Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Simon Hughes  (0161 474 3218)


No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2019.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


Urgent Decisions

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


Community Engagement


Chair's Announcements

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


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


Public Realm pdf icon PDF 265 KB

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.



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


The following petitions have been received during the consultation period for the Mayoral Challenge Fund:-


Pause the GM Cycle and Walk Offerton – Stockport proposals until further consultation


‘The GM Mayor and Stockport Council’s proposed changes to the area are much wider than many residents first realised. It affects much of Offerton and Manor Wards, not just the Fingerpost junction, and is more than just the creation of cycle paths.


This combined with many households not receiving vital information means we think that further, detailed and more inclusive consultation is necessary before any of these major changes to our area should take place’.


This e-petition has been signed by 220 residents (as of 26 November 2019)


Proposed changes to several roads around the Offerton area including:-


·         Worsley Crescent becoming one way

·         No right turn from both Dialstone Lane and Banks Lane onto Hempshaw Lane

·         A new crossing on Dialstone Lane near to Dialstone Wines

·         A new crossing on Banks Lane near to Harold Street (with the bus stop being moved next to the car park entrance)

·         New cycle paths throughout the area


Requesting more information and clarity on the proposed changes to Offerton roads, including all traffic planning measures and impact assessments.


This petition has been signed by 164 residents.


Proposed Bridle/Cycle Path (3 metres wide) to the rear of 50-56 Sandown Road, Hazel Grove


The petition has been signed by 17 residents.


Petition to stop the relocation of the bus stop on Banks Lane adjacent to 31 Banks Lane


This petition has been signed by 29 residents.


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.


Ward Flexibility Funding - English Knights Lacrosse pdf icon PDF 407 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £600 (£150 from this area committee) received from English Knights Lacrosse towards the cost of the purchase of playing kit.


Ward Flexibility Funding - Age UK Stockport pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £1,320 (£440 from this Area Committee) received from Age UK Stockport towards the cost of facilitating community events.


Ward Flexibility Funding - 1st Great Moor Explorer Scout Unit pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £719 (£600 from this area committee) from the 1st Great Moor Explorer Scout Unit towards the cost of a laptop and expedition camp equipment.


Ward Flexibility Funding - Young Caritas pdf icon PDF 481 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £450 (£200 from this Area Committee) received from Young Caritas towards the cost of holding a workshop event.

Non-Executive Business


Development Applications

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



To consider the development applications where members of the public have attended the meeting in order to speak or hear the Area Committee’s deliberations.



To consider the remaining development applications.



To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the Stepping Hill Area Committee area.


The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-


DC/073307 - Stockport Georgians Football Club, Cromley Road, Woodsmoor pdf icon PDF 562 KB

Erection of 6 x Pylon Lighting Towers for a 100 metre x 65 metre football pitch. Erection of 2 x new changing rooms and 1 x officials changing area with relevant showering and W.C. facilities adjacent to clubhouse.


The Area committee is recommended to grant planning permission.


Officer contact: Chris Smyton on 0161 474 3657 or email:

Additional documents:


Planning Appeals, Enforcement appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive


The report summarises 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 Contacts: Vicki Bates/Dave Westhead on 0161 474 3219 or email:


Executive Business


Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders A555 (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road) pdf icon PDF 198 KB

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


The report details proposals for new traffic orders associated with proposed permanent speed limits on the recently constructed A555 and also other roads affected by the A6-MARR highway scheme (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road). The new road (A555) now links Ringway Road West within Manchester City Council’s boundary to the new section of A6 constructed east of Buxton Road in Hazel Grove.


Sections of the A555 and associated approach /side roads that require speed limits which differ from the three national speed limits of 30mph, 60mph and 70mph where these would be considered inappropriate will be set (or re-set on existing sections) by Stockport Council as Lead Highway Authority in order to meet the local needs and conditions.


The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport gives approval to the legal advertising of the package of traffic regulation orders and associated revocations detailed at Appendix A and B of the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders, to be funded from the existing budget for the A6-MARR scheme.


Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email:

Additional documents:


Parks Event Application: Hazel Grove Carnival at Torkington Park - 11 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

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


The report sets out an application from Hazel Grove Carnival Association to hold the Hazel Grove Carnival in Torkington Park on the 11th July 2020.


The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to the organiser producing the appropriate papers: event plan, health and safety documentation, licences and insurances: and the payment of the appropriate fee.


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


Additional documents:


Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive


The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the Area Committee’s delegated budget.


The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.


 Officer contact: Simon Hughes on 0161 474 3218 or email: