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To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors P Edwards and S Wilkinson.
Declarations of Interest/Pre Determination
To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests and for Members to declare if they have a pre-determination in respect of any item on the agenda.
In the interest of openness, Councillor Mrs Rachel Bailey declared that in relation to the Audlem site she was connected to the site through marriage.
In the interest of openness, Councillor D Brickhill declared that he was a member of Haslington and Parish Council. Whilst he had discussed the process in general he had not commented on individual sites.
In the interest of openness, Councillor J Hammond declared that he was a Member of Haslington Parish Council. Some of the sites being put forward for consultation were adjacent to the Parish Council he was a member of.
In the interest of openness, Councillor D Hough declared that he was a member of Alsager Town Council. Some of the sites being put forward for consultation were in Alsager.
It was also noted Members had received correspondence from a number of people about the sites referred to in the report.
A total period of 5 minutes is allocated for each of the planning applications for the Ward Councillors who are not members of the Strategic Planning Board.
A period of 3 minutes is allocated for each of the planning applications for the following individual/groups:
That the public speaking procedure be noted.
To consider the above report.
(During consideration of the item, Councillor C Thorley left the meeting and did not return).
Consideration was given to the above report.
(Each of the following people spoke for 3 minutes in respect of the item:-
Councillor M Jones
Councillor W Fitzgerald
Councillor Mrs J Clowes
Councillor D Neilson
Councillor Mrs M Simon
Parish Councillor Cornell, Representing Weston & Basford Parish Council
Parish Councillor Heather Jones, Representing Audlem Parish Council
Parish Councillor Hovey, Representing Haslington Parish Council
Manuel Golding, ‘Representing the Residents of Wilmslow’
Andy Bailey, Representing CW2 Community Group
Miles Palmer Representing Alsager Residents Action Group
Andy Bailey, speaking on his own behalf
1. That the Portfolio Holder considered the comments of the Strategic Planning Board on the proposed list of sites and consultation methodology.
2. That approval be given to the list of sites for Consultation as possible additional sites as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the report to the Strategic Planning Board on 1 May 2013, subject to the deletion of reference to a potential gypsy and traveller site on site A; and subject to the separate consultation on employment areas A, B and C of Site I (Employment sites adjacent to Junction 16 of the M6).
3. That approval be given for the final form and wording of the Consultation Document to be delegated to the Strategic Planning & Housing Manager, in consultation with the Chairman of Strategic Planning Board, and the Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Communities.
(The meeting adjourned for lunch at 1.15pm and reconvened at 2.05pm. Councillor P Mason left the meeting during this break and did not return).