Macclesfield Town Council
Planning Committee Minutes 25th September 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 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 25th September 2020 at 10am
- Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
- Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
- Cllr Fiona Wilson
- Cllr David Edwards, who joined the meeting at Item 7
1. Apologies for Absence
Cllr Lloyd Roberts
2. Declarations of Interest
Meeting adjournment for public comments – there were no members of the public in attendance.
3. Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 4th September 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: 20/3758M
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 on approval 17/3079M
Location: All Saints Church, Brough Street West, Macclesfield, SK11 8EL
No objections subject to the Conservation Officer’s report.
Application No: 20/3761M
Proposal: Proposed demolition of existing flat roof rear extension and form new pitched roof rear extension and replacement of existing flat roof with new side pitched roof with internal alterations to form larger bedroom 2 and garage conversion to form ensuite and study.
Location: 4, Valley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8NX
Application No: 20/2788M
Proposal: Proposed side extension to first floor to create additional living space.
Location: 106, Craig Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7YH
Application No: 20/3817M
Proposal: Prior Approval for a larger home extension extending 3.4m from the rear elevation, max height of 3m and 2.6m to the eaves.
Location: 33, West Park Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 3FW
Application No: 20/3774M
Proposal: Alterations to existing shopfront and insertion of windows and rooflights
Location: 42-44, Mill Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LT
Application No: 20/3096M
Proposal: Conversion of existing dormer bungalow to two storey house including double storey side extension.
Location: 141, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DF
No objections subject to a bat survey being carried out prior to the granting of planning consent.
Application No: 20/3767M
Proposal: Proposed dwelling
Location: Plot North Of 78, BEECH LANE, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 2DY
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:
- The development is out of keeping with the character of the area,
- Safety concerns for vehicles joining the highway from the property.
The committee raised a concern that the design, five en-suite bedrooms and two main bathrooms, is suggestive of future regard to convert the property into a House of Multiple Occupancy.
Application No: 20/3840M
Proposal: Proposed two storey side extension and single storey rear extension to form larger kitchen, utility, study and toilet and first floor larger bedroom 3 and additional bedroom.
Location: 51, Arlington Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8QL
Application No: 20/3871M
Proposal: Alterations and extensions to house.
Location: 78, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PU
Application No: 20/3868M
Proposal: Single storey rear extension and 1st floor side extension
Location: 3, Chepstow Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2WE
Application No: 20/3930M
Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form a larger kitchen, dining and snug
Location: 178, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JZ
Application No: 20/3951M
Proposal: Single storey rear extension
Location: 53, Hawthorn Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2DB
Application No: 20/3948M
Proposal: Single storey front extension
Location: 67, Ullswater, Macclesfield, SK11 7YW
Application No: 20/3430M
Proposal: Proposed first floor side extension over existing garage and two storey extension to rear of garage to form garage conversion to study and utility and larger rear kitchen/ dining area with first floor additional bedroom with ensuite and dressing area.
Location: 11, Birches Croft Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 3QN
Application No: 20/3908M
Proposal: Demolition of existing detached garage and new dwelling in grounds of existing dwelling with associated relocation of parking for existing dwelling
Location: 95, Byrons Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7JS
Application No: 20/3941M
Proposal: We would like to extend our driveway by block paving both patches of lawn at the front of the house.
Location: 5, Moborn Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2ZH
The committee raised the following concerns on this application and sought clarification from the planning officer:
- The loss of a lawn removes natural drainage and could lead to the accumulation of standing water and result in localised flooding,
- Whether there is provision in the property’s tenure to allow this development,
- A lamp post is positioned in one of two lawns and there is no provision in the application to resolve either its relocation or to protect it.
Application No: 20/3895M
Proposal: Proposed 3 bed, 3 storey townhouse
Location: Site Of, 1, Step Hill, Macclesfield, SK11 6JU
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application as the development is out of character with the conservation area.
Application No: 20/3994M
Proposal: Installation of shipping container along side existing container adjacent to 11 garages (retrospective)
Location: Land Off, Fountain Street, Macclesfield
Application No: 20/3501M
Proposal: 3 No Proposed domestic garages.
Location: Land Off, Back Paradise Street, Macclesfield
RESOLVED: That the committee does not support this application on the grounds of:
- Inadequate vehicular access to the proposed development.
Application No: 20/4043M
Proposal: Single storey side extension
Location: 3, Thornton Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7UG
Application No: 20/4025M
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 on 10/3034M (Listed Building Consent) – Refurbishment and internal alterations to form 8no residential units
Location: Birch House, Bridge Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6EG
6. Conservation area review
An Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a heritage consultant has been publicised in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders for Contracts. The deadline for submission of ITT responses is 20/11/20.
7. Town Character Assessment
RESOLVED: That a follow-up meeting is sought with Cheshire East Council Planning Officers to progress the areas for consideration, and a briefing on the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) following the incorporation of comments from the consultation.
8. Planning Consultations
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have issued three consultations on reform of the planning system:
8.1 Changes to the current planning system
RESOLVED: That the committee approves the Planning Consultation Working Group consultation response from the meeting held on 23/09/20
10. Member Items
11. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting
The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 16th October 2020.
The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.
Meeting closed at 10.56am.
Chair: Cllr Harewood MBE
Clerk: Harriet Worrell