Decisions

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

26/07/2016 - Macclesfield Local Development Orders ref: 1840    Recommendations Approved

In September 2014 Cabinet considered a report on the Councils approach to promoting development on brownfield sites across Cheshire East.  Subsequently the Council explored a pilot on Local Development Areas (LDOs) in Macclesfield and in April 2015 secured £100,000 funding from the DCLG to help it facilitate the creation of two LDO areas in Macclesfield Town Centre.

 

LDOs are made by local planning authorities (LPA) and give a grant of planning permission to specific types of development within a defined area. They streamline the planning process by removing the need for developers to make a planning application to a LPA. They create certainty and save time and money for those involved in the planning process. The primary function of an LDO is to accelerate delivery of much needed development.

 

The Council has carried out the necessary pre-consultation with stakeholders in order to establish support for the LDOs. Some landowners are not interested in their property forming part of one of the LDO areas whilst others have sought to ensure that theirs is included. It is the overriding intention of the Council that these LDOs are successful in bringing forward brownfield land for residential development and so this buy-in from landowners is of the up most importance. 

 

Now that this pre-consultation has been carried out and the decisions have been made regarding which properties shall lie within the red line boundaries the Council is now seeking permission to begin the process of full public consultation.

 

 

Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Made at meeting: 26/07/2016 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision published: 26/07/2016

Effective from: 03/08/2016

Decision:

That approval be given for officers to begin the process of formal public consultation on the two Macclesfield Local Development Areas and that the responses received be incorporated into the finalising of the Orders.

Wards affected: Macclesfield Central; Macclesfield Tytherington;


26/07/2016 - Allocation of Community Grants ref: 1841    Recommendations Approved

To determine the award of Community Grants to Voluntary and Community Organisations which meet the criteria approved by Cheshire East Council. The Council recognises the valuable input that the Voluntary and Community Sector brings to the quality of life in the community. Grants are awarded to those organisations which meet the Council’s Residents First Outcomes.and there are conditions requiring that Organisations report back to the Council upon expenditure of the grant and to enable further appropriate conditions to be imposed. 

 

This is the second round of grants for 2016/17 and a schedule attached details the grants to be awarded, declined or deferred as indicated.

 

Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Health

Made at meeting: 26/07/2016 - Cabinet Member for Communities and Health

Decision published: 26/07/2016

Effective from: 03/08/2016

Decision:

That the grants detailed on the schedule attached be awarded, declined or deferred as indicated.

Wards affected: (All Wards);