Agenda item

18/3672M-Outline application (with all matters reserved for future approval) for a residential-led (Use Class C3) development, including a local centre comprising of retail, residential and community uses (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, D1 and C3 uses); a mixed residential use area to allow for residential dwellings (C3 Use Class), a Hotel (C1 Use Class), and/or a Residential Care Home (C2 Use Class); alongside any associated recreational space, car parking, cycle parking, landscaping, and other works for all proposed uses, Tatton Bluebell Village, Land East of Manchester Road, Knutsford for Mrs Rachel Wilbraham, Tatton Estate Management Ltd

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Councillor T Dean, the Ward Councillor, Debbie Jamison, an objector, Brian Chaplin, representing the five Knutsford Community Groups, supporting and Sebastian Tibenham, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




That, except for the Public House (Use Class A4) and Hotel (Use Class C1), 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:-





Affordable Housing


(65% Affordable Rent / 35%


In accordance with phasing plan. No more than 80% open market occupied prior to affordable provision in each phase.


£182,000 SEN

50% Prior to first


50% at occupation of 50% of dwellings


£302,400 to additional GP provision in Knutsford. (amount based on occupancy)

50% Prior to first


50% at occupation of 50% of dwellings

Indoor Recreation

£52,000 – Knutsford Leisure Centre

Prior to First Occupation

Recreation Open Space

(£1000 per market dwelling

and £500 per 1 / 2 bed

market apartment). Plus additional contribution depending on the nature of the commercial floor space brought forward

50% Prior to first


50% at occupation of 50% of dwellings

Public Open Space

Management Company for future maintenance

As per website s106 Agreement precedent


Scheme for improvement to Allotments on Mereheath Lane and future maintenance.

On first occupation

Landscaping to North

Scheme for landscaping buffer on land to the north of the site and future maintenance.

On first occupation

Travel Plan Monitoring


On first occupation


And subject to the following conditions:-


1.         Standard contaminated land condition

2.         Importation of soil

3.         Unexpected contamination

4.         Time period to implement permission

5.         Approve reserved matters details

6.         Plans

7.         details of surface water drainage

8.         Submission and implementation of Travel Plan

9.         submit arboricultural impact assessment

10.       levels

11.       submission of design code

12.       Construction environment management plan

13.       Wildlife lighting scheme

14.       Ecological enhancement strategy

15.       Landscape and habitat management plan

16.       boundary details

17.       Provision of Electric Vehicle Charging Points

18.       Noise Impact Assessment,

19.       implement landscaping scheme

20.       The development hereby approved shall include a total of no more than 275 residential dwellings (Use Class C2 and C3) of which no more than 250 shall fall within C3 Use Class.  C2 units to no more than 50

21.       details of materials

22.       details of play area

23.       retention of hedgerows

24.       submission of heritage impact assessment.

25.       broadband

26.       Details and implementation of cycle way and footpath

27.       The proposed local centre/parade of shops hereby approved shall comprise of no more than 1,000 sq m gross of A1 retail floorspace. No individual retail unit shall be more than 450 sq m gross. The convenience goods floorspace in any one retail unit should not exceed 280 sq m net.

28.       Restriction in D1 uses and floor space

29.       Submit updated bat survey at reserved matters

30.       scheme for archaeological works

31.       Implement Great Crested Newt mitigation

32.       No tree removal during the bird nesting season

33.       Details of a secure boundary with the adjoining football clubs

34.       The section of the site in the Protected Open Space should be used as playing pitch or remain in agricultural/horticultural use

35.       Improvements at Canoute Place implement before occupation of 100 houses or 1000m2 of commercial floor space

36.       Improvements at Toft Rd / A537 junction implement before occupation of 100 houses or 1000m2 of commercial floor space

37.       Improvements at Hollow Lane / A537 junction - implement before occupation of 100 houses or 1000m2 of commercial floor space

38.       The development hereby approved does not include the public house (Class A4) or hotel (Class C1) applied for


In the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Board’s

decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions / informatives / planning

obligations or reasons for approval/refusal) prior to the decision being issued,

the Head of Planning (Regulation) delegated authority to do so in consultation

with the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Board, provided that the changes

do not exceed the substantive nature of the Board’s decision.


(The following item was considered after Minute No.97.  Councillors D Brown

and P Groves left the meeting and did not return).

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