Planning Committee

Fri 1st May 2020, 10:00am

Responds to the planning applications within Macclesfield as a statutory consultee.

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Planning Committee Agenda 1st May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and in line with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting will be held remotely, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Agenda for the meeting on 1st May 2020 at 10am

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 29/04/20. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 29/04/20.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 28th February 2020

Action: To consider the draft minutes as a true record of the meeting

4. Matters Arising From the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

Application No: 19/3097M

Proposal: Reserved Matters application for the erection of 134no. dwellings, vehicular access, roads and footways, hard and soft landscaping, drainage and other associated works following outline approval 17/4277M

Location: Land Between Chelford Road And Whirley Road, Henbury

Application No: 20/1442M

Proposal: Extension to existing residential building to form 17no. new apartments. Alterations to shop front previously approved under 18/6076M.

Location: Craven House, CHURCHILL WAY, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 6AY

Application No: 19/5838M

Proposal: Extension and internal alterations to the existing building to provide 10 no. supported living apartments (Use Class C3) with associated parking and facilities.

Location: The Weston Public House, Former Weston Public House, 73 Earlsway, Macclesfield

Application No: 20/1357M

Proposal: Re-building existing attached garage with bedroom over, single storey rear extension and front porch

Location: 3, DERWENT CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 7XS

Application No: 20/1312M

Proposal: Containerised generator – Installatation of a natural gas power generator in a purpose built bespoke container.

Location: The Tytherington Club, DORCHESTER WAY, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2JP

Application No: 20/1409M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form dining area and internal alterations to form a larger kitchen

Location: 10, CORNFIELD CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 2TY

Application No: 20/1455M

Proposal: Rear single storey extension, internal alterations and the addition of a front storm porch

Location: 5, POOL END ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2LB

Application No: 20/1461M

Proposal: Single storey front extension

Location: 22, BROCKLEHURST AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2RY

Application No: 20/1490M

Proposal: Sui Generis – Change of use for 8 x units for residential space on the first and second floors and ground floor and a cafe/bar on the ground floor, also a shared workspace and small kitchen for guests on the ground floor.

Location: 88-90, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU

Application No: 20/1537M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form larger breakfast area with separate externally accessed storage

Location: 182, PETER STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8ES

Application No: 20/0794M

Proposal: Dormer window on front roof

Location: 26, FALLIBROOME ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3LD

Application No: 20/1367M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for conversion of existing offices to create 10 self contained residential apartments

Location: Paradise Mill, PARK LANE, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 6TL

Application No: 20/1561M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension and raised deck.

Location: 25, Beswick Street, MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire, SK11 8JF

Application No: 20/1576M

Proposal: Emergency accommodation consisting of six classrooms, associated toilets and circulation

Location: Tytherington School, MANCHESTER ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2EE

Application No: 20/1573M

Proposal: DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GROUND FLOOR EXTENSION TO THE SIDE AND REAR OF THE PROPERTY. NEW TWO STOREY EXTENSION TO THE SIDE AND SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION TO THE REAR.

Location: 20, ECTON AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1QS

Application No: 20/1577M

Proposal: Variation of condition 1 (approved plans) to planning application 19/4350M – Variation of condition 2 on approval 18/4157M for demolition of two equestrian buildings and the construction of one detached dwelling with garage and new access

Location: ASTON HOUSE, 87, MACCLESFIELD ROAD, PRESTBURY, CHESHIRE, SK10 4BH

Application No: 20/1579M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form larger kitchen, dining, lounge and alterations to form new utility and toilet

Location: 152, MOSS LANE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 7XF

Application No: 20/1578M

Proposal: Emergency temporary classrooms for new pupil intake in September 2020. Two temporary classrooms with associated Hygiene room, toilets, utility room and storage. External tarmac ramp and paving

Location: PARK LANE SPECIAL SCHOOL, PARK LANE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8JR

Application No: 20/1598M

Proposal: Provision of boundary security fence and associated gates.

Location: The Fallibroome Academy, PRIORY LANE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 4AF

Application No: 20/1509M

Proposal: Permanent building to house the church office (use class B1a) and a 60 sq.m events space / meeting room (use class D1)

Location: Holy Trinity Church, HURDSFIELD ROAD, MACCLESFIELD

Application No: 20/1643W

Proposal: Consolidating planning application seeking planning permission for the retention of an electricity generating compound using landfill gas and natural gas.

Location: DANES MOSS LANDFILL SITE, CONGLETON ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 9QP

Application No: 20/1650M

Proposal: Proposed multi-functional classroom accommodation

Location: Ash Grove Academy, BELGRAVE ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 7TF

Application No: 20/1662M

Proposal: PROPOSED OUTBUILDING TO FORM HOME OFFICE

Location: 221, BOND STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 6RG

Application No: 20/1682M

Proposal: New 2 bed dwelling

Location: 53, WARWICK ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 8TB

6. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note any updates.

7. Town Character Assessment

Action: To note any updates.

8. Correspondence

8.1 19/2721M Appeal against refusal of planning application

Action: To note the correspondence.

9. Member Items

None.

10. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 22nd May 2020.

The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Minutes 1st May 2020

In line with the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting was held remotely, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Minutes for the meeting held on 1st May 2020 at 10am.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts

Observing was Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake until her departure at 10.30am.

1. Apologies for Absence

None

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Harewood declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 19/5838M as she has previously submitted comments under her own name.

Cllr Harewood declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 20/1682M as she has previously submitted comments under her own name.

Cllr Jackson declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 20/1367M as a trustee of the museum, which is housed in the same building as the planning application.


The meeting was adjourned to invite public comments and questions.

> Richard Slater spoke of his concerns on applications 19/3097M and 19/3098M:

  • The removal of peat from the site which is against guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework and Cheshire East’s Local Plan Strategy.
  • Preponderance of large dwellings on the site.
  • Overdevelopment.
  • Removal of the community woodland (482 trees) on the site, replaced by only 26 trees.
  • The site boundary is planned to be fencing and not hedgerow which is unsuitable for the adjacent greenbelt land.
  • The shortfall in school places in Macclesfield.

After speaking, the committee thanked Mr Slater for his comments.

> The Town Clerk read out the following submission from Cllr Liz Braithwaite, Cheshire East Council member for Macclesfield Central Ward and local resident.

I wish to ask that more notice is given of future virtual meetings due to the requirement to submit statements by noon the preceding Wednesday, and that any such meetings are advertised on the ‘home’ page of the MTC i.e. the one that says the Town Hall is closed.

It may help members of the public to participate if a general notice of virtual meeting dates and a link to the website was posted on the Town Hall notice board and I ask the committee to consider this.

I wish to comment on the following Central Ward applications

Firstly, I wish to thank those Town Councillors who submitted comments to application 20/0927M, which is not on this agenda. Unfortunately the application was approved, so we are now set to have a 15m telecoms mast on Park Lane.

Application No: 20/1490M Proposal: Sui Generis – Change of use for 8 x units for residential space on the first and second floors and ground floor and a cafe/bar on the ground floor, also a shared workspace and small kitchen for guests on the ground floor. Location: 88-90, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU

  • I will be calling in this application as it appears to be an attempt to convert to an HMO. I ask that MTC Planning Committee objects to this application

Application No: 20/1578M Proposal: Emergency temporary classrooms for new pupil intake in September 2020. Two temporary classrooms with associated Hygiene room, toilets, utility room and storage. External tarmac ramp and paving Location: PARK LANE SPECIAL SCHOOL, PARK LANE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8JR

  • I ask that the committee supports this application

Application No: 20/1662M Proposal: PROPOSED OUTBUILDING TO FORM HOME OFFICE Location: 221, BOND STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 6RG

  • May I draw the committee’s attention to the fact that the home office is quite large, with a kitchenette, toilet and shower, and ask you to consider whether there should be any conditions on use.

I also wish to comment on Items 6 and 7

Item 6. CONSERVATION AREA REVIEW and Item 7. TOWN CHARACTER ASSESSMENT – Can the committee confirm that no action is to be taken until the agreed meeting with CEC Officers and CEC Ward councillors has taken place, and any subsequent recommendation will be sent for decision at Full Council?

Thank you for your time.

Relating to Cllr Braithwaite’s statement on meetings, the committee commented that meetings are advertised as usual (one week in advance) but in the current situation, scheduled meetings may be subject to change.

Updates on Items 6 and 7 regarding the Conservation Area Review and Character Assessments can be found below.

> Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake, Macclesfield Town Councillor for the Hurdsfield ward, represented the concerns of Hurdsfield residents on application 20/1080W, Change of use of site from vehicle recovery depot to waste recycling centre, installation of weighbridge, removal of existing temporary building and erection of two new canopy buildings for the receipt and storage of non-hazardous wastes (temporary for 3 years.

  • The access road is a narrow residential road and is not suitable for large vehicles.
  • Noise pollution.
  • Noxious smells.
  • Flying debris.
  • Increase in pollutants in the area that could exceed the NO2 limit set by the Air Quality Standard.
  • Risk to pedestrian safety with wide vehicles travelling down narrow roads used by families and elderly residents.
  • The site entrance is narrow and already known to cause issues for large vehicle access.
  • The industrial area in which the site is located has a mix of amenities including a climbing centre and soft-play, raising concerns for the safety of people using these amenities when large vehicles are accessing and leaving the location.
  • Disturbance of underground gas works and electric cables on the site.
  • Potential for disturbance of hazardous materials already in existence on the site.
  • Potential for accidents on the site if the boundary is breached.
  • Release of dust particulates, PM10 and PM2.5, affecting the development of unborn children and worsening the health of people with respiratory conditions.

Cllr Bennett-Wake also commented on the lack of engagement from Henshaws with the Hurdsfield community over their concerns.

The committee thanked Cllr Bennett-Wake for her comments and supported the residents’ concerns.

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Harmful impact to the health of residents in the area,
  2. Safety concerns resulting from large vehicles travelling on residential roads,
  3. Noise disturbance created by large vehicles visiting the site,
  4. Noise disturbance from the site,
  5. Noxious smells from the site,
  6. Fumes resulting from increase in traffic,
  7. Concerns of the potential for hazardous waste,
  8. Disturbance of existing contaminants on the site,
  9. Increase to air pollution.

Cllr Wilson indicated that she wished to register to speak about this application on behalf of Macclesfield Town Council at Cheshire East’s Northern Planning Committee Meeting.

Following the public comments, the meeting was reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 28th February 2020

RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting

4. Matters Arising From the Minutes

None

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

Application No: 19/3097M

Proposal: Reserved Matters application for the erection of 134no. dwellings, vehicular access, roads and footways, hard and soft landscaping, drainage and other associated works following outline approval 17/4277M

Location: Land Between Chelford Road And Whirley Road, Henbury

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Lack of pedestrian paths and cycleways in the development,
  2. Increased congestion on already congested roads,
  3. The removal of mature woodland and hedgerows,
  4. Risk to flooding in the area following the development,
  5. The removal of peat from the site contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and Cheshire East’s Local Plan Strategy.

The committee seeks that items i. – v. listed above are addressed in planning conditions.

The committee also wished to re-iterate their objection to this application in the meeting held on 19th July 2019 with the following points:

  1. The site is within close proximity of the Broken Cross Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and the development will lead to increased traffic volumes and therefore further exacerbate the poor air quality of that AQMA, contrary to the Cheshire East Air Quality Management Strategy;
  2. Lack of cycle and pedestrian routes within the development and between the development and town centre, contrary to the LPS Policy SC3;
  3. Increase of traffic on already congested highways with particular pressure on the development’s access and egress junction;
  4. Increased pressure on public services, e.g. buses, that have already been subject to cuts;
  5. High density of housing in the development reducing the availability of open spaces to support health and wellbeing contrary to the LPS Policy SC3;
  6. The density of the development is in excess of the site allocation within the Cheshire East Local Plan (LPS18), which indicates around 150 houses for the entire site, whilst this partial development of the site indicates around 250 residences will be delivered at this development density
  7. Increased pressure on primary care facilities;
  8. Increased pressure on availability of primary school places;
  9. Lack of evidence that there is capacity in local secondary schools;
  10. Removal of trees and hedges that will result in the loss of wildlife habitat;
  11. Concerns on the risk of flooding in the development area once the hard standing has been completed;
  12. The application does not clearly meet the Local Plan policy requirements of LPS18 1., 2., 3. & 5.

Application No: 20/1442M

Proposal: Extension to existing residential building to form 17no. new apartments. Alterations to shop front previously approved under 18/6076M.

Location: Craven House, CHURCHILL WAY, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 6AY

No objections.

Application No: 19/5838M

Proposal: Extension and internal alterations to the existing building to provide 10 no. supported living apartments (Use Class C3) with associated parking and facilities.

Location: The Weston Public House, Former Weston Public House, 73 Earlsway, Macclesfield

The committee raised no objections but commented that the following points should be addressed:

  1. Lack of EV charging points,
  2. No sprinkler system,
  3. Insufficient parking.

The committee also wished to reiterate their comment from the Planning Committee meeting on 17/01/20, that the number of apartments is greater than the limit set by Use Class C3.

Application No: 20/1357M

Proposal: Re-building existing attached garage with bedroom over, single storey rear extension and front porch

Location: 3, DERWENT CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 7XS

No objections.

Application No: 20/1312M

Proposal: Containerised generator – Installatation of a natural gas power generator in a purpose built bespoke container.

Location: The Tytherington Club, DORCHESTER WAY, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2JP

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. The generator does not meet the standards required for installation in built up areas,
  2. Insufficient detail in the noise impact statement,
  3. Insufficient detail on the hours of operation.

Application No: 20/1409M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form dining area and internal alterations to form a larger kitchen

Location: 10, CORNFIELD CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 2TY

No objections.

Application No: 20/1455M

Proposal: Rear single storey extension, internal alterations and the addition of a front storm porch

Location: 5, POOL END ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2LB

No objections.

Application No: 20/1461M

Proposal: Single storey front extension

Location: 22, BROCKLEHURST AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2RY

No objections.

Application No: 20/1490M

Proposal: Sui Generis – Change of use for 8 x units for residential space on the first and second floors and ground floor and a cafe/bar on the ground floor, also a shared workspace and small kitchen for guests on the ground floor.

Location: 88-90, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Inadequate kitchen facilities for the number of residents,
  2. Inadequate proportions of the flats; a single flat is being converted into eight,
  3. The roof light is not in keeping with the conservation area,
  4. Insufficient access to and storage at the rear of the property for household waste,
  5. Insufficient parking in the area.

Application No: 20/1537M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form larger breakfast area with separate externally accessed storage

Location: 182, PETER STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8ES

No objections.

Application No: 20/0794M

Proposal: Dormer window on front roof

Location: 26, FALLIBROOME ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3LD

No objections.

Application No: 20/1367M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for conversion of existing offices to create 10 self contained residential apartments

Location: Paradise Mill, PARK LANE, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 6TL

The committee raised no objections to this application but noted it would be under the direction of the Conservation Officer.

Application No: 20/1561M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension and raised deck.

Location: 25, Beswick Street, MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire, SK11 8JF

No objections.

Application No: 20/1576M

Proposal: Emergency accommodation consisting of six classrooms, associated toilets and circulation

Location: Tytherington School, MANCHESTER ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2EE

The committee raised no objections to this application but seek clarity on the duration of the classrooms.

Application No: 20/1573M

Proposal: DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GROUND FLOOR EXTENSION TO THE SIDE AND REAR OF THE PROPERTY. NEW TWO STOREY EXTENSION TO THE SIDE AND SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION TO THE REAR.

Location: 20, ECTON AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1QS

No objections.

Application No: 20/1577M

Proposal: Variation of condition 1 (approved plans) to planning application 19/4350M – Variation of condition 2 on approval 18/4157M for demolition of two equestrian buildings and the construction of one detached dwelling with garage and new access

Location: ASTON HOUSE, 87, MACCLESFIELD ROAD, PRESTBURY, CHESHIRE, SK10 4BH

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of overdevelopment in the area.

Application No: 20/1579M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form larger kitchen, dining, lounge and alterations to form new utility and toilet

Location: 152, MOSS LANE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 7XF

No objections.

Application No: 20/1578M

Proposal: Emergency temporary classrooms for new pupil intake in September 2020. Two temporary classrooms with associated Hygiene room, toilets, utility room and storage. External tarmac ramp and paving

Location: PARK LANE SPECIAL SCHOOL, PARK LANE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8JR

No objections.

Application No: 20/1598M

Proposal: Provision of boundary security fence and associated gates.

Location: The Fallibroome Academy, PRIORY LANE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 4AF

The committee raised no objections but suggested that the fencing could be softened with planting.

Application No: 20/1509M

Proposal: Permanent building to house the church office (use class B1a) and a 60 sq.m events space / meeting room (use class D1)

Location: Holy Trinity Church, HURDSFIELD ROAD, MACCLESFIELD

No objections.

Application No: 20/1643W

Proposal: Consolidating planning application seeking planning permission for the retention of an electricity generating compound using landfill gas and natural gas.

Location: DANES MOSS LANDFILL SITE, CONGLETON ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 9QP

No objections.

Application No: 20/1650M

Proposal: Proposed multi-functional classroom accommodation

Location: Ash Grove Academy, BELGRAVE ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 7TF

No objections.

Application No: 20/1662M

Proposal: PROPOSED OUTBUILDING TO FORM HOME OFFICE

Location: 221, BOND STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 6RG

The committee raised no objections to this application but seek that:

  1. The building is for the sole use of the owner of the property,
  2. There is no change of use to residential accommodation,
  3. The building is not used for overnight stays.

Application No: 20/1682M

Proposal: New 2 bed dwelling

Location: 53, WARWICK ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 8TB

The committee raised no objections to this application but seek clarification that there is:

  1. Access from the front to the property to the rear of the property,
  2. Sufficient off-road parking at the property so as not to impact other residents,
  3. No contaminated land on the site as per the environmental protection report.

6. Conservation Area Review

The meeting scheduled on 3rd April with Cheshire East Council Planning Officers was cancelled due to the coronavirus ‘lockdown’. The committee wish to reschedule the meeting as soon as practicably possible, with the format (in person or virtual) yet to be confirmed.

7. Town Character Assessment

As item 6 above.

8. Correspondence

8.1 19/2721M Appeal against refusal of planning application

The correspondence was noted.

9. Member Items

None.

10. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 22nd May 2020 10am (to be confirmed).

The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Meeting closed at 12.00pm

Chair Cllr Alift Harewood MBE

Clerk Harriet Worrell

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