Agenda and minutes

Highways and Transport Committee
Thursday, 9th December, 2021 10.30 am, NEW

Venue: The Capesthorne Room - Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1EA. View directions

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Tel: 01270 686462 Email:  sarah.baxter@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

35.

Apologies for Absence

To note any apologies for absence from Members.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors S Akers Smith, L Braithwaite, B Burkhill and M Sewart.

36.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

37.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 November 2021.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 November 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

38.

Public Speaking/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.24 of the Council’s Committee Procedure Rules and Appendix on Public Speaking, set out in the Constitution, a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to put questions to the committee on any matter relating to this agenda. Each member of the public will be allowed up to two minutes each to speak, and the Chair will have discretion to vary this where they consider it appropriate.

 

Members of the public wishing to speak are required to provide notice of this at least three clear working days’ in advance of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no members of public present.

39.

Middlewich Eastern Bypass-to authorise the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order, Side Roads Order and Bridge Scheme for the delivery of the Middlewich Eastern Bypass Scheme pdf icon PDF 283 KB

To consider the above report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report requesting the Committee to authorise the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order, Side Roads Order and Bridge Scheme for the delivery of the Middlewich Eastern Bypass Scheme.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.That it be noted that recommendation 2.1 made by the Cabinet on 15 January 2019 meant that the Council approved the underwriting and forward funding of the costs of the Scheme up to £25.5m up to the submission of the Full Business Case to the Department for Transport.

 

2.That the ongoing requirement to forward fund expenditure on the Scheme in lieu of external contributions be noted. And it be noted that this presented financial risks as outlined in the financial implications of the report.

 

3.That confirmation be given that the acquisition of the land identified in the Map accompanying The Cheshire East Council (A533 Middlewich Eastern Bypass) Compulsory Purchase Order 2022 (“the Order Map”) attached to the report was necessary for highway purposes.

 

4.That the draft Statement of Reasons, the draft CPO (including the form and contents of the Schedules to the CPO (“the Order Schedules”) and the draft Order Map both substantially in the form annexed to the report for the purposes of the CPO be approved.

 

5.That the draft plans accompanying The Cheshire East Borough Council (A533 Middlewich Eastern Bypass) (Classified Road) (Side Roads) Order 2022 (“the SRO Plans”) substantially in the form annexed to the report for the purposes of the SRO be approved.

 

6.That the draft SRO Schedule substantially in the form annexed to the report for the purposes of the SRO be approved.

 

7.Is notified of the Statutory Blight regime that requires the Council to respond to Statutory Blight Notices pursuant to Part VI, Chapter II of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) (“the Act”) as a consequence of the relevant land becoming blighted by virtue of relevant trigger events as contained within Schedule 13 of the Act.

 

8.Is notified of the submission of the Full Business Case to the Department for Transport Large Local Majors Scheme funding and any material changes to the Scheme funding.

 

9.That the Director of Highways and Infrastructure in consultation with the Director of Governance and Compliance be authorised;

 

(i)        To make minor modifications to the draft Statement of Reasons, draft CPO and draft Order Map as necessary;

(ii)        To make minor modifications to The Cheshire East Borough Council (A533 Middlewich Eastern Bypass) (Classified Road) (Side Roads) Order 2022 and the SROPlans as necessary.

 

(iii)       To determinethe form and contents of the Schedules to the CPO (“the Order Schedules”), which identify the interests in the land and new rights to be acquired pursuant to the CPO, as identified within the OrderMap.

 

(iv)       To make if necessary, any a minor or technical amendment to the CPO and SRO and Bridge Scheme, prior to the making of the CPO and SRO and the Bridge Scheme.  

 

(v)        In the event that any local Public Inquiry was convenedto consider objectionsto theCPO,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Appendix G on the agenda has been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that the matter may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1,2,3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the virtual meeting during consideration of the following item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that it involves the likely discussion of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2,3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

41.

Middlewich Eastern Bypass-to authorise the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order, Side Roads Order and Bridge Scheme for the delivery of the Middlewich Eastern Bypass Scheme (Appendix G)

To consider the above appendix.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to appendix G of the report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That appendix G be noted.