Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 8th March, 2021 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 February 2021 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 1 February 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

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.

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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

 

 

Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick

Agenda Item 4 (viii) – Help the Hatters by virtue of a family member being the applicant.

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

Councillor David Sedgwick

 

Agenda Item 4 (viii) – Help the Hatters by virtue of being a member of Help the Hatters.

 

 

 

3.

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.

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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There were no announcements 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 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.

 

No questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

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.

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Minutes:

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

4.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) pdf icon PDF 362 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant of £400 (£100 from each ward) towards the cost of Virtual LGBT+ History Month in February 2021 for 28 days of events and activities.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of Virtual LGBT+ History Month in February 2021 for 28 days of events and activities.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant of £400 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£100 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of Virtual LGBT+ History Month in February 2021 for 28 days of events and activities.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Reddish Sapphires Morris Troupe pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Reddish Sapphires Morris Troupe for a grant of £1500 from Reddish South Ward towards the cost of purchasing dresses and competition equipment.

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Reddish Sapphires Morris Troupe for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of purchasing dresses and competition equipment.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from Reddish Sapphires Morris Troupe for a grant of £500 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£166.68 from Reddish North, £166.66 from Reddish South and £166.66 Heatons North ward allocations) towards the cost of purchasing dresses and competition equipment.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - St Agnes Scouts and Guides Parents Committee pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from St Agnes Scouts and Guides Parents Committee for a grant of £998 from Reddish South Ward towards the cost of providing continuous outdoor provisions by protecting members and other users from adverse weather conditions while outside and to enhance safeguarding provisions by screening members from public view.

 

 

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of St Agnes Scouts and Guides Parents Committee for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of providing continuous outdoor provisions by protecting members and other users from adverse weather conditions while outside and to enhance safeguarding provisions by screening members from public view.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from St Agnes Scouts and Guides Parents Committee for a grant of £500 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£400 from Reddish North and £100 from Reddish South ward allocations) towards the cost of providing continuous outdoor provisions by protecting members and other users from adverse weather conditions while outside and to enhance safeguarding provisions by screening members from public view.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Help the Hatters pdf icon PDF 698 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Help the Hatters for a grant of £1,000 (£190.44 from this Area Committee - £47.61 from each ward) towards the cost of supporting the “Handy Ladies” Charity for the provisions of food and toys to the underprivileged.

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Help the Hatters for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of supporting the “Handy Ladies” Charity for the provisions of food and toys to the underprivileged.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from Help the Hatters for a grant of £200 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£50.00 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of supporting the “Handy Ladies” Charity for the provisions of food and toys to the underprivileged.

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:-

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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 Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

5.(i)

DC077591 - Land to the Rear of 52 Heaton Moor Road pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Demolition of existing lock-up garages and erection of 2 dwelling houses, together with parking and landscaping provision.

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission.

 

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

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC/077591 for the demolition of existing lock-up garages and erection of 2 dwelling houses, together with parking and landscaping provision.

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions and the inclusion of a Section 106 Agreement for the provision of open space.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 36 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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) (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.

7.

Benches in the North Heatons Area - Moor Top Shops Area pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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

 

The report provides details relating to a proposed Local Initiative scheme to approve the cost for the supply and installation of benches in the North Heatons Area.

 

The Area Committee is asked to give approval for the installation of a seating facility at a cost of £3,300 and authorises the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration to order the work to be funded by the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heatons North ward allocation) in the following locations: -

 

·         Moor Top Shops x 2 Highway style benches on the large open paved area between Moortop, Launderama and the Co-op.

 

·         Moor Top x 1 Highway style bench near to the Savoy Cinema

 

Officer contact: Wayne Bardsley, 0161 474 2588, wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details relating to the supply and installation of three Highway Benches as a seating facility in the Heatons North area.

 

Members discussed the proposal and the improvements to accessibility for local residents.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given for the supply and installation of three Highway Benches as a seating facility in the Heatons North area at a cost of £3,300 to be funded by the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heatons North ward allocation) in the following locations: -

 

·         Moor Top Shops x 2 Highway style benches on the large open paved area between Moortop, Launderama and the Co-op.

·         Moor Top x 1 Highway style bench near to the Savoy Cinema.

8.

Road Safety Around Schools - Didsbury Road Primary School pdf icon PDF 265 KB

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

 

The report provides the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Didsbury Road Primary School and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs), associated signage and bollards.

 

The Area Committee is asked to give approval for the following proposals for

Road Safety measures around Didsbury Road Primary School: -

 

(i)            The installation of bollards on Cavendish Road and Didsbury Road.

 

(ii)          Provision of new School warning signs with flashing wig-wags on Didsbury Road

 

Officer contact: -Craig Peet, 0161 474 4813, craig.peet@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around

Schools scheme around Didsbury Road Primary School and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs), associated signage and bollards.

 

Members commented that the issues raised were being addressed and there was a real commitment to get it right for the community. Members also supported the scheme and thanked officers for the report.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the following proposals for Road Safety measures around Didsbury Road Primary School: -

 

(i)            The installation of bollards on Cavendish Road and Didsbury Road and the provision of new ‘School;’ warning signs with flashing wag-wags on Didsbury Road and as detailed on the plan appended to the report.

 

(ii)          Recommended that the Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing gives approval to the legal advertising of the package of traffic regulation orders detailed in Appendix A of the report and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders.

 

(iii)         Noted that both elements of the scheme at (1) and (2) above would be funded from the Road Safety around Schools programme budget allocation.

9.

Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund - Heatons Active Neighbourhood Update pdf icon PDF 212 KB

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

 

This report provides an update on the development of a Heatons Active Neighbourhood scheme which, subject to approvals and funding, the Council would seek to deliver as part of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF).

 

The Area Committee is asked to note the report and provide any comments.

 

Officer contact: Alex Purrier, 0161 474 2299, alex.purrier@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the development of a Heatons Active Neighbourhood scheme which, subject to approvals and funding, the Council would seek to deliver as part of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF).

 

Members welcomed the report and were encouraged to see the proposals to make it safer for children and drivers and were pleased with the consultation that would be taking place to listen to the local residents and agree the locations.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 308 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

 

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Minutes:

The Area Committee considered a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance) providing an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and detailing the current position on area flexibility funding. The report also included the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.     

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.