Agenda and minutes

Werneth Area Committee
Monday, 4th March, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Dining Room - Woodley Civic Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 28 January 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:

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 reported that the closing date for the submission of responses to the consultation on the Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment (Greater Manchester Spatial Framework 2019 Draft) was 18 March 2019.

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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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.

 

Two public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to difficulties being experienced by the local neighbourhood watch coordinator in securing a meeting room in the locality in the light of the availability of £200,000 of funding for safety measures for Stockport householders.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be requested to respond to the questioner in writing.

 

·         Relating to the provision of a new dog waste bin at the corner of Healdwood Road and Oxford Drive, Woodley.

 

In response, it was stated that the Council was pursuing a policy of reducing the number of bins that it provided, rather than seeking to introduce new ones and as such it was unlikely that it would be possible for a new bin to be provided at this location.  It was further commented that there may be scope for the relocation of an existing bin from elsewhere, and members would pursue this directly with the appropriate officers.

4.(iii)

Public Realm

The local 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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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:-

 

·         It was stated that a number of residents had complained about accumulations of litter in the area between Bents Lane and Redbarn Close, Bredbury.

·         There were a number of blocked gullies on Vernon Road, Bredbury which needed to be cleared out.

·         It was commented that local residents had arranged for a litter pick in Woodley Precinct which had resulted in 17 bags of waste being collected, including two knives and a hammer which were passed to the police.  Members expressed their thanks to local residents for their work.

 

RESOLVED – That Robin Boardman be thanked for his attendance.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

One petition was submitted signed by 46 signatories requesting that the Council replace a missing grit bin located at Hillcourt Road and High Meadows, Romiley.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration for investigation.

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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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Romiley Lifecentre Limited pdf icon PDF 569 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £801.85 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of developing a ‘stay and play’ room.

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Minutes:

Ruth Otto and Beth Pritchard attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of Romiley LifeCentre for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of developing a ‘stay and play’ room.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £1,000 to Romiley LifeCentre towards the cost of developing a ‘stay and play’ room.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application for a grant of £350 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of purchasing baseball caps.

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Minutes:

Steve Amison attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of purchasing baseball caps.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £374 to Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club towards the cost of purchasing baseball caps.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Romiley Guide Hut pdf icon PDF 555 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £945.20 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of repairs, decoration and security at Romiley Guide Hut.

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Gemma Papp attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of Romiley Guide Hut for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of repairs, decoration and security at Romiley Guide Hut.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the award of a grant of £950 to Romiley Guide Hut towards the cost of repairs, decoration and security at Romiley Guide Hut.

4.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - 1st Romiley Guides pdf icon PDF 889 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £215 from the ward flexibility budget towards the start-up costs of the 1st Romiley Guides.

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Minutes:

Gemma Papp attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of 1st Romiley Guides for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the start-up costs of the 1st Romiley Guides.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £300 1st Romiley Guides towards the start-up costs of the 1st Romiley Guides.

4.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Snowdrops pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application for a grant of £250 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of holding the ‘big snowdrops stroll’ event.

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Minutes:

Jennie Frost attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of Stockport Snowdrops for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of holding the ‘big snowdrops stroll’ event.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £300 to Stockport Snowdrops towards the cost of holding the ‘big snowdrops stroll’ event.

4.(xi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - NK Theatre Arts pdf icon PDF 874 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £1,000 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of running daytime cinema sessions.

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Dominic Stannage attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of NK Theatre Arts for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of running daytime cinema sessions.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £1,020 to NK Theatre Arts towards the cost of running daytime cinema sessions.

5.

Development Applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no development applications to consider.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 46 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: Vicki Bates on 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (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.

 

It was commented that the Council had successfully pursued a prosecution for the felling of 36 trees that had been the subject of a Tree Preservation order at Unity Mills, Poleacre Lane, Woodley.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Revision to ‘Recreational Open Space Provision and Commuted Payments’ Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’. The current Supplementary Planning Guidance provides supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrates how commuted sums will be used in maintaining and enhancing the open space assets across the borough.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to note and comment on the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

 

Officer Contacts: Sally Maguire/Vincent Mcintyre on 0161 474 2738 or email: sally.maguire@stockport.gov.uk/vincent.mcinytre@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’.  The current Supplementary Planning Guidance provided supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrated how commuted sums would be used in maintaining and enhancing open space assets across the borough.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was commented that the cost of play equipment cited within the report was prohibitively expensive, and it was enquired whether the Council was able to achieve better value for money through joint procurement arrangements with other local authorities through STaR Procurement.

·         It was important that contributions obtained from development towards play equipment should be spent within the community from which that sum was obtained.

·         A member explained that the final specification for play provision in Bredbury Park had been agreed following consultation with local young people who used the park, and that this was best practice that should be used elsewhere in the borough.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Church Lane, Romiley pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to amend the approved Traffic Regulation Order from a Free Residents Permit Parking Scheme (RPS) and implement a Traffic Regulation Order for a chargeable scheme for the residents of: Church Lane (Chadkirk Mews 1-8) Church Lane (2-54) Kimberley Avenue (1-36)

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders contained within Appendix A and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to amend a previously approved Traffic Regulation Order from a Free Residents Permit Parking Scheme and implementation a Traffic Regulation Order for a chargeable scheme for the residents of Church Lane (Chadkirk Mews 1-8) Church Lane (2-54) Kimberley Avenue (1-36).

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the legal advertising of the package of traffic regulations orders contained in Appendix A to the report and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders.

9.

Mill Lane Woodley, Mill Street Woodley, Rodney Drive Bredbury pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to undertake a feasibility study to assess how the junction of Mill Lane, Mill Street and Rodney Drive could be improved for pedestrians and traffic movement. A study is required to determine the best solution that can be offered.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the undertaking of a feasibility study at a cost of £1,000.00 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to undertake a feasibility study to assess how the junction of Mill Lane, Mill Street and Rodney Drive could be improved for pedestrians and traffic movement.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the undertaking of a feasibility study to assess how the junction of Mill Lane, Mill Street and Rodney Drive, Bredbury could be improved for pedestrians and traffic movement at a cost of £1,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury & Woodley ward allocation).

10.

Vernon Road, Bredbury pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce “No Waiting At Any Time” at the top end of the service road in front of property number 68 Vernon Road, Bredbury to enable motorists entering the service road to manoeuvre and prevent reversing the full length of the service road

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the schedule of traffic regulation order detail in the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury & Woodley ward allocation).

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to introduce “No Waiting At Any Time” at the top end of the service road in front of property number 68 Vernon Road, Bredbury to enable motorists entering the service road to manoeuvre and prevent reversing the full length of the service road

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following scheme and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders, at a cost of £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury & Woodley ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting At Any Time

 

Vernon Road (Service Road) North side - From the projected boundary line of properties number 68/66 for a distance of 6 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Vernon Road (Service Road) East Side - On the projected boundary line of properties number 68/70 for a distance of 4 metres (full width) in a south easterly direction.

 

Vernon Road (Service Road) South side - From the projected boundary line of properties number 68/70 for a distance of 6 metres in a north easterly direction.

11.

Mobile Speed Indicator Devices pdf icon PDF 708 KB

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

 

The report details the locations at which Mobile Speed Indicator Devices have been installed within the Werneth area and provides a breakdown of the data obtained.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Andrew Dutton on 0161 474 4654 or email: andrew.dutton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the locations at which Mobile Speed Indicator Devices have been installed within the Werneth area and providing a breakdown of the data obtained.

 

It was commented that the submitted data did not include any interpretive element to allow members to readily understand the information that had been provided and the implications for road safety in the locations where the Mobile Speed Sign had been sited.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be recommended to submit a report to the next meeting of the Area Committee providing an analysis of the data obtained from the Mobile Speed Indicator Devices.

12.

Parks Event Application - May Day on the Meadow 2019, Tangshutts Playing Fields pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report details an application received from the Friends of Tangshutt Fields to hold their annual May Day on the Meadow Event at Tangshutt Playing Fields on 6 May 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email: jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application received from the Friends of Tangshutt Fields to hold their annual May Day on the Meadow Event at Tangshutt Playing Fields on 6 May 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 104 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 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@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 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.