Decisions

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

30/06/2015 - Alderley Park Development Framework ref: 1654    Recommendations Approved

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  • Decision maker: Cabinet

    Made at meeting: 30/06/2015 - Cabinet

    Decision published: 03/07/2015

    Effective from: 11/07/2015

    Decision:

    Cabinet considered a revised Alderley Park Development Framework following recent public consultation.

     

    The consultation ran between the 30th January and 13th March 2015. A summary of the representations made in response to the consultation was set out in Appendix C to the report.

     

    A number of amendments had been made to the draft Development Framework to reflect the views expressed during the public consultation period. A final version of the Framework document was attached at Appendix B.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That

     

    1.    the revised version of the Alderley Park Development Framework appended to the report be approved and its use as a material consideration when determining future planning applications on the site as part of the Development Management process be endorsed; and

     

    2.    the existing now outdated Alderley Park Planning Brief of 1999 be withdrawn as a Supplementary Planning Document.

     

    Note: the Chairman, Councillor M Jones, and Councillor Rachel Bailey did not vote in relation to this matter.

     


    30/06/2015 - Moving to Local and Personalised Carer Respite - Update ref: 1651    Recommendations Approved

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  • Decision maker: Cabinet

    Made at meeting: 30/06/2015 - Cabinet

    Decision published: 03/07/2015

    Effective from: 11/07/2015

    Decision:

    Cabinet considered a report on proposed changes to carer respite services.

     

    It was proposed that residential carer respite provision would cease to be provided at the Hollins View and Lincoln House sites as of 31st December 2015 and alternative carer respite support be secured from the independent sector.

     

    It was noted that whilst the services provided at the two sites were of a good standard, they were high cost in comparison to similar services provided in the independent sector. The Council could secure quality residential respite from the independent sector at a substantially lower cost. Whilst there was a variation in care home charges across the Borough, the equivalent number of bed nights provided by the Independent sector would cost (on average) 48% less than the in-house service costs.

     

    The changes proposed in the report would release funding for investment in the expansion of the range of carer respite support services that would enable the growing demand for support to be met in future. The proposal would release £1.3 million per annum for reinvestment. In addition, the options appraisal had concluded that the option to provide residential respite to older people and people with dementia and other long term conditions in the independent sector was the strongest option to deliver choice and control and meet the future predictions of need.

     

    In considering the matter, Cabinet had regard to the options appraisal, an equality impact assessment, the outcome of consultation with service users and carers and four public petitions.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That

     

    1.    residential carer respite provision cease to be provided at the Hollins View and Lincoln House sites as of 31st December 2015 and alternative carer respite support be secured via a formal tender process in various areas across the Borough; Lincoln House and Hollins View continue to offer carer respite beds until 31st December 2015;

     

    2.    residential carer respite provision for adults with learning disability continue to be provided at the Lincoln House site; and

     

    3.    the officers in consultation with the Portfolio Holder as appropriate be authorised to take all necessary steps to implement the decisions.

     


    30/06/2015 - Macclesfield Town Centre Regeneration ref: 1653    Recommendations Approved

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  • Decision maker: Cabinet

    Made at meeting: 30/06/2015 - Cabinet

    Decision published: 03/07/2015

    Effective from: 11/07/2015

    Decision:

    Cabinet considered a report on the work undertaken by officers to date to progress alternative regeneration proposals for Macclesfield Town Centre.

     

    After consideration of the various potential delivery mechanisms summarised in the Options Appraisal at Appendix A to the report,officers had identified that the best way forward to facilitate rapid delivery was to promote two alternative sites for sale, to enable consideration of all options the market could deliver. Further details were set out in the report.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That

     

    1.    the Macclesfield Town Centre Development Agreement of 2007 (as amended in 2011) between Cheshire East Council, Wilson Bowden Developments Limited and Barratt Developments Plc be terminated;

     

    2.    the Executive Director of Economic Growth and Prosperity be authorised to withdraw the Cheshire East Council (Churchill Way, Macclesfield) Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) 2014;

     

    3.    the proposal to press ahead with securing a leisure-led development for Macclesfield town centre be endorsed and officers be authorised to take all necessary actions to facilitate and secure the sale of an appropriate parcel of Council owned land within the area of the stalled Silk Street development to enable the accelerated delivery of a leisure-focused development, including (but not restricted to):

     

    a.     Taking any measures necessary to reprovide for any market traders using Churchill Way car park

     

    b.    Taking necessary measures to amend the Macclesfield Off Street Parking Places Order 2008 (or any replacement order) to enable either Duke Street car park or Churchill Way car park to be released for development dependent on the granting of  planning permission for redevelopment of that car park for a leisure led regenerative development;

     

    c.    Marketing both Churchill Way car park and and Duke Street car park for sale for a regenerative leisure led development to maximise potential opportunities; 

     

    d.    Authorising acquisition of any appropriate associated remaining freehold and leasehold interests relating to the Churchill Way or Duke Street car park sites to enable delivery of a leisure scheme, within approved budgets including taking necessary measures to agree confirmation of a ‘lift and shift’ agreement for accommodation of the electricity sub-station on the Churchill Way car park site;

     

    4.    authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Economic Growth and Prosperity in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Macclesfield, Regeneration and Assets and Finance and Assets, and the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Legal Services, to authorise the sale of either site for the most advantageous scheme which emerges from the marketing process.

     


    30/06/2015 - Former Oakley (Victoria Centre), Meredith and Newdigate Centre, Crewe to the Crewe Engineering and Design University Technical College ref: 1649    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

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  • Cheshire East Council and sponsors of the Crewe Engineering & Design University Technical College successfully bid to the Department of Education to establish a University Technical College in Crewe. The Council identified a number of potential sites and evaluated accordingly. Following the evaluation process, the Former Oakley (Victoria Centre), Meredith and Newdigate Centre was identified as the most suitable and preferred location to establish the proposed University Technical College in Crewe.

     

    The University Technical College aspiration is to develop outstanding employable young people to become the next generation of highly skilled technicians and engineers to support the industries of Cheshire East.  The location in Crewe will provide access to an engineering based technical education at Key Stage 4/5 to support companies such as Siemens, Bentley Motors Ltd and Oliver Valves who have reported a need for appropriately skilled young people to join their local workforce.

     

    The proposal will also relieve the Council of the ongoing maintenance and management liability of these premises. Some of which have been vacant for a number of years and are in a poor state of repair. The site is a central one and, being partially vacant, has been declared surplus to operational requirements. The proposal would make full use of the whole of the site and, for these reasons, the Council have identified this site as the most suitable location that is presently available to it for the purposes of housing the proposed Crewe Engineering & Design University Technical College

     

     

    Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Assets

    Made at meeting: 30/06/2015 - Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Assets

    Decision published: 30/06/2015

    Effective from: 08/07/2015

    Decision:

    1.    That, in respect of the former Oakley (Victoria Centre), Meredith and Newdigate Centre, Crewe, as shown in red on the plan attached to the report, the Council be authorised to enter into an agreement for lease conditional upon those matters set out in the report and in accordance with the detailed instructions.

     

    2.    That approval be given for negotiations take place with the current tenant of part of the site to relinquish their interest in the land so as to secure the vacant possession of those parts of the site comprised in the proposed new lease; and that on conclusion of those negotiations the Head of Legal Services be authorised to enter into a deed of surrender with the current tenant upon such terms as shall be recommended by the Interim Asset Manager.

     

    3.    Subject to the above, that the property be leased for a term of 125 years at no premium at a peppercorn rent, which is less than best consideration, substantially in the form of the Department for Education model free school lease to the proposed new tenant the Crewe Engineering & Design University Technical College.

     

    4.      That approval be given to enter into any and all Licences deemed necessary.

    Wards affected: Crewe Central;