Decision details

Macclesfield Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework - Approval of Draft for Public Consultation

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report provides an update on the development of a Strategic Regeneration Framework for Macclesfield town centre. The Framework will assist in furthering a number of the Council’s strategic outcomes, but particularly will support the strengthening of the Borough’s economy. The report seeks the Portfolio Holder’s approval of the appended draft of the Strategic Regeneration Framework for public consultation purposes.

 

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

 

1.    approves the Draft Macclesfield Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework for public consultation purposes; and

 

2.    notes the intention to undertake a four week public consultation on that Framework in line with the appended Statement of Consultation, and to report the outcome of that public consultation to Cabinet, together with a finalised version of the Framework and Action Plan for approval.

 

Reasons for the decision:

1.    The Macclesfield Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework (Consultation Draft) has been developed by a team of appointed specialist consultants to provide clarity of vision, objectives, strategy, and priorities, together with a route map for the regeneration of Macclesfield Town Centre. The development of the document has taken into account a wealth of background evidence including consideration of representations from a number of local residents and other stakeholders on issues pertaining to the town centre.

 

2.    Given that the town centre is of concern to the wider public, it is desirable to give an opportunity for the public to comment on the draft document prior to proceeding further with its development, finalisation, and adoption.

 

 

Alternative options considered:

The option of proceeding to adoption of the Framework without public consultation has been considered. However, given the interest shown in the future of the town centre by various stakeholders, and the desirability of developing a vision, objectives, strategy and route map forward which is supported by multiple parties, that option was not considered advisable.

 

Publication date: 31/01/2019

Date of decision: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 08/02/2019

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