Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 9th December, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Fred Perry House

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 4 November 2019 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 interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Dena Ryness

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding – Dementia Disco, by virtue of knowing the applicant.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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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 Chair’s announcements.

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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No public questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Public Realm

The 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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Janette Sadgrove (Public Realm Inspector) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement matters in the Heatons and Reddish area.

 

The following comments were made/issue raised:-

 

·       Members of the Committee were thanked for their support at events throughout the year.

·       Christmas Lights Switch-On in Reddish was a huge success and thanks was expressed for the work done by the Public Realm Officer to ensure its success and the co-ordinated effort by TLC to collect the litter following the event.

·       Residents raised concern about the dog fouling in the Broadstone Hall Road South area and enquired about when the new dog fouling posters were expected to be advertised and whether metal signs could be considered. In response it was commented that dog fouling signs had been requested and would be sent out to prime locations in the future.

·       The space by ASDA that is always litter picked, are there plans to do anything with the area.

·       Thanks were conveyed to officers for the prompt action taken relating to clear up white goods left abandoned on Valley Road and the swift removal of fly poster boards which had been placed across the area advertising the proceeds to go to Charity.

·       How much was the cost to the Council for the removal of white goods/bulky items across the area committee wards.

·       Whether anything could be done to prevent the feeding of pigeons on Manchester Road Park, as it encouraged rats in the area. In response it was commented that the information would be passed onto the Environmental Officer.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2)  That Janette Sadgrove be thanked for her attendance and updates.

 

(3)  That a representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be invited to the next Heatons and Reddish Area Committee Meeting being held on 27 January 2019 to provide an update relating Item 11 on the agenda and the Travis Brow – Green Entrance to Stockport and Entrance to Heaton Mersey Common – Priestnall/Mersey Road.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(v)

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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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vi)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Dementia Disco pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Dementia Disco for the cost of holding a monthly dementia disco.

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Nick Shaw attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of Dementia Disco towards the cost of holding a monthly disco for people with dementia.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from Dementia Disco for a grant of £700 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£350 from the Heatons North ward allocation and £350 from the Heatons South ward allocation) towards the cost of holding a monthly dementia disco.

4.(vii)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Reddish South Station pdf icon PDF 9 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Friends of Reddish South Station towards the cost of a mural artwork at the station commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, landscaping and repairing the flower beds at the top of Rowsley Grove and erecting a new noticeboard at the entrance to the Bairstow Club.

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Alan Burrows attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of Friends of Reddish South Station towards the cost of a mural artwork at the station commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, landscaping and repairing the flower beds at the top of Rowsley Grove and erecting a new noticeboard at the entrance to the Bairstow Club.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from the Friends of Reddish South Station for a grant of £700 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£400 from the Reddish South ward allocation, £200 from the Reddish North ward allocation and £100 from the Heatons North ward allocation) towards the cost of a mural artwork at the station commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, landscaping and repairing the flower beds at the top of Rowsley Grove and erecting a new noticeboard at the entrance to the Bairstow Club.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and 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 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 Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

(i)             DC074267 : Land Adjacent to 5 Lower Moat Close, Heaton Norris

 

In respect of plan no. 74267 for the erection of 5 no. residential units – 1x3 bedroom detached house and 4x3 bedroom semi-detached houses with associated car parking and landscaping, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

 

(ii)            DC074910 : Southern Part, Old Canal Yard, Reuben Street, South Reddish

 

In respect of plan no. 74910 for the demolition of existing structures and erection of 9 no. apartments within a three-storey block, with associated access, parking and landscaping, it was

 

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

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report summarises 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 on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Curtis Road and Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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

 

The report seta out the results of an investigation following a representation that there were parked vehicles on both arms of the junction of Curtis Road and Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor were hindering safety and visibility for other road users.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

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

 

 

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the results of an investigation following a representation that there were parked vehicles on both arms of the junction of Curtis Road and Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor were hindering safety and visibility for other road users.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order detailed below, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made:-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Curtis Road

 

Both sides from the South Westerly kerb line of Thornfield Road for a distance of 15 metres in a South Westerly direction.

 

Thornfield Road

 

Both sides from a point 15 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Curtis Road, in a South Easterly direction to a point 15 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Curtis Road.

8.

St Elisabeth's Way, Reddish - Pedestrian Barriers pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to introduce pedestrian barriers on part of St Elisabeth's Way in Reddish following reports of motor scooters/bikes using the passage at the southerly (cul-de-sac) end of St. Elizabeth’s Way.

 

The Area Committee’s views are requested.

 

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

 

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) following a proposal to introduce pedestrian barriers on part of St. Elisabeth’s Way in Reddish following reports of motor scooters/bikes using the passage at the southerly (cul-de-sac) end of St. Elisabeth’s Way.

 

RESOLVED – That the decision be deferred until the next meeting of the Area Committee subject to a more strategic overview being taken of the entire area with additional recommendations to be submitted relating to the provision of walking and cycling in the area.

9.

Closure of Public Footpath - Longford Road West (between nos. 87 and 89) to Shelley Road (nos. 11/13), Reddish

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Roy Driver

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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 Roy Driver.

 

Councillor Driver reported that the area had been subjected to anti-social behaviour, crime, alcohol and drug abuse and damage to properties. He also reported that when local residents had raised objections that they were verbally abused and threatened with violence. He asked that investigations be now undertaken to close the footpath on both ends of Longford Road West and Shelly Road, Reddish and options be provided that if the proposal were to go ahead to ensure it is given, divided or put into one of the gardens to make sure it doesn’t physically exist in the future.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to undertake an investigation in respect to the concerns outlined and to submit an update to a future meeting of the Committee.

10.

Passageway near to the junction of Didsbury Road and Green Pastures Passageway, opposite Burnage Lane

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of the Chair

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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 on the ongoing issues affecting local residents relating to the passageway from Green Pastures to Parrs Wood Lane and the footway and highway in the vicinity which was within the Manchester boundary. He reported that the footway had worn away and there was a deep pothole that resulted in pedestrians being pushed into the road to get past, lack of appropriate lighting, overgrown foliage which impacted on the health and safety of the local residents and the image of the gateway into Stockport. He asked that an investigation be now undertaken and discussions be held with Manchester City Council in terms of the responsibility to the mutual local residents and that a way forward be proposed.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to undertake an investigation and that discussions be held with Manchester City Council in respect to the concerns outlined and an update be submitted to a future meeting.

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 355 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 Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also includes the current position on the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@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 on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.