Issue - decisions


03/03/2021 - 19/4578W-Change of use to mixed use for agriculture and as a waste transfer station/skip hire site, including the erection of a skip storage building, landscaping and associated works, Brookbank Farm, Bridge Lane, Goostrey for J Barber

Consideration was given to the above report.


Parish Councillor Paul Morgan, representing Goostey Parish Council, Councillor Andrew Kolker, the Ward Councillor, Dr Ken Morris, an objector and Lynn Jones, the agent for the applicant attended the virtual meeting and spoke in respect of the application).




That the application be refused for the following reason:-


It has not been demonstrated that the proposal is essential in order to expand or redevelop the business and cannot reasonably be located on a site within an existing settlement as per the requirements of CELPS policy EG1, EG2, CO1 and SD1; and as such it has not been demonstrated that the proposal falls within any of the exceptions set out in Policy PG 6 of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy and Policy PS8 of the Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review, for development in the Open Countryside.


In order to give proper effect to the Strategic Planning Board’s intent and without changing the substance of its decision, authority is delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Chairman (or in their absence the Vice Chairman) to correct any technical slip or omission in the resolution, before issue of the decision notice.


It was noted that the Board’s request for the enforcement team to look at the appropriateness of enforcement action as a matter of urgency should be included within the minutes.