Planning Committee

Planning Committee

MINUTES Planning Committee 21st February 2022

 

In attendance:             Cllr John Rhodes; Cllr Lena Hogben; Cllr Marilyn Houston; Cllr Tom Dunlop

 

1. To receive apologies for absence.

 

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis; Cllr Emma Angier & Cllr Ben Wye

 

2. To note declarations of Members’ interests.

Cllr Houston declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 10

 

3 Public Participation

A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.

 

None

 

4               To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting that took place on Tuesday 18th January 2022

 

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

 

  1. To consider making a response to the following planning applications:

 

Application No: 21/6400N
Proposal: Redevelopment of Flag Lane Baths, Crewe into a flagship Community Centre for the town. Refurbishment of exterior of the building. Replacement of all doors, windows and rooflights. Proposed landscaping and general refurbishment of the external grounds. Change of use from a public swimming pool, to a Sui Generis hub. Delicate and complementary extensions on the south elevation The extensions are a different materiality to the brick,
Location: Swimming Pool, FLAG LANE, CREWE, CW2 7QX

 

The committee welcomed the ambitious and positive proposals for the building and the potential benefit for the community. Additionally, it was sought that:

  1. That the existing art deco windows and features on primary elevations are retained and reflected in external design proposals
  2. That there is detailed consideration of the Crewe Town Council Heritage Officer’s comments (submitted separately)

 

Application No: 22/0306N
Proposal: Improvements to junction on A530 Middlewich Road to Pyms Lane
Location: Junction on A530 Middlewich Road and Pyms Lane, CREWE

 

The committee has no objection to the proposals, but seeks that designs consider:

  1. Sustainable and active transport elements to be included within the designs, such cycle lanes and priority as well as pedestrian prioritisation and ease of access.
  2. That the proposal provides for a net gain and benefit to biodiversity and wildlife safety, including permeability for wildlife (eg wildlife corridors)
  • Public art and public space improvements

 

Application No: 22/0279N
Proposal: Proposed Ground floor external seating area on the rear and flue extractors and first floor extension
Location: 31, MILL STREET, CREWE

 

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

  1. Reflecting the concerns of lack of detail as identified by the Environmental Health Officer comments
  2. That a site visit is required to understand the application prior to consideration, for example to identify if this is a retrospective application.

 

Application No: 22/0385N
Proposal: Construction of a 4.9m x 0.7m outbuilding at the front to comprise meter house for gas, electric and water meters for the property
Location: 54, SYDNEY ROAD, CREWE, CW1 4HG

 

No objection

 

Application No: 21/6342N
Proposal: The reconfiguration of the site access arrangement to include separate access and egress junctions and formalisation of the existing unmarked parking layout.
Location: 4, OAK STREET, CREWE, CW2 7BX

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0342N
Proposal: Planning permission to install a telecoms shelter as part of VX Fiber FTTP telecoms network installation on the grass verge on Mill street, Crewe, CW2 7DT
Location: VALLEY BROOK BUSINESS CENTRE, GRASS VERGE, MILL STREET, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW2 7DT

 

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

  1. The application is inaccurate and misleading in its description of the location as verge, as the location identified is public open green space used for leisure, exercise and amenity
  2. The proposal does not demonstrably provide for sustainable access for servicing the facility – access by vehicle will lead to damage of the public open green space; parking on Mill Street will lead to serious localised traffic congestion on a major gateway access to the town centre and nearby large-scale business parks.
  • Loss of amenity for residents accessing the public open green space
  1. The proposal would be more appropriately placed elsewhere, away from public open greenspace, mitigating impact on residents and traffic
  2. Material negative impact on the streetscene – more care should be given to the location and visual amenity impact of this proposal

 

Application No: 22/0336N
Proposal: Single storey extension to rear and loft conversion with dormer to rear
Location: 64, LUNT AVENUE, CREWE, CW2 7NA

 

No Objection

 

Application No: 22/0305N
Proposal: Existing lawned area in front of MINI showroom to be hard paved for the display of used cars
Location: Lookers MINI, Gateway, Crewe, CW1 6YY

 

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

  1. That the plans should provide evidence of net improvement in drainage, particularly in line with sustainable drainage systems
  2. That all existing trees on the site should be retained
  • That the planting bed should be replaced in equivalent sustainable planting.

 

Application No: 22/0068N
Proposal: Two storey side and single storey rear extension(s)
Location: 231, MANOR WAY, CREWE, CW2 6PH

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0331N
Proposal: Planning permission to install a telecoms shelter as part of VX Fiber FTTP telecoms network installation on the grass verge on Lime Tree Ave, Crewe, CW1 4JA
Location: Site Compound Adjacent 243, Lime Tree Avenue, Crewe, CW1 4JA

 

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

  1. The application is inaccurate and misleading in its description of the location as verge, as the location identified is public open green space used for leisure, exercise and amenity
  2. The proposal does not demonstrably provide for sustainable access for servicing the facility – access by vehicle will lead to damage of the public open green space; on street parking will lead to localised traffic congestion
  • Loss of amenity for residents accessing the public open green space
  1. The proposal would be more appropriately placed elsewhere, away from public open greenspace, mitigating impact on residents and traffic
  2. Material negative impact on the streetscene – more care should be given to the location and visual amenity impact of this proposal

 

Application No: 22/0326N
Proposal: Planning permission to install a telecoms shelter as part of VX Fiber FTTP telecoms network installation on the grass verge on Underwood Lane opposite Abington Close, Crewe, CW1 3SB.
Location: Land adjacent to 370, UNDERWOOD LANE, CREWE, CW1 3SB

 

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

  1. The application is inaccurate and misleading in its description of the location as verge, as the location identified is public open green space used for leisure, exercise and amenity
  2. The proposal does not demonstrably provide for sustainable access for servicing the facility – access by vehicle will lead to damage of the public open green space; on street parking will lead to localised traffic congestion
  • Loss of amenity for residents accessing the public open green space
  1. The proposal would be more appropriately placed elsewhere, away from public open greenspace, mitigating impact on residents and traffic
  2. Material negative impact on the streetscene – more care should be given to the location and visual amenity impact of this proposal

 

Application No: 22/0307N
Proposal: Proposed dropped kerb
Location: 122, BROUGHTON ROAD, CREWE, CW1 4NS

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0109N
Proposal: outline application for two dwellings
Location: Land adjacent to 131, STONELEY ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4NQ

 

The committee does not object, but seeks that:

  1. the vision splay details are reviewed as the diagram does not indicate how that spay will be maintained as it crosses private land of the adjoining and existing residence. Potentially, the controlled area for a vision splay south west of the site is far less than indicated
  2. That the development reflects net biodiversity gain as per planning policy

 

Application No: 22/0243N
Proposal: Demolition of the existing conservatory, replacement single storey rear extension
Location: 53, CREWE ROAD, CREWE, CW1 6DT

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0196N
Proposal: Proposed 2 storey extension to the rear.
Location: 83, WARMINGHAM ROAD, CREWE, CW1 4PS

 

No objection

 

Application No: 21/6438N
Proposal: Advert Consent for Retrospective Application to install 1x42 LCD screen & 4x 1250x700mm flag Pole Signs overall height 2450mm
Location: Tesco Extra, VERNON WAY, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 2DD

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0472N
Proposal: Two storey extension to side, single storey extension to rear and single storey garage extension to side
Location: WINDY NOOK, MAW GREEN ROAD, CREWE, CW1 4HH

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0343N
Proposal: Use of the premises for the sitting and administration of computer-based driving theory test exams on behalf of the DVSA
Location: UNIT 8, Victoria Centre, 5 Victoria Streeet, CREWE, CW1 2PU

 

No objection

 

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

 

Received since issuing the agenda:

 

Application No: 22/0476N
Proposal: The proposed development is for external alterations, partial demolition and formation of a new fire escape stair enclosure
Location: UNIT 1, Phoenix Leisure Park, DUNWOODY WAY, CREWE, CW1 3AJ

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0127N
Proposal: Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.
Location: 11, HUNGERFORD AVENUE, CREWE, CW1 6EP

 

No objection

 

Application No: 22/0450N
Proposal: To convert a section of my land to commercial use to allow my son to operate a vehicle repair garage by appointment only.
Location: Woodland View, 2, WALDRONS LANE, CREWE, CW1 4PT

 

The committee has no objection, but, due to its location on a small and rural lane, seeks that any associated planning consent  includes such enforceable conditions to ensure that:

  1. There is no sub division of the site
  2. The commercial access it controlled by appointment only
  • The commercial operation is not to expand beyond the current proposals.

 

Amended Plans:

 

 Application No: 21/3725N
 Proposal: Demolition of double garage and erection of new double garage
 Location: 2, SINGLETON AVENUE, CREWE, CW1 3TY

 

RESOLVED: The committee confirmed its previously submitted objection to the proposal on the following grounds:

  1. That the proposals demonstrate an over-bearing nature
  2. That the proposals demonstrate over development of the site
  • That the proposal risks extension of living accommodation without proper scrutiny

 

 Application No: 21/5720N
 Proposal: Extension over garage
 Location: 25, MEREBANK ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW2 8AS

 

No Objection

 

Notice of appeal:

 

Application No: 20/3766N
Location: 180, NANTWICH ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW2 6BS
Proposal: 3 No Apartments

 

Noted

 

  1. 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 Cheshire East Commuted Sums (s106) Policy notice

Noted

 

8.2 CEC Air Quality Reports

Noted

 

8.3 Crewe Hub Area Action Plan Withdrawal Notice

Noted

 

8.4 Notice that the Cheshire East Brownfield Land Register has been published

Noted

 

8.5 HS2 Phase 2b: High Speed Rail (Crewe to Manchester) Bill 2022

It was agreed that the Clerk will contact the Cheshire East Council Lead Officer for HS2 and offer support for their approach, subject to details.

 

8.6 20 is Plenty wheelie bin stickers – Cllr Wye

Deferred to allow Cllr Wye to lead on this item

9.  

 

It is recommended that Committee considers a resolution under Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to exclude the public and representatives of the press from the meeting during the consideration of Item 10 on the grounds that matter contains sensitive information and by reason of the confidential nature of the business being transacted.

RESOLVED: That the meeting will enter closed session for the purposes of Agenda Item 10
10.  

20/0829N – consideration of the conclusion of this planning application

Resolution not currently available

11.  

To note the proposed date of the next meeting Monday 21st March 2022 at 6pm – location and format of the meeting to be confirmed subject to current Covid-19 guidance and restrictions

Meeting Closed at 8:06pm

 

Chair   Cllr John Rhodes

Clerk    P Turner

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