Crewe Town Council
1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, Crewe CW1 2DL
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Planning Committee 15th November 2021
In attendance: Cllr Marilyn Houston Cllr John Rhodes
Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis Cllr Ben Wye
|1.||To receive apologies for absence.
Cllr Lena Hogben, Cllr Gary Palin, Cllr Tom Dunlop, Cllr Angier
|2.||To note declarations of Members’ interests.
A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.
Cllr Wye promoted an opportunity for members to gain more information and be involved in the 20 Minute Neighbourhood initiative. All members will receive an email invitation to attend an online event relating to the initiative.
4 To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting that took place on 18th October 2021
RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting
- To consider making a response to the following planning applications:
|Proposal:||Single storey side extension|
|Location:||3, NORBRECK AVENUE, CREWE, CW2 7NW|
|Proposal:||SINGLE-STOREY REAR AND SIDE EXTENSION|
|Location:||2, BEECH GROVE, CREWE, CW1 4ED|
|Proposal:||Change of Use of Existing Licensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) for 10 x individual tenants (C4 Use Class) to a Children's Care Home for 4 x vulnerable young people (aged 7-17) (C2 Use Class)|
|Location:||261, NANTWICH ROAD, CREWE, CW2 6NX|
Members expressed their support for the provision of high quality and appropriate accommodation for vulnerable young people. Also identified the detailed comments submitted by the fire authority, which were welcomed. Also, the neighbour comments were noted and it is hoped that the planning authority will give close consideration of these.
The siting of the proposed facility in an area associated with anti social behaviour was discussed and raised concerns.
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the proposal on the basis of the inappropriate siting of the facility, particularly in consideration of the vulnerable young people expected to be placed there, which would be within a Public Protection Order area associated with anti social behaviour and drug dealing
|Proposal:||New house no.2B on land adjoining nos. 2 and 2A|
|Location:||2B, BRADFIELD ROAD, CREWE, CW1 3RA|
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the proposal on the grounds of proximity to the rail line, as identified in detail within the Network Rail consultation response
|Proposal:||Change of use from former Church Meeting Room to offices|
|Location:||THE MEETING ROOM, QUEEN STREET, CREWE|
|Proposal:||Certificate of lawful proposed use comprising the removal and reinstatement of floorspace at mezzanine level and 24/7 operation of premises|
|Location:||Unit 13, Grand Junction Way, Crewe, CW1 2RP|
RESOLVED: That this committee objects to the application on the basis of:
- The proposal s represent anti-social development as a result of 24 hour 7 day a week operation and access
- The applicant’s definition of proximity to residential areas is not supported as residential properties will be affected dues to proximity to the site and access to Grand Junction retail Park.
- The application does not provide adequate information on intended use and need for 24 hour use, which therefore does not provide for an understanding of the potential impact on residential properties on the road associated with Grand Junction Retail Park.
|Proposal:||Listed Building Consent for six wall mounted lanterns (type 'Legend' by Thorn) on Hill St elevation to replace existing lanterns. Two wall mounted lantern (type 'Legend' by Thorn) on Heath St elevation to replace existing lanterns. Fixing of festoon/catenary lighting to Hill Street elevation.|
|Location:||MARKET HALL, EARLE STREET, CREWE, CW1 2BL|
It was agreed that the Crewe Town Council Heritage Officer Heritage Assessment would be submitted as the committee’s response
|Location:||MCLAREN STREET, CREWE|
|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.|
It was agreed to submit a response that highlights the importance of recognising the proximity to Hopes and Beams and the detail within their consultation response.
|Proposal:||Replacement of an existing two single garages with a double garage and a gym facility to the side|
|Location:||2, HALLSHAW AVENUE, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4AY|
RESOLVED: That the committee does not object to the proposal, but seeks that such conditions are placed on any associated planning consent that ensure:
- Conditions such that the development does not allow for overnight accommodation
- That the proposed development’s primary purpose is a s a garage
- That it is not to be separately let or subdivided from the primary associated residence
- That the facilities within the proposed development remain for the use and purposes of the residents of the primary associated residence and cannot be used for commercial purposes.
- To consider making responses to any urgent planning application consultations that have arisen since this agenda was
|Proposal:||New shop front and removal of parapet wall, refurbishment, renovation (Internally/externally) reverting to a traditional appearance.|
|Location:||69, MARKET STREET, CREWE, CW1 2EY|
The committee welcomed the investment in the property and in general supported the refurbishment, however it was felt that the loss of the parapet feature to the frontage was unnecessary.
RESOLVED: That the committee objects to the application on the grounds that the removal of the parapet would have a detrimental impact on the heritage character of the town centre being that the feature adds heritage character and should therefore be retained.
|Proposal:||Extension over garage|
|Location:||25, MEREBANK ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW2 8AS|
- To note responses submitted under delegation since the previous meeting
|8.||To note and/or consider correspondence, consultations, planning policy circulated by the planning authority (Cheshire East Council) and member items
9.1 Cheshire East Council Parks and Green Spaces Survey
It was agreed that the Clerk should respond to the consultation and represent the importance and value of the towns parks and green spaces. Additionally, the importance of the even distribution of green spaces and facilities around the town should be represented to enable ease of access for all residents.
|9.||To note the proposed date of the next meeting 17th January 2022 at 6pm – location and format of the meeting to be confirmed subject to current Covid-19 guidance and restrictions
Meeting closed at 7.18pm
Chair Cllr John Rhodes
Clerk P Turner