Planning Committee

 MINUTES of the meeting held 13th February 2023

In attendance:

Cllr John Rhodes

Cllr Emma Angier

Cllr Hazel Faddes

Cllr Lena Hogben

Cllr Tom Dunlop

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllrs Houston, Palin & Wye
2    To note declarations of Members’ interests

Cllr Rhodes declared a non-pecuniary interest in 23/0386N

Cllr Faddes declared a non-pecuniary interest in applications associated with being a Cheshire East Councillor for Crewe East ward

Cllr Straine-Francis declared a non-pecuniary interest in 23/0386N

3 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16th January 2023 RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting
4 Public Participation
  A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.

Members of the public attended the meeting to ask questions relating to the Cheshire East proposals associated with a potential “Mini Holland” project.

It was clarified that the meeting could not address the questions directly as they related to a Cheshire East Project that has not yet been formalised or subject to a planning application.

5 To consider making a response to the following planning applications:
 
Application No: 23/0386N
Proposal: Installation of solar car-port on the stadium car park
Location: The Alexandra Stadium, GRESTY ROAD, CREWE, CW2 6EB

The committee welcomes the application

 

Application No: 23/0155N
Proposal: 1no new build residential unit
Location: 8, Vincent Street, CREWE, Crewe, Cheshire East, CW1 4AA

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the proposals on the following grounds:

i.                     The proposals demonstrate overdevelopment of the site, removing outdoor amenity space for the current occupiers of 2 flats at 8 Vincent Street

ii.                   The proposals will adversely affect the amenity of existing residents neighbouring the property through displaced on street car parking from the current residences and additional on street parking from the proposed dwellings. To presume that these residences will not have associated cars is not reasonable as has been demonstrated multiple times in Crewe where CEC Planning and Highways has misleadingly declared the development to be in a sustainable location but the occupants still have cars. The proposal does not meet local planning policy in terms of ensuring the provision of adequate parking spaces (as identified by Cheshire East Highways in its response to application 23/0231N)

iii.                 The clear and informed concerns of existing residents should be clearly addressed

 

Application No: 23/0239N
Proposal: New building parking and service yard for builders merchant supplies, hand or power tools hire / sales. plant hire / sales and bottled LPG sales
Location: LAND OFF, DUNWOODY WAY, CREWE

Whilst the committee does not object to the proposals in principle, the Nature Conservation Officer’s comments must be addressed to their satisfaction prior to consideration of the application by the planning authority

 

Application No: 23/0256N
Proposal: Use of an area to the west of the existing Soil Treatment Facility for the reception and screening of soil.
Location: MAW GREEN LANDFILL SITE, MAW GREEN ROAD, CREWE, CW1 5NG

Whilst the committee does not object to the proposals in principle,

i.                    the Nature Conservation Officer’s comments must be addressed to their satisfaction prior to consideration of the application by the planning authority

ii.                   Residents’ concerns must be considered and addressed

iii.                 The committee has clear and observable concerns that the increased traffic on Maw Green Road and its junction with Sydney Road is unsustainable and the the junction should be improved for all roads joining at that point as well as ensuring pedestrian and cycle safety along Maw Green Road

 

Application No: 23/0231N
Proposal: Single storey side garage & rear utility extension. Lower ground rear granny annex extension. Gabled dormer window to the front.
Location: 21A, MANOR AVENUE, CREWE, CW2 8BD

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the application on the following grounds:

i.                    The development does not meet the requirements of local plan policy associated with parking provision for a dwelling of scale (including an annex for independent habitation)

ii.                   Cheshire East Highways has identified the lack of parking and impact on residents’ amenity

iii.                 Resident’s comments should be considered and addressed.

 

Application No: 23/0212N
Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension
Location: 99, VALLEY ROAD, WISTASTON, CHESHIRE, CW2 8LL

No objection

 

Application No: 22/4863N
Proposal: The demolition of the existing industrial buildings and structures (including the boundary wall along West Street) and the construction of 263 dwellings comprising 24 apartments and 239 houses, together with other associated works, including the provision of public open space, the laying out of roads and footways (with two new accesses from West Street), and hard and soft landscaping
Location: Bombardier Transportation, WEST STREET, CREWE, CW1 3JB

The committee does not object to the proposal but seeks that it is considered within current planning policy and in particular addresses the following sustainability issues:

i.                    The provision of electric vehicle charging points

ii.                   The provision of sustainable energy production (eg solar panels)

iii.                 To ensure net biodiversity gain with provision for biodiversity infrastructure (bird/bat boxes, insect habitats etc).

 

Application No: 23/0135N
Proposal: Advertisement consent for replacement of the existing external through the wall machine with new model. New CCTV camera to be installed.
Location: 30, MARKET STREET, CREWE, CW1 2ES

No objection

 

Application No: 22/5017N
Proposal: Rear extension to form en-suite bathroom
Location: 91, RAMSBOTTOM STREET, CREWE, CW1 3AN

No objection

 

Application No: 23/0312N
Proposal: Change of use of ground floor office to self contained flat
Location: 102, VICTORIA STREET, CREWE, CW1 2JT

No objection

 

Application No: 23/0410N
Proposal: Change of Use from "Self Catering Holiday Unit and Premises" to "Mixed Use" (to include, "Self Catering Holiday Unit and Premises" and "Dwelling as a Permanent Place of Residence").
Location: Coach House, 1A, HUNGERFORD AVENUE, CREWE, CW1 6EP

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the proposal on the following grounds:

i.                    That the decision associated with 22/2178N clearly identified that the development “shall not be occupied as a person’s sole, or permanent place of residence”.

ii.                   That the proposal would adversely affect the amenity of existing residents, as identified in the Cheshire East Planning decision notice for 22/2178N

 

Application No: 23/0134N
Proposal: Replacement of the existing external through the wall machine with new model. New CCTV camera to be installed.
Location: 30, MARKET STREET, CREWE, CW1 2ES

No objection

 

Application No: 23/0156N
Proposal: Construction of single storey extension to provide additional classroom space and existing canopy repositioned
Location: Monks Coppenhall Academy, REMER STREET, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4LY
 

 

Whilst the committee does not object to the principle of the development, it seeks that residents’ comments are considered and address, ensuring minimal or no disruption from building site vehicles or works for residents. Additionally, that the authority takes action to ensure increased traffic and parking is addressed to reduce the loss of amenity identified by residents due to on street parking.

 

6 To consider making responses to any urgent planning application consultations that  have arisen since this agenda was published
   

Application No: 23/0447N
Proposal: installation of a 20m high slim-line monopole, supporting 6 no. antennas, 1 no. wraparound equipment cabinet at the base of the monopole, 2 no. equipment cabinets, 1 no. electric meter cabinet, and ancillary development thereto.
Location: The proposal relates to the installation, West Street, Coppenhall, Crewe, CW1 2NW

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the application due to its proximity to schools, which are considered sensitive sites. The committee seeks that a more appropriate site is identified.

 

Application No: 23/0477N
Proposal: Prior approval for installation of 15m high phase 8 monopole, supporting 6 no antennas, 1 no wraparound equipment cabinet at the base of the monopole, 2 no equipment cabinets, 1 no electric meter cabinet and ancillary development thereto including 1 no GPS module.
Location: Underwood Lane, Coppenhall, Crewe, CW1 3RA

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the application due to its proximity to schools, which are considered sensitive sites. The committee seeks that a more appropriate site is identified.

 

Application No: 23/0476N
Proposal: Telecommunications mast and equipment/power cabinets.
Location: Grass verge of Reasedale Avenue, Reasedale Avenue, Wistaston Green, Crewe, CW2 8UR

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the application due to its proximity to schools, which are considered sensitive sites. The committee seeks that a more appropriate site is identified.

 

Application No: 23/0049N
Proposal: Insertion of a window at the rear elevation
Location: 1A upper woodland studio, Wood Land Avenue, CREWE, CW1 6HE

No objection

 

Application No: 23/0290N
Proposal: Two storey extension to side of dwelling
Location: 56, STONELEY ROAD, CREWE, CW1 4NG

No objection

7 To note responses submitted under delegation since the previous meeting

None

8 To note and/or consider correspondence, consultations,  planning policy circulated by the planning authority (Cheshire East Council) and member items
  8.1 Pre-consultation – proposed radio base station installation at CAN26691

Noted

8.2 CAN26858 - Pre Planning Consultation

Noted

8.3 CAN26856 - Pre Planning Consultation

Noted

8.4 Pre-Application Consultation - Proposed Radio Base Station CAN26491

Noted

9 Consideration of heritage protection and conservation area feasibility

RESOLVED: That committee recommends to council:

i.                    That an Earmarked Reserve (EMR) of £70,000 is created for the purposes of developing and then establishing a Conservation Area Review and associated action plan for Crewe

10 Planning Enforcement

10.1 Case Reference 23/00053E – Potential change of use of residential garage to operative office

Noted

10.2 Complaint submitted to regarding Planning Enforcement

Noted

11 To note the proposed date of the next meeting Monday 20th March 2023 at 6pm.

 

Meeting closed at 7.36pm

 

Chair   Cllr John Rhodes

Clerk    P Turner

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