Emma Fairhurst, Conservation and Design Officer presented the report that sought approval to adopt Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans for Alderley Edge, Macclesfield Town Centre, and Ollerton School Lane. Each of the areas were part of a three-year work programme to review the conservation areas across Cheshire East.
The appraisals had been subject to public consultation for 4 weeks and were part of a three-year work programme to review the Council’s Conservation Areas.
Alderley Edge had received the most response (over 20), with over half in support. There was no boundary change but confusion over the existing conservation area boundary had been identified.
Clarity was given to the Committee by the Conservation and Design Officer, that new conservation areas were being considered all the time. There was a query about Macclesfield Town Centre, and Ollerton School Lane Plans being paid for by Town and Parish Councils but that Alderley Edge had been completed in-house at Cheshire East. The Committee was advised that Alderley Edge had been on the risk for Heritage England for some time. Town and Parish Councils had provided resources to enable the completion of the plans despite there being no heritage no threat.
RESOLVED (Unanimously) That:
a) the feedback from the public consultation be received and noted;
b) the Ollerton School Lane Conservation Area Appraisal (including a boundary review) and Management Plan be adopted;
c) the Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan be adopted;
d) the Alderley Edge Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan be adopted; and
e) that authority be delegated to the Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services, in consultation with the Chair, to take all necessary actions to serve the Article 4 Direction on the identified buildings in the Alderley Edge Conservation Area.