Agenda and minutes

Werneth Area Committee
Monday, 15th June, 2020 2.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council meeting.

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RESOLVED – That Councillor Christine Corris be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Christine Corris in the Chair

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2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council meeting.

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RESOLVED – That Councillor Angie Clark be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2020 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 9 March 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the amendment of Minute 4(ii) – ‘Public Question Time’ to remove the word ‘Waterlook’ and its replacement therefor with ‘Waterloo’.

4.

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.

5.

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.

6.

Community Engagement

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6.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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The Chair expressed the thanks and gratitude of the Area Committee for the work of local voluntary sector groups and the public in general in supporting the community and each other during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

6.(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.

6.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

6.(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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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.

6.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The Friends of Romiley Primary School pdf icon PDF 454 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the ‘The Friends of Romiley Primary School’ for a grant of £760 towards the cost of a safety awareness campaign to improve road safety in the vicinity of the school.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application received on behalf of ‘The Friends of Romiley Primary School’ for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a safety awareness campaign to improve road safety in the vicinity of the school.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from the ‘The Friends of Romiley Primary School’ for a grant of £760 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a safety awareness campaign to improve road safety in the vicinity of the school.

7.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 141 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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A development application was 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).

7.(i)

DC075969 - Healdwood Bungalow, Healdwood Road, Romiley pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Removal of two porches, erection of a new porch, re-roofing and cladding in timber plus removal of existing outrigger and creation of new single storey rear and side extension.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Rachel Bottomley on 0161 474 3643 or email: rachel.bottomley@stockport.gov.uk.

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In respect of plan no. DC075969 for the removal of two porches, erection of a new porch, re-roofing and cladding in timber plus removal of existing outrigger and creation of new single storey rear and side extension at Healdwood Bungalow, Healdwood Road, Romiley, it was

 

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

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 45 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 with regard to the enforcement notice served at 123 Werneth Road, Woodley, planning consent had recently been secured for a modified development at the property that was not reflected within the report and it was requested that this be updated for the next meeting of the Area Committee.

 

A further update was also requested with regard to the compliance with an enforcement notice requiring the replanting of trees at Unity Mill, Woodley following the felling of a number of trees at the site that were the subject of a Tree Preservation Order.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokespersons

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons for each of the Bredbury & Woodley and Bredbury Green & Romiley wards.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration could consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

RESOLVED - That the following Councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons for highways and traffic issues:-

 

Bredbury and Woodley                   - Councillor Chris Gordon

Bredbury Green & Romiley            - Councillor Angie Clark

10.

Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.                                   

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider appointments of representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations for appointments on Outside Bodies.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to appoint representatives of the Council to local Outside Bodies.

 

RESOLVED –That the following representatives of the Council be appointed to outside bodies for 2020/2021:-

 

Barrack Hill Educational Trust

Councillor Stuart Corris

Councillor Lisa Smart

 

Civic Hall, Woodley User Group Management Committee

Councillor Christine Corris

Councillor Stuart Corris

Councillor Chris Gordon

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 115 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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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager 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 Area Flexibility Funding.

 

It was noted that a written response had not yet been issued to the questioner following the submission of a public question at the last meeting of the Area Committee in relation to the provision of off-road parking bays for the residents of Waterloo Cottages, Compstall Road linked to the grant of planning permission for the Cherry Tree Nursing Home.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be requested to respond to the questioner in writing as soon as practicable.