Decisions

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

20/02/2017 - Community Infrastructure Levy, Progress Update and Approval to Consult on Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule ref: 1925    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines the latest position in developing the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and work undertaken by consultants, Keppie Massie, concerning the potential for introducing a CIL charge within Cheshire East. It also seeks Member endorsement to consult the public for six weeks on the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule and initial Draft Regulation 123 list.

The consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule is the first of two consultations on a potential CIL charge for Cheshire East, to be followed by an Examination in Public expected towards the end of 2017.

The Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule represents the starting position of the Council in establishing a formal CIL Charge in the Borough formed by appropriate and available evidence in the terms set out in Section 211 (7a) of the Planning Act 2008. The importance of consultation and ongoing engagement is recognised at this early stage in the development of establishing a robust position to support a future CIL Charging Schedule in Cheshire East.

The Council recognises the importance of quality of place in contributing to the economic wellbeing of an area and positively influencing and encouraging investment and jobs growth in the Borough.  The Local Plan Strategy will be a key vehicle in achieving this key Council objective, supported by the appropriate and timely provision of infrastructure.

The Community Infrastructure Levy will support infrastructure delivery and the intentions of the Local Plan Strategy in driving quality of place whilst striking an appropriate balance between the level of CIL charge and economic viability to support continued investment in the Borough.

 

Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Made at meeting: 20/02/2017 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision published: 20/02/2017

Effective from: 28/02/2017

Decision:

1.     That the Community Infrastructure Charging Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule and initial Draft Regulation 123 List, as shown in Appendices A and B of the report, be endorsed for a six week period of public consultation.

 

2.     That the initial viability and infrastructure evidence, shown in Appendices C and D of the report, supporting the consultation on the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, be noted.

 

3.     That it be noted that services have commenced the necessary business changes required to be in a position to collect, operate, enforce and distribute the Community Infrastructure levy on adoption.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/02/2017 - Cheshire East Local Plan (Part 2) Site Allocations and Development Policies Document Issues Paper, Call for Sites and Revised Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Document ref: 1923    Recommendations Approved

This report requests that the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning approves the Site Allocations and Development Policies (SADPD) Issues Paper (Appendix A) and Revised Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (Appendix B) for six weeks of public consultation, alongside a call for sites to inform the allocation of any further sites for development within the SADPD.

The SADPD is the second part of the Council’s Local Plan. It will be prepared in the context of the strategic priorities and policies set out by the Local Plan Strategy which is now at an advanced stage in its examination. The SADPD will contain further site allocations as necessary to ensure that the overall development requirements, as set out in the Local Plan Strategy, are met along with further detailed policies to guide planning application decision-making.  Once adopted it will replace the three district Local Plans these being of the predecessor authorities of Crewe and Nantwich, Congleton and Macclesfield. 

 

The Issues Paper represents the first step in preparing the SADPD and sets out key questions for residents, businesses and stakeholders to respond to.

 

 

 

Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Made at meeting: 20/02/2017 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision published: 20/02/2017

Effective from: 28/02/2017

Decision:

1.     That approval be given to the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document Issues Paper and Revised Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report for six weeks of public consultation, alongside a ‘call for sites’ to inform the selection of any additional site allocations within the SADPD.

 

2.     That the comments made by Members on the Strategic Planning Board at its meeting on 25th January 2017 (Appendix C) be noted.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/02/2017 - Cheshire East Local Plan: Compliance with Section 35 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 34 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 ref: 1924    Recommendations Approved

Approval was requested of the Cheshire East Local Plan Authority Monitoring Reports for 2013/14 and 2014/15. The reports are the sixth and seventh Authority Monitoring Reports, previously known as the Annual Monitoring Report, produced by Cheshire East Council. The reports contain factual information and are published to comply with the requirements of Section 35 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 34 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The production of the reports has been delayed due to the focus of the work of the Spatial Planning Team on the production of the Local Plan Strategy. Following the Local Plan Examination Hearings that took place during September and October 2016, the opportunity has been taken to complete these reports. Work is also underway on the production of the AMR for 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 which will be completed later this year.

 

Monitoring is essential in order to establish what has occurred in the Borough and how trends may be changing. It enables consideration of the effectiveness of existing policies and targets in order to determine whether changes are necessary. Such monitoring information will be used to refine and develop Local Plan Policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Made at meeting: 20/02/2017 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision published: 20/02/2017

Effective from: 28/02/2017

Decision:

That the Cheshire East Local Plan Authority Monitoring Reports for 2013/14 and 2014/15 be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);