Macclesfield Town Council
Annual Parish Meeting Minutes 2019
2019 Annual Macclesfield Parish Meeting
Monday 20th May 2019 commencing at 6.00 p.m.
at Macclesfield Town Hall
Market Place, Macclesfield
The statutory Annual Parish Meeting is an occasion for members of the public to ask questions, make comments and raise issues of interest to the town.
Convened by the Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield
Councillors: Braithwaite, Bennett-Wake, Roberts, Edwardes, Warren, Wilcock, Puttick, Harewood, Sexton, Wilson
1. Apologies for absence.
Cllrs Jackson & Shenton
2. Minutes of the Annual Town Meeting 17th May 2018 (corrected)
3. To consider resolutions of which written notice has been given
That MTC begin the process of application for a Neighbourhood Development Plan, involving a “Designated Area” encompassing Macclesfield’s whole parish
Following a presentation and an at length meeting discussion, the proposal was agreed by a majority voting show of hands.
i. That Macclesfield Town Council resolves to encourage to CEC to publish new Air Quality Action Plan as soon as possible.
ii. That MTC resolves to ask CEC to halt all planning applications within 500m of an Air Quality Management Area until a new AQAP is published.
iii. That MTC resolves to ask CEC to follow own guidelines in relation to spatial planning and transport laid out in Local Air Quality strategy for Cheshire East Council October 2018
Following an introduction to the topic and related information, and an at length meeting discussion, the proposals were taken in turn. Each was agreed in turn by a majority voting show of hands.
4. To receive reports from parishioners (Discussion and Open Forum).
The meeting was opened to proposals from those in attendance.
That Macclesfield Town Council should investigate why an Air Quality Monitoring device (CE91) was removed from its location in Broken Cross/Chester Road.
There was clarification with regard to context and discussion within the meeting. The proposal was agreed by a majority voting show of hands.
That Macclesfield Town Council should generate a list of properties that have been empty for 5 years or more and investigate what can be done to bring them back in to use.
This proposal from Cllr Harewood MBE was considered appropriate for a member’s item within council.
That Macclesfield Town Council declares a Climate Emergency and that this affects all future decision making of the council.
There was discussion regarding the item, its phrasing and context. The proposal was agreed by a majority voting show of hands.
Meeting closed at 7.16pm
Chair Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
Clerk Pete Turner