Full Council

Mon 16th Dec 2019, 7:00pm

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Full Council Agenda 16th December 2019

Agenda of the meeting of Macclesfield Town Council held 16th December 2019 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest

An opportunity for Councillors to declare interests in items on the agenda


The meeting will be adjourned for public comments and questions.

The meeting will then be reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of Full Council 7th October 2019

Action: To consider and approve the minutes of the meeting

4. Matters Arising From the Minutes of 7th October 2019

Action: To note and consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Neighbourhood Planning & Local Planning Policy

Action: To consider this council’s approach to local planning policy

6. Minutes of the Planning Committee

6.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee 4/10/19

6.2 Minutes of the Planning Committee 18/10/19

6.3 Minutes of the Planning Committee 8/11/19

6.4 Draft Minutes of the Planning Committee 29/11/19

Action: To note the minutes & draft minutes

MATTERS ARISING

6.5 Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Review

Action: to consider the resolution of the planning committee on 18/10/19 as follows:

RESOLVED: That the committee recommends to Full Council that Macclesfield Town Council funds the Town Centre Conservation Appraisal review but with the following conditions:

  1. That funding is capped at £30,000 with provision to be reviewed by Macclesfield Town Council if additional funding is required;
  2. That Macclesfield Town Council’s funding is clearly recognised;
  3. That 100% of the funding is expended on the expert consultancy required for the review and not used for any Cheshire East Council costs relating to the review;
  4. That Macclesfield Town Council must approve the final document prior to its adoption by Cheshire East Council.

7. Minutes of the Finance Committee

7.1 Draft Minutes of the Finance Committee 25/11/19

Action: To note the draft minutes

MATTERS ARISING

7.2 Spend to Date

Action: To approve the spend to date of £61,841.27 as recommended by the Finance Committee

8. Minutes of the Services Committee

8.1 Minutes of the Services Committee 9/9/19

8.2 Draft Minutes of the Services Committee 18/11/19

Action: To note the minutes

MATTERS ARISING

8.3 Cycle Strategy

Action: To approve the Cycle Strategy as recommended by the Services Committee 18/11/19.

9. Community Delivery

9.1 Citizens’ Advice Bureau

2019/20 Quarter 2 report noted

10. Governance Review

10.1 Investment Policy

10.2 Community & Social Policy

10.3 Volunteers Policy

10.4 Cadet Policy

10.5 Environmental Policy

10.6 Mayor’s Civic Award Policy

10.7 Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

11. Parks & Play Areas

Action: To consider and approve the funding of new and renewed play facilities as part of the Windmill Street Park & Play Area Masterplan.

12. 2020/21 Budget Setting

Action: To consider the draft budget as recommended by the Finance Committee

13. Member Champions

Action: To consider the appointment of member champions to 2019–23 Council Strategy themes.

14. Member Items

None

15. Correspondence

None

16. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of Macclesfield Town Council is at 7pm, 16th March 2020, at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Full Council Minutes 16th December 2019

Minutes of the meeting of Macclesfield Town Council held 16th December 2019 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Neil Puttick
  • Cllr Mick Warren
  • Cllr Liz Braithwaite
  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Fin Shenton

The meeting opened with a minute’s silence in consideration and respect for Cllr Dorothy Flude, who recently passed away.

1. Apologies for Absence

  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
  • Cllr Dom Sexton

2. Declarations of Interest

None


The meeting was adjourned for public comments and questions.

Mr Martin Smith spoke in favour of a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for Macclesfield, highlighting the value of the Wilmslow NDP; that Macclesfield is the 2nd principle town in Cheshire East; the opportunity to safeguard heritage assets. Mr Smith also referred to past lack of decision of the council as well as previous expressions of support for neighbourhood planning by some members.

Mr Smith was thanked for his contribution and the meeting was then reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of Full Council 7th October 2019

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

4. Matters Arising From the Minutes of 7th October 2019

It was noted that the deferred item from 15.2 was not shown on this meeting’s agenda. It was agreed that this item could be considered at Item 14 on this agenda.

5. Neighbourhood Planning & Local Planning Policy

Members discussed the potential benefits of a NDP for Macclesfield as well as the potential resource requirements and concerns relating to potential end value of a NDP. Potential alternative approaches to local planning policy were also raised.

RESOLVED: That this council does not support the delivery of a Neighbourhood Development Plan

6. Minutes of the Planning Committee

6.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee 4/10/19

6.2 Minutes of the Planning Committee 18/10/19

6.3 Minutes of the Planning Committee 8/11/19

6.4 Draft Minutes of the Planning Committee 29/11/19

Noted

MATTERS ARISING

6.5 Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Review

RESOLVED: That Macclesfield Town Council funds the Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal review subject to the following conditions:

  1. That Cheshire East Council is reminded of its duty to deliver a Town Centre Conservation Area Review
  2. That Cheshire East Council confirms it will progress a Town Centre Conservation Area Review
  3. That Cheshire East Council confirms it is in a position to fund a Town Centre Conservation Area Review
  4. If CEC is unable to provide or confirm funding by March 16th 2020, that this council funds the review with funding capped at £30,000 with provision to be reviewed by Macclesfield Town Council if additional funding is required;
  5. That Macclesfield Town Council’s funding is clearly recognised;
  6. That 100% of the funding is expended on the expert consultancy required for the review and not used for any Cheshire East Council costs relating to the review;
  7. That Macclesfield Town Council must approve the final document prior to its adoption by Cheshire East Council.

7. Minutes of the Finance Committee

7.1 Draft Minutes of the Finance Committee 25/11/19

Noted

MATTERS ARISING

7.2 Spend to Date

RESOLVED: That the spend of £61,841.27 is approved.

8. Minutes of the Services Committee

8.1 Minutes of the Services Committee 9/9/19

8.2 Draft Minutes of the Services Committee 18/11/19

Noted

MATTERS ARISING

8.3 Cycle Strategy

RESOLVED: That the Cycle Strategy is approved and adopted.

9. Community Delivery

9.1 Citizens’ Advice Bureau

2019/20 Quarter 2 report noted

10. Governance Review

10.1 Investment Policy

10.2 Community & Social Policy

10.3 Volunteers Policy

10.4 Cadet Policy

10.5 Environmental Policy

10.6 Mayor’s Civic Award Policy

10.7 Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

RESOLVED: That the policies are approved

11. Parks & Play Areas

RESOLVED: That the funding of £100,000 from the 2019/20 budget is approved for the proposed works associated at Windmill Street Park.

12. 2020/21 Budget Setting

RESOLVED: That the budget for 2020/21 is approved

13. Member Champions

RESOLVED: That the member champion positions are appointed as:

  • Cllr Fiona Wilson – Leisure – outdoor activities
  • Cllr Liz Braithwaite – Town Centre Regeneration
  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE – Streetscene
  • Cllr Chris Wilcock – Council Identity & Communication
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake – Community
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE – Transport
  • Cllr Neil Puttick – Environment & Climate Emergency

14. Member Items

Relating to agenda Item 4 above: Consideration of a town-wide mailshot to all residences relating to local planning policy

The item was deferred to the next meeting of Council.

15. Correspondence

None

16. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of Macclesfield Town Council is at 7pm, 16th March 2020, at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Meeting closed 7.51pm

Chair Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Clerk Pete Turner

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