MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 22ND JUNE 2021
In attendance: Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis, Cllr John Rhodes, Cllr Tom Dunlop, Cllr Marilyn Houston and Cllr Emma Angier
PL21/2/1. To receive apologies for absence.
Cllr Lena Hogben, Cllr Gary Palin and Cllr Julian Proffit
PL21/2/2. To note declarations of Members’ interests.
Cllr John Rhodes declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/3071N as a governor at the school
Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis declared a non-pecuniary interest in 21/2687N as a volunteer for a nearby community organisation
PL21/2/3 Public Participation
A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.
PL21/2/4 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 25th May 2021
RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting
PL21/2/5 To consider making a response to the following planning applications:
Application No: 21/2855N
Proposal: Variation of Condition 12 on approval P03/0965 for mixed use leisure development comprising a terrace housing a bowling alley, cinema and bingo hall and two free standing buildings housing a restaurant and a late bar/restaurant
Location: UNIT 1, Phoenix Leisure Park, DUNWOODY WAY, CREWE, CW1 3AJ
No comment however planning documents not accessible. Clerk delegated to respond if material differences e.g. opening times
Application No: 21/3154N
Proposal: Proposed erection of a single storey side extension
Location: 42, CAPENHURST AVENUE, CREWE, CW2 8NN
Application No: 21/1831N
Proposal: Part double, part single side and rear extension and internal alterations
Location: 26, MOSSFORD AVENUE, CREWE, CW1 3RT
RESOLVED: That this committee objects to the application on the following grounds:
i. The development of an HMO is not in keeping with the nature of the surrounding housing
ii. The development of an HMO is a principle not supported by this council and does not recognize the emerging Article Directives of Cheshire East Council as a means to tackle the social issues caused by proliferation of HMOs in the community
iii. The application demonstrates over-development of the site
iv. The development risks loss of amenity for existing residents due to noise and antisocial behaviour
v. The development of an HMO risks increased on street waste, identified by Cheshire East Council as a serious issue in Crewe and not meeting the aims of the Cheshire East Cleaner Crewe Initiative
vi. Lack of off street parking for a proposed housing unit of up to 7 individuals will lead to further localized issues relating to on street parking and the impact on the resultant local community
vii. The first floor rooms do not demonstrate appropriate living accommodation with minimal room sizes providing the main living accommodation for the residents of below 10square metres
Application No: 21/2793N
Proposal: Advertisement consent for various illuminated signage.
Location: Bentley Motors Limited, PYMS LANE, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 3PL
Application No: 21/2974N
Proposal: Advertisement consent for 1 no. non illuminated totum sign.
Location: Land at Mill Street and Lockitt Street, CREWE, CW2 7BB
Application No: 21/3015N
Proposal: Conversion of an existing garage into a Day room with the addition of a first floor bedroom and staircase
Location: 24, STAMP AVENUE, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4JP
Application No: 21/2687N
Proposal: Proposed 5G telecoms installation 15m high ‘slim line’ Phase 8 H3G street pole c/w wrap around cabinet and 3no. cabinets with ancillary works– to be coloured grey.
Location: MCLAREN STREET, CREWE
RESOLVED: That this committee, whilst recognizing the need for increased access to mobile signal connectivity, objects to the application on the following grounds:
i. Proximity to a community day care centre for children and people with complex care needs.
ii. Proximity to a school
iii. Proximity to a play area and playing fields
iv. Loss of amenity for existing residents due to visual impact
v. Risk of constriction of the pavement making it difficult for pedestrians to pass at a minimum 2m distance
vi. Poor design and overbearing nature having an adverse impact on the streetscene
vii. The application provided misleading images, not featuring the neighbouring care facility and play area.
Application No: 21/2526N
Proposal: We are proposing to change the existing ground floor side window into a door
Location: 126, NANTWICH ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW2 6AT
PL21/2/6. To consider making responses to any urgent planning application consultations that have arisen since this agenda was published.
Application No: 21/2399N
Proposal: Loft extension with new dormers
Location: 23, COLERIDGE WAY, CREWE, CW1 5JW
Application No: 21/3206N
Proposal: Works to install a dropped kerb, vehicular access to the property, breaking out and renewing the existing kerb brace and footpath to meet highways specification.
Location: 77, BROUGHTON ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4NW
Application No: 21/3071N
Proposal: Erection of a dining/multi-use canopy
Location: Ruskin Community High School, RUSKIN ROAD, CREWE, CW2 7JT
PL21/2/7. To note responses submitted under delegation since the previous meeting
PL21/2/8. To note and/or consider consultations and planning policy circulated by the planning authority (Cheshire East Council)
8.1 Proposal for the expansion of Shavington Academy by 150 places and to include a resource provision for 14 pupils with a primary need of autism
PL21/2/9. To note the lodged appeal:
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
Appeal Start Date: 03-Jun-2021
PL21/2/10. To note the date of the next meeting 20th July 2021 – location and format of the meeting to be confirmed subject to current Covid-19 guidance and restrictions
Meeting closed at 6.32pm
Chair Cllr John Rhodes
Clerk P Turner