Planning Committee

Planning Committee

Crewe Town Council

Planning Committee

1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, Crewe CW1 2DL

www.crewetowncouncil.gov.uk 01270 756975

MINUTES

 

            In Attendance:           Cllr Emma Angier        Cllr Tom Dunlop          Cllr Hazel Faddes

Cllr Lena Hogben         Cllr Gary Palin Cllr John Rhodes (Chair)

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

 

1. To receive apologies for absence.

Cllr Marilyn Houston

2. To note declarations of Members’ interests.

None

3 Public Participation

None

 

4               To receive notes (not minutes) of the (inquorate) Planning Committee Meeting that took place on Tuesday 20th July 2021

                 Received

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

 

Application No: 21/4382N
Proposal: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a residential

development (Use Class C3) alongside a care home (Use Class C2) with associated access, parking, landscaping and infrastructure

Location: HUNTERS LODGE HOTEL, 296, SYDNEY ROAD, CREWE, CW1 5LU

 

The committee recognises and supports residents’ concerns relating to this application and therefore objects to the application on the following points:

  1. The proposals represent over development of the site
  2. The development does not demonstrate net biodiversity gain as per Planning Authority Policy
  • Boundary treatments do not provide wildlife permeability
  1. Lack of parking for the residential home – does not provide adequate parking for staff and visitors will lead to on street parking and impact amenity of the development
  2. Inadequate provision for deliveries to the car home element causing safety risk during menouvres as well as potential impact on residential amenity
  3. The development does not provide community compensation (CIL or Section 106)
  • The peninsula design of the proposals does not provide permeability for active travel, which does not support the active travel policies of Cheshire East or reflect the Climate Crisis as recognised by Cheshire East Council
  • Previous applications on the site have been declined
  1. The development will result in the destruction of greenfield land not identified for development within the Cheshire East Local Plan
Application No: 21/4446N
Proposal: Change of use from existing C4, 6 bed, 6 person HMO to Sui Generis 6

bed, 9 person HMO

Location: 91, HUNGERFORD ROAD, CREWE, CW1 5EY

 

The committee objects to the application on the following points:

  1. Inadequate kitchen provision for the density of occupancy proposed
  2. The proposal is not supported by the Planning Authority’s emerging Article 4 Directive
  • Room sizes do not demonstrate adequate living and amenity space for the density of occupancy proposed
  1. Additional density of occupancy will have detrimental effect on neighbouring residential amenity due to increase in noise, on street waste and parking.
  2. Inadequate and impractical bike storage
  3. Overdevelopment of the site
  • The provision of an HMO in this location will result in the “sandwiching” of a residential family home between 2 HMOs, which is identified as a negative issue within the emerging CEC Article 4 Directive
  • Parking of vehicles on the property frontage has been introduced with the removal of a boundary wall without planning or highways consent and represents a potential risk to pedestrians as well as potential obstruction of the pavement due to vehicles protruding from the demised premises

 

Application No: 21/4317N
Proposal: Erect one additional storey together with first floor rear extension to

No. 20 Market Street, and change use of property to medical/health facility - use class E(e).

Location: 20, MARKET STREET, CREWE, CW1 2EG

The committee objects to the preapplication on the following points:

  1. The Crewe Town Council Heritage Officer comments demonstrate negative impact on the built environment heritage
  2. Over development of the site
  • Inadequate waste storage
  1. Amended roof line and profile is not in keeping with the area
  2. The proposal is not a practical location for the intended service users

 

Application No: 21/4270N
Proposal: Erect three additional storeys to No. 22a Market Street, alter

elevations and change use of property to medical / health facility - use class E(e).

Location: 22A, MARKET STREET, CREWE, CW1 2EG

 

The committee objects to the application on the following points:

  1. The Crewe Town Council Heritage Officer comments demonstrate negative impact on the built environment heritage
  2. Over development of the site
  • Inadequate waste storage
  1. Amended roof line and profile is not in keeping with the area
  2. Overbearing nature of the proposed development
  3. Elevations do not meet with expectations of local regeneration in this gateway location and will have a negative impact on future investment.
  • The proposals do not demonstrate net biodiversity gain
  • No provision for renewable energy
  1. The proposal is not a practical location for the intended service users

 

Application No: 21/4555N
Proposal: Advert consent for External facing digital screen in window.
Location: 35-37, MARKET STREET, CREWE, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 2HN

 

No objection

 

Application No: 21/4554N
Proposal: Lawful development Certificate for proposed internal alteration and

rear door/windows bricked up for proposed use to C4, 5 bed person

HMO

Location: 147 WESTMINSTER STREET, CREWE, CW2 7LF

 

The committee objects to the application on the following points

  1. Bedrooms 2,4 and 5 are below 10sqm in size and demonstrate low quality and under-sized accommodation
  2. The proposal is not supported by the Planning Authority’s emerging Article 4 Directive
  • Room sizes do not demonstrate adequate living and amenity space for the density of occupancy proposed
  1. Additional density of occupancy will have detrimental effect on neighbouring residential amenity due to increase in noise, on street waste and parking.

 

Application No: 21/4618N
Proposal: Erection of temporary fire station accommodation for the duration of

the construction of the new fire station

Location: Crewe Fire Station, CREWE ROAD, CREWE, CW1 6DS

 

No Objection

 

Application No: 21/4434N
Proposal: Reserved matters application proposing details of layout,

appearance, scale and landscaping for the residential element (C3 use) the outline development 15/1537N - Outline planning application (with matters reserved) for a mixed-use development comprising residential use (Use Class C3) (up to 325 residential dwellings); employment use (Use Class B1), local centre comprising health centre and

community facility (Use Class D1), food/non food retail (Use Class A public house/restaurant (Use Class A4/A3) and associated works including construction of a new access road with access from the Crewe Green Link Road South, creation of footpaths and provision public open space and landscaping.

 

Location: Land to the West of , DAVID WHITBY WAY, WESTON

 

No Objection

 

Application No: 21/3524N
Proposal: Summer house and shed.
Location: 217, BROAD STREET, CREWE, CW1 4JJ

 

No Objection

 

Application No: 21/4647N
Proposal: Lawful development Certificate for proposed single storey rear

extension

Location: 9 BELGRAVE ROAD, CREWE, CW2 7NH

 

No Objection

 

PRE-APPLICATION CONSIDERATION

 

Proposed telecommunications at cac12927-Mill Street SW, Crewe, CW2 7AX

 

Noted, awaiting revised plans

 

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

 

Application No: 21/4625N
Proposal: Demolition of existing buildings followed by the construction of a new Fire Station (including a training tower and training building) together with associated external works which include hard standings and car parking
Location: Crewe Fire Station, CREWE ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 6DS

 

No Objection

 

Application No: 21/3348N
Proposal: A new two storey extension on the rear of our property.
Location: 13, WARMINGHAM ROAD, CREWE, CW1 4PU

 

No Objection

 

Application No: 21/4632N
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) on application 18/2854N - Construction of a 3 storey office building (Use Class B1) extending to 3813.2 square metres and provision of 128 car parking spaces
Location: Land At, Arden Square, Crewe Business Park, CREWE

 

No Objection

 

  1. To note responses submitted under delegation since the previous meeting

(The below are responses to planning applications which fell due for response prior to this meeting. The draft responses on behalf of committee were circulated for comment and amendment to the committee in advance of submission to the Planning Authority.)

 

21/2067N ROYAL ARCADE, Land bounded by Victoria Street, Queensway, Delamere Street and Lawrence Street, CREWE

Response:

The committee is supportive of the principle of investment in the bus station and regeneration of the site and recognises the amendments made to the design proposals. The committee does not object to the application, but seeks that all efforts are made and demonstrated to ensure that council-led investment in the town centre provides clear direction for future development with ambitious, considered, sustainable and sensitive design and implementation. The expectation should be that provision of sustainable aspects on developments should seek to achieve maximum possible benefit, rather than minimum acceptable level and so future proposals should reflect this principle.

 

Additionally, details of the inclusion of a suitable clock that provides a representative replacement for the clock lost from the site should be progressed.

 

21/4368N 6, ROCHESTER CRESCENT, CREWE, CW1 5YF

No objection

 

21/1193N 94, WEST STREET, CREWE, CW1 3HE

No objection

 

21/3686N 27, BROOKLANDS GROVE, CREWE, CW1 3JS

No objection

 

21/4188N 32, SUNNYBANK ROAD, CREWE, CW2 8SX

Response:

The committee seeks that the planning authority considers carefully the concerns of neighbouring properties to ensure there is no loss of amenity or light.

 

21/4144N land adjacent to No 9, QUEENS PARK DRIVE, CREWE

Response:

The committee seeks that the site suggested by the neighbour respondent is also considered for appropriateness (close to grid reference: 53.094865, -2.465580)

 

21/4103N SCOUTS AND GUIDES, 197, QUEEN STREET, CREWE, CW1 4AU

No objections

 

21/4149N GRASS VERGE ON JUNCTION OF BADGER AVENUE AND FORD LANE, CREWE

No objections

 

19/3515N LAND TO THE EAST OF, BROUGHTON ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 4NS

Response:

The Planning Committee does not object to the application but seeks that the development demonstrates net biodiversity gain as per CEC planning policy and that all boundary and hedging treatments are considerate of hedgehog habitats and permeability

 

21/4234N KFC, 16, GRAND JUNCTION WAY, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 2RP

No objection

 

21/4235N KFC, 16, GRAND JUNCTION WAY, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW1 2RP

No objection

 

21/4192N LIDL, LAND AT MILL STREET AND LOCKITT STREET, CREWE

No objection

8. To note and/or consider correspondence, consultations and planning policy circulated by the planning authority (Cheshire East Council)

8.1  Cheshire East Council Community Governance Review (documents associated exceed 200 pages. They can be found here:

https://tinyurl.com/26btmz9w and associated maps here: https://tinyurl.com/4352s5dj )

 

Noted

 

8.2  Draft Sustainable urban Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SuDS SPD)

 

Noted

 

9. To note the date of the next meeting 19th October at 6pm – location and format of the meeting to be confirmed subject to current Covid-19 guidance and restrictions

 

 

Meeting closed at 7:04pm

 

Chair   Cllr John Rhodes

Clerk    P Turner

Meeting documents

footer logo
Our Location
A: Crewe Town Council Office, 
1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, 
Crewe, CW1 2DL
Contact Us
T: (01270) 756975
E: @crewetowncouncil.gov.uk