Agenda

Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 12th April, 2021 6.00 pm, POSTPONED

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

Substitutes

Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Thursday, 8 April 2021 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meetings held on 25 January and 16 March 2021.

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Declarations of Interest

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

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Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

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Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of Agenda Item 11 – ‘MDC Strategic Business Plan 2021-2026 and Annual Action Plan 2021 – 2022’ which contains information ‘not for publication’ in its appendix by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

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Safer Stockport Partnership Annual Update 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate & Support Services) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

This item will provide the committee with an update on the key achievements of partnership working and across partner organisations against Safer Stockport Partnership’s (SSP) priorities during 2020/21. This is based around the strategic priorities determined in the 2018-21 SSP Plan and priority areas for action in the associated delivery plan, refreshed in October 2019.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to:

 

(1)  Consider the SSP Annual Update 2020/21 presentation;

(2)  Note progress made relating to delivery against the priority themes of the SSP Plan;

(3)  Provide any comments or reflections on the issues covered in the presentation.

 

Officer contact: Katy Forde on 07527 387232 or email: katy.forde@stockport.gov.uk

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Stockport Homes Delivery Plan 2021 - 2026 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The Management Agreement between the Council and Stockport Homes requires Stockport Homes to produce a Delivery Plan every five years, with an interim review at year 3 and annual reports to the Council setting out the progress made against the plan. This new plan will run from 2021-2026, with a review scheduled for 2023/4 to ensure the plan remains relevant and aligned to Council priorities and objectives, and to incorporate any new objectives/actions.

 

The Delivery Plan sets out the actions Stockport Homes will take to properly and effectively manage and maintain the Council’s housing stock, and how it will work to support and deliver the wider strategic objectives of the Council and the Borough Plan. The Delivery Plan has been developed in close consultation with the Council and provides the basis against which the Council can measure the progress and effectiveness of Stockport Homes.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Andy Kippax on 0161 474 4319 or email: andy.kippax@stockport.gov.uk

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The Annual flood resilience plan and Highway Drainage Asset Management pdf icon PDF 383 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report is the first Annual Flood Resilience Plan which will set out the various roles and responsibilities of the council with regard to flooding and flood resilience including its roles as the Lead Local Flood Authority, highway authority and landowner both of greenspace and working with Stockport Homes its significant housing assets. The work in this area supports the council’s overall approach to climate change via Stockport CAN strategy.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-

 

·         Note that the Cabinet Member has considered that the Storm Christof major incident in January 21 was the third significant flooding episode in 5 years, reflects that flooding is likely to be a regular occurrence in the future and has therefore asked officers to review the service provision and the scale of the borough’s interventions.

·         Note and comment on the progress made with regards to the council’s management of drainage and structural assets, improvements with resident communications and emergency planning activity.

·         Note that further investigation work for those areas most severely affected over the past 5 years will be undertaken over the next 6 months.

·         Note and comment on the draft Highway Gully Cleansing Operation Plan document.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Active Communities: CIC Establishment Update pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

This report provides an interim update to Scrutiny on the establishment of Stockport Active Community Interest Company (CIC) and progress towards transitioning leisure and active communities services into the new organisation.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Paul Richards on 0161-474-2940 or email: paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk

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Compulsory Purchase Order – 2 Woodstock Avenue, Reddish SK5 7HX pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report details the intention to purchase compulsorily long term vacant property, being 2 Woodstock Avenue Reddish Stockport SK5 7HX Stockport (Property). The Property is having a detrimental impact on the environment and amenity of the local area by reason of its dilapidated condition. 

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance).

 

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: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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Items 'Not for Publication'

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MDC Strategic Business Plan 2021-2026 and Annual Action Plan 2021 – 2022 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The Stockport Town Centre West Mayoral Development Corporation was created in September 2019 to deliver the Council’s ambitious agenda to deliver a new community alongside the existing Town Centre community, increase the long-term viability of the whole town centre, and regenerate Stockport’s Town Centre West.  It will deliver the long-term vision for the area as set out in the Strategic Regeneration Framework for Town Centre West which the Council approved in November 2019.

 

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 plan is the second full year plan following last year’s five year Strategic Business Plan approved by Cabinet on 23rd June 2020 and the interim Strategic Business Plan covering the period from the MDC’s creation to the end of the 2019/20 financial year approved by Cabinet on 12th November 2019.

 

(NOTE: The report contains a ‘not for publication’ appendix that 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 0161-218-1940 or email: caroline.simpson@stockport.gov.uk

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