Agenda and minutes

Werneth Area Committee
Monday, 8th February, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Dining Room - Woodley Civic Hall

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 December 2015.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 14 December 2015 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.

Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Chris Gordon

Plan no. 60009 for the filling of existing railway cutting with inert materials and construction of 60 no. dwellings with associated new highways, junction with Stockport Road East, landscaping, parking and amenities at Bredbury Curve, Land at former railway cutting to North East of Stockport Road East, Bredbury, Stockport’ as Chair of the Stockport Disability Forum.

Hazel Lees

Plan no. 60263 for the Conversion of and extensions to existing buildings in conjunction with existing wedding venue use, including additional parking at Hydebank, Romiley, Stockport’ as she frequented the café.

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Syd Lloyd

Agenda Item 9 – ‘Park event application - May Day on the Meadow at Tangshutts Playing Field on Monday 2nd May 2016’ as he was involved in the organisation of the event.

Councillor Syd Lloyd left the room during the consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Community Engagement

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

Minutes:

The Chair reported that the Reverend Sue Shrine had been appointed as the new vicar of St Barnabas Church, Bredbury.  The Area Committee welcomed Reverend Shrine to the area.

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.

Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

Four public questions were submitted.

 

·         Relating to whether the Area Committee would consider funding mobile speed monitors to inform drivers of their speed and gather evidence from speeding hotspots to combat speeding traffic in the area.

 

In response it was stated that the Chief Executive would be requested to investigate the cost of speed monitors, identify speeding hotspot and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

·         Relating to whether the Area Committee would consider having markings painted on the junction of School Brow, George Lane, Barrack Hill and Berrycroft Road to make it clearer where turning vehicles should wait.

 

In response it was stated that the Chief Executive would be requested to confirm the cost of the remarking of the junction markings at School Brow, George Lane, Barrack Hill and Berrycroft Road and that the Democratic Services Manager in consultation with the Chair of this Area Committee be authorised to give approval to these works being funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury Green & Romiley ward allocation).

 

·         Relating to a proposal to name a linked series of bridle/ cycleways extending from Hilltop Drive in Marple along the Goyt Valley, through to Dark Lane in Lower Bredbury as the ‘Alan Newton Way.

 

It was stated that this question would be considered in conjunction with Agenda Item 8 – ‘Proposed Alan Newton Way’ (see Minute 9 below).

 

·         Relating to whether the recently installed fence on the perimeter of the play area on Riversdale View, Woodley could be moved back to prevent vehicles from colliding with it.

 

In response it was stated that the Chief Executive would be requested to consider relocating the fence further back to prevent vehicles from colliding with it and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

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.

Minutes:

Robin Boardman (Public Realm Inspector) attended the meeting to report on current issues and to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to environmental and highways issues within the area represented by the Werneth Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Resurfacing work had commenced on Compstall Road;

·         The bus stop on Higher Bents Lane was due to be cleared with the vegetation being cut back;

·         Works to the retaining wall on Cherry Tree Lane had been completed;

·         An offender had been cautioned by an enforcement officer for fly tipping on Corrie Way, Bredbury;

·         There had been reports of traffic going the wrong way on Barlow Fold and a traffic monitor could be used to monitor the extent of the issue;

·         A bench on the War Memorial on George Lane has been damaged by a vehicle accident and needed replacing.

 

RESOLVED – That Robin Boardman be thanked for his attendance.

5.

Beech Lane, Romiley - Verge Improvements pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to repair verges, lay Bodpave and provide bollards between Stockport Road and the Liberal Club on Beech Lane, Romiley.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the following scheme at a cost of £3,220 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury Green and Romiley Ward allocation):-

 

Area 1-  Exit from car park

Excavate grass verge area and provide and lay new topsoil to both sides of the exit and install 2 new bollards to prevent parking.

 

Area 2- Entrance to Car park near tree

Take out grass at end of verge and bitmac.

 

Area 3- Approach to car park

Soil and seed verge and lay Bodpave to protect.

 

Officer contact: Chris Pollitt on 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to repair verges, lay bodpave and provide bollards between Stockport Road and the Liberal Club on Beech Lane, Romiley.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the following scheme at a cost of £3,220 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury Green & Romiley Ward allocation):-

 

Area 1-  Exit from car park

Excavate grass verge area and provide and lay new topsoil to both sides of the exit and install 2 new bollards to prevent parking.

 

Area 2- Entrance to Car park near tree

Take out grass at end of verge and bitmac.

 

Area 3- Approach to car park

Soil and seed verge and lay Bodpave to protect.

6.

Community Engagement (continued)

6.(i)

Petitions

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

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(ii)

Area Flexibility Funding

To consider any applications for Area Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

Minutes:

There were no applications to consider.

7.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 12 KB

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 Werneth area.

 

The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-

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/planningdecisions. 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).

 

The Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

7.(i)

DC060009 - Bredbury Curve, Land at former railway cutting to North East of Stockport Road East, Bredbury, Stockport pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Filling of existing railway cutting with inert materials and construction of 60 no. dwellings with associated new highways, junction with Stockport Road East, landscaping, parking and amenities.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Burgess on 474 3659 or email: mark.burgess@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 60009 for the filling of existing railway cutting with inert materials and construction of 60 no. dwellings with associated new highways, junction with Stockport Road East, landscaping, parking and amenities,

 

a member of the public spoken against the application; and

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit in view of the Area Committee’s concerns regarding parking displacement, but that the Committee be informed that the Area Committee would be minded to grant planning permission.

7.(ii)

DC060263 - Hydebank, Romiley, Stockport pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Conversion of and extensions to existing buildings in conjunction with existing wedding venue use, including additional parking.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Burgess on 474 3659 or email: mark.burgess@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 60263 for the conversion of and extensions to existing buildings in conjunction with existing wedding venue use, including additional parking,

 

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.(iii)

DC060300 - 10 Brabyns Avenue, Romiley, Stockport pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Dominic Harvey on 474 3544 or email: dominic.harvey@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 60300, for the development of a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

8.

Appeal Decisions, Current Planning Appeals and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 78 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 Werneth Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Joy Morton on 0161 474 3217 or email:  joy.morton@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Werneth Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Proposed Alan Newton Way pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for the naming of a linked series of bridle/ cycleways extending from Hilltop Drive in Marple, along the Goyt Valley, through to Dark Lane in Lower Bredbury as the Alan Newton Way.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to

 

(1) Note the report.

 

(2) Give approval to the naming of the new route as the Alan Newton Way.

 

(3) Support the proposal by giving consideration to the use of some of its Local Initiative Funding towards the total anticipated costs of £10,000.

 

Officer contact: Andy Kippax on 474 4319 or email: andy.kippax@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal for the naming of a linked series of bridle/ cycleways extending from Hilltop Drive in Marple, along the Goyt Valley, through to Dark Lane in Lower Bredbury as the Alan Newton Way.

 

The Chair reported that a public question had been submitted in relation to this in relation to whether the proposal represented value for money given that the right of way was a bridleway and it was proposed to name it after a cyclist.

 

In response a representative of the Chief Executive stated that the right of way was on the “Connect2” cycle route and that the improvements had been funded through cycle schemes.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

(2) That approval be given to the naming of the new route as Alan Newton Way.

 

(3) That the Chief Executive be requested to submit a further report detailing a breakdown of the projected costs of the proposed provision of signage and information boards.

10.

Park event application - May Day on the Meadow at Tangshutts Playing Field on Monday 2nd May 2016 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report details an application from the Friends of Tangshutt's Playing Field to hold their annual May Day on the Meadow on Monday, 2 May 2016 (Bank Holiday).

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer contact: Sharon Duke on 474 3289 or email: sharon.duke@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application received from the Friends of Tangshutt for the use of Tangshutts Playing Field on 2 May 2016 to hold their annual “May Day on the Meadow” event.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from the Friends of Tangshutt for the use of Tangshutts Playing Field on 2 May 2016 to hold their annual “May Day on the Meadow” event.

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

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: Damian Eaton on 474 3207 or email:  damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.