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Planning Committee

Planning Committee – 21st December 2023

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Congleton Town Hall

Contact: David McGifford – Chief Officer Tel: 01260 270350 Email: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk

The following members sit on the Planning Committee:

Ex Officio Members: Councillor Rob Moreton (Town Mayor) and Councillor Kay Wesley (Deputy Mayor)

Printable Agenda and Reports Pack 499KB


1. Apologies for Absence

Members are reminded of the necessity to give apologies in advance of the meeting and to give reasons for absence.

2. Minutes of Previous Meetings

To approve the minutes of the Planning meeting held on the 16th November 2023

3. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest

Members are requested to declare both “non-pecuniary” and “pecuniary” interests
as early in the meeting as they become aware of it.

4. Outstanding Actions

To review any outstanding actions from previous meetings and to provide an update on any work in progress.

5. Questions from Members of the Public Maximum 15 Minutes

A maximum of 5 mins is allowed for each application / subject.

6. Urgent Items

Members may raise urgent items related to this committee, but no discussion or decisions may be taken at the meeting.

8. Planning Enforcement

To receive any updates on enforcement matters:

Astbury Bridge – Minute from the council meeting 7.12.23

CTC/69/2324 Resolved to request that the Chief Officer arranges a meeting with CEC’s Head of Planning for councillors to

  1. Understand the detail, status and value of the Section 106 agreement
  2. Clear understanding of any engineering issues as to why the bridge cannot be built
  3. Agree deliverable Highway options to improve access to the park should the bridge not be deemed to be viable
  4. Material to be prepared for a public consultation on the bridge, if viable, or other options if not, geographic area for consultation to be agreed

Chief Officer e-mailed a request for a meeting 13.12.23

9. Planning Applications Section 1

To note or comment as appropriate on planning applications lodged with Cheshire East Council. Section 1 is for members of the public who are wishing to comment about specific applications at the meeting.

10. Neighbourhood Plan (to follow)

To receive an update on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan

11. Planning Appeals

To note or comment as appropriate on planning appeals lodged with Cheshire East Council.

12. Licensing Applications

To note or comment as appropriate on Licensing Applications lodged with Cheshire East Council.

13. Cheshire East Council Consultation responses (Enclosed)

To approve the proposed responses to the Cheshire East Councils

13.1 Final Draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (DC SPD)
13.2 Final Draft Environmental Protection Supplementary Planning Document (EP SPD)

14. Planning Applications Section 2 (Enclosed)

To note or comment as appropriate on planning applications lodged with Cheshire East Council.