Planning & Environment Committee

Most developments, including new buildings and house extensions, need planning permission. The Town Council’s Planning and Environment Committee discusses each planning application and sends our views to Cheshire East. We meet every 3 or 4 weeks – there are always plenty of planning applications in Poynton!

Cheshire East Council decides whether to grant planning permission. Only large developments (such as new housing estates) are debated and voted on by councillors at Cheshire East – most decisions are made by staff in their Planning Department. The Town Council is therefore the only opportunity for local elected representatives to comment on Poynton’s planning applications. Residents are welcome to attend Planning and Environment Committee meetings and speak on planning applications or listen to the debate.

The Committee also comments on applications for licensed premises, the Local Plan and environmental issues e.g., air quality, protected trees, flood risk and waste disposal – recently opposing plans by Cheshire East to close the Poynton Waste and Recycling site.

The Town Council has fought attempts to change the boundary of the Green Belt and allow building on open land, while supporting a bypass to remove through traffic from the village. We are pleased that the final section of the Poynton Relief Road is now being built – final completion is planned for Autumn 2022.

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All meetings start at 8pm unless stated.

Although the Town Council’s committees don’t meet in August the Planning & Environment Committee still consider all applications which it receives from Cheshire East. The Town Council is a consultee and it sends comments to Cheshire East on applications that it receives.

Details of the planning applications currently being considered and how to comment to the Town Council can be found below. The Town Council would strongly urge all members of the public interested in particular applications to comment directly to Cheshire East as the Planning Authority. 

Click to read the Planning and Environment Committee Remit

 

 

29 Mar 21

Agenda

Minutes

26 Apr 21

Agenda

Minutes

17 May 21

Agenda

Minutes

28 Jun 21

Agenda

Minutes

26 Jul 21

Agenda

Minutes

23 Aug 21

Agenda

13 Sep 21

Agenda

4 Oct 21

Agenda

Committee Members

More details on members can be found on the Councillors page.

Laurence Clarke

Laurence Clarke

Councillor

3 Moreton Drive, Poynton, SK12 1FA

01625 871999

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Hayley Whitaker

Hayley Whitaker

Deputy Mayor and East Ward Councillor

5 Shrigley Road North, Poynton, SK12 1TE

07881 978761

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Mike Beanland

Mike Beanland

Town Councillor and Cheshire East Councillor

9 Grebe Close, Poynton, SK12 1HU

01625 876606

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Kevin Booth

Kevin Booth

Councillor

32 Charlecote Road, Poynton, SK12 1DL

07789 115934

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Lee Podmore

Lee Podmore

Town Mayor and West Ward Councillor

7 Hartland Close, Poynton, SK12 1ET

07770 683756

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Simon Lees

Simon Lees

Councillor

9 Tewkesbury Close, Poynton, SK12 1QJ

07581 206201

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Jos Saunders

Jos Saunders

Town Councillor and Cheshire East Councillor

6 Hawthorne Grove, Poynton, SK12 1TR

01625 875222

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Tim Swatridge

Tim Swatridge

Councillor

3 Granary Mews, Poynton, SK12 1RF

07515 937709

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John Waterhouse

John Waterhouse

Councillor

82 Mallard Crescent, Poynton, SK12 1HT

01625 879508

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