Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 16th December, 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, 12 December 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 150 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 October 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.



To consider call-in items (if any).


MTFP Budget Choices for 2020/21: Update

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.


Earlier this year, in September, the Cabinet presented a series of proposals in response to the summer review of the Medium Term Financial Plan undertaken earlier this year. The review highlighted the continued uncertainty, complexity and volatility facing local government funding - presenting significant challenges for local citizens and their local public services. The Cabinet’s proposals were developed in line with the medium term strategy (fig.1) which was introduced in 2018[1] to frame the choices the Council will make about its budget, both next year and in future years.


Since this report there have been further developments nationally, such as the 2019 spending review which will inform the local government finance settlement expected to be announced in December


The Cabinet remain committed to engaging widely on proposals and this report includes an update on those draft proposals that fall within this Committee’s remit. Since they were originally presented to this Committee for discussion and comment, further development on proposals have been undertaken. The updated proposals presented as part of this report also now reflect further engagement, or where appropriate consultation, with partners, citizens and relevant groups. These proposals are being presented to Scrutiny for further comment before being considered by the Cabinet on 6th January 2020 for inclusion within the Budget.


The Cabinet are keen to seek views from Scrutiny on these plans ahead of decision making in January 2020.  In order to enable broad engagement on Cabinet’s plans, Scrutiny Committees are receiving this report and suite of appendices relevant to their remit.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to comment on the proposals and consultation results presented within the report relevant to the remit of this committee.


Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email:


District Centres Update pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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


This report builds on the recent Scrutiny review into the health and prosperity of our District Centres and is seeking early views from Members to shape a future programme of work that will feed into our Local Plan and future delivery of regeneration and investment.


The report also proposes a number of proposals that could be implemented quickly whilst further engagement takes place over the coming months. 


There is also a high level update in this report on the early work following the announcement that Cheadle has been identified as part of the Government’s Town Fund initiative. 


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


Officer contact: Paul Richards on 0161 474 2940 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: