Councillors McCulloch, Dalzell, Gray, Lowe, Morris, and Robertson.
A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)
Apologies were received from Cllrs Houghton (personal business) and Nicholson (health).
PL22/022 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr Morris declared a personal interest in application 22/2101M on the grounds of being known to the applicant.
PL22/023 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
A resident spoke in relation to 22/1953M, highlighting the planning history of the site including appeal decisions which provide an indication as to what was considered acceptable and noting that the measured ridge height is greater than stated and that the building does not appear subservient or respectful of the curtilage.
A representative of the South Knutsford Residents Group spoke in relation to 22/2101M questioning whether the development would be meet the Legh Road Conservation Area character requirement of a ‘substantial house in substantial plot’ and noting it constituted the loss of a bungalow. The representative further spoke in relation to 22/2326M noting the large scale of the extension and its impact on the street scene from three elevations.
The applicant for 22/2101M spoke in relation to their application providing an overview of the benefits of the development and how it had been designed to enhance the street scene, respect the Legh Road Conservation Area and constitute sustainable development.
PL22/024 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6th June 2022.
PL22/025 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
It was RESOLVED to submit the comments detailed below.
|Address||Application Detail||Town Council Comment|
5 Lynton Close
|Ground floor single storey rear extension. First floor rear bedroom extension. Alterations to front dormer. With associated internal and external works.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2138M||7 Bracken Way||Single storey rear extension and 2 storey side extension||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2084M||15 Delmar Road||First floor side addition and single storey rear extension||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments and subject to the planning officer being satisfied that sufficient parking remains on site.|
|22/2191M||Springfield, Legh Road||Replacement of existing windows and doors||The council raises no objections, subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied with the proposed materials.|
|22/2203M||38 Beech Drive||Single storey wraparound extension.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2206M||16 Valley Way||Part single part double storey side extension||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/1846M||Booths Supermarket, 2B Stanley Road||InstaVolt are proposing to install two rapid electric vehicle charging stations within the car park of Booths, Knutsford.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2153M||3 Briar Close||Proposed Single Storey Side Extension and Conservatory Conversion||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2308M||24 Goughs Lane||Erection of single storey porch||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2101M||31 Goughs Lane||Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of new A rated sustainable replacement home.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments and a condition requiring the replacement of any trees required to be felled in accordance with Policies D3, HE3 and H2 of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan.|
|22/2326M||8 Oakleigh||Ground floor rear extension, new porch to front entrance and first floor extension over existing garage and side extension||The council OBJECTS to the development on the grounds of the proposed balcony resulting in a loss of privacy to neighbouring properties.|
|22/1953M||Land to the rear of 19 Gaskell Avenue||Full planning application for residential development comprising of a pair of two storey, semi-detached dwellings with accommodation in the roof for residential use class C3, including associated hard and soft landscaping.||The council OBJECTS on the grounds that the size, scale and siting of the scheme would lead to material harm which fails to preserver the character of the area; would result in a loss of light and privacy to neighbours and does not reflect similar buildings at the rear of Gaskell Avenue.|
|22/1876D||1a Legh Croft||Discharge of condition 4 of existing permission 21/3663M||The council raises no objections.|
|22/2073M||Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, Princess Street||Listed building consent for the removal of external signage and an external ATM.||The council raises no objections, subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied.|
|22/2369M||55 Boothfields||Erection of a single storey rear extension and extension over the existing building at the side.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2397M||16 Willow Green||Demolish existing car port. Single storey front extension to the garage with new pitched roof. Single Storey rear extensions.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2429M||Lyndhurst, Bexton Lane||Roof lifted to gain first floor head height, ground floor remodelling and rear extension.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments and subject to the arboricultural officer being satisfied with the necessity to fell the tree.|
|22/2179M||First Floor, 75a King Street||Change of use of 2nd floor to 1no. bed flat from previous office/storage space and change of use of 1st floor office/storage space to 2no. bed flat||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2443M||24 Aylesby Close||Single storey extension to side and rear of existing dwellinghouse||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2479M||7 Forester Avenue||Single Storey Rear Extension & Side Extension over existing garage||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
|22/2107M||Elsterne House, Toft Road||Amendments to planning permission 19/1409M and 20/0357M to create 4 apartments and associated external alterations.||The council raises no objections, subject to neighbour comments.|
 Cllr Morris abstained from discussion and voting.
 Cllr Lowe abstained from voting.
PL22/026 TREE WORKS APPLICATIONS
It was RESOLVED to submit the comments detailed below.
|Application Ref||Address||Application Detail||Town Council Comment|
|22/2240T||46 Grassfield Way||Works to Protected Trees:
T1 Oak Tree- to crown lift by 4 metres – Branches overhanging neighbouring property. Also to crown thin by 10% to allow more light to no46 and neighbouring property.
|The council raises no objections subject to the arboricultural officer being satisfied that works are necessary, and the works not being undertaken during nesting season without a bird survey having been undertaken.|
PL22/027 PLANNING DECISIONS
The recent planning decisions were noted and the Town Clerk read the reason provided for the refusal of permission for the installation of antennae on St Cross Church.
PL22/028 PRE-APPLICATION DEVELOPER ENGAGEMENT
It was RESOLVED that:
The council will agree to meet with developers to discuss applications prior to submission for developments of three dwellings or greater and for other developments at the discretion of the Town Mayor, Town Clerk and Chairman of the Planning and Licensing Committee.
Such meetings will not be public and will be held with an officer present and a written record of the meeting will be produced and published on the council website.
Cllr Morris voted against the resolution; Cllr Gray abstained from voting.
PL22/029 PLANNING ENFORCEMENT LOG
The log was noted and frustration at outstanding enforcement matters was expressed.
PL22/030 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG
The log was noted.
PL22/031 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
It was noted that the next meeting would be held on Monday 18th July 2022 at 6pm.