Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams. View directions

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

Link: Meeting Recording

Items
No. Item

40.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillor Laura Smith, Councillor Hazel

Faddes attended the meeting as a substitute.

41.

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:

Several Members of the Committee advised they had received an email from the agent in respect of item number five: 20/3436N 414 Newcastle Road, Shavington, CW2 5JF, but had not engaged with the agent in any way.

42.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the virtual meeting held on 25 November 2020 be approved as a correct and accurate record and signed by the Chairman.

43.

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.

44.

20/3436N 414 Newcastle Road, Shavington, CW2 5JF pdf icon PDF 728 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Councillor Janet Clowes, the adjacent Ward Councillor, attended the virtual meeting and spoke on behalf of the application).

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be REFUSED for the

following reasons:

 

Refuse for the following reasons:

 

1)    The application site is located within the Open Countryside and outside of the Shavington Settlement Boundary. The application is not supported by an up-to-date Housing Needs Survey to identify the need within this Parish. Furthermore, a development of 40 affordable units would exceed the threshold criteria of 10 units identified by Policy SC6. The proposed development would cause harm to the open countryside and be contrary to Policy SC6 and PG6 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, Policy HOU1 of the Shavington Neighbourhood Plan and the NPPF.

 

2)    There is a minor roost of Bats within one of the buildings to be demolished as part of this proposed development and this proposed development would result in a Low Level adverse impact on this species as a result of the loss of the roost and the risk of any bats present on site being killed or injured during the construction process. The proposed development fails two of the tests contained within the Habitats Directive and as a result would also be contrary to Policies NE.9 of the Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan 2011 and SE 3 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy and guidance contained within the NPPF.

 

3)    The design and layout of the proposed development is considered to be poor and fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of the area. As a result, the proposal would not make a positive contribution to the area and would be contrary to Policy SE1 of the CELPS, The Cheshire East Design Guide and Policy HOU4 of the Shavington Neighbourhood Plan and the requirements of the NPPF.

 

4)    The proposed development would not provide any public open space and there is a shortfall of provision within the Parish of Shavington. Therefore, the proposed development does not represent a sustainable form of development and is contrary to Page 33 Policies SE6 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy and COM3 of the Shavington Neighbourhood Plan and the NPPF. In order to give proper effect to the Board`s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Planning and Enforcement Manager in consultation with the Chair (or in their absence the Vice Chair) to correct any technical slip or omission in the resolution, before issue of the decision notice.

 

 

Should the application be the subject of an appeal agreement is given to enter into a S106 Agreement with the following Heads of Terms;

 

S106

Amount

Triggers

Affordable Housing

100% affordable housing

In accordance with details to be submitted and approved.

 

Health

£36,900

To be paid prior to first occupation of the development.

 

Education Contribution

 

 

£98,056 towards secondary education

 

To be paid prior  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

20/2857C Little Moss Lane, Scholar Green pdf icon PDF 605 KB

To consider the above application.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the above application.

 

(Mr. Matthew Pardoe, the Agent for the Applicant attended the virtual meeting and spoke on behalf of the application).

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, for the reasons set out in the report, the application be APPROVED for the following reasons:

 

Approve for the following reasons:

 

1)    Standard time

2)    Approved Plans

3)    Breeding birds – timing of works

4)    Ecological Enhancement Strategy

5)    Tree/Hedgerow Protection to be submitted and approved

6)    Submission and approval of a drainage strategy

7)    Land levels in accordance with the approved plans

8)    Compliance with acoustic mitigation measures

9)    Electric Vehicle Charging points

10)Details of any soils imported onto the site

11)Works to stop if any unexpected contamination is discovered

12)Boundary Treatment to be submitted and approved

13)Landscape Scheme (including replacement hedgerow planting) to be submitted and approved

14)Landscaping implementation

15)Materials to be submitted

16)Remove Permitted Development Rights – Extensions, Outbuildings and Roof Alterations

17)Construction and Environment Management Plan to be submitted and approved

18)Land Stability Assessment to be submitted and approved

19)Retention of the existing hedgerows and removal of permitted developments to replace with walls or fences

20)Cycle parking details to be submitted and approved.

 

In order to give proper effect to the Board`s/Committee’s intentions and without changing the substance of the decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning (Regulation), in consultation with the Chair (or in his absence the Vice Chair) of Southern Planning Committee, to correct any technical slip or omission in the wording of the resolution, between approval of the minutes and issue of the decision notice.