In attendance: Cllr Hogben, Cllr Dunlop, Cllr Straine-Francis, Cllr John Rhodes, Cllr Toth and Cllr Houston
20/6/1 To receive apologies for absence.
Cllr Palin and Cllr Angier
20/6/2 To note declarations of Members’ interests.
Cllr Houston declared a pecuniary interest in application 20/4439N and took no part in the decision.
20/6/3 Public Participation
No members of the public had sought participation or submitted questions or comments.
20/6/4 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 20th October 2020
RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting
20/6/5 To consider making a response to the following planning applications:
Application No: 20/4619N
Proposal: Construction of three industrial units of varying size suitable for B1, B2 &
B8 class use with service yards, associated parking, landscaping and infrastructure
No Objection For Farmers Uk Limited, FOURTH AVENUE, CREWE, CW1 6BN
Application No: 20/4678N
Proposal: Extension to existing industrial storage building on existing external
No objection AZTEC AEROSOLS, GATEWAY, CREWE, CW1 6YY
Application No: 20/4216N
Proposal: Creation of two self contained flats with their own access and allocated parking spaces consisting of one 2 bedroom flat and one, 1 bedroom flat.
Location: 279, WEST STREET, CREWE, CW1 3HU
Members discussed at length concerns relating to the lack of availability of the Highways Officer report; How the emerging Cheshire East Council Article 4 Directive might apply to the application; the cramped nature of the subdivision and the implied low standard of accommodation proposed.
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the application due to over development through subdivision, noting that, should the application be revised to provide for two one bedroomed flats, it might be considered more appropriate.
Application No: 20/4215N
Proposal: Installing on the rear existing house extension a roof terrace and exchange window from rear bedroom.
Location: 36, SANDIWAY ROAD, CREWE, CW1 3QR
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the application on the grounds of the over-looking nature of the proposal, which would result in loss of amenity to neighbouring properties, through loss of privacy and intrusion in gardens and the adjoining neighbour’s bedroom window.
Application No: 20/4439N
Proposal: Alterations, single storey rear extension and loft conversion from 4 bed HMO to 7 bed HMO
Location: 136, BEDFORD STREET, CREWE, CW2 6JD
The committee expressed clear concern and opposition to the proposal, supporting neighbour concerns and objections and referencing the excessive over-development of the property, resulting in poor quality and cramped accommodation; lack of parking provision; impact on the community and neighbourhood degradation; height of loft ceiling unclear and potentially not meeting standards; the development would require licensing approval as an HMO; inadequate waste storage leading to waste being left on the street; loss of amenity for neighbours due noise; and the proposal should be considered in light of the emerging Cheshire East Article 4 Directive on proliferation of HMOs.
RESOLVED: The committee objects to the application on the following grounds:
i. Insufficient waste storage
ii. Insufficient parking and lack of available on street parking
iii. Over-development of the property leading to cramped and low quality accommodation
iv. Loss of amenity for neighbouring properties due to noise and over development
v. Inadequate detail on headroom in the loft conversion aspect of the application
Application No: 20/3720N
Proposal: Conversion and extension of existing garage to create additional living accommodation.
Location: 10, CHAPELMERE COURT, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4SW
Application No: 20/4794N
Proposal: Two storey extension
Location: 30, VICTORIA AVENUE, CREWE, CW2 7SQ
Application No: 20/4797N
Proposal: Single storey rear extension
Location: 14, SEAGULL CLOSE, CREWE, CW1 5LW
20/6/6 To consider making responses to any urgent planning application consultations that have arisen since this agenda was published.
20/6/7 To note responses submitted under delegation since the previous meeting
20/6/8 To consider updated HS2 consultation documents received
RESOLVED: That the committee responds to the consultation reflecting support for the proposed amendments in line with the circulated comments from Cllr Coiley.
20/6/9 To note and consider correspondence and consultations relating to the committee
9.1 Cheshire East Highways – A Well Managed Highway Consultation
RESOLVED: Tat the committee responds to reinforce the importance of maintaining winter maintenance (gritting) of bus and school access routes, also highlighting the value of gritting along Flag Lane as a busy vehicular and pedestrian route.
9.2 Cheshire East Council – The making of three non-immediate article 4(1) directions to withdraw permitted development rights for the change of use of dwellings to small Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in areas of Crewe
RESOLVED: That responds in support of the proposed Article 4 Directive and associated policies.
9.3 Cheshire East Council – Revised Publication Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD)
9.4 Cheshire East Council – Draft Tenancy Strategy
RESOLVED: That the committee expressed its support for the proposed direction of the consultation documents.
20/6/10 To note the date of the next meeting 19th January 2021
Meeting Closed at 8.36pm
Chair Cllr John Rhodes
Clerk P Turner