These are draft minutes that have not yet been approved by the council. The minutes are subject to change and will be confirmed at the next meeting.

PL22/081 PRESENT

Councillors Robertson, Dalzell, Gray and Lowe.

A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)

 

PL22/082 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received from Cllrs Houghton, McCulloch (business), Morris and Nicholson (health).

 

PL22/083 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

In respect of PL22/089, in the interests of openness and transparency, Cllr Robertson declared that he lived on the road of the appeal site and that he had spoken with both the site owner and residents regarding the site.

 

PL22/084 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A resident spoke in relation to the Cheshire East Council Minerals and Waste Plan, highlighting the areas identified for sand exploration within Knutsford and urging the council to object to policy MIN10 in relation to fracking.

 

PL22/085 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24th October 2022

 

PL22/086 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

It was RESOLVED to submit the comments detailed below.

 

PL22/087 Tree APPLICATIONS

It was RESOLVED to submit the comments detailed below.

 

PL22/088 PLANNING DECISIONS

The latest decisions were noted and it was agreed to write to Cheshire East Council concerning the allowing of s211 notices to expire without being considered by officers when the Town Council has requested a TPO.

 

PL22/089 LAND SOUTH OF BEGGARMAN’S LANE ENFORCEMENT APPEAL

It was RESOLVED to submit the objections raised to the planning application for this site.

 

PL22/090 CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL MINERALS AND WASTE PLAN CONSULTATION

It was RESOLVED that due to the technical nature of the document, the council is unable to comment.

 

PL22/091 PLANNING ENFORCEMENT LOG

The log was noted.

 

PL22/092 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG

The log was noted.

 

PL22/093 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

It was noted that the next meeting would be held on Monday 19th December at 6pm.

 

PLANNING APPLICATION COMMENTS

 

Application

Ref

Address Application Detail Town Council Comment
22/4351M

 

43 Queensway Single-story extension. Conversion of existing garage to playroom. The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4400M

 

48 Manor Crescent Demolition of existing single storey brick built utility and glazed conservatory and erection of a new single storey extension to form a new kitchen and dining room The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4422M

 

10 Mallard Close Single Storey Side Extension, Garage Remodelling & Porch Extension The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4452M

 

10 Grassfield Way Two storey side extension on top of existing garage, single storey side extension and internal remodelling The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4537M

 

28 Heron Close Proposed single-storey front side and rear extension and alterations The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments and the planning officer being satisfied that sufficient off-road parking will be provided on site in accordance with Policy T4 of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan.
22/4518M

 

64 Blackhill Lane Single-storey extensions to front and rear The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4485M

 

43-45 King Street Advertisement Consent for externally illuminated fascia lettering (illuminated by 3 external light fittings to the shopfront) and non-illuminated hanging sign The council OBJECTS1 on the grounds that the facia signage would be out of keeping with the listed building by virtue of its size and position.
22/4476M

 

43-45 King Street Listed Building Consent for installation of a timber fascia board and externally illuminated fascia lettering (illuminated by 3 external light fittings to the shopfront (western elevation), rerouting of drainage pipe, installation of a non-illuminated hanging sign to the shopfront, removal of the upper section of railings on shopfront windows, repainting of retained railings and repainting of shopfront render The council OBJECTS1 to the facia lettering on the grounds that it is considered to be out of keeping with the listed building by virtue of its size and position.
22/4484M

 

43-45 King Street Installation of a timber fascia board and externally illuminated fascia lettering (illuminated by 3 external light fittings to the shopfront (western elevation), rerouting of drainage pipe, installation of a non-illuminated hanging sign to the shopfront and removal of the upper section of railings on shopfront windows The council OBJECTS[1] to the facia lettering on the grounds that it is considered to be out of keeping with the listed building by virtue of its size and position.
22/4474M 43-45 King Street Listed building consent for installation of a floor mounted AC condenser to the rear elevation; Installation of an extract duct to the rear elevation; Installation of a wall mounted AC cassette to the side elevation Insufficient information has been provided for the wall mounted cassette to the side elevation to assess the impact on the listed building. The council requests that further information is provided (e.g. photographs of the location and proposed unit).
22/4473M

 

43-45 King Street Installation of a floor mounted AC condenser to the rear elevation; Installation of an extract duct to the rear elevation; Installation of a wall mounted AC cassette to the side elevation Insufficient information has been provided for the wall mounted cassette to the side elevation to assess the impact on the listed building. The council requests that further information is provided (e.g. photographs of the location and proposed unit).
22/4614M

 

3 Yewlands Drive Side and rear extensions with internal layout changes The council OBJECTS on the grounds that the proposal for a two-storey property constitutes overdevelopment of the site and is out of keeping with the surrounding area, contrary to policy D1 of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan and considers that the majority of reasons for dismissal of the appeal have not been addressed.
22/4584M 4 Summers Way Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4623M

 

15 Shaw Heath View, Mobberley Road Side and rear ground floor extensions and internal remodel The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4606M

 

24 Tabley Grove Two storey extension to side elevation and single storey extension to rear elevation The council raised no objections but, noting the loss of the garage, requests the planning officer consider whether sufficient off-road parking is provided.
22/4067M

 

7 Warwick Close Two storey side extension and single storey front and rear extensions The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4135M

 

Rowley Bank Cottage, Toft Road Proposed new fence and gates The council OBJECTS on the grounds that the boundary treatment to the side of the property would detrimentally affect the amenity (light) of the neighbouring property and

requests the Conservation Officer consider the impact of the tall gates to the front on the character of the Conservation Area.

22/4607M

 

1 South Downs Construction of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension. The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.
22/4659M

 

11, Church Mews Two-storey extension to side of property The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.

 

 

 

TREE WORKS APPLICATION COMMENTS

 

Application Ref Address Application Detail Town Council Comment
 

22/4386T

 

18, Pevensey Drive Work to Protected Trees

There is an Oak Tree in the rear garden of 18 Pevensey Drive (highlighted in orange on the sketch plan provided.) The homeowner is proposing to reduce the total canopy mass by up to 20 percent or 1m from the branch tips to correct pruning points. The tree will be left with a natural healthy-looking canopy. The tree has been regularly pruned in the past by a previous homeowner and the new homeowner would like to continue this maintenance.

The council raises no objections.
22/4387T

 

50 Manor Park South Work to Protected Trees

There are 3 pine trees proposing to prune back the limbs that are extending towards the house by up to 2m where necessary to gain clearance from the property and reduce the weight of any lateral limbs to prevent any future failure. there is also a dead standing oak stem to be removed which isn’t covered by a TPO but will be removed in the same group of works.

The council raises no objections.
22/4534T

 

Toft Cricket Club, Chelford Road Work to Protected Trees

The trees in the group of protected trees to the north of the pavilion overhang the cricket clubs boundary and site screens. Those encroaching on the play area by overhanging the play area need to be trimmed back – needing minor removal of lower branches.

The council raises no objections.
22/4615T

 

Rose Bank, Toft Road Section 211 Notice
I wish to appoint a tree surgeon to carry out sympathetic pollarding to 2 sweet chestnut trees and 1 oak tree. All of the trees are significant in size 15-20 meters plus.
The council raises no objections.

 

[1] Cllr Lowe abstained from voting.