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.

 

CIL23/013 PRESENT

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

A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)

 

CIL23/014 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 Apologies were received from Cllrs Banks, Gray and Johnson (personal business).

 

CIL23/015 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

Cllr Dalzell declared a personal interest as a member of the Knutsford Skate Park Project. Cllr Russell declared a personal interest as chair of Cycle Knutsford.

Mr Malloy declared a personal interest in connection with his membership/chairmanship of the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, Friends of College Wood, Friends of the Moor, Cycle Knutsford, Knutsford Beer Festival and the Knutsford Skate Park Project. Mr Griffiths declared a personal interest as a member of Friends of the Heath and Crosstown Community Orchard.

 

CIL23/016 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

No members of the public wished to address the committee.

 

CIL23/017 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was RESOLVED to approve the minutes.

 

CIL23/018 ANNUAL CIL MONITORING REPORT

The draft CIL Monitoring Report for the 2023-24 financial year was noted.

 

CIL23/019 APPROVED AMENDMENTS TO CIL FRAMEWORK

The amendments made to the CIL Framework since the previous meeting were noted.

 

CIL23/020 CIL PROJECTS LIST

Mrs Flannery arrived during this item.

The committee reviewed the potential CIL projects list developed by the former Neighbourhood Plan Committee and agreed to remove the following projects:

  • Funding of increased Police and PCSO patrols around schools for unsafe parking
  • Funding of lollipop ladies/men where schools have no crossings
  • Enhancement of outdoor social areas at Knutsford Academy
  • Upgrading of Knutsford Academy SEN facilities
  • Investments in primary school facilities
  • Funding of new primary school
  • Charge Euro 5 or older diesels
  • Installation of additional bins
  • Installation of Speed Indicator Devices on Tabley Road
  • Installation of a zebra crossing at the Northwich Road end of Ladies Mile
  • Installation of a zebra crossing at the Tabley Road junction of Manchester Road
  • Installation of a zebra crossing on Bexton Road from Egerton school to Booths
  • Widening of Garden Road and installation of parking
  • Improvements to Seven Sister’s Lane junctions e.g. roundabout
  • Creation of safe drop off zones at schools
  • Installation of car electric charging points
  • Widening of Ladies Mile
  • Investment in GP buildings
  • Survey for development options at Bexton Road site
  • Outdoor gym trail
  • Development of a Preventative Health Strategy
  • Provision for the purchase of land for additional and/or shared health facilities.
  • Funding of organisations supporting the young, elderly, dementia and mentally ill patients
  • Grant funding to community organisations for public liability insurance (to enable activities)
  • Purchase of landing areas for Air Ambulance near new development
  • Installation maintenance of noise/air pollution monitors
  • Improvements to public realm e.g. lighting, signage, screening of refuse bins

It was noted that this did not prohibit the committee allocating CIL to a project if an application came forward.

Mr Myerscough left the meeting during the review of the projects list.

It was agreed to encourage projects coming forward in respect of:

  • Creation of a cycle path from the Moor to Parkgate Lane
  • Installation of additional benches to support active travel
  • Creation of heritage/walking trails linked to interpretation boards and active travel
  • The installation of fingerposts indicating the distance/time to points to encourage walking

and it was noted that the Environment and Transport Committee was investigating some of these already.

 

CIL23/021 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK

The Town Clerk responded to a question advising that the start date for the Ladies Mile footpath works, which would be funded by CIL, was awaited from the contractor.

 

CIL23/022 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

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