Planning Committee Meeting

MINUTES of the Planning Committee 20/11/2023

In attendance:

Cllr Lena Hogben

Cllr Steve Hogben

Cllr John Rhodes

Cllr Kevin Murray

Cllr Toni Mortimer

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis

 

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

Cllr S Hogben declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 10 as a volunteer member of the Railway Cottages Residents Association.

Cllr L Hogben declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 10 as a volunteer member of the Railway Cottages Residents Association.

3 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16th October 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 that relate to the items within the agenda.

None


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To consider making a response to the following planning applications:

Application No: 23/3946N
Proposal: Advertisement consent for 7 external signs.
Location: Co-operative Funeral Directors, MIDDLEWICH STREET, CREWE, CW1 4EA

No comments

Application No: 23/3961N
Proposal: Prior Approval of roof mounted solar PV
Location: BUILDING S1, BENTLEY MOTORS LTD, SUNNYBANK ROAD, CREWE, CW2 8WD

No comments

Application No: 23/3947N
Proposal: Reserved matters application for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for one single dwelling following outline approval 22/1443N - Outline application for the erection of two detached dwellings with garages
Location: LAND ADJACENT TO 97, BROUGHTON ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE

No Comments

Application No: 23/3917N
Proposal: Advertisement consent for three internally illuminated signs - south, west and east elevation.
Location: The Royal Arcade Crewe, Entrances from Delamere Street and Lawrence Street, Crewe, CW1 2JE

No comments

Application No: 23/3899N
Proposal: The proposal includes 2 new fire exit doors, one for each side elevation.
Location: Cooperative Funeral Services, MIDDLEWICH STREET, CREWE, CW1 4EA

No comments

Application No: 23/3860N
Proposal: Installation of SPEN brick built substation within existing 3 parking spaces. Parking bays will accommodate new housing for substation and hatched out area installed for access and maintenance.
Location: CAR PARK, MARKET CENTRE, CREWE

No comments

Application No: 23/3849N
Proposal: Advertisement Consent for 15 no. Hoarding Signs
Location: CREWE LIBRARY, PRINCE ALBERT STREET, CREWE, CW1 2DH
  No comments
 
Application No: 23/4059N
Proposal: Certificate of lawful existing use for floors 1 & 2 as living accomodation.
Location: 13, EARLE STREET, CREWE, CW1 2BS

 The committee expressed its support for the principle of town centre living but commented:

i.                    That the proposed development did not meet the minimum technical housing standard for a 2 bedroomed accommodation across 2 floors.

ii.                   Suggested that the accommodation would be better suited to a 1 bedroomed development

 

Application No: 23/3881N
Proposal: Full planning application for the erection of a 24-Bed Specialist Care Unit (Use Class C2) with ancillary parking and servicing
Location: TELFORD COURT, DUNWOODY WAY, CREWE, CW1 3AW

The committee made the following observations:

i.                    That the Cheshire Police observations and comments relating to designing out crime should be considered in detail for inclusion in the proposals

ii.                   That the concerns of residents that have been raised relating to loss of amenity and over-development of the site should be considered and addressed where appropriate

iii.                 That the development should provide for sustainable energy production (eg PV) to meet planning policy and sustainability targets

iv.                 That the development should provide for Net Biodiversity Gain to meet planning policy

v.                   That the development should provide for additional parking to meet planning policy

 

Application No: 23/4162N
Proposal: Disabled Facilities Grant, adaptations works to construct a new single storey, flat roof extension to the side elevation, providing bedroom and level access shower/wet room. Construction of new disabled access ramp with handrails and widening of front door aperture/fitting of new composite front door and frame.
Location: 14, BOWEN COOKE AVENUE, CREWE, CW1 3NR

No comments

Application No: 23/4092N
Proposal: The demolition of 4 no. brick built bins stores located within a housing estate and the construction of 4 no. timber framed bin stores to the same size and dimension. The use will stay the same.
Location: Land at, Goode Way, Ivatt Drive & Worsdell Close, Crewe, Cheshire East, CW2 6BF

No comments

Application No: 23/3998N
Proposal: The proposal is to convert the Municipal Building Annex into flexible workspaces. Works will include the demolition and remodelling of internal walls, reconfiguration of toilet facilities and replacement of ceilings. Externally, 5 windows and 2 doors will be removed to make way for a curtain wall and new frontage to the Annex via the courtyard. The works will also involve remodelling the existing and under-utilised service yard into an outdoor courtyard
Location: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, EARLE STREET, CREWE, CW1 2BJ

No comments

Application No: 23/4000N
Proposal: The proposal is to convert the Municipal Building Annex into flexible workspaces. Works will include the demolition and remodelling of internal walls, reconfiguration of toilet facilities and replacement of ceilings. Externally, 5 windows and 2 doors will be removed to make way for a curtain wall and new frontage to the Annex via the courtyard. The works will also involve remodelling the existing and under-utilised service yard into an outdoor courtyard
Location: MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, EARLE STREET, CREWE, CW1 2BJ
  No comments

Application No: 23/4130N
Proposal: Extension to existing warehouse to provide additional storage, loading and unloading facilities.
Location: Mornflake, THIRD AVENUE, CREWE

The committee welcomed the proposal and continued investment in the town

Application No: 23/4105N
Proposal: The creation of a cycleway and footway, through the Mill Street area of Crewe, along with public realm improvements and two pocket park areas with associated amenity planting and architectural lighting. The scheme would deliver a clear segregated, non-motorised route, creating a new active travel link into Crewe town centre from the south.
Location: Pedley Street, Railway Street, Wesley Place, and Mill Street. CREWE

The committee made the following observations:

i.                    That lighting plans should be sustainable and serviceable (noting that “architectural lighting” has previously been installed elsewhere and the maintenance and repair of such lighting has been poor due to the specialist nature of its design).

ii.                   Signage to clarify highway user responsibilities is provided (for example, cyclists to dismount when the designated cycleway ends)

iii.                 The northern end of the cycle way ceases at a point of high traffic volume and all safety concerns and issues should be considered for the anticipated usages and flow through to the town centre

iv.                 That residents’ comments are considered and improvements made where practicable

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

Application No: 23/4256N
Proposal: Proposed Garden Shed and reinstatement of Garden Wall
Location: 100, GAINSBOROUGH ROAD, CREWE, CW2 7PL

No comment

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 Final Draft Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document

Noted. It was commented that CEC should ensure that officers are resourced to appropriately scrutinise and interpret Biodiversity Assessments and Mitigation reports submitted by developers.

8.2 West Street Traffic Calming

The committee supported the proposals and the principle of pedestrian safety, responding to local views and active travel

9 To note correspondence associated with planning enforcement

10.1 23/00573E – 11 Market Street, CW1 2EW

Noted

10 Conservation Area Review update

Noted

11 To note the proposed date of the next meeting 29th January 2024 at 6pm.

Meeting closed 7.17pm

Chair Cllr John Rhodes

Clerk P Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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