Decision details

Cultural Framework 2023-2028

Decision Maker: Economy and Growth Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve a refreshed CEC Cultural Framework for 2023 - 2028.


The Committee considered the report which sought approval for the Cheshire East Council Cultural Framework 2023 to 2028.


The Framework set out the priorities and mechanisms for commissioning of cultural activity across the Council and with external partners.


The report also responded to the Notice Motion on Public Art Consultation, submitted to Council in October 2022 by Councillors A Gage and S Edgar, with proposals for the process for commission of public art, which following adoption would become part of the Cultural Framework.


The Chair read out a statement from the proposer of the Notice of Motion which asked that the Committee considered locking in the automatic requirement to hold a public consultation of at least 21 days when proposing public art and that this could be carried out at almost no cost via the Council’s website.


During consideration of the process for public art consultation it was proposed that in Stage 7, the wording in the second box be amended to read ‘Further consultation must take place at this point if identified in the engagement and consultation plan’.


RESOVED: That the Committee


1          approve the revised Cultural Framework 2023-2028, as set out in appendix A to the report.


2          approve the process set out for the commissioning of public art, as set out in appendix B to the report, and incorporate into the Cultural Framework, subject to the amendment of the wording in Stage 7 from ‘may’ to ‘must’.





Councillor A Kolker left the meeting before consideration of the next item.


Publication date: 17/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Economy and Growth Committee

Effective from: 24/03/2023

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