Agenda item

20/1970M-Full planning application for residential development (Use Class C3) with associated infrastructure, landscaping and access, Walled Garden and Kitchen Garden, Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley for Jones Homes (North West) Limited and Alderley Park Limited

To consider the above application.


Consideration was given to the above application.


(Parish Councillor J Shufflebottom, representing Nether Alderley Parish Council, John Groves, representing a number of objectors and Gary Halman, the agent for the applicant attended the meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




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


·         Profits to be re invested in life science development;

·         Education contribution of £273,859;

·         15% affordable housing to be provided on site under the established Life Science Employee Housing Scheme or an updated Scheme that could be extended to other Alderley Park employees.


And subject to the following conditions:-


1.       Standard 3 year consent

2.       Approved Plans

3.    Approval of materials for both dwellings and hard and soft landscape features, including sample brickwork panel for each site including samples of detailing brickwork for the walled garden units, and working drawings and samples for ALL elements of detail on the exterior of new buildings    

4.       Landscaping including details of the woodland management and new native planting within the Kitchen Garden woodland buffer. All hardscape to be in natural materials unless otherwise agreed.

5.       Implementation of landscaping

6.       Boundary treatment including design details for all proposed walls, fences, railings and gates

7.       Soils management scheme to be submitted and approved

8.       Landscape Management Plan for a minimum period of 20 years period

9.      Tree Protection and Construction Specification / Method Statement

10.  Development to be in accordance with the Great Crested Newt Reasonable Avoidance measures

11.     Updated badger survey to be submitted and approved

12.     Method statement for the safeguarding of the LWS/ancient woodland

13.     Development to accord with the Flood Risk Assessment

14.     Submission of a detailed strategy / design, ground investigation, and associated management / maintenance plan for the drainage of the site

15.     Separate drainage systems for foul and surface water

16.     CEMP to include measures to minimise impacts from dust and noise on the adjacent Local Wildlife Site.

17.   Lighting to be agreed. It is also strongly suggested there should be no column-based lighting in this scheme.  Any high-level lighting should be building mounted.

18.     Travel information pack to be submitted and approved

19.     Electrical vehicle infrastructure to be submitted and approved

20.     Approval of a contaminated land remediation strategy

21.     Contaminated land verification report to be submitted and approved

22.     Soil tests for contamination to be submitted and approved

23.    Measures to deal with unexpected contamination

24.   Full details of existing and proposed levels and contours to be submitted and approved

25.     Safeguarding of nesting birds

26.     Provision of gaps in fences for hedgehogs.

27.     Submission of details for the fencing of and safeguarding of the proposed 10m buffer adjacent to the Alderley Park LWS.

28.     Submission of detailed planting specification for the 10m buffer adjacent to the Alderley Park LWS.

29.    Removal of domestic Permitted Development rights

30.     Submission and implementation of a habitat creation, habitat management and ecological monitoring strategy


In the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Committee’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) has delegated authority to do so in consultation with the Chairman of the Northern Planning Committee, provided that the changes do not exceed the substantive nature of the Committee’s decision.


(During consideration of the application the meeting was adjourned for a short break.  Prior to consideration of the following item the meeting was adjourned for a short break).

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