These are draft minutes that have not yet been approved by the council. The minutes are subject to change and will be confirmed at the next meeting.

CIL23/001 PRESENT

Councillors Coan, Banks, Dalzell, Russell and Wood, Mesdames Flannery and Muskett and Messrs Covey, Griffiths, Malloy, Thompson and Watson.

A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk) and Cllr Lowe

 

CIL23/002 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

It was RESOLVED to appoint Cllr Coan as Chairman.

 

CIL23/003 APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

It was RESOLVED to appoint Cllr Banks as Deputy Chairman.

 

CIL23/004 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 Apologies were received from Cllrs Gray and Johnson (personal business), McCulloch (health) and Mr Myerscough (personal business).

 

CIL23/005 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

Cllr Russell declared a personal interest in CIL23/008 as chair of Cycle Knutsford, Cllr Dalzell declared a personal interest in CIL23/008 as a governor of Manor Park School, Cllr Lowe declared a personal interest in CIL23/010 as a proponent of the scheme and nearby neighbour, Mr Griffiths declared a personal interest in CIL23/10 as a member of Friends of the Heath and Mr Malloy declared a personal interest in CIL23/008 as chair of the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership.

 

CIL23/006 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The Town Clerk read a statement submitted by a resident which suggested the notice of the meeting omitted reference to public participation in person, suggesting that a five minute public participation period was insufficient, questioning if the town council examines the CIL received by Cheshire East Council to ensure none is misallocated, asking whether the council will prepare projects for the committee and questioning whether the proposed path for Ladies Mile meets the value for money objectives of the CIL policy.

 

CIL23/007  TERMS OF REFERENCE

The terms of reference for the advisory committee were noted.

 

CIL23/008 COMMITTEE OPERATION

A report setting out the function of the advisory committee and explaining CIL was noted.

It was RESOLVED to recommend to Full Council that the CIL policy be amended to include environmental considerations as part of the funding objectives of CIL.

It was noted that Cheshire East Council is not obligated to spend CIL generated in Knutsford in Knutsford but that proposals could be put to it to allocate CIL funding for Knutsford projects.

It was noted that the CIL scheme would now be promoted to local organisations so they can prepare funding proposals.

It was agreed that the committee would review the list of potential CIL projects developed by the former Neighbourhood Plan committee at its next meeting.

 

CIL23/009 CIL BALANCES

It was noted that the council held a balance of £26,496.80 generated through seven minor developments.

 

CIL23/010 APPLICATION FOR USE OF CIL FUNDS

It was RESOLVED to recommend to Full Council that the Ladies Mile footpath project promoted by Knutsford Town Council be added to the CIL Projects list with a value of £10,000 + 30% contingency.

It was agreed that the application form should include a clear statement of the benefits of proposals for committee consideration. It was suggested that CIL funded projects should be signed to indicate how they have been funded.

 

CIL23/011 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK

It was noted that each member would be assigned to a theme from the Neighbourhood Plan and the following allocations for the non-councillor members were set out: Sports and Leisure – Mr Watson; Town Centre – Mr Covey; Housing and Employment – Mr Myerscough ; Community and Education – Ms Flannery; Heritage – Mrs Muskett; Environment and Open Spaces – Mr Griffiths; Getting Around – Mr Malloy and Health and Wellbeing – Mr Thompson.

It was requested that the next meeting receive a summary of projects that are being undertaken/planned by Cheshire East Council and the Town Council.

 

CIL23/012 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

It was agreed to meet on 17th April at 7pm.