Agenda, decisions and minutes
Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning
Friday, 6th October, 2017 10.00 am
Venue: The Board Room, Town Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA. View directions
Contact: Gaynor Hawthornthwaite Democratic Services Officer
Link: Audio recording
Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interest
To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest.
Public Speaking Time/Open Session
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Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.
No members of the public wished to speak.
To consider the Examiner’s recommendations with respect to the Weston and Basford Neighbourhood Plan.
That approval be given to the Examiner’s recommendations to make modifications to the W&BNDP as set out in the Examiner’s report (at Appendix 1) and it be confirmed that it will now proceed to referendum in the Weston and Basford Neighbourhood Plan area.
The Weston and Basford Neighbourhood Development Plan (W&BNDP) had been submitted to the Council in March 2017 and, following a statutory publicity period, proceeded to Independent Examination. The Examiner’s report had been received and it recommended that, subject to some minor modifications, it should proceed to referendum.
It was noted that the W&BNDP also covers the Wybunbury Ward as well as the Haslington Ward and that the Wybunbury Ward Member had been notified.
The Council is committed to supporting neighbourhood planning in Cheshire East. It has a legal duty to provide advice and assistance on neighbourhood plans, to hold an independent examination on neighbourhood plans submitted to the Council and to make arrangements for a referendum following a favourable Examiner’s Report.
Subject to the modifications set out in the Examiner’s Report, the W&BNDP was considered to meet the statutory basic conditions and procedural requirements set out in Schedule 10, paragraph 8, of the Localism Act and as such it could now proceed to referendum.
That approval be given to the Examiner’s recommendations to make modifications to the Weston and Basford Neighbourhood Development Plan, as set out in the Examiner’s report attached as Appendix 1 of the report, and it be confirmed that it will now proceed to referendum in the Weston and Basford Neighbourhood Plan area.
To consider the application for grant funding from Disley Parish Council
That the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning refuse this application for grant funding.
The Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning considered a report on a Neighbourhood Planning Grant Funding application which had been submitted by Disley Parish Council.
It was reported that a decision was taken to close the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme in December 2016. At the time one outstanding application was under consideration from Disley Parish Council. It was agreed that on submission of further information, this application would be considered against the Policy for the Allocation of Neighbourhood Planning Grants (the Policy), included in this report at Appendix 1.
In June 2017 the requested information was provided and the report considered the neighbourhood grant funding application submitted by Disley Parish Council.
This funding request is for works already completed. Since the original request has been made, substantive progress on the neighbourhood plan has been achieved with a draft (regulation 14) plan now currently under consultation. It is anticipated that the neighbourhood plan will be completed and submitted to Cheshire East Council in the autumn.
That the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Funding application submitted by Disley Parish Council be refused.