Decision details

Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

Cabinet considered a report on the proposed adoption of the Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework as a Supplementary Planning Document.

 

The Strategic Planning Board, at its meeting on 26th August 2020, had recommended that Cabinet adopt the Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework (Masterplan) as a Supplementary Planning Document subject to any reference within the document to the provision of a circa 20-berth marina being amended to the provision of a marina for up to 50 berths. Councillor S Gardiner spoke on this matter as Vice-Chairman  of the Strategic Planning Board.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Planning confirmed that the amendment recommended by the Strategic Planning Board could be accommodated within the Framework.

 

Councillor S Pochin, speaking as the Council’s Business Champion, asked how many businesses currently located on the site might have to be relocated. She also asked about the sustainability of the development in terms of energy usage. Finally, she asked Cabinet to reconsider the proposed use of the site.

 

With regard to sustainability, the Leader responded that the Council needed Government rules to change to require developers to build to high environmental standards. The Portfolio Holder for Planning added that no businesses would be forced to relocate as a result of the allocation of this site or the adoption of the Supplementary Planning Document.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    notes the views of Strategic Planning Board on the Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document;

 

2.    notes the key issues raised in the responses received to the public consultation that took place between January and March 2020 and the corresponding modifications to the Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document as set out in the Report of Consultation (Appendix 1); and

 

3.    having considered the consultation results and the views of the Strategic Planning Board, approves the Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework (Masterplan) as a Supplementary Planning Document, subject to any reference within the document to the provision of a circa 20-berth marina being amended to the provision of a marina for up to 50 berths.

 

Publication date: 14/09/2020

Date of decision: 08/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/09/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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