Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 28th October, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)


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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Thursday, 24 October 2019 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).


Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 September 2019.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following item:









MDC Strategic Business Plan

Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)




To consider call-in items (if any).


Portfolio Performance and Resources - Mid-Year Portfolio Reports pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.


The Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports (PPRRs) for the Sustainable Stockport and Inclusive Neighbourhoods Portfolios are presented for consideration by the Committee. These provide a summary of progress in delivering the portfolio priorities, reform programmes and other key projects in the first half of the year, with a particular focus on the second quarter (July to September). These include forecast performance and financial data (where this is available) for the Portfolios, along with an update on the portfolio savings programmes.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:


(i)        Consider the Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports;  

(ii)      Review the progress against delivering key projects, priority outcomes, targets and budgets for 2019/20;

(iii)     Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues;

(iv)     Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Cabinet alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report;

(v)      Identify how areas of strong performance and good practice can be shared in other services.


Officer contacts:


Sustainable Stockport Alan Lawson on 474 5397 or email: or Lisa Joy on 474 4044 or email:


Inclusive Neighbourhoods Gaynor Ward on 474 3186 or email: or Stephen Pate on 218 1086 or email:

Additional documents:


Town Centre West Strategic Regeneration Framework – Outcome of Consultation pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.


The Council’s long-term ambition for the future of Town Centre West as a location for new housing and the social infrastructure and amenity needed to support a growing community has been the subject of a number of reports over recent years.  The publication of the draft Strategic Regeneration Framework for the area in July 2019 marked a significant step forward in defining and articulating the Council’s overall vision for the area.


This report provides a comprehensive summary of the responses to the consultation (Appendix A) and an updated Strategic Regeneration Framework document (Appendix B) for Members’ consideration.  Subject to Members’ views it will be submitted to Cabinet for approval on 12 November 2019.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to note and comment on this report and the full updated Strategic Regeneration Framework at Appendix B prior to its submission to Cabinet on 12 November 2019.


Officer contact: Caroline Simpson on 0161 474 5000 or email:

Additional documents:


MDC Strategic Business Plan pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.


The Council’s ambition to deliver new homes, increase the long-term viability of the town centre, and regenerate Stockport’s Town Centre West area has led to the creation of a comprehensive Strategic Regeneration Framework for the area which will be delivered by the newly formed Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation.


To ensure that there is appropriate democratically accountable oversight and influence over the MDC, the Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have both formally agreed that the MDC will produce a Strategic Business Plan that specifies what activity the MDC will undertake and that that business plan will be submitted to the Council and GMCA for approval.


This report recommends that Cabinet approve the MDC’s Strategic Business Plan which will then formally guide the MDC’s activity and act as the document against which the MDC’s effectiveness can be measured.


(NOTE: This item includes an appendix which is ‘not for publication’ and has been circulated to members of the Scrutiny Committee only)


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer contact: Caroline Simpson on 0161 474 5000 or email:

Additional documents:


Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.                                                       


The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.


Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: