Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 9th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2020 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held o 30 September 2020 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.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

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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Minutes:

The Chair informed the Committee that an additional item had been included on the agenda, Item 11 – The Clean Air Plan.

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.

 

Two public questions were submitted in relation to road problems in Reddish Vale. 

 

·         Reddish Vale area road problems

 

In response, it was stated that a member of the Area Committee had already  informed the questioner of the date of the December Highways meeting where the issue will be raised. A formal response would be shared with the questioner and the Committee.

 

·         Highways Agency adopting the road

 

In response, the Area Committee agreed to clarify whether the Highways Agency intended to adopt the road and noted that the issue had been raised with the appropriate body directly. A formal response would be shared with the questioner and the Committee.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

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 - Autisk pdf icon PDF 660 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk for a grant of £240 (£60 from each ward) towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each.

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The Area Committee considered an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk for a grant of £240 (£60 from each ward) towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each. 

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £270 towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack each. The Councillors representing Reddish North agreed to increase the contribution from their ward from £60 to £90 in order to bring their ward contribution in line with the amount being requested from the wards of the Central Stockport Area Committee. The agreed funding is therefore as follows-

 

Heatons North - £60

Heatons South - £60

Reddish North - £90

Reddish South - £60

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Kids Community Closet Stockport pdf icon PDF 782 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Kids Community Closet Stockport for a grant of £132 (£33 from each ward) towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the project as follows:-

 

·         Storage Crates – to store clean clothing, avoid risk of any pests or rodents getting access to clothes.

·         Shelving and Racking - to house storage crates so clothing does not go damp.

·         Stationery - labelling for crates, delivery tags for drop offs and markers.

·         Basic mobile phone – I am currently using my own personal number.

·         Promotional Material - posters and leaflets for outreach.

·         Bags - packing and delivering bundles of clothes.

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Minutes:

The Area Committee considered an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Kids Community Closet Stockport for a grant of £132 (£33 from each ward) towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the project.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £132 towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the project, understood to include such items as storage crats, shelving, stationery a basic mobile phone and promotional materials, to be funded as follows: -

 

Heatons North - £33

Heatons South - £33

Reddish North - £33

Reddish South - £33

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The CPR Group pdf icon PDF 567 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the CPR Group for a grant of £740 (£185 from each ward) towards the cost of donating lifesaving billboards to 13 high schools in Stockport. The billboard contains Northwest Ambulance Services step by step guide to learn CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and also features a QR code that allows pupils to download the Northwest ambulances lifesaving video onto their mobile phone.

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Minutes:

The Area Committee considered an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the CPR Group for a grant of £740 (£185 from each ward) towards the cost of donating lifesaving billboards to 13 high schools in Stockport. The billboard contains Northwest Ambulance Services step-by-step guide to learn CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and also features a QR code that allows pupils to download the Northwest ambulances lifesaving video onto their mobile phone.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the decision to grant or refuse Ward Flexibility Funding be deferred until a later meeting as Committee members felt that more information was required to reach a decision. In particular, members wanted clarification on: -

 

·         whether all 13 High Schools in Stockport have agreed to accept the billboards;

·         whether billboards would be accompanied with training in CPR techniques;

·         can the Committee examine the content of the billboard in advance of the future Committee meeting; and

·         the decisions of the other Area Committees and specifically which schools would receive the billboards if other Area Committees agreed the funding.

 

(2) That Democratic Services liaise with the applicant to clarify the concerns raised by the Committee and for this information to be shared with the Committee in advance of the next meeting.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter pdf icon PDF 569 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter for a grant of £360 (£90 from each ward). The Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter has toured the streets and store sites of the Stockport Metropolitan Borough with the Christmas Float every December since 1994 to raise funds for local charities, self-help groups and worthy causes. The Christmas Float, built in 1994,has performed well since then but now has problems which our proposed  project needs to address by updating throughout. The grant would go towards the cost of replacing the generator with two deep cycle 12V batteries, replace the current lighting system with low power LED equivalent and the music sound with Bluetooth Speakers, rewire towing cable connector to match the wiring of recent new connections, replace emergency brake cable and coil spring and paint and sundries to both float and trailer.

 

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Minutes:

 The Area Committee considered an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter for a grant of £360 (£90 from each ward) towards the cost of replacing various parts of the Christmas Float used every December to tour the streets of Stockport.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £360 to the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter for the aforementioned maintenance of the Christmas Float, to be funded as follows: -

 

Heatons North Ward - £90

Heatons South Ward - £90

Reddish North Ward - £90

Reddish South Ward - £90

 

 

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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Minutes:

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

5.(i)

DC/077225 - Frederick House, 3 Raleigh Street, South Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7ER pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Change of use from existing industrial to D1, non-residential education.

 

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   

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 077225 for the change of use from existing industrial to D1, non-residential education in association with Reddish Hall School providing special education and vocational education courses.

 

No representation was received in response to this application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Area Committee recommends that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission. 

5.(ii)

DC/077358 - Former Fir Tree Public House, Gorton Road, North Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6LL pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Full planning application for the demolition of the former Fir Tree Public House.

 

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.077358 for the demolition of the former Fir Tree Public House building and associated buildings.

 

A representative of the applicant spoke in favour of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Area Committee grant planning permission.

6.

Appeal Decisions, Current Planning Appeals and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 18 KB

To consider a report of the Service Director (Legal and Democratic Services).

 

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 and Democratic Services) (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, listing currently planning appeals and dates for local enquires, informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Highways Maintenance Delegated Budget report pdf icon PDF 228 KB

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

The report provides details of a proposed highway maintenance scheme.

The Area Committee is asked to consider the following proposed delegated budget scheme and authorise the Deputy Chief Executive to order the work:-

To cleanse the gullies along the following roads twice a year (2020/21)

·         Heatons North – Wingate Road and Princes Road (£530.00)

·         Heatons South – Pleachway, Park Row, Park Place, Vale Close and 8/10 Ridgmont Close (£265.00)

·         Reddish South – Victoria Road, Brook Road and Reddish Vale Road (school to farm) (£530.00)

Officer contact: Chris Pollitt, 0161 474 2419, chris.pollitt@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 a proposal to cleanse the gullies on a number of roads twice a year (2020/21).

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the works in the report to a total cost of £1,325 to be funded by the Area Committee’s Highway Maintenance and Traffic Management delegated budget as follows: -

 

·         Heatons North – Wingate Road and Princes Road (£530.00)

·         Heatons South – Pleachway, Park Row, Park Place, Vale Close and 8/10 Ridgmont Close (£265.00)

·         Reddish South – Victoria Road, Brook Road and Reddish Vale Road (school to farm) (£530.00)

8.

One Stockport pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides an update to all members on the campaign to date, an outline of Phase 2 and also seeks to gain support from all ward committee areas and sets out how members and their communities can get involved going forward.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to:-

 

a)    Visit the campaign website (http://www.onestockport.co.uk) and follow the One Stockport social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

b)   Promote the campaign through local networks, encouraging others to visit the website and social media, and download the campaign toolkits.

c)    Share any positive local stories via getinvolved@onestockport.co.uk

d)    Provide advice and input on the proposed activities for Phase 2 and any local outlets or mechanisms which could be used to help further promote the campaign (e.g. local community groups or organisations, local social media groups, local influencers/leaders)

 

Officer contact: Amy Beasley, 0161 474 4596 or amy.beasley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update to all members on the One Stockport campaign to date, an outline of Phase 2 and detailing how members and their communities can get involved in the future.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Committee be updated again at a future meeting.

9.

Lambeth Road Area, Reddish pdf icon PDF 237 KB

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

 

The report provides details relating to the road safety and traffic management improvements in the Lambeth Road area in Reddish.

 

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

 

Extend 20mph Speed Limit Zone:

 

Lambeth Road

 

Both sides from its junction with Reddish Vale Road in a North Westerly direction to the road closure at the railway footbridge (a distance of approximately 130 metres).

 

Ramsgate Road

 

Both sides from its junction with Lambeth Road in a North Easterly direction to the limit of Adopted Highway (a distance of approx. 54 metres).

 

Margate Road

 

Both sides from its junction with Roland Road in a North Easterly direction to the junction with Lambeth Road (a distance of approx. 162 metres).

 

Roland Road

 

Both sides from its junction with Reddish Vale Road in a Northerly direction for its full extent (a distance of approx. 80 metres).

 

Vale Grove

 

Both sides from its junction with Lambeth Road in a South Westerly direction for its full Adopted extent (a distance of approx. 132 metres).

 

Introduce No Waiting at any Time:

 

Lambeth Road & Vale Grove (New Road Layout)

 

North Easterly side from a point 13 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Ramsgate Road in a North Westerly direction for a distance of approx. 41 metres following the new kerb profile.

 

South Westerly side from a point 13 metres South East of the projected South Easterly kerb line of Ramsgate Road in a North Westerly direction for a distance of approx. 35 metres following the new kerb profile.

 

Ramsgate Road

 

Both sides from the North Easterly kerb line of Lambeth Road for a distance of 10 metres in a North Easterly direction and to tie in with the aforementioned.

        

Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, the construction of 3 flat-top Speed Humps (75mm high) at the following locations:

 

Lambeth Road:

 

Approx. 23 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Margate Road.

 

Approx. 17 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Margate Road.

 

Lambeth Road & Vale Grove (New Road Layout)

 

At the intersection of Lambeth Road and Vale Grove.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details relating to the road safety and traffic management improvements in the Lambeth Road area in Reddish.

 

Committee Members expressed approval of the measures and enquired as to the amount of time it would take for the measures to come into force. In response, it was noted that it would take a number of months due to the legal processes involved.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made with associated costs from the Traffic Regulation Orders and site works being funded by the developer as part of the Section 38 Agreement:-  

 

Extend 20mph Speed Limit Zone: 

 

Lambeth Road 

 

Both sides from its junction with Reddish Vale Road in a North Westerly direction to the road closure at the railway footbridge (a distance of approximately 130 metres). 

 

Ramsgate Road

 

Both sides from its junction with Lambeth Road in a North Easterly direction to the limit of Adopted Highway (a distance of approx. 54 metres). 

 

Margate Road

 

Both sides from its junction with Roland Road in a North Easterly direction to the junction with Lambeth Road (a distance of approx. 162 metres). 

 

Roland Road 

 

Both sides from its junction with Reddish Vale Road in a Northerly direction for its full extent (a distance of approx. 80 metres). 

 

Vale Grove 

 

Both sides from its junction with Lambeth Road in a South Westerly direction for its full Adopted extent (a distance of approx. 132 metres). 

 

Introduce No Waiting at any Time: 

 

Lambeth Road & Vale Grove (New Road Layout)

 

North Easterly side from a point 13 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Ramsgate Road in a North Westerly direction for a distance of approx. 41 metres following the new kerb profile. 

 

South Westerly side from a point 13 metres South East of the projected South Easterly kerb line of Ramsgate Road in a North Westerly direction for a distance of approx. 35 metres following the new kerb profile. 

 

Ramsgate Road

 

Both sides from the North Easterly kerb line of Lambeth Road for a distance of 10 metres in a North Easterly direction and to tie in with the aforementioned.           

 

Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, the construction of 3 flat-top Speed Humps (75mm high) at the following locations: 

 

Lambeth Road: 

 

Approx. 23 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Margate Road. 

 

Approx. 17 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Margate Road. 

 

Lambeth Road & Vale Grove (New Road Layout)

 

At the intersection of Lambeth Road and Vale Grove.

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (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

Additional documents:

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 – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That a written response relating to the potential closure of a footpath near Shelly Grove be requested to be submitted to the Area Committee.

11.

GM Clean Air Plan: Consultation pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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

 

The report provides the details relating to the consultation information for the statutory consultation on the Clean Air Plan (CAP) and the taxi and private hire common minimum licensing standards (MLS) asking Members to encourage people to participate in the consultation process.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk   

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the consultation information for the statutory consultation on the Clean Air Plan and the taxi and private hire common minimum licensing standards and asking Members to encourage people to participate in the consultation process.

 

It was commented that the report was welcomed as a practicable and reasonable process on improving air quality.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.