Werneth Area Committee
Monday, 1st February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Note: In the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching our live webcast of the meeting. You can do so following the directions above, or by clicking on View the Webcast below. 


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 December 2020 be signed.

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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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Urgent Decisions

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

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Community Engagement

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Chair's Announcements

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

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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

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

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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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Ward Flexibility Funding - Twisted Trees Productions pdf icon PDF 316 KB

To consider any application received from Twisted Trees productions for a grant of  £950 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a Romiley-wide art trail.

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Non-Executive Business

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Development Applications

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.



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.



To consider the remaining development applications.



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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DC072210 - Hillside Farm, Werneth Low Road, Romiley pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Construction of a detached building, together with associated outdoor groundworks including creation of a pond, seating areas and outdoor forest school, for use as training centre / hub for armed forces veterans (part retrospective).


The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.


Officer contact: Mark Jordan on 0161 474 3557 or email: 

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Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).


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:

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Executive Business

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One Stockport Borough Plan pdf icon PDF 379 KB

To consider a joint report of the Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Devolution and the Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.


This report covers how partners across Stockport have approached the development of a shared borough plan, including an overview of the insight which has informed the development of the priorities, and introduces a draft borough plan for scrutiny comment and consideration. The draft plan is being shared with all scrutiny committees and comment is invited on the whole plan however to support discussions Table 1 indicates where borough plan priorities more directly relate to the remit of this committee. The draft plan is also accompanied by a full engagement report (appendix 1) and an equality impact assessment (appendix 2).


The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email:

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Romiley Allotments - Security Fencing pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.


The report details a proposal to improve the security at Romiley Allotments with the installation of a new security fence.


The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the making of a contribution of £5,000 for the clearance of vegetation and old fencing including removal of old concrete posts along 110m fence line, and the installation of green palisade fencing to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury Green & Romiley ward allocation).


Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email:

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Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).


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

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