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.

 22/129   PRESENT

Councillors Houghton, Abel, Beswick, Coan, Dalzell, Forbes, Gardiner, Gray, Lowe, Malloy and McCulloch.

In attendance: A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)

 

22/130   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received from Cllrs Morris (health), Power and Robertson (personal business)

 

22/131   DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

Cllrs Malloy, Gardiner, Coan, Dalzell, Gray, Houghton and McCulloch declared personal interests in 22/134 on the grounds of being known to parties submitting proposals.

 

22/132  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A resident highlighted the relevant policy of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan with respect to the reuse of historic buildings, noting the importance of 60 King Street and that above all preservation of the building must is of paramount importance.

 

22/133  CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 6th March.

 

22/134  REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS

It was RESOLVED[1] to amend the terms of reference for the Assets and Operations committee from 5 members to 4 members.

 

22/135  60 KING STREET

A motion to exclude the public and press on the grounds of the confidential nature of discussions was proposed and seconded but on the casting vote of the Town Mayor failed.

Cllr Beswick joined the meeting.

Council discussed the detail of proposals A and B separately and proposals C-F as a group.

It was RESOLVED to exclude the public and press on the grounds of the confidential nature of discussions. Council discussed further detail of the proposals and RESOLVED to readmit the public and press.

It was RESOLVED[2] to progress proposal B and authorise the Assets and Operations Committee to negotiate the detail of the proposal which is to be brought back to Full Council for final approval.

 

22/136  DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

It was noted that the next scheduled meeting will be held on 22nd May 2023 at 7pm.

 

[1] Cllr Forbes voted against the resolution.

[2] Cllrs Gardiner and Beswick voted against the resolution.