Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Planning and Highways Committee - Thursday, 17th November, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Ian Hinton-Smith 


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Supplementary Information on Applications Being Considered pdf icon PDF 70 KB

The report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licencing is enclosed.


A copy of the late representations received had been circulated in advance of the meeting regarding application 133513/FO/2022.




To receive and note the late representations.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2022.




To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2022 as a correct record.



133513/FO/2022 - 43 Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4NQ - Deansgate Ward pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is enclosed.


The Committee considered the report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing for an application to create an external seating area including a timber canopy with a retractable roof cover. The structure would be fixed to the ground floor slabs and would be 3 metres in height. The size of the outdoor area would measure 11.8 metres by 11.4 metres. 


The area would be able to accommodate 11 tables for up to 58 people.  Planters would be placed along the boundary with the nearest residential properties along with timber barriers and railings. 


The planning officer reported that a management plan and drawing for the proposed seating area had been submitted by the applicant. The plan had been assessed by Environmental Health and they have confirmed that, if the application was allowed, the plan is considered to be acceptable.  


The applicant’s agent addressed the Committee and explained that the seating area is proposed as a permanent feature in connection with the White Lion PH on Liverpool Road. The applicant is keen to develop the design and appearance of the outdoor area. The PH currently has a temporary outdoor seating arrangement, and this has been in place since 1998. The proposal submitted will be smaller than the current seating arrangement and will be an improvement to the poor-quality furniture used previously. The consideration of the initial proposal for a steel pergola was changed to a timber material and the size of the area was reduced following consultation with planning officers. The consultation and acceptance of the amended design by planning officers is not mentioned in the planning report. No objections have been raised by Environmental Health, GMP or the Archaeological Advisory Service. The management plan submitted sets out the time of use for the area and arrangements for dispersal and use of CCTV. During the consultation process no reference was made that the PH would be considered as a non-designated heritage asset and this first came to light when the committee report was released. The report does not give reasons why the PH is considered as a non-designated heritage asset. Specialist guidance has been sought that questions the council’s judgement on the heritage significance of the PH and seating area. The applicant has offered to accept a five-year temporary approval of the proposal and has given an undertaking to work with the Castlefield Forum in the future to help deliver the Castlefield Masterplan. The report does not mention this offer. The applicant refutes the reasons for the recommended refusal of the application to the suggestion of significant harm to the heritage assets in the area. The area is smaller than the existing space, the pergola is an open structure, and the planters are set a lower level and do not restrict views. The applicant believes the proposed structure and the benefits it will bring to the site and wider setting would outweigh the negative impacts outlined in the report. The alternative to the proposal would be the use of cheap  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.


134052/FO/2022 - Land Bounded by Varley Street, Sandal Street, Bradford Road and Stracey Street, Manchester - Miles Platting and Newton Heath Ward pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is enclosed.


The Committee considered the report of the Director of Planning, Building Control and Licensing for an application to erect 28 two and three storey residential dwellings comprising of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom houses. Parking, and landscaping would be provided.

The proposal site was previously occupied by Sandal Court and terraced housing and was cleared under Compulsory Purchase Order powers several years ago. The site is bounded by Varley Street, Sandal Street, Bradford Road and Stracey Street. Two letters of support have been received, along with 27 letters of objection and one letter submitted individually by 48 members of Miles Platting Community and Age Friendly Network. (MPCAN). The main concerns raised include impact on residential amenity, loss of green space, loss of trees and layout of development.


The planning application was a full detailed application for the works to be undertaken as part of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract, this development site is on land bounded by Varley Street, Bradford Road, Sandal Street and Stracey Street and is identified as Cell 7.5b. The development of Area 7.5b offers the opportunity at the eastern area of the estate to provide for a choice of family homes for outright market sale, with space for private gardens and off-road parking. It forms part of a larger development area to the east of Varley Street, which was developed out approximately ten years ago. The accommodation proposed would be in the form of 28 two and three storey 2, 3 and 4 bed houses together with landscaping, parking, and boundary treatment.


The planning officer had no additional information to add.


There was no one to speak in favour of or against the application.


Councillor Andrews moved the officer recommendation to Approve the application, subject to the reasons stated and conditions detailed in the report submitted.


Councillor Dar seconded the proposal.




The Committee resolved to Approve the application for the reasons stated and subject to the conditions set out in the report submitted.