Councillors McCulloch, Dalzell, Gardiner, Gray, Morris, and Robertson.
B Allen (Planning and Facilities Officer)
Apologies were received from Cllrs Houghton (personal business) and Lowe (business).
PL21/124 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr Gardiner and McCulloch declared a personal interest in the licensing application for Toft Cricket Club, Cllr Gardiner on the grounds of attending an event as mayor, and Cllr McCulloch on the grounds of knowing the chairman and members of the club.
Cllrs Gray and Morris declared a personal interest in application 22/1184M on the grounds of being a neighbour.
PL21/125 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
A resident spoke in relation to application 22/1184M stating the application presents a significant amount of overlooking which will result in loss of amenity, through the proposed 1st floor balcony and the 13 Velux windows.
A resident spoke in relation to application 22/1369M stating the application should be objected to on the grounds the proposal presents a large footprint and an unnecessarily large monolith gable end extension.
A representative for the South Knutsford Residents Group spoke in relation to applications; 22/1200M stating the group did not intend to object; 22/1189M and 22/1431M stating the group did not intend to object; and 22/1048M stating the application is retrospective and the same has proposal has been employed in Macclesfield Town Centre. The representative went on to ask the committee if it would be commenting on the second stage of the SADPD Local Plan as the consultation is open for representations.
PL21/126 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4th April 2022.
PL21/127 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
It was RESOLVED to submit the comments detailed below.
|Address||Application Detail||Town Council Comment|
|1 Bracken Way||Extension to existing property
|The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments and the Planning Officer being satisfied the proposed garage space meets the minimum size requirements in order to classified as such, and the proposal meets policy T4 of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan|
|Wynthorpe, Legh Road||Rear extension and alterations to exiting garden wall||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|Belmount, St Johns Road||Proposed side and rear extension. Modification of roof to enable habitable rooms in loft space.||The council OBJECTS on the grounds the application fails to comply with Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan policies D2 and H1 and the inclusion of the first-floor balcony affords significant overlooking and would detrimentally affect the amenity of the neighbouring properties.|
|2 Canute Square||Consent to display an advertisement.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|82 King Street||Listed Building Consent for replace signage and internal alterations||The council raises no objections, subject to the Conservation Officer being fully satisfied the proposal does not detrimentally affect the integrity of the heritage asset.|
|54 Westfield Drive||Single Storey side extension||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|46 Boothfields||Proposed two storey side extension and addition of new porch||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments being duly mitigated, and the council’s previous comments regarding obscure glazing.|
|4 Montgomery Close||Erection of a new Silo adjacent to the 2 existing Silo’s to the Montgomery Close elevation.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|21 Chelford Road||Listed building consent for the addition of a single storey garden room to the northeast corner of Old Court Cottage.||The council requests the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the architectural style is not detrimental to the listed building.|
|21 Chelford Road||Addition of a single storey garden room to the northeast corner of Old Court Cottage||The council requests the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the architectural style is not detrimental to the listed building.|
|14 Autumn Avenue||Proposed garage conversion, single storey front and rear extensions and associated alterations||The council OBJECTS on the grounds the proposal does not comply with Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan policy D2 and T4, as it constitutes overdevelopment of the site and presents an unsympathetic street scene and includes no evidence of sufficient parking for two cars.|
|Rose Cottage, Tabley Road||Installation of a new package treatment plant, to provide a dedicated foul drainage system to serve Rose Cottage. The project will also include a separate piped system from the cottage, through the plant, and on to an existing surface water culvert in the adjacent field. The works are to be carried out in accordance with DEFRA’s “General Binding Rules”.||The council raises no objections.|
|1 Rowley Bank Cottage, Toft Road||Extension to existing outbuilding as approved under application 16/3775M including the removal of side and front walls to afford extension located in Legh Road Conservation area||The council OBJECTS on the grounds the proposal constitutes overdevelopment as the resulting development presents excessive encroachment and overlooking.
The council requests that if the application is granted, a condition be attached to ensure the outbuilding remain ancillary to the main dwelling.
 Cllr Gray abstained from voting on this resolution.
PL21/128 LICENSING APPLICATIONS
It was RESOLVED to submit no objections to the minor variation to the application for Toft Cricket Club.
PL21/129 PLANNING APPEALS
It was RESOLVED to resubmit previous comments for application 21/4551M (erection of new residential property within the grounds of The Lodge, Toft Road) which draw attention to the views of Sanctury Moor.
PL21/130 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The date of the next meeting was noted as Monday 16th May 2022 at 6pm.