Approval is sought to launch and deliver the Macclesfield Town Centre Shop Front Grants Scheme up to a total cost of £50,000 utilising funding from the existing Regeneration and Development Programme budget. Delegated authority is sought for the Project Director Macclesfield Regeneration to approve individual grants as part of that scheme up to a maximum of £2,000 per individual grant.
The Shop Front Grant Scheme will lead to enhancements in the town centre environment supporting a number of Residents First Outcomes, in particular supporting the resilience of the economy (Outcome 2) and the sustainability of place (Outcome 4). The scheme will also significantly contribute to the Council’s Quality of Place Agenda.
The Council is committed to the regeneration of Macclesfield Town Centre. In 2015 a series of shop front improvements were funded by the Council in the vicinity of Market Place and Chestergate and not only did that investment enhance the appearance of that area of town but as a result a number of previously vacant properties in the area became reoccupied and there was a noticeable increase of private sector investment there. As a result a scheme is now planned for the southern part of the town around the lower Mill Street area.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Macclesfield Central;