Decision Maker: Economy and Growth Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To receive an update on Town centre regeneration initiatives in Crewe and Macclesfield.
The Committee received a progress report on Town Centre Regeneration programmes which included an update on the Crewe town centre regeneration programme, details of the projects being progressed to support the revitalisation of Macclesfield, progress with the emerging Town Centre Vitality Plans for the nine key service centres, and pandemic recovery support for Town Centres utilising Welcome Back Funding.
The Committee noted the inclusion of a list of Crewe Regeneration projects being led by Crewe Town Board in the report but were concerned about the lack of openness and transparency of Crewe Town Board as its meetings were not open to the public. In response it was stated that the Town Board had been established as a requirement of bidding to the Government’s Towns Fund and developing a Town Investment Plan. It was reported that the Town Board had a webpage – We Are All Crewe and that the agendas and minutes of the meetings were available on the Council’s website - agendas and minutes for Crewe Town Board
The Committee unanimously RESOLVED:
1 to note the progress which has been made in relation to the development and delivery of town centre regeneration projects in Crewe and Macclesfield
1 to note the progress made in developing Town Centre Vitality Plans for Alsager, Congleton, Handforth, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow, and agree that the draft reports shall be issued for public consultation in early 2022, and that a report shall be made back to this Committee post that consultation with specific recommendations aligned to those reports.
3 to note the ongoing work to support town centre recovery across all principal towns and key service centres and proposals for revenue spend to be claimed back from the Welcome Back Fund.
Report author: Charles Jarvis
Publication date: 04/12/2021
Date of decision: 30/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 30/11/2021 - Economy and Growth Committee
Effective from: 11/12/2021