Planning Policy Consultation Working Group

Thu 13th May 2021, 1:30pm

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Thu 13th May 2021, 1:30pm

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Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Policy Consultation Working Group Agenda 13th May 2021

Agenda for the meeting on 13th May 2021 at 1.30pm.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the Planning Policy WG Meeting held on 15th March 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. Final draft Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document

Action: To consider a response to the consultation

5. Draft Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Action: To consider a response to the consultation

6. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

To be advised.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Policy Consultation Working Group Minutes 13th May 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 13th May 2021 at 1.30pm.

In attendance:

  •   Cllr Mike Hutchison
  •   Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  •   Cllr Fiona Wilson

1. Apologies for Absence

None.

2. Minutes of the Planning Policy WG Meeting held on 15th March 2021

That the minutes are a true record of the meeting.

3. Matters Arising from the Minutes

To correct a typing error in the following paragraph:

There should a focus on homes for life so people may feel connected to their community, instilling a sense of civic pride and community cohesion.  Affordability could aid the ambition of greater integration.

So that it reads:

There should be a focus on homes for life so people may feel connected to their community, instilling a sense of civic pride and community cohesion.  Affordability could aid the ambition of greater integration.

The consultation response from the meeting dated 15th March 2021 was ratified at the Planning Committee meeting on 9th April 2021.

4. Final draft Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document

The following comments were made by the Working Group and shall be ratified at the next available Planning Committee meeting before being returned as the consultation response:

Whilst it is disappointing that Macclesfield Town Council’s former comment regarding licensing was not addressed, the following detail is welcomed and will assist the Planning Committee when considering HMO planning applications:

  • Reference to existing Planning Policies,
  • Internal layout and room sizes,
  • Waste disposal and storage,
  • Car parking,
  • Cycle parking facilities,
  • Residential amenity.

The concern remains on the control of properties housing less than five people if a licence is not required.

Macclesfield Town Council will monitor the progress of Article 4 Directions in Cheshire East in relation to HMOs.

5. Draft Housing Supplementary Planning Document

The following comments were made by the Working Group and shall be ratified at the next available Planning Committee meeting before being returned as the consultation response:

Detail on the following is welcomed:

  • Reference to existing Planning Policies,
  • Inclusion of key worker housing,
  • Meeting the needs of older persons,
  • Detail on affordable housing including ‘pepper potting’ and integration,
  • Meeting accessibility and wheelchair standards.

Concern was raised regarding the standards in Table 8.1. Cheshire East Council recognises there is a climate emergency. All applicants/developers should have a duty to meet energy and renewable standards or offset elsewhere in the local area.

The addition of a new paragraph following 8.5 that refers to the SADPD policy INF 3 Highway safety and access, incorporating charging infrastructure for electric vehicles with a standard of a charge point for every new dwelling.

6. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

To be advised.

Meeting closed at 2:41pm

Chair: Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk: Harriet Worrell

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