Planning Committee

Fri 30th Apr 2021, 10:00am

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Planning Committee Agenda 30th 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 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 30th April 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 28/04/21. 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 28/04/21.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 9th April 2021

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.

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: 20/4065M

Proposal: Erection of apartment block containing 12no. 2 bedroom and 24no.1 bedroom apartments with associated external works, car parking and landscaping

Location: Land at Moss Lane, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/1966M

Proposal: Amendment to S106 Agreement  relating to the affordable housing mortgagee clause  on 13/2661M – Erection of 173 Dwellings

Location: Kingsfield Park Tytherington

Application No: 21/1681M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey rear extension

Location: 65, James Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BW

Application No: 21/1500M

Proposal: Change of use, accommodation on the upper floors, with cafe bar, kitchen and ancillary accommodation on ground floor.

Location: 88-90, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU

Application No: 21/1635M

Proposal: Full planning application for the erection of a building for club and community use, external cladding to the Main Stand and existing buildings, alteration and extensions to the existing café building to form a reception and the laying out and lighting of the car park

Location: Leasing.Com Stadium, London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP

Application No: 21/1641M

Proposal: Proposed porch extension & new first floor bedroom window to front elevation and single storey rear extension

Location: 32, Badger Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EP

Application No: 21/1874M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear detached annex to form bedroom and ensuite

Location: 26, Lyme Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7RS

Application No: 21/1935M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey front extension & first floor side extension including partial garage conversion

Location: 10, Hexham Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2WH

Application No: 21/1982M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension

Location: 26. Prestwick Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2TH

Application No: 21/1611M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage/workshop/office and construction of 5 no. dwellings.

Location: B K Forktrucks Limited, Saville Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7LQ

Application No: 21/1991M

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory & Proposed Single Storey Side Extension & Alterations including partial Garage Conversion & New Covered Entrance Area

Location: 9, Amersham Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2LF

Application No: 21/1946M

Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory & proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 187, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QA

Application No: 21/2037M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of outbuilding & proposed single storey & first floor rear extensions with front elevation alterations to form new roof canopy over main entrance & garage door

Location: 36, Arlington Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8QL

Application No: 21/2070M

Proposal: Demolition of upvc ‘garden room’ and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form ‘boot room’.

Location: 59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

Application No: 21/2071M

Proposal: Listed building consent for demolition of upvc garden room and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form boot room

Location: 59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

Application No: 21/2042M

Proposal: Single storey side and rear extensions

Location: 1, Flying Fields Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7GE

Application No: 21/2126M

Proposal: Prior approval for a change of use of the first and second floors of the building to bedsits, whilst retaining the ground floor and basement as retail. Existing windows to habitable rooms provide more than adequate natural light.

Location: 3 & 5, Queen Victoria Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LP

Application No: 21/1951M

Proposal: Change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location: King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield, SK10 1EE

Application No: 21/1952M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location: King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield,   SK10 1EE

Application No: 21/1558M

Proposal: Provision of a new shipping container together with over-cladding of adjacent existing container to match.

Location: Land Off Fountain Street, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/2142M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey rear extension

Location: 40, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

Application No: 21/1944M

Proposal: Change of use from a place of worship to a resindential dwelling house.

Location: Former Old Christian Science Church,  2-4, Slater Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8AG

Application No: 21/2013M

Proposal: Single storey extension to an existing Primary School for a Resource Provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs. Demolition of 2no. temporary classroom units and making good

Location: Ivy Bank Primary School, Valley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PB

Application No: 21/2159M

Proposal: Erection of two storey side extension

Location: 46, Amberley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8LX

Application No: 21/2129M

Proposal: Alterations and extensions to existing restaurant (A3)

Location: 36-38, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6J

6. Appeal – 20/4198M 36 Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield

Action: To consider commenting on the appeal.

7. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

8. Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

9. Temporary Pavement Café License

To note the report.

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 21st May.

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

Sup. Agendas

Planning Committee Supplementary Agenda 30th April 2021

Supplementary Agenda for the meeting to be held on 30th April 2021 at 10am


1. 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: 21/2225M

Proposal: Proposed first floor extension above former garage.

Location: 58, Knowsley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8AP

Application No: 21/2243M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of existing covered terrace area and proposed single storey rear extension with new terrace area

Location: 17, Clifford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QE

Minutes

Planning Committee Minutes 30th 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 30th April 2021 at 10am

In attendance:

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

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Lloyd Roberts

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Wilson declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/2013M as her husband, Cllr Puddicombe, is an Ivy Bank school governor.


Meeting adjournment for public comments.

Cllr Laura Jeuda spoke of her objection to planning application 20/4065M, Land at Moss Lane:

  • There is little difference in the plans other than some balconies and a new roof line.
  • The size of the building (three storeys) hasn’t been addressed.
  • It’s overdevelopment.
  • There are 40 car parking spaces for 36 dwellings – it’s unrealistic to assume one space per apartment.
  • There’s no detail on affordable homes or who will manage the lettings.
  • Increase in traffic on an already congested road.
  • Loss of open space.
  • Loss of natural habitat.

Cllr Jeuda concluded by recognising that accommodation is needed but this is the wrong location.

Mr Jonathan Elsegood spoke of his objection to planning application 20/4065M, Land at Moss Lane:

  • The site is close to the South Macclesfield Development Area (SDMA), granted planning permission in 2019. The site of the current application is next to an area identified for green infrastructure/landscaping that provides a public footpath and cycle-path to the identified LEAP. Building next to this green space goes against good planning principles.
  • A flood risk assessment confirms the site is at risk of surface water flooding – there are no mitigation details. A mitigation plan should be agreed before the scheme progresses.
  • An ecology survey confirms trees on the northern boundary have a potential to host bats – the trees need to be adequately surveyed and impacts mitigated.
  • No detail on offsite biodiversity enhancements to achieve a net gain in regard to biodiversity and ecology.
  • No tree survey.
  • No landscape scheme.
  • No transport statement.

Mr Elsegood concluded he’s not against development but this is the wrong location and not in keeping with the area.

The public speakers were thanked and the meeting reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 9th April 2021

RESOLVED:        That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting.

4. Matters Arising From The Minutes

A letter has been written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on the conduct of the vote for 19/3097M at the Strategic Planning Board and the removal of peat from the site.

As yet, there has been no reply.

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: 20/4065M

Proposal: Erection of apartment block containing 12no. 2 bedroom and 24no.1 bedroom apartments with associated external works, car parking and landscaping

Location: Land at Moss Lane, Macclesfield

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

  1. An increase in the volume of traffic, contributing to an increase in pollution and exacerbating parking issues in the area,
  2. Overdevelopment, with the design out of keeping with properties in the area,
  3. Concerns over drainage, flood risk and insufficient water pressure of the supply to the building and to nearby properties who are already experiencing poor water pressure,
  4. Loss of open space and wildlife habitat,
  5. Overlooking and loss of privacy to neighbouring properties,
  6. An adverse impact on nature conservation,
  7. A tree survey is required,
  8. A landscape scheme is required,
  9. A transport statement is required,
  10. The contamination report is not accessible and therefore the content is unavailable,
  11. Clarity is required on affordable housing,
  12. Clarity is required on how the affordable housing scheme will be achieved and the split of affordable rental units,
  13. Clarity is needed on the South Macclesfield Development Area in terms of providing green infrastructure and landscaping and the proximity of the Moss Lane development to public footpaths,
  14. Lack of EV charging points.

It was noted that:

  • There is little change to the design; with the roof now pitched, a change in the window design and some apartments having balconies.
  • Environmental health recommended refusal in December 2020 because of contaminated land.
  • CEC Conservation and Design recommended refusal in December 2020 because of poor design that does not reflect the character of the area.
  • The contamination report cannot be read as its ‘too large to be downloaded’. This was raised with the Cheshire East Council Planning Officer but there has been no response.
  • There are 43 more objections since this application was considered by the planning committee in November 2020, 26 of these are about the new plans.
  • There is no mitigation for the flood risk.
  • Surveys are required for bats, birds and lizards in the area.
  • The development needs to provide a net gain in biodiversity to meet Cheshire East Council (CEC) policy.
  • There are insufficient parking spaces.

Concern was reiterated on the inaccessibility of the contamination report. A paper copy was requested from the CEC Planning Department and that the online version was split into smaller sections so it could be accessed. Neither request has been met, leading to concerns amongst residents on lack of transparency.

Additionally, on the availability of planning documents, two Design and Conservation reports dating 28th June 2019 and 12th December 2019 for applications 19/1068M and 19/1069M weren’t published to the planning Portal until 14th April 2021.

RESOLVED: That a letter is written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on the transparency of key planning documents.

Application No: 21/1966M

Proposal: Amendment to S106 Agreement  relating to the affordable housing mortgagee clause  on 13/2661M – Erection of 173 Dwellings

Location: Kingsfield Park Tytherington

The committee raised a concern that the amendment may lead to affordable housing being sold at market prices and requested that this is clarified.

Application No: 21/1681M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey rear extension

Location: 65, James Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BW

No objections.

Application No: 21/1500M

Proposal: Change of use, accommodation on the upper floors, with cafe bar, kitchen and ancillary accommodation on ground floor.

Location: 88-90, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU

In principle, the committee support development that revitalises the Town Centre but were unable to fully appraise this application as the detail in the Conservation Officer’s report was not accessible.

The committee sought the following:

  • That the Conservation Officer’s report is made available,
  • That the development complies with distance standards to the neighbouring property,
  • That the development doesn’t impact on the neighbour’s privacy.

RESOLVED:                  That the letter written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on the transparency of key planning documents also references the inaccessibility of the Conservation Officer’s report on this application.

Application No: 21/1635M

Proposal:  Full planning application for the erection of a building for club and community use, external cladding to the Main Stand and existing buildings, alteration and extensions to the existing café building to form a reception and the laying out and lighting of the car park

Location: Leasing.Com Stadium, London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP

The committee supports this application.

Application No: 21/1641M

Proposal: Proposed porch extension & new first floor bedroom window to front elevation and single storey rear extension

Location: 32, Badger Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EP

No objections.

Application No: 21/1874M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear detached annex to form bedroom and ensuite

Location: 26, Lyme Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7RS

No objections.

Application No: 21/1935M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey front extension & first floor side extension including partial garage conversion

Location: 10, Hexham Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2WH

No objections.

Application No: 21/1982M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension

Location: 26. Prestwick Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2TH

No objections.

Application No: 21/1611M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage/workshop/office and construction of 5 no. dwellings.

Location: B K Forktrucks Limited, Saville Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7LQ

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

  1. The development is cramped with minimal outside space,
  2. The development is out of keeping with the street scene in the area,
  3. Insufficient parking spaces,
  4. Overlooking,
  5. Impact on the right of way to an existing public footpath.

The committee sought that the Planning Officer enforces Local Plan policies DC3 and DC38 in respect of overlooking.

Application No: 21/1991M

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory & Proposed Single Storey Side Extension & Alterations including partial Garage Conversion & New Covered Entrance Area

Location: 9, Amersham Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2LF

No objections.

Application No: 21/1946M

Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory & proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 187, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QA

No objections.

Application No: 21/2037M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of outbuilding & proposed single storey & first floor rear extensions with front elevation alterations to form new roof canopy over main entrance & garage door

Location: 36, Arlington Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8QL

No objections.

Application No: 21/2070M

Proposal:  Demolition of upvc ‘garden room’ and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form ‘boot room’.

Location:  59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

No objections.

Application No: 21/2071M

Proposal: Listed building consent for demolition of upvc garden room and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form boot room

Location: 59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

No objections.

Application No: 21/2042M

Proposal: Single storey side and rear extensions

Location: 1, Flying Fields Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7GE

No objections.

Application No: 21/2126M

Proposal: Prior approval for a change of use of the first and second floors of the building to bedsits, whilst retaining the ground floor and basement as retail. Existing windows to habitable rooms provide more than adequate natural light.

Location: 3 & 5, Queen Victoria Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LP

The committee raised no objections but highlighted the need for bin storage and that the Environmental Health Officer has requested an acoustic report.

Application No: 21/1951M

Proposal: Change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location:  King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield, SK10 1EE

The committee supported this application subject to the Conservation Officer’s report.

Application No: 21/1952M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location: King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield,   SK10 1EE

The committee supported this application subject to the Conservation Officer’s report.

Application No: 21/1558M

Proposal: Provision of a new shipping container together with over-cladding of adjacent existing container to match.

Location: Land Off Fountain Street, Macclesfield

The committee raised no objections but requested that the Planning Officer checks compliance with the distance standards to neighbouring properties.

Application No: 21/2142M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey rear extension

Location: 40, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

No objections.

Application No: 21/1944M

Proposal: Change of use from a place of worship to a resindential dwelling house.

Location: Former Old Christian Science Church,  2-4, Slater Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8AG

No objections.

Application No: 21/2013M

Proposal: Single storey extension to an existing Primary School for a Resource Provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs. Demolition of 2no. temporary classroom units and making good

Location: Ivy Bank Primary School, Valley Road, Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK11 8PB

The committee support this application but request that a condition is set on the hours of demolition and construction.

Application No: 21/2159M

Proposal: Erection of two storey side extension

Location: 46, Amberley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8LX

No objections.

Application No: 21/2129M

Proposal: Alterations and extensions to existing restaurant (A3)

Location: 36-38, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6J

No objections.

Application No: 21/2225M

Proposal: Proposed first floor extension above former garage.

Location: 58, Knowsley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8AP

No objections.

Application No: 21/2243M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of existing covered terrace area and proposed single storey rear extension with new terrace area

Location: 17, Clifford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QE

No objections.

6. Appeal – 20/4198M 36 Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield

The committee’s observation on this application from the meeting held on 16/10/20 remains unchanged.

7. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted with workshops on the draft Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal scheduled for w/c 03/05/21.

8. Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.  An invitation to quote for a Macclesfield Character Assessment will be published on the council’s website for the beginning of May 2021.

9. Temporary Pavement Café License

The report was noted.

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 21st May.

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

 

Meeting closed at 11.23am

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

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