Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 15th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 June 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 10 June 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.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Roy Driver

Agenda item 10 ‘Highway Maintenance and Local Initiative Report – Central Drive’ as he was a resident in the local area.

 

 

 

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:

No public 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 (copies of which were circulated) 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:-

·         There would be a litter picking event on the Heaton Norris Estate on Friday 2nd August meeting at Grafton Street Play Area at 10.00am.

·         The Community Payback Team had been working on the passage between Browning Road and Station Road in North Reddish.

·         A Councillor asked that the poor state of the footpath between Melanie Drive and Harcourt Street be addressed.

·         Problems associated with flytipping in the School Lane area.

·         The Council’s policy for weed spraying.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and 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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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(v)

Open Forum

Cyclist Safety on the A6 and the surrounding area.

 

The Area Committee agreed to hold an Open Forum on this issue at the last meeting.

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Minutes:

Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety – A6

 

Councillor Yvonne Guariento reported that she had placed this item on the agenda to enable the Area Committee to discuss issues relating to road safety concerns for both cyclists and pedestrians on the A6 and surrounding road especially when considered in the context of Town Centre Access improvements.

 

The Area Committee agreed that they would like a comprehensive report on cycling lane provision on the A6 and surrounding roads.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee on the operation and provision of cycle lanes on the A6 and surrounding roads and an update on the effect of the Town Centre Access improvements on the cycle network.

 

4.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding

To consider any applications for Area Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

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Minutes:

There are no funding applications to consider.

18.(i)

DC072550 : 21 Victoria Grove, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 5BU pdf icon PDF 135 KB

In connection with plan no. 072550 for conversion of existing basement to form 1 no. apartment, including rear extension, raised patio and balustrade to side/rear, with associated parking, hard and soft landscaping and bin storgae at 21 Victoria Grove, Heaton Chapel.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

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Minutes:

In connection with plan no. 072550 for conversion of existing basement to form 1 no. apartment, including rear extension, raised patio and balustrade to side/rear, with associated parking, hard and soft landscaping and bin storage at 21 Victoria Grove, Heaton Chapel,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

4.(vii)

DC072841 : William Fairey Engineering Ltd, Sir Richard Fairey Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 5DY pdf icon PDF 348 KB

In connection with partial demolition of existing buildings, relocation of an existing building, erection of new industrial buildings (total additional employment floorspace of 6045 square metres), to include realignment of car parking, external test pit and additional hardstanding at William Fairey Engineering Ltd, Heaton Chapel.

 

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. 072841 for partial demolition of existing buildings, relocation of an existing building, erection of new industrial buildings (total additional floor space of 6045sq metres) to include realignment of car parking, external test pit and additional hardstanding at William Fairey Engineering Ltd, Heaton Chapel,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

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

5.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 62 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

 

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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.

6.

Review of Outcomes Tour 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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

 

The report outlines the findings of the review of outcomes tour undertaken on Friday, 5 October 2018 and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to :-

 

(1)  Comment on and note the findings of the 2018 Annual Review of Outcomes Tour.

 

(2) Nominate a completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the 2019 Annual Review Tour; and

 

(3) Nominate Members to attend the Annual Review Tour on Friday, 4 October 2019.

 

Officer contact: Kevin Brooks on 474 4905 or email: kevin.brooks@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) outlining the findings of the 2018 Review of Outcomes Tour and asking the Area Committee to note the date of the proposed 2019 tour.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be recommended to arrange to visit the following sites:-

·         Elizabeth Mill, North Reddish

·         Mercedes, Brighton Road

 

(2) That the following Councillors be nominated to participate on the visit:-

·         Councillor Roy Driver

·         Councillor Yvonne Guariento

·         Councillor Janet Mobbs

·         Councillor John Taylor

·         Councillor Jude Wells

 

7.

Planning Appeal Decision: APP/C4235/W/19/3220359 LAND TO THE REAR OF THE FORMER CHAPEL HOUSE PH, WELLINGTON ROAD NORTH, STOCKPORT SK4 5A pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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

 

The report details the appeal decision and outlines the costs associated.

 

The Area Committee is requested to fund the costs associated with the appeal from the Area Delegated Budget.

 

Officer Contact: Emma Curle on Tel: 0161 474 3542 or email: emma.curle@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) outlining the costs associated with the planning appeal and seeking approval for payment from the Area Committee delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the Chair be authorised to determine from which ward budgets the costs are met.

8.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Mersey Valley Trans Pennine Trail pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposed Local Initiative scheme:

To contribute towards the cost of metal bespoke benches on the seating circle on the Mersey Vale Trans Pennine Trail on Vale Road, Heaton Mersey.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 0161 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 make a contribution to the costs of providing a bespoke metal bench on the seating circle at the Mersey Vale Trans Pennine Trail, Vale Road, Heaton Mersey.

 

RESOLVED – That a contribution of £778.00 (Heatons South Ward allocation) to the costs for providing a bespoke metal bench on the seating circle at the Mersey Vale Trans Pennine Trail, Vale Road, Heaton Mersey be approved.

9.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Report – Central Drive pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for the spending of local initiative funding to carry out resurfacing works at a section of garage frontages on Central Drive Reddish.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Alan Whitfield on Tel: 0161 474 3255 or email: alan.whitfield@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) detailing a proposal to resurface an area to the rear of No.1 Lune Way on Central Drive, Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That the proposal to resurface an area to the rear of No.1 Lune Way on Central Drive, Reddish at an approximate cost of £4,500 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Reddish North ward allocation) be approved.

10.

Norris Bank Terrace, Heaton Norris pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposal for  No Waiting at any Time restrictions at the entry to Norris Bank Terrace on Norris Avenue.

 

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

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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 traffic regulation order on Norris Bank Terrace, Heaton Norris.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following order can be made:

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

Norris Avenue

 

North West side from a point 26.5 metres North East of the North Easterly kerb-line of Didsbury Road for a distance of 9.5 metres in a North Easterly direction.

11.

King's Drive, Heaton Moor pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to approve a part-revocation of No Waiting at Any time restrictions on King's Drive in Heaton Moor.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 0161 474 4861 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 part revocation of No Waiting at Anytime restrictions on King’s Drive, Heaton Moor.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made:

 

Revoke No Waiting at Any Time:

 

King’s Drive

 

South Westerly side from a point 4 metres South East of the projected boundary line between No’s 1 & 3 for a distance of 4 metres in a South Easterly direction.

 

North Easterly side from a point 4 metres South East of the projected boundary line between No’s 1 & 3 for a distance of 2 metres in a South Easterly direction.

 

12.

School Streets

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor David Sedgewick.

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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 David Sedgwick.

 

Councillor Sedgwick reported that problems associated with parking around schools and pedestrian and children’s safety remained a major concern as was the environmental and health impacts from the motor vehicles. He highlighted a test programme called the School Streets Project which aimed to ease the congestion, poor air quality and road safety concerns that many schools experienced during drop-off and pick-up times, by facilitating timed traffic restrictions on the road outside the school gates. Whilst acknowledging that this may not be feasible at all schools – it could benefit others and he asked that the issue be referred to the Cabinet Members responsible for consideration with a view to exploring possible pilot schemes in Stockport.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Members for Children & Families and Communities and Housing be requested to give consideration to the possibility of piloting the School Streets Project in Stockport.

13.

Travis Brow - Green Entrance to Stockport

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

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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 Dean Fitzpatrick.

 

Councillor Fitzpatrick reported that as this was a gateway area to the town, efforts needed to be made to improve the public realm and environment generally in this area and requested that the matter be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for consideration.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be informed of the concerns in respect to the public realm and environment in the Travis Brow area expressed by the Area Committee and that an update be provided to a future meeting of the Area Committee on actions taken to address those concerns.

14.

Entrance to Heaton Mersey Common - Priestnall/Mersey Road

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

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

 

Councillor Fitzpatrick reported that the entrance to Heaton Mersey Common at Priestnall/Mersey Road was in a poor state of repair and requested that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration give consideration to what actions can be taken to improve the situation.

 

RESOLVED - That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to give consideration to what actions can be taken to improve the access to Heaton Mersey Common at Priestnall/Mersey Road.

 

 

16.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 86 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

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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.

 

The Committee expressed concern at the time taken to deal with the petition relating to Belmont Road and asked that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration investigate this as a matter of urgency.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the item relating to Bus Clearway and hazard markings on Marbury Road be deleted.

15.

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

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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 consider proposed improvements in the Didsbury Road area.

 

RESOLVED – That a range of highway maintenance and improvement measures on Didsbury Road at an approximate cost of £1,496.10 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Heatons South ward allocation) be approved.

18.

Proposed PUFFIN Crossing, Mauldeth Road pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee informs members of the proposal to improve pedestrian facilities adjacent to Tithe Barn Primary School by introducing a ‘PUFFIN’ signalised crossing on Mauldeth Road.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Georgina Summers on Tel: 0161 474 4853 or email: georgina.summers@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 consider a proposal for the creation of Puffin Crossing on Mauldeth Road.

 

RESOLVED - That the legal advertising of the proposed Traffic Regulation as detailed in the report be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date agreed that the order can be made.

17.

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:

Two 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.