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2021 Meetings

Monday 22 November – 2021

Finance Committee

Macclesfield Town Council Notice of Meeting

 

12th November 2021

 

To Chair Neil Puttick and Councillors Sarah Bennett-Wake, Alift Harewood-Jones, Mike Hutchison, Chris Wilcock, Fiona Wilson.

 

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of

Macclesfield Town Council’s Finance Committee meeting to be held at

Macclesfield Town Hall

on

22nd November 2021

commencing at 7pm,

for the purpose of transacting the business shown on the attached agenda.

 

With thanks,

Town Clerk Signature

Laura Smith
Town Clerk

Agenda

Agenda of the meeting to be held on the 22nd November 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

1       Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2       Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session or attend the meeting in person, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by 5pm Thursday 18th November 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 18th November 2021.

3       Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 5th September 2021

Action: To approve the minutes.

 4       Updates from the Minutes

4.1      Update on Home start Grant

To note the updated report.

4.2      Cheshire Wildlife Trust Update

Action: To consider the proposal for the underspend for the grant awarded.

5       Grant Applications

5.1      The Fermain Club

Action: To consider the grant application for £2,000.

5.2      Friends for Leisure

Action: To consider the grant application for £1,380.

5.3      Hurdsfield Phoenix

Action: To consider the grant application for £1,000.

5.4      Pack Horse Bowling Club

Action: To consider the grant application for £2,000.

Total Request: £6,380

Budgeted amount left: £16,558

6       Grants Review Update

Action: To consider involving the Rangers with grant applications for gardening/growing projects.

7       Grant Updates Report

To receive and note the report.

8       Ward Budget Applications and Updates

8.1      East Ward Applications x 2

8.2      Tytherington Application x 1

8.3      Hurdsfield Application x 1

8.4      Broken Cross and Upton Application x 3

Action: To consider the above applications.

9       Finances

9.1      Spend to Date

Action: To approve the spend to date (end of OCT 21) of £446,551 for recommendation to Full Council on 6th December 2021.

9.2      Reports

Action: To note the following reports:

  • Receipts and Payments
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Income and Expenditure

10   Budget 2022/23

Action: To consider the attached budget for 2022/23 for approval at Full Council 6th December 2021.

11   Member Items

There are no Member Items.

12   Correspondence

There is no correspondence.

13   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 7pm on 7th March 2022, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

 

Download 4.1 Homestart Update Download 4.2 Wilder Weekend Update Download 5. Grant Applications Download 6. Grant Procedure Update Download 7. Grant Report Update Download 8. Ward Budget Applications Download 9.2 Financial Reports Download 10. Budget
Friday 19 November – 2021

Planning Committee

Download Agendas

Planning Committee Agenda 19th November 2021

If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

1.  Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2.  Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

3.  Public Participation

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email

clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 17/11/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 17/11/21.

4.  Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 29th October 2021

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

5.  Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes

6.  Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No:        21/4321M

Proposal:        Proposed extension and alterations to existing dwelling

Location:         31, Tytherington Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JS

 

Application No:        21/5123M

Proposal:        Proposed replacement of existing buildings with 29 no. dwellings

Location:         Ivy House, Ivy Road, Macclesfield

 

Application No:        21/5484M

Proposal:        Proposed first floor side extension with associated roof works.

Location:         6, Gunco Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7JX

 

Application No:        21/5424M

Proposal:        The Erection of a Generator and Generator Enclosure

Location:         Birchwood House, Larkwood Way, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, SK10 2XR

 

Application No:        21/5426M

Proposal:        Construction of two single storey rear extensions at No’s 96 & 98 Crompton Road with partial demolition of outbuildings at No.98

Location:         96 & 98 Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EB

 

Application No:        21/0394M

Proposal:       Erection of new dwelling

Location:        Land to the Rear of 11, Brock Street, Macclesfield

 

Application No:        21/5477M

Proposal:        Repurposing of outbuilding which is currently a partial garage including a ground floor extension and second floor dormer extension

Location:         168, Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8PT

 

Application No:        21/5520M

Proposal:        Two storey side and single storey rear extensions, relocation of existing garage

Location:         108, Beech Farm Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2ER

 

Application No:        21/5407M

Proposal:        Proposed balcony on rear elevation

Location:         39, Sandringham Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QB

 

Application No:        21/5064M

Proposal:        Annexe

Location:         146, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BR

 

Application No:        21/4744M

Proposal:        Proposed change of colour to the front door from blue to orange and change the door furniture from silver to gold

Location:         257, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 8AA

 

Application No:        21/5539M

Proposal:        Demolition of existing building on site and re-development for residential use of 5 dwellings

Location:         34, Windmill Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7HS

 

Application No:        21/5616M

Proposal:        Proposed Garage Conversion

Location:         18 , Dorchester Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2LQ

 

Application No:        21/5560M

Proposal:        Prior notification for (Class AA) for the construction of an additional storey

Location:         141, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DF

 

Application No:        21/5623M

Proposal:        Removal of garage and formation of single storey side front and rear extensions

Location:         7, Lark Hall Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 1QU

 

Application No:        21/5631M

Proposal:        Demolition of existing conservatory & proposed single storey side/rear extension with garage conversion.

Location:         63, Westbury Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8LJ

 

Application No:        21/5625M

Proposal:        Converting an attached single garage in to a traditional thai massage shop

Location:         86, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TZ

 

Application No:        21/5687M

Proposal:        Proposed first floor side extension, single storey rear elevation extension and front elevation porch extension (amendment to 20/4076M).

Location:         26, Clare Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2TX

 

Application No:        21/5627M

Proposal:        Addition of first floor accommodation above existing single story section of house. Removal of rear porch. Change of external materials.

Location:         8, Lark Hall Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QW

 

Application No:        21/5746M

Proposal:        Prior approval for a change of use from offices to dwelling houses

Location:         Oxford House, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8HS

 

7.  Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

8.  Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

9.  Shop fronts and signage design

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

10. Streetnaming

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

11. Draft Environmental Protection Supplementary Planning Document (EP SPD) consultation

Action: To consider a response to the consultation.

12. Draft Recovery of Forward Funded Infrastructure Costs Supplementary Planning Document (RoFFI Costs SPD) consultation

Action: To consider a response to the consultation.

 

13. Correspondence

None

 

14. Member Items

None

 

15. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 10th December 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Planning Committee Minutes 19th November 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 19th November 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts
  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone

1.  Apologies for Absence

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

 

2.  Declarations of Interest

Cllr Roberts declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/0394M as he lives near the address of the development and the builder is known to him.

Cllr Livingstone declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 12 as the Housing Association he works for is involved in a development at Basford East in Crewe which will benefit from Cheshire East Council’s forward funding of transport and road infrastructure.

Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/5123M as during a visit to St John’s School he and the headmaster spoke about the development which is opposite the school.

 

3.  Public Participation

There were no members of the public in attendance.

 

4.  Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 29th October 2021

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

 

 5.  Matters Arising from the Minutes

Cllr Wilson raised 21/4113M Land North of Congleton Road, seeking if a response had been received from the Cheshire East Council on the following:

  • The reason for the application to be determined by delegated authority and not committee i.e. SPB.
  • The reason Macclesfield Town Council was not consulted.
  • The extent of the distribution of the developer’s pre-consultation leaflet.

To date, there has not been a response.

Cllr Wilson reported that Richborough Estates, landowner, has submitted an objection to 21/4113M as they require a full and detailed consultation, and the masterplan is only for part of the development.

Additionally, Cllr Wilson noted the application is still to be determined by delegated authority and not committee.

 

6.  Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No:        21/4321M

Proposal:        Proposed extension and alterations to existing dwelling

Location:         31, Tytherington Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JS

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Close proximity to and overlooking of neighbouring properties that contravenes retained policy DC38 in the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan,
  2. Scale of the development,
  • Use of materials,
  1. Insufficient parking.

The committee also noted that a wildlife report is required to ensure there is no damage to wildlife.

 

Application No:        21/5123M

Proposal:        Proposed replacement of existing buildings with 29 no. dwellings

Location:         Ivy House, Ivy Road, Macclesfield

The committee support this application as it provides diversity and affordability of homes with plenty of amenity space.

However, the committee sought that the Planning Officer sets hours of construction and that there are management plans for noise and dust, particularly as the development site is opposite a primary school.

It was noted by the committee that the Phase II Final Report parts 1 and 3 could not be accessed.

 

Application No:        21/5484M

Proposal:        Proposed first floor side extension with associated roof works.

Location:         6, Gunco Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7JX

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5424M

Proposal:        The Erection of a Generator and Generator Enclosure

Location:         Birchwood House, Larkwood Way, Tytherington Business Park, Macclesfield, SK10 2XR

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5426M

Proposal:        Construction of two single storey rear extensions at No’s 96 & 98 Crompton Road with partial demolition of outbuildings at No.98

Location:         96 & 98 Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EB

The committee raised no objections but request that the Planning Officer considers access to the shared bin storage.

 

Application No:        21/0394M

Proposal:       Erection of new dwelling

Location:        Land to the Rear of 11, Brock Street, Macclesfield

RESOLVED: The committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. The development is overbearing,
  2. Impact on amenities to neighbours,
  • Impact on parking in the area,
  1. The design is not in keeping with the street scene,
  2. The development contravenes the draft SADPD Policy HOU8 Backland Development.

Application No:        21/5477M

Proposal:        Repurposing of outbuilding which is currently a partial garage including a ground floor extension and second floor dormer extension

Location:         168, Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8PT

The committee requested that the Planning Officer ensures saved policies DC3 and DC38 from the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan are adhered to.

 

Application No:        21/5520M

Proposal:        Two storey side and single storey rear extensions, relocation of existing garage

Location:         108, Beech Farm Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2ER

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5407M

Proposal:        Proposed balcony on rear elevation

Location:         39, Sandringham Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QB

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5064M

Proposal:        Annexe

Location:         146, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BR

RESOLVED: The committee objects to this application on the grounds that this development is in the Prestbury Conservation Area and would contravene saved policies DC3 and DC38 from the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

 

Application No:        21/4744M

Proposal:        Proposed change of colour to the front door from blue to orange and change the door furniture from silver to gold

Location:         257, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 8AA

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5539M

Proposal:        Demolition of existing building on site and re-development for residential use of 5 dwellings

Location:         34, Windmill Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7HS

The committee support this application as its repurposing a derelict building and the design is in keeping with the area.

It was noted by the committee that the Historic Environment Desk Based Assessment could not be accessed.

 

Application No:        21/5616M

Proposal:        Proposed Garage Conversion

Location:         18 , Dorchester Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2LQ

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5560M

Proposal:        Prior notification for (Class AA) for the construction of an additional storey

Location:         141, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DF

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5623M

Proposal:        Removal of garage and formation of single storey side front and rear extensions

Location:         7, Lark Hall Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 1QU

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5631M

Proposal:        Demolition of existing conservatory & proposed single storey side/rear extension with garage conversion.

Location:         63, Westbury Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8LJ

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5625M

Proposal:        Converting an attached single garage in to a traditional thai massage shop

Location:         86, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TZ

The committee raised no objections but sought that the Planning Officer considers the parking concerns raised by a neighbour.

 

Application No:        21/5687M

Proposal:        Proposed first floor side extension, single storey rear elevation extension and front elevation porch extension (amendment to 20/4076M).

Location:         26, Clare Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2TX

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5627M

Proposal:        Addition of first floor accommodation above existing single story section of house. Removal of rear porch. Change of external materials.

Location:         8, Lark Hall Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QW

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5746M

Proposal:        Prior approval for a change of use from offices to dwelling houses

Location:         Oxford House, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8HS

The committee raised no objections but sought that the Planning Officer ensures the dimensions meet minimum standards.

 

7.  Conservation Area Review

The report was noted and that Cheshire East Council will coordinate and manage the public consultation.

 

8.  Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.

The draft assessment includes maps, historical development of the urban form, views, amenity spaces, heritage assets and detracting features.

A community consultation will seek public views and be available in paper and electronic form. Primary and secondary schools will be invited to comment.

All Macclesfield town councillors will be consulted for their input to the character assessment.

 

9.  Shop fronts and signage design

The report was noted and that the guide will include incremental steps to improve design.

Macclesfield town councillors have been consulted for examples of good shop frontage design in their ward and local area.

 

10. Streetnaming

The report was noted and that the Planning Committee has previously commented on the Chelford Road development and its views were represented at the Cheshire East Council Strategic Planning Board.

The committee requested that the Admin and Governance Manager follows up with the two Olympians who have yet to reply with their consent to name streets after them.

 

11. Draft Environmental Protection Supplementary Planning Document (EP SPD) consultation

Cllr Edwardes left the room briefly but was present for the discussion as minuted below.

The committee welcomed the section on Air Quality and hope that the document aids planners and developers.

The committee agreed that it (and all Members) would benefit from a greater understanding of the impact development has on biodiversity and the environment. The Admin & Governance Manager will seek education offerings from an appropriately qualified body.

 

12. Draft Recovery of Forward Funded Infrastructure Costs Supplementary Planning Document (RoFFI Costs SPD) consultation

The committee noted the document focuses on car usage with little reference to active travel.

 

13. Correspondence

None

 

14. Member Items

None

 

15. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 10th December 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Monday 08 November – 2021

Services Committee

Macclesfield Town Council Notice of Meeting

29th October 2021

To Chair Janet Jackson and Councillors Sarah Bennett-Wake, Sandy Livingstone, Neil Puttick, Fin Shenton, Chris Wilcock, Fiona Wilson.

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of

Macclesfield Town Council’s Services Committee meeting to be held at

Macclesfield Town Hall

on

8th November 2021

commencing at 7pm,

for the purpose of transacting the business shown on the attached agenda.

 

With thanks,

Town Clerk Signature

 

Laura Smith

Town Clerk

 

 

 

Macclesfield Town Council Services Committee Agenda

Minutes of the meeting to be held on the 8th November 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

 

1.    Apologies for Absence and Approval of Reasons

Action: To receive apologies for absence and approve the reasions.

 

2.    Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

 

Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email
clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by Thursday 4th November 5pm. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by Thursday 4th November 5pm.

 

3.    Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting held on 13th September 2021

Action: To approve the minutes.

 

4.    Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

 

5.    Community

5.1 Community Engagement Update

To receive and note the updated report.

5.2 CVSCE

To receive and note the updated report.

6.    Local Service Delivery

6.1  Events update

To receive and note the updated report.

6.2  Christmas Lights

To receive and note the updated report.

6.3  Floral Displays

Action: To consider the proposal for watering of the floral displays for 2022/23.

6.4  Public Toilets

To receive and note the updated report.

6.5  Festoon Lights

To receive and note the updated report.

6.6  Tunnicliffe Trail

To receive and note the updated report.

6.7  Barnaby Festival and Redux

To receive and note the updated report.

Action: To consider Barnaby Festival proposal for 2022/23/

6.8 Barnaby Air (formally Redux) update

To receive and note the update.

7.    Leisure and Outdoor Activities

7.1  Parks and Play Areas

To receive and note the updated report.

7.2  South Park Pavilion

To receive and note the updated report.

7.3  Playing Out

To receive and note the updated report.

7.4  Allotments

To receive and note the updated report.

7.5  Street Sports

To note the updated report.

7.6  Premier League Kicks

To receive and note the updated report

 

8.    Street Scene

8.1  Street Furniture

To receive and note the updated report.

8.2  Town Ranger

To receive and note the updated report.

8.3  Noticeboards

To receive and note the updated report.

8.4  Middlewood Way Lighting

To receive and note the updated report.

8.5  Proposal to adopt 2 phone boxes outside Town Hall

Action:To consider the proposal in the attached report.

 

9.    Town Centre Re-generation

9.1 Town Centre Recovery Working Group

To receive and note the updated report.

9.2  Footfall Mapping Data

To receive and note the updated report.

9.3  Town Centre Free Wi-Fi Data

To receive and note the updated report.

9.4  Proposal for Town Centre Promotion

Action: To consider the proposal for increased signage in the town centre.

10.   Council Identity and Communications

To receive and note the updated report.

 

11.  Future Forest

To receive and note the updated report.

 

12.  Budget 2022/23

Action: To consider the budget for 2022/23

 

13.  Member Items

No Member Items.

 

14.  Correspondence

No Correspondence

 

15.  Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held 7th February 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

Minutes of the meeting held on the 8th November 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1.    Apologies for Absence and Approval of Reasons

Resolved: Cllr Shenton could not attend due to a medical appointment. The committee approved his absence from the meeting.

2.    Declarations of Interest

Cllr Puttick declared a non- pecuniary interest in item 6.7 as he is involved with Barnaby Festival.

Public Questions

There were no public questions.

The meeting was reconvened.

3.    Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting held on 13th September 2021

Resolved: To minutes were approved.

 4.    Matters Arising from the Minutes

Resolved: There were no matters arising from the minutes.

5.    Community

5.1 Community Engagement Update

The report was noted.

5.2 CVSCE

The report was noted.

6.    Local Service Delivery

6.1  Events update

The report was noted.

6.2  Christmas Lights

The report was noted.

6.3  Floral Displays

Resolved: It was approved for watering of the floral displays for 2022/23 to be provided by ANSA.

6.4  Public Toilets

The report was noted.

6.5  Festoon Lights

The report was noted.

6.6  Tunnicliffe Trail

The report was noted.

6.7  Barnaby Festival

Resolved: It was approved to award Barnaby Festival £10,000 for 2022/23 for a physical festival for the town.

6.8 Barnaby Air (formally redux)

The report was noted.

7.    Leisure and Outdoor Activities

7.1  Parks and Play Areas

The report was noted.

7.2  South Park Pavilion

The report was noted.

7.3  Playing Out

The report was noted.

7.4  Allotments

The report was noted.

7.5  Street Sports

The report was noted.

7.6  Premier League Kicks

The report was noted.

 

8.    Street Scene

8.1  Street Furniture

To report was noted.

8.2  Town Ranger

The report was noted.

8.3  Noticeboards

The report was noted.

8.4  Middlewood Way Lighting

A further update was received from Cheshire East highways and given by the clerk verbally. At the full council meeting on it was resolved to approve solar lights for part of the Middlewood Way at the cost of £37, 047.38.

This was communicated to Cheshire East Highways in June after the meeting. The clerk has pursued CE Highways and today we have been advised that in order to be able to carry out the installation of a scheme along this section of the Middlewood Way, will require a full and comprehensive Lighting Design to be carried out as it needs to meet the British Standards for Lighting BS5489 & PLG23. CEC can quote us for the lighting design and then quote for the Installation/Construction based upon that.

The committee was extremely disappointed, as the council has been pursuing this project for 2 years, and since it was approved at the price CEC Highways have given the committee expected the work would be in progress. This is part of the active travel response from Macclesfield Town Council

.

Resolved: The clerk to contact CEC Chief Officer, Chair of the Highways and Transport Committee and the leader of the Council to try and resolve this situation. Cllr Wilson was also approved to speak at CEC full council meeting if the matter was not resolved.

8.5  Adoption of 2 BT Phone Boxes

Resolved: To pursue adopting 2 phone boxes outside Town Hall on Market Square.

 

9.    Town Centre Re-generation

9.1 Town Centre Recovery Working Group

The report was noted.

9.2  Footfall Mapping Data

The report was noted.

9.3  Town Centre Free Wi-Fi Data

The report was noted.

9.4  Proposal for Town Centre Promotion

Resolved: It was approved to budget £20,000 for increased signage in the town centre.

10.   Council Identity and Communications

The report was noted.

11.  Future Forest

The report was noted.

At this point in the meeting, in line with the Standing Order 4.28 the committee voted to continue the meeting past the 2 hour deadline in order to get through all agenda items.

12.  Budget 2022/23

Resolved: The budget was discussed, and it was approved for the Covid recovery fund to be put back into the budget to be discussed again at the next finance committee meeting on 22/11/21.

13.  Member Items

There were no Member Items.

14.  Correspondence

There was no Correspondence

15.  Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held 7th February 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

Chair: Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
Clerk: Laura Smith
Meeting closed at 9.04pm

Download 5. Community Engagement Report Download 5.2 CVSCE Report Download 6. Local Service Delivery Download 6.3 Floral Display Report Download 6.7 Barnaby Festival Download 6.8 Barnaby Air Update Download 7. Leisure and Outdoor Activities Download 8. Street Scene Download 8.2 Town Ranger Report Download 9.1 Town Centre Recovery Working Group Download 9.2 Footfall Data Download 9.3 Wifi Data Download 9.4 Report Town Centre Signage Download 10. Communications Update Download 11. Future Forest Download 12. Budget 2022/23 Version 1
Friday 29 October – 2021

Planning Committee

Download Agendas

Planning Committee Agenda 29th October 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 29th October 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

 

1        Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

 

2        Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

 

3        Public Participation

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

 

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email

clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 27/10/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

 

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 27/10/21.

 

4        Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 8th October 2021

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

 

 

5        Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action:    To consider any matters arising from the minutes

 

6        Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

 

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No:        21/5122M

Proposal:        Proposed 3x storey building containing 9x flats with associated bike storage, refuse storage and external landscape works to include parking.

Location:         151, London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP

 

Application No:        21/5097M

Proposal:        Proposed 1st Floor front / side extension

Location:         29, Badger Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EW

 

Application No:        21/4947M

Proposal:        Conversion of a shop and cafe into a bar and restaurant with associated facilities.

Location:         44-48, Chestergate, Macclesfield, Sk11 6ba

 

Application No:        21/5184M

Proposal:        single storey rear extension

Location:         27, Waterways Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7LU

 

Application No:        21/5175M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey Front, Two Storey Side & Single Storey Rear Extension & Alterations

Location:         30, Dalesford Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 3LF

 

Application No:        21/5195M

Proposal:        Proposed Double Storey Side Extension

Location:         35, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EL

 

Application No:        21/5191M

Proposal:        Proposed Single and Two Storey Rear Extensions. New Pitch Roof over Garage. New Front Entrance Porch.

Location:         4, Pool End Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2LD

 

Application No:        21/5220M

Proposal:        Application for the insertion of front porch, alterations to windows following Planning Approval Ref No: 20/4936M. Proposed render finish to front elevation.

Location:         2, Ryebank Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2LJ

 

Application No:        21/5230M

Proposal:        Single storey front extension with pitched roof over existing flat roof.

Location:         50, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 2HS

 

Application No:        21/5167M

Proposal:        Addition of external balcony and glazed doors at first floor level to south gable wall.

Location:         124, Warwick Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8TA

 

Application No:        21/5201M

Proposal:        Proposed replacement of main roof to rear elevation for additional solar panels.

Location:         150, Warwick Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TA

 

Application No:        21/4745M

Proposal:        Listed Building Consent to change the colour of the front door from blue to orange and change the door furniture from silver to gold

Location:         257, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 8AA

 

Application No:        21/4321M

Proposal:        Proposed extension and alterations to existing dwelling

Location:         31, Tytherington Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JS

 

Application No:        21/5272M

Proposal:        First floor rear extension over outrigger and internal alterations.

Location:         16, Cumberland Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1DD

 

Application No:        21/5301M

Proposal:        Proposed single storey rear extension to form larger kitchen, dining area and internal alterations to the utility and shower room and demolition of the existing conservatory.

Location:         36, Brynton Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3AF

 

Application No:        21/5332M

Proposal:        single storey side/rear extension

Location:         206, Peter Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8ET

 

Application No:        21/5243M

Proposal:        First Floor Side And Front Extension

Location:         21, Birkdale Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2UA

 

Application No:        21/5271M

Proposal:        Side And Rear Single Storey Extension And Alterations

Location:         40, Langdale Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7YS

 

Application No:        21/5339M

Proposal:        Removal of dilapidated conservatory and replacing with single ground floor, side and rear brick extension.

Location:         2, Toll Bar Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TY

 

Application No:        21/5284M

Proposal:        Single storey front & rear extension

Location:         124, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PU

 

Application No:        21/5375M

Proposal:        single storey side extension and front porch

Location:         2, Chatsworth Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 8SY

 

Application No:        21/5237M

Proposal:        Change of use and alteration of offices to form a single dwelling.

Location:         Wellington House, 10, Waterloo Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6PJ

 

Application No:        21/5238M

Proposal:        Listed building consent for change of use and alteration of offices to form a single dwelling.

Location:         Wellington House, 10, Waterloo Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6PJ

 

Application No:        21/5384M

Proposal:        Two storey rear extension

Location:         10, Underwood Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3QD

 

Application No:        21/5405M

Proposal:        Proposed porch and single storey rear extension

Location:         5, Dale Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1NH

 

7        Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

8        Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

9        Shop fronts and signage design

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

10    Streetnaming

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

11    Correspondence

None

 

12    Member Items

12.1   Cllr David Edwardes – use of swift bricks in new builds

 

13    Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 19th November 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Planning Committee Minutes 29th October 2021

Minutes of  the meeting held on 29th October 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson

1        Apologies for Absence

  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts
  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone

2        Declarations of Interest

Cllr Fiona Wilson declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 21/5237M and 21/5238M as she knows the applicant but has not discussed this application at all.

Cllr David Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in 21/4231M as he knows the applicant and has discussed traffic issues previously, but they have not discussed the application.

 

3        Public Participation

The meeting was adjourned to invite public comments and questions

The clerk read out the following from a member of the public concerning item 21/4231M.

Firstly, I would like to ask that the review of this proposal is deferred until the next meeting of the planning committee. The deadline for comments is 19th November and therefore the committee are making comment without constituents having the opportunity to make their concerns )or support) known. This seems incoherent to the purpose of the committee.

I am writing to object to the planning application under the above reference relating to the proposal for a two storey extension to the rear of No 31 Tytherington Lane.

I have already written with my comments on the addendum to the heritage statement and wish to offer further, more general comment.

I set out the initial grounds of my objection below.

  1. Proposed materials. The drawings submitted, although short on detail, do propose materials not in keeping with the setting. Large expanses of unbroken rendered blockwork wall are not sympathetic to the setting of the locally listed group of buildings, indeed one immediate neighbouring property is a Grade II listed building. The use of rendering would contravene the “Cheshire East Borough Design Guide” SPD, 2017 (pages 20, 21 and 22) relating to local materials.
  2. Roof material is proposed to be “Tiles to match existing”. The current roofing material is Kerridge stone, which is in keeping with the host property and surrounding properties. To replace these with concrete tiles would be a travesty. A change from this material would contravene the “Cheshire East Borough Design Guide” SPD, 2017 (pages 20, 21 and 22) relating to local materials.
  3. Scale of the development. The revised proposal remains out of proportion with the host property and will dominate the adjacent properties, including my own, and damage the amenity of the garden area. The proposed rear roof line will be visible from the highway when travelling from the North or the South and will harm the setting of the Grade II listed property. The revised proposal will also domineer the lower properties to the rear, overlooking them when the tree screening is thinned out in the winter months. The above, as well as harming the setting of listed properties, would contravene policy DC41, 2 in the Saved Macclesfield Local Plan, as well as not recognising the principle of policy DC38 in offering “commensurate degree of light and privacy between buildings” with the stated reason, at 17.43, of safeguarding residential amenities in respect of light, privacy and space between buildings. This applies particularly to No’s 27 and 33 Tytherington Lane.
  4. Additional occupancy. Proposal to increase the floor area and bedrooms will likely result in increased occupancy and more vehicles on Tytherington Lane. There have been numerous minor accidents / collisions on Tytherington Lane, indeed the Highways Authority are looking at what measures can be taken to mitigate the current situation. To promote further occupancy in these circumstances seems incoherent with the accepted issue.
  5. Drainage. To further increase the impermeable area may result in increased flood risk. Appropriate surface water management is to be considered and there is no adequate mention of this in the proposals. The response from the flood risk officer at Cheshire East Council appears to be lip service to the matter and does not appear to have considered the site specific details of this proposal.
  6. Wildlife. There are currently bats active in the area and many neighbours believe that the Kerridge stone roofs on a number of the Tytherington Lane properties are the roosts for these mammals. There is no mention of wildlife protection in the proposals.

In summary, I object to the proposal for the reasons above and the proposal is broadly similar to the previous proposal and there appears to be insufficient alteration for the reason for refusal to be changed. It is difficult to offer a comprehensive review as there are insufficient details on the submitted drawings (few dimensions, annotations or elevations from the South).

Jonathan Cartledge

The meeting was then reconvened.

4        Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 8th October 2021

Resolved:        The minutes were approved.

 

5        Matters Arising from the Minutes

Resolved:        Cllr Wilson raised her previous members item  21/4113M Land North of Congleton Road, Macclesfield and to see if a response had been received from the panning officer for the following:

  • The reason for the application to be determined by delegated authority and not committee i.e. SPB.
  • The reason Macclesfield Town Council was not consulted.
  • The extent of the distribution of the developer’s pre-consultation leaflet.

The clerk will check and get back to the committee.

 

6        Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No:        21/5122M

Proposal:        Proposed 3x storey building containing 9x flats with associated bike storage, refuse storage and external landscape works to include parking.

Location:         151, London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP

Resolved: Cllr Fiona Wilson noted that this area had previously been derelict and that this type of abode is needed in the town as it is 9 x 1 bedroom abodes with parking. She did however note that the building is 3 stories which is out of keeping with the surrounding buildings and that separation distances need to be adhered to as this has been brought up by a neighbour. The committee agreed to ask the planning officer to that the saved policies DC3 and DC38 from the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan are adhered to.

 

Application No:        21/5097M

Proposal:        Proposed 1st Floor front / side extension

Location:         29, Badger Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EW

The committee raised no objections but ask the Planning Officer ensures that the saved policies DC3 and DC38 from the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan are not infringed.

 

Application No:        21/4947M

Proposal:        Conversion of a shop and cafe into a bar and restaurant with associated facilities.

Location:         44-48, Chestergate, Macclesfield, Sk11 6ba

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5184M

Proposal:        single storey rear extension

Location:         27, Waterways Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7LU

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5175M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey Front, Two Storey Side & Single Storey Rear Extension & Alterations

Location:         30, Dalesford Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 3LF

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5195M

Proposal:        Proposed Double Storey Side Extension

Location:         35, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EL

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5191M

Proposal:        Proposed Single and Two Storey Rear Extensions. New Pitch Roof over Garage. New Front Entrance Porch.

Location:         4, Pool End Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2LD

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5220M

Proposal:        Application for the insertion of front porch, alterations to windows following Planning Approval Ref No: 20/4936M. Proposed render finish to front elevation.

Location:         2, Ryebank Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2LJ

The committee raised no objections but ask the planning officer ensures that the rendering proposed is in keeping under SD3.

 

Application No:        21/5230M

Proposal:        Single storey front extension with pitched roof over existing flat roof.

Location:         50, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 2HS

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5167M

Proposal:        Addition of external balcony and glazed doors at first floor level to south gable wall.

Location:         124, Warwick Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8TA

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5201M

Proposal:        Proposed replacement of main roof to rear elevation for additional solar panels.

Location:         150, Warwick Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TA

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4745M

Proposal:        Listed Building Consent to change the colour of the front door from blue to orange and change the door furniture from silver to gold

Location:         257, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 8AA

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4321M

Proposal:        Proposed extension and alterations to existing dwelling

Location:         31, Tytherington Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JS

Resolved: To defer this application until the next planning committee meeting and for the clerk to let CEC planning Officer know to expect comments on 19th November 2021 as the closing dates for comments is 17th November 2021.

 

Application No:        21/5272M

Proposal:        First floor rear extension over outrigger and internal alterations.

Location:         16, Cumberland Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1DD

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5301M

Proposal:        Proposed single storey rear extension to form larger kitchen, dining area and internal alterations to the utility and shower room and demolition of the existing conservatory.

Location:         36, Brynton Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3AF

No objections

 

Application No:        21/5332M

Proposal:        single storey side/rear extension

Location:         206, Peter Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8ET

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5243M

Proposal:        First Floor Side and Front Extension

Location:         21, Birkdale Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2UA

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5271M

Proposal:        Side And Rear Single Storey Extension And Alterations

Location:         40, Langdale Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7YS

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5339M

Proposal:        Removal of dilapidated conservatory and replacing with single ground floor, side and rear brick extension.

Location:         2, Toll Bar Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TY

Resolved: No objections however the committee notes there is a neighbour concern and asks planning officers to ensure DC38 and DC3 are adhered to.

 

Application No:        21/5284M

Proposal:        Single storey front & rear extension

Location:         124, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PU

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5375M

Proposal:        single storey side extension and front porch

Location:         2, Chatsworth Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 8SY

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5237M

Proposal:        Change of use and alteration of offices to form a single dwelling.

Location:         Wellington House, 10, Waterloo Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6PJ

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5238M

Proposal:        Listed building consent for change of use and alteration of offices to form a single dwelling.

Location:         Wellington House, 10, Waterloo Street West, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6PJ

No objections subject to the conservation officers approval.

 

Application No:        21/5384M

Proposal:        Two storey rear extension

Location:         10, Underwood Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3QD

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/5405M

Proposal:        Proposed porch and single storey rear extension

Location:         5, Dale Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1NH

No objections.

 

7        Conservation Area Review

Resolved: The report was noted.

 

8        Town Character Assessment

Resolved: The report was noted.

 

9        Shop fronts and signage design

Resolved: The report was noted.

 

10    Streetnaming

Resolved: The Town council put forward the name of 5 Olympians to name new streets. Town council officers have contacted the Olympians and have had positive responses from 2. It was also noted that Henbury Parish Council were looking to contact the Olympians and ask then not to accept the offer. The committee have asked the clerk to contact the clerk of Henbury Parish Council to seek understanding of the action taken by Henbury Parish Council.

 

11    Correspondence

None

 

12    Member Items

12.1   Cllr David Edwardes – use of swift bricks in new builds

Resolved: To highlight the need for swift bricks on new builds where it would be advantageous as identified by wildlife experts.

 

13    Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 19th November 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed)

Friday 08 October – 2021

Planning Committee

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Planning Committee Agenda 8th October 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 8th October 2021 at 10.30am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

 

1       Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

 

2       Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

 

3       Public Participation

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

 

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email

clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 06/10/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

 

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 06/10/21.

 

4       Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 17th September 2021

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

 

 

5       Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action:    To consider any matters arising from the minutes

 

6       Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

 

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No:        21/4741M

Proposal:        Proposed front and rear single-storey extensions, front and rear dormer extensions, and a two-storey side extension.

Location:         139, Tytherington Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JG

 

Application No:        21/4790M

Proposal:        Proposed third bedroom

Location:         3, Park Mount Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8NS

 

Application No:        21/4789M

Proposal:        Two and single storey side extension and alterations

Location:         43, Kendal Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8PJ

 

Application No:        21/4553M

Proposal:        Demolition existing and build replacement building on same footprint.

Location:         1 House Court, Masons Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2RD

 

Application No:        21/4811M

Proposal:        Two Storey Side Extension

Location:         8, Friars Way, Macclesfield, SK10 3HX

 

Application No:        21/4843M

Proposal:        Proposed 1.4m Front Extension to Porch and Garage

Location:         19, Park Brook Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QH

 

Application No:        21/4942M

Proposal:        Construction of two storey extension to side of existing dwelling with associated internal alterations

Location:         38, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7UE

 

Application No:        21/4973M

Proposal:        Detached garage

Location:         4, Andrew Grove, Macclesfield, SK10 1QR

 

Application No:        21/4985M

Proposal:        Proposed conversion of existing external space into a retail space with associated replacement roof and elevation works and the erection of an attached open-sided canopy following removal of the existing polytunnel (re-submission of 20/4867M)

Location:         Fairways Garden Centre, Bullocks Lane, Sutton, SK11 0HE

 

Application No:        21/4809M

Proposal:        Advert Consent for Advertisements consist of 15 no. foamex PVC fascia signs. Details of all 15 signs are presented on accompanying ‘Signage Details’ plan (Drawing Reference:

2800-001-04). The location of the signs are provided on the ‘Signage Location Plan’ (Drawing Reference: 2800-001-03).

Location:         Elephant Hand Car Wash, Black Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2QW

 

Application No:        21/4990M

Proposal:        Proposed new Portakabin for 4 clinical assessment rooms on the ground floor and offices at the first floor, external ramp to the entrance doors and stairs to the offices at first floor

Location:         Spire Regency Hospital, West Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8DW

 

Application No:        21/4894M

Proposal:        Change of use of first floor to bar area and internal and external alterations

Location:         27, Pickford Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6JD

 

Application No:        21/4976M

Proposal:        Prior approval for a change of use from commercial to dwellinghouse

Location:         2, Boden Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LL

 

7       Appeals

7.1      19/5426M 28, Ivy Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8NR

Action: To consider commenting on the appeal.

 

8       Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

9       Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

10   Streetnaming

Action: To consider commenting on the proposed street name at the Kings School site, Macclesfield.

 

11   Correspondence

11.1   Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document adoption

Action: To note the correspondence.

 

12   Member Items

12.1   Cllr Wilson – 21/4113M Land North of Congleton Road, Macclesfield

Action: To consider the application.

 

13   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 29th October 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

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Planning Committee Minutes 8th October 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 8th October 2021 at 10.30am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

 

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts

1        Apologies for Absence

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Cllr Sandy Livingstone

 

2        Declarations of Interest

None.

 

3        Public Participation

Meeting adjournment for public comments and questions.

 

Tracy Copping, a resident and neighbour of 28 Ivy Lane, spoke on planning application 19/5426M:

  • Following planning refusal, an appeal has been raised with new plans submitted on the planning portal but there are no significant changes.
  • The additional floor added to the south of the property will overshadow the back garden causing loss of light and is overbearing. The two dormer windows will result in loss of privacy.
  • The car park is inadequate for parking and manoeuvrability and will lead to on road parking.
  • The plans don’t meet required distances between habitable rooms.
  • Concerned conditions won’t be enforced.
  • The overlooking windows do not have frosted glass.
  • The neighbours have not been contacted by the applicant over the development.

 

Cllr Mannion submitted a statement which was read out by the Admin & Governance Manager:

The application was considered by the Cheshire East Northern Planning Committee at its meeting on 10th November 2020.

 

I spoke at the meeting in my capacity as a ward councillor and urged the committee to refuse the application on a range of grounds, most of which are set-out in the reasons for the committee refusing the application.

Namely,

  1. The proposed development, by reason of its height, scale and design would appear as a discordant feature, which result in overdevelopment of the site and would adversely affect the character and appearance of the area.
  2. It would fail to comply with CELPS policies SD 2 and SE 1. 2.
  3. The proposed development would result in an unacceptable degree of overlooking of neighbouring properties.
  4. It would fail to meet the minimum standards set out within saved MBLP DC38.
  5. The proposal would result in significant injury to the amenities of neighbouring properties, contrary to saved MBLP policy DC3

 

I have now had the opportunity to read the applicants appeal documentation.

Whilst there have been some additional mitigation measures brought forward by the applicant, I am still of the view that the grounds for refusal remain valid and sound and would therefore urge Macclefield Town Council to support the Local Planning Authority to defend the appeal.

 

Tracy was thanked by the committee and the meeting was reconvened.

 

4        Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 17th September 2021

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

  

5        Matters Arising from the Minutes

None.

 

6        Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

 

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No:        21/4741M

Proposal:        Proposed front and rear single-storey extensions, front and rear dormer extensions, and a two-storey side extension.

Location:         139, Tytherington Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JG

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4790M

Proposal:        Proposed third bedroom

Location:         3, Park Mount Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8NS

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4789M

Proposal:        Two and single storey side extension and alterations

Location:         43, Kendal Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8PJ

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4553M

Proposal:        Demolition existing and build replacement building on same footprint.

Location:         1 House Court, Masons Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2RD

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4811M

Proposal:        Two Storey Side Extension

Location:         8, Friars Way, Macclesfield, SK10 3HX

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4843M

Proposal:        Proposed 1.4m Front Extension to Porch and Garage

Location:         19, Park Brook Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QH

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4942M

Proposal:        Construction of two storey extension to side of existing dwelling with associated internal alterations

Location:         38, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7UE

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4973M

Proposal:        Detached garage

Location:         4, Andrew Grove, Macclesfield, SK10 1QR

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4985M

Proposal:        Proposed conversion of existing external space into a retail space with associated replacement roof and elevation works and the erection of an attached open-sided canopy following removal of the existing polytunnel (re-submission of 20/4867M)

Location:         Fairways Garden Centre, Bullocks Lane, Sutton, SK11 0HE

 

RESOLVED:    That the committee supported this application but sought that the Planning Officer checks the neighbour’s objection regarding proximity and privacy.

 

Application No:        21/4809M

Proposal:        Advert Consent for Advertisements consist of 15 no. foamex PVC fascia signs. Details of all 15 signs are presented on accompanying ‘Signage Details’ plan (Drawing Reference:

2800-001-04). The location of the signs are provided on the ‘Signage Location Plan’ (Drawing Reference: 2800-001-03).

Location:         Elephant Hand Car Wash, Black Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2QW

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4990M

Proposal:        Proposed new Portakabin for 4 clinical assessment rooms on the ground floor and offices at the first floor, external ramp to the entrance doors and stairs to the offices at first floor

Location:         Spire Regency Hospital, West Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8DW

 

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4894M

Proposal:        Change of use of first floor to bar area and internal and external alterations

Location:         27, Pickford Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6JD

 

The committee raised no objections subject to the applicant providing the information required by Environmental Health to assess the loss of amenity from noise and that any concerns are addressed.

 

Application No:        21/4976M

Proposal:        Prior approval for a change of use from commercial to dwellinghouse

Location:         2, Boden Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LL

 

No objections.

 

7        Appeals

7.1       19/5426M 28, Ivy Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8NR

At the Planning Committee meeting on 15/01/21, the committee objected to this application on the grounds of:

  1. The development is overbearing,
  2. Overdevelopment of the site,
  • Insufficient parking with the provision not meeting the car parking standards as set in Appendix C of Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan Strategy,
  1. Loss of natural light to neighbouring properties,
  2. Loss of privacy to existing properties (not meeting the standard spacing between habitable rooms as documented in SADPD HOU 11),
  3. Proximity to a busy highway and junction,
  • Loss of amenity to neighbours, 8. The development does not conform to Policy DC38 in the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan,
  • The number of rooms exceeds the limits set by Use Class C3.

 

Cllr Wilson spoke at the CEC Northern Planning Committee in March 2021 relating to the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan saved policies DC3 and DC38 and the CEC Local Plan Strategy policies SE1 and SD2.

 

RESOLVED:    That the committee objected to the application and is opposed to the appeal.

 

8        Conservation Area Review

The report was noted.

Cllr Wilson advised the committee she would like to attend the Cheshire East Council Environment and Communities meeting in January 2022 to provide background on the Macclesfield Town Centre CAA.

 

9        Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.

The committee agreed that a combination of methods should be considered for a community consultation, including virtual meetings, social media, email and a printed questionnaire. Schools are to be invited to consult.

Format and content will be discussed with the Character Assessment Working Group and Planning Consultant leading the project.

 

10    Streetnaming

RESOLVED:      That the committee supported the developer’s suggestion of Painton Close.

 

11    Correspondence

11.1   Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document adoption

The correspondence was noted but the committee also noted its disappointment that the issue of HMO licensing was not addressed in the SPD.

 

12    Member Items

12.1   Cllr Wilson – 21/4113M Land North of Congleton Road, Macclesfield

Cllr Wilson spoke on this application, including:

  • The briefing by the developers in July 2021 that Members attended.
  • Macclesfield Town Council had not been notified by CEC of the planning application.
  • The reach of the consultation despite the leaflet prepared and distributed by the developers to inform neighbouring streets of the proposed development.
  • That the application was originally scheduled for consideration by the CEC Strategic Planning Board but is now to be determined by delegated authority.
  • Vehicular access to the development from a new roundabout.
  • Protection of public rights of way as highlighted by the Public Rights of Way consultation response.
  • Not all documents can be accessed.

 

The committee raised the following concerns:

  1. Macclesfield Town Council, as a statutory consultee, was not notified of the planning application.
  2. That the application is to be considered by delegated authority and not the SPB as originally intended.
  • Some documents cannot be viewed, therefore not all information is available.
  1. In consideration of the limited public comments, the degree of scrutiny afforded to the public.
  2. The impact of the new roundabout on traffic in the area, exacerbated by the busy Flowerpot junction and its proposed improvements, and the relief road for LPS13.

 

Additionally, the committee sought clarification on the following:

  • The reason for the application to be determined by delegated authority and not committee i.e. SPB.
  • The reason Macclesfield Town Council was not consulted.
  • The extent of the distribution of the developer’s pre-consultation leaflet.

 

13    Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 29th October 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

 

 

Meeting closed at 11:48am

 

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

Monday 20 September – 2021

Full Council Meeting

Macclesfield Town Council Full Council

Agenda of the meeting to be held on the 20th September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

 

1       Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

 

2       Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

 

3       Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email
clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by Thursday 16th September 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 16th September 2021.

 

4       Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 14th June 2021

Action: To approve the minutes.

 

5       Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

 

6       Planning Committee Minutes

6.1      Planning Committee Minutes 11th June 2021

To note the minutes.

6.2      Planning Committee Minutes 2nd July 2021

To note the minutes.

6.3      Planning Committee Minutes 30th July 2021

To note the minutes.

6.4      Draft Planning Committee Minutes 20th August 2021

To note the minutes.

6.5      Matters arising from the minutes.

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

6.6      Update on Character Assessment

To note the update.

6.7      Update on Conservation Area Appraisal

To note the report.

6.8      Planning Policy Consultation WG TOR

Action: To approve the TOR.

6.9      Planning Policy Consultation WG update

To note the update.

 

7       Services Committee Minutes

7.1      Services Committee Minutes 5th July 2021

To note the minutes.

7.2      Matters arising from the minutes.

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

 

8       Finance Committee Minutes

8.1      Finance Committee Minutes 7th June 2021

To note the minutes.

8.2      Finance Committee Draft Minutes 6th September 2021

To note the minutes.

8.3      2020/21 Spend to date

Action: To approve the spend to date for £283,871 as recommend by The Finance Committee.

8.4      Matters arising from the minutes.

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

 

 

9       Community Delivery

9.1      Local Police Unit

David Moores, Chief Inspector to brief the Council.

9.2      CAB

To note the quarter 2 report from the CAB.

9.3      CCTV

To note the CCTV report provided by CEC.

 

10   Governance Review

10.1   Safeguarding Policy

Action: To approve the Safeguarding Policy.

10.2   Volunteer Handbook

Action: To approve the Volunteer Handbook.

10.3   Pension Discretion Policy

Action: To approve the Allotment Policy.

 

11   Changing Places Toilet

Action: To consider matching funding for a Changing Places facility in Macclesfield Town Centre.

 

12   Visitor Information Centre SLA

Action: To consider the recommendation to extend the SLA for a further year.

 

13   Community Governance Review

Action: To consider the attached report and recommend a response to the Consultation from Macclesfield Town Council.

 

14   Town Centre Recovery Working Group

To note the updated report.

 

15   Canal Bridge 26

Action: To consider the attached report and proposal to assess the work needed to repair canal bridge 36.

 

16   Asset Transfer of Painting

Action: To approve the transfer of the painting to Macclesfield Town Council.

 

17   Parks and Play Areas

Action: To consider the attached report and recommendations for the remaining budget.

 

18   Remembrance

Action: To update Members on plans for observing Remembrance and to consider the provision of a PA system.

 

19   Correspondence

There is no correspondence.

 

20   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Full Council will be held at 7pm 6th December 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

 

Macclesfield Town Council Full Council

Minutes of the meeting held on the 20th September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

 

In attendance:

Cllr David Edwardes
Cllr Fiona Wilson
Cllr Neil Puttick
Cllr Alift Harewood
Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
Cllr Sandy Livingstone
Cllr Mike Hutchison
Cllr Chris Wilcock

 

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
Cllr Mick Warren
Cllr Lloyd Roberts

 

2. Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3. Public Questions

The meeting was adjourned for the following comments and questions from the public.

 

Gareth Jones, stated at the Annual Parish Meeting, he had asked for the Town Council to put meeting notes on the website and they are still not available. The Town Clerk, will send out all the notes to anyone who requests them, however for transparency they should be on the website. Mr Jones then asked with the news of Marks and Spencer moving from the Town centre to Barracks Mill, which the Town Council objected to, could each Councillor comment on this. Finally, Mr Jones said that the previous Town Council administration had purchased speed cameras for each of the 7 wards, and yet he had not seen them for the past 6 months, and can any road be considered to have a speed camera on, as he has had personal experience of speeding in Macclesfield.

 

Fiona Walton, spoke in agenda item 11, and the need of a changing places facility in Macclesfield town centre. Fiona’s 4 year old son Charlie, was diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome at 15 months. Charlie now weighs 26 kilos, and the weight limit for a standard changing table is 15 kilos meaning that they have to change Charlie on the toilet floor or leave him in a soiled nappy until they get home. Fiona stated that everyone deserves dignity, and fully support the changing places toilet in Macclesfield.

Fiona also talked on agenda item 17, Parks and Play areas, to again support the purchase of accessible play equipment. Charlie likes to be around other children and more inclusive equipment would mean that they can take Charlie to the park to enjoy.

 

Beverly Dooley spoke about the Barracks Mill development and how a radical review of the town centre is needed. She spoke of the need for the Strategic Regeneration Framework to be reviewed and updated. Beverly also spoke of the proposals from CEC on the car parking charges and that Sunday Car parking charges should be opposed. She also spoke of the need to push CEC for a fund of £5 million regeneration fund.

Finally, Beverley asked what are the longer term plans for the town, is it leisure, residential as it feels like retail businesses are not included.

Cllr Fiona Wilson, replied to speakers regarding the town centre stating that Macclesfield Town Council had objected to the Barracks Mill development, as did Cheshire East Council, for the very reason that it would take business and footfall away from the Town Centre. This was appealed and the decision overturned by the national government and therefore, the Macclesfield MP, David Rutley should be approached.

Cllr Wilson, also stated that the Macclesfield Town Centre Recovery Working Group, recently surveyed residents and business of the town and business rates came up as an issue, and again these rates are set by the national government.

Addressing the carparking proposals by CEC, Cllr Wilson, stated that they are proposals from the Officers at this stage and have not yet been agreed by CEC. Equalising car parking charges across Cheshire East would be desired as Macclesfield car parks are more expensive than other parts of Cheshire East, however the Sunday charging would not be desirable for residents and could affect the Treacle Market.

Finally, Cllr Wilson, talked of the Town Centre Recovery Working Group and how they are working hard for present and future of the town. There are many sub groups including an outdoor hospitality group, where the outdoor hospitality area at the beginning of Market Square was created to aid those independent businesses. The group includes the museums and Macclesfield Hospitality Action, and a levelling up fund bid has been put in to improve the museums and other parts of the town. There is also an environmental sub group, and a ‘Green fest’ was recently held bringing together lots of environmental groups, of which Macclesfield has many.

Cllr Wilson stated, in town living, retail and hospitality are all key components to help the town and the local economy.

Cllr Alift Harewood spoke in reply about accessibility and the urgent need to ensure inclusivity in the town for everyone.

The Mayor thanked the public speakers, and would ask the police to reply to the question on the speed cameras under item 9.

The meeting was then reconvened.

4. Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 14th June 2021

Resolved: To minutes were approved.

 

5.Matters Arising from the Minutes

Resolved: There were no matters arising.

 

6. Planning Committee Minutes

6.1 Planning Committee Minutes 11th June 2021

The minutes were noted.

6.2 Planning Committee Minutes 2nd July 2021

The minutes were noted.

6.3 Planning Committee Minutes 30th July 2021

The minutes were noted.

6.4 Draft Planning Committee Minutes 20th August 2021

The minutes were noted.

6.5 Matters arising from the minutes.

There were no matters arising

6.6 Update on Character Assessment

  • The update was noted.

6.7  Update on Conservation Area Appraisal

  • The update was noted.

6.8  Planning Policy Consultation WG TOR

  • Resolved: The TOR were approved.

6.9 Planning Policy Consultation WG update

  • The update was noted.

7 Services Committee Minutes

7.1 Services Committee Minutes 5th July 2021

The minutes were noted.

7.2 Matters arising from the minutes

There were no matters arising.

 

8. Finance Committee Minutes

8.1 Finance Committee Minutes 7th June 2021

The minutes were noted.

8.2  Finance Committee Draft Minutes 6th September 2021

The minutes were noted.

8.3  2020/21 Spend to date

Resolved: The spend to date for £283,871 as recommend by The Finance Committee, was approved.

8.4  Matters arising from the minutes

There were no matters arising.

9. Community Delivery

9.1 Local Police Unit

Inspector Gareth Beesley attended to give and update on the Local Policing Unit (LPU) activity. The key message is that they are committed to preventing crime in Cheshire. Priorities are safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, including child exploitation, sexual abuse and neglect and county lines drug dealing.

For Macclesfield one of the key issues is the anti-social behavior in the town centre, at Exchange St and Churchside, caused predominantly by drug and alcohol use. The LPU and PCSO’s are in the town centre on patrols where possible. They have also worked with the Town Council and upped the patrols to tackle ASB at South Park.

In response to Mr Gareth Jones, Inspector Beasley said that the TruCam target was set at 4 per month and they have achieved 100% compliance.

Cllr Puttick commented that having a neighborhood approach to solving ASB is a must, and if CCTV the police and CEC enforcement can work together to prevent low level crime for things like dog fouling.

Inspector Beasley replied that the Multi Agency Activity Group (MAAG) was the way to approach issues from all angles, and the gaining A Public Space Protection order (PSPO) for the town centre would give the police further ammunition to solve the ASB issues around alcohol and drugs.

Cllr Livingstone said the response to the ASB in South park had been reasonably swift and the Town Council have instructed CEC CCTV to put in a camera. He also asked how the roads for the TruCams were chosen.

Inspector Beasley said the roads were identified for the Trucam speed cameras, using data such has how many incidents on the roads for feedback from Councillors and residents.

Cllr Hutchison asked how the Town Council can invest to support the PCSO’s and police and could the contact details be shared with Councillors.

Inspector Beesley said yes the details can be shared with Councillors.

 

9.2 CAB

The report was noted.

9.3 CCTV

The report was noted.

10. Governance Review

10.1 Safeguarding Policy

Resolved: The Safeguarding Policy was approved with the following amendments:

  • 1.1 A list or examples of ‘regulated activities’ to be added.
  • 1.4 & 2.1.5 where it states ‘Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy’ to amend to refer to the ‘Safeguarding Policy’.
  • To include procedures for disclosure and contact numbers.

10.2 Volunteer Handbook

Resolved: The handbook was approved with the following amendments:

  • P3, to correct, final paragraph , ‘influent’ to ‘influence’.
  • P4, to list protected characteristics as laid out in the Equality Policy to keep consistency,
  • P9 to cross refer section on Safeguarding, with the Safeguarding Policy.
  • To make it clear on P10 first paragraph that the Town Council will pay for all necessary DBS checks.
  • To include or refer to Covid guidelines were necessary.
  • To note that this Handbook does not refer to the Town Councillors who are also volunteers.

10.3 Pension Discretion Policy

Resolved: It was agreed this policy would be referred to the Personnel Committee.

11.  Changing Places Toilet

Resolved: Match funding of £15,000 was approved to go towards a CEC bid for a Changing Places facility in Macclesfield Town Centre.

 

12. Visitor Information Centre SLA

Resolved: It was approved to extend the current SLA with CEC for 1 year for the amount of £30,000, and it set up a working party to explore options for the future of the Visitor Information Centre and present to Full Council no later than December 2022.

13. Community Governance Review

Resolved: It was approved to send a response to the consultation from Macclesfield Town Council detailing the evidence set out in the report as to why the Town Council disagrees with the proposals for Macclesfield in the Community Governance Review document in particular the proposal to increase the number of Councillors currently set at 12 to 19-22.

 

14. Town Centre Recovery Working Group

The report was noted.

 

15.Canal Bridge 36

Resolved: The following proposal was approved:

  • To fund an assessment of Canal Bridge 36 to a value of £2,300 excl VAT.
  • To fund expenses in support of the works to a value of £150.

 

16. Asset Transfer of Painting

Resolved: The transfer of the painting was approved.

 

17.Parks and Play Areas

Resolved: It was approved to allocate the remaining budget for this year 2021/22 for parks and play areas as follows:

 

  • £25,000 for accessible play equipment in South Park.
  • £25,000 towards the BMS track at Windmill St Park,

 

18.  Remembrance

Resolved: It was approved to go for Company 1 and option 1, however Officers are to also enquire how much extra video screens would be and refer that to the next Finance or Services Committee.

 

19. Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

20. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Full Council will be held at 7pm 6th December 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

 

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Friday 17 September – 2021

Planning Committee

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Planning Committee Agenda 17th September 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 17th September 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

 

1       Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

 

2       Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

 

3       Public Participation

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

 

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email

clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 15/09/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

 

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 15/09/21.

 

4       Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 20th August 2021

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

 

 

5       Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action:    To consider any matters arising from the minutes

 

6       Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

 

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No:        21/4426M

Proposal:        2 new semi detached dwellings with off street parking

Location:         John Street Car Park, John Street, Macclesfield

 

Application No:        21/3772M

Proposal:        Installation of an air-source heat pump

Location:         16, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

 

Application No:        21/3763M

Proposal:        Installation of air-source heat pump

Location:         31, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

 

Application No:        21/3665M

Proposal:        Installation of air-source heat pump

Location:         47, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Sk11 8tf

 

Application No:        21/3895M

Proposal:        single storey rear extension

Location:         3, Sandringham Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1QB

 

Application No:        21/4357M

Proposal:        Provision of new internal accessible WC

Location:         59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

 

 

Application No:        21/4454M

Proposal:        Single storey side extension

Location:         17, Parkgate Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7TA

 

Application No:        21/4060M

Proposal:        Proposal to install an extraction unit with an extraction tucked on the rear side of the building on the roof level.

Location:         122, Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8PT

 

Application No:        21/4538M

Proposal:        Single storey rear extension

Location:         8, Birch Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3NU

 

Application No:        21/4543M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey Rear Extension

Location:         19, Fearndown Way, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2UF

 

Application No:        21/2243M

Proposal:        Proposed demolition of existing covered terrace area and proposed single storey rear extension with new terrace area

Location:         17, Clifford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QE

 

Application No:        21/4584M

Proposal:        Side garage extension

Location:         5, Kew Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2YS

 

Application No:        21/4528M

Proposal:        certificate of proposed lawful development for ; alterations to windows and doors, part conversion of garage, replacement porch

Location:         18, Stamford Close, Macclesfield, SK11 7TZ

 

Application No:        21/4600M

Proposal:        Single Storey Rear Extension

Location:         77, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JG

 

Application No:        21/3391M

Proposal:        Listed building consent for alteration to shop frontage to replace existing window with fully opening door set to create secondary entrance/exit

Location:         10, Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6BA

 

Application No:        21/4638M

Proposal:        Construction of new double garage

Location:         21, Ryles Park Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8AH

 

Application No:        21/4662M

Proposal:        Two Storey Side Extension & Single Storey Front Extension

Location:         23, Badger Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2EW

 

Application No:        21/4441M

Proposal:        Proposed rear and side facing extension.

Location:         160, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8JY

 

Application No:        21/4702M

Proposal:        First floor front extension and single storey rear and front extensions.

Location:         16, Tytherington Park Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EL

 

7       Appeals

7.1      21/0242M, 10, West Bank Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BT

Action: To consider commenting on the appeal.

 

8       Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

9       Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

 

10   Draft Sustainable urban Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SuDS SPD) consultation

Action: To consider a response to the consultation.

 

11   Correspondence

11.1   21/3053M – Astrazeneca, Proposed 2 no. staff smoking shelters

Action: To note the correspondence.

11.2   CEC SADPD Examination

Action: To note the key dates and consider attendance at the hearing.

 

12   Member Items

None.

 

13   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 8th October 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

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Planning Committee Minutes 17th September 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 17th September 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

 

In attendance:

Cllr Mike Hutchison

Cllr David Edwardes

Cllr Fiona Wilson

 

1       Apologies for Absence

Cllr Lloyd Roberts

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Cllr Sandy Livingstone

 

2       Declarations of Interest

Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/4543M as he lives on the road, although does not know the applicant.

Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/2243M as a resident commenting on the application is known to him and other Members of the council.

 

3       Public Participation

Meeting adjournment for public comments and questions.

There were no members of the public attending the meeting.

The meeting was reconvened.

 

 

4       Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 20th August 2021

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

 

 

5       Matters Arising from the Minutes

None.

 

6       Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

 

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

 

Application No:        21/4426M

Proposal:        2 new semi detached dwellings with off street parking

Location:         John Street Car Park, John Street, Macclesfield

 

The development will result in loss of amenity to existing residents, particularly for parking and bin storage.

RESOLVED: That the CEC Planning Officer is requested to:

  1. Determine the use of the land for existing residents’ parking as documented in deeds dated 31/10/84.
  2. Give consideration to existing residents’ bin access and storage.

 

Application No:        21/3772M

Proposal:        Installation of an air-source heat pump

Location:         16, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

The committee noted the environmental and economic benefits of heat pumps and support this application.

 

Application No:        21/3763M

Proposal:        Installation of air-source heat pump

Location:         31, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

The committee noted the environmental and economic benefits of heat pumps and support this application.

 

Application No:        21/3665M

Proposal:        Installation of air-source heat pump

Location:         47, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 8TF

The committee noted the environmental and economic benefits of heat pumps and support this application.

 

Application No:        21/3895M

Proposal:        single storey rear extension

Location:         3, Sandringham Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1QB

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4357M

Proposal:        Provision of new internal accessible WC

Location:         59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4454M

Proposal:        Single storey side extension

Location:         17, Parkgate Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7TA

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4060M

Proposal:        Proposal to install an extraction unit with an extraction tucked on the rear side of the building on the roof level.

Location:         122, Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8PT

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4538M

Proposal:        Single storey rear extension

Location:         8, Birch Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3NU

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4543M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey Rear Extension

Location:         19, Fearndown Way, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2UF

No objections.

 

 

Application No:        21/2243M

Proposal:        Proposed demolition of existing covered terrace area and proposed single storey rear extension with new terrace area

Location:         17, Clifford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QE

The committee sought that the Planning Officer ensures that the saved policy DC38 from the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan is not infringed.

 

Application No:        21/4584M

Proposal:        Side garage extension

Location:         5, Kew Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2YS

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4528M

Proposal:        certificate of proposed lawful development for ; alterations to windows and doors, part conversion of garage, replacement porch

Location:         18, Stamford Close, Macclesfield, SK11 7TZ

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4600M

Proposal:        Single Storey Rear Extension

Location:         77, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JG

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/3391M

Proposal:        Listed building consent for alteration to shop frontage to replace existing window with fully opening door set to create secondary entrance/exit

Location:         10, Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6BA

The committee support this application.

 

Application No:        21/4638M

Proposal:        Construction of new double garage

Location:         21, Ryles Park Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8AH

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4662M

Proposal:        Two Storey Side Extension & Single Storey Front Extension

Location:         23, Badger Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2EW

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4441M

Proposal:        Proposed rear and side facing extension.

Location:         160, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8JY

No objections.

 

Application No:        21/4702M

Proposal:        First floor front extension and single storey rear and front extensions.

Location:         16, Tytherington Park Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EL

No objections.

 

7       Appeals

7.1      21/0242M, 10, West Bank Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BT

The committee have no comments to return on this appeal.

 

8       Conservation Area Review

The report was noted and that the Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal is with Cheshire East Council to schedule a public consultation.

 

9       Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.

 

 

10   Draft Sustainable urban Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SuDS SPD) consultation

RESOLVED: That the committee have no comments on the content of the document but found it informative and welcome its production and the CEC planning process of bringing together in one place advice on planning issues and look forward to documents like this being rolled out to developers with applications for the building of large housing estates.

 

11   Correspondence

11.1   21/3053M – Astrazeneca, Proposed 2 no. staff smoking shelters

The correspondence was noted.

11.2   CEC SADPD Examination

The committee noted the key dates. Comments were returned during the CEC consultation and the committee have no hearing statements to submit to the SADPD examination.

The committee noted:

  • Policy RET 4, Shop fronts and security, and agreed that a copy should be sent to Donald Insall Associates in preparation of a Macclesfield shop front and signage design guide.
  • The reference to Christ Church and its conservation area.
  • Section 5, The Historic Environment, reflects the NPPF. Earlier this year, Macclesfield Town Council responded to the government’s consultation on the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework).

 

12   Member Items

None.

 

13   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 8th October 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

 

 

Meeting closed at 10.49am

 

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

Monday 13 September – 2021

Services Committee

Download Agenda

 

 

Agenda of the meeting to be held on the 13th September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

 

1       Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

 

2       Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

 

3       Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email
clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by Thursday 9th September 5pm. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by Thursday 9th September 5pm.

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4       Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting held on 12th April 2021 and 5th July 2021

Action: To approve the minutes.

 

5       Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes.

 

6       Community

6.1      Community Engagement Update

To note the updated report.

6.2      CVSCE

To note the updated report.

 

7       Local Service Delivery

7.1      Events update

To note the updated report.

Action: To consider and approve an annual SLA for Macclesfield Pride to be part of the events budget.

7.2      Weston Community Centre

To note the updated report.

7.3      Christmas Lights

To note the updated report.

7.4      Floral Displays

To note the updated report.

7.5      Public Toilets

To note the updated report.

7.6      Festoon Lights

To note the updated report.

7.7      Tunnicliffe Trail

To note the updated report.

7.8      Barnaby Festival and Redux

To note the updated report.

 

8       Leisure and Outdoor Activities

8.1      Parks and Play Areas

To note the updated report.

8.2      South Park Pavilion

Action:  The proposed recommendations for the progress of the South Park Pavilion and associated budget of up to £10,000 were approved.

8.3      Playing Out

To note the updated report.

8.4      Allotments

To note the updated report.

8.5      Street Sports

To note the updated report.

8.6      Premier League Kicks

To note the updated report

8.7      St Michaels Church Bench Proposal

Action: To consider the proposal for further benches in the church courtyard.

 

9       Street Scene

9.1      Street Furniture

To note the updated report.

9.2      Town Ranger

To note the updated report.

9.3      Noticeboards

To note the updated report.

9.4      Middlewood Way Lighting

To note the updated report.

 

10   Town Centre Re-generation

10.1   Town Centre Recovery Working Group

To note the updated report.

10.2   Footfall Mapping Data

To note the updated report.

10.3   Town Centre Free Wi-Fi Data

To note the updated report.

 

11   Council Identity and Communications

11.1   Communications and Events Officer report

To note the updated report.

 

 

12   Future Forest

12.1   Future Forest Report

To note the updated report.

 

13   Equality Impact Assessment Report

13.1   EIA Policy

13.2   EIA Form

Action: To approve the Equality Impact Assessment policy and assessment forms for recommendation to Full Council.

 

14   Member Items

No Member Items.

 

15   Correspondence

No Correspondence

 

16   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held 8th November 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

Download Minutes 13 09 21

Macclesfield Town Council Services Committee

 

Minutes of the meeting held on 13th September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

In Attendance:

Cllr Chris Wilcock

Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake

Cllr Sandy Livingstone

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Cllr Fiona Wilson

 

1.    Apologies for Absence

Cllr Fin Shenton

Cllr Neil Puttick

 

2.    Declarations of Interest

Cllr Bennett-Wake declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 7.1 as a member of Macclesfield Pride.

Cllr Wilcock declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 8.7 as a member of St. Michaels Church.

3.    Public Questions

The meeting was adjourned for public questions.

There were no public questions.

The meeting was then reconvened.

 

4.    Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting held on 12th April 2021 and 5th July 2021

The minutes were approved.

5.    Matters arising from the Minutes

There were no matters arising from the minutes.

 

6.    Community

The following reports were noted:

6.1. Community Engagement Update

6.2. CVSCE

 

7.    Local Service Delivery

7.1. Events Update

The report was noted.

Resolved: It was approved to give an annual SLA for Macclesfield Pride to be part of the events budget.

7.2. Weston Community Centre

The report was noted.

7.3. Christmas Lights

The report was noted.

7.4. Floral Displays

The report was noted.

7.5. Public Toilets

The report was noted.

7.6. Festoon Lights

The report was noted.

7.7. Tunnicliffe Trail

The report was noted.

7.8. Barnaby Festival

The report was noted.

 

8.    Leisure and Outdoor Activities

8.1. Parks and Play Areas

The report was noted.

8.2. South Park Pavilion

Resolved: To proposed recommendations for the progress of the South Park Pavilion and associated budget of up to £10,000 was approved.

8.3. Playing Out

The report was noted.

8.4. Allotments

The report was noted.

8.5. Street Sports

The report was noted.

8.6. Premier League Kicks

The report was noted.

8.7. St Michaels Church Bench Proposal

Resolved: The proposal for further benches in the church courtyard was approved for the maximum amount of £10,000.

9.    Street Scene

9.1. Street Furniture

The report was noted.

9.2. Town Ranger

The report was noted.

9.3. Noticeboards

The report was noted.

9.4. Middlewood Way Lighting

The report was noted, and Councillors approved for the Town Clerk to pursue the implementation of the lights with the Portfolio Holder and the Service Head as a matter of urgency.

  1. Town Centre Re-generation

The following reports were noted:

10.1.              Town Centre Recovery Working Group Update

10.2.              Footfall Mapping Data

10.3.              Town Centre Free Wi-Fi Data

 

  1. Council Identity and Communications

The following report was noted:

11.1. Communication and Events Officer report

 

  1. Environment

The following report was noted:

12.1. Future Forest

 

  1. Equality Impact Assessment Report

13.1 EIA Policy

13.2 EIA Form

Resolved: The Equality Impact Assessment policy and assessment forms were approved for recommendation to Full Council.

 

  1. Members Items

There were no Member items.

 

15.         Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

 

16.         Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held on 8th November 2021 at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

 

Chair: Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Clerk: Laura Smith

Meeting closed: 8:20pm

 

Download Associated Documents and Reports
Monday 06 September – 2021

Finance Committee

Finance Committee Agenda 6th September 2021

Agenda of the meeting to be held on the 6th of September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

1. Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence

2. Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.


3. Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session or attend the meeting in person, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by 5pm Thursday 2nd September 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 2nd September 2021.


4. Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 7th June 2021

Action: To approve the minutes.

5. Matters Arising from the Minutes

5.1    Update on ArtSpace Grant

To note the updated report.

5.2 Update on Circus Starr Application

To note the updated report.

5.3    Update on CORE Application

To note the updated report.

5.4    Update on Macclesfield in October Application

To note the updated report.

6. Grant Applications

ACTION: To consider grant applications for the following applications:

6.1 Age UK Cheshire East

Action: To consider the grant application for £1,968.

6.2 Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Action: To consider the grant application for £2000.

6.3 Home Start Cheshire

Action: To consider the grant application for £250.

6.4 Just Drop In

Action: To consider the grant application for £1,468.

6.5 Macclesfield College

Action: To consider the grant application for £2000

6.6 St. Peter’s Church

Action: To consider the grant application for £625.

6.7 Disability Information Bureau / Shopmobility

Action: To consider the grant application for £1,618.89.

6.8 The Eye Society

Action: To consider the grant application for £250.

Total Request: £10,179.89

7. Grant Updates

7.1 Grant Update report

To note the report

8. Ward Budget Applications and Updates

7.1  West and Ivy Community Garden Update

To note the update.

9. Micro Grant

9.1 Successful grant for  Repair Café  £100.

10. Finances

10.1 Spend to date

Action: To approve the spend to date (end of JUL 21) of £283,871 for recommendation to Full Council on 20th September 2021.

10.2 Reports

Action: To note the following reports:

  • Receipts and Payments
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Income and Expenditure

10.3 Notice of Conclusion of Audit year ending 31 March 2021

To note the report

11. Governance Review

11.1 Grant Policy

Action: To consider amending the Grants and Donations Policy and Grants over £2000 Policies.

12.   Budget 2022/23

To update on the budget setting process for the year 2022/3.

13. Member Items

There are no member items.

14. Correspondence

There is no correspondence.

15.     Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 7pm on 22nd November 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

Download Finance Report Pack 6th September Download Minutes of Services Committee 6th September

 

Minutes of the meeting held on the 6th of September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1       Apologies for Absence

Apologies received from Cllr Bennett- Wake.

 

2       Declarations of Interest

Cllr Puttick declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 9.1 as he helps at the repair café and a non-pecuniary interest in item 5.1 and 7 as a member of ArtSpace.

Cllr Harwood declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 6.8 as her husband is a member of the Eye Society.

 

3       Public Questions

There were no public questions.

4       Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 7th June 2021

Resolved: The minutes were approved.

 

5       Matters Arising from the Minutes

5.1      Update on ArtSpace Grant

The report was noted.

5.2      Update on Circus Starr Application

The report was noted.

5.3      Update on CORE Application

The report was noted.

5.4      Update on Macclesfield in October Application

The report was noted.

 

6       Grant Applications

6.1      Age UK Cheshire East

Resolved: The grant application for £1,968 was approved, on the condition that the funding from MTC does not go towards staff costs as per the Town Council’s policy.

6.2      Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Resolved: The grant application for £2000, on the condition that the funding from MTC does not go towards staff costs as per the Town Council’s policy.

6.3      Home Start Cheshire

Resolved: The grant application for £250 was approved.

6.4      Just Drop In

Resolved: The grant application for £1,468 was approved.

6.5      Macclesfield College

Resolved: The grant application for £2000 was approved and the Town Clerk is to confirm that the garden can be accessed by the community.

6.6      St. Peter’s Church

Resolved: The grant application for £625 was approved.

6.7      Disability Information Bureau / Shopmobility

Resolved: The grant application for £1,618.89 was approved.

6.8      The Eye Society

Resolved: The grant application for £250 was approved.

 

Total Approved: £10,179.89

7       Grant Updates

7.1      Grant update report

The report was noted.

 

8       Ward Budget Applications and Updates

8.1      West and Ivy Community Garden Update

The report was noted.

9       Micro Grant

9.1    Successful grant for Repair Café £100.

The grant was noted.

 

10   Finances

10.1   Spend to Date

Resolved: The spend to date (end of JUL 21) of £283,871 was approved for recommendation to Full Council on 20th September 2021.

10.2   Reports

Resolved: The following reports were noted:

  • Receipts and Payments
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Income and Expenditure

10.3    Notice of Conclusion of Audit year ending 31 March 2021

The report was noted.

 

11   Governance Review

11.1   Grant Policy

Resolved:

  • That the Grants and Donations Polices keep the point that staff costs will not be covered.
  • Staff Costs can be put in the application if funded elsewhere and are used as match funding.
  • The Grants forms have an additional question: ‘What will the amount you request from the Town Council specifically pay for?’
  • In the Grants over £2,000 policy in order to be completely clear that the Town Council expects match funding for large grants, it is removed on page 2 ‘Any match funding would be advantageous’ as on page 6 (point 5i) it states ‘it is essential that large community grants demonstrate a match funding commitment’. Therefore, the above point on page 2 and also point 5h on page 6 will be removed.

12   Budget 2022/23

The Town Clerk updated on the budget setting process for the year 2022/3, the budget will be on the agenda of Services Committee on 8th November 2021, Finance Committee on 22nd November 2021 and Full Council for final approval on 6th December 2021

 

 

13   Member Items

There were no Member Items.

14   Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

15   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 7pm on 22nd November 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

Meeting closed at 8:16pm.

Chair Cllr Neil Puttick.

Clerk Laura Smith.

Saturday 04 September – 2021

Town Centre Recovery Working Group 04/09/20

Minutes of Town Centre Recovery Working Group 04/09/20

Present:

Emma Anderson  Macclesfield Museums
Matthew Baqueriza Jackson  Make it Macclesfield
Cllr Liz Brathwaite  Cheshire East Council
Justine Gore  Peaks and Plains Housing Trust
Cllr Janet Jackson MBE  Macclesfield Town Council (Chair)
Cllr Nick Mannion  Cheshire East Council
Cllr Fiona Wilson  Macclesfield Town Council
Laura Smith  Macclesfield Town Council
Jo Wise  Cheshire East Council

Apologies

Nic Lewis  Estates and Leisure

1. Welcome from Chair

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked everyone for attending and giving their time and looked forward to a positive working experience.

2. Election of Chair / Co-Chair

It was agreed that the group should be Co-Chaired. Cllr Janet Jackson and Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson were selected for the positions for future meetings.

3. Background to the Working Group

Cllr Fiona Wilson, Macclesfield Town Council Town Centre and Regeneration Champion,
shared with the group an overview of Macclesfield Town Council’s strategy and their
response to Covid-19 including:
• The commitment to the Town Centre regeneration in the MTC Strategy.
• Substantial improvements to the public realm and an increase in Town Ranger hours.
• Resource review of staff at the Town Council and the imminent recruitment of an Events and Communication Officer (Town Centre Manager).
• Distribution of grants for local groups to help vulnerable residents.
• Holding virtual events including VE Day Celebrations and Barnaby Festival.
• Holding a focus group on 28th July 2020, to bring over 30 local stakeholders together to begin discussions for recovery.

Cllr Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration, informed the group of the initial work on a suggested recovery plan completed by Make it Macclesfield and the work that MTC led with the initial focus group in July, which has resulted in this working group coming together.
In response to Covid-19, CEC has distributed over £86,000,000 in business grants and has worked hard to ensure further discretionary grants were given to businesses who needed it most, which was a challenging process. CEC has also worked hard ensure social
distancing signage has been put around the town centre and welcome back banners to encourage the return and confidence of residents.

4. Terms of Reference

The group agreed to the Terms of Reference and also agreed to work to the Nolan Principles also known as the Seven Principles of Public Life

5. How we Measure Impact and Success

The group had an in-depth discussion about the different ways to measure the impact of the recovery of the town centre including:
• Footfall data (currently collected by MTC and CEC).
• Heatmap data (CEC will shortly have new data available).
• Survey of businesses / shops located in the town centre (MTC are currently completing this).
• Survey of businesses in the town centre.
• Survey of consumers and residents.
• Anecdotal case studies.
The group agreed on the need to establish a baseline and to remain flexible with our measurements and not to too prescriptive from the outset as there may be changes as the group continues.
The below actions were agreed to begin to establish the baseline.
Actions:
– Cllr Wilson to produce a one page narrative of Macclesfield Town Council’s response to Covid- 19.
– MBJ to produce a one page narrative on the previous history of the town centre regeneration, including Macclesfield Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework and other strategic documents such as the Macclesfield Town Council Strategy 2019 -2023.
– Cllr Brathwaite and JW to produce a Business Confidence Survey and a Consumer Confidence Survey for the group to distribute.

A further action was agreed to publicise the group.
Action:
LS to draft a press release and share with all group members, with view to publicising within a week (taking note of the time needed for CEC to gain approval).

6. Additional Members/ Stakeholder Experts

The group discussed the benefit of additional members, and it was decided that a retail perspective was desired, and that further experts would be identified as the working group progressed.
Action:
LS to approach local retail business owners in the town centre with view to involving them in the working group either as a full-time member or an expert called upon for future meetings.

7. Date of Next Meeting

8.30am – 10.30am, 10th September via Zoom

Friday 20 August – 2021

Planning Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Agenda 30th August 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 20th August 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

1. Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2. Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

3. Public Participation

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email

clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 18/08/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 18/08/21.

4. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 30th July 2021

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

5. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action:    To consider any matters arising from the minutes

6. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No:        20/1080W

Proposal:        Change of use of site from vehicle recovery depot to waste recycling centre, installation of weighbridge, removal of existing temporary building and erection of two new canopy buildings for the receipt and storage of non-hazardous wastes (temporary for 3 years)

Location:         Mansfield House, Withyfold Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2BD

Application No:        21/3925M

Proposal:        Construction of 3 no. dwellings and associated works.

Location:         Land Off, SPRING GARDENS, MACCLESFIELD

Application No:        21/4175M

Proposal:        Re-development of an existing petrol filling station including demolition of the existing sales building, canopy link and car wash, erection of new sales building, provision of car parking spaces, EV charging bays and associated plant, new bin store, retention of the existing forecourt and canopy and associated works

Location:         Shell Tytherington, 53, Manchester Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2JJ

Application No:        21/3053M

Proposal:        Proposed 2 no. staff smoking shelters

Location:         Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2NA

Application No:        21/4230M

Proposal:        Construction of Modular Office Buildings (temporary siting for 3 years in line with Covid-compliance)

Location:         Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

Application No:        21/3980M

Proposal:        Demolition of Existing Conservatory/Structure & Proposed Single Storey Rear Extension

Location:         28, Becks Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3EX

Application No:        21/4004M

Proposal:        Installation of an air-source heat pump

Location:         30, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

Application No:        21/3662M

Proposal:        Installation of an air-source heat pump

Location:         47, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 8TF

Application No:        21/4098M

Proposal:        Install an air source heat pump to replace the existing oil boiler. Both the existing boiler and the new heat pump are external to the property

Location:         Trugs Farm House, Macclesfield Road, Over Alderley, SK10 4SW

Application No:        21/4064M

Proposal:        Single storey rear extension, internal remodelling

Location:         271, Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8RA

Application No:        21/3995M

Proposal:        Certificate of proposed lawful development for a single storey rear extension to form a larger kitchen and snug area.

Location:         24, Ivy Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QB

Application No:        21/4045M

Proposal:        Dormer loft conversion

Location:         8, Wallbrook Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3GL

Application No:        21/3759M

Proposal:        Boundary fence

Location:         14, Prestwick Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2TH

Application No:        21/4102M

Proposal:        Replacement of existing flat roof to pitched, with internal alterations.

Location:         34, Bedford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8JQ

Application No:        21/4129M

Proposal:        Replacement conservatory

Location:         Lower Blakelow Farm, 237, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EF

Application No:        21/4135M

Proposal:        Retrospective application for summer house (re-submission of 20/3259M)

Location:         7, Cottage Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8DZ

Application No:        21/4278M

Proposal:        Single Storey rear extension

Location:         38, Park Mount Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8NT

Application No:        21/4241M

Proposal:        The proposal is for a new Air Handling Unit and enclosure proving access around it, to be located adjacent to the existing building, on the edge of the car park. The enclosure is to be a 3m high timber fence. The Air Handling unit will support the refurbishment of 2 rooms to create an endoscopy suite.

Location:         Spire Regency Hospital, West Street Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8DW

7.  Appeals

7.1 20/3767M, Plot North of 78, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2DY

Action: To consider commenting on the appeal.

7.2  21/0242M, 10 West Bank Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BT

Action: To consider the appeal notification.

8. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

9. Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

10. Streetnaming

Action: To consider the report.

11. Shop Front and Sign Design

Action: To consider the report.

12.  Draft Sustainable urban Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SuDS SPD) consultation

Action: To consider a response to the consultation.

13.  Correspondence

13.1  21/2548M, New house, rear of 2 & 4 Southdown Close SK10 2JU

Action: To consider the correspondence.

14.  Member Items

None

15. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 17th September 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Minutes 20th August 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 20th August 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone

 

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Lloyd Roberts

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 13.1 as he visited the site and spoke to the applicant regarding the boundary.

3. Public Participation

There were no members of the public attending the meeting.

4. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 30th July 2021

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

5. Matters Arising from the Minutes

None.

6. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No:         20/1080W

Proposal: Change of use of site from vehicle recovery depot to waste recycling centre, installation of weighbridge, removal of existing temporary building and erection of two new canopy buildings for the receipt and storage of non-hazardous wastes (temporary for 3 years)

Location: Mansfield House, Withyfold Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2BD

  1. Harmful impact to the health of residents in the area,
  2. Safety concerns resulting from large vehicles travelling on residential roads,
  3. Noise disturbance created by large vehicles visiting the site,
  4. Noise disturbance from the site,
  5. Noxious smells from the site,
  6. Fumes resulting from increase in traffic,
  7. Concerns of the potential for hazardous waste,
  8. Disturbance of existing contaminants on the site,
  9. Increase to air pollution,
  10. Danger from flying debris,
  11. Contamination of the River Bollin,
  12. Disturbance to rare wildlife.

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

Cllr Wilson reported to the committee that this application was refused by the CEC Strategic Planning Board on 18/08/21 due to concerns on noise, odour and disruption to amenities.

Application No:         21/3925M

Proposal:  Construction of 3 no. dwellings and associated works.

Location: Land Off, SPRING GARDENS, MACCLESFIELD

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Impact to conservation in the local area,
  2. Impact on the Public Right of Way,
  3. Inadequate access,
  4. Concerns on noise and effect on air quality from the proximity to the Silk Road,
  5. Concerns raised by the CEC Conservation Officer and Cadent.

The committee noted that Summerlea Close could provide alternative access to the site.

Application No:         21/4175M

Proposal: Re-development of an existing petrol filling station including demolition of the existing sales building, canopy link and car wash, erection of new sales building, provision of car parking spaces, EV charging bays and associated plant, new bin store, retention of the existing forecourt and canopy and associated works

Location: Shell Tytherington, 53, Manchester Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2JJ

The committee support this application.

Application No:         21/3053M

Proposal: Proposed 2 no. staff smoking shelters

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2NA

The committee raised no objections but noted that not all the information in the Canal & River Trust consultation response could be accessed.

Application No:         21/4230M

Proposal:  Construction of Modular Office Buildings (temporary siting for 3 years in line with Covid-compliance)

Location: Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2NA

No objections.

Application No:         21/3980M

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory/Structure & Proposed Single Storey Rear Extension

Location: 28, Becks Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3EX

No objections.

Application No:         21/4004M

Proposal: Installation of an air-source heat pump

Location: 30, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

No objections.

Application No:         21/3662M

Proposal: Installation of an air-source heat pump

Location: 47, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 8TF

No objections.

Application No:         21/4098M

Proposal: Install an air source heat pump to replace the existing oil boiler. Both the existing boiler and the new heat pump are external to the property

Location: Trugs Farm House, Macclesfield Road, Over Alderley, SK10 4SW

The committee raised no objections but noted that Cadent have placed a holding objection on the application.

Application No:         21/4064M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension, internal remodelling

Location: 271, Chester Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8RA

No objections.

Application No:         21/3995M

Proposal: Certificate of proposed lawful development for a single storey rear extension to form a larger kitchen and snug area.

Location: 24, Ivy Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QB

No objections.

Application No:         21/4045M

Proposal: Dormer loft conversion

Location: 8, Wallbrook Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3GL

No objections.

Application No:         21/3759M

Proposal: Boundary fence

Location: 14, Prestwick Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2TH

The committee raised no objections but sought that the Planning Officer ensures that the saved policies DC3 and DC38 from the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan are not infringed.

Application No:         21/4102M

Proposal: Replacement of existing flat roof to pitched, with internal alterations.

Location: 34, Bedford Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8JQ

No objections.

Application No:         21/4129M

Proposal: Replacement conservatory

Location: Lower Blakelow Farm, 237, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EF

No objections.

Application No:         21/4135M

Proposal: Retrospective application for summer house (re-submission of 20/3259M)

Location: 7, Cottage Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8DZ

No objections.

Application No:         21/4278M

Proposal: Single Storey rear extension

Location: 38, Park Mount Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8NT

No objections.

Application No:         21/4241M

Proposal: The proposal is for a new Air Handling Unit and enclosure proving access around it, to be located adjacent to the existing building, on the edge of the car park. The enclosure is to be a 3m high timber fence. The Air Handling unit will support the refurbishment of 2 rooms to create an endoscopy suite.

Location: Spire Regency Hospital, WEST STREET, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE, SK11 8DW

No objections.

7. Appeals

7.1 20/3767M, Plot North of 78, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2DY

The committee’s observation on this application from the meeting held on 25/09/20 remains unchanged.

7.2 21/0242M, 10 West Bank Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BT

The committee’s observation on this application from the meeting held on 05/02/21 remains unchanged.

8. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted and that final comments on the draft Management Plan have been returned to the consultant.

9. Town Character Assessment

RESOLVED: That the appointment of Lambert Hampton Smith to prepare a Macclesfield Character Assessment is ratified.

10. Streetnaming

RESOLVED: That the five roads off Chelford Road are named after successful Macclesfield and local Olympians:

  1. Karriss Artingstall,
  2. Laura and Jason Kenny,
  3. Sir Ben Ainslie,
  4. Dame Sarah Storey OBE,
  5. Menna Fitzpatrick MBE.

11. Shop Front and Sign Design

RESOLVED: That Donald Insall Associates is appointed to produce a Macclesfield Shopfronts and Signage Design Guide.

12. Draft Sustainable urban Drainage Systems Supplementary Planning Document (SuDS SPD) consultation

The committee noted that the closing date for the consultation is 20/09/21 and agreed that this item will be added to the agenda for the next meeting.

13. Correspondence

13.1 21/2548M, New house, rear of 2 & 4 Southdown Close SK10 2JU

The committee noted the correspondence and that not being able to access some planning application documents is an ongoing issue. The CEC planning department will be contacted again about this and in particular that documents attached in email responses must also be scanned in order that they can be viewed.

14. Member Items

None.

15. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 17th September 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Meeting closed at 11:06am

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

Friday 30 July – 2021

Planning Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Agenda 30th July 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 30th July 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

1        Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

2        Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

3        Public Participation

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 28/07/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 28/07/21.

4        Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 2nd July 2021

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

5        Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action:    To consider any matters arising from the minutes

6        Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No: 21/2712M

Proposal:        Listed Building Consent for internal alterations

Location:         8, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

Application No: 21/3385M

Proposal:        Variation of Condition 2-plans on 20/1018M – Revision to 3no apartment layouts including revision to shop front to allow direct access off Mill Street.

Location:         72, Mill Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6NH

Application No: 21/3032M

Proposal:        Prior application for a larger home extension extending 6 metres beyong the rear wall, maximum height of 3.85 metres and eaves height 3.15 metres.

Location:         24, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

Application No: 21/3429M

Proposal:        Installation of 8No. electric vehicle charging bays with associated 4No. electric vehicle charging posts together with connected remotely sited associated electrical support apparatus.

Location:         Land North Of Junction To, Black Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Application No: 21/3545M

Proposal:        Proposed double storey side extension

Location:         163, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QA

Application No: 21/3548M

Proposal:        Proposed Bedroom Extension Over Existing Garage

Location:         Hill Top Farm, 51, Pexhill Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9QA

Application No: 21/3390M

Proposal:        Proposed single storey rear extension to reposition and form a larger kitchen with larder, dining and snug area and internal alterations to ground floor to replace the existing kitchen/ dining area with a bedroom and shower room and first floor alterations to combine two bedrooms to form one larger bedroom.

Location:         51, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7ED

Application No: 21/2776M

Proposal:        Change of use from commercial to residential

Location:         85, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8DL

Application No: 21/3521M

Proposal:        Side extension of two storeys.

Location:         48, Kenilworth Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UX

Application No: 21/3533M

Proposal:        single storey rear extension and garage conversion

Location:         10, Penrith Avenue, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PP

Application No: 21/3570M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey infill Extension

Location:         51, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1AU

Application No: 21/3607M

Proposal:        Single storey side and front extension and drop kerb

Location:         28, Dalesford Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3LF

Application No: 21/3587M

Proposal:        Two storey side and single storey rear extensions and front porch replacement (resub of 21/0242M)

Location:         10, West Bank Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BT

Application No: 21/3672M

Proposal:        Single Storey Rear Extension

Location:         12, Eddisbury Terrace, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EY

Application No: 21/3609M

Proposal:        Single storey rear extension.

Location:         18, Appledale, Macclesfield, SK10 2GT

Application No: 21/3673M

Proposal:        Prior determination of proposed upgrade to existing Telecommunications Equipment

Location:         British Telecom, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2AG

Application No: 21/3631M

Proposal:        Prior approval for the change of use from offices to dwellings

Location:         1, Silk House, Park Green, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK11 7QJ

Application No: 21/3678M

Proposal:        Advertisement consent for Display of 7 internally illuminated fascia signs

Location:         Central Garage, Waters Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6JS

Application No: 21/3693M

Proposal:        Erection of two storey side extension

Location:         The Hollins, 262, Black Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7JY

Application No: 21/3685M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey Side & Rear Extension & Alterations

Location:         11, Knowsley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8AP

Application No: 21/3755M

Proposal:        Proposed two storey rear extension and internal alterations.

Location:         17, Grange Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8AU

Application No: 21/3750M

Proposal:        2 storey side extension

Location:         174, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JZ

Application No: 21/3801M

Proposal:        Demolition of an existing rear lean-to extension and timber frame conservatory. Proposed rear single-storey ground floor extension.

Location:         Half Mile Farmhouse, 170, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BS

Application No: 21/3745M

Proposal:        Proposed Two Storey Rear Extension & Alterations

Location:         15, Gritstone Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 3SF

Application No: 21/3793M

Proposal:        Prior Approval for Proposed Single Storey Rear Extension, extending 5.45m beyond the rear wall, max height of 3.43m, and eaves height of 2.37m.

Location:         26, Beverley Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2WP

Application No: 21/3815M

Proposal:        Single Storey Rear Extension and minor alterations to front porch.

Location:        157, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8EH

Application No: 21/3316M

Proposal:        Construction of a Garden Room/ Gym at the bottom of the garden.

Location:        3, Eden Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QA

Application No: 21/3784M

Proposal:        Single storey rear extension forming garden room

Location:        4, Oak Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7UN

Application No: 21/3738M

Proposal:        Installation of an air-source heat pump.

Location:        32, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

Application No: 21/3864M

Proposal:        Proposed upper floor rear dormer extension and ground floor side and rear extension

Location:        35, Tytherington Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2JS

Application No: 21/3834M

Proposal:        Proposed first floor extension over existing garage with a single storey extension to the rear.

Location:        7, Carnoustie Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2TB

Application No: 20/3501M

Proposal:        3 No Proposed domestic garages.

Location:        Land Off, Back Paradise Street, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/3816M

Proposal:        Listed building consent for the reversal of 1980’s alterations including removal of basement stairs (installed in 1980’s), reinstatement of ground floor central spine corridor by removal of walls inserted in 1980’s, refubishment of wc areas to ground and first floor including first floor stores and kitchen area, removal of ground floor wall (inserted in 1980’s) and replace with glazed screen on line of original wall, new glazed fire screens and doors to corridors to replace previously approved temporary doors, form new external door to rear elevation, form new opening at first floor.

Location:        Macclesfield Sunday School, The Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT

Application No: 21/3869M

Proposal:        Installation of air-source heat pump

Location:        23, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

Application No: 21/3492M

Proposal:        3 storey side and rear extension and extension of raised patio.

Location:        140, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EF

Application No: 21/3932M

Proposal:        Retrospective application for Change of Use of land to garden

Location:         Land adjacent 25, College Court, Macclesfield, SK11 8HN

Application No: 20/4314M

Location:         Land Off, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield

Proposal:        Appeal – Construction of one dwelling and associated works

7        Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

8        Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

9        Streetnaming

Action: To consider names for five streets off Chelford Road, Macclesfield

10        Correspondence

10.1       CEC Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) Examination

Action: To note the correspondence.

10.2       Civic Society – 21/0903M, 90 Tytherington Drive

Action: To note the correspondence.

10.3       Civic Society – 21/1080W, waste recycling facility at Withyfold Drive

Action: To note the correspondence.

11       Member Items

11.1       Cllr Hutchison

To update the committee on the King’s Cumberland Street planning application 19/1069M as discussed by the CEC Strategic Planning Board on 14/07/21.

12        Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 20th August 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Minutes 30th July 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on on 30th July 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

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

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Sandy Livingstone

Cllr Lloyd Roberts

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Edwardes declared predetermination in planning application 21/2712M and left the room when application 21/2712M was discussed.

Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application 21/3793M as the applicant is known to him.

Cllr Jackson MBE declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application 21/3816M as she is a trustee of the museum.

Cllr Hutchison declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application 21/3693M as the applicant is known to him.

3. Public Participation

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

Ruth Thompson spoke on the protection of local green spaces in Macclesfield and that designated Local Green Spaces are afforded protection equivalent to Green Belt land, as documented in the National Planning Policy Framework.

Local Green spaces are special to the community e.g. have a particular local significance because of their beauty, historic value, recreational value or tranquillity.

The designation of Local Green Spaces is through local and neighbourhood plans.

The Cheshire East SADPD is with the planning inspector for examination and this would be an opportunity to seek the designation and protection of Macclesfield’s Local Green Spaces.

Cllr Wilson advised that Macclesfield Town Council will be looking at green spaces as part of the development of the town’s Character Assessment and that the aim is for it to be a strategic planning document.

4. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 2nd July 2021

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

5. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Item 8 from minutes of meeting 02/07/21 – Cllr Wilson advised the committee that ward councillors had attended a briefing by Cheshire East Council on the proposed Flowerpot junction improvements and had raised the same issues as observed at the planning committee meeting on 02/07/21. At that briefing it was also raised that the junction was used by many children on the way to and from school.

6. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/2712M

Proposal:        Listed Building Consent for internal alterations

Location:         8, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

Cllr Edwardes left the room before this application was discussed.

The committee noted this was a listed building consent application and that the CEC Conservation Officer has no objections.

The committee raised no objections but sought that:

  • The Planning Officer checks a change of use application is not required,
  • The Planning Officer assesses the impact of loss of amenities on the residents such as noise and fumes as a result of the courtyard pagoda.

Application No: 21/3385M

Proposal:        Variation of Condition 2-plans on 20/1018M – Revision to 3no apartment layouts including revision to shop front to allow direct access off Mill Street.

Location:         72, Mill Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6NH

Cllr Edwardes returned to the room for this item and the remainder of the agenda.

No objections.

Application No: 21/3032M

Proposal:        Prior application for a larger home extension extending 6 metres beyong the rear wall, maximum height of 3.85 metres and eaves height 3.15 metres.

Location:         24, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

No objections.

Application No: 21/3429M

Proposal:        Installation of 8No. electric vehicle charging bays with associated 4No. electric vehicle charging posts together with connected remotely sited associated electrical support apparatus.

Location:         Land North Of Junction To, Black Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire

The committee raised no objections but noted the applicant needs to consider the potential limitations in infrastructure in Macclesfield.

Application No: 21/3545M

Proposal:        Proposed double storey side extension

Location:         163, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QA

No objections.

Application No: 21/3548M

Proposal:        Proposed Bedroom Extension Over Existing Garage

Location:         Hill Top Farm, 51, Pexhill Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9QA

No objections.

Application No: 21/3390M

Proposal:        Proposed single storey rear extension to reposition and form a larger kitchen with larder, dining and snug area and internal alterations to ground floor to replace the existing kitchen/ dining area with a bedroom and shower room and first floor alterations to combine two bedrooms to form one larger bedroom.

Location:         51, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7ED

No objections.

Application No: 21/2776M

Proposal:        Change of use from commercial to residential

Location:         85, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8DL

The committee raised no objections in principle but noted there is no detail on the internal plans.

The committee sought the Planning Officer requests information on the internal layout and provision for storage of waste.

Application No: 21/3521M

Proposal:        Side extension of two storeys.

Location:         48, Kenilworth Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UX

No objections.

Application No: 21/3533M

Proposal:        single storey rear extension and garage conversion

Location:         10, Penrith Avenue, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PP

The committee raised no objections but sought reassurance that there is sufficient sound proofing to limit the noise impact on the neighbouring property.

Application No: 21/3570M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey infill Extension

Location:         51, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1AU

No objections.

Application No: 21/3607M

Proposal:        Single storey side and front extension and drop kerb

Location:         28, Dalesford Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3LF

No objections.

Application No: 21/3587M

Proposal:        Two storey side and single storey rear extensions and front porch replacement (resub of 21/0242M)

Location:         10, West Bank Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BT

No objections.

Application No: 21/3672M

Proposal:        Single Storey Rear Extension

Location:         12, Eddisbury Terrace, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EY

No objections.

Application No: 21/3609M

Proposal:        Single storey rear extension.

Location:         18, Appledale, Macclesfield, SK10 2GT

No objections.

Application No: 21/3673M

Proposal:        Prior determination of proposed upgrade to existing Telecommunications Equipment

Location:         British Telecom, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2AG

No objections.

Application No: 21/3631M

Proposal:        Prior approval for the change of use from offices to dwellings

Location:         1, Silk House, Park Green, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK11 7QJ

The committee raised no objections subject to the implementation of the noise mitigation measures as documented in the noise assessment report.

Application No: 21/3678M

Proposal:        Advertisement consent for Display of 7 internally illuminated fascia signs

Location:         Central Garage, Waters Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6JS

The committee raised no objections and noted the new signage is an improvement on the current signage.

Application No: 21/3693M

Proposal:        Erection of two storey side extension

Location:         The Hollins, 262, Black Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7JY

No objections.

Application No: 21/3685M

Proposal:        Proposed Single Storey Side & Rear Extension & Alterations

Location:         11, Knowsley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8AP

No objections.

Application No: 21/3755M

Proposal:        Proposed two storey rear extension and internal alterations.

Location:         17, Grange Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8AU

No objections.

Application No: 21/3750M

Proposal:        2 storey side extension

Location:         174, Oxford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JZ

No objections.

Application No: 21/3801M

Proposal:        Demolition of an existing rear lean-to extension and timber frame conservatory. Proposed rear single-storey ground floor extension.

Location:         Half Mile Farmhouse, 170, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BS

No objections.

Application No: 21/3745M

Proposal:        Proposed Two Storey Rear Extension & Alterations

Location:         15, Gritstone Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 3SF

The committee was unable to fully consider this application as not all the documents were accessible. The Cheshire East Council Planning department was contacted prior to the meeting but the issue has yet to be resolved.

Application No: 21/3793M

Proposal:        Prior Approval for Proposed Single Storey Rear Extension, extending 5.45m beyond the rear wall, max height of 3.43m, and eaves height of 2.37m.

Location:         26, Beverley Way, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2WP

No objections.

Application No: 21/3815M

Proposal:        Single Storey Rear Extension and minor alterations to front porch.

Location:        157, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8EH

No objections.

Application No: 21/3316M

Proposal:        Construction of a Garden Room/ Gym at the bottom of the garden.

Location:        3, Eden Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QA

No objections.

Application No: 21/3784M

Proposal:        Single storey rear extension forming garden room

Location:        4, Oak Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7UN

No objections.

Application No: 21/3738M

Proposal:        Installation of an air-source heat pump.

Location:        32, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

The committee support this application and noted, contrary to the environmental health report, the noise levels are documented in the Valliant brochure.

Application No: 21/3864M

Proposal:        Proposed upper floor rear dormer extension and ground floor side and rear extension

Location:        35, Tytherington Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2JS

No objections.

Application No: 21/3834M

Proposal:        Proposed first floor extension over existing garage with a single storey extension to the rear.

Location:        7, Carnoustie Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2TB

No objections.

Application No: 20/3501M

Proposal:        3 No Proposed domestic garages.

Location:        Land Off, Back Paradise Street, Macclesfield

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Over-development,
  2. Inadequate vehicular access to the proposed development.

The committee noted that there is little or no change in the revised plans and that it had previously not supported the application.

Application No: 21/3816M

Proposal:        Listed building consent for the reversal of 1980’s alterations including removal of basement stairs (installed in 1980’s), reinstatement of ground floor central spine corridor by removal of walls inserted in 1980’s, refubishment of wc areas to ground and first floor including first floor stores and kitchen area, removal of ground floor wall (inserted in 1980’s) and replace with glazed screen on line of original wall, new glazed fire screens and doors to corridors to replace previously approved temporary doors, form new external door to rear elevation, form new opening at first floor.

Location:        Macclesfield Sunday School, The Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT

The committee raised no objections, noting the CEC Conservation Officer has no objections and that the changes will improve access to the building.

Application No: 21/3869M

Proposal:        Installation of air-source heat pump

Location:        23, Wentworth Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TF

The committee support this application and noted the environmental benefits.

Application No: 21/3492M

Proposal:        3 storey side and rear extension and extension of raised patio.

Location:        140, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7EF

No objections.

Application No: 21/3932M

Proposal:        Retrospective application for Change of Use of land to garden

Location:        Land adjacent 25, College Court, Macclesfield, SK11 8HN

The committee was unable to fully consider this application as not all the documents were accessible.

The committee sought that the Planning Officer clarifies the land ownership.

Application No: 20/4314M

Location:        Land Off, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield

Proposal:        Appeal – Construction of one dwelling and associated works

The committee’s observation on this application from the meeting held on 16/10/20 remains unchanged.

7. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted.

8. Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.

9. Streetnaming

The committee sought that the five streets off Chelford Road are named after successful Macclesfield 2021 Olympians. Following completion of the games (8th August), the names of those Olympians will be sent to CEC Address Management.

10. Correspondence

10.1 CEC Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) Examination

The correspondence was noted and that Cllr Wilson would like to attend the hearing.

10.2 Civic Society – 21/0903M, 90 Tytherington Drive

The correspondence was noted and that Macclesfield Town Council had not been notified of the new plans.

10.3 Civic Society – 20/1080W, waste recycling facility at Withyfold Drive

The correspondence was noted and that although the recommendation at the that CEC Strategic Planning Board on 16/06/21 was for refusal, the decision was deferred by the board.

The committee agreed with the Civic Society’s concerns and intends to register to speak at the next Strategic Planning Board where this application is considered.

11. Member Items

11.1  Cllr Hutchison

Cllr Hutchison updated the committee following his attendance at the CEC Strategic Planning Board on 14/07/21 where he spoke in relation to 19/1069M and the failure to notify the National Amenities Societies.

The board accepted the error but voted for the development go ahead.

12. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 20th August 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Meeting closed at 11:37am

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

Present:

Abi Sherratt Macclesfield Town Council
Aoife Middlemass CVSCE
Cllr Fiona Wilson Macclesfield Town Council
Cllr Janet Jackson MBE (Co-Chair) Macclesfield Town Council
Dr Evi Girling Keele University
Laura Smith Macclesfield Town Council
Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson (Co – Chair) Make it Macclesfield
Chris Draper Peaks and Plains Housing Trust
Jo Wise Cheshire East Council
Emma Anderson Macclesfield Museums

Apologies:

Cllr Nick Mannion Cheshire East Council
Cllr Liz Brathwaite Cheshire East Council

1. Welcome from Co/Chairs

Cllr Jackson welcomed and thanked the group.

2 Change to ToR

Proposal to amend the ToR due to the ongoing Pandemic and the fact there is still so much to do. All agreed.
MBJ advised that he has resigned his role on the board of MIM due to house move, and this means he will no longer be co-chair. MiM are happy with the work done so far and have no desire to have a replacement representative on the group. MBJ happy to continue working with the group. The group also agreed to add a rep from MHA to the group, Becky Thompson.

3 Review the Plan and Actions

Comms

Meeting held on 12th July, well attended. JJ updated the group on key
points and AS will send out minutes and updated action table to all
members of Working Group, which will explain in more detail

Outdoor Hospitality

FW happy that the report sent out covers all points. No further questions

Community Response

AM has been working on volunteer recruitment with MTC, and has been
offering advice on paperwork to ensure it is robust.
Some groups are not fully open yet, and CVS are working with them to assist.

Cultural

Good meeting on the 14th July of the Cultural Forum, well attended.
Discussions continue re mural, and good progress has been made on the
Tunnicliffe Trail for later in the year.

Updated Action Plan

MBJ then took the group through the action table and each section was
discussed and the relevant RAG status updated if required.

4 Planned Walkaround with the LEP for 27th July 10am-1pm

The draft plan for the walkaround was agreed.
Actions:
• LS to update ToR
• JJ to ask MHA, to Becky Thompson to join the Working Group.
• LS to add Matt Todd to invite for next meeting
• AM to send list of community venues to Helena Gowler and LS

5 Date of Next Meeting

Next meeting scheduled for 9am on Thursday 9th September

Monday 05 July – 2021

Services Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Agenda 5th July 2021

Agenda of the meeting to be held on the 5th July 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda. If you would like to attend the meeting please contact the Town Clerk, as due to Covid -19 restrictions there are a limited number of public spaces.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest

Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE: If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 1st July 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 1st July 2021.


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting held on 12th April 2021

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

5. Community

5.1 Community Engagement Update
5.2 CVSCE

6. Local Service Delivery

6.1 Events Update
6.2 Weston community centre
6.3 Christmas lights
6.4 Floral displays
6.5 Public toilets
6.6 Festoon lights
6.7 Whalley Hayes tree lights
6.8 Tunnicliffe Trail
6.9 Barnaby ‘Redux’ Project

7.  Leisure – Outdoor Activities

7.1 Parks and Play Areas
7.2 South Park pavilion
7.3 Rugby Drive
7.4 Playing Out
7.5 Allotments
7.6 Street sports
7.7 Premier League Kicks

8. Street Scene

8.1 Public realm furniture
8.2 Town Ranger
8.3 Noticeboards
8.4 Middlewood Way Lighting

9. Town Centre Re-Generation

9.1 Town Centre re-generation Update
9.2 Footfall mapping data
9.3 Town Centre free WI-FI data

10. Council Identity and Communications

Communications update report and Website update

11.    Environment

Future Forest

12.     Correspondence

13. Member Items

14. Date, Time and place of next meeting

The next meeting of the Services committee will be held at 7pm 13th September 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Minutes 5 July 2021

Minutes of the meeting to be held on the 5th July 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone
  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake

Also, in attendance were the Town Clerk and the Events and Communications Officer.

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
Cllr Fiona Wilson
Cllr Neil Puttick
Cllr Fin Shenton

2. Declarations of Interest

None.


The meeting was adjourned for public questions

There were no public questions.

The meeting was then reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting Held on 12th April 2021

The minutes will be approved at the next Services Committee meeting on 13th September 2021, as there was only one Councillor present who had attended the previous meeting

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Matters arising from the minutes will be moved to the agenda of the next Services Committee on 13th September 2021.

5. Community

the following reports were noted.

5.1 Community Engagement Update
5.2 CVSCE Proposal

6. Local Service Delivery

6.1 Events Update

The report was noted.

6.2 Weston Community Centre

The report was noted.

6.3 Christmas Lights

Resolved: The purchase of new town centre Christmas tree lights at a cost of £2585 was approved.

6.4 Floral Displays

The report was noted.

6.5 Public toilets

The report was noted.

6.6 Festoon lights

The report was noted.

6.7 Whalley Hayes tree lights

The report was noted.

6.8 Tunnicliffe Trail

The report was noted.

6.9 Barnaby Redux

The report was noted.

7. Leisure – Outdoor Activities

7.1 Parks and Play Areas

The report was noted.

7.2 South Park pavilion

The report was noted.

7.3 Rugby Drive playing fields

Resolved: It was resolved not to asset transfer the Rugby Drive Playing fields at this time.

7.4 Playing Out

The report was noted.

7.5 Allotments

The report was noted.

7.6 Street sports

The report was noted

7.7 Premier League Kicks

The report was noted

8. Street Scene

8.1 Street Furniture

Resolved: The purchase of new town centre bins at the cost of £5266.63 was approved.

8.2 Town Ranger

The report was noted, and Councillors commented on the fantastic work the Rangers do.

8.3 Noticeboards

The report was noted.

8.4 Middlewood Way Lighting

The report was noted, and the Clerk updated that CEC Highways were in the process of ordering the lanterns. They will advise on a lead time and there are supply issues.

9. Town Centre Re-Generation

The following reports were noted:

9.1 Town Centre Recovery Working Group Update
9.2 Footfall mapping data
9.3 Town Centre free WIFI data

10. Council Identity and Communications

The following report was noted:

10.1 Communication and Events Officer report

11. Environment

11.1 Future Forest

The report was noted

12. Members Items

None

13. Correspondence

There was no correspondence

14. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Committee will be held on 13th Septmeber 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

The meeting closed at 8.31pm

Chair Cllr Wilcock
Clerk Laura Smith

Friday 02 July – 2021

Planning Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Agenda 2nd July 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 2nd July 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 30/06/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 30/06/21.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 11th June 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/3146M

Proposal: Demolition of the existing buildings situated on the site and proposed development for a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments and retail units.

Location: Land Near Former Old Kings Head Public House, Chestergate, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/3007M

Proposal: Proposed new showroom window, car park alterations, relocation of entrance to outdoor projects centre and covered trolley park

Location: Unit A, Hulley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2SF

Application No: 21/2001M

Proposal: Adaptation of existing rear extension, proposed two storey side extension and loft conversion

Location: 16, Cambridge Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JL

Application No: 21/3132M

Proposal: Two storey side, single storey front and rear extensions.

Location: 127, St Austell Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3NY

Application No: 21/2501M

Proposal: Replacement of existing dormer flat roof with new dormer pitched roof at 83 Sycamore Crescent and not 85 as previously notified

Location: 83, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, SK11 8LW

Application No: 21/3129M

Proposal: Side extension over existing garage

Location: 97, Kenilworth Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UX

Application No: 21/3098M

Proposal: Two storey side / rear extension.

Location: 38, Buxton Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1JS

Application No: 21/3061M

Proposal: Certificate of proposed lawful use for rear extension that includes windows to access the garden.

Location: 9 , Parkett Heyes Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UD

Application No: 21/2712M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for internal alterations

Location:  8, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

Application No: 21/3153M

Proposal:  Proposed conversion of garage 2 into study, toilet and utility, and replacement of entrance gates with automated gates and alterations to front boundary

Location: 34, Field Bank Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PZ

Application No: 21/3003M

Proposal: Infill the 1st floor and convert from commercial to residential. Extend another floor (2nd floor) to match and extend with a 3rd floor (contemporary design) set back from the building elevations, all to create 14 No one and two bed self contained apartments. (Resubmission of application 20/2265M)

Location: 2, Brook Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7AA

Application No: 21/3021M

Proposal: The proposed upgrade of an existing telecommunication base station consisting of the replacement of a 17.5m monopole with a 22.5m monopole supporting 6 no antenna on an open headframe, 1 no cabinet with ancillary development thereto.

Location: Existing Base Station, Macclesfield Cricket Club, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/3191M

Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory, erection of single storey lean to rear extension

Location: The Sycamores, 79, Bishopton Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8TS

Application No: 21/1810M

Proposal: Advertisement Consent for a house sign

Location: 70, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1BL

Application No: 21/3022M

Proposal: Two storey extension

Location: 183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

Application No: 21/3023M

Proposal: Listed building consent for two storey extension

Location: 183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

Application No: 21/3025M

Proposal:  New dwelling

Location: 183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

Application No: 21/3026M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for a new dwelling

Location: 183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

Application No: 21/2889M

Proposal: Advertisement Consent for 2 no. part illuminated Wickes flexface signs, 2 no. product signs, 1 set of 2 poster frames, 1 no. click & collect sign & 1 no. welcome sign

Location:  Unit A, Hulley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2SF

Application No: 21/3274M

Proposal: Extension and alteration of 4 apartments to form 5 dwellings with access, parking and landscaping.

Location: 123, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DA

Application No: 21/3184M

Proposal: Proposed clubhouse extensions including extended terraced area and enhanced disabled access.

Location: Macclesfield Cricket Club, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3JA

Application No: 21/3173M

Proposal: Variation of condition 3 on application  14/2326M – Change of use from betting shop to hot food take-away

Location: 4, Weston Square, Macclesfield, SK11 8SS

Application No:21/2638M

Proposal: The removal and replacement of the existing 16 metre high monopole with a new 20 metre high monopole supporting 6no. antenna apertures and 1no. GPS, the removal and replacement of 1no. existing equipment cabinet and 1no. meter cabinet with 1no. new equipment cabinet and 1no. new meter cabinet along with development ancillary thereto within a fenced compound.

Location: Tytherington Service Station, Manchester Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2JJ

Application No: 21/3182M

Proposal: Change of use from former managers accommodation to office and storage use.

Location: 131, Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1LL

Application No: 21/3218D

Proposal: Discharge of condition 8 on application 18/4842M – Variation of condition 2 on approval 17/3892M for demolition of existing on site buildings and erection of 67 dwellings with associated car parking and landscaping.

Location: Georgian And Waterside Mill, Park Green, Macclesfield, SK11 7NA

Application No: 21/3366M

Proposal: Proposed ZZNS new training facility

Location: AstraZeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2NA

6.          Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

7.          Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

8.          Flowerpot Junction Improvements

Action: To consider a response to the proposed improvements

9.          Correspondence

9.1   CEC Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) Examination

Action: To consider attendance/participation at the hearing.

10.          Member Items

None.

11.          Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 30th July 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Supplementary Agenda 2nd July 2021

Supplementary Agenda for the meeting to be held on 2nd July at 10am

1.          Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/3123M

Proposal: Garden room extension to rear of existing detached garage.

Location: 2, Blackley Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2SQ

Application No: 21/3384M

Proposal: Proposed side garage extension.

Location: 22, Thirlmere, Macclesfield, SK11 7XY

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Minutes 2nd July 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd July 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Cllr Fiona Wilson

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Edwardes declared predetermination in planning application 21/2712M and left the room when application 21/2712M was discussed.

Cllr Livingstone declared a pecuniary interest in planning application 21/2712M as he is in employment by the Housing Association that manages the residential properties in the building.


Meeting adjournment for public comments.

Cllr Liz Braithwaite spoke on planning application 21/2712M and advised, in her capacity as a Cheshire East Councillor, she is representing the residents who live above the premises and is calling in the application. The concerns raised are:

  • Detrimental impact on residential amenity,
  • There is no planning application for change of use,
  • Detrimental impact of the outdoor area for those residents overlooking the courtyard.

Cllr Liz Braithwaite spoke on planning application 21/3025M. A previous application for the property was withdrawn by the developer. Cllr Braithwaite raised concerns on:

  • Impact of the development on the Conservation Area
  • Loss of parking for existing residents
  • Restrictive vehicular access from Norbuy Street to the planned off-street parking.

Cllr Braithwaite was thanked and the meeting reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 11th June 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from yhe Minutes

None.

5. Observations On Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No:       21/3146M

Proposal:       Demolition of the existing buildings situated on the site and proposed development for a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments and retail units.

Location:       Land Near Former Old Kings Head Public House, Chestergate, Macclesfield

RESOLVED:     That the committee supports the application subject to:

  1. Approval from the Conservation Officer,
  2. A sprinkler system is included in the design.

Application No:       21/3007M

Proposal:       Proposed new showroom window, car park alterations, relocation of entrance to outdoor projects centre and covered trolley park

Location:       Unit A, Hulley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2SF

No objections.

Application No:       21/2001M

Proposal:       Adaptation of existing rear extension, proposed two storey side extension and loft conversion

Location:       16, Cambridge Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JL

No objections.

Application No:       21/3132M

Proposal:       Two storey side, single storey front and rear extensions.

Location:       127, St Austell Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3NY

No objections.

Application No:       21/2501M

Proposal:       Replacement of existing dormer flat roof with new dormer pitched roof at 83 Sycamore Crescent and not 85 as previously notified

Location:       83, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, SK11 8LW

No objections however it was noted that the application form could not be downloaded.

Application No:       21/3129M

Proposal:       Side extension over existing garage

Location:       97, Kenilworth Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UX

No objections.

Application No:       21/3098M

Proposal:       Two storey side / rear extension.

Location:       38, Buxton Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1JS

No objections.

Application No:       21/3061M

Proposal:       Certificate of proposed lawful use for rear extension that includes windows to access the garden.

Location:       9 , Parkett Heyes Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8UD

No objections.

Application No:       21/2712M

Proposal:       Listed Building Consent for internal alterations

Location:       8, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

As Cllr Edwardes and Cllr Livingstone left the room prior to any discussion on this application, the committee was no longer quorate and therefore unable to make any decisions relating to this application.

An extension on the closing date will be sought to support the Planning Committee in considering this application at its next available meeting.

Application No:       21/3153M

Proposal:       Proposed conversion of garage 2 into study, toilet and utility, and replacement of entrance gates with automated gates and alterations to front boundary

Location:       34, Field Bank Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PZ

Cllr Edwardes and Cllr Livingstone returned to the room for this item and the remainder of the agenda.

No objections.

Application No:       21/3003M

Proposal:       Infill the 1st floor and convert from commercial to residential. Extend another floor (2nd floor) to match and extend with a 3rd floor (contemporary design) set back from the building elevations, all to create 14 No one and two bed self contained apartments. (Resubmission of application 20/2265M)

Location:       2, Brook Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7AA

RESOLVED:     That the committee supports the application dependent on the following conditions being made:

  1. The flood risk is addressed,
  2. Sprinklers are included in the design,
  3. The apartments are fitted with low emission boilers.

Application No:       21/3021M

Proposal:       The proposed upgrade of an existing telecommunication base station consisting of the replacement of a 17.5m monopole with a 22.5m monopole supporting 6 no antenna on an open headframe, 1 no cabinet with ancillary development thereto.

Location:       Existing Base Station, Macclesfield Cricket Club, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

No Objections.

Application No:       21/3191M

Proposal:       Demolition of existing conservatory, erection of single storey lean to rear extension

Location:       The Sycamores, 79, Bishopton Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8TS

No objections.

Application No:       21/1810M

Proposal:       Advertisement Consent for a house sign

Location:       70, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1BL

No objections.

Application No:       21/3022M

Proposal:       Two storey extension

Location:       183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

No objections.

Application No:       21/3023M

Proposal:       Listed building consent for two storey extension

Location:       183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

No objections.

Application No:       21/3025M

Proposal:       New dwelling

Location:       183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

RESOLVED:     That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Impact on neighbours’ amenities,
  2. Loss of parking in the area,
  3. The development is not in keeping with the area,
  4. The development contravenes the draft SADPD Policy HOU8 Backland Development.

Application No:       21/3026M

Proposal:       Listed Building Consent for a new dwelling

Location:       183, Crompton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8EH

RESOLVED:     That the committee objects to this application.

Application No:       21/2889M

Proposal:       Advertisement Consent for 2 no. part illuminated Wickes flexface signs, 2 no. product signs, 1 set of 2 poster frames, 1 no. click & collect sign & 1 no. welcome sign

Location:       Unit A, Hulley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2SF

No objections.

Application No:       21/3274M

Proposal:       Extension and alteration of 4 apartments to form 5 dwellings with access, parking and landscaping.

Location:       123, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3DA

No objections.

Application No:       21/3184M

Proposal:       Proposed clubhouse extensions including extended terraced area and enhanced disabled access.

Location:       Macclesfield Cricket Club, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3JA

No objections.

Application No:       21/3173M

Proposal:       Variation of condition 3 on application  14/2326M – Change of use from betting shop to hot food take-away

Location:       4, Weston Square, Macclesfield, SK11 8SS

No objections.

Application No:       21/2638M

Proposal:       The removal and replacement of the existing 16 metre high monopole with a new 20 metre high monopole supporting 6no. antenna apertures and 1no. GPS, the removal and replacement of 1no. existing equipment cabinet and 1no. meter cabinet with 1no. new equipment cabinet and 1no. new meter cabinet along with development ancillary thereto within a fenced compound.

Location:       Tytherington Service Station, Manchester Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2JJ

No objections.

Application No:       21/3182M

Proposal:       Change of use from former managers accommodation to office and storage use.

Location:       131, Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1LL

No objections.

Application No:       21/3218D

Proposal:       Discharge of condition 8 on application 18/4842M – Variation of condition 2 on approval 17/3892M for demolition of existing on site buildings and erection of 67 dwellings with associated car parking and landscaping.

Location:       Georgian And Waterside Mill, Park Green, Macclesfield, SK11 7NA

No objections.

Application No:       21/3366M

Proposal:       Proposed ZZNS new training facility

Location:       Astrazeneca, Charter Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2NA

No objections.

Application No:       21/3123M

Proposal: Garden room extension to rear of existing detached garage.

Location: 2, Blackley Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2SQ

No objections.

Application No:       21/3384M

Proposal: Proposed side garage extension.

Location: 22, Thirlmere, Macclesfield, SK11 7XY

No objections.

6. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted and that Cheshire East Council is conducting an internal review of the draft Management Plan.

7. Town Character Assessment

The report was noted and that the quotations for the town character assessment are still under evaluation.

8. Flowerpot Junction Improvements

The committee made the following observations on the junction improvements:

  1. The improvements are welcomed but the scheme appears to prioritise traffic flow above safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
  2. The lack of cycle lanes is disappointing and a missed opportunity to improve the safety for cyclists at this key junction.
  3. The committee seeks that active travel and supporting infrastructure is emphasised with the safety of pedestrians and cyclists prioritised.
  4. The addition of traffic light filters for vehicles turning right from Oxford Road into Ivy Lane and Congleton Road to Park Lane would improve safety.

The comments will be returned to Cheshire East Council via the public engagement exercise.

9. Correspondence

9.1   CEC Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) Examination

Cllr Livingstone expressed interest in attending the hearing – the date of which is not set but scheduled for September/October 2021.

10. Member Items

None.

11. Date/Time And Place Of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 30th July 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Monday 14 June – 2021

Full Council

Macclesfield Town Council

Full Council Meeting Agenda 14th June 2021

Agenda of the meeting of Macclesfield Town Council held 14th June 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm on Thursday 10th June 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm on Thursday 10th June 2021.


3. Minutes of the meeting of the Annual Parish Meeting 17th May 2021

Action: To approve the minutes as a true record of the meeting

4. Matters Arising from the minutes of 17th May 2021

5. Minutes of the Planning Committee

5.1   Minutes of the Planning Committee 09/04/21
5.2   Minutes of the Planning Committee 30/04/21
5.3   Draft Minutes of the Planning Committee 21/05/21

To note the minutes

Matters Arising

5.4 Update of Conservation Area Appraisal and Character Assessment ITT

6. Minutes of the Finance committee

6.1  Draft minutes of Finance Committee 26/04/2021

To note the minutes

Matters Arising

6.2  Spend to Date

Action: To approve the 2020/21 spend to date of (end of APR 21) of £98,039.

7.  Minutes of the Services Committee

7.1 Draft minutes of the Services Committee 12/04/21

To note the minutes

Matters Arising

8.  Community Delivery

8.1  CEC Enforcement

8.2 Citizens Advice Bureau

Action: To note the 2020/21 Quarter 4 report

8.3 CCTV

To note the report provided by CEC CCTV.

9.  Governance Review

9.1   Council ToR.
9.2   Grants over £2000 Policy(new).
9.3   Internet Email and Social Media Policy.
9.4   Mayor’s Handbook.
9.5   DBS Certificate Handling Policy.
9.6   Sustainability Policy
9.7   Bring Your Own Device Policy

10. Annual Parish Meeting

10.1       Minutes

To approve the minutes.

10.2       Proposal

To discuss: Can Macclesfield Town Council insist that Cheshire East Council do an updated Environmental Impact Assessment on the impact to Macclesfield if Congleton, Bollington or Poynton household waste centres were to shut.

11. Town Centre Recovery Group

To note the report.

12. Eco Summit 2021

To note the report.

13. Freedom of the Town

Action: To approve the amended proposal.

 14.  Middlewood Way Lights

Action: To approve the amended proposal.

15.  Title Register- Birtles Rd Allotments

Action: To consider the attached proposal.

16. Member Items

17. Correspondence

18. Date, time and place of next meeting

The date of the next meeting Council will be 20th September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Macclesfield Town Council

Full Council Supplementary Agenda 14th June 2021

Supplementary Agenda for the meeting to be held on 14th June 2021 at 7pm in Macclesfield Town Hall.

To be added to the agenda after item 15 of the main meeting agenda

1. Christmas Lights ITT

ACTION: To consider the report and proposal.

Macclesfield Town Council

Full Council Minutes 14th June 2021

Minutes of the meeting of Macclesfield Town Council Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 14th June at 7pm.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Mick Warren
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Neil Puttick
  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone

1.  Apologies for Absence

  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Fin Shenton

2.  Declarations of Interest

Cllr David Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9.4 as a Governor of Kings School.

Cllr Warren declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 10.2 as the CEC Chair of the Environment and Communities Committee.

The meeting was adjourned allowing for public comments and questions.


Ruth Thompson spoke on ‘local green spaces’ highlighting that with the Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal and the SADPD now could be the time to consider if Macclesfield can designate Local Green Space that can be protected like green belt. In order to do this the space has to be close to the community it serves and be demonstrably ‘special’ to the community. Dr Thompson did highlight that Knutsford had designated 41 area in their Neighbourhood plan and asks that the Council consider looking in to designating areas of local green space.

Ann Tunwell attended as a Trustee of Homestart, informing Councillors of the work the Charity carries out, supporting families with at least one children under 5. In the last 2 years they have helped 50 families in Macclesfield with home visits being at the heart of the service. In March 20, this changed with lockdown and they were able to create a digital service to continue support. There is an increased number of referrals since lockdown, and much more anxiety, depression and loneliness issues. The Trustees at Homestart felt it important to raise these issues to Town Councillors, as they too work in the community.

Tim Calnun- Pratt attended concerning agenda item 15, the title register for Birtles Rd Allotment, as the Chair of Birtles Rd Allotment association. He confirmed that the Association was in favour of transferring the small piece of land to Bartholomew Homes and stated it would not affect the allotment.

The meeting was then reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 17th May 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes of 17th May 2021

None.

5. Minutes of the Planning Committee

5.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee 09/04/21
5.2 Minutes of the Planning Committee 30/04/21
5.3 Minutes of the Planning Committee 21/05/21

The minutes were noted

Matters Arising

There were no matters arising

5.4 Update of Conservation Area Appraisal and Character Assessment ITT

The update report was noted.

6. Minutes of the Finance Committee

6.1 Draft minutes of Finance Committee 26/04/2021

The minutes were noted.

Matters Arising

None

6.2 Spend to Date

RESOLVED: The spend to date 2021/22 (end of APR 21) of £98,039 was approved.

7. Minutes of the Services Committee

7.1     Draft minutes of the Services Committee 12/04/21

The minutes were noted.

Matters Arising

None.

8. Community Delivery

8.1     CEC Enforcement

John Dearnaley, CEC Enforcement Officer explained the powers the team have to deal with the following environmental issues:

  • Fly-tipping
  • Littering
  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Enforcement of Public Space Protection Orders– This mostly covers dog control and dog fouling.

John said the easiest way to report an incident is via the Cheshire East Council website or alternatively, you can ring 0300 123 5021 to report any of the above. On completion of the report, you should be given an ‘SR’ number.

John said if you report the incident first and generate an SR number, this saves him time. Once you have done this Councillors can then contact him directly, with the SR number and its more efficient for him.

He also said he has not had any convictions through CCTV, mainly because he needs car registrations which do not always show up. His main convictions are from witness statements and receipts he finds in litter as he can identify someone if they have paid by card. Also, for information there are only two officers covering Cheshire East North and they were redeployed to deliver PPE for four months last year, which has created a back log.

8.2  Citizens Advice Bureau

The 2020/21 Quarter 4 report was noted and Councillors thanks CAB for their continued hard work in helping the community of Macclesfield.

8.3 CCTV

The report was noted and Councillors asked the Town Clerk to arrange a visit to the CCTV office when appropriate due to Covid restrictions and to invite the CCTV Manager to the next Full Council meeting.

9.   Governance Review

9.1    Council ToR

RESOLVED: The Policy was approved with the following amendments:

  • Point 9 – To change the election of Mayor and appointment of the Deputy Mayor to the election of the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor.
  • Point 15 – To insert Alderwomen.
  • Point 42 – To change Chairman to Chair.
  • Point 48 – To change his/her (when referring to the Town Clerk)  to their.

9.2     Grants over £2000 Policy (new)

RESOLVED: The Policy was approved.

9.3     Internet Email and Social Media Policy

RESOLVED: The Policy was approved.

9.4     Mayor’s Handbook

RESOLVED: The Handbook, with the removal of the Mayor to serve as an ex-officio governor of King’s School.

9.5     DBS Certificate Handling Policy

RESOLVED: The Policy was approved.

9.6     Sustainability Policy

RESOLVED: The Policy was approved.

9.7     Bring Your Own Device Policy

RESOLVED: The Policy was approved.

10. Annual Parish Meeting 19/04/21

10.1 Minutes

RESOLVED: The minutes were approved

10.2 Proposal

RESOLVED: The Environmental Impact Assessment requested has already been done. Bollington and Poynton Household Waste Centres are to remain open with Congleton to close as the lease is up. Alternative Household Waste Recycling Centres are available at Macclesfield, Alsager and Middlewich. We must encourage recycling rather than waste disposal. Agreed to note the proposal and take no further action as the recent assessments and decisions of Cheshire East Council have already addressed the issue.

11. Town Centre Recovery Group

The report was noted

12. Eco Summit 2021

The report was noted

13. Freedom of the Town

RESOLVED: The amended proposal was approved

14. Middlewood Way Lights

RESOLVED: The amended proposal was approved for the cost of £37,047.38. it was also approved to approach Cheshire East Council to pay for the cost of maintenance of estimated £ 2275 over 8 years.

15. Title Register – Birtles Road Allotments

RESOLVED: The proposal was approved.

Supplementary Agenda Item Christmas Lights ITT

RESOLVED: The proposal was approved.

16. Member Items

There were no member items

 17. Correspondence

There was no correspondence

18. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting will be 20th September 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Meeting Closed at 8.27pm.

Chair Cllr David Edwardes
Clerk  Laura Smith

Friday 11 June – 2021

Planning Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Agenda 11th June 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 11th June at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 09/06/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 09/06/21.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held On 21st May 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/2839M

Proposal: Prior Approval for The installation of 1No. 20m high Swann type A column, with 3No. antennas, 2No. 0.6m dishes, 2No. ground-based equipment cabinets, and ancillary development thereto. Installed on a 8.0m x 6.0m compound within 2.1m high palisade fence.

Location: land east of , Sherwood Road, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/2686M

Proposal: Proposed replacement of existing front and rear windows

Location: 97, Great King Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6PW

Application No: 21/2709M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension.

Location: 2, Lutyens Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3RX

Application No: 21/2575M

Proposal: Refurbishment of the existing ICU on the First Floor at Macclesfield General District Hospital. New plant enclosure and incoming services roof dormer. Extended A&E entrance canopy and replacement windows.

Location: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK10 3BL

Application No: 21/2692M

Proposal: Proposed internal alterations including the demolition of 2no existing chimney breasts, and the addition of a dormer window and 2no rooflights to the rear of the dwelling and 2no rooflights to the front, and proposed demolition of existing rear bay window to be replaced with new conservatory.

Location: 47, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3JA

Application No: 21/2239M

Proposal: The proposed upgrade of an existing base station comprising of the removal of 6 no antenna and installation of 6 no antennas to be mounted on tripods, with internal works to existing cabinets and ancillary development thereto.

Location: Artillery House, Heapy Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7JB

Application No: 21/2682M

Proposal: Proposed Two-storey Side Extension to provide additional living accommodation + Internal Alterations.

Location: 17, Buckley Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UH

Application No: 21/2549M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and replace with double-storey extension

Location: 14, Sherwood Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7RR

Application No: 21/2538M

Proposal: 1st floor extension over existing extension to rear of house, creating a larger bedroom.

Location: 6, Lavenham Close, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, SK10 2TS

Application No: 21/2800M

Proposal: Rear single storey extension

Location: 157, Whirley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3JL

Application No: 21/2194M

Proposal: Alteration to shop frontage to replace existing window with fully opening doorset to create secondary entrance/exit

Location: 10, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

Application No: 21/2848M

Proposal: Demolition of existing rear conservatory and erection of new rear extension.

Location: 7, Betchworth Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2PA

Application No: 21/2834M

Proposal: Elevational alterations to include the refurbishments of the building entrances, replacement of all 1st and 2nd storey windows, removal of existing parapet and alterations to the rear courtyard elevations.

Location: 17-19, Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1EB

Application No: 21/2876M

Proposal: Single Storey rear and side extension

Location: 46, Bodmin Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JU

Application No: 21/0519M

Proposal: New access, dropped kerbs, re-build existing boundary wall, enlarge existing access to road.

Location: 56, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7ED

Application No: 21/2548M

Proposal: Proposed new house

Location: Rear of 2 & 4 Southdown Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2JU

Application No: 21/2823M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey front extension and single storey rear extension

Location: 124, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PU

Application No: 21/2981M

Proposal: Proposed Single & Two Storey Front, Side & Rear Extensions

Location: 46, Cambridge Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JW

Application No: 21/2898M

Proposal: Two storey side extension and alterations including extra parking on frontage and wider dropped kerb.

Location: 31, Lark Hall Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 1QU

Application No: 21/2897M

Proposal: Double and single storey rear extension and alterations

Location: 64, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TZ

Application No: 21/2916M

Proposal: Listed building consent for change of use of Grade II Listed Building: Internal alterations to form 2no. apartments at first, second & third floor levels

Location: 12, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

Application No: 21/2915M

Proposal: Change of use of Grade II Listed Building: Internal alterations to form 2no. apartments at first, second & third floor levels

Location: 12, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

Application No: 21/2978M

Proposal: Proposed Two Storey Side Extension & Alterations

Location: 41, Westbury Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8LJ

Application No: 21/2804M

Proposal: Sun lounge to rear elevation

Location: 15, Pexhill Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 3LP

Application No: 21/2905M

Proposal: Erection of 1No. detached dwelling including landscaping and car parking following demolition of existing garage and site clearance.

Location: 7, Eaton Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7SD

 

6. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

7. Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

8.  Planning Policy Consultation Working Group

Action: To ratify the minutes from 15th March 2021

9. Cheshire East Council Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

Action: To consider a response to the consultation

10. Correspondence

10.1   21/1154M 53-55 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield

Action: To note the correspondence

10.2   21/2043M 3 John Street, Macclesfield

Action: To note the correspondence

11. Member Items

None.

12. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 2nd July 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Minutes 11th June 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 11th June at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Wilson declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/2839M as she lives on Sherwood Road, is an EE customer and is married to Cllr Puddicombe who spoke in the public session on this application.

Cllr Wilson declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/2549M as she lives on Sherwood Road. Cllr Wilson clarified that the applicant is not known to her.


Meeting adjournment for public comments.

A statement from Mr Towns was read out:

Objection related to Planning Application 21/2839M

1. The close proximity of Telecom Stations to residential property and population is recognised globally as a “Risk to Public Health” and is supported by many scientific papers e.g.(Khurna et.al.2010.
The above proposal is 50 metres away from property and is being made ready for 5G addition in short time..5G has many unknown negative effects currently being assessed!
“You would not swim across a  possible crocodile loaded river because they might not be there?”
Why sleep beneath 5G because it might be OK?

2.The perceived benefit of locating the Telecom station as proposed is to improve signal strength on passing trains that  travel along a cutting for a few hundred metres.
Residents on the EE network close to the site receive adequate signal today.
Why disturb Nature in the form of wildlife and fauna and risk damage to human health for a short dip in signal on a train?

Summary

I fully understand benefits of new technology and believe communication is critical in society..
However,I believe more appropriate sites must be available and the possible risk to public health and effect on the surrounding area both population and nature suggests this application should be refused.

And as requested by Mr Towns a post from Khurana et al (2010) – Epidemiological Evidence for a Health Risk from Mobile Phone Base Stations

We looked at epidemiological studies of mobile phone base stations and found out that 8 out of 10 studies indicate increased prevalence of adverse neurobehavioral symptoms or cancer in populations living at distances < 500 meters from base stations.

“While the mechanism(s) by which base station EMFs might cause neurobehavioural symptoms remain(s) conjectural, it is notable that Science Magazine has recently acknowledged that there are several peer-reviewed papers from laboratories in at least seven countries showing that cell phone or similar LEMFs can, contrary to the expectations of such “non-ionizing” sources, damage or structurally modify DNA” [1].

Definitely, comprehensive epidemiological studies of longterm mobile phone base station exposure are urgently required to more definitively understand its health impact.

Cllr Puddicombe, who lives on Sherwood Road, spoke on application 21/2839M.

  • Expressed low confidence in the application as the address on the application pack is recorded inaccurately as Sherwood Drive.
  • Recognises the need for mobile phone infrastructure but this application is to improve the reception for users on trains coming in and out of Macclesfield station with the mast sited by the maximum number of residential properties.
  • All of the forty plus objections express concern on the possible adverse health effects for people living close to the masts. The mast could be sited a short distance down the line and be away from where people live.
  • In its current proposed location, the mast would ruin the outlook for a significant number of people currently enjoying uninterrupted views to Byrons Wood and the hills. They would also have to endure the constant low-level hum of the station.
  • There is an effect on trees and nature conservation. Vehicle access to the site would be over an ancient bridge.
  • Called-in the application to be decided by the Cheshire East Council Northern Planning Committee but it’s been refused and he’s in discussion with the Planning Officers on the grounds for this refusal.
  • Concluded by saying the application is unacceptable.

Mrs Towns spoke on application 21/2839M:

  • Concerned on the impact of the 20m mast trellis structure and concrete base on the houses. Their home overlooks grazing land and woodland that is supporting numerous wildlife.
  • In 2019, railtrack repaired and reinforced the bank of the River Bollin that runs through the wood with a chamber. The proposed construction site is next to the river chamber.
  • The residents in the area range from young children to adults, some with serious health conditions. There is a concern about emissions from the mast and ancillary equipment that is proposed.

Mr Tann spoke on application 21/2839M:

  • Recognises need for masts but there is an issue with the placement and positioning of this mast.
  • Objects to the application based on: visual effect on the local environment, effect on wildlife and health implications.
  • The mast is a 20m lattice structure situated in the corner of a field. The tallest trees in the woodland adjacent to the site are 16-17m high. The mast will be a dominant feature.
  • The installation includes an 8x6m compound with high fencing. The planting of trees around it won’t disguise the tower.
  • Unsightly and not in keeping with the area.
  • Current specification is 4G but in future may increase the coverage 5G, extending the installation and visual impact.
  • Emission of constant hum.
  • Close proximity to houses.
  • Increase of traffic on a narrow road with single point of access to the site.
  • The mast is in direct line of sight of several properties and will tower over roof lines.

The speakers were thanked and the meeting reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 21st May 2021

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

Cllr Roberts joined the meeting just prior to Item 3 and confirmed he had no declarations of interest.

4. Matters Arising From The Minutes

None.

5. Observations On Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/2839M

Proposal: Prior Approval for The installation of 1No. 20m high Swann type A column, with 3No. antennas, 2No. 0.6m dishes, 2No. ground-based equipment cabinets, and ancillary development thereto. Installed on a 8.0m x 6.0m compound within 2.1m high palisade fence.

Location: land east of , Sherwood Road, Macclesfield

RESOLVED:               That the committee objects to this application on the grounds that it does not meet conditions of the following Cheshire East Council planning policies:

  1. Local Plan Strategy Policy SC 3, Health and Well Being; Ensuring all development is designed to create safe environments.
  2. Local Plan Strategy Policy SD 2, Sustainable Development Principles; Contribute positively to an area’s character and identity.
  3. Local Plan Strategy Policy SE 3, Biodiversity and Geodiversity; Development proposals which are likely to have a significant adverse impact on a site are not permitted except where the reasons for or benefits of the proposed development outweigh the impact of the development.
  4. Local Plan Strategy Policy SE 1, Design; Ensuring design solutions achieve a sense of place by protecting and enhancing the quality, distinctiveness and character of settlements.
  5. Macclesfield Borough Plan, saved Policy DC 3, Amenity; development, including changes of use, should not significantly injure the amenities of adjoining or nearby residential property, including noise.
  6. Local Plan Strategy Policy SE 4, Landscape; Protect and / or conserve the historical and ecological qualities of an area.

The committee acknowledged that mobile connectivity is required but that are a number of issues with this application:

  • The application form and documentation states the location as Sherwood Drive, not Sherwood Road,
  • Macclesfield Town Council did not receive correspondence on the consultation despite being listed as a pre-application consultee,
  • Pre-application consultation was sent to the MP for Congleton not Macclesfield,
  • There was no pre-application consultation with CEC and few residents received a consultation letter,
  • The mast is primarily for rail users to cover just a short distance of 400m where signal strength is perceived to be low for train commuters,
  • Planting to screen the 20m tall mast won’t mature for years,
  • The application has currently been refused for ‘call in’ for Cheshire East Council planning board scrutiny because it is a prior-approval application,
  • The application references the land as identified for development in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (dated 2012) but the location is not identified for development in the more recently adopted Cheshire East Council Local Plan Strategy 2010 – 2030.

Application No: 21/2686M

Proposal: Proposed replacement of existing front and rear windows

Location: 97, Great King Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6PW

The committee raised no objections, welcoming the installation of timber windows, and noted the Conservation Officer had approved the application subject to materials used.

Application No: 21/2709M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension.

Location: 2, Lutyens Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3RX

No objections.

Application No: 21/2575M

Proposal: Refurbishment of the existing ICU on the First Floor at Macclesfield General District Hospital. New plant enclosure and incoming services roof dormer. Extended A&E entrance canopy and replacement windows.

Location: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BL

The committee support this application.

The committee also thanked the NHS workers.

Application No: 21/2692M

Proposal: Proposed internal alterations including the demolition of 2no existing chimney breasts, and the addition of a dormer window and 2no rooflights to the rear of the dwelling and 2no rooflights to the front, and proposed demolition of existing rear bay window to be replaced with new conservatory.

Location: 47, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3JA

The committee raised no objections and noted the Conservation Officer had approved the application subject to materials used.

Application No: 21/2239M

Proposal: The proposed upgrade of an existing base station comprising of the removal of 6 no antenna and installation of 6 no antennas to be mounted on tripods, with internal works to existing cabinets and ancillary development thereto.

Location: Artillery House, Heapy Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7JB

No objections.

Application No: 21/2682M

Proposal: Proposed Two-storey Side Extension to provide additional living accommodation + Internal Alterations.

Location: 17, Buckley Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UH

No objections.

Application No: 21/2549M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and replace with double-storey extension

Location: 14, Sherwood Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7RR

No objections.

Application No: 21/2538M

Proposal: 1st floor extension over existing extension to rear of house, creating a larger bedroom.

Location: 6, Lavenham Close, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, SK10 2TS

No objections.

Application No: 21/2800M

Proposal: Rear single storey extension

Location: 157, Whirley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3JL

No objections.

Application No: 21/2194M

Proposal: Alteration to shop frontage to replace existing window with fully opening doorset to create secondary entrance/exit

Location: 10, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

The committee noted the property is located in the Town Centre Conservation Area and that the replacement windows will be timber framed.

The committee support this application subject to the Conservation Officer’s approval.

Application No: 21/2848M

Proposal: Demolition of existing rear conservatory and erection of new rear extension.

Location: 7, Betchworth Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2PA

No objections.

Application No: 21/2834M

Proposal: Elevational alterations to include the refurbishments of the building entrances, replacement of all 1st and 2nd storey windows, removal of existing parapet and alterations to the rear courtyard elevations.

Location: 17-19, Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1EB

The committee raised no objections and noted the Conservation Officer had approved the application subject to materials used.

Application No: 21/2876M

Proposal: Single Storey rear and side extension

Location: 46, Bodmin Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JU

No objections.

Application No: 21/0519M

Proposal: New access, dropped kerbs, re-build existing boundary wall, enlarge existing access to road.

Location: 56, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7ED

The committee noted this application contained revised plans and at the Planning Committee meeting on 26/02/21 it had previously sought that the Planning Officer adequately addresses the neighbour’s concerns on lack of privacy and noise when making the planning decision.

The committee also noted that the Conservation Officer does not support this application due to the impact on the heritage value of the building.

RESOLVED:      That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of overlooking.

Application No: 21/2548M

Proposal: Proposed new house

Location: Rear of 2 & 4 Southdown Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2JU

The committee was unable to fully consider this application as not all the documents were accessible. The Cheshire East Council Planning department was contacted prior to the meeting but the issue has yet to be resolved.

The committee noted there is no clear owner of the land and sought this is addressed by the Planning Officer when considering the application.

Application No: 21/2823M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey front extension and single storey rear extension

Location: 124, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PU

No objections.

Application No: 21/2981M

Proposal: Proposed Single & Two Storey Front, Side & Rear Extensions

Location: 46, Cambridge Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8JW

No objections.

Application No: 21/2898M

Proposal: Two storey side extension and alterations including extra parking on frontage and wider dropped kerb.

Location: 31, Lark Hall Crescent, Macclesfield, SK10 1QU

No objections.

Application No: 21/2897M

Proposal: Double and single storey rear extension and alterations

Location: 64, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8TZ

No objections.

Application No: 21/2916M

Proposal: Listed building consent for change of use of Grade II Listed Building: Internal alterations to form 2no. apartments at first, second & third floor levels

Location: 12, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

The committee support this application for in-town living and its contribution to town centre regeneration.

Application No: 21/2915M

Proposal: Change of use of Grade II Listed Building: Internal alterations to form 2no. apartments at first, second & third floor levels

Location: 12, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6BA

The committee support this application for in-town living and its contribution to town centre regeneration.

The committee noted the Conservation officer had approved this application subject to conditions.

Application No: 21/2978M

Proposal: Proposed Two Storey Side Extension & Alterations

Location: 41, Westbury Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8LJ

No objections.

Application No: 21/2804M

Proposal: Sun lounge to rear elevation

Location: 15, Pexhill Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 3LP

No objections.

Application No: 21/2905M

Proposal: Erection of 1No. detached dwelling including landscaping and car parking following demolition of existing garage and site clearance.

Location: 7, Eaton Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7SD

No objections.

6. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted and that the Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal Management Plan is with Cheshire East Council for review.

7. Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.

A date will be scheduled for the following Members and Officers to evaluate the submitted quotes:

Cllr Mike Hutchison,

Cllr Fiona Wilson,

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE,

Town Clerk,

Admin & Governance Manager.

8. Planning Policy Consultation Working Group

RESOLVED:      That the minutes from the meeting of the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group held on 15/03/21 are ratified.

9. Cheshire East Council Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

RESOLVED:     That the following is returned to the consultation:

Macclesfield Town Council welcomes the Biodiversity Net Gain SPD. The recent release of draft SPDs not only clarify policy but provide a detailed source of information on the area covered.

It is hoped that the BNG SPD will assist developers to achieve biodiversity net gain but a concern was raised on how Cheshire East Council will enforce it once the development is approved. How will the LPA ensure the delivery of the biodiversity net gain is as agreed and in proportion to the development?

Paragraph 9.12 and paragraph 9.13 indicate that the developer may be devolved of responsibility if they choose to fund a provider or the LPA.

9.22 would ease this process for developers whereas the onus should be placed on the developer to meet their responsibility.

The BNG SPD would benefit from including more detail on how to calculate biodiversity net gain, in the same way that advice is given on s106 Planning Agreements.

10. Correspondence

10.1   21/1154M 53-55 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield

The committee noted that the applicant had revised the dimensions of rooms in response to the Planning Committee’s comments on room sizes.

10.2   21/2043M 3 John Street, Macclesfield

The correspondence was noted.

11. Member Items

None.

12. Date/Time And Place Of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 2nd July 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Meeting closed at 11:29am

Chair:  Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

Monday 07 June – 2021

Finance Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Agenda 7th June 2021

To be held at the Town Hall.

Agenda for the meeting on 7th June 2021 at 7.00pm

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest

Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:  If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by Midday on Thursday 3rd June 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to  clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by Midday on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

 


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 26th April 2021

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

5. Grant Applications

ACTION: To consider grant applications for the following applications:

5.1 Macc in October request £800

5.2 Satellites request £2000

5.3 Core request £2000

5.4 Circus Starr request £1000

Total Requested: £5800.

6. Grant Updates

ACTION: To note the received grant updates

6.1 Art Space

6.2 Child Safety Media

6.3 Princes Trust

7. Ward Budget

ACTION: To consider the application of Broken Cross and Upton application.

8. Hand Sanitisers

ACTION: To consider the purchase of more hand sanitising stations for the town.

9. Spend to date

9.1 To approve the spend to date (end of April 2021) of £98,039 for recommendation to Full Council on 14th June 2021.

9.2 To note the following reports:

  • Receipts and Payments
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Income and Expenditure

10. Member Items

11. Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm 6th September 2021 format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Minutes 7th June 2021

Minutes for the meeting on 7th June 2021at 7.00pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Neil Puttick
  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake

 1. Apologies for Absence

None

2.  Declarations of Interest

  • Cllr Puttick declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 6.1, as he is involved with Artspace and item 5.2 as a previous Satellite as a child.
  • Cllr Wilson declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 8, as a Director of Park Run.
  • Cllr Wilcock declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 7, as the Town Councillor for Broken Cross and Upton Priory Ward.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

The meeting was adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

There were no public questions.

The meeting was then reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 26th April 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

No matters arising

5. Grant Applications

5.1 Macc in October

RESOLVED: The application for £880 was approved on the following conditions:

  • The event goes ahead in October 2021.
  • The Town Clerk to investigate if the requested toilets are environmentally friendly.
  • The Chair and Vice Chair can consider and approve if the cost increases to gain environmentally friendly toilets.

5.2 Satellites

RESOLVED: The application for £2000 was approved.
It was also suggested that the Satellites should be informed that they could consider approaching Prestbury Parish council and Bollington Town Council for funding, as their activities are located in these areas.

5.3 CORE

RESOLVED: The application for £2000 was approved.
Further information is requested – although the grant is not dependent on this information:

  • To understand how the foodbanks ‘buy food’ from each other, to aid The Town Council’s understanding.
  • To investigate if there are continued collections for foodbanks on Broken Cross and Upton Priory ward and confirm if these collections are going to Core.
  • CORE identify and promote the types of foods they need to be donated.

5.4 Circus Starr

RESOLVED: The application for £1000 is approved on the following condition:

  • The event goes ahead as planned on 3rd August 2021.

Total grants approved with conditions £5800.

6. Grant Updates

To note the received grant updates.

6.1 Art Space.

The report was noted, and it was commented that the update shows that the project is behind schedule due to Covid, and that there are some changes to the original application. The Town Clerk and Vice Chair, Cllr Wilson, will request a visit with Artspace to review.

6.2 Child Safety Media.

The report was noted.

6.3 Princes Trust.

The report was noted.

7. Ward Budget

RESOLVED: The application from Broken Cross and Upton ward was approved for £157.64.

8. Hand Sanitisers

RESOLVED: The purchase of more hand sanitising stations for the town was approved for £1500 and to investigate if Junior Park Run and Park Run can have stands that can go into the ground.

9. Spend to Date

9.1 The spend to date (end of APR 21) of £98,039 is approved for recommendation to Full Council on 14th June 2021.

9.2 The following reports were noted:

  • Receipts and Payments.
  • Bank Reconciliation.
  • Income and Expenditure.

10. Member Items

None.

11. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm 6th September 2021 format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Chair: Cllr Neil Puttick.

Clerk: Laura Smith.

Meeting closed: 8:18pm

Friday 21 May – 2021

Planning Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Agenda 21st May 2021

Agenda for the meeting to be held on 21st May at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest

The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 19/05/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 19/05/21.

3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 30th April 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/2203M

Proposal: Development of vacant land off Canal Street Macclesfield involving demolition of two disused buildings and erection of 9no. 3 bed townhouses and 4no. 2 bed apartments (re-submission of application 18/5581M).

Location: Vacant land off, Canal Street, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/2270M

Proposal: Variation of condition 2 on approval 18/4540M – Erection of Retirement Living Housing (Category ll type accommodation) and erection of Extra Care Retirement Accommodation for Older People (Use Class C2), with associated communal facilities, landscaping and car parking.

Location: Site formerly occupied by The Kings School, Westminster Road, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/1615M

Proposal: Replacement of 6no. windows

Location: 26A, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EW

Application No: 21/2273M

Proposal: Proposed two storey & single storey rear extension, new porch and dormer

Location: 12, Marlborough Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JX

Application No: 21/2257M

Proposal: Single storey side and rear extension and front bay window

Location: 5, Roxburgh Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3QE

Application No: 21/2281M

Proposal: Existing semi detached dwelling house proposing single storey rear extension

Location: 48, Brocklehurst Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 2RX

Application No: 21/2212M

Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory and construction of single storey extension to the rear and side elevations

Location: 10, Falmouth Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3NS

Application No: 21/2043M

Proposal: Removal of complete chimney, new external windows and doors and removal of internal wall.

Location: 3, John Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BN

Application No: 21/2110M

Proposal: Certificate of proposed lawful use for proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 19, Fearndown Way, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2UF

Application No: 21/2402M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension

Location: 54, Brookfield Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7DQ

Application No: 21/2476M

Proposal: Proposed extension to side above exiting double garage for new first floor bedroom suite accommodation; single storey extension to side to improve kitchen / utility areas; conversion of double garage area providing ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom provision.

Location: 41, Amersham Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2LF

Application No: 21/2511M

Proposal: Proposed raised ridge dormer loft conversion with front porch and removal of the existing garage.

Location: 34, Chiltern Avenue, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LP

Application No: 21/2501M

Proposal: Replacement of existing dormer flat roof with new dormer pitched roof

Location: 85, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, SK11 8LW

Application No: 21/2489M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension

Location: 28, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, SK11 8L

Application No: 21/2586M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 23, Carnoustie Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2TB

Application No: 21/2493M

Proposal: Rear extension

Location: 39, Barracks Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 1QJ

Application No: 21/2559M

Proposal:       Proposed single storey rear extension to form a larger kitchen, dining and snug with separate lounge and snug.

Location:       5, Downes Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3DW

Application No: 21/2512M

Proposal: Proposed Single Storey Front & Rear Extensions & Alterations

Location: 32, St Austell Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3NN

Application No: 21/2630M

Proposal: single storey rear extension to replace existing conservatory

Location: 2, Padstow Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3NG

6. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

7. Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

8.  Planning Policy Consultation Working Group

Action: To ratify the minutes from 15th March 2021

9.  Cheshire East Council Houses in Multiple Occupation SPD Consultation

Action: To ratify the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group response

10.  Cheshire East Council Housing SPD Consultation

Action: To ratify the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group response

11.  Correspondence

11.1   CEC Strategic Planning Update

Action: To note the update

12. Member Items

None.

13. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 11th June 2021 10:30am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Supplementary Agenda 21st May 2021

Supplementary Agenda for the meeting to be held on 21st May 2021 at 10am

1.          Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/2671M

Proposal: Alterations to attached garage to create annex accommodation.

Location: 3, Birches Croft Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3Q

Application No: 21/2519M

Proposal: First floor side extension

Location: 71, Birtles Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JG

Application No: 21/0959M

Proposal: Replace windows to the full extent of Westbrook Lodge building in Council Compound section of West Park.

Location: Westbrook Lodge, West Park, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield,

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Minutes 21st May 2021

Minutes of the meeting held on 21st May 2021 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts
  • Cllr Sandy Livingstone

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE

Cllr Mike Hutchison

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/2110M as he lives on Fearndown Way.


Meeting adjournment for public comments.

There were no members of the public attending the meeting.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 30th April 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

It was noted that the letter to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on the transparency of key planning documents has been written.

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/2203M

Proposal: Development of vacant land off Canal Street Macclesfield involving demolition of two disused buildings and erection of 9no. 3 bed townhouses and 4no. 2 bed apartments (re-submission of application 18/5581M).

Location: Vacant land off, Canal Street, Macclesfield

The committee welcomed the development and number of parking spaces and commented that the design is an improvement on the previously submitted proposal.

The committee sought the following additions to the plans:

  1. More soft landscaping,
  2. Installation of EV charging points,
  3. Installation of sprinklers.

Application No: 21/2270M

Proposal: Variation of condition 2 on approval 18/4540M – Erection of Retirement Living Housing (Category ll type accommodation) and erection of Extra Care Retirement Accommodation for Older People (Use Class C2), with associated communal facilities, landscaping and car parking.

Location: Site formerly occupied by The Kings School, Westminster Road, Macclesfield

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. The additional apartments are of an insufficient size,
  2.  Insufficient car parking spaces,
  3. Absence of a transport management plan,
  4. Insufficient EV charging points (with a request to increase from 3 to 6),
  5. Absence of a sprinkler system.

Application No: 21/1615M

Proposal: Replacement of 6no. windows

Location: 26A, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EW

RESOLVED: That the committee objects to this application on the grounds that the building is in the Town Centre Conservation Area and the replacement windows are made from uPVC.

The committee noted that the Conservation Officer’s report had yet to be submitted and that its objection was subject to the Conservation Officer’s response.

Application No: 21/2273M

Proposal: Proposed two storey & single storey rear extension, new porch and dormer

Location: 12, Marlborough Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JX

No objections.

Application No: 21/2257M

Proposal: Single storey side and rear extension and front bay window

Location: 5, Roxburgh Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Sk10 3QE

No objections.

Application No: 21/2281M

Proposal: Existing semi detached dwelling house proposing single storey rear extension

Location: 48, Brocklehurst Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 2RX

No objections.

Application No: 21/2212M

Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory and construction of single storey extension to the rear and side elevations

Location: 10, Falmouth Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3NS

No objections.

Application No: 21/2043M

Proposal: Removal of complete chimney, new external windows and doors and removal of internal wall.

Location: 3, John Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BN

RESOLVED:  That the committee objects to this application on the grounds that, due to the building’s location in the High Street Conservation Area, the chimney should be retained, and the window replacements should not be made of uPVC.

Application No: 21/2110M

Proposal: Certificate of proposed lawful use for proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 19, Fearndown Way, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2UF

The committee queried why the application for proposed lawful use has been submitted and if the work has already commenced.

Application No: 21/2402M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension

Location: 54, Brookfield Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7DQ

No objections.

Application No: 21/2476M

Proposal: Proposed extension to side above exiting double garage for new first floor bedroom suite accommodation; single storey extension to side to improve kitchen / utility areas; conversion of double garage area providing ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom provision.

Location: 41, Amersham Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2LF

No objections.

Application No: 21/2511M

Proposal: Proposed raised ridge dormer loft conversion with front porch and removal of the existing garage.

Location: 34, Chiltern Avenue, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LP

The committee raised no objections but noted the low surface water risk.

Application No: 21/2501M

Proposal: Replacement of existing dormer flat roof with new dormer pitched roof

Location: 85, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, SK11 8LW

No objections.

Application No: 21/2489M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension

Location: 28, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, SK11 8L

No objections.

Application No: 21/2586M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 23, Carnoustie Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2TB

The committee raised no objections but noted the low surface water risk.

Application No: 21/2493M

Proposal: Rear extension

Location: 39, Barracks Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 1QJ

No objections.

Application No: 21/2559M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension to form a larger kitchen, dining and snug with separate lounge and snug.

Location: 5, Downes Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3DW

The committee raised no objections and noted that the Conservation Officer had, subject to conditions, approved the application.

Application No: 21/2512M

Proposal: Proposed Single Storey Front & Rear Extensions & Alterations

Location: 32, St Austell Avenue, Macclesfield, SK10 3NN

The committee raised no objections but noted the requirement for a crane licence.

Application No: 21/2630M

Proposal: single storey rear extension to replace existing conservatory

Location: 2, Padstow Close, Macclesfield, SK10 3NG

No objections.

Application No: 21/2671M

Proposal: Alterations to attached garage to create annex accommodation.

Location: 3, Birches Croft Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3Q

No objections.

Application No: 21/2519M

Proposal: First floor side extension

Location: 71, Birtles Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3JG

No objections.

Application No: 21/0959M

Proposal: Replace windows to the full extent of Westbrook Lodge building in Council Compound section of West Park.

Location: Westbrook Lodge, West Park, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield,

The committee welcomed the planned improvements to this building.

6. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted and that there had been a wide consultation exercise including school children, local interest groups and the public. The final draft of the Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal has been completed.

7. Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.

8. Planning Policy Consultation Working Group

Due to not all members of the Policy Consultation Working Group being present, the minutes of the WG dated 15/03/21 shall be ratified at an alternative meeting.

9. Cheshire East Council Houses in Multiple Occupation SPD Consultation

RESOLVED:       That the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group response to the HMO SPD consultation is ratified and the response is to be submitted.

10. Cheshire East Council Housing SPD Consultation

RESOLVED:       That the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group response to the Housing SPD consultation is ratified and the response is to be submitted.

11. Correspondence

11.1   CEC Strategic Planning Update

The update was noted.

12. Member Items

None.

13. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on 11th June 2021 10am, in Macclesfield Town Hall (to be confirmed).

Meeting closed at 10.52am

Chair:   Cllr David Edwardes

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

Monday 17 May – 2021

AGM & Mayor Making

Macclesfield Town Council

Annual General Meeting and Mayor Making Agenda 17th May 2021

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting and Mayor Making to be held on Monday 17th May 2021 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:  If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by Midday on Thursday 13th May 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to  clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by Midday on Thursday 13th May 2021.

Please note this is a face to face meeting and numbers in the room are very limited due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. If you wish to attend, please register with the clerk by emailing clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk.


3. The Retiring Mayor of Macclesfield’s Remarks

4. Election of the Mayor of Macclesfield for 2021/22

5. Election of the Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield for 2021/22


The retiring mayor will adjourn the meeting whilst the newly elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor receive their insignia of office.

The Town Clerk will call upon the Mayor of Macclesfield to read and sign their declaration accepting the office of Mayor of Macclesfield.

The Town Clerk will call upon the Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield to read and sign their declaration accepting the office of Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield.

The meeting will then be re-convened.


6. Tribute by the Incoming Mayor of Macclesfield to the Retiring Mayor of Macclesfield and Mayoress

7. Appointment (if known) of the Mayor’s Honorary Chaplain, Mayor’s Cadet, introduction to the Mayor’s charity/ies to be supported and plans for the year

8. Deputy Mayor introduces Deputy Mayor’s Consort

9. Minutes of the Meeting of Full Council 29th March 2021

ACTION:  To consider the draft minutes and approve them as a true record of the meeting.

10. Committee Appointments

ACTION: To approve the committee appointments.

11. Calendar of Meetings

ACTION:        To approve the calendar of meetings.

12. Audit for Financial Year 2020/21

ACTION: To approve the audit submission for 2020/21 recommended to Council by the Finance Committee.

13. Internal Auditor

ACTION:        To approve JDH Business Services as internal auditor 2021/22.

14. External Support Services

ACTION:

  1. To approve Wirehouse Employer Services for HR and H&S support.
  2. To approve Shires Pay Services Ltd for Payroll Services.
  3. To approve Blain Boland & Co Solicitors for legal support.
  4. To approve John Greenhall & Co for finance and accountancy support.

15. Cheshire Association of Local Councils (Chalc)

ACTION:        To consider the renewal of membership of ChALC.

16. Insurance

ACTION: To consider Insurance Providers for the Town Council.

17. Other Memberships

ACTION: To consider renewal of the following memberships

  1. National Allotment Society.
  2. Chinese Society.

18. Annual Report

ACTION: To note and receive the 2020/21 Annual Report of the Town Council.

19. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of Macclesfield Town Council is 7pm, 14th June 2021 at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Macclesfield Town Council

Annual General Meeting 17th May 2021

Minutes of the meeting of Macclesfield Town Council Annual General Meeting held on 17th May 2021 at 7pm

In attendance:

Cllr Chris Wilcock
Cllr Mick Warren
Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
Cllr Fiona Wilson
Cllr Neil Puttick
Cllr David Edwardes
Cllr Fin Shenton
Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
Cllr Sandy Livingstone

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Lloyd Roberts
Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
Cllr Mike Hutchison

The meeting was opened by the Retiring Mayor, Sarah Bennett-Wake for the purposes of electing a Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2021/22.

2. Declarations of Interest

None


The meeting was adjourned allowing for public comments and questions.

There were no public comments.

The meeting was then reconvened.


3. The Retiring Mayor of Macclesfield’s Remarks

Cllr Sarah Bennett- Wake, started by saying when she began her role as the Mayor of Macclesfield on 29th June 2020, little did we know how long we would be locked down, the extent of the virus, and the grave economic and personal impact it would have. She said it is easy to focus on the sorrow and despair caused by the pandemic, every family has been impacted by the loss of loved ones, special occasions uncelebrated or postponed, incomes, jobs, businesses, and homes lost too.

Cllr Bennet-Wake said however out of this heart-breaking period there was and is hope; our key workers, NHS staff, carers, schools, shopworkers, emergency services, councils kept going with an army of support from volunteers and the third sector. They pulled out all the stops to protect and support the most vulnerable people in the community and she extended a heartfelt thanks.

Cllr Bennett- Wakes told of her Mayoral theme for the year, which was was ‘kindness’, to yourself, others, the community and the environment. This has been reflected in the fundraising activities for her chosen charities, Cre8 and Macclesfield Seals Disability Swimming Club. She stated fundraising was hard this year, however they produced masks, a Book of Kindness written by local Children and produced by Cre8 and also held a charity auction thanks to Adam Partridge Auctioneers, which raised £1000 in one night. Altogether thanks to your generosity we raised £5,512 for the Mayors Charities.

Cllr Bennet-Wake thanked Cllr David Edwards, the Deputy Mayor for his enthusiasm and support throughout the year covering events, she also thanked her Chaplain Fr Peter from St Albans for his comforting prayers.

Cllr Bennett-Wake extended thanks to the Town Hall team and then went on to thank her wife Stella, the Mayoress, official chauffeur, bag, umbrella carrier and photographer and for caring for her in this difficult year as she could not have done this without her. Cllr Bennett- Wake finished by thanking her family and her parents for bringing her up to care, love and look out for others. She hopes she made them proud.

4. Election of the Mayor of Macclesfield for 2021/22

RESOLVED: Nominated by Cllr Wilson: Cllr David Edwardes.

Cllr Wilson was delighted to nominate Cllr David Edwardes as Mayor of Macclesfield who is an active community campaigner focussing on improvements to the public realm and outdoor spaces including bike racks, planters and a defibrillator at Tytherington shops and improvements to the Tytherington playing fields.

She spoke of the hard work of Cllr Edwardes, to improve the safety in Tytherington by setting up a community speed watch team and how he is a committed fundraiser and has supported local organisations and charities in our community, distributing Easter eggs to schools and care homes and, at Christmas, in his role as Santa, bringing some Christmas cheer to the children and residents of our town.

In the time Cllr Wilson has known Cllr Edwardes, Cllr Wilson has learnt that he is a helpful and enthusiastic person who always does his best for his community and our town. Cllr Wilson stated she was certain that Cllr Edwardes will continue to encourage and welcome changes and improvements to our town. As we emerge from the pandemic, he will use his experience and commitment to work for a brighter future for us all.

Seconded by Cllr Wilcock.

Cllr David Edwardes was then unanimously voted as the Mayor of Macclesfield for the Civic Year of 2021/22.

5. Election of the Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield 2021/22

RESOLVED: Nominated by Cllr Bennett-Wake Cllr Fiona Wilson.

Cllr Bennett-Wake was very pleased to nominate Cllr Wilson, stating it was Fiona who encouraged her to stand as a town councillor. She said Cllr Wilson has passion for all things political, a keen sense of fairness, an amazing attention to detail, and a caring nature which will make her an excellent candidate for Deputy Mayor.

Cllr Wilson’s interest in politics started at Macclesfield County High School for Girls. She quickly became an active union rep in her first job at a high street bank, then moving on To USDAW where she was ultimately appointed Head of Research and Economic. Cllr Wilson now works part time for two local charitable trusts.

She said that Cllr Wilson was elected to represent South Ward in May 2019 and sits on all the Council Committees. She is also the Town Centre and Regeneration Champion and an active member of the Macclesfield Town Centre Recovery Working Group and Chair the sub-group on outdoor hospitality.

With 40 years of experience and enthusiasm, working and campaigning for the benefit of others Cllr Bennet Wake expressed she has no doubt that Cllr Wilson will make a fantastic Deputy Mayor.

Seconded by Cllr Warren.

Cllr Fiona Wilson was unanimously voted as the Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield for the Civic Year of 2021/22.


The Retiring mayor adjourned the meeting whilst the newly elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor received their insignia of office.

The Mayor of Macclesfield read and signed their declaration accepting the office of Mayor of Macclesfield.

The Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield read and signed their declaration accepting the office of Deputy Mayor of Macclesfield.

The meeting was re-convened by the Mayor.


6. Tribute by the Incoming Mayor of Macclesfield to the Retiring Mayor of Macclesfield and Mayoress

Cllr Edwardes paid a warm tribute to the retiring Mayor, Cllr Bennett-Wake, stating what a fantastic Ambassador to our town she has been.  Whilst working full-time in education she has steered Macclesfield through the awful pandemic. Her theme of Kindness has never been truer or more needed than in the last year. Cllr Edwardes stated she is genuinely a kind person herself and worked cooking and delivering meals with the Green in the corner café to help those in need during the lockdowns helping to feed and spread kindness to local residents.

He stated Sarah really was the perfect person to be Mayor, during the last year. Not only volunteering herself, but still ably engaging with communities and groups, sharing motivational videos and holding virtual events.

Cllr Edwardes also thanked Cllr Bennett-Wake’s wife, Stella who has fantastically supported the Mayor in her role as Mayoress throughout her time as Mayor.

7. Appointment (If Known) of the Mayor’s Honourary Chaplain, Mayor’s Cadet, Introduction to the Mayor’s Charity/ies to be Supported and Plans for the Year

Cllr Edwardes stated that he has always loved Macclesfield and his theme for the year is ‘My Town, Your Town, Our Town’. As Mayor this year he is incredibly proud to work with the present Council who are doing an amazing job. He thanked his fellow Councillors for their friendship, guidance, and support.

The chosen Pastor for the coming year will be Steve Parsons from Tytherington Family Worship Church.

The Mayors chosen Charities are firstly, the Windyway Trust. Started in 2005 with its sanctuary up Buxton Old Road it has rehomed hundreds of animals over the years.

The second charity will be Macclesfield Round Table which over recent years has provided radio equipment for Cheshire Search and Rescue, 5 defibrillators in and around Macc, toys for the family centre, funds for the Upton Priory Scout group and Macclesfield boxing club plus many, many, more.

Cllr Edwardes also thanked his wife, Natalia, who is always there to support him and is very excited to support Cllr Edwardes in her new role as Mayoress. He also thanked the Town Hall staff and the Town Rangers for doing a wonderful job.

8. Deputy Mayor introduces Deputy Mayor’s Consort

Cllr Wilson introduced her Consort, her husband Mr Brian Puddicombe. She shared that they met at the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool in 1990, were married in May 1992 and are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary at the end of the month. They met because they were both active members of the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union and quickly established they had a shared interest in politics.

Cllr Wilson thanked Brian for his support over the years, stating he is a thoughtful, caring and very laid-back person who she knows will be an excellent Consort and how she looks forward to her term of office as Deputy Mayor with Brian by her side.

9. Minutes of the Meeting of Full Council 29th March 2021

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

10. Committee Appointments

RESOLVED: That that the circulated list of committee appointments is approved with the amendment to add Cllr Sandy Livingstone to the Planning and Services Committee.

11. Calendar of Meetings

RESOLVED: That that the calendar of meetings is approved, subject to ongoing review and change.

12. Audit for Financial Year 2020/21

RESOLVED: That the audit submission for 2020/21, recommended to Council by the Finance Committee, is approved

13. Internal Auditor

RESOLVED: That JDH Business Services is appointed as internal auditor for financial year 2021/22.

14. External Support Services

RESOLVED:
14.1. That Wirehouse Employer Services is approved for HR and H&S support
14.2. That Shires Pay Services Ltd is approved for Payroll Services.
14.3 That Blain Boland & Co Solicitors is approved for Legal support.
14.4 That John Greenhall & Co is approved for Finance and Accountancy  support.

15. Cheshire Association of Local Councils (CHALC)

RESOLVED: That membership of ChALC is renewed.

16. Insurance

RESOLVED: It was approved that Zurich would provide insurance for the next 3 years.

17. Other Memberships

RESOLVED: To following memberships were approved:

17.1. National Allotment Society.
17.2. Chinese Society.

18. Annual Report

The annual report was noted.

19. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of Macclesfield Town Council is 7pm, 14th June 2021, at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Meeting closed at 7.30pm
Chair (from Item 6) Cllr David Edwardes
Clerk Laura Smith

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.

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

Friday 30 April – 2021

Planning Committee

Planning Committee Agenda 30th April 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Agenda for the meeting on 30th April 2021 at 10am


1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 28/04/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 28/04/21.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 9th April 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 20/4065M

Proposal: Erection of apartment block containing 12no. 2 bedroom and 24no.1 bedroom apartments with associated external works, car parking and landscaping

Location: Land at Moss Lane, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/1966M

Proposal: Amendment to S106 Agreement  relating to the affordable housing mortgagee clause  on 13/2661M – Erection of 173 Dwellings

Location: Kingsfield Park Tytherington

Application No: 21/1681M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey rear extension

Location: 65, James Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BW

Application No: 21/1500M

Proposal: Change of use, accommodation on the upper floors, with cafe bar, kitchen and ancillary accommodation on ground floor.

Location: 88-90, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU

Application No: 21/1635M

Proposal: Full planning application for the erection of a building for club and community use, external cladding to the Main Stand and existing buildings, alteration and extensions to the existing café building to form a reception and the laying out and lighting of the car park

Location: Leasing.Com Stadium, London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP

Application No: 21/1641M

Proposal: Proposed porch extension & new first floor bedroom window to front elevation and single storey rear extension

Location: 32, Badger Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EP

Application No: 21/1874M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear detached annex to form bedroom and ensuite

Location: 26, Lyme Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7RS

Application No: 21/1935M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey front extension & first floor side extension including partial garage conversion

Location: 10, Hexham Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2WH

Application No: 21/1982M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension

Location: 26. Prestwick Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2TH

Application No: 21/1611M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage/workshop/office and construction of 5 no. dwellings.

Location: B K Forktrucks Limited, Saville Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7LQ

Application No: 21/1991M

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory & Proposed Single Storey Side Extension & Alterations including partial Garage Conversion & New Covered Entrance Area

Location: 9, Amersham Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2LF

Application No: 21/1946M

Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory & proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 187, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QA

Application No: 21/2037M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of outbuilding & proposed single storey & first floor rear extensions with front elevation alterations to form new roof canopy over main entrance & garage door

Location: 36, Arlington Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8QL

Application No: 21/2070M

Proposal: Demolition of upvc ‘garden room’ and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form ‘boot room’.

Location: 59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

Application No: 21/2071M

Proposal: Listed building consent for demolition of upvc garden room and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form boot room

Location: 59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

Application No: 21/2042M

Proposal: Single storey side and rear extensions

Location: 1, Flying Fields Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7GE

Application No: 21/2126M

Proposal: Prior approval for a change of use of the first and second floors of the building to bedsits, whilst retaining the ground floor and basement as retail. Existing windows to habitable rooms provide more than adequate natural light.

Location: 3 & 5, Queen Victoria Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LP

Application No: 21/1951M

Proposal: Change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location: King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield, SK10 1EE

Application No: 21/1952M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location: King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield,   SK10 1EE

Application No: 21/1558M

Proposal: Provision of a new shipping container together with over-cladding of adjacent existing container to match.

Location: Land Off Fountain Street, Macclesfield

Application No: 21/2142M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey rear extension

Location: 40, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

Application No: 21/1944M

Proposal: Change of use from a place of worship to a resindential dwelling house.

Location: Former Old Christian Science Church,  2-4, Slater Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8AG

Application No: 21/2013M

Proposal: Single storey extension to an existing Primary School for a Resource Provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs. Demolition of 2no. temporary classroom units and making good

Location: Ivy Bank Primary School, Valley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8PB

Application No: 21/2159M

Proposal: Erection of two storey side extension

Location: 46, Amberley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8LX

Application No: 21/2129M

Proposal: Alterations and extensions to existing restaurant (A3)

Location: 36-38, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6J

6. Appeal – 20/4198M 36 Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield

Action: To consider commenting on the appeal.

7. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

8. Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

9. Temporary Pavement Café License

To note the report.

10. Correspondence

None.

11. Member Items

None.

12. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 21st May.

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

Planning Committee Supplementary Agenda 30th April 2021

Supplementary Agenda for the meeting to be held on 30th April 2021 at 10am


1. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/2225M

Proposal: Proposed first floor extension above former garage.

Location: 58, Knowsley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8AP

Application No: 21/2243M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of existing covered terrace area and proposed single storey rear extension with new terrace area

Location: 17, Clifford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QE

Planning Committee Minutes 30th April 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.


Minutes of the meeting held on 30th April 2021 at 10am

In attendance:

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

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Lloyd Roberts

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Wilson declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/2013M as her husband, Cllr Puddicombe, is an Ivy Bank school governor.


Meeting adjournment for public comments.

Cllr Laura Jeuda spoke of her objection to planning application 20/4065M, Land at Moss Lane:

  • There is little difference in the plans other than some balconies and a new roof line.
  • The size of the building (three storeys) hasn’t been addressed.
  • It’s overdevelopment.
  • There are 40 car parking spaces for 36 dwellings – it’s unrealistic to assume one space per apartment.
  • There’s no detail on affordable homes or who will manage the lettings.
  • Increase in traffic on an already congested road.
  • Loss of open space.
  • Loss of natural habitat.

Cllr Jeuda concluded by recognising that accommodation is needed but this is the wrong location.

Mr Jonathan Elsegood spoke of his objection to planning application 20/4065M, Land at Moss Lane:

  • The site is close to the South Macclesfield Development Area (SDMA), granted planning permission in 2019. The site of the current application is next to an area identified for green infrastructure/landscaping that provides a public footpath and cycle-path to the identified LEAP. Building next to this green space goes against good planning principles.
  • A flood risk assessment confirms the site is at risk of surface water flooding – there are no mitigation details. A mitigation plan should be agreed before the scheme progresses.
  • An ecology survey confirms trees on the northern boundary have a potential to host bats – the trees need to be adequately surveyed and impacts mitigated.
  • No detail on offsite biodiversity enhancements to achieve a net gain in regard to biodiversity and ecology.
  • No tree survey.
  • No landscape scheme.
  • No transport statement.

Mr Elsegood concluded he’s not against development but this is the wrong location and not in keeping with the area.

The public speakers were thanked and the meeting reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 9th April 2021

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

4. Matters Arising From The Minutes

A letter has been written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on the conduct of the vote for 19/3097M at the Strategic Planning Board and the removal of peat from the site.

As yet, there has been no reply.

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 20/4065M

Proposal: Erection of apartment block containing 12no. 2 bedroom and 24no.1 bedroom apartments with associated external works, car parking and landscaping

Location: Land at Moss Lane, Macclesfield

RESOLVED:        That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. An increase in the volume of traffic, contributing to an increase in pollution and exacerbating parking issues in the area,
  2. Overdevelopment, with the design out of keeping with properties in the area,
  3. Concerns over drainage, flood risk and insufficient water pressure of the supply to the building and to nearby properties who are already experiencing poor water pressure,
  4. Loss of open space and wildlife habitat,
  5. Overlooking and loss of privacy to neighbouring properties,
  6. An adverse impact on nature conservation,
  7. A tree survey is required,
  8. A landscape scheme is required,
  9. A transport statement is required,
  10. The contamination report is not accessible and therefore the content is unavailable,
  11. Clarity is required on affordable housing,
  12. Clarity is required on how the affordable housing scheme will be achieved and the split of affordable rental units,
  13. Clarity is needed on the South Macclesfield Development Area in terms of providing green infrastructure and landscaping and the proximity of the Moss Lane development to public footpaths,
  14. Lack of EV charging points.

It was noted that:

  • There is little change to the design; with the roof now pitched, a change in the window design and some apartments having balconies.
  • Environmental health recommended refusal in December 2020 because of contaminated land.
  • CEC Conservation and Design recommended refusal in December 2020 because of poor design that does not reflect the character of the area.
  • The contamination report cannot be read as its ‘too large to be downloaded’. This was raised with the Cheshire East Council Planning Officer but there has been no response.
  • There are 43 more objections since this application was considered by the planning committee in November 2020, 26 of these are about the new plans.
  • There is no mitigation for the flood risk.
  • Surveys are required for bats, birds and lizards in the area.
  • The development needs to provide a net gain in biodiversity to meet Cheshire East Council (CEC) policy.
  • There are insufficient parking spaces.

Concern was reiterated on the inaccessibility of the contamination report. A paper copy was requested from the CEC Planning Department and that the online version was split into smaller sections so it could be accessed. Neither request has been met, leading to concerns amongst residents on lack of transparency.

Additionally, on the availability of planning documents, two Design and Conservation reports dating 28th June 2019 and 12th December 2019 for applications 19/1068M and 19/1069M weren’t published to the planning Portal until 14th April 2021.

RESOLVED: That a letter is written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on the transparency of key planning documents.

Application No: 21/1966M

Proposal: Amendment to S106 Agreement  relating to the affordable housing mortgagee clause  on 13/2661M – Erection of 173 Dwellings

Location: Kingsfield Park Tytherington

The committee raised a concern that the amendment may lead to affordable housing being sold at market prices and requested that this is clarified.

Application No: 21/1681M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey rear extension

Location: 65, James Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BW

No objections.

Application No: 21/1500M

Proposal: Change of use, accommodation on the upper floors, with cafe bar, kitchen and ancillary accommodation on ground floor.

Location: 88-90, Chestergate, Macclesfield, SK11 6DU

In principle, the committee support development that revitalises the Town Centre but were unable to fully appraise this application as the detail in the Conservation Officer’s report was not accessible.

The committee sought the following:

  • That the Conservation Officer’s report is made available,
  • That the development complies with distance standards to the neighbouring property,
  • That the development doesn’t impact on the neighbour’s privacy.

RESOLVED:                  That the letter written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on the transparency of key planning documents also references the inaccessibility of the Conservation Officer’s report on this application.

Application No: 21/1635M

Proposal:  Full planning application for the erection of a building for club and community use, external cladding to the Main Stand and existing buildings, alteration and extensions to the existing café building to form a reception and the laying out and lighting of the car park

Location: Leasing.Com Stadium, London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP

The committee supports this application.

Application No: 21/1641M

Proposal: Proposed porch extension & new first floor bedroom window to front elevation and single storey rear extension

Location: 32, Badger Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EP

No objections.

Application No: 21/1874M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear detached annex to form bedroom and ensuite

Location: 26, Lyme Avenue, Macclesfield, SK11 7RS

No objections.

Application No: 21/1935M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey front extension & first floor side extension including partial garage conversion

Location: 10, Hexham Way, Macclesfield, SK10 2WH

No objections.

Application No: 21/1982M

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension

Location: 26. Prestwick Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2TH

No objections.

Application No: 21/1611M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage/workshop/office and construction of 5 no. dwellings.

Location: B K Forktrucks Limited, Saville Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7LQ

RESOLVED:              That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. The development is cramped with minimal outside space,
  2. The development is out of keeping with the street scene in the area,
  3. Insufficient parking spaces,
  4. Overlooking,
  5. Impact on the right of way to an existing public footpath.

The committee sought that the Planning Officer enforces Local Plan policies DC3 and DC38 in respect of overlooking.

Application No: 21/1991M

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory & Proposed Single Storey Side Extension & Alterations including partial Garage Conversion & New Covered Entrance Area

Location: 9, Amersham Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2LF

No objections.

Application No: 21/1946M

Proposal: Demolition of existing conservatory & proposed single storey rear extension.

Location: 187, Chester Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8QA

No objections.

Application No: 21/2037M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of outbuilding & proposed single storey & first floor rear extensions with front elevation alterations to form new roof canopy over main entrance & garage door

Location: 36, Arlington Drive, Macclesfield, SK11 8QL

No objections.

Application No: 21/2070M

Proposal:  Demolition of upvc ‘garden room’ and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form ‘boot room’.

Location:  59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

No objections.

Application No: 21/2071M

Proposal: Listed building consent for demolition of upvc garden room and replacement of upvc windows in the sun room with new aluminium glazing. Single storey rear extension to form boot room

Location: 59, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BL

No objections.

Application No: 21/2042M

Proposal: Single storey side and rear extensions

Location: 1, Flying Fields Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7GE

No objections.

Application No: 21/2126M

Proposal: Prior approval for a change of use of the first and second floors of the building to bedsits, whilst retaining the ground floor and basement as retail. Existing windows to habitable rooms provide more than adequate natural light.

Location: 3 & 5, Queen Victoria Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LP

The committee raised no objections but highlighted the need for bin storage and that the Environmental Health Officer has requested an acoustic report.

Application No: 21/1951M

Proposal: Change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location:  King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield, SK10 1EE

The committee supported this application subject to the Conservation Officer’s report.

Application No: 21/1952M

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for change of use of ground floor office to bar (A4) with internal alterations and the construction of a new entrance door and pedestrian ramp.

Location: King Edward House, 1, Jordangate, Macclesfield,   SK10 1EE

The committee supported this application subject to the Conservation Officer’s report.

Application No: 21/1558M

Proposal: Provision of a new shipping container together with over-cladding of adjacent existing container to match.

Location: Land Off Fountain Street, Macclesfield

The committee raised no objections but requested that the Planning Officer checks compliance with the distance standards to neighbouring properties.

Application No: 21/2142M

Proposal: Proposed single & two storey rear extension

Location: 40, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

No objections.

Application No: 21/1944M

Proposal: Change of use from a place of worship to a resindential dwelling house.

Location: Former Old Christian Science Church,  2-4, Slater Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8AG

No objections.

Application No: 21/2013M

Proposal: Single storey extension to an existing Primary School for a Resource Provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs. Demolition of 2no. temporary classroom units and making good

Location: Ivy Bank Primary School, Valley Road, Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK11 8PB

The committee support this application but request that a condition is set on the hours of demolition and construction.

Application No: 21/2159M

Proposal: Erection of two storey side extension

Location: 46, Amberley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8LX

No objections.

Application No: 21/2129M

Proposal: Alterations and extensions to existing restaurant (A3)

Location: 36-38, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6J

No objections.

Application No: 21/2225M

Proposal: Proposed first floor extension above former garage.

Location: 58, Knowsley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8AP

No objections.

Application No: 21/2243M

Proposal: Proposed demolition of existing covered terrace area and proposed single storey rear extension with new terrace area

Location: 17, Clifford Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8QE

No objections.

6. Appeal – 20/4198M 36 Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield

The committee’s observation on this application from the meeting held on 16/10/20 remains unchanged.

7. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted with workshops on the draft Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal scheduled for w/c 03/05/21.

8. Town Character Assessment

The report was noted.  An invitation to quote for a Macclesfield Character Assessment will be published on the council’s website for the beginning of May 2021.

9. Temporary Pavement Café License

The report was noted.

10. Correspondence

None.

11. Member Items

None.

12. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 21st May.

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

 

Meeting closed at 11.23am

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison

Clerk:   Harriet Worrell

Monday 26 April – 2021

Finance Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Agenda 26th April 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Agenda for the meeting on 26th April 2021 at 7.00pm

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:  If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by Midday on Friday 23rd April 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to  clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by Midday on Friday 23rd April 2021.

 


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 15th March 2021

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

5. Grant Applications

ACTION: To consider grant applications for the following applications:

5.1 Macclesfield Scouts request £2000.

5.2 Roenaissance Project request £250.

5.3 Hope Centre Slow Cooker Project request £1581.97.

5.4 East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair request £1500.

5.5 Macclesfield Pride request £1500.

5.6 St. Michaels Church request £2000.

5.7 Tytherington Juniors request £2000.

Total Requested: £10,831.97.

6. Grant Updates

ACTION: To note the received grant updates

6.1 St Albans Pre School

6.2 WHAM

6.3 Healthbox- Weston Communal Garden

7. Ward Budget

ACTION: To consider the applications of the following Wards.

7.1  West and Ivy Ward Budget Application for £438.

8. Governance Review

ACTION: To approve the Grants over £2000 Policy and recommend to Full Council.

9. Finances and Audit

ACTION: To note the following reports and recommend the Annual Governance and Accountability Return to Full Council June 14th, 2021.

9.1 Draft Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

9.2  Interim Internal Audit.

9.3 End of Year Figures and Reports.

i. Receipts and Payments.
ii. Bank Reconciliation~
iii. Income and Expenditure
iv. Ear Marked Reserves Report

9.4 ACTION: To approve the spend to date (end of MAR 21) of £730,360 for recommendation to Full Council on 17th May 2021.

9.5 To note the following report for 2021/22.

i. List of regular payments and direct debits for 21/22.

9.6 ACTION: To approve the following payments:

i. £2569 to go to the local branch of the British Royal Legion.
ii. £3581 to be split between the Mayor’s chosen Charites for the year, Seals and Cre8.

10. Member Items

11. Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm, 7th June 2021 format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Minutes 26th April 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Minutes for the meeting on 26th April 2021 at 7.00pm

In attendance:

  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake

 1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Neil Puttick

2.  Declarations of Interest

Cllr Wilcock declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items:

  • 5.1 As the Scout group is part of St. Michaels Church.
  • 5.6 As he is a member of St. Michaels Church.
  • 6.1 As his daughter attends St. Albans Pre School.

Cllr Hutchison declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items:

  • 5.7 As he was previously a coach with Tytherington Juniors.
  • 7.1 As the Ward Councillor for this application.

Cllr Harewood declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items:

  • 6.3 As she is involved in this project.
  • 7.1 As the Ward Councillor for this application.

Cllr Bennett-Wake declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following items:

  • 5.5 As a previous member of Macclesfield Pride.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

The meeting was adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

Alejandra Eifflaender, attended to support agenda item 7, the ward budget for West and Ivy. She explained that it is for a Community Garden to grow, food, plants and edible flowers on the green near Warwick Rd. There will be four raised beds making it accessible and it will be open to the community to get involved. Alejandra has evidence of over 25 local residents who wish to help and she herself has lots of experience and is willing to oversee the project. Alejandra also talked about the improvement to the health and wellbeing for those that will get involved, which will have a great impact.

Rachel Mayers, from St. Michaels Church attended to support agenda item 5.6 St. Michael’s Church grant application. Unfortunately, after 2 attempts Rachel’s microphone would not work, so The Town Clerk will contact Rachel for information to pass to the Committee.

The meeting was then reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 15th March 2021

RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting with one amendment to the correct the date to the 15th of March 2021.

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

None

5. Grant Applications

5.1 Macclesfield Scouts request £2000.
RESOLVED: Grant funding is approved for £2000.

5.2 Roenaissance Project request £250.
RESOLVED: Grant funding is approved for £250.

5.3 Hope Centre Slow Cooker Project request £1581.97.
RESOLVED: Grant funding is approved for £1581.97

5.4 East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair request £1500.
RESOLVED: Grant funding is approved for £1500.

5.5 Macclesfield Pride request £1500.
RESOLVED: Grant funding is approved for £1500.

5.6 St. Michaels Church request £2000.
RESOLVED: Grant funding is approved for £2000.

5.7 Tytherington Juniors request £2000.
RESOLVED: Grant funding is approved for £2000.

6. Grant Updates

6.1 St Albans Pre School.
RESOLVED: The Committee voted to approve St. Albans Pre School retaining the funding in their bank until the work can be completed.

6.2 WHAM.
The report was noted and Councillors thanked WHAM for their hard work in this difficult time.

6.3 Healthbox- Weston Communal Garden.
The report update was noted.

7. Ward Budget

RESOLVED: The ward budget allocation for West and Ivy Ward was approved for £438.

8. Governance Review

RESOLVED: The policy is approved with the following points to be inserted:

(r) Where an educational establishment in the town applies for a grant, there is a cap of £10,000 total value for all applications per annum. Applications from education establishments should demonstrate innovation. Once the cap is reached no further grants will be issued in that financial year to educational establishments unless scrutinised and approved by Full Council.

(s) Where a religious establishments and primarily faith-based organisations applies for a grant there is a cap of £10,000 total value for all applications per annum. Applications from such establishments should demonstrate innovation. Once the cap is reached, no further grants will be issued in that financial year to such establishments unless scrutinised and approved by Full Council.

9. Finances and Audit

RESOLVED: The following reports were noted, and the Finance Committee recommend the Annual Governance and Accountability Return to Full Council on 17th May 2021.

9.1 Draft Annual Governance & Accountability Return.
9.2 Interim Internal Audit Update.
9.3 End of Year Figures and Reports.

i. Receipts and Payments.
ii. Bank Reconciliation.
iii. Income and Expenditure.
iv. Ear Marked Reserves Report.

9.4 RESOLVED: To approve the spend to date (end of MAR 21) of £730,360 for recommendation to Full Council on 17th May 2021.

9.5 List of regular payments and direct debits for 21/22.

The report for 2021/22 was noted.

9.6 PAYMENTS FOR APPROVAL.

RESOLVED: The following payments are approved:
i. £2569 to go to the local branch of the British Royal Legion.
ii. £3581 to be split between the Mayor’s chosen Charites for the year, Seals and Cre8.

10. Member Items

None.

11. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm, 7th June 2021 format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations

Meeting Closed: 8.12pm
Chair: Cllr Fiona Wilson
Clerk: Laura Smith

Present:

Abi Sherratt Macclesfield Town Council

Aoife Middlemass CVSCE

Cllr Fiona Wilson Macclesfield Town Council

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE (Co-Chair) Macclesfield Town Council

Cllr Liz Brathwaite Cheshire East Council

Dr Evi Girling Keele University

Laura Smith Macclesfield Town Council

Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson (Co – Chair) Make it Macclesfield

Justine Gore Peaks and Plains Housing Trust

Jo Wise Cheshire East Council

Apologies:

Cllr Nick Mannion Cheshire East Council

Emma Anderson Macclesfield Museums

1. Welcome from Co/Chairs

Cllr Jackson welcomed and thanked the group.

2 Updates on Member organisations endorsement of the plan

The Silk Trust formally endorsed our plan at their Board Meeting on 1st April.

CVSCE – will endorse at next Board meeting and confirm.

3 Updates on Subgroups and actions on the plan

· Communication

The next subgroup is being arranged by AS.

· Outdoor Eating

Cllr Wilson feedback that a positive meeting was held on 14th April 2021. Outdoor eating area at beginning of Market Square is going ahead and we hope will be in place for 17th May. MHA are project managing and will provide updates.

JW updated on the pavement licence process which is now free. The applications are dealt with by CEC, and MTC are a consultee.

· Community Response

Subgroup still to take place however MTC and CVSCE are holding a ‘get together’ virtually by zoom for Voluntary sector 19th May.

Also, the working group aim to hold an event/ promotion during ‘Volunteers Week’ at the beginning of June, to showcase the wonderful voluntary opportunities in Macclesfield. AM to lead.

It was also agreed to separate the Art and Culture from this group, and for Cllr Jackson and EA to attend the Macclesfield Cultural Forum, so they can feedback to the working group from that, rather than set up a new subgroup that would be duplication. Art and Culture will have its own Heading as a subgroup on future agendas.

· Eco Summit

Set for 15th May 2021. Organised by MTC and Macctastic. JG and Cllr Mannion are leading the session on the recovery working group and actions in the plan that come under the environment. From this the aim to create a subgroup.

· Update on actions on plan: MBJ and LS to update the mailing list on developments and work.

4. Updates from last meeting

· JW updated on criteria for levelling up and LEP funding. JW also showcased the marketing ‘Say ‘hi’ to the High Street’ and associated posters and campaign to be rolled out.

· Chewing gum campaign to be run by MTC.

AS had order items from Keep Britain Tidy and will plan a social media campaign.

· Discussion on Town Hall

It was agreed to hold this meeting once the CEC Asset Transfer Policy has been approved by CEC. Interested parties will be informed by LS and MBJ.

5. Next Steps/Actions

– Hold all subgroup meetings and email notes to all members to update.

– Update mailing list members

– Members to try to attend the LEP Consultations.

– It was agreed the next meeting will be spent reviewing the TOR and the future of the working group.

6. Date of next meeting

10am 8th June 2021.

Monday 19 April – 2021

Annual Parish Meeting

Macclesfield Town Council

Annual Parish Meeting 19th April 2021

Notice is hereby given that the 2021 ANNUAL Macclesfield Parish MEETING will be held on Monday 19th April commencing at 6.00 p.m Via ZOOM.

Due to the Coronavirus and 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

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.

This can be done in 2 ways: –

  1. By submitting a resolution to be discussed at the Town Meeting. Written notice of the resolution must be submitted to the Town Clerk prior to the meeting. If the resolution is passed, the Town Council is obliged to consider the matter at a subsequent meeting.
  • By participating and speaking to the Town Meeting.

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by 5pm Thursday 15th April  2021.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion by emailing clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk 5pm Thursday 15th April  2021.

 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Agenda

 

1.  Welcome from the Mayor of Macclesfield

2. Apologies for absence

3. Minutes of the Annual Town Meeting 20th May 2019

4. Updates for Town Councillor Champions

  • Climate Emergency and ECO Summit
    Cllr Neil Puttick Environment Champion
  • Public Realm Update and Parks including South Park Pavilion
    Cllr Janet Jackson MBE Streetscene Champion/Cllr Fiona Wilson Leisure and Outdoors Champion
  • Town Centre Recovery Plan
    Cllr Fiona Wilson Town Centre Regeneration Champion
  • Communications and Working Together Communication
    Cllr Chris Wilcock Champion / Events and Comms Officer
  • Update on projects and Events
    Events and Communities Manager

5. To consider resolutions and questions of which written notice has been given

6. To receive reports from parishioners (Discussion and Open Forum).

Convened by the Mayor of Macclesfield

Macclesfield Town Council

Annual Parish Meeting 19th April 2021

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 Mayor of Macclesfield

Minutes for the meeting on 19th April 2021 at 6.00pm held via Zoom

In attendance:

18 people (7 residents)

Councillors: Bennett-Wake, Edwardes, Hutchison, Jackson, Roberts, Harewood, Wilcock, Wilson.

Officers: Town Clerk, Events and Communications Officer and Events and Communities Manager.

 1. Welcome from the Mayor of Macclesfield

Cllr Bennett-Wake welcomed everyone to the meeting and expressed what a difficult year it had been for everyone and how Macclesfield residents, had shown such kindness and helpfulness to each other. As the Town Council Communities Champion, she thanked all the groups and individuals in our town that have been amazing helping to feed, support and befriend each other during the pandemic. The Mayor stated as a town we should be very proud.

2.  Apologies for Absence

  • Cllrs Warren, Shenton and Puttick and 1 resident.

3. Minutes of the Annual Town Meeting 20th May 2019

Approved

4. Updates for Town Councillor Champions

  • Climate Emergency and ECO Summit

Events and Communications officer offered an update on the Environment in the absence of Cllr Puttick, Environment Champion.  Spoke about future forests, the council supporting sustainable projects and the forthcoming Eco Summit in collaboration with Macctastic.

  • Public Realm Update and Parks including South Park Pavilion

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE Street Scene Champion, gave an update on Street Scene and the Public Realm, including the current situation regarding the asset transfer of South Park Pavilion, the town ranger service and the CAA.

Cllr Fiona Wilson Leisure and Outdoors Champion updated on Windmill Park, where phase 1 has been completed and the desire to complete phase 2, including the BMX track. She also updated on the allotments, and the work that has been done to clear many neglected ones and get them let to residents.

  • Town Centre Recovery Plan

Cllr Wilson, the Town Centre Regeneration Champion, updated on the Town Centre Recovery Working group and the Recovery Plan, as well as the related sub groups on outdoor hospitality & safety.  Cllr Wilson discussed the Welcome Back Fund and how councils can only apply if they already have a recovery plan, so we are in an excellent position going forward for this funding.

  • Communications and Working Together Communication

Cllr Wilcock, the Communications Champion, updated on the current communications strategy across social media and other formats such as radio and print, discussed the town council working closely with local businesses to develop a better relationship and to help promote them, more engagement across the board, plus the communications sub group as part of the Recovery Plan.

  • Update on projects and Events

The Events and Communities Manager updated on events across the past year and the flexibility of the council to host them virtually and as homebased events.  A run down was provided of upcoming events including back up options depending on local restrictions.

Cllr Harewood, the Transport Champion, updated on local transport, 20 is plenty, buses and the bus service to the airport.

5. To consider resolutions and questions of which written notice has been given.

Beverley Dooley asked if Macclesfield Town Council would write to Cheshire East Council to insist that they do an updated Environmental Impact Assessment on the impact to Macclesfield if Congleton, Bollington or Poynton household waste centres were to shut.

CEC Cllr Nick Mannion explained one had been done, however Beverley Dooley did point out that this was done in June 2020, during the pandemic.

Cllr Mannion explained that the lease site for Congleton tip had been ended and the landlord had sold the site.

RESOLVED: It went to a vote and a majority voted to put the following on the agenda of the Full Council to discuss.

Can Macclesfield Town Council insist that Cheshire East Council do an updated Environmental Impact Assessment on the impact to Macclesfield if Congleton, Bollington or Poynton household waste centres were to shut.

Chris Mountcastle discussed the current BMX track at Windmill Street Park and offered support to Cllr Wilson to progress Phase 2.

RESOLVED: The Town Clerk will bring together Chris Mountcastle and Cllr Wilson to discuss.

6. To receive reports from parishioners (Discussion and Open Forum).

Q. Gareth Jones asked what funding for the 130 bus service that Macclesfield Town Council agreed to support at Full Council 29th March 2021 had been given by other Town Councils.

RESOLVED:

The Town Clerk has agreed to confirm the exact amounts to Mr Jones but has advised that Macclesfield Town paid a lower amount than most.

Q. Mr Jones also requested that all documentation for packs associated with council meetings be made available on the website.

RESOLVED:

Town Clerk explained this was part of the reason of revamping the current website.  Mr Jones requested that he go on a mailing list to receive all meeting packs. This was agreed.

Q. With regards to the precept increase, Mr Jones wants to be able to see what the town council have done to warrant that increase.

A: The Town Clerk stated that the increase in the precept had gone to:

  • Increased Town Hall Staff.
  • Increased Ranger Service from 1 to 3 Rangers plus there will shortly be a Junior Ranger position advertised funded by the governments Kickstart.
  • The solar lights on the Middlewood Way.
  • The asset transfer of the South Park Pavilion.

Funding has also been put into Ear Marked Reserves for projects that have had to be delayed due to the pandemic. For example, £100,000 commitment to community transport.

A.Cllr Wilson re-capped the projects that the council is working on and that will be starting in the coming year and explained that the actual increase for a Band D household is 85 pence per month, over the 2-year period.

Q. Brian Puddicombe congratulated the Ranger service and also the work on the South Park Pavilion, which he looks forward to visiting. He also mentioned the need for EV Charging points, and stated he was aware that the Town Council are working hard with CEC to secure some for the town.

A. Cllr Edwardes updated on EV Charging, that the Town Council had met with CEC, who are producing a Cheshire wide strategy, that is due imminently. He said his understanding is that the electrical suppliers have to be involved as it uses a lot of electricity, which CEC are working on.

Q. Cllr Mannion is encouraged with the Town Council work with stakeholders on a range of issues, in particular the climate emergency and the town centre recovery plan, the Rangers, the town centre pocket park and the South Park Pavilion Plans. He asked as we emerge from lockdown can we expect to see these partnerships continue into the future?

A. Cllr Janet Jackson replied yes, as the success for example of the Town Centre recovery plan was because everyone worked together and had their say. Cllr Bennett-Wake agreed and that it was important to represent all residents and work with them to make change and improvements.

Q. Sandy Livingstone was interested in Active Travel and Green Spaces within the town centre and asked about how the work with Cheshire East Council would continue and on our own to ensure it is sustainable.

A. Cllr Bennett-Wake, Cllr Hutchison and Cllr Wilson commented that achievements are all due to teamwork with other stakeholders including Cheshire East Council, residents and businesses and that there is a positive energy and a can-do approach, which the Town Council will work hard to continue.

Q. Beverley Dooley mentioned that parking on pavements will be taken more seriously at the end of this month, and places like Paradise Street which are very narrow roads, are going to be impossible to park on.  What is the Town Council View?

A. Cllr Mannion commented that Cheshire Constabulary generally take the view that as long as a buggy or wheelie bin can fit down, then it is not pavement obstruction.

The Mayor of Macclesfield thanked everyone and ended the meeting.

Chair: Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake.
Clerk: Laura Smith
Meeting closed: 7:34PM.

Monday 12 April – 2021

Services Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Agenda 12th April 2021

Due to the Coronavirus and 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

 

Agenda of the meeting to be held on 12th April at 7pm

 

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda.

 

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 8th April 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 5pm Thursday 8th April 2021.

 


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting held on 8th February 2021

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

 

5. Community

5.1 Community Engagement Update

5.2 CVSCE

 

6. Local Service Delivery

6.1 Events Update

6.2 Weston community centre

6.3 Christmas lights

6.4 Floral displays

6.5 Public toilets

6.6 Festoon lights

Action: To consider the costs for festoons in Market Place.

6.7 Whalley Hayes tree lights

6.8 Chestergate tree lights

6.9 Tunnicliffe Trail

6.10 EV Chargers

6.11 Barnaby ‘Redux’ Project

Action: To consider report and further funding of £5000

6.12 ELOV Delivery Proposal

Action: To consider the delivery proposal from ELOV

 

7.  Leisure – Outdoor Activities

7.1 Windmill St play area

7.2 Hurdsfield and Broken Cross play areas

7.3 South Park pavilion

7.4 Rugby Drive

7.5 Playing Out

7.6 Allotments

7.7 Street sports

7.8 Premier League Kicks

 

8. Street Scene

8.1 Public realm furniture

8.2 Town Ranger

8.3 Noticeboards

8.4 Middlewood Way Lighting

8.5 Bike Racks in Town Centre Proposal

Action: To consider the report

 

9. Town Centre Re-Generation

9.1 Town Centre re-generation Update

9.2 Footfall mapping data

9.3 Town Centre free WI-FI data

10. Transport

Bus service working group

11.    Council Identity and Communications

Communications update report and Website update

12.    Environment

Future Forest

13.     Correspondence

 

14. Member Items

 

15. Date, Time and place of next meeting

The next meeting of the Services committee will be held at 7pm 15th July 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

Macclesfield Town Council

Services Committee Minutes 12 April 2021

Due to the Coronavirus and 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel

Minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2021 at 7pm

Consideration of the implications relating to Covid-19 transmission will be taken across all items on this agenda.

Cllr Janet Jackson MBE, Chair of the Services Committee, made the following announcement:

On 9th April, the Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away. As a mark of respect the Town Council and the services committee will now hold a one minute silence.

The meeting was then recommenced.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Fin Shenton

Also, in attendance were the Town Clerk and the Events and Communications Officer.

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
Cllr Neil Puttick

2. Declarations of Interest

None.


Public Questions

Abi Gilmore, Co-Chair of Barnaby spoke about the Redux project proposal. The proposal will be to produce 4 micro commissions of artwork in Macclesfield, with one being outside the town centre. A digital map will be produced which will have existing art works on and will be added to as new artwork is created. It will be an artist led approach to engage the community and inspire them.

Cllr Shenton asked for more details on the consultation. Abi replied that they would ideally like a local person who had experience of creative and visual consultation and engagement rather than a straightforward survey. Barnaby have a proposal under agenda item 6.11.

Russ Hope, of ELOV, shared with Councillors the work ELOV have been doing that started in the first lockdown. They provide zero emissions delivery service around the town, that has gone from strength to strength. They have employed riders and volunteers, and not only to they provide a service that is environmentally friendly and reduces car trips, but the service also helps the volunteers get exercise and support their mental health. Elov have a proposal under agenda item 6.12.


3. Minutes of the Services Committee Meeting Held on 8th February 2021

The minutes were approved as a true record of the meeting.

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

There were no matters arising from the minutes

5. Community

5.1 Community Engagement Update

The report was noted.

5.2 CVSCE Proposal

The report was noted.

6. Local Service Delivery

6.1 Events Update

The report was noted.

6.2 Weston Community Centre

The report was noted.

6.3 Christmas Lights

The report was noted.

6.4 Floral Displays

The report was noted.

RESOLVED:  The Committee have decided not to enter Britain In Bloom this year for various reasons including:

  • We have a new Town Ranger commencing late April and he would need time to get the town ready for the competition.
  • The Judges are keen on community engagement and due to Covid this has been difficult.
  • Renovations on Castle St.

6.5 Public toilets

The report was noted.

6.6 Festoon lights

RESOLVED: The costs of £1875 plus VAT are approved for festoons in Market Place.

6.7 Whalley Hayes tree lights

The report was noted.

6.8 Chestergate Tree lights

The report was noted.

6.9 Tunnicliffe Trail

RESOLVED: To start the process to gain planning permission for the sites who have given us permission, while continuing to pursue permission from the remaining sites.

6.10 EV Chargers

The report was noted. The Town Clerk updated.

6.11 Barnaby Redux

RESOLVED: A further £5000 is approved for the Redux Project.

6.12 ELOV project

RESOLVED: The delivery proposal from ELOV is approved at £200 per month.

7. Leisure – Outdoor Activities

7.1 Windmill St play area

The report was noted.

7.2 Hurdsfield and Broken Cross play areas

The report was noted.

7.3 South Park pavilion

The report was noted.

7.4 Rugby Drive

The report was noted. The Town Clerk aims to bring a report on the potential asset transfer of Rugby Drive at the June 14th, 2021 Full Council meeting.

7.5 Playing Out

The report was noted.

7.6 Allotments

The report was noted.

7.7 Street sports

The report was noted

7.8 Premier League Kicks

The report was noted

8. Street Scene

8.1 Public realm furniture

The report was noted

8.2 Town Ranger

The report was noted.

8.3 Noticeboards

The report was noted.

8.4 Middlewood Way Lighting

The report was noted.

9.5 Bike Racks in Town Centre Proposal

The report was noted.

9. Town Centre Re-Generation

9.1 Town Centre re-generation Update

The report was noted.

9.2 Footfall mapping data

The report was noted.

9.3 Town Centre free WIFI data

The report was noted.

10. Transport

Cllr Jackson updated that the Town Council continue to attend the Community Transport CVSCE arranged meetings across Cheshire East.

11. Council Identity And Communications

Communications update report and Website update.

The report was noted.

12. Environment

Future Forest

The report was noted

13. Correspondence

None

14. Member Items

None

15. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services committee will be held at 7pm 15th July 2021, at a location and format to be confirmed subject to relevant current Covid-19 guidance.

 

The meeting closed at 8.37pm

Chair Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
Clerk Laura Smith

Friday 09 April – 2021

Planning Committee

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Agenda 9th April 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Agenda for the meeting on 9th April 2021 at 10am

 

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned to invite public comments and questions. Following which the meeting will be reconvened.

NOTE:

If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 07/04/21. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by 12 noon on 07/04/21.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting Held on 19th March 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: To consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Observations On Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

 

Application No: 21/1232M

Proposal: Detached garage with workshop to rear

Location: 3, Scott Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QX

Application No: 21/1324M

Proposal: Addition of a single storey glass roof located on the rear elevation of the property in the private garden

Location: 24, Rugby Drive, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JD

Application No: 21/1372M

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory & Proposed Single Storey Front Porch Extension & Single Storey Rear Extension

Location: 22, Dalesford Crescent, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK10 3LF

Application No: 21/1201M

Proposal: Single storey front extension

Location: 288, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8AE

Application No: 21/1354M

Proposal: Prior approval of a single storey rear extension extending 4.00 metres beyond the rear wall, maximum height of 4.00 metres and eaves height of 2.60 metres.

Location: 6, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PW

Application No: 21/1311M

Proposal: Proposed Single-Storey Kitchen And Porch Extensions

Location: 10, Grangelands, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4AB

Application No: 21/1349M

Proposal: Change of use from consultancy organisation to a dwelling

Location: Walker House, 1, Walker Street, Macclesfield, SK10 1BH

Application No: 21/1570M

Proposal: 2 storey rear, single storey front, side and rear and 1st floor front extensions

Location: 28, Amberley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8LX

Application No: 21/1591M

Proposal: 2 storey front and rear extensions

Location: 80A, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7ED

Application No: 21/1582M

Proposal: Single Story rear extension

Location: 51, Rugby Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JD

Application No: 21/0903M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and out buildings and erection of two number 3 bedroom semi-detached houses with associated driveways and gardens. (Modified Proposal)

Location: To the rear of 90, Tytherington Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2HN

Application No: 21/1681M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey rear extension

Location: 65, James Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BW

Application No: 21/1720M

Proposal: Proposed front extension to form larger kitchen and park garage conversion to form work room and utility. Block up lounge side window and alter rear window to form bifold doors and window. Internal alterations and alter first floor rear dormer windows

Location: 25, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LL

Application No: 21/1612M

Proposal: Proposed modular building

Location: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL

Application No: 20/1063M

Proposal: Erection of 3 dwellings with off-road parking (4 spaces), gardens with associated landscaping and waste & recycling storage

Location: Car Park, John Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BN

Application No: 21/1737M

Proposal: Proposed front porch extension

Location: 177, Moss Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7XE

Application No: 21/1439M

Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) on application 20/4988M – Erection of single-storey front extension, single-storey rear extension, chimney, outbuilding, boundary wall, dropped kerb and re-modelling of dwelling including changes to; facing brickwork, fenestration, and soffits and fascias

Location: 3, The Whitfields, Macclesfield, SK10 3PX

Application No: 21/1790M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension, replacement of side porch with pitched roof, render to each external elevation and replacement of concrete tile roof covering with artificial slate

Location: 7, Hall Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2HH

Application No: 21/1747M

Proposal:       Proposed Single & Two Storey Side & Rear Extensions

Location:       60, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

 

6. Appeal – 20/3096M, 141 Prestbury Road, Macclesfield

Action: To consider commenting on the appeal.

7. Conservation Area Review

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

8.  Town Character Assessment

Action: To note the report and any further updates.

9. Planning Policy Consultation Working Group

Action: To ratify the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group response to the NPPF and Model Design consultation.

10. Correspondence

None.

11. Member Items

None.

12. Date/Time and Place of next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 30th April 2021.

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

Macclesfield Town Council

Planning Committee Minutes 9th April 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, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Minutes of the meeting held on 9th April 2021 at 10am

In attendance:

  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
  • Cllr David Edwardes
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Lloyd Roberts

1. Apologies for Absence

None.

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Edwardes declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/1582M as the owner of the property is the manager of the Windyway Trust charity shops where Cllr Edwardes volunteers.


Meeting adjournment for public comments.

There were no members of the public attending the meeting.


3. Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 19th March 2021

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

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

Cllr Wilson provided an update on 19/3097M, Reserved Matters for erection of 134 dwellings on land between Chelford Road and Whirley Road, which she spoke about at the Strategic Planning Board (SPB) on 24/03/21.

The SPB approved 19/3097M but did not approve 19/3098M for the erection of 23 dwellings at the same location, with over-development as one reason for its rejection.

Cllr Wilson raised two concerns regarding the approval of 19/3097M:

  1. Three members of the SPB lost connectivity to the meeting and were not given an opportunity to rejoin and were therefore unable to vote.
  2. That despite initial assurance that peat would not be removed from the development site, it is now evident that a substantial amount of peat will be removed.

RESOLVED: That a letter is written to the Head of Cheshire East Planning highlighting concerns on:

  1. The conduct of the vote for 19/3097M at the SPB on 24/03/21 that prevented all members from having an opportunity to participate.
  2. The removal of peat that conflicts with environmental measures such as counterbalancing CO2 emissions and Cheshire East Council’s acknowledgement of the climate emergency.

5. Observations on Planning Applications

The planning authority has been informed of the date of this meeting and any delays in responses as they relate to all applications with response closing dates before the date of this meeting.

The Planning Committee considers all applications it is notified of and returns comments to the Local Planning Authority (Cheshire East Council) unless it has no objections.

Application No: 21/1232M

Proposal: Detached garage with workshop to rear

Location: 3, Scott Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1QX

No objections.

Application No: 21/1324M

Proposal: Addition of a single storey glass roof located on the rear elevation of the property in the private garden

Location: 24, Rugby Drive, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JD

No objections.

Application No: 21/1372M

Proposal: Demolition of Existing Conservatory & Proposed Single Storey Front Porch Extension & Single Storey Rear Extension

Location: 22, Dalesford Crescent, Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3LF

No objections.

Application No: 21/1201M

Proposal: Single storey front extension

Location: 288, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8AE

No objections.

Application No: 21/1354M

Proposal: Prior approval of a single storey rear extension extending 4.00 metres beyond the rear wall, maximum height of 4.00 metres and eaves height of 2.60 metres.

Location: 6, Delamere Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2PW

No objections.

Application No: 21/1311M

Proposal: Proposed Single-Storey Kitchen And Porch Extensions

Location: 10, Grangelands, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4AB

No objections.

Application No: 21/1349M

Proposal: Change of use from consultancy organisation to a dwelling

Location: Walker House, 1, Walker Street, Macclesfield, SK10 1BH

The committee welcomed the change of use but sought the following conditions are placed on the application:

  1. Installation of EV charging points,
  2. A low emission boiler.

The committee also commented on their hope that the building remains as a single dwelling and is not, in the future, converted to a House of Multiple Occupancy.

Application No: 21/1570M

Proposal: 2 storey rear, single storey front, side and rear and 1st floor front extensions

Location: 28, Amberley Road, Macclesfield, SK11 8LX

No objections.

Application No: 21/1591M

Proposal: 2 storey front and rear extensions

Location: 80A, Blakelow Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7ED

No objections.

Application No: 21/1582M

Proposal: Single Story rear extension

Location: 51, Rugby Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JD

No objections.

Application No: 21/0903M

Proposal: Demolition of existing garage and out buildings and erection of two number 3 bedroom semi-detached houses with associated driveways and gardens. (Modified Proposal)

Location: To the Rear of 90, Tytherington Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2HN

The committee raised the following concerns on this application:

  1. It is backland development,
  2. The design is not in keeping with the current street scene,
  3. Impact on the right to light for neighbouring properties,
  4. Propensity to be converted to Houses of Multiple Occupancy.

Application No: 21/1681M

Proposal: Proposed 2 storey rear extension

Location: 65, James Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BW

As the closing date for comments on this application is 05/05/21, the committee agreed to defer its consideration of this application to the Planning Committee meeting on 30/04/21.

This application shall be added to the Planning Committee agenda for 30/04/21.

Application No: 21/1720M

Proposal: Proposed front extension to form larger kitchen and park garage conversion to form work room and utility. Block up lounge side window and alter rear window to form bifold doors and window. Internal alterations and alter first floor rear dormer windows

Location: 25, Sycamore Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LL

No objections.

Application No: 21/1612M

Proposal: Proposed modular building

Location: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL

No objections.

The committee thanked the NHS and frontline workers for their work during the Covid response.

Application No: 20/1063M

Proposal: Erection of 3 dwellings with off-road parking (4 spaces), gardens with associated landscaping and waste & recycling storage

Location: Car Park, John Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BN

RESOLVED:        That the committee objects to this application on the grounds of:

  1. Impact on neighbours’ amenities,
  2. The height of the dwellings is not in keeping with the current street scene,
  3. Over-development of the area,
  4. The use of materials is not in keeping with the Conservation Area,
  5. Insufficient parking provision for the development (4 spaces where there should be 6) which will impact the highway.

It was noted that:

  1. The Conservation Officer does not support this application,
  2. There have been a number of accidents on the highway in that area and risk to safety will be exacerbated by additional on street parking.

Application No: 21/1737M

Proposal: Proposed front porch extension

Location: 177, Moss Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 7XE

No objections.

Application No: 21/1439M

Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) on application 20/4988M – Erection of single-storey front extension, single-storey rear extension, chimney, outbuilding, boundary wall, dropped kerb and re-modelling of dwelling including changes to; facing brickwork, fenestration, and soffits and fascias

Location: 3, The Whitfields, Macclesfield, SK10 3PX

No objections.

Application No: 21/1790M

Proposal: Single storey rear extension, replacement of side porch with pitched roof, render to each external elevation and replacement of concrete tile roof covering with artificial slate

Location: 7, Hall Close, Macclesfield, SK10 2HH

No objections.

Application No: 21/1747M

Proposal: Proposed Single & Two Storey Side & Rear Extensions

Location: 60, Orme Crescent, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2HS

No objections.

6. Appeal  – 20/3096M, 141 Prestbury Road, Macclesfield

The committee’s observation on this application from the meeting held on 25/09/20 remains unchanged.

7. Conservation Area Review

The report was noted and that since it was written some of the secondary schools have responded to indicate their interest in the consultation process.

8. Town Character Assessment

The report was noted and that an invitation to quote for a planning consultant to prepare a character assessment is being drafted.

9. Planning Policy Consultation Working Group

RESOLVED:       That the Planning Policy Consultation Working Group response to the NPPF and Model Design consultation is ratified.

During the vote on Item 9, Cllr Jackson MBE lost connection to the meeting. Contact was made with Cllr Jackson MBE via the phone who advised she could not re-establish a connection and the meeting should continue without her.

The committee remained quorate at Item 9 and the vote carried.

10. Correspondence

None.

11. Member Items

None.

12. Date/Time and Place of next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Planning Committee is 10am on 30th April 2021.

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

Meeting closed at 10:46am

Chair:   Cllr Mike Hutchison</