Macclesfield Town Council
Character Assessment Working Group Minutes 15th January 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 was held remotely.
Minutes of the meeting held on 15th January 2021 at 11.30am.
- Cllr Mike Hutchison
- Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
- Cllr Fiona Wilson
1. Election of Chair and Vice Chair
1.1 Elect Chair
RESOLVED: That Cllr Hutchison is elected as Chair
1.2 Elect Vice Chair
RESOLVED: That Cllr Wilson is elected as Vice Chair
The Macclesfield Character Assessment will define the local built environment, capturing what is important, worth protecting and strengthening.
The aim is to document what is not covered in existing Cheshire East Council planning policy; to be used as a reference by Macclesfield Town Council when considering applications and ultimately, subject to the Local Planning Authority’s consultation process, adopted as a supplementary planning document.
3.1 Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference were noted.
4. Character Assessment Areas
RESOLVED: That subject to the Council’s Standing Orders, an invitation to quote is prepared for a Planning Consultant to support the council in the preparation of a character assessment to cover, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Climate Change
- Flood risk
- Open Space including protection of local green spaces
- Community Assets
- King’s Cumberland Street cricket pitch
5. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting
The date of the next meeting of the Working Group is 11.30am on 5th February 2021.
The format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.
Meeting closed at 12.22am
Chair: Cllr Mike Hutchison
Clerk: Harriet Worrell