Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 15th June, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

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

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Minutes:

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

Councillor Roy Driver (Chair) in the Chair

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Dena Ryness be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2020 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 9 March 2020 were approved as a correct record.

4.

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.

 

5.

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.

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:

The Chair expressed the thanks and gratitude of the Area Committee for the work of local voluntary sector groups, council staff and the public in general in supporting the community and each during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

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 via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

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Minutes:

Members of the public were 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.

 

Two public questions were submitted as follows: -

 

·         Relating to the Heaton Moor Producers Market regarding an application to extend the market down Shaw Road in Heaton Moor.

 

In response it was confirmed that a draft response was being sourced from the appropriate officers and would be shared with the Committee.

 

·         Relating to the increasing problems of fly tipping in the Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

In response, a meeting was requested to be arranged with the appropriate officers to discuss a way forward with the Reddish South Councillors.

6.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(iv)

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 organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

6.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Heatons Norris Pavilion Community Centre pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the “Heatons Norris Pavilion Community Centre” for a grant of £500 towards the cost of providing a number of food packs, stationery and craft items for activities for the summer holidays.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of Heatons Norris Pavillon Community Centre towards the cost of providing a number of food packs, stationery and craft items for activities for the summer holidays.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application from Heatons Pavillon Community Centre for a grant of £500 (£500 from the Reddish South Ward allocation) from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of providing a number of food packs, stationery and craft items for activities for the summer holidays.

6.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park pdf icon PDF 507 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the “Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park” for a grant of £500 towards the cost of ongoing litter picking and rubbish clearance in all areas of Reddish Vale Country Park.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of the Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park towards the cost of ongoing litter picking and rubbish clearance in all areas of Reddish Vale Country Park.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from the Friends of Reddish Vale Country Park for a grant of £500 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£125 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of ongoing litter picking and rubbish clearance in all areas of Reddish Vale Country Park.

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:

A development application was 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 Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

7.(i)

DC075785 - William Fairey Engineering Ltd, Sir Richard Fairey Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5DY pdf icon PDF 478 KB

Erection of new industrial buildings, demolition and partial demolition of existing buildings (total employment floorspace of 6,650 square metres), together with replacement of and realignment of car parking at the existing industrial site (amendment to permission DC/072841)

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan on 0161 474 3531, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC075785 for the erection of new industrial buildings, demolition and partial demolition of existing buildings (total employment floorspace of 6,650 square metres), together with replacement of and realignment of car parking at the existing industrial site (amendment to permission DC/072841),

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

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

7.(ii)

DC076333 - 59 Vale Close, Heaton Mersey, Sk4 3DS pdf icon PDF 186 KB

The replacement of the existing patio doors with a new Bi-fold door on the rear elevation of No. 59 Vale Close at the first floor level. The proposed Bi-fold doors would measure 1.8m wide and 2.1m high. The proposed doors would be aluminium and powder coated in grey to match the existing ground and 2nd floor rear windows / doors at this property. 

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan on 0161 474 3531, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC076333 for the replacement of the existing patio doors with a new Bi-fold door on the rear elevation of No. 59 Vale Close at the first floor level. The proposed Bi-fold doors would measure 1.8m wide and 2.1m high. The proposed doors would be aluminium and powder coated in grey to match the existing ground and 2nd floor rear windows / doors at this property, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the planning permission be granted.

7.(iii)

DC075499 - 4 Thornfield Road, Heaton Mersey, SK4 3LD pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To change the use of this existing single family dwelling house to a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). There are no external elevational changes proposed to the building as part of the proposals. The proposed change of use would create a 10 bedroom HMO. 

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan on 0161 474 3531, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC0755499 to change the use of this existing single family dwelling house to a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). There are no external elevational changes proposed to the building as part of the proposals. The proposed change of use would create a 10 bedroom HMO,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be refused.

7.(iv)

DC076218 - South Manchester Muslim Association, Weybrook Road, Heaton Chapel, M19 2QD pdf icon PDF 194 KB

The creation of 409 sqm of additional floorspace on the first floor of the existing building for further community use space.

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan on 0161 474 3531, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC076218 for the creation of 409 sqm of additional floorspace on the first floor of the existing building for further community use space, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

8.

Appeal Decisions, Current Planning Appeals and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 230 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, 0161 474 3219 or 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) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokesperson

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons for each of the wards.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration could consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed to act as the Highway Ward Spokespersons for 2020/21 with whom officers would liaise over traffic and highways matters: -

 

Heatons North          - Councillor John Taylor

Heatons South         - Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick

Reddish North          - Councillor Kate Butler

Reddish South         - Councillor Yvonne Guariento

10.

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider appointments of representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations for appointments on Outside Bodies.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to appoint representatives of the Council to local Outside Bodies.

 

RESOLVED – That the following representatives of the Council be appointed to outside bodies for 2020/21: -

 

Prescotts Charity (nomination to the Cabinet)

Councillor Yvonne Guariento

Councillor Jude Wells

 

Heaton Chapel Community Council

Councillor Jude Wells

 

The Area Committee declined to make an appointment to the Heaton Chapel Community Association pending confirmation that the organisation remained constituted and active.

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

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: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206 charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Area Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.