Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 4th March, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 28 January 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Urgent Decisions

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

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

3.

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:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

 

4.

Community Engagement

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4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

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Minutes:

No announcements were made.

4.(ii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to submit questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee subject to the exclusions set out in the code of practice.

 

No questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Public Realm

The local Public Realm Inspector will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at the last committee meetings. Councillors and Members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environmental quality.

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Minutes:

Janette Sadgrove (Public Realm Inspector) submitted a report providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement related matters in the Heatons and Reddish area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Carriageway resurfacing on Didsbury Road at the junction with Bankhall Road.

·         Carriageway resurfacing on Longford Road West from Ruskin Road to Walton Hall Drive.

·         A successful Task Day was held on the Heaton Norris Estate on 20th February 2019.

·         Requests for new litter bins to be placed on Gorton Road, Linfield Road and Matlock Road.

 

RESOLVED – That Janette Sadgrove be thanked for her attendance and report.

4.(iv)

Petitions

To receive petitions from members of the public and community groups.

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(v)

Open Forum

In accordance with the Code of Practice no organisation has indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding - St Mary's Play Group pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider an application from St Mary’s Play Group who are requesting funding to support a new play group which will operate on Tuesday mornings 9.30am-11.15am for 5th March 2019.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of St Mary’s Playgroup (copies of which had been circulated) requesting funding towards the opening of a Playgroup in the South Reddish area.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £550.00 to St Mary’s Playgroup for funding towards the opening of a Playgroup in the South Reddish area (£250.00 Reddish North and £300.00 Reddish South allocation) be approved.

4.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Arts Central pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To consider an application from Arts Central for funding towards the provision/access to music tuition/lessons.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of Arts Central (copies of which had been circulated) requesting funding to support a Youth Variety Musical Theatre Show to be held in April 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of the application be deferred.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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

 

(a)

To consider the development applications where members of the public have attended the meeting in order to speak or hear the Area Committee’s deliberations.

 

(b)

To consider the remaining development applications.

 

(c)

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the area.

 

The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-

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Minutes:

Development applications were submitted.

 

(NOTE: Full details of the decisions including conditions and reasons for granting or refusing planning permission and imposing conditions are given in the schedule of plans. The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration is authorised to determine conditions and reasons and they are not therefore referred to in committee minutes unless the committee makes a specific decision on a condition or reason. In order to reduce printing costs and preserve natural resources, the schedule of plans is not reproduced within these minutes. A copy of the schedule of plans is available on the council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/planning. Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC071712 : 175 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 2AE pdf icon PDF 152 KB

In connection with retention of external children's play area to rear of existing Nursery site (Retrospective). Variation of condition 17 of planning permission DC062694 to increase the maximum number of children attending the Nursery premises at any one time from 34 to 45 at 175 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 071712 for retention of external children’s play area to rear of existing Nursery site (retrospective), variation of condition 17 of planning permission DC062694 to increase the maximum number of children attending the Nursery premises at any one time from 34 to 45,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED - That consideration of the application be deferred to enable the submission of further information.

5.(ii)

DC071417 - Stockport Interchange, Chestergate, Stockport pdf icon PDF 531 KB

In connection with 1) Full planning permission for construction of a replacement bus interchange with associated retail and cafe units, creation of public park with ancillary works and creation of 14 storey residential building comprising of 196 flats (1 and 2 bed), along with the temporary re-development of Heaton Lane car park as a bus station/depot, and;

 

2) Outline planning permission, with all matters reserved for subsequent approval, for change of use to B1(a) office use and creation of interconnecting bridge between the park and office site to Station Road.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 071417 for full planning permission for construction of a replacement bus interchange with associated retail and café units, creation of public park with ancillary works and creation of an elevated 15 storey residential/commercial building comprising 196 flats (1 and 2 bed) and creation of units totalling circa 779sq.m of commercial floorspace, along with the temporary re-development of Heaton Lane car park as a bus station/depot; and outline planning permission with all matters reserved for subsequent approval, for the creation of interconnecting bridge between the new public park and Station Road at Stockport Interchange, Chestergate, Stockport,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the applicant spoke in support,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

5.(iii)

DC071509 - Stockport Interchange, Chestergate Stockport pdf icon PDF 114 KB

In connection with listed building consent for associated works to Wellington Bridge Grade II Listed structure that includes the removal of a short section of the bridge parapet to provide access to the park at Stockport Exchange, Chestergate, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 071509 for listed building consent for associated works to Wellington Bridge Grade II listed structure that includes the removal of a short section of the bridge parapet to provide access to the park,

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

5.(iv)

DC/069942 - SCC LTD KENWOOD ROAD NORTH REDDISH STOCKPORT pdf icon PDF 134 KB

In connection with variation of condition 3 to planning approval DC/066402 to vary the hours of operation of the plant to between 07.00 hours to 20.00 hrs on Mondays to Fridays and between the hours of 07.30 hrs and 13.00 hrs on Saturdays and at no time on Sundays or Bank Holidays at SCC Ltd, Kenwood Road, North Reddish.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 069942 for variation of condition 3 to planning approval DC066402 to vary the hours of operation of the plant to between 07:00 hours to 20:00 hours on Monday and Fridays and between the hours of 07:30 hours and 13:00 hours on Saturdays and at no time on Sundays or Bank Holidays,

 

RESOLVED (2 abstentions) – That planning permission be refused due to the detrimental impact that the proposal would have on the residential amenity  of nearby residents in light of increased noise and disturbance associated with the proposal.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions; lists current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries; informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on Tel: 474 3219, vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, listing current planning appeals and enforcements with the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Revision to ‘Recreational Open Space Provision and Commuted Payments’ Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’. The current Supplementary Planning Guidance provides supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrates how commuted sums will be used in maintaining and enhancing the open space assets across the borough.

 

The Area Committee is invited to note and comment on the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

 

Officer Contacts: Sally Maguire/Vincent Mcintyre on 0161 474 2738 or email: sally.maguire@stockport.gov.uk/vincent.mcinytre@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) explaining how commuted sums will be used in maintaining and enhancing the open spaces assets throughout the borough.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

North Reddish Ward - Parks LED pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider a Street Lighting upgrade to LED lighting on North Reddish Park and Houldsworth Park.

 

The Area Committee are requested to approve the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Andy Jopling on Tel: 474 2414 or email: andy.jopling@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider a proposed scheme to upgrade the street lighting near to North Reddish Park and Houldsworth Park.

 

RESOLVED – That the scheme to upgrade the street lighting near to North Reddish Park and Houldsworth Park be approved at an approximate cost of £15,900 to be funded via the Area delegated budget (Reddish North ward allocation)

9.

Park Use Application - Heaton Moor Park 4HTA Summer Festival pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report outlines an application from the Four Heaton’s Traders Association (4HTA) who have applied to hold their Annual Summer Festival at Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 7th July 2019, between the hours of 11.00am and 5.00pm, accessing the site between the hours of 7.00am and 7pm to set up and close down the event.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider an application from the Four Heaton’s Traders Association who have applied to hold their annual Summer Festival in Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 7th July 2019 between 11am and 5pm with access to the site between the hours of 7am and 7pm to set up and close down the event.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from the Four Heaton’s Traders Association to hold their annual Summer Festival in Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 7th July 2019 between 11am and 5pm be approved with access to the site between the hours of 7am and 7pm to set up and close down the event.

10.

Library service update pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider a report of the Head of the Library Services.

 

The report provides an update on the delivery of library services from the Heaton's Lane Library and information on the new opening hours from 1 April 2019.

 

The Area Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Janet Wood on Tel: 474 4443 or email: janet.wood@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Head of the Library Service (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the change in library opening hours and core staffed hours at Heatons Library which will be implemented on 1 April 2019, following the installation of open library self-service technology.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

11.

Furness Grove, Heaton Mersey pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to approve the cost of road safety improvements on Furness Grove at Mersey Vale Primary School.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 0161 474 4868 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to approve the costs for road safety improvements on Furness Grove at Mersey Vale Primary School.

 

RESOLVED - That a road safety improvement scheme on Furness Grove at Mersey Vale Primary School be approved at an approximate cost of £900.00 to be funded via the Area Delegated Budget (Heatons South ward allocation).

12.

Didsbury Road & Bankhall Road Heaton Mersey pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The Area Committee requests the Area Committee to approve the placement of a yellow box marking on Didsbury Road at the junction with Bankhall Road.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 474 4868 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee requesting the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve the placement of a yellow box marking on Didsbury Road at the junction with Bankhall Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be requested to approve the placement of yellow box markings on Didsbury Road at the junction of Bankhall Road, but that consideration be considered to extending the marking across the whole of the junction.

13.

Two Columns on George's Road

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin Foster.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin Foster.

 

Councillor Foster suggested that the two columns on George’s Road (near to Travis Brow) should be considered as a possible heritage asset and asked that officers give this consideration.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to give consideration to listing the two columns on George’s Road near to Travis Brow as a heritage asset.

 

14.

Metrolink Overspill Parking

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin Foster.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item has been place on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin Foster.

 

Councillor Foster outlined the ongoing issue of parking problems resulting from the success of the East Didsbury Metrolink station. He reported that he had carried out a survey with local residents and commented that as it was now 18 months since the dangerous parking problems in the area had been raised as concern, it was imperative that consideration be given as a matter of urgency for measures to be implemented to address the problem.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to give consideration to the concerns raised associated with overspill parking resulting from the East Didsbury Metrolink Station.

 

15.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on area flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Stephen Fox on Tel: 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting of the Area Committee and on the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

16.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - School Lane pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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

The report requests the Area Committee to consider a scheme to refurbish the piece of Council owned space at the School Lane/Abney Road/Manchester Road junction with the aim to improve the area aesthetically and make it a focal point that the community can use and help maintain.

The Area Committee is requested to approve the proposals detailed in the report.

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider a proposed local initiative scheme on School Lane.

 

RESOLVED – That a proposed highway maintenance scheme on School Lane (Option 1 as detailed in the report) be approved at an approximate cost of £8,487.00 to be funded via the Area Delegated Budget (Heatons North ward allocation).