Councillors Gray, Gardiner, Dalzell, McCulloch, and Robertson
In attendance: B Allen (Planning and Facilities Officer)
PL20/001 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllrs Coan and Houghton (personal business)
PL20/002 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr Gardiner declared a personal interest in application 20/4613T on the grounds of being known to the applicant.
PL20/003 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
A resident spoke in relation to application 20/4088M stating that the changes to the front elevation along with the changes to the rear of buildings give rise to objections on heritage grounds. The resident noted that alleyways and yards within the town centre are disregarded and could be developed with more importance in line with Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan policy TC2. In relation to application 20/4899M the resident stated that the application has the opportunity to further enhance the Conservation Area if the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan Design Guide was used in place of just replacing existing shop fronts. The resident further spoke in relation to application 20/1161M noting that the committee had previously submitted objections and the main alteration was the introduction of a pitched roof. It was stated that the pitched roof has a large dormer window which is visible from the nearby car park and public right of way and that the amendments do not maintain architectural consistency with neighbouring properties.
A resident asked if the committee would be commenting on the Cheshire East Council Site Allocations and Development Policies Document consultation.
PL20/004 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to approve the minutes.
PL20/005 COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
It was RESOLVED to agree to the Committee’s Terms of Reference.
PL20/006 APPOINTMENT OF WORKING GROUPS
It was RESOLVED to appoint Councillors Coan, Dalzell and McCulloch and Sylvia Chaplain along with the Planning and Facilities Officer (for administrative purposes).
PL20/007 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
It was RESOLVED to submit the comments detailed below.
|Address||Application Detail||Town Council Comment|
|20/4671M||25 Glebelands Road||Proposed first floor/two storey side extension, single storey rear extension and associated alterations.||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/1161M||8 Church View||AMENDED PLANS Erection of a 3-storey side extension to the side of an existing end of terrace property.||The council OBJECTS on the grounds the revised proposals do not overcome the council’s previous objection.
It is considered that the application pays no regard to the character of the existing building and is contrary to Policy H3 of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan as the extension would not be subservient to the original property.
Furthermore, the proposed second floor fenestration would directly overlook and remove privacy to neighbouring properties.
|20/4484T||Bracklyn, Mobberley Road||Section 211 notice: Willow tree (labelled on sketch plan) – to be felled as it has been dead for some years and is in a dangerous condition. Not intending to replace it at this time.||The council raises no objections and encourages the replanting of a similar species as Cheshire East Council have declared a climate emergency.
|20/4609T||2 St Georges Close||Works to Protected Trees: Two Lime group rear of the property, reduce the previously reduced stem to 2 metres from ground level, heavily decayed at base so to remove any risk of failure of this stem||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/4613T||Grainge, 4 Tabley Road||Section 211 notice: Fell Birch Tree||The council OBJECTS on the grounds there is insufficient evidence to warrant the felling of the tree and request a preservation order be implemented.
|20/4467T||11 Rockford Lodge||Works to Protected Trees: Tree works to fell sycamore tree||The council notes there is insufficient evidence to warrant the felling of the tree and requests the replanting of a similar species if the application is approved as Cheshire East Council have declared a climate emergency.|
|20/4825M||Treetops, 3 Astley Close||Demolition of existing conservatory and construction of single storey rear extension||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/4088M||35-37 Princess Street||Variation of condition 2 and 3 to create an extra dwelling on existing permission 18/5892M – Change of use of first and second floors to form 3no apartments with access from Princess Street via 1no existing entrance and 1no proposed new entrance||The council raises no objections subject to Planning Officer being satisfied the style and construction of any fenestration to ensure the integrity of the Town Centre Conservation Area.
|20/4647D||Bay Tree House, Parkfield Road||Discharge of Condition 4 on 20/3396M – Part single storey, part two storey rear extension, construction of new roof and dormer windows over previous side extension along with internal alterations||The council raises no objections subject to Tree Officer being satisfied.
|20/4668T||Bay Tree House, Parkfield Road||Section 211 notice: Fell T1 (Lime)||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/4655T||Firs Coach House, Parkfield Road||Section 211 notice: Lime & Maple Tree – Removal of one or two lower branches overhanging into garden. Holly Tree – Fell||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/4841M||29a Princess Street||Proposed 2nd storey extension for additional bedroom.||The council raises no objections subject to Planning Officer being satisfied the fenestration does not detrimentally impact the Town Centre Conservation Area.
|20/4791M||89 Parkgate||Converting the garage into a utility with an entrance door and small window.||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/4914M||7 Hollow Lane||Single storey rear extension||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|18/2105D||Land North of Parkgate Industrial Estate, Parkgate Lane||Discharge of conditions 6,19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 29, 39 and 41 on application 13/2935M.||The council raises no comment owing to the technical-assessment nature of this application|
|20/4962M||12 Goughs Lane||Rear and side extensions and remodel||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/4899M||63-65 King Street||Subdivision of existing retail unit to reinstate 2No. retail units, reinstatement of a second entrance and associated works to the shop frontage||The council raises no objections subject to Conservation Officer being satisfied the materials employed within shop frontages do not detrimentally impact the Town Centre Conservation Area.|
|20/4993M||The Coach House, Tabley Road||Solid oak framed car port to existing driveway adjacent to gable of coach house outrigger.||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/4974M||18 Carrwood||Demolition of existing rear kitchen and extension. Construction of rear single storey extension, and single storey front extension||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
|20/5016M||6 Valley Way||Single storey rear extension and two storey side extension||The council raises no objections subject to neighbour comments.
 Councillor Dalzell abstained from voting on this resolution.
PL20/008 LICENSING APPLICATIONS
It was RESOLVED to object to the licensing application for D13 Bars Limited, Cheshire House, 50 King Street on the grounds that the trading hours will be harmful to the amenity of neighbouring residential properties through noise and disturbance. Approval of this application would set a precedent and cause further harm.
PL20/009 PLANNING DECISIONS
The decisions were noted.
PL20/010 PLANNING ISSUES LOG
The log was noted, and it was agreed that that the Planning and Facilities Officer write to Frank Jordan and Cllr Toni Fox at Cheshire East Council to provide an update on when the outstanding issues will be resolved.
PL20/011 ACTIONS LOG
The log was noted.
PL20/012 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The date of the next meeting was noted as 14th December 2020 at 6pm.