Character Assessment WG

Fri 12th Mar 2021, 1:00pm

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Fri 12th Mar 2021, 1:00pm

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Macclesfield Town Council

Character Assessment Working Group Agenda 12th March 2021

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and in line with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting will be held remotely.

Agenda for the meeting 12th March 2021 at 1pm.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the Character Assessment WG Meeting held on 5th February 2021

Action: To consider the draft minutes as a true record of the meeting.

3. Matters Arising from the minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

4. Character Assessment Development

Action: To further refine the draft objectives as per the report.

5. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

To be agreed

The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Character Assessment Working Group Minutes 12th March 2021

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and in line with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting will be held remotely.

Minutes of the meeting held on 12th March 2021 at 1pm.

1. Apologies for Absence

None.

2. Minutes of the Character Assessment WG meeting held on 5th February 2021

RESOLVED:        That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting.

3. Matters Arising from the minutes

At the previous meeting on 5th February, a provisional date of 26th February was set for the next meeting of the Working Group. This date was subsequently rescheduled to 12th March.

 

4. Character Assessment Development

The Working Group welcomed Mr Tom Evans, a Senior Cheshire East Council Planning Officer, to the meeting.

Mr Evans advised that:

  • The context of a character assessment should align within the Government’s emerging design guide model.
  • The focus of the character assessment should be the visual landscape and specification of planning policy where it is not covered by existing Cheshire East Council planning policy.
  • The character assessment quotation brief seeks recommendations from the planning consultant on mechanisms to address the elements previously identified by the Planning Committee. The elements are:
    • Economy
    • Climate Change
    • Landscape
    • Flood risk
    • Habitat
    • Open Space including protection of local green spaces
    • Infrastructure
    • Housing
    • HMOs
    • Community Assets
    • King’s Cumberland Street cricket pitch
    • Any other areas identified during the preparation of the Character Assessment.
  • That the character assessment is formatted to facilitate the process by which Cheshire East Council may adopt it as a supplementary planning document.

5. Date/Time and Place of next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Working Group is 10.30am on 1st April 2021.

The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

 

Meeting closed at 2.04pm

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:    Harriet Worrell

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