Agenda and minutes

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 10 July 2018 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.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Wendy Meikle

Area Funding Application – Bosden Farm Community Group, as the applicant was known to her.

 

 

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

Laura Booth and

Will Dawson

Area Funding Application – Bosden Farm Community Group as they had provided assistance during the application process. The Councillors left the meeting during consideration of the application and took no part in the decision making process.

 

 

 

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 congratulated the organisers of Farmfest which had been an extremely successful event.

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:

Two public questions were submitted relating to the provision of a dropped kerb on Beaufort Road and parking in the vicinity of Stepping Hill Hospital.

 

A number of Councillors commented on the questions and the Chair requested that an update be provided on both issues to the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the questions and comments be noted.

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:

Carolyn Turner, 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 Stepping Hill Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Concerns were raised in respect to overgrown hedges on Marple Road near to Seventeen Windows.

·         Similar concerns were raised in respect to the overgrown foliage on Bean Leach Road.

·         The programme for clearing/cutting of grass verges and in particular on Cherry Tree Drive.

·         Weed spraying was carried out on a bi-annual basis.

·         A Councillor requested that litter picking be undertaken on Cow Lane to the rear of Sainsbury’s.

·         A Councillor asked if the planters on Lowland Road could be reduced in height as they presented a hazard for drivers.

·         Flytipping to the rear of the Newsagents close to the junction of Norwood Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and Carolyn Anderson be thanked for her attendance and presentation.

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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Minutes:

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

5.

Ward Flexibility Funding - Scope Guide Fund pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider an application from the organisers of the Scope Guide Fun Run in Torkington Park on 25 August 2018 seeking support with the costs of organising the event.

 

The Area Committee previously considered and approved the application for the use of Torkington Park for this event (a copy of the report is attached for information).

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted and application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of the organisers of the Stepping Hill Hospital Scope Guide Fund who were requesting funding towards the purchase of a new camera for the Endoscopy Suite.

 

REOSLVED – That a grant of £1000 be made to the Stepping Hill Hospital Scope Guide Fund for funding towards the purchase of a new camera for the Endoscopy Suite.

5.(i)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Sharks pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider an application for funding from Stockport Sharks as a contribution to the provision of a new pool hoist for Hazel Grove Pool.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted and application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf the Stockport Sharks Swimming Club who were requesting funding towards the purchase of a new manual poolside hoist.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £1769.00 be made to Stockport Sharks Swimming Club for funding towards the purchase of a new manual poolside hoist.

6.

Development Applications

There are none to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no development applications to consider.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals And Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 55 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 Stepping Hill Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Stepping Hill Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Torkington Road, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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

 

The report sets out an approach to the A6 Buxton Road signal junction of the A627 Torkington Road, Hazel Grove including possible road widening and / or the reinstatement of bollards to protect the footway build-out at the junction of the service road leading to No’s 2 – 12 Torkington Road in Hazel Grove.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing gives approval to the supply and installation of two bollards at a cost of £500 to be funded from the Strategic Network Budget.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to recommend to the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing the placement of bollards at an approximate cost of £500.00 from the Strategic Network Budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be informed that the Area Committee supports the proposal for the placement of bollards at an approximate cost of £500.00 to be funded from the Strategic Network Budget but that it be recommended that bollards be placed on either side of the junction.

9.

Lake Street, Great Moor pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce new No Waiting at Any Time, No Loading and Limited Waiting traffic regulation orders on Lake Street, Great Moor following concerns that the access to the car park off Lake Street was frequently obstructed by parked vehicles associated with a local business.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders 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 £860 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill ward allocation):-

 

Extend No Waiting at Any Time and No Loading Monday to Friday 7.00 –

9.30am & 3.30 – 6.30pm

 

Lake Street - South East side from a point 2 metres North East of the (projected) North Easterly   building line of the Church Building in a North Easterly direction for a distance of 2.5 metres.

      

Limited Waiting Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm 1 Hour No Return within 1 Hour

 

Lake Street - North West side from a point 1 metre South West of the (projected) North Easterly building line of the Church Building in a South Westerly direction for a distance of 13 metres.

        

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Lake Street - North West side from a point 1 metre South West of the (projected) North Easterly building line of the Church Building in a North Easterly direction for a distance of 7.5 metres.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to give consideration to the introduction of parking restrictions on Lake Street, Great Moor.

 

RESOLVED – That the following traffic regulation order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders be made:

 

Extend No Waiting at Any Time and No Loading Monday to Friday 7.00 –

9.30am & 3.30 – 6.30pm:

 

Lake Street

South East side from a point 2 metres North East of the (projected) North Easterly building line of the Church Building in a North Easterly direction for a distance of 2.5 metres.

 

Limited Waiting Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm 1 Hour No Return within 1 Hour:

 

Lake Street

North West side from a point 1 metre South West of the (projected) North Easterly building line of the Church Building in a South Westerly direction for a distance of 13 metres.

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Lake Street

North West side from a point 1 metre South West of the (projected) North Easterly building line of the Church Building in a North Easterly direction for a distance of 7.5 metres.

10.

Maveen Grove, Woodsmoor pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to install a lowered-kerb on Maveen Grove in Woodsmoor.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the installation of a lowered kerb on Maveen Grove, Woodsmoor at a cost of £455 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to give consideration to the installation of a lowered kerb on Maveen Grove, Woodsmoor.

 

RESOLVED – That he proposal for a lowered kern on Maveen Road, Woodsmoor be approved at an approximate cost of £455.00 to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget.

11.

Stepping Hill Commuted Sum for Play Report pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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

 

The report details the receipt of commuted sums for play from planning consents in the Stepping Hill Area Committee and makes recommendations for their allocation. Further clarification was requested at the last meeting in relation to the possible use of the sums accrued from the development at the former Dialstone Centre, and the report has been updated with this information.

 

The Area Committee is invited to allocate £50,193.00 of commuted sums to the Half Moon Lane play area.

 

Officer contact: Richard Booker, 0161 474 4829, Richard.booker@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider proposals for the use of commuted sums in the Stepping Hill Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the allocation of the two commuted sums for £501.93 and £49,691.07 as detailed in the report to the Half Moon Lane Play Area.

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 110 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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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress with decisions taken at previous meetings and on the current position on the Area Committee’s delegated budgets.

 

Councillors requested updates on the survey undertaken on Woodsmoor Lane and the proposed pedestrian crossing on Commercial Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

13.

Ward Flexibility Funding - Bosden Farm Community Group pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider an application for ward funding from the Bosden Farm Community Group for funding towards the building of a community venue on Bosden Farm.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the application.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Fox on Tel: 0161 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application from the Bosden Farm Community Group seeking funding towards a project for the provision of a community building on the Bosden Farm Estate.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £600 to the Bosden Farm Community to support their project for the provision of a community venue on Bosden Farm.