Planning Committee Meeting

MINUTES of the meeting held 22nd April 2024

In attendance:

Cllr Lena Hogben

Cllr Steve Hogben

Cllr Marilyn Houston

Cllr Toni Mortimer

Cllr Kevin Murray

Cllr John Rhodes

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllr Jamie Messent
2    To note declarations of Members’ interests

Cllr Houston declared a pecuniary interest in application 24/1266N as a member of Cheshire East Council

3 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 18th March 2024

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 that relate to the items within the agenda.


To consider making a response to the following planning applications:


Application No: 24/1358N
Proposal: Extension to the rear for Disabled person use together with minor internal and external alterations. This extension is not just for todays use but for future use as the young disabled child grows up additional lift equipment will need to be as and when necessary. Also included are some minor alterations inside that the family currently needs and some modernization. All these works are for the safety and comfort of the disabled person and for help of the parents during everyday living
Location: 15, HENDON CLOSE, CREWE, CW1 5YG


No comment


Application No: 24/1249N
Proposal: Internal Alterations from C3(a) to C2 and Staff Office. Single Flat on First Floor and Shared Facilities Between Downstairs Bedroom and Office


Members sought that the neighbour’s comments were considered and mitigation as to address their concerns is actioned by the applicant


Application No: 24/1271N
Proposal: Application for change of use of the property from C3 to C4 House of Multiple Occupation – remove the external staircase and the use of roof terrace and return the external elevations back to their original appearance.


No comments


Application No: 24/1341D
Proposal: Discharge of conditions 9, 10 and 11 on approval 23/2225N: Construction of a new paint shop on the site of an existing colleague carpark including a four story office annex. Work includes the construction of two bridge links over Sunnybank Road, plant annexes and a roof terrace.
Location: Bentley Motors Limited, PYMS LANE, CREWE, CW1 3PL


No comments


Application No: 24/1210N
Proposal: Erection of 7 dwellings (Use Class C3), including pedestrian access, drainage, landscaping and associated infrastructure.
Location: Land at 332, WEST STREET, CREWE


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

1.      That the proposals represent over development of the site

2.      That the provision for waste bin storage is in an unsustainable location, being distant from units at the far end of the site, and will lead to waste bins being left on the public highway and on street waste.

3.      That the site does not provide for safe vehicular access

4.      That the site does not provide adequate parking provision and does not meet Cheshire East Planning policy associated with minimum parking provision of new developments

5.    That the proposals do not provide for sustainable energy production (eg roof-mounted PV) contrary to Cheshire East Planning Policy

6.    That the issues of overdevelopment of the site will lead to loss of amenity for existing residences in terms of additional and obstructive on street parking and on street waste.


Application No: 24/1199N
Proposal: The proposal is for the construction of 3 dwellings consisting of 2 3 bedroom semi detached properties and 1 Detached 3 bedroom bungalow. The bungalow is to be situated on land that was previously used as a working garage, but not for several years.


No comments


Application No: 24/1185N
Proposal: Insallation of a new ASHP within an existing fenced compound
Location: Crewe Lifestyle Centre, MOSS SQUARE, CREWE, CW1 2BB


No comments, but seek that the planning officer fully investigates the submitted resident’s comments


Application No: 24/1125N
Proposal: Change of Use from Use Class C3 to a Children’s Home Use Class C2


The committee supports the application


Application No: 24/0397N
Proposal: Remove glazed conservatory and build extension at the rear of semi detached dwelling. This will form disabled persons facilities at ground floor level and provide sleeping quarters, ablutions and wheelchair access to existing dwelling, new facilities and rear garden.

No comments


Application No: 24/1390N
Proposal: Single storey rear extension


No comments


Application No: 24/1259N
Proposal: Demolition of existing building & the erection of five townhouses and ancillary works
Location: 37 , Stafford Street, Crewe, Cheshire East, CW1 3DU


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

i.                    The provided plans do not clearly demonstrate compliance with the minimum technical housing standards for living space.

ii.                   The proposals do not provide for demonstrable net biodiversity gain

iii.                 The proposals do not provide sustainable energy production (roof-mounted PV panels) on site

iv.                 Demonstrable provision for EV charge points and cycle infrastructure is not shown in the proposals.


Application No: 24/1279N
Proposal: Non-Material Amendment to 21/4382N – 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


No comments


Application No: 24/1225D
Proposal: Discharge of Condition 12 on approval 21/4434N for Reserved Matters application following Outline application 15/1537N for a mixed use development
Location: Land to the West of DAVID WHITBY WAY, WESTON


No comments


Application No: 24/1266N
Proposal: The proposed application is for the erection of temporary 2000mm high block & mesh fencing to the perimeter of leveled ground adjacent to Victoria Street & Queensway and following boundary line to newly constructed access road leading from Victoria Street to Delamere Street.
Location: Royal Arcade, Land bounded by Victoria Street, Queensway, Delamere Street and Lawrence Street, Crewe


The committee directed that the temporary fence should only be retained for the absolute minimum period of time and should be removed immediately that the remedial works have been completed to enable access by the community to the open space at the first deliverable opportunity.


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

Application No: 24/1107N
Proposal: Change of use from coffee shop and office to restaurant.


Considered in conjunction with 24/0629N

The committee was unable to consider the application as the planning documents were not available on the CEC website. Additionally, it need to be clarified in advance the relationship of the application to 24/0629N due to lack of clarity on the address listings of these related applications.


Application No: 24/0362N
Proposal: New glazed atrium entrance to front of existing college building
Location: South Cheshire College, DANE BANK AVENUE, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW2 8AB


No comments


Application No: 24/0629N
Proposal: Change of use from coffee shop and office to restaurant
Location: 1 & 3, CHESTER STREET, CREWE, CW1 2LB


Considered in conjunction with 24/1107N

The committee was unable to consider the application as the planning documents were not available on the CEC website. Additionally, it need to be clarified in advance the relationship of the application to 24/1107N due to lack of clarity on the address listings of these related applications.


Application No: 24/1388N
Proposal: Variation of conditions 2 and 3 on application 22/4402N – Single storey rear extension


No comments

7 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
  8.1 Cheshire East Local Plan review consultation

RESOLVED: That representation is made that Crewe’s position as a principle town of the borough is recognised with the implementation of a formal master plan for the town


8.2 Street Trading Application –  Victoria’s Bakery ltd



8.3 Proposed Double Yellow Lines – Coronation Street, Crewe



8.4 Revised Licencing Policy

Noted with comment to be submitted to identify that the training referenced within the proposed policy is not locally available and so is therefore unsustainable for local communities.


8.5 Cheshire East Highways’ response to Delamere Street correspondence


9 To note correspondence associated with planning enforcement

9.1 Brooklyn Street, CW2 7JF


9.2 Furnival Street, CW2 7LH


10 To note the proposed date of the next meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee is

20th May 2024 at 6pm.

Meeting closed 7.41pm

Chair      Cllr John Rhodes

Clerk      P Turner


Meeting documents

Planning Committee Agenda Pack 220424

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