Agenda and minutes

Werneth Area Committee
Monday, 23rd September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Dining Room - Woodley Civic Hall

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 August 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held 12 August 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 which 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 opened her announcements by congratulating all those involved in welcoming the Tour of Britain cycle race to Stockport on 14 September 2019.

 

It was then reported that St Barnabas Parish Church, Bredbury would be holding an event with Tintwistle Brass Band to raise funds for Children in Need on Saturday, 16 November 2019.

 

It was further reported that the Friends of Chadkirk would be holding a harvest supper and quiz night on Friday, 11 October 2019 between 7.30 pm and 10.00 pm and that tickets for the event were available from Staircase House, Stockport.

 

Finally, it was stated that the Friends of Chadkirk would also be holding a harvest festival service on Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 3.30 pm.

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:

No public questions were submitted.

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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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 reported that there were a number sunken or exposed ironworks on Lower Bents Lane that needed to be attended to.

·         It was commented that Leyfield Avenue, Romiley continued to be affected by the pooling of water along the carriageway that was not being effectively drained despite the recent work undertaken in the area by United Utilities.

·         A complaint had been received by councillors in relation to a number of blocked gullies along Barlow Fold Road, Romiley.

·         There were a number of blocked gullies along Central Drive, Romiley and part of the carriageway had been damaged during recent heavy rainfall.

·         It was reported that the waste bin on Stockport Road, Romiley near its junction with Hill Street was missing and required replacement.

 

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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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 organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel pdf icon PDF 446 KB

To consider an application from The Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel for a grant of £1,050 (£100 from this Area Committee) from the Ward Flexibility Fund towards the cost of a community carol service event.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report on behalf of The Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a community carol service event.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from The Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel for a grant of £100 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a community carol service event.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 65 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:-

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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 & 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).

 

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC072933 - 24 Central Drive, Romiley pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Replacement of existing dormer bedroom at front. Addition of another dormer bedroom at rear, replacing velux window/office area with dormer (retrospective).

 

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

 

Officer contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 3576 or email: james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC072933 for the replacement of existing dormer bedroom at front; addition of another dormer bedroom at rear, replacing velux window/office area with dormer (retrospective) at 24 Central Drive, Romiley,

 

a member of the public spoke in relation to their objection to the application; and

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

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

5.(ii)

DC074108 - Greave Primary School, Werneth Road, Woodley pdf icon PDF 256 KB

Erection of a wooden structure to be used as an outdoor learning facility/classroom as part of Forest Schools (retrospective).

 

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

 

Officer contact: Karyn Clarke on 0161 474 3551 or email: karyn.clarke@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC074108 for the erection of a wooden structure to be used as an outdoor learning facility/classroom as part of Forest Schools (retrospective) at Greave primary School, Werneth Road, Woodley,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

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

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 93 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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A representative of 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 requested that an update be provided to member with regard to progress on the enforcement of the Section 215 Untidy Land Notice served at 15 Marlowe Walks, Bredbury.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Speed Indicator Devices pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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

 

The purpose of this report is to update members on the operation of the Speed Indicator Devices operated by Road Safety on behalf of the Cabinet Member and the Area Committees.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the operation of the Speed Indicator Devices operated by Road Safety on behalf of the Cabinet Member and the Area Committees.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         There had been intermittent issues with the retrieval of data from the Mobile Speed Indicator Devices and work was taking place to improve the reliability of this process with the manufacturer and to subsequently retrieve any outstanding data.

·         Additional batteries had been procured centrally to ensure that the devices were able to operate for an extended period of time.

·         Concern was expressed that the Area Committee had provided funding to ensure that the Speed Indicator Devices could be re-sited on at least 10 occasions per year, and this had not been achieved.  The Area Committee was assured that any sites that had been omitted previously would be revisited at no additional charge to the Area Committee’s budget.

·         It was stated that there was an obsolete fixed speed indicator sign on Bents Lane, Bredbury that needed to be removed as soon as practicable.

·         There had been a number of accidents on George Lane, Bredbury in the vicinity of St Mark’s Vicarage and it was requested that a Mobile Speed Indicator Device be mounted in that location to monitor vehicle speeds.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Higher Bents Lane, Bollard Installation pdf icon PDF 286 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for the installation of Middleton bollards to protect the pedestrian crossing point on Higher Bents Lane.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the installation of Middleton bollards to protect the pedestrian crossing point on Higher Bents Lane at a cost of £500 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury Green & Romiley ward allocation).

 

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

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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 for the installation of Middleton bollards to protected the pedestrian crossing point on High Bents Lane, Bredbury.

 

RESOLVED – That approval to the installation of Middleton bollards to protect the pedestrian crossing point on Higher Bents Lane, Bredbury at a cost of £500 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury Green & Romiley ward allocation).

9.

Peak Bank, Bredbury pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for introduction of a “No Waiting At Any Time”. Experimental Traffic Regulation Order on School Brow and Peak Bank, Bredbury.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport gives approval to the following scheme at a cost of £860 to be funded from the Strategic budget:-

 

School Brow (North East Side)

From a point 10 metres south east of the projected southern kerbline of Peak Bank, for a distance of 47 metres in a north westerly direction

 

Peak Bank (North Side)

From the intersection of the north eastern kerbline of School Brow for a distance of 15 metres in a north easterly direction

 

Peak Bank (South Side)

From the intersection of the north eastern kerbline of School Brow for a distance of 16.5 metres in a north easterly direction

 

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

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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 for introduction of a ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ Experimental Traffic Regulation Order on School Brow and Peak Bank, Bredbury.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the following scheme at a cost of £860 to be funded from the Strategic budget:-

 

School Brow (North East Side)

 

From a point 10 metres south east of the projected southern kerbline of Peak Bank, for a distance of 47 metres in a north westerly direction.

 

Peak Bank (North Side)

 

From the intersection of the north eastern kerbline of School Brow for a distance of 15 metres in a north easterly direction.

 

Peak Bank (South Side)

 

From the intersection of the north eastern kerbline of School Brow for a distance of 16.5 metres in a north easterly direction.

10.

Appointment of Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to nominate Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services at Bredbury War Memorial and Romiley War Memorial on 10 November 2019.

 

The Area Committee is requested to nominate Councillors.

 

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

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to appoint Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services at Bredbury War Memorial and Romiley War Memorial on Sunday, 10 November 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the appointment of the following Councillors to lay wreaths on Sunday, 10 November 2019:-

 

Bredbury War Memorial      - Councillor Stuart Corris

Romiley War Memorial       - Councillor Lisa Smart

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 206 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 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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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.