Agenda

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

Note: In the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching our live webcast of the meeting. You can do so following the directions above, or by clicking on View the Webcast below. 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 August 2020 be signed.

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.

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

4.

Community Engagement

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

4.(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.

4.(v)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise neighbourhood policing issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

 

The following issues will be discussed at the meeting: -

 

·         Vehicle speeding in Heatons and Reddish

·         Police actions including mobile speed cameras to detect offenders

·         Update on use of Council mobile speed signs SIDS.

·         Use of road calming measure such as road humps and 20mph speed limits to curb excess vehicle speeds.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Love Heaton Chapel Community Group pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Love Heaton Chapel Community Group for a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of  installing an 18-foot Christmas tree with lights in flower bed on School Lane in the centre of Heaton Chapel. This tree and lights will then be removed following the festive season. The lights will be stored and used in subsequent years.

Non-Executive Business

5.

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:-

5.(i)

DC075939: Focus School, 237 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 2AA pdf icon PDF 680 KB

Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site to provide 34 dwellings, associated landscaping, amended access, car parking and public open space area.

 

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

 

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

Additional documents:

5.(ii)

DC076883 - Cranford Golf Centre, Harwood Road, Heaton Mersey pdf icon PDF 731 KB

Demolition of the existing Golf Centre buildings; Residential Development comprising 106 dwellings with associated Open Space including 1 No. LAP (Local Area for Play) and 1 No. LEAP (Local Equipped Area for Play) with access from Harwood Road.

 

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

 

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

Additional documents:

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 39 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer

(Legal & Democratic Governance).

 

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

Executive Business

7.

2019 Flooding draft investigation report pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

 

On the last week of July and first week of August 2019, extreme rainfall events hit parts of north-west England and the south Pennines, with flooding observed across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The main event day was 31st July 2019.

 

This report presents the various aspects of the flood events in July and specifically incorporates the draft Independent Section 19 Investigation Report in accordance with the Flood & Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 on the investigation into the flooding events undertaken independently by Mott MacDonald Consulting Engineers.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

fficer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk or Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

8.

Residents Parking Report pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

NOTE: This item has been placed on the agenda following a recommendation of the Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Council placed a moratorium on the introduction of any new resident parking schemes in 2019 to enable a full review of the existing approach to be taken. This review was required as elements of the existing policy were not working effectively and were not meeting the needs of residents. There were also concerns relating to the impact of schemes on local services and the town and district centres. In order to ensure a coordinated approach, it was agreed that all policies and procedures relating to residents parking, including the Town Centre, would be reviewed.

 

In light of the above, the purpose of this paper is:

 

·         To seek comments on the proposed revised principles to guide future parking policy decisions

·         To seek feedback on the proposed changes to resident parking policy and town centre parking policy to reflect the revised principles.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

9.

Stockport Infrastructure Delivery Plan Prospectus pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place).

 

The report sets out two initial pieces of work focussed on the infrastructure challenges in achieving this goal over the next 20 years and the potential high level solutions to this. The opportunity to use the MDC and Stockport Town Centre West as a catalyst for infrastructure planning across the whole Town Centre.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report and the recommendations to Cabinet to:

 

·         Endorse the contents of the Central Stockport Infrastructure Delivery Plan Prospectus and the Stockport Station Growth Prospectus.

·         Agree that officers should continue to work with TfGM and Network Rail as a priority to explore and identify a new layout and design solution for the Greek Street bridge and the Thompson Street footbridge.

·         Note and comment on the proposed stakeholder engagement plan outlined within the report.

 

Officer contact: Paul Richards, 0161 474 2940, paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

10.

TCAP1007 Wayfinding - New Variable Message Sign displays (free text signs) in Stockport Town Centre pdf icon PDF 276 KB

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

 

This report details the proposed removal of the remaining car park VMS displays in Stockport town centre, their replacement with static car park directional signs and the installation of more versatile “free text” VMS displays on key radial routes into the town centre.

 

The Area Committee is asked to comment on this report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the removal of all remaining outdated VMS displays, replacement with fixed signage, replacement of car park counters and approves the installation of new VMS displays described above and at locations shown on the attached plan with exact locations and final numbers of signs subject to available budget and final assessment for the feasibility of installation.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan, 0161 474 4907 or nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

11.

Proposed Highway Digital Advertising displays on the Main Road Network throughout the Town Centre pdf icon PDF 232 KB

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

 

This report details the proposed sites of Highway Digital Advertising on the Main Road Network throughout the Town Centre, which follows on from the previous report ‘Developing a Strategic Approach to Managing Advertising on and adjacent to the Highway and in Car Parks’ which was submitted to the Executive Meeting on 1st October 2013.

 

The Area Committee is asked to comment on this report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the Council entering into a tender process for the twelve potential locations for new Highway Digital Advertising displays on the Main Road Network throughout the Town Centre.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan, 0161 474 4907 or nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

12.

North Reddish Local Improvements pdf icon PDF 457 KB

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

 

The report provides the proposals to improve local and district centres within the Borough, providing enhanced public realm. Specifically these improvements relate to five areas of North Reddish local centre, located along the Gorton Road corridor which have been identified as requiring an accessibility improvement scheme.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on this report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the proposal to improve the areas that have been identified. 

 

Officer contact: Eraina Smith, 0161 474 4911, eraina.smith@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

13.

Greg Street, Reddish pdf icon PDF 224 KB

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

 

The report provides details relating to an experimental order for No Waiting and No Loading restrictions on part of Greg Street in Reddish.

 

The Area Committee is asked to approve the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order:      

 

No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time (Experimental):

 

Greg Street

 

East side from a point 2 metres South of the projected North Easterly property line of No. 43 Three Acres Drive for a distance of 41 metres in a Southerly direction (and to tie in with existing).

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

14.

Appointment of Councillor to Lay Wreaths at Remembrance Day Services on 8 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer

(Legal & Democratic Governance)

 

The report requests the Area Committee to appoint Councillors to lay wreaths on behalf of the Council at the Remembrance Day Services at Heaton Mersey War Memorial, Reddish War Memorial and at St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor on Sunday 8 November 2020.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make appointments at the Remembrance Services indicated.

 

Officer Contact: Charles Yankiah on Tel: 0161 474 3206 or email: charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

 

15.

Funding for Heatons Christmas Tree

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

16.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer

(Legal & Democratic Governance)

 

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