Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 10th June, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

That Councillor Roy Driver be appointed Vice Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 April 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 8 April 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

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.

5.

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.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Dean Fitzpatrick

Any discussion relating to Crescent Park as his mother lived in close vicinity to the park,

 

 

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

David Wilson

Agenda item 6 (v) ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Reddfest’ as a member of the group. He left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Community Engagement

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6.(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.

6.(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:

Member 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.

 

One question was submitted relating to proposed works to be undertaken by the National Grid.

 

The Chair reported that this question would be considered in conjunction with agenda item 9 ‘National Grid.’

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.(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 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:-

·         Work had been undertaken with the Community Champions in Asda in respect to promoting recycling and single use plastics, litter picks as well as discussing with customers about fouling and promoting the Bin the Butt campaign.

·         Promotional work had been carried out in respect to dog fouling on Woodhall Road, South Reddish and in South Reddish Park.

 

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

 

6.(iv)

Open Forum - Proposals to Improve Air Quality for Greater Manchester pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration will attend the meeting and make a presentation.

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) and attended the meeting to make a presentation in respect to proposals to improve air quality in Greater Manchester.

 

The representative of the Corporate Director answered questions from Councillors and members of the public.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and members of the public be encouraged to respond to the consultation which would close on 30th June 2019.

 

6.(v)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding - Reddfest pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To consider an application from the Reddish Community Parent Forum.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a funding application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of the organisers of Reddfest who were seeking a grant to help support the holding of the event.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £300.00 be made to Reddfest (to be divided equally between the Reddish North and South wards) for funding towards the organisation of the event.

6.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Love Heaton Norris pdf icon PDF 800 KB

To consider an Area Funding application from the Love Heaton Norris Group.

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Minutes:

With the consent of the Area Committee, this item was withdrawn.

7.

Development Applications

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.

7.(i)

DC072789 : 21 Highbury Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 5AZ pdf icon PDF 2 MB

In connection with two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no.072789 for a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension at 21 Highbury Road, Heaton Chapel,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions outlined in the report.

7.(ii)

DC072952 : Heaton Moor Post Office, 84 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4NZ pdf icon PDF 99 KB

In connection with replacement of existing shop front with new aluminium shop front and installation of external roller shutters.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to refuse planning permission.

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 072952 for replacement of existing shop front with new aluminium shop front and installation of external roller shutters at Heaton Moor Post Office, 84 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

8.

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

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions, list 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: 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

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.

9.

National Grid pdf icon PDF 435 KB

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick.

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Minutes:

The Chair welcomed representatives of the National Grid who made a presentation relating to cable replacement works which were being undertaken between Bredbury and South Manchester which would affect part of the Area Committee area.

 

Representatives of the National Grid answered questions from Councillors and addressed the public question which had been asked earlier in the meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Report - Lillian Grove and Gorton Road, North Reddish pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposal to supply and fit a Grafton Style Bench in the gardens at the junction of Lillian Grove and Gorton Road North Reddish.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Peter Cooke on Tel: 474 4581or email: peter.cooke@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 proposal for the installation of a Grafton Style Bench on Lillian Grove and Gorton Road, North Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That the installation of a Grafton Style Bench in the gardens at the junction of Lillian Grove and Gorton Road at a cost of £1,600 to be funded from the Reddish North ward Area Delegated Budget be approved.

11.

Highways Maintenance Delegated Budget Scheme - Gully Jetting pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

The report outlines proposals to clean and jet gullies on un-adopted highways in the Heatons North, Heatons South and Reddish South wards.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Chris Pollitt on Tel: 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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 proposals for the jetting of a number of gullies in the area.

 

RESOLVED – That the jetting of gullies in the wards indicated at the approximate costs detailed to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget be approved:-

 

Heatons North Ward - £530.00

Heatons South Ward - £270.00

Reddish South Ward - £530.00

12.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Didsbury Road pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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

The report requests the Area Committee to consider the following proposed Local Initiative Scheme: a piece of minimally maintained and unkempt Council owned land, adjacent the highway and car park on Didsbury Road opposite the shops in Heaton Mersey. Helping to turn what was a neglected area into a Village Garden making the area 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

Additional documents:

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 the proposed implementation of a local initiative scheme on Didsbury Road.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of this item be deferred to enable the ward Councillors to consult further with the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

13.

Station Road & Bradfield Close, Reddish pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to approve parking restrictions on Station Road and Bradfield Close in Reddish.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve 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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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 approve the implementation of parking restrictions on Station Road and Bradfield Close, Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders be approved to be funded at an approximate cost of £1600 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Reddish North ward allocation) and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date that the orders be made:

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

Station Road

South side from a point 26 metres East of the Easterly kerb line of Bradfield Close in a Westerly direction to a point 13.5 metres West of the Westerly kerb line of Bradfield Close.

 

Bradfield Close

Both sides from the Southerly kerb line of Station Road for a distance of 10 metres in a Southerly direction.

 

No Waiting and No Loading Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm:

Station Road

 

South side from a point 13.5 metres West of the Westerly kerb line of Bradfield Close for a distance of 36 metres in a Westerly direction (following the kerb line).

 

Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, the provision of hatched markings in the lay-by (vehicles should not enter a hatched area unless they can see it is safe to do so) and hazard centre lines as delineated on the attached drawings.

14.

Elisabeth Mill, Reddish - Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval for the proposed traffic regulation orders (TRO's) associated with the development at Elisabeth Mill, Reddish.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 0161 474 4861 or email:max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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 the implementation of traffic regulation orders at Elisabeth Mill, Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the traffic regulation orders contained within Appendix A of the report be approved and that subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the order be made as advertised.

15.

Park Use Application - Manchester Road Park 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 Friends of Manchester Road Play Area have applied to hold a Fun Day on Manchester Road Park on Sunday 22nd September 2019 between the hours 1pm - 4pm, requiring access to set up and close down from 9.00am - 6pm.

 

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

Additional documents:

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 for the use of Manchester Road Park.

 

RESOLVED - That permission be granted subject to the organiser obtaining appropriate papers, event plans, health & safety documentation, licences, insurances and paying any fees and charges that apply.

16.

North Heatons Playing Fields - Proposed Changes to Grass Cutting pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

The report outlines future grass cutting options for the fields known as North Heatons Playing Fields/Meadows Road.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider 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 comment on proposals to change the grass cutting schedule for North Heatons Playing Fields.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be informed that the Area Committee supports Option 2 as detailed in the report.

17.

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to make appointments to outside bodies.

 

The Area Committee are requested to make appointments to outside bodies.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to make appointments to a number of outside bodies.

 

RESOLVED – That appointments be made to outside bodies as follows:-

 

Prescott’s Charity (nomination to the Executive)

Councillor Yvonne Guariento

Councillor Jude Wells

 

Heaton Chapel Community Council

Councillor Jude Wells

 

Heaton Chapel Community Association

Councillor John Taylor

Councillor Jude Wells

18.

Nomination of Ward Spokesperson pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The Area Committee is requested to note the current arrangements in relation to the role of the Highway Ward Spokespersons and the monitoring of the Area Committee delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report and nominate a spokesperson for each ward.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Fox on Tel: 0161 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) requesting the Area Committee to nominate traffic ward spokespersons:-

 

RESOLVED - That the following Councillors be appointed as traffic ward spokespersons for the wards indicated:-

 

Heatons North – Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick

Heatons South - Councillor John Taylor

Reddish North – Councillor Roy Driver

Reddish South – Councillor Yvonne Guariento

19.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 84 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: 0161 474 3206 or email:  stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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.

20.

Cyclist Safety on the A6

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Yvonne Guariento.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Yvonne Guariento.

 

The Chair suggested that in the absence of Councillor Guariento and in light of the public interest in this item, the Area Committee agrees to defer consideration to the next meeting and that it be added as an Open Forum agenda item.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of this item be deferred and that it be added as an Open Forum agenda item for the next Area Committee meeting.

21.

Speed Surveys on Gladstone Grove and Broadstone Hall Road North

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Dena Ryness.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Dena Ryness.

 

Councillor Ryness explained that residents had raised concerns in respect to vehicles speeding on Gladstone Grove and Broadstone Hall Road North and suggested that speed surveys be undertaken on these roads to ascertain the extent of the problem.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to undertake speed surveys on Gladstone Grove and Broadstone Hall Road North and report the results to the traffic ward spokesperson to determine if any further action is required.

22.

Parking Survey on Hooley Range

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Dena Ryness.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Dena Ryness.

 

Councillor Ryness explained that residents had raised concerns about parking on Hooley Range in respect to the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrian safety.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management be requested to give consideration to the concerns outlined by Councillor Ryness and to liaise with the traffic ward spokesperson to ascertain if any further action needs to be taken to address those concerns.