Macclesfield Town Council
Planning Committee Minutes 14th August 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.
Minutes for the meeting held on 14th August 2020 at 10am
- Cllr Harewood MBE
- Cllr David Edwardes
- Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
- Cllr Fiona Wilson
- Cllr Lloyd Roberts
Also attending was Cllr Mike Hutchison.
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
Cllr Lloyd Roberts declared a pecuniary interest in application 20/3005M as the applicant is a customer of his and took no part in the discussion.
On behalf of the committee, the Chair declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 20/3156M as Macclesfield Town Council is the applicant.
Meeting adjournment for public speakers:
There were no members of the public.
3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 24th July 2020
RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting.
4. 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: 20/2265M
Proposal: Outline application to infill the 1st floor and convert from commercial to residential, extend 2nd floor to match and extend with 3rd floor to create 14 No one and two bed self contained apartments. Application includes details of appearance, layout, scale and access, with landscaping as a reserved matter
Location: 2, BROOK STREET, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 7AA
RESOLVED: That the committee does not support this application in its current form and sought the following conditions are made on the application:
- Hours of construction are set,
- Materials used are in keeping with the area with particular reference to the design of the 4th storey,
- A noise impact assessment is completed,
- A dust management plan is completed,
- There is provision for ventilation and odour mitigation as the development is located over a restaurant,
- The apartments are fitted with low emission boilers,
- Provision is made for all apartments to access waste collection including recycling,
- Sprinklers are included in the design.
In addition, the committee noted that the Conservation Officer did not support the application, in part due to the addition of the 4th storey which would have a negative impact on the setting of the conservation area.
Application No: 20/3347M
Proposal: The installation of a 5m high lattice stub tower supporting 3no. antennas, 2no. 300mm transmission dishes, proposed 2no. equipment cabinets and ancillary development thereto including 18no. Remote radio units (RRU’s) and 9no combiners.
Location: PERM, GOODALL STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 7BD
Application No: 20/2816M
Proposal: Conversion of a commercial building into house of multiple occupancy.
Location: Mulberry House, 10, LITTLE STREET, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1AW
RESOLVED: The committee raised no objections on this application but sought the following from the local authority:
- Control measures on landlords of HMOs to protect the welfare of residents,
- Controls to limit the concentration of HMOs in areas of Macclesfield.
Application No: 20/3005M
Proposal: Single storey rear extension incorporating demolition of existing single storey outbuildings
Location: 68, POWNALL STREET, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1DG
Application No: 20/2778M
Proposal: Variation of conditions 2 (approved plans) and 3 (materials) to planning application 16/5959M – New detached, single storey garage with playroom
Location: 207, Bond Street, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 6RG
Application No: 20/3081M
Proposal: first floor side and front extension.
Location: 4, NEWLYN AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3P
Application No: 20/3046M
Proposal: Advertisement consent for replacement of 1no. existing external ATM sign with 1no. new external ATM sign.
Location: Hsbc, 14-16, CASTLE STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 6AF
Application No: 20/2152M
Proposal: Replacement Roof
Location: 106, GAWSWORTH ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 8UF
Application No: 20/3127M
Proposal: Proposed single storey side extension to form study and internal alterations to kitchen/ dining area and snug.
Location: 58, TYTHERINGTON DRIVE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 2HJ
Application No: 20/3148M
Proposal: Extensions and alterations.
Location: Extensions and alterations., 31 , Ecton Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 1RD
Application No: 20/2828M
Proposal: Carpark extension, new boundary fence, new access gate and facade alterations to principle elevation.
Location: Amtri House, Ghekko Limited, Hulley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2NE
The committee raised no objections and welcomed the inclusion of EV charging points in the design.
Application No: 20/3249M
Proposal: Demolition of existing single storey building to side and rear and construction of new two storey side extension and single story rear extension and redisgn of roof
Location: 34, SANDY LANE, MACCLESFIELD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 4RJ
Application No: 20/3216M
Proposal: Advertisement consent for one fascia elevation sign
Location: Adelaide House, Howden Joinery, ADELAIDE STREET, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2QS
Application No: 20/3276M
Proposal: Single storey rear extension
Location: 41, MELKSHAM CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, SK11 8NH
Application No: 20/3273M
Proposal: Construction of rear orangery to existing detached residential dwelling.
Location: 2, SCHOLARS CLOSE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3JS
The committee raised no objections subject to the Arboricultural Officer’s report.
Application No: 20/3274M
Proposal: Garden Structure
Location: 20, CRANFORD AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 7DJ
Application No: 20/3285M
Proposal: Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension
Location: 47, FALLIBROOME ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 3LD
Application No: 20/3322M
Proposal: Variation of Condition 2 on 18/5406M – Proposed new dwelling on land to the side of 43 Brynton Road. Renewal of previously approved planning applications 14/0783M and 14/2200M which have expired
Location: 43, BRYNTON ROAD, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 3AF
Application No: 20/3354M
Proposal: Prior Approval – Change of Use from Office use (Class B1 (a) to a Dwellinghouse (Class C3).
Location: BRUNSWICK MILL, PICKFORD STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 6JN
The committee noted that they support this application.
Application No: 20/3156M
Proposal: Erection of stone monument to commemorate the Silk Route which extends from China to Macclesfield
Location: Sparrow Park, Churchside, Macclesfield, SK10 1E
The committee supported this application which commemorates the silk industry of the town and that Macclesfield is the Western end of the Silk Road.
The committee also noted the location of the monument will encourage visitors to the town centre.
Application No: 20/3372M
Proposal: Single storey side and rear extension.
Location: 12, ECTON AVENUE, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK10 1QS
6. Conservation Area Review
As per the Council’s tender procedure, an invitation to tender is being prepared for heritage consultancy.
7. Town Character Assessment
Work is proceeding in consultation with Cheshire East Council.
8. Alfresco Dining – CEC Pavement Licence Policy
RESOLVED: That in order to meet the 5 day consultation window for alfresco dining licences, the following is undertaken when Macclesfield Town Council is notified of an application:
An officer to notify the Planning Committee members and, if relevant, appropriate ward member with a template response to be completed:
- reason for objection
- any other comments
- date/time by which a response is required.
The Officer will collate responses and return the consensus as the Macclesfield Town Council response.
10. Member Items
10.1 Cllr Wilson – Fence Avenue development Public Open Space and Canal Bridge.
RESOLVED: That the Fence Avenue developer and Cheshire East Council are contacted to progress the plans for the Public Open Space and opening of Canal Bridge 36.
It was noted that the Canal and River Trust support in principle the reopening of bridge 36 but do not have the budget to fund the necessary works.
Cllr Roberts departed the meeting during the discussion of this item and was not present for the resolution.
11. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting
The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 4th September 2020.
The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.
Meeting closed at 11.20am
Chair Cllr Harewood MBE
Clerk Harriet Worrell