Decision details

Macclesfield Town Centre Regeneration - Castle Street Public Realm Enhancement Scheme - Final Design

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the update on the planned public realm enhancement scheme in Macclesfield town centre and approve the final package of works.





1        the reasoning for the final package of works put forward for approval including the stakeholder consultation undertaken to inform the package of works and the responses to that consultation be noted;


2        the package of public realm enhancements for Castle Street be approved; and


3        delegated authority to given to the Strategic Regeneration Manager (North) to approve non-material amendments to the approved package of works.


Reasons for the decision:

Cabinet has previously agreed to the funding of transformational public realm enhancements in the core of Macclesfield Town Centre.  Following the development of concept designs, which identified Castle Street as a priority area for improvement, detailed designs have now been developed to transform this area.


The package of works put forward is the result of careful consideration of many factors taking into account the output of concept design work, views expressed by local stakeholders, input from the Local Highway Authority, an Equality Impact Assessment, estimated costs and available budget, alongside various policy, strategy and design documents.

Alternative options considered:

A wide variety of optional finishes, landscaping, street furniture, lighting and creative elements have been considered. Having regard to all necessary requirements, available budget, relevant input from stakeholders and the objectives of the brief, the final scheme is considered to represent the best possible option.

Publication date: 06/11/2018

Date of decision: 06/11/2018

Effective from: 14/11/2018

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