Agenda and minutes

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 25th September, 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 64 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 August 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 7 August 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the amendment of the following:-

 

(i)            in the list of Councillors present the amendment of the Vice Chair designation to Councillor Paul Hadfield

(ii)          under Minute 4 (iii) ‘Public Realm’ the replacement in the resolution of ‘Carolyn Anderson’ with ‘Carolyn Turner’.

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 they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests was declared:-

 

Personal & Prejudice Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Julian Lewis-Booth

Agenda item 5 (ii) ‘DC069657 – Norbury Farm, Jackson Lane, Hazel Grove’ as the applicant was known to him in a personal capacity. Councillor Lewis-Booth left the meeting during consideration of the 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 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 made the following announcements:-

 

(a)  There would be a service and dedication event and for a new commemorative stone for Wilfred Wood, a recipient of the Victoria Cross, on Sunday 28 October 2018 at 10.30am at Hazel Grove War Memorial.

(b)  There would be a coffee morning at 8am on Friday, 28 October at the Harvester Pub on Turnstone Lane, Offerton as part of the MacMillan Coffee Morning campaign.

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:

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

 

Two public questions were submitted.

 

(1)  The first question asked what the Council was doing to properly resource policing in the Hazel Grove area in light of a recent upturn in burglaries and anti-social behaviour.

 

In response, Councillor Julian Lewis-Booth stated that he was aware of concerns from residents in Hazel Grove about crime, but highlighted some notable successes for the police in the area recently, including apprehending a number of members of criminal gangs. He further reported that there had been changes to staffing rosters for the Neighbourhood Policing Team to provide better coverage at high demand periods. Councillor Lewis-Booth also encouraged residents to ensure that crime and anti-social behaviour was reported to the Police using the 101 number.

 

Other councillors echoes these comments in relation to their own wards and encouraged the public to attend Police community meetings to raise their concerns.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to extend an invitation to local Neighbourhood Policing Team to attend the next meeting of the Area Committee.

 

(2)  The second question asked when the Area Committee would be holding a meeting with residents, Council officers and representatives of Stepping Hill Hospital to discuss parking problems as had been promised in June 2018.

 

The Chair responded by explaining that it had not be possible to arrange an appropriate date for a separate meeting so she was proposing to include an Open Forum item on the agenda for the meeting on 6 November 2018 to discuss the outstanding issues relating to hospital generated parking. She stated that a number of meetings had taken place in recent years and that the Hospital management had implemented a number of measure that should have an impact on parking, but that these had needed time to have an impact. She emphasised the need for the discussion at the next meeting to be focussed and directed toward a resolution to the issue.

 

Councillor Dawson commented that there had not been a clear consensus amongst residents as to the most appropriate solution although residents of Hurdsfield Road had been clear about their desired outcome and he hoped that this could be resolved promptly.

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 the Stepping Hill Area Committee.

 

The following additional issues were raised:-

 

·         Highway safety inspections had taken place on the A6 in Hazel Grove (east side of A6 from the Bramhall Lane junction to Torkington Rd back to Hazelwood Rd) in Stepping Hill Ward on Mile End Lane, Dialstone Lane and Buxton Rd) and were due to take place in Offerton Ward in October on the Offerton Estate and main routes. Works had been completed on the Cherry Tree Lane highway collapse.

·         6 monthly gully cleansing had been completed on Chester Rd (Shepley Drive to Vaudrey Drive), Bean Leach Roadd (Brooklands Farm to Brook Vale Farm), Marple Road (Fogbrook to Marple Old Road), Offerton Road (Brinkburn Road to Torkington Road), Torkington Road (from Hazelwood Road to Allotments). Ad hoc repairs and cleansing was taking place where there were short term flooding incidents caused by recent heavy rainfall.

·         The Community Pay Back team had tidied planters on Moorland Road; removed green waste from the field by Offerton Fire Station; trimmed vegetation on Maxwell Ave at the entrance to Boothby Street Park; visited Cow Lane and undertaken some work although more remained to be completed.

·         The Council was purchasing A4 aluminium warning of sign for dog fouling, to be fitted to existing poles. Councillors were invited to nominate locations.

·         The responsible dog walkers pledge had been launched, further details of which were on the Council website at www.stockport.gov.uk/welovestockport

·         Resurfacing work was ongoing on Dial Road and was due to start this month on Boothby Street and Ravenoak Road. A rolling programme of resurfacing would take place on Warwick Drive, Beaumaris Crescent, Sterling Avenue, Skipton Close, Aldwyn Crescent, Cotswold Avenue, Ringwood Avenue, Boscombe Drive, Newlyn Close and Rhos Drive.

 

The following additional issues were raised:-

 

·         Concerns were raised about flooding on Bean Leach Road possibly caused by the brook being blocked.

·         A request was made for vegetation to be trimmed around the island adjacent to 2-12 Torkington Road in preparation for bollard installation as otherwise pedestrians would need to into road.

·         An update was requested for the timescale for repairs to the brickwork on planters on Moorland Road.

·         An update on the timescale was requested for repairs to the leaning signage poles at the junction of Woodmoor Lane & Bramhall Lane.

·         There remained snagging following resurfacing work on Warwick Drive.

·         The recent resurfacing work on Maxwell Avenue had left a significant amount of loose core material that needed addressing.

·         The grass in the Boothby Street Play area was being mowed but not all areas were being mown. A request was made for some areas to be strimmed.

·         Concerns were expressed that the play area on the recently completed Redwood gardens was suffering from dog fouling.

·         Clarification was sought on whether residents could use their own weed killer products on the highway outside their properties. In response it was stated that the Council would neither advise nor authorise this.

·         Broken fencing on the Council car park near the Bamboo Club in Hazel Grove was reported and clarification was sought on if this would be repaired or replaced.

·         Officers were thanked for works on the vergers on Lunedale Green.

 

RESOLVED – That Carolyn Turner be thanked for her attendance.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

There were no petitions 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.

4.(vi)

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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Minutes:

There were no applications to consider.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 195 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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Minutes:

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

5.(i)

DC/067388 - Cherry Tree Hospital, Cherry Tree Lane, Great Moor pdf icon PDF 373 KB

Conversion and remodelling of existing building to 16 apartments and the construction of an extension to form a further 8 apartments.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 67388 for the conversion and remodelling of existing building to 16 apartments and the construction of an extension to form a further 8 apartments at Cherry Tree Hospital, Cherry Tree Lane, Great Moor

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be authorised to grant planning permission subject to the applicant entering into Section 106 agreements in respect of recreational open space provision/maintenance and highways works.

 

 

5.(ii)

DC069657 - Norbury Farm, Jackson Lane, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 431 KB

Demolition of existing building and erection of three dwellings.

 

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

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 69657 for the demolition of existing building and erection of three dwellings at Norbury Farm, Jackson Lane, Hazel Grove

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

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

Councillor Hadfield in the Chair

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6.

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 Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration 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.

7.

Creation of Bridleway over Unrecorded Land Between Woodsmoor Station and Mirrlees Field Gate, Hazel Grove and Bramhall pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration and the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report invites the Area Committee to consider the creation of a bridleway over a section of unrecorded path between Woodsmoor Station and Mirrlees Field, as shown marked A – B on the plan at Appendix 1. If it creates the bridleway, the Council will have maintenance responsibility to bridleway standard for the route. The path would be maintainable at public expense.

 

The Area Committee resolve to authorise the making of a bridleway creation order in respect of the section of the route between points A – B as shown on the plan at Appendix 1.

 

Officer contact: Ernest Nama, 0161 474 4595, ernest.nama@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 & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Area Committee to consider a proposal to create a bridleway over a section of unrecorded path between Woodsmoor Station and Mirrlees Field, shown marked A – B on the plan at Appendix 1 of the report, as part of the Town Centre Access Plan and as part of improvements to local connectivity.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That approval be given to the making of a bridleway creation order in respect of the section of the route between points A – B as shown on the plan at Appendix 1.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be requested to expedite the surfacing of the new bridleway.

Councillor Meikle in the Chair

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8.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Norbury Crescent, Hazel Grove) (Prohibition Of Waiting) Order 2018 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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

 

The report sets out an objection received to a proposed order to introduce No Waiting at Any Time on Norbury Crescent, Hazel Grove, and includes the response of Officers to the issues raised in the objection.

 

The Area Committee is recommended, in light of the objection received, to amend the Order to include the following schedule:-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Norbury Crescent

 

North Easterly side from a point 10 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Chester Road in a North Westerly direction following the kerb line to a point level with the Southerly boundary line of property No. 1.

 

South Westerly side from a point 45.5 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Chester Road in a North Westerly direction following         the kerb line to a point level with the Southerly boundary line of property No.1.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, 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 & Regeneation (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Area Committee of an objection received to the proposed introduction of a waiting restrictions on NorburyCrescent, Hazel Grove. The report also included a response from the Coporate Director to the issues raised.

 

RESOLVED – That in light of the objection received, the Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Norbury Crescent, Hazel Grove) (Prohibition Of Waiting) Order 2018 be amended as follows:-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Norbury Crescent

 

North Easterly side from a point 10 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Chester Road in a North Westerly direction following the kerb line to a point level with the Southerly boundary line of property No. 1.

 

South Westerly side from a point 45.5 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Chester Road in a North Westerly direction following     the kerb line to a point level with the Southerly boundary line of property No.1.

9.

Proposed Traffic Calming - Woodsmoor Lane/Moorland Road, Woodsmoor pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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

 

The report sets out the findings of a consultation exercise and seek approval for the implementation of a traffic calming scheme on Woodsmoor Lane/Moorland Road, Woodsmoor.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the measures contained within the report and the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the orders can be made.

 

Proposed 75mm high, 2.550 metre long by 1.9 meter wide sets of speed cushions, see drawing 5097_SK01 Rev B:

 

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 115m south west of the westerly kerb line of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 50m south west of the westerly kerb line of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 10m north east of the easterly kerb line of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 105m north east of the easterly of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 160m north east of the easterly of Egerton Road.

·         Moorland Road, from a point 80m north east from the projected easterly kerb line of Woodsmoor Lane.

 

Officer contact: Hassan Javed, 0161 474 2223, hassan.javed@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of 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 speed cushions on Woodsmoor Lane/ Moorland Road, Woodsmoor to reinforce the existing 20mph speed limit.

 

The £24,051.70 projected cost of the scheme was to be met from the Highway Capital Programme.

 

A number of local residents attended the meeting in support of the proposals.

 

RESOLVED – (1 against) That the following Traffic Regulation Orders be approved for legal advertising the and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the Order being made:-

 

Proposed 75mm high, 2.550 metre long by 1.9 meter wide sets of speed cushions, see drawing 5097_SK01 Rev B:

 

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 115m south west of the westerly kerb line of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 50m south west of the westerly kerb line of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 10m north east of the easterly kerb line of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 105m north east of the easterly of Egerton Road.

·         Woodsmoor Lane, from a point 160m north east of the easterly of Egerton Road.

·         Moorland Road, from a point 80m north east from the projected easterly kerb line of Woodsmoor Lane.

10.

Arundel Avenue, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal for the introduction of parking restrictions on parts of Arundel Avenue (Inc. Harlech Drive and Warwick Drive) in Hazel Grove.

 

The Area Committee is invited to consider whether to approve the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made:

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Arundel Avenue

North West side from a point 12 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Lyndhurst Avenue in a South Westerly direction to a point 10 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Harlech Drive (a distance of approx. 69 metres).

 

South East side from a point 10 metres North East of the North Easterly kerb line of Warwick Drive in a South Westerly direction to a point 18 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Warwick Drive (a distance of approx. 35 metres).

 

Harlech Drive

Both sides from the North Westerly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 10 metres in a North Westerly direction.

 

Warwick Drive

Both sides from the South Easterly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 10 metres in a South Easterly direction.

 

Service Road serving 61-91 Arundel Avenue:

North side from North Westerly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 5

metres in a Westerly direction (following the kerb profile).

 

South side from the North Westerly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 9 metres in a Westerly direction (following the kerb profile)

 

Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, two signs to be erected as indicated on drawing number: NM8/4862/02 informing motorists that additional car parking space is available at the rear of the shops.

 

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

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of 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 proposals to introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on parts of Arundel Avenue (including Harlech Drive and Warwick Drive) in Hazel Grove in order to reduce conflict and congestion amid with traffic near the junction with Lyndhurst Avenue.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Traffic Regulation Order be approved, at a cost of £960 to be funded from the Area Committee Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill Ward allocation) and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the order being made:

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Arundel Avenue

 

North West side from a point 12 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Lyndhurst Avenue in a South Westerly direction to a point 10 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Harlech Drive (a distance of approx. 69 metres).

 

South East side from a point 10 metres North East of the North Easterly kerb line of Warwick Drive in a South Westerly direction to a point 18 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Warwick Drive (a distance of approx. 35 metres).

 

Harlech Drive

 

Both sides from the North Westerly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 10 metres in a North Westerly direction.

 

Warwick Drive

 

Both sides from the South Easterly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 10 metres in a South Easterly direction.

 

Service Road serving 61 – 91 Arundel Avenue

 

North side from North Westerly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 5

metres in a Westerly direction (following the kerb profile).

 

South side from the North Westerly kerb line of Arundel Avenue for a distance of 9 metres in a Westerly direction (following the kerb profile)

 

Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, two signs to be erected as indicated on drawing number: NM8/4862/02 informing motorists that additional car parking space is available at the rear of the shops.

11.

Turnstone Road & Larkswood Drive, Offerton pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to resolve an anomaly with a Traffic Regulation Order at the junction of Turnstone Road and Larkswood Drive in Offerton.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made:

 

Revoke No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Turnstone Road

West side from a point 10 metres North of the Northerly kerb line of Poise Brook Road for a distance of 27 metres in a Southerly direction.

 

Poise Brook Road

Both sides from the Westerly kerb line of Turnstone Road for a distance of 10 metres in a Westerly direction.

 

Introduce No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Turnstone Road

West side from a point 10 metres North of the Northerly kerb line of Larkswood Drive for a distance of 27 metres in a Southerly direction.

 

Larkswood Drive

Both sides from the Westerly kerb line of Turnstone Road for a distance of 10 metres in a Westerly direction.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of 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 a recommended amendment to an existing Traffic Regulation Order on Turnstone Road in order to rectify a drafting error.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Traffic Regulation Order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the order being made:

 

Revoke No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Turnstone Road

 

West side from a point 10 metres North of the Northerly kerb line of Poise Brook Road for a distance of 27 metres in a Southerly direction.

 

Poise Brook Road

 

Both sides from the Westerly kerb line of Turnstone Road for a distance of 10 metres in a Westerly direction.

 

Introduce No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Turnstone Road

 

West side from a point 10 metres North of the Northerly kerb line of Larkswood Drive for a distance of 27 metres in a Southerly direction.

 

Larkswood Drive

 

Both sides from the Westerly kerb line of Turnstone Road for a distance of 10 metres in a Westerly direction.

12.

Appointment of Councillor to lay a wreath at Remembrance Day Service on 11 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The Area Committee is invited to nominate a councillor to lay a wreath on behalf of the Council at the Hazel Grove Remembrance Service on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

 

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) inviting the Area Committee to nominate a councillor to lay a wreath at the Hazel Grove War Memorial on 11 November 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor Paul Ankers be nominated to lay a wreath on behalf of the Council at the Hazel Grove War Memorial on 11 November 2018.

13.

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

Additional documents:

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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

14.

Licensing Application for the Offerton Green Service Station, Marple Road

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Minutes:

(Note: the Chair was of the opinion that this item, although not included on the agenda, should be considered as a matter of urgency in accordance with Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) in order to allow the Area Committee to consider the matter before the expiry of the representation period for the application).

 

The Chair reported to the Area Committee that the operators of the Service Station at Offerton Green had recently applied to the Council to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises 24 hours a day and the provision of late night refreshment from 11pm until 5am, both for every day of the week. The Chair further reported that she had been approached by local residents concerned by the changing character of the facility and the potential for this to lead to increased nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

 

Councillors expressed concern that existing problems of anti-social behaviour in this area would be exacerbated by the presence of a late night retailer and food outlet and that patrons to the establishment may cause nuisance to neighbours during the early hours of the morning. Councillors referred to the recent planning application for this site and reiterated comments made then when a number of members raised no objection to provision of a food outlet but were uncomfortable with extended hours of operation.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Chair, be authorised to submit an objection to the new premises license application for Offerton Green Service Station, Marple Road objecting on the grounds that the proposal would not meet the Prevention of Public Nuisance and the Prevention of Crime and Disorder.