Decision details

Key Decision 09/10-24 Joint Waste Treatment PFI Project - Acquisition of Site for Waste Transfer Station Facilities

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Item Called In

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to this report providing details of work carried out to identify and acquire a site for Waste Transfer Facilities in the Macclesfield area as part of the Waste Treatment PFI procurement.  The facility would provide for the bulking-up of residual household waste for transport to the Waste Treatment Facility. Details of alternative sites and their merits were provided and a site at Hulley Road, Macclesfield was recommended for acquisition. 


It was reported that Cheshire West and Chester Council was currently the lead Authority with regard to Joint Waste Contracts and was therefore leading on the acquisition of a site in consultation with Cheshire East Council.  Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Executive Member for Environment had approved the acquisition, and under the terms of the relevant Inter Authority Agreement, the views and support of Cheshire East Council were now sought.


In response to questions from Members it was confirmed that any potential impacts would be assessed and taken into account in the planning and permission process.  Members then passed the resolution at minute 80, resolved minute 81 and reconvened in Part 1.



Following separate consideration of the Part 2 item at minute 81 and for the reasons set out in the report: -

  1. That the purchase of a site at Hulley Road be approved in order to enable a Waste Transfer Station in Macclesfield to be included within the scope of the Waste Treatment PFI Contract.
  1. That alternative site options continue to be explored with a view to ensuring that a Waste Transfer Station at Hulley Road provides best value.

Publication date: 14/08/2009

Date of decision: 11/08/2009

Decided at meeting: 11/08/2009 - Cabinet

Issue status: The decision is currently being reconsidered

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