Macclesfield Town Council
Planning Committee Minutes 7th June 2019
Minutes of the meeting held on 7th June 2019 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.
- Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
- Cllr David Edwards
- Cllr Dominic Sexton
- Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
1. Apologies for Absence
Cllr Lloyd Roberts
2. Declarations of Interest
Cllr Jackson MBE declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application 19/1068M as with the role of Mayor she is appointed as ex-officio governor of the Kings School
There were no members of the public at the meeting.
3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 24th May 2019
RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting.
4. 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: 19/1068M
Proposal: The demolition of existing buildings and the residential redevelopment of The King’s School Cumberland Street site to provide a mixture of conversion and new build dwellings and ‘Later Living’ apartments, with associated access, car parking, open space, landscaping and infrastructure
Location: KINGS SCHOOL, CUMBERLAND STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 1DA
NOTE: Previously considered by this committee on 22/3/19. To be reconsidered by this committee following communications from the community and briefing by the developers.
A member briefing by the developers, Hillcrest Homes, was held on 4/6/19. It was commented that the below summarises the main points raised at that briefing:
- It is not clear if there will be sufficient parking on the development and it was conceded there would likely be some on-street parking;
- There will be two vehicular access points – Cumberland Street and Pownall Street (with the ambition to have a third vehicle access off Coare Street (yet to be considered and approved));
- The boundary wall and Cumberland Street gates will be retained;
- A footpath will be made with access from Cumberland Street into the grounds;
- The footpath adjacent to the Alms Houses will be retained and not altered;
- The housing facing Pownall Street is fronted by gardens of large detached houses, with bungalows behind/adjacent to the green;
- The cherry trees will be removed but other trees retained and further tree planting planned;
- The names on the war memorial plaque will be inscribed on the ha-ha wall.
The committee expressed support for the concerns previously expressed by the planning committee and additionally:
- Seeks assurance that existing trees will be retained including the cherry trees;
- Express concerns on the removal of the cricket pavilion as a war memorial;
- Requests the bat survey is undertaken before the commencement of demolition works;
- Seeks assurance that a Works Management Plan, with consideration to residents, is issued and agreed with Cheshire East Council detailing:
a. hours of work,
b. management of demolition and construction noise,
c. provision of parking for construction vehicles on the development site,
d. prohibiting on-street parking of construction vehicles in the neighbourhood.
Cllr Edwardes wished it to be noted that he has concerns on the volume of residential traffic in Macclesfield and seeks that a traffic survey is conducted prior to this development, particularly as the Traffic Management Plan is four years old.
Application No: 19/1932M
Proposal: Brick up 1st floor window on side elevation, and insert new window on 1st floor rear elevation.
Location: 1, Whirley Barn Farm, WHIRLEY ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3JJ
Application No: 19/2230M
Proposal: Proposed replacement and enlargement of single storey rear extension
Location: 72, FENCE AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1LT
Application No: 19/2425M
Proposal: Demolition of conservatory and erection of rear bedroom extension and front dining room extension
Location: 9, MARIGOLD CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 8RG
No objections but the committee raised a concern about the loss of natural light to the neighbouring property as a result of the development.
Application No: 19/2433M
Proposal: Listed building consent to replace and match all existing windows with new framed sash double glazed windows
Location: ST GEORGE HOUSE, ST GEORGES STREET, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 6TG
The committee noted that this application would be under the direction of the Conservation Officer.
Application No: 19/2445M
Proposal: Erection of a temprary prefabricated portakabin unit
Location: SCAMPS DAY NURSERY, POPLAR ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8AT
The committee noted that the portacabin will be in place until September.
Application No: 19/2446M
Proposal: Advert Advertisement consent for 2no. 620mm high fascia signs with internally illuminated lettering, logo and accent line, 1no. 434mm high internally illuminated hanging sign, 1no. 890mm high non-illuminated acrylic sign, 1no. 600mm high non-illuminated entrance sign, various height internally applied vinyl manifestations to glazing and internally.
illuminated heather LED strip applied to entrance area.
Location: 56, CHESTERGATE, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 6BU
No objections but the committee seeks that the Royal Bank of Scotland investigates alternative signage that is more in keeping with a Conservation Area.
Application No: 19/2473M
Proposal: Proposed rear balcony & bifolding doors
Location: 37, SANDRINGHAM ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 1QB
Application No: 19/2493M
Proposal: Creation of an MOT bay within an existing building used for motorbike storage and sales with associated offices and workshop (Sui-Generis)
Location: Cottage Street Mill, COTTAGE STREET, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 8DZ
Application No: 19/2494M
Proposal: Part conversion of office to dwelling
Location: 3, PRESTBURY ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1AU
Application No: 19/2506M
Proposal: PROPOSED EXTENSION TO EXISTING STUDIO HOUSE
Location: 15B, CHESTER ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8DG
Application No: 19/2519M
Proposal: single storey side extension and part garage conversion
Location: 2, YEW TREE CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8NY
Application No: 19/2527M
Proposal: Retrospective Planning Application for a change of use from shop premises to 2 No. self-contained flats
Location: 3A, FALLIBROOME ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3LD
No objections but the committee raised a concern that the development was underway before a planning application was submitted and approved.
Application No: 19/2554M
Proposal: Lounge and utility extension
Location: 27, JASMINE AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3GH
Application No: 19/2559M
Proposal: Demolition of Existing Structure & Proposed Extensions & Alterations including New Dwelling Roof with habitable accommodation
Location: Fir Tree Cottage, 39A, TYTHERINGTON LANE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2JS
Application No: 19/2613M
Proposal: Proposed Single Storey Side & Two Storey Rear Extension & Alterations.
Location: 277, HURDSFIELD ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2PN
No objections but the committee seeks assurance that the hours of operation are adhered to as advised by Environmental Health.
Application No: 19/1140M
Proposal: Change of use of ground floor (A4) to three dwelling houses (C3).
Location: The Macc, 1, Mill Green, MACCLESFIELD, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7PE
NOTE: Previously considered by this committee on 22/3/19. To be reconsidered by this committee as directed following decision of council 3/6/19
The committee expressed concern at the loss of a public amenity and would like to see the building preserved as a community hub.
Application No: 19/2588M
Proposal: Proposed Single storey rear extension, rear dormer & rooflight, & alteration to side elevation window
Location: 24, BUXTON OLD ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 7EL
Application No: 19/2621M
Proposal: Replacement dwelling
Location: 52, FOUNTAIN STREET, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1JN
The committee welcomed to the inclusion of sustainable elements in the design.
6. Member Items
7. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting
The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 28th June 2019 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed)
Meeting closed at 11:39am.
Chair Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
Clerk Harriet Worrell