proposals/drop off area and numbers on roll, further consideration of traffic calming adjacent to the school, consideration of a different access to serve the school and a further review by the officer who dealt with the character assessment.

 

(The virtual meeting was adjourned from 1.00pm until 1.30pm for lunch.  Councillor A Critchley left the virtual meeting and did not return).

20.

19/4759M - Land To The West Of, PENDLETON WAY, WILMSLOW: Outline application with all matters reserved except for access for the erection of up to 17,162m2 of B1 office floorspace and ancillary amenity space, car parking, cycle hub, landscaping and associated infrastructure pdf icon PDF 440 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

1.            Time Limit.

2.         Development in accord with approved plan.

3.        Submission of reserved matters.

4.         Limitation on use (B1) removal of permitted development rights to other use classes.

5.         A construction management plan to be submitted prior to commencement.

6.        Refuse storage facilities to be provided as part of reserved matters.

7.        Submission of materials.

8.         Submission of a scheme at the reserved matters stage showing that 10% of the energy required is from decentralised and renewable or low carbon sources, unless it is demonstrated robustly that this is unfeasible.

9.        Low emission Travel Plan.

10.     Restriction of floorspace to 17,162 square metres.

11.      Network Rail – trespass proof fencing details to be submitted.

12.      Network Rail – details of scaffolding works within 10m of railway boundary to be submitted.

13.      Network Rail – vibro-impact works risk assessment and method statement to be submitted.

14.      Surface Water Drainage Scheme to be submitted.

15.      Full details of ground levels, earthworks and excavations details to be submitted.

16.      A sustainable drainage management and maintenance plan for the lifetime of the development to be submitted to include a preference for open water SUDS.

 

17.      Surface Water Drainage Scheme to be submitted.

 

18.       Foul and surface water shall be drained on separate systems.

 

19.      Plant Noise Emission Limits in acoustic report to be implemented.

 

20.      Electric Vehicle Charging Points.

 

21.      Low Emission Boilers to be installed.

 

22.      Phase II Ground Investigation Report to be submitted.

 

23.      Contaminated land verification report to be prepared.

 

24.      Soil to be tested prior to importation onto site.

 

25.      Grampian condition to ensure biodiversity net gain on offsite area identified on blue line plan. Detailed Habitat Creation and Management Plan to be submitted.

 

26.      Updated badger survey is carried out no more than 3 months prior to the commencement of works.

 

27.      Breeding Birds survey prior to the removal of any vegetation.

 

28.      Hedgehog Survey to be submitted prior to the removal of any vegetation.

 

29.      Reserved matters application should be supported by details of proposed lighting scheme.

 

30.      Any future reserved matters application to include a strategy for Incorporation of features to enhance biodiversity value of the development.

 

31.      Any future reserved matters application to include a method statement to protect the watercourse as a wildlife corridor.

 

32.      Scheme for the protection of retained trees to be submitted with any reserved matters application.

 

33.      Grampian condition pedestrian/cycle infrastructure to be implemented prior to commencement of development.

 

34.      Offsite works on Prestbury Road to be carried out as identified in transport assessment. 

 

35.      Access to the site to be provided prior to occupation.

 

36.      Details of cycle parking facilities to be provided as part of any reserved matters application.

 

37.       The development hereby approved shall be used as B1 and for no  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

20/1709N - A500 NEWCASTLE ROAD, BARTHOMLEY: Dualling of the existing 3.3km stretch of the A500 between Junction 16 & Meremoor Moss Roundabout (Resubmission of planning permission ref. 18/3766N including proposed amendments to the approved design) pdf icon PDF 326 KB

To consider the above planning application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Mary Addison, the Ward Councillor, Parish Councillor Teresa Clerk, Chairman of Barthomley Parish Council, Parish Councillor John Cornell, representing Weston and Basford and Weston Parish Council, and Andrew Marginson, representing the applicant attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be delegated to Head of Planning in consultation with the Chairman of Strategic Planning Board to approve subject to confirming the final amount of biodiversity off-setting with Ecology officers.

 

And subject to referral to the Secretary of State.

 

And subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.         Time limit

2.         Plans

3.         Materials

4.         Drainage strategy

5.         Contaminated land

6.         Remediation strategy

7.         Verification report

8.         Ongoing contamination

9.         Foundation Design / Piling

10.       Management scheme of the PROW

11.       Landscaping scheme provided

12.       Landscaping scheme implementation

13.       Tree Protection measures

14.       Retention of existing trees/shrubs

15.       Detailed tree felling / pruning specification 

16.       Programme of archaeological work

17.       Full design and construction details of any required improvements to M6 junction 16

18.       Carried out in accordance with the Flood Risk Assessment

19.       Construction Management Plan

20.       Wildlife friendly lighting scheme

21.       Implementation of the proposed ecology scheme/measures in accordance with the Environmental Master Plans included with the Addendum ES.

22.       Submission of a traffic management plan

23.       Liaison Committee with Parishes to be established for construction phase

24. Submission of ecological mitigation and compensation method statement, informed by the ES produced in support of the application, which includes:

Ø  Construction mitigation method statement is respect of safeguarding of the Town House Farm Wetland and Monneley Meadows Potential Local Wildlife Sites

Ø  Habitat creation method statement for species rich and marshy grassland.

Ø  Specification for the re-establishment of in channel vegetation in the watercourses affected by the proposed development.

Ø  Water vole mitigation and compensation strategy including de-culverting works and detailed design for habitat creation.

Ø  Submission of detailed mitigation method statement of the removal of trees supporting bat roosts.

Ø  Detailed design of new wildlife ponds.

Ø  Timing of works to safeguard nesting birds

Ø  Pre-commencement badger survey and submission of resided mitigation strategy.

Ø  Detailed design for culverts to maximise permeability by wildlife including bats, water vole and otter.

Ø  Submission of Construction Environmental Management plan to include: dust mitigation measures, restriction of working hours to avoid night time working, appointment of an on-site ecological clerk of works.

Ø  Provision of Wych Elm as a food plant for White Letter hairstreak

Ø  Inclusion of planting of larger specimen trees on southern side of carriageway at Bat Crossing Point 5 to form bat hop over.

Ø  Detailed planting specification for delivery of tall woodland planting where the road is at grade or within an embankment to function as a deterrent to low flying barn owls and for bat hop overs.

 

Ø  Submission and implementation of a 25 year habitat management plan and ecological monitoring strategy. For the avoidance of doubt this plan to include  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 818 KB

To consider the above report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above report.

 

(Councillor M Hunter attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the item).

 

Councillor M Hunter requested that the document be amended to include the provision of a marina for up to 50 berths.  The Board considered this request and agreed to the amendment.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    The Board considered and noted the comments made on the final draft of the Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework SPD and the corresponding modifications proposed as set out in the Report of Consultation (Appendix 1).

2.    That Cabinet be recommended to adopt the Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework (Masterplan) (Appendix 2) as Supplementary Planning Document subject to any reference within the document to the provision of a circa 20-berth marina being amended to the provision of a marina for up to 50 berths.