Published: 11th Oct 2019

Cheshire East Council has rubber-stamped a new regeneration vision for Macclesfield, after a public consultation said the town should ‘celebrate its quirkiness’. The new framework identifies seven ‘character areas’ as a focus of regeneration and nine strategic priorities for transforming the town centre as a catalyst for wider regeneration in Macclesfield. Consultants were appointed by the authority last year to put together the first draft framework and residents were given the chance to comment on the draft in February and March. It’s since been amended to take people’s comments into consideration. 79% of respondants agreed with the vision of Macclesfield as a ‘green, creative, connected and social’ town that ‘celebrates its quirkiness’ and is ‘rich in heritage and culture’ and ‘striving for a sustainable future’. Meanwhile, 90% called on Cheshire East to improve green space in the town, 85% wanted to see better public spaces and 82 per cent called … (To read the full article, subscribe below)