Agenda item

19/1371N-Outline application for the development of up to 400 residential units (Use Class C3) and associated infrastructure and open space, Land Off, Minshull New Road, Leighton, Crewe for Mr M Thompson, Engine of the North Ltd

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.




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


1.    Outline – matters to be reserved

2.    Outline – timescales

3.    Approved plans

4.    Phasing plan

5.    Materials

6.    Landscaping

7.    Landscape implementation

8.    Submission of an AIA at reserved matters stage

9.    Tree/hedgerow protection plan

10.Development to be carried out in accordance with the approved FRA

11.Submission of a detailed strategy/design limiting surface water runoff

12.Surface water rates and outfall locations to be agreed

13.Foul and surface water on separate systems

14.Implementation of the NW Crewe Package before first occupation

15.Implementation of highways infrastructure prior to occupation

16.Future RM application to provide unimpeded access to adjacent development to the north

17.Construction/Environmental Management plan

18.Travel plan

19.Public Rights of Way Management Scheme and signage to be agreed

20.Electric vehicle infrastructure

21.Ultra Low Emission Boilers

22.Phase II ground investigation

23.Verification report

24.Soils assessment

25.Unexpected contamination

26.Reserved matters applications to be supported by an updated badger survey and mitigation strategy.

27.Submission of a wildlife friendly lighting scheme with reserved matters applications.

28.Submission of a detailed strategy for the delivery and 25 year management of the habitat creation measures detailed on the submitted Ecological Mitigation Plan (drawing reference G7362.020A prepared by TEP) with the relevant reserved matters application. The strategy to include compensatory hedgerow planting for any hedgerows lost.

29.Each reserved matters application to be supported by proposals for the incorporation of features including, bird (swift, house sparrow) and bat boxes, hedgehog domes, brash and log piles, gaps in garden fences for hedgehog and native species planting,

30.Submission and implementation of 25 year habitat management plan with any subsequent reserved matters application.

31.Retention of all trees with bat roost potential unless otherwise agreed by the Council at the reserved matters a stage.

32.Retention of hedgerows (H7 and H9) on submitted plans as important hedgerows.

33.Updated barn owl survey to be undertaken. The survey should include buildings B14, B31 and B39.



36.Urban design coding submitted as part of RM submission in line with the Cheshire East Design Guide.

37.*Requirement to enter into a Section 106 Agreement securing the following:-





Affordable Housing


20% (65% Affordable Rent

/ 35% Intermediate)

In accordance with phasing

plan to be submitted at the

reserved matters stage.


No more than 80% open

market occupied prior to affordable

provision in each phase.





50% upon first occupation


upon 25% occupation





50% paid upon

commencement of

development and the

remaining 50% paid upon completion of

90% of the dwellings.

Indoor recreation



On first occupation

Outdoor recreation


Private Management Co.

On first occupation

Public Open Space


Private Management Co.

On first occupation

Highways contribution

Towards NWCP

£5,500 per dwelling


(£5,500 x 400 units =


1/2 on 1st occupation


1/2 on 200th unit.

but in any event all of the

commuted sum to be paid by

a fixed point/date in the development

Highways contribution

To Leighton Hospital



On first occupation

Travel Plan Monitoring


On first occupation

S106 contributions

 subject to overage



To ensure additional profits

over and above those

expected are captured


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 has 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.


(During consideration of the application, Councillor A Farrall arrived to the virtual meeting and therefore did not take part in debate or vote on the application.  Councillors R Moreton and P Redstone lost connection during consideration of the application and therefore also did not take part in the rest of the debate or vote on the application.  Prior to consideration of the following item, the virtual meeting was adjourned for a short break).


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