Agenda and minutes

Executive
Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2016.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 22 March 2016 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

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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Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Executive.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and Executive Councillors on any matters within the powers and duties of the Executive, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

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Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

5.

Final Report of the Scrutiny Review 'Member Development & Support' pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee.

 

The report is the Final Report of the Scrutiny Committee’s Review. The Review Panel sought to investigate the evolving role of members in relation to the Investing in Stockport Programme to ensure that Councillors have the appropriate support to fulfil their changing roles.

 

The Executive is invited to receive the final report and request that the Deputy Chief Executive prepare a response to detailed recommendations.

 

Officer contact: Craig Ainsworth, 0161 474 3204, craig.ainsworth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Lead Councillor (Councillor John McGahan) of the Scrutiny Review ‘Member Development & Support’ attended the meeting to present the final report of the Review (copies of which had been circulated) and to answer questions from executive councillors.

 

RESOLVED (1) That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to prepare a response to the “Member Development & Support” Scrutiny Review and the recommendations contained therein for consideration by the Executive at a future meeting.

 

(2) That the gratitude of the Executive be recorded for the excellent work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel ‘Member Development & Support’ and others involved in the Review.

6.

Final Report of the Scrutiny Review 'Repairing Potholes and Other Defects - Process and Quality' pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Environment & Economy Scrutiny Committee.

 

The report is the Final Report of the Scrutiny Committee’s Review. The Review considered the repair of potholes and other defects on the adopted highway, both the process and quality of repairs. Specifically this entailed:-

 

·         a review of the repair process (potholes and other defects on the highway) including the ‘back office’ process to help determine if there are opportunities for changes and/or efficiency

·         a review of the quality of reactive maintenance repair (potholes and other defects on the highway); and

·         a review of the Council’s Safety Inspection & Repair Policy and Plan.

 

A number of recommendations are presented for the Executive to consider.

 

The Executive is invited to receive the final report and request that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration prepare a response to the recommendations.

 

Officer contact: David Clee, 0161 474 3137, david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Lead Councillor (Councillor Philip Harding) of the Scrutiny Review ‘Repairing Potholes and Other Defects – Process and Quality’ attended the meeting to present the final report of the Review (copies of which had been circulated) and to answer questions from executive councillors.

 

RESOLVED (1) That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be requested to prepare a response to the ‘Repairing Potholes and Other Defects – Process and Quality’ Scrutiny Review final report and the recommendations contained therein for consideration by the Executive at a future meeting.

 

(2) That the gratitude of the Executive be recorded for the excellent work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel and others involved in the Review.

 

7.

Final Report of the Scrutiny Review 'Support for Carers of people with Dementia' pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider a report of the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

 

The Review sought to understand what support was available for carers of people suffering from dementia and whether or not more could be done to help them in keeping their loved one independent and living well at home, including what more could be done to ensure the carer’s own health and wellbeing was looked after.

 

The Executive is invited to receive the final report and request that the Corporate Director for People prepare a response to the recommendations, in conjunction with health partners as appropriate.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Vali, 0161 474 3201, jonathan.vali@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Lead Councillor (Councillor John Wright) of the Scrutiny Review ‘Support for Carers of people with Dementia’ attended the meeting to present the final report of the Review (copies of which had been circulated) and to answer questions from executive councillors.

 

RESOLVED (1) That the Corporate Director for People, in conjunction with NHS partners, be requested to prepare a response to the “Support for Carers of people with Dementia” Scrutiny Review and the recommendations contained therein for consideration by the Executive at a future meeting.

 

(2) the gratitude of the Executive be recorded for the excellent work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel and others involved in the Review.

8.

Executive Response to the Scrutiny Review 'Support Provided to Care Leavers' (SC1) pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Supporting Children)

 

The report sets out the Executive’s proposed response to the recommendations made by the Children & Young People’s Scrutiny Committee as part of its Review into the support provided to those leaving local authority care, that were received by the Executive at its meeting on 22 March 2016.

 

The Executive is invited to adopt the draft response as set out in the report.

 

Officer contact: Janette Warburton, 0161 475 6843, janetter.warburton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Supporting Children) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider a proposed response to the recommendations made by the Children & Young People’s Scrutiny Committee as part of their Review ‘Support Provided to Care Leavers’.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the response to the ‘Support Provided to Care Leavers’ Scrutiny Review Final Report be approved.

 

(2) That the Executive’s gratitude and appreciation be recorded for the excellent work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel and others involved.

9.

Stockport Exchange Redevelopment Scheme – Wellington Road South Compulsory Purchase Order (SG20/ TE11) pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Support & Governance)

 

This report recommends that authority is granted to make a compulsory purchase order to acquire the further properties needed for the latter phases of Stockport Exchange, should agreement not be reached through the existing private treaty negotiations.

 

The Executive is recommended to agree to the following:-

 

1.    That the Executive agrees to the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order under s.226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), s.13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, and all other relevant powers to acquire all outstanding land and interests required for Phases 6 and 7 of Stockport Exchange and to create new rights facilitating the proposed development and treatment of elevations of properties affected, together with the right to erect, repair, maintain and improve those elevations.

 

2.    That if the CPO is confirmed, the Executive agrees to the acquisition of the land and rights the subject of the CPO subject to there being no material change in circumstances that would mean that it could not properly pursue the CPO.

 

3.    That the Executive agrees to carry out and enter into arrangements to secure the appropriation for planning purposes of the land required for the development in order to utilise the power contained in Sections 232 and  237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

 

4.    That the Executive authorises the Corporate Director of Place Management and Regeneration and Borough Treasurer (1) to take all necessary steps to implement these resolutions and to appropriate land, in accordance with the terms set out in this Report and (2) to approve agreements with landowners setting out the terms of withdrawals of objections to the Order including where appropriate the exclusion of land from the Order, to make deletions from, and/or minor amendments, and modifications to the proposed Order and Order Plans, to agree to refrain from vesting any land/rights included within the Order should this be in their opinion appropriate, and to negotiate terms for the acquisition by agreement of any outstanding interests/rights in the land within the Order prior to its confirmation.

 

Officer contact: George Perrin/ Michael Bownes, 0161 474 4520/ 3212, George.perrin@stockport.gov.uk / Michael.bownes@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Support & Governance) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to grant authority to make a compulsory purchase order to acquire the further properties needed for the latter phases of Stockport Exchange, should agreement not be reached through the existing private treaty negotiations.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to Stockport Exchange:-

 

  (i)       the Executive agrees to the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order under s.226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), s.13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, and all other relevant powers to acquire all outstanding land and interests required for Phases 6 and 7 of Stockport Exchange and to create new rights facilitating the proposed development and treatment of elevations of properties affected, together with the right to erect, repair, maintain and improve those elevations.

 

 (ii)       if the CPO is confirmed, the Executive agrees to the acquisition of the land and rights the subject of the CPO subject to there being no material change in circumstances that would mean that it could not properly pursue the CPO.

 

(iii)       the Executive agrees to carry out and enter into arrangements to secure the appropriation for planning purposes of the land required for the development in order to utilise the power contained in Sections 232 and  237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

 

(iv)       the Executive authorises the Corporate Director of Place Management and Regeneration and Borough Treasurer (1) to take all necessary steps to implement these resolutions and to appropriate land, in accordance with the terms set out in this Report and (2) to approve agreements with landowners setting out the terms of withdrawals of objections to the Order including where appropriate the exclusion of land from the Order, to make deletions from, and/or minor amendments, and modifications to the proposed Order and Order Plans, to agree to refrain from vesting any land/rights included within the Order should this be in their opinion appropriate, and to negotiate terms for the acquisition by agreement of any outstanding interests/rights in the land within the Order prior to its confirmation.

10.

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Report (SP6) pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Supporting Places)

 

Stockport Council has a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to develop and consult on a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Stockport to set out the role of the Council in managing the flood risk within the borough its role in working with other key stakeholders and the local community. The proposed Strategy has been the subject of a public consultation including Area Committees a, key Stakeholders and the Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee.

 

The proposed strategy includes information on potential flooding risks in Stockport, the legislative background and duties of Stockport Council with respect to managing flood risk and the objectives of the strategy. The objectives are supported by a number of measures and an action plan.

 

The Executive is requested to approve the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy in appendix 1 including its proposed objectives and measures subject to any further consultation responses being received and delegate to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the Executive Councillor (Supporting Places) the ability to approve any subsequent amendments to the proposed strategy and its associated background documents.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson, 0161-474-4351, sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Supporting Places) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider the draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy, its proposed objectives and measures. The proposed Strategy had been subject of a public consultation including Area Committees, key Stakeholders and the Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy set out appendix 1, including its proposed objectives and measures subject to any further consultation responses being received, and delegate to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the Executive Councillor (Supporting Places) the ability to approve any subsequent amendments to the proposed strategy and its associated background documents.

11.

Stockport Interchange Update Report (SP9) pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Supporting Places)

 

This report provides an update on progress with the Stockport town centre interchange and the ongoing discussions with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) regarding the redevelopment of the site which is owned by Stockport Council.

 

The Executive is recommended to:

 

        Approve in principle the drafting of a development agreement with TfGM for the development of the new interchange and any associated commercial development and highway improvements;

 

        Approve in principle the granting of a new lease to TfGM of the Interchange, the lease to be granted under the terms of a development agreement between the Council and TfGM once construction of the new Interchange and related works have been completed to the satisfaction of the Council, the terms to be approved by the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration and Borough Treasurer;

 

        Assist TfGM in securing vacant possession of the site of the Interchange, the premises required for the proposed new bridge link to Heaton Lane and others deemed necessary;

 

        Authorise the stopping up or diversion, either temporarily or permanently, of public highways and rights of way deemed necessary to permit construction and operation of the Interchange and associated public realm improvements;

 

        Authorise the entering into of agreements with landowners and others to secure the land required for highway and other improvements necessary for the construction and operation of the Interchange, and to improve access between the Interchange and Stockport Railway Station;

 

        Authorise Council officers to undertake the design and/or carry out the works in relation to 1.4 and 1.5 above;

 

        Agree in principle, to the making of a compulsory purchase order to support the Interchange development and to delegate to  the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the Executive Member Supporting Places, the final decision on whether to authorise an order to be made and submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport (or other appropriate Secretary of State) for the purpose of confirming such order under the relevant statutory powers to acquire all outstanding land and interests required for the Interchange development;

 

        Authorise the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration to take all necessary steps to bring the order into operation, provided that the order is confirmed by the appropriate Secretary of State;

 

        Agree that if the order is confirmed, the acquisition of the land and rights the subject of the order be approved, subject to there being no material change in circumstances that would mean that the Council could not properly make and pursue the order;

 

        Authorise the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration and Borough Treasurer (1) to take all necessary steps to implement these resolutions and (2) to approve agreements with landowners setting out the terms of withdrawals of objections to the order once made, including where appropriate, the exclusion of land from the order, to make deletions from, and/or minor amendments, and modifications to the order and associated order map and plans, to agree to refrain from vesting any land/rights included within the order should this be in their opinion appropriate, and to negotiate terms for the acquisition by agreement of any outstanding interests/rights in the land within the order prior to its confirmation;

 

        Give delegated authority to the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration and Borough Treasurer in consultation with the  Executive Member Supporting Places and the Executive Member Support and Governance  to take such other steps as are appropriate and necessary to secure the development of the Interchange and related works;

 

        Approve the adoption of the proposed new bridge and any new public highway created as part of the scheme;

 

        Approve the above recommendations subject to TfGM reimbursing the Council’s reasonable costs and any compensation payable.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson, 0161 474 4351, sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Supporting Places) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Executive with an update on progress with the Stockport town centre interchange and the ongoing discussions with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) regarding the redevelopment of the site which was owned by the Council.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the Stockport transport interchange

 

·                approval in principle be given to the drafting of a development agreement with TfGM for the development of the new interchange and any associated commercial development and highway improvements;

 

·                approval in principle be given to the granting of a new lease to TfGM of the Interchange, the lease to be granted under the terms of a development agreement between the Council and TfGM once construction of the new Interchange and related works have been completed to the satisfaction of the Council, the terms to be approved by the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration and Deputy Chief Executive;

 

·                officers assist TfGM in securing vacant possession of the site of the Interchange, the premises required for the proposed new bridge link to Heaton Lane and others deemed necessary;

 

·                authorisation be given to the stopping up or diversion, either temporarily or permanently, of public highways and rights of way deemed necessary to permit construction and operation of the Interchange and associated public realm improvements;

 

·                authorisation be given to the entering into of agreements with landowners and others to secure the land required for highway and other improvements necessary for the construction and operation of the Interchange, and to improve access between the Interchange and Stockport Railway Station;

 

·                officers be authorised to undertake the design and/or carry out the works in relation to bullet points 4 and 5 above;

 

·                agreement in principle be given to the making of a compulsory purchase order to support the Interchange development and to delegate to  the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the Executive Member Supporting Places, the final decision on whether to authorise an order to be made and submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport (or other appropriate Secretary of State) for the purpose of confirming such order under the relevant statutory powers to acquire all outstanding land and interests required for the Interchange development;

 

·                the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration be authorised to take all necessary steps to bring the order into operation, provided that the order is confirmed by the appropriate Secretary of State;

 

·                if the order is confirmed, agreement be given to the acquisition of the land and rights the subject of the order be approved, subject to there being no material change in circumstances that would mean that the Council could not properly make and pursue the order;

 

·                the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration and Borough Treasurer be authorised (1) to take all necessary steps to implement these resolutions and (2) to approve agreements with landowners setting out the terms of withdrawals of objections to the order once made, including where appropriate, the exclusion of land from the order, to make deletions from, and/or minor amendments, and modifications to the order and associated order map and plans, to agree to refrain from vesting any land/rights included within the order should this be in their opinion appropriate, and to negotiate terms for the acquisition by agreement of any outstanding interests/rights in the land within the order prior to its confirmation;

 

·                the Corporate Director Place Management and Regeneration and Borough Treasurer in consultation with the  Executive Councillor (Supporting Places) and the Executive Councillor (Support & Governance) be authorised to take such other steps as are appropriate and necessary to secure the development of the Interchange and related works;

 

·                the adoption of the proposed new bridge and any new public highway created as part of the scheme be approved; and

 

·                the above resolutions be adopted subject to TfGM reimbursing the Council’s reasonable costs and any compensation payable.

12.

Greater Manchester Low Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan Consultation (SP20) pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Supporting Places)

 

This report gives an overview of the Greater Manchester Low Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan which are currently out to consultation. It identifies the implications for Stockport and requests the comments of councillors.

 

The Greater Manchester Low Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan are currently out for consultation until the 29 April 2016.

 

Greater Manchester authorities are responsible for maintaining good air quality or improving air quality where required so as to meet mandatory limits. The two pollutants of most concern for the majority of areas of the UK where air quality is problem are NO2 and PM, derived from gasoline. Transport is by far the largest source of NO2 and PM emissions and is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Goods vehicles and buses make a disproportionate contribution to NO2 emissions.

 

The Executive is requested to comment on the proposed strategy and plan with particular focus on the proposed actions within the plan and delegate approval to the Executive Councillor (Supporting Places) to approve the response on behalf of Stockport Council.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson, 0161 474 4351, sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Supporting Places) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to comment on the proposed Greater Manchester Low Emissions Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan. The Strategy and Action Plan were currently subject of consultation until the 29 April 2016.

 

RESOLVED – That the proposed response to the Greater Manchester Low Emissions Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan consultation be approved, and final approval of the submission on behalf of Stockport Council be delegated to the Executive Councillor (Supporting Places).

13.

Executive Response to the 22nd Public Health Annual Report pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Independence & Wellbeing)

 

The Director of Public Health has published his 22nd Public Health Annual Report and has invited the Executive to provide a response to his recommendations. Stockport Homes have provided a separate response. The Public Health Annual Report is available on the Council website.

 

The Executive be recommended to adopt the draft Response to the recommendations of the Director of Public Health.

 

Officer contact: Karen Kime, 0161 474 3574, karen.kime@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Executive Councillor (Independence & Wellbeing) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive to consider a proposed response to the recommendations contained in the 22nd Annual report of the Director of Public Health. The Executive Councillor highlighted the input into the response from executive colleagues and officers.

 

The Executive Councillor highlighted in particular the responses to recommendations 5, 28 and 29 that had been discussed at the Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee and the potential for further work to be undertaken in relation to these.

 

RESOLVED – That the draft response to the recommendations of the 22nd Annual report of the Director of Public Health be approved and adopted, and that the attention of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be drawn to response to recommendations 5, 28 and 29.

14.

AGMA and GMCA Decisions - March & April 2016 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council.

 

The Executive is invited to note the decisions of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority held on 18 March 2016 and the Planning and Housing Commission Meeting held on 13 April 2016.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Vali, 0161 474 3201, jonathan.vali@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out decisions taken by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority meeting held on 18 March 2016 and the Planning and Housing Commission Meeting held on 13 April 2016.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

15.

To consider recommendations of Scrutiny Committees

On:-

 

(a)  Matters (if any) referred to the Executive Meeting

 

(b)  Any called-in Executive Decisions

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Minutes:

There were none to consider.