Agenda and minutes

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 June 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the removal of Councillor Jon Twigge from the meeting attendance.

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 were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Will Dawson

Agenda item 5 (i) ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Bosden Farm Community Group – FarmFest’ as the applicant was known to him.

 

 

Wendy Meikle

Agenda item 5 (i) ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Bosden Farm Community Group – FarmFest’ as the applicant was known to her.

 

 

John Wright

Agenda item 9 ‘Norbury Hall Primary School, Hazel Grove’ as a Governor of Moorfield Primary School where the acting Head Teacher was also the Head Teacher of Norbury Hall Primary School.

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Laura Booth

Agenda item 5 (i) ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Bosden Farm Community Group – FarmFest’ as the applicant was known to her in a personal capacity and the Mayor’s Charity Fund was a potential beneficiary of funds raised at the event. Councillor 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 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 invited councillors to provide details of any upcoming community events.

 

Councillor Laura Booth reported on the upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations for Disability Stockport and encouraged members of the public to get involved in events take place at Stockport Plaza and elsewhere over the coming weeks.

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 Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

One question was submitted asking why no action had been taken in respect of a meeting between the Council and local residents relating to Swanage Avenue.

 

In response, a representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that due to the relatively short period of time since the last meeting it had not been possible to convene a meeting, but that this would be arranged as soon as possible.

 

RESOLVED – That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to arrange a meeting in respect of Swanage Avenue, Offerton, as soon as was practicable.

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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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 areas represented by the Stepping Hill Area Committee.

 

The following issues were raised:-

 

·         Reactive highway maintenance inspections were ongoing.

·         Works to replace two carriageway gully pots and pipework at Been Leach Road, Offerton had been completed.

·         Planned resurfacing of footways on Crescent Way, Crescent Close, Langley Ave had been completed.

·         The campaign to encourage responsible dog ownership was continuing and sites for publicity stickers had been identified.

·         The Council were supporting the ‘Bin the Butt’ campaign lead by Keep Britain Tidy and would be contacting businesses that had identified issues with cigarette litter.

·         There was a community litter pick supported by councillors on Short Street, Hazel Grove on 6 July.

·         Warning letters had been sent to two domestic properties in Hazel Grove,  in relation to placing domestic waste in commercial bins on Arundel Avenue.

·         A Notification of Offence has been served on a company for burning waste on School Street Industrial Estate, Hazel Grove. No further incidents had been reported following the intervention of the Enforcement Officer.

·         Fly post signs have been removed from the Bosden Farm Estate, the company posting them were contacted and requested not to repost.

 

In relation to specific concerns raised about the Council’s street cleansing regime, it was reported that the borough was divided into a series of patch maps, eleven of which covered the Stepping Hill Area Committee area. These areas were cleansed on a 14 working days rota (excluding weekends and bank holidays) by four cleansing teams. A cleansing team was made up of a small mechanical sweeper, a driver and two further operatives. The areas the crews worked in was also swept by three large sweepers working to a separate map. The Council only cleansed accessible streets that needed to be cleaned, and would have to work around parked vehicles. Main roads were swept with the large mechanical sweeper on a 14 night shift rotating around all main roads of the borough. Litter bins were emptied at night.

 

In addition, Hazel Grove as a district centre had a steward visit twice weekly. The A6 between School Street and the Bramhall Moor Lane junctions was litter picked as well as the off roads for a distance of approximately 50 metres. It was planned to have a regular steward in place from August. Reports of dog fouling and glass on the public highway were responded to outside the routine cleansing crew timeframe.

 

 

 

In relation to specific questions about the Council’s weed spraying policy the borough had two weed sprays per year. The first spray was underway but had been delayed due to recent rain. At least 6-8 hours of dry weather was required for the spray to be effective and even light rain within that timeframe meant the exercise had to be repeated. The contractor has put extra resource aside to catch up and weather forecasts for the coming week suggested some time when there would be dry weather. Offerton was scheduled to be completed within the next few days and Stepping Hill the following week, with Hazel Grove a few weeks away.

 

The following additional issues were raised:-

 

·         A request was made to clear vegetation clearance on the path by the field to the rear of the properties on Adlwyn Crescent, on the Fred Perry Way adjacent to the Mirrlees Fields site and on Barlows Lane South.

 

·         A request was made for walking weed spraying on the A6 in Hazel Grove where there was more viability.

 

·         Clarification was sought on responsibility for concreate flower planters with a view to having them replanted. In response it was confirmed that these were Council owned but there was no longer capacity to have them replanted. The Council would remove them where they became a persistent problem or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.(iii)

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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5.

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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5.(i)

Bosden Farm Community Group - FarmFest pdf icon PDF 278 KB

To consider an application for a grant of Ward Flexibility Funding from Bosden Farm Community Group toward the cost of the ‘FarmFest’.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application from the Bosden Farm Community Group seeking funding toward the cost of hosting their summer ‘FarmFest’ event.

 

RESOLVED – That an award of £1050 be made to Bosden Farm Community Group toward the cost of ‘FarmFest’.

5.(ii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Mode Rehabilitation pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To consider an application for a grant of Ward Flexibility Funding from Mode Rehabilitation towards the cost of a ‘Big Bright Future’ project.

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Danny Whittaker, of Mode Rehabilitation attended the meeting to present an application on behalf of the organisation (copies of which had been circulated) seeking funding toward the cost of project to support young people’s mental health.

 

MOVED and SECONDED

 

That an award of £1000 be made to Mode Rehabilitation toward the cost of project to support young people’s mental health.

 

AMENDMENT MOVED and SECONDED

 

That an award of £500 be made to Mode Rehabilitation toward the cost of project to support young people’s mental health in line with the request as set out in the application.

 

In favour of the amendment five, one abstention.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That an award of £500 be made to Mode Rehabilitation toward the cost of project to support young people’s mental health.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 193 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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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 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/planning. 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).

6.(i)

DC/073177 pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Change of use from dwelling house (Class C3) to Extra Care Housing (Class C2) providing care for a total of 7 supported tenants all with learning disabilities and some with additional physical disabilities. Support staff will be on site 24hrs a day. Tenants will have their own bedrooms some en-suite and all will share living room and kitchen.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

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Minutes:

In respect of plan number 073177 for the change of use from dwelling house (Class C3) to Extra Care Housing (Class C2) providing care for a total of 7 supported tenants with learning disabilities and some with additional physical disabilities, as well as on site support staff, some bedroom with en-suite facilities and shared living room and kitchen at 90 Chester Road, Hazel Grove,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application on behalf of local residents;

 

and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED (Five in favour, one against, two abstentions) – That planning permission be granted subject to appropriate conditions.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 58 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.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219, vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, current planning appeals and enforcement action within the Stepping Hill Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Review of Outcomes Tour 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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

 

The report outlines the findings of the review of outcomes tour undertaken on Friday, 5 October 2018 and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to :-

 

(1)  Comment on and note the findings of the 2018 Annual Review of Outcomes Tour.

 

(2) Nominate a completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the 2019 Annual Review Tour; and

 

(3) Nominate Members to attend the Annual Review Tour on Friday, 4 October 2019.

 

Officer contact: Kevin Brooks on 474 4905 or email: kevin.brooks@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining the findings of the 2018 Review of Outcomes Tour and seeking nominations from the Area Committee of a site to be visited and councillors to attend the Tour in October 2019.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be recommended to include the Offerton Park Estate on the itinerary for the 2019 Review of Outcomes Tour, and that the following councillors be nominated to participate:-

 

·           Councillor Lou Ankers

·           Councillor Paul Ankers

·           Councillor Laura Booth

·           Councillor John Wright

9.

Norbury Hall Primary School, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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

 

The report sets out proposals for No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on Shepley Drive and Castleton Road in Hazel Grove in the vicinity of a local school in order to improve safety.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the following orders being made (at a cost of approximately £810 to be funded from the Area Committee’s delegated budget):

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Shepley Drive

 

North East side from the North Westerly kerb line of Castleton Road for a distance of 36 metres in a North Westerly direction.

 

Castleton Road

 

North West side from the North Easterly kerb line of Shepley Drive for a distance of 30 metres in a North Easterly direction (to tie in with the said restriction on Shepley Drive).

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive 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 additional waiting restrictions on Shepley Drive and Castleton Road, Hazel Grove to improve road safety around Norbury Primary School.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Traffic Regulation Order be approved for legal advertising at a cost of £810 to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget (Hazel Grove 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:

 

Shepley Drive

 

North East side from the North Westerly kerb line of Castleton Road for a distance of 36 metres in a North Westerly direction.

 

Castleton Road

 

North West side from the North Easterly kerb line of Shepley Drive for a distance of 30 metres in a North Easterly direction (to tie in with the said restriction on Shepley Drive).

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 117 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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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress with decisions taken at previous meetings and the current position on the Area Committee’s delegated budget.

 

A further update was provided in respect of possible safety measures on Dialstone Lane, stating that due to its strategic route this road was unsuitable for traffic calming.

 

Councillors expressed disappointment at the response and undertook to provide written evidence of assurances given to them by the Corporate Director that the matter would be investigated.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to seek clarification from the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration in respect of promised action to address safety on Dialstone Lane, Offerton.

11.

Tour of Britain Update pdf icon PDF 545 KB

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

 

The ten Boroughs of Greater Manchester will be hosting the final stage OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Saturday 14th September 2019.  The race will start in Altrincham and run through each Greater Manchester Borough prior to the stage finish at Manchester City Council. The report explains how the tour will pass through Stockport, the implications for transport and plans to keep residents fully informed.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Peter Ashworth on Tel: 0161 474 2392 or email: peter.ashworth@stockport.gov.uk

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) outlining how the plans for the Tour of Britain cycling event to pass through on 14 September 2019 would affect Hazel Grove and surrounding areas as they were included in the route.

 

Councillors commented on the need to ensure that the condition of road surfaces were addressed, particularly at the Fiveways Junction on Macclesfield Road, and that planters and weeding take place in advance of the event.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.