Macclesfield Town Council
Planning Committee Minutes 9th April 2021
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 was held remotely, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.
Minutes of the meeting held on 9th April 2021 at 10am
- Cllr Mike Hutchison
- Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
- Cllr David Edwardes
- Cllr Fiona Wilson
- Cllr Lloyd Roberts
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/1582M as the owner of the property is the manager of the Windyway Trust charity shops where Cllr Edwardes volunteers.
Meeting adjournment for public comments.
There were no members of the public attending the meeting.
3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 19th March 2021
RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting.
4. Matters Arising from the Minutes
Cllr Wilson provided an update on 19/3097M, Reserved Matters for erection of 134 dwellings on land between Chelford Road and Whirley Road, which she spoke about at the Strategic Planning Board (SPB) on 24/03/21.
The SPB approved 19/3097M but did not approve 19/3098M for the erection of 23 dwellings at the same location, with over-development as one reason for its rejection.
Cllr Wilson raised two concerns regarding the approval of 19/3097M:
- Three members of the SPB lost connectivity to the meeting and were not given an opportunity to rejoin and were therefore unable to vote.
- That despite initial assurance that peat would not be removed from the development site, it is now evident that a substantial amount of peat will be removed.
RESOLVED: That a letter is written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on:
- The conduct of the vote for 19/3097M at the SPB on 24/03/21 that prevented all members from having an opportunity to participate.
- The removal of peat that conflicts with environmental measures such as counterbalancing CO2 emissions and Cheshire East Council’s acknowledgement of the climate emergency.
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.
The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.
Application No: 21/1232M
Proposal: Detached garage with workshop to rear
Location: 3, Scott Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QX
Application No: 21/1324M
Proposal: Addition of a single storey glass roof located on the rear elevation of the property in the private garden
Location: 24, Rugby Drive, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JD
Application No: 21/1372M
Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory & Proposed Single Storey Front Porch Extension & Single Storey Rear Extension
Location: 22, Dalesford Crescent, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3LF
Application No: 21/1201M
Proposal: Single storey front extension
Location: 288, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8AE
Application No: 21/1354M
Proposal: Prior approval of a single storey rear extension extending 4.00 metres beyond the rear wall, maximum height of 4.00 metres and eaves height of 2.60 metres.
Location: 6, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PW
Application No: 21/1311M
Proposal: Proposed Single-Storey Kitchen And Porch Extensions
Location: 10, Grangelands, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4AB
Application No: 21/1349M
Proposal: Change of use from consultancy organisation to a dwelling
Location: Walker House, 1, Walker Street, Macclesfield, SK10 1BH
The committee welcomed the change of use but sought the following conditions are placed on the application:
- Installation of EV charging points,
- A low emission boiler.
The committee also commented on their hope that the building remains as a single dwelling and is not, in the future, converted to a House of Multiple Occupancy.
Application No: 21/1570M
Proposal: 2 storey rear, single storey front, side and rear and 1st floor front extensions
Location: 28, Amberley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8LX
Application No: 21/1591M
Proposal: 2 storey front and rear extensions
Location: 80A, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7ED
Application No: 21/1582M
Proposal: Single Story rear extension
Location: 51, Rugby Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JD
Application No: 21/0903M
Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and out buildings and erection of two number 3 bedroom semi-detached houses with associated driveways and gardens. (Modified Proposal)
Location: To the Rear of 90, Tytherington Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2HN
The committee raised the following concerns on this application:
- It is backland development,
- The design is not in keeping with the current street scene,
- Impact on the right to light for neighbouring properties,
- Propensity to be converted to Houses of Multiple Occupancy.
Application No: 21/1681M
Proposal: Proposed 2 storey rear extension
Location: 65, James Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BW
As the closing date for comments on this application is 05/05/21, the committee agreed to defer its consideration of this application to the Planning Committee meeting on 30/04/21.
This application shall be added to the Planning Committee agenda for 30/04/21.
Application No: 21/1720M
Proposal: Proposed front extension to form larger kitchen and park garage conversion to form work room and utility. Block up lounge side window and alter rear window to form bifold doors and window. Internal alterations and alter first floor rear dormer windows
Location: 25, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LL
Application No: 21/1612M
Proposal: Proposed modular building
Location: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL
The committee thanked the NHS and frontline workers for their work during the Covid response.
Application No: 20/1063M
Proposal: Erection of 3 dwellings with off-road parking (4 spaces), gardens with associated landscaping and waste & recycling storage
Location: Car Park, John Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BN
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:
- Impact on neighbours’ amenities,
- The height of the dwellings is not in keeping with the current street scene,
- Over-development of the area,
- The use of materials is not in keeping with the Conservation Area,
- Insufficient parking provision for the development (4 spaces where there should be 6) which will impact the highway.
It was noted that:
- The Conservation Officer does not support this application,
- There have been a number of accidents on the highway in that area and risk to safety will be exacerbated by additional on street parking.
Application No: 21/1737M
Proposal: Proposed front porch extension
Location: 177, Moss Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7XE
Application No: 21/1439M
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) on application 20/4988M – Erection of single-storey front extension, single-storey rear extension, chimney, outbuilding, boundary wall, dropped kerb and re-modelling of dwelling including changes to; facing brickwork, fenestration, and soffits and fascias
Location: 3, The Whitfields, Macclesfield, SK10 3PX
Application No: 21/1790M
Proposal: Single storey rear extension, replacement of side porch with pitched roof, render to each external elevation and replacement of concrete tile roof covering with artificial slate
Location: 7, Hall Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2HH
Application No: 21/1747M
Proposal: Proposed Single & Two Storey Side & Rear Extensions
Location: 60, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS
6. Appeal – 20/3096M, 141 Prestbury Road, Macclesfield
The committee’s observation on this application from the meeting held on 25/09/20 remains unchanged.
7. Conservation Area Review
The report was noted and that since it was written some of the secondary schools have responded to indicate their interest in the consultation process.
8. Town Character Assessment
The report was noted and that an invitation to quote for a planning consultant to prepare a character assessment is being drafted.
9. Planning Policy Consultation Working Group
RESOLVED: That the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group response to the NPPF and Model Design consultation is ratified.
During the vote on Item 9, Cllr Jackson MBE lost connection to the meeting. Contact was made with Cllr Jackson MBE via the phone who advised she could not re-establish a connection and the meeting should continue without her.
The committee remained quorate at Item 9 and the vote carried.
11. Member Items
12. Date/Time and Place of next Meeting
The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 30th April 2021.
The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.
Meeting closed at 10:46am
Chair: Cllr Mike Hutchison
Clerk: Harriet Worrell