Planning Committee

Fri 15th Jan 2021, 10:00am

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

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Planning Committee Agenda 15th January 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 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 15th January 2021 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 13/01/21. 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 13/01/21.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 18th December 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: 20/5442M

Proposal: Removal of condition 6 on approved application 17/4277M – Outline application for the erection of up to 135 dwellings with access from Chelford Road and Whirley Road and associated open space

Location: Land Between Chelford Road And Whirley Road, Chelford Road, Henbury

Application No: 20/5400M

Proposal: Temporary use of the site as a main compound for nearby railway scheme

Location: vacant plot off Withyfold Drive, land off Withyfold Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2BD

Application No: 19/5426M

Proposal: Extension and internal alterations to the existing building to provide 7 no. supported living apartments (Use Class C3) with associated parking and facilities

Location: 28, Ivy Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8NR

Application No: 20/4651M

Proposal: Conversion of existing diving shop (A1 Use) to an office (B1 Use) and 4no residential apartments (C3 Use), including raising of the roof, first floor extension and external alterations.

Location: 51-53, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6TX

Application No: 20/5567M

Proposal: 1st floor front extension and porch, ground and 1st floor rear extension

Location: 14, Vine Close, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PA

Application No: 20/5633M

Proposal: Proposed garage conversion into hobby room.

Location: 18, Redshank Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2SN

Application No: 20/5571M

Proposal: Two storey portable building (4no. cabins double-stacked) and external staircase containing ground floor amenity space and first floor office space to support Building SPP5 (in accordance with Covid-19 compliance)

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

Application No: 20/5666M

Proposal: Single storey portable buildings to support Building QAB (in accordance with Covid-19 compliance)

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

Application No: 20/5693M

Proposal: Two storey portable building to support Building ZPPF Amenities (in accordance with Covid-19 compliance)

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

Application No: 20/4852M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent – Double gazed sash windows for bathroom & utility room.

Location: 51, Chapel Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6TA

Application No: 20/5603M

Proposal: Demolition of the Existing Detached Garage to be replaced with a new Detached garage with annexe over

Location: 201, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JE

Application No: 20/5628M

Proposal: Listed building consent for insertion of partitions and fire doors within existing openings (no alteration to existing fabric)

Location: The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT

Application No: 20/5566M

Proposal: Change of use from retail shop (East Cheshire Hospice charity shop) to Wellbeing Therapy Centre specialising in Childhood, Family and Adult Bereavement Support. Adaptations of existing two floors, comprising ground floor reception/waiting area and toilets; and first floor consulting rooms, therapy suite and small kitchen.

Location: 95-97, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6D

Application No: 20/5141M

Proposal: Two storey extension over garage and dormer loft conversion

Location: 11, Tamar Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3HZ

Application No: 20/5674M

Proposal: Single storey side extension

Location: 319, Buxton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7ES

Application No: 20/5722M

Proposal: 2 storey side and single storey front and rear extesnions

Location: 26, Chelford Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3LG

Application No: 20/5740M

Proposal: Internal garage conversion on a new built house. Garage to be turned into two seperate rooms. A dining room to the front and and utility room to the rear with a wall separating the two. Two doors will be knocked through into the hallway of the house from the internal garage. A window will be added to the front of the house.

Location: 15, Fleming Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8WF

Application No: 20/5747M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension and pitch roof to flat roof garage and porch

Location: 5, Penrith Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PP

Application No: 20/3259M

Proposal: Retrospective application to remove existing brick and slate built toilet and replace with a timber framed summer house

Location: 7, Cottage Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8DZ

Application No: 20/5794M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension.

Location: 39, Swettenham Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7BT

Application No: 20/5834M

Proposal: Proposed single storey side / rear extension and new front porch.

Location: 15, Newlyn Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3PN

Application No: 20/5828M

Proposal: Demolition of single storey rear extension and addition of part single part two storey extension to rear of dwelling with associated internal alterations.

Location: 3, Yew Tree Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8NY

 

6.  Appeals

6.1   19/3352M Land Off, Saville Street, Macclesfield

Action: To consider a response to the appeal

7. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates

8. Town Character Assessment

To note any updates

9. Planning Consultation Working Group Minutes

Action: To approve the minutes from the final Planning Consultation Working Group meeting held on 30/10/20

10. Correspondence

None.

11. Member Items

None.

12. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 5th February 2021.

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

Minutes

Planning Committee Minutes 15th January 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 15th January 2021 at 10am

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts

1. Apologies for Absence

None.

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Jackson MBE declared a non-pecuniary interest in applications 20/5571M, 20/5566M and 20/5693M as a former employee of Astra Zeneca and in receipt of a company pension.

Cllr Jackson MBE declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 20/5628M as she is a member of the Silk Heritage Trust board.

Cllr Lloyd Roberts declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 20/5422M as the applicant was the former owner of Cllr Robert’s pub.

 


Meeting adjournment for public comments.

Three members of the public spoke of their concerns and objection to planning application 19/5426M, 28 Ivy Lane. It was commented that the plans have been revised but the revisions are minor and there are few improvements. The residents points are summarised below:

  • Lack of onsite parking – although the parking spaces have been increased there are concerns with vehicle manoeuverablity and access into and out of the car park close to a busy junction,
  • Loss of privacy / overlooking due to insufficient space between the building and neighbouring properties (not meeting standard spacing as documented in SADPD HOU 11),
  • No Design and Access statement for the application,
  • Increase to the height of the building,
  • Increase in noise,
  • Increase in kitchen smells,
  • Loss of naural light to neighbouring properties,
  • Overdevelopment of the site,
  • The development is overbearing,
  • Proximity to busy highway and junction,
  • Loss of amenity to neighbours,
  • The development does not conform to Policy DC38 in the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan,
  • The number of rooms exceeds the limits set by Use Class C3.

The speakers were thanked and the meeting reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 18th December 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.

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: 20/5442M

Proposal: Removal of condition 6 on approved application 17/4277M – Outline application for the erection of up to 135 dwellings with access from Chelford Road and Whirley Road and associated open space

Location: Land Between Chelford Road And Whirley Road, Chelford Road, Henbury

RESOLVED:        That the committee objects to this application on the grounds that the developers should agree to provide a traffic management scheme to mitigate traffic congestion.

Application No: 20/5400M

Proposal: Temporary use of the site as a main compound for nearby railway scheme

Location: vacant plot off Withyfold Drive, land off Withyfold Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2BD

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

  1. Unacceptable site access for Heavy Goods Vehicles,
  2. Increased movement and volume of traffic in the area,
  3. Impact on residential amenities such as noise and light pollution.

It was noted that the plans for welfare cabins don’t appear to be Covid secure and that a report should be submitted on Covid safety measures for the site workers.

Application No: 19/5426M

Proposal:         Extension and internal alterations to the existing building to provide 7 no. supported living apartments (Use Class C3) with associated parking and facilities

Location:         28, Ivy Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8NR

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

  1. The development is overbearing,
  2. Overdevelopment of the site,
  3. Insufficient parking with the provision not meeting the car parking standards as set in Appendix C of Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan Strategy,
  4. Loss of natural light to neighbouring properties,
  5. Loss of privacy to existing properties (not meeting the standard spacing between habitable rooms as documented in SADPD HOU 11),
  6. Proximity to a busy highway and junction,
  7. Loss of amenity to neighbours,
  8. The development does not conform to Policy DC38 in the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan,
  9. The number of rooms exceeds the limits set by Use Class C3.

It was also noted that the committee has previously objected to the plans for this application.

Application No: 20/4651M

Proposal: Conversion of existing diving shop (A1 Use) to an office (B1 Use) and 4no residential apartments (C3 Use), including raising of the roof, first floor extension and external alterations.

Location: 51-53, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6TX

The committee noted that it welcomes this development but has concerns on the lack of on-site parking.

Application No: 20/5567M

Proposal: 1st floor front extension and porch, ground and 1st floor rear extension

Location: 14, Vine Close, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PA

No objections.

Application No: 20/5633M

Proposal: Proposed garage conversion into hobby room.

Location: 18, Redshank Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2SN

No objections.

Application No: 20/5571M

Proposal: Two storey portable building (4no. cabins double-stacked) and external staircase containing ground floor amenity space and first floor office space to support Building SPP5 (in accordance with Covid-19 compliance)

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

The committee raised no objections subject to the hours of construction being set as recommended in the Environmental Health Officer’s report.

Application No: 20/5666M

Proposal: Single storey portable buildings to support Building QAB (in accordance with Covid-19 compliance)

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

No objections.

Application No: 20/5693M

Proposal: Two storey portable building to support Building ZPPF Amenities (in accordance with Covid-19 compliance)

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

No objections.

Application No: 20/4852M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent – Double gazed sash windows for bathroom & utility room.

Location: 51, Chapel Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6TA

No objections.

Application No: 20/5603M

Proposal: Demolition of the Existing Detached Garage to be replaced with a new Detached garage with annexe over

Location: 201, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JE

The committee raised no objections subject to the hours of construction being set as recommended in the Environmental Health Officer’s report.

Application No: 20/5628M

Proposal: Listed building consent for insertion of partitions and fire doors within existing openings (no alteration to existing fabric)

Location: The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT

No objections.

Application No: 20/5566M

Proposal: Change of use from retail shop (East Cheshire Hospice charity shop) to Wellbeing Therapy Centre specialising in Childhood, Family and Adult Bereavement Support. Adaptations of existing two floors, comprising ground floor reception/waiting area and toilets; and first floor consulting rooms, therapy suite and small kitchen.

Location: 95-97, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6D

The committee raised no objections subject to the Conservation Officer’s report and the hours of construction being set as recommended in the Environmental Health Officer’s report.

Application No: 20/5141M

Proposal: Two storey extension over garage and dormer loft conversion

Location: 11, Tamar Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3HZ

The committee sought the Planning Officers check the following criteria are met by before the application is approved:

  1. That there are no overlooking issues as per the relevant planning policies,
  2. That the design is in keeping with the area.

Application No: 20/5674M

Proposal: Single storey side extension

Location: 319, Buxton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7ES

No objections.

Application No: 20/5722M

Proposal: 2 storey side and single storey front and rear extesnions

Location: 26, Chelford Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3LG

No objections.

Application No: 20/5740M

Proposal: Internal garage conversion on a new built house. Garage to be turned into two seperate rooms. A dining room to the front and and utility room to the rear with a wall separating the two. Two doors will be knocked through into the hallway of the house from the internal garage. A window will be added to the front of the house.

Location: 15, Fleming Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8WF

No objections.

Application No: 20/5747M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension and pitch roof to flat roof garage and porch

Location: 5, Penrith Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PP

No objections.

Application No: 20/3259M

Proposal: Retrospective application to remove existing brick and slate built toilet and replace with a timber framed summer house

Location: 7, Cottage Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8DZ

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

  1. The height of the building exceeds the height limit of 2.5m,
  2. The plans contravene Policy DC 38 of the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

Application No: 20/5794M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension.

Location: 39, Swettenham Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7BT

No objections.

Application No: 20/5834M

Proposal: Proposed single storey side / rear extension and new front porch.

Location: 15, Newlyn Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3PN

No objections.

Application No: 20/5828M

Proposal: Demolition of single storey rear extension and addition of part single part two storey extension to rear of dwelling with associated internal alterations.

Location: 3, Yew Tree Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8NY

No objections.

 

6. Appeals

6.1   19/3352M Land Off, Saville Street, Macclesfield

The committee had no additional comments to return on this application.

7. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted, with the work pending the award of the contract.

 

8. Town Character Assessment

The committee noted a Working Group has been established to further this work, with the first meeting scheduled for 15/01/21.

9. Planning Consultation Working Group Minutes

RESOLVED:        That the minutes of the final Planning Consultation Working Group held on 30/10/20 are approved as a true record of the meeting.

 

10. Correspondence

None.

11. Member Items

None.

12.  Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 5th February 2021.

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

 

Meeting closed at 11.08am

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

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