Agenda and minutes

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Town Hall

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 July 2017 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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Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interest which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Jon Twigge

Agenda item 8 – ‘Applications to establish High Lane Village Neighbourhood Area and High Lane Village Neighbourhood Plan’ as a resident within the proposed boundary of the application (see Minute 10 below)

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Julian Lewis-Booth

Plan no. 66160 for the demolition of existing building and erection of a detached dwelling at Norbury Farm, Jackson Lane, Hazel Grove as he knew the applicant (see Minute 7 (ii) below)

 

Councillor Lewis-Booth left the meeting during 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 Area Committee.

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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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No announcements were made.

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

 

Six questions public questions were submitted, as follows:-

 

Two questions asked for the Area Committee to respond to issues relating to the Offerton Park development off Lisburne Lane and in particular the opening up of Swanage Avenue. It was reported that there was evidence of crime and anti-social behaviour taking place since the gates had been removed.

 

RESOLVED – That the Interim Chief Executive be requested to submit a report to the next meeting of this Area Committee outlining the process for the highway authority to make a stopping up order on Swanage Avenue ‘to prevent or reduce crime’.

 

Four questions were asked in relation to the proposal construct an edged path along Havergate Walk from Fulmar Drive to Shearwater Road as proposed in the report included at item 9 on the agenda for the meeting.  The questioners explained that residents had not been consulted on the proposal and they did not support the construction of a path.

 

RESOLVED – That the issues raised by the questioners be considered as part of agenda item 9 ‘Highways Maintenance Local Initiative Report - Havegate Walk’.

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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Kay Williams, Senior Public Realm Inspector attended the meeting to answer questions from councillors and members of the public in relation to highway and environmental quality issues within the area represented by the Stepping Hill Area Committee.

 

A copy of the update provided at the meeting has been circulated to members of the Area Committee.

 

Councillors thanked Public Realm Officers for their hard work to address a series of issues.

 

The following additional issues were raised:-

 

·         The Area Committee had asked the Corporate Director for Place Management on 15 March 2016 for a report to be submitted to the next meeting on proposals for additional traffic calming measures associated with the expansion of Warren Wood School and questioned why the consultation had only just begun with residents.

·         In relation to the United Utilities water burst on Marple Road, an update on when the work would be completed was requested.

·          The hedges on Bean Leach Road needed cutting back as a matter of urgency.

·         Members requested an update in relation to the provision of a pedestrian crossing on Brayside.

·         A member reported that the owner of the hedges on Marple Road down to 17 Windows had asked to cut them back and requested an update on the vegetation still left around the lamp posts

·         The bins at the entrance to Woodbank Park had been left overflowing following the Stockport Carnival.

·         There had been numerous incidences of graffiti in the Offerton Ward on walls, post boxes, lighting columns etc.…

·         The pavements near the shops on Turnstone and Fulmar Drive remained dangerous and the Council should investigate taking enforcement action against the owners of the shops.

·         The street sign on Taunton Road needed to be replaced.

·         Water was pooling due to the topography outside the ThreeTunns Public House, Peter Street (onto Commercial Road) and the A6 (opposite Commercial Road) and an update was requested in relation to the A6 drainage Programme.

·         The gullies outside 19 Ashbourne Road were in need of attention.

·         Fly tipping was taking place adjacent to the recycling facilities on Commercial Road and Melford Road

·         There was an issue regarding litter and the standard of the grounds maintenance at the Memorial Garden outside Hazel Grove Clinic and the fence was in urgent need of attention.

·         The weight restriction sign on Windsor Road was facing the wrong way.

·         It was understood that the litter along the A6 was now cleared twice a week and it was suggested that the schedule should include so that litter is cleared on a Sunday  to remove litter deposited on a Friday/ Saturday evening.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That Kay Williams be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

 

(2) That the Public Realm and Traffic Services Teams be requested to address the issues raised by members and report back on action taken.

5.

Highways Maintenance Local Initiative Report - Havegate Walk pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

The Area Committee is asked to consider the following proposed Local Initiative Scheme for the construction of an edged path along Havergate Walk from Fulmar Drive to Shearwater Road at a cost of £3700.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to support the maintenance scheme outlined in the report and authorises the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration to order the work. 

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd, 0161-474-3332, jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

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The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Area Committee to consider the a proposal for the construction of an edged path along Havergate Walk from Fulmar Drive to Shearwater Road at a cost of £3,700 to be funded from the Ara Committees Highways Maintenance and Local Initiatives Budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place and Regeneration be requested to undertake a consultation exercise with the residents of Havergate Walk, Fulmar Drive and Shearwater Road on the proposal to construct an edged path along Havergate Walk from Fulmar Drive to Shearwater Road and that the results of the consultation be submitted to a future meeting of this Area Committee.

6.

Community Engagement (Continued)

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6.(i)

Petitions - Newbourne Close, Hazel Grove

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

 

A petition has been received from residents of Newbourne Close, Hazel Grove requesting permit parking, signed by 28 of 40 residents. No residents have signed to register disagreement with the proposal.

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The Democratic Services Manager reported that a petition that had been received from residents of Newbourne Close, Hazel Grove requesting residents’ permit parking, signed by 28 of 40 residents. No residents have signed to register disagreement with the proposal.

 

It was reported that part of the parking area was not adopted highway.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration to investigate the introduction of a residents permit parking scheme on Newbourne Close, Hazel Grove.

6.(ii)

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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The Chair reported that no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

6.(iii)

Area Flexibility Funding

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

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The Democratic Services Manager confirmed that there were no outstanding applications to consider.

7.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 60 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 Stepping Hill Area Committee 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).

 

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

7.(i)

DC064984 - 153 Chester Road, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Outline application for the erection of 1 detached dwelling.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 64984 for outline planning permission for the erection of one detached dwelling.at 153 Chester Road, Hazel Grove, it was

 

RESOLVED – (4 for, one against. 3 abstentions) That planning permission be granted subject to the imposition of appropriate conditions.

7.(ii)

DC066160 - Norbury Farm, Jackson Lane, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Demolition of existing building and erection of a detached dwelling.

 

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

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In respect of plan no. 66160 for the demolition of existing building and erection of a detached dwelling at Norbury Farm, Jackson Lane, Hazel Grove

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission subject to the imposition of appropriate conditions including the materials being sympathetic to adjoining properties.

 

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 49 KB

There are no outstanding appeal decisions nor current planning or enforcement matters to report.

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There were no outstanding appeals or enforcement matters.

9.

Stockport Local Plan pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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

 

The report is informative to alert councillors and the public that consultation on the Local Plan Issues Paper has commenced, to provide information about consultation events and to provide some background to the Local Plan.

 

The Area Committee is asked to note the above information and, where possible, to encourage the public to attend the Area Workshops or other consultation events and to read the Issues Paper either online or in libraries in order to fully contribute to the process of developing a new local plan for Stockport.

 

Officer contact: Darren Pegram / Steve Johnson; 0161-474-3171 / 3509, darren.pegram@stockport.gov.uk / steven.johnson@stockport.gov.uk

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The Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) informing councillors and members of the public that consultation on the Local Plan Issues Paper had commenced, provided information about consultation events and provided some background to the Local Plan.

 

Members expressed concern that the consultation period would be concentrated into three weeks at the beginning of September and the Council’s area committee areas were too large for the purpose of genuine engagement and consultation with the public.  It was suggested that it would be appropriate for there to be separate consultative events in Hazel Grove, Stepping Hill and Offerton. In addition members suggested that Hazel Grove Civic Hall was not a suitable venue due to its access and lack of car parking.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and members of the public be encouraged to attend the Area Workshops and other consultation events.

10.

Applications to establish High Lane Village Neighbourhood Area and High Lane Village Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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

 

In June 2017 applications were received by the Council seeking to establish the High Lane Village Neighbourhood Forum and High Lane Village Neighbourhood Area under the provisions of The Localism Act 2011.The purpose of this report is to inform members of the details of the applications and to allow the Area Committee to comment prior to the Council Meeting’s determination of those applications.

 

The Area Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer contact: Zoe Senior, 0161 218 1517, zoe.senior@stockport.gov.uk.

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The Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Area Committee that in June 2017 applications had been received by the Council seeking to establish the High Lane Village Neighbourhood Forum and High Lane Village Neighbourhood Area under the provisions of The Localism Act 2011.

 

The report set out details of the applications and the Area Committee were invited to comment prior to the Council Meeting’s determination of those applications.

 

It was reported that in the summary of representations the comment regarding representations two and five being similar in their reference to the boundary of the Neighbourhood Area application would be removed and rephrased in the report to the Council Meeting to avoid confusion and to provide clarity.

 

RESOLVED – That the Council Meeting be recommended to approve the applications to establish the High Lane Village Neighbourhood Forum and High Lane Village Neighbourhood Area.

11.

Lisburne lane, Offerton pdf icon PDF 386 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal for civil works to increase parking capacity on part of Lisburne Lane in Offerton.

 

The Area Committee is asked to consider the Corporate Director’s report and should they be supportive of the proposal to construct additional car parking spaces, to approve funding for one half (£7,722) of the civil works; and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing approve funding for the remaining amount (£7,722) from the Strategic Network budget.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Area Committee to consider a proposal to increase parking capacity on part of Lisburne Lane in Offerton.

 

RESOLVED – That, subject to the outcome of a consultation exercise with local residents, the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to give approval to the provision of additional parking capacity on Lisburne Lane, Offerton through the removal of existing grass verges, at a cost of £15,444 to be jointly funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (£7,722) and the Strategic Network budget (£7,722).

12.

Ripley Avenue, Great Moor pdf icon PDF 173 KB

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

 

To approve the cost for removing a projected footway on part of Ripley Avenue in Great Moor

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to undertake a design and feasibility assessment with regard to the removal of a projected footway on part of Ripley Avenue in Great Moor.

 

It was commented that notwithstanding the outcome of a design and feasibility study, any costs associated with the proposal as detailed in the report would be prohibitive, and it was suggested that consideration should be given to the provision of a disabled persons’ parking pay in an alternative location which would not necessitate any associated significant highway works.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee detailing the feasibility of providing a disabled persons’ parking bay at an alternative location within the vicinity of the resident’s property taking into account the accessibility requirements of the resident.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to the next meeting of this setting out the Council’s policy in relation to the provision of disabled persons parking bays.

 

(3) That the Council Champion for Disabilities be provided with regular updates in relation to this issue and similar requests within the Borough.

13.

Bramhall Moor Lane - Street Ligthing pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

The report set out a proposed local initiative scheme on Bramhall Moor Lane to reduce the column height on the old section of Bramhall Moor Lane and use an appropriate lantern for lighting of a residential street.

 

The Area Committee is invited to support the proposal, at a cost of £8,780 to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget (Stepping Hill Ward allocation)

 

Officer contact: Andy Jopling; andy.jopling@stockport.gov.uk

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The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Area Committee to consider a proposal to introduce a new Lighting Scheme on the section of Bramhall Moor Lane between the junction of New Moor Lane and London Road to include the replacement of the existing lighting columns and the use of energy saving LED lanterns to reduce light intrusion.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the introduction of a new Lighting Scheme on the section of Bramhall Moor Lane between the junction of New Moor Lane and London Road to include the replacement of the existing lighting columns and the use of energy saving LED lanterns to reduce light intrusion at a cost of £8,780 to be funded from the Area Committees Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill ward allocation).

14.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 111 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: Jonathan Vali, 0161 474 3201, jonathan.vali@stockport.gov.uk

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The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress with implementing decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on the Area Flexibility and delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide an explanation as to why there has been no progress in relation to the request of this Area Committee on 19 April 2016 to expedite investigation of problems with the speed cushion on Hazelwood Road, Hazel Grove.