Macclesfield Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework Consultation

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Introduction

 
Purpose of this consultation

The way we shop and the way that communities use their high streets is changing. To be successful, town centres need to evolve and adapt to these changes.

Cheshire East Council is committed to securing the sustainable success of Macclesfield Town Centre and has commissioned consultants to draft a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF), to guide and co-ordinate its future regeneration.

The purpose of the SRF is to set out a clear vision, principles and key objectives for the future regeneration of the town centre, and  to provide the confidence needed to bring forward investment, jobs and economic growth.

The draft Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) can be downloaded here (PDF, 4.1MB, 40 pages).

The SRF is currently at draft stage and further work will be undertaken to refine it and to develop further the action plan within it in response to this consultation. We would now like your feedback on this document.

Listening to past feedback

This draft SRF has been developed based on a wide range of feedback received through past consultation and engagement with stakeholders. In particular, feedback received from the public consultation on the draft 5 year regeneration plan for the town centre ‘There’s no Place like Macclesfield’, produced in late 2017, suggested people wanted to see a longer term more strategic approach to regeneration.

This feedback, combined with the news of a potential HS2 service to Macclesfield, led to the decision to develop this longer term Strategic Regeneration Framework. Given this change in scope of regeneration proposals, it is considered that all stakeholders should have a further chance to feed in their views again. More information about past stakeholder engagement can be found on page 16 of the draft SRF. 
Submitting your comments

Please submit your consultation response by 5pm on 13th March 2019 by completing this questionnaire. Towards the end of the questionnaire there is an opportunity for you to upload your consultation response in whatever format you prefer.

The council will also be hosting a drop-in event as part of this consultation, where you will be able to talk with members of the consultant team and council officers about the SRF if you wish to. This event will be held between 10am and 3pm at Unit 8 (previously Clarks Kids) in the Grosvenor Centre, Macclesfield on Saturday 16 February 2019.

For any queries about this consultation, e.g. if you would like to receive this questionnaire in an alternative format or submit your response in a different way, please call Customer Services on 0300 123 55 00.

Once the consultation closes we will analyse all responses, and produce a summary report of them. All responses will be considered by the consultant team and used to inform the final content of the SRF. The summary report on consultation responses will be published online on our consultation webpages.

Your confidentiality is assured

Any personal information you supply will remain strictly confidential. The information you provide will only be used by Cheshire East Council to analyse results of this consultation. We will not pass on your personal information to any third parties.

We comply with all laws concerning the protection of personal and sensitive information, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To find out how we use your information see our privacy policy.