Agenda

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Simon Hughes  (0161 474 3218)

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2019.

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.

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

4.

Community Engagement

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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.

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.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

4.(v)

Open Forum - District Centres Update pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

 

The report builds on the recent Scrutiny review into the health and prosperity of the borough’s District Centres and is seeking early views from Members to shape a future programme of work that will feed into the Council’s Local Plan and future delivery of regeneration and investment.

 

The report also proposes a number of proposals that could be implemented quickly whilst further engagement takes place over the coming months.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Richards on 0161 474 2940 or email: paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Bosden Farm Neighbourhood Watch pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £210 (£105 from this Area Committee) received from Bosden Farm Neighbourhood Watch towards the cost of hiring a hall to hold an event to discuss Neighbourhood Watch activities.

 

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Woodsmoor Classic Car Show pdf icon PDF 399 KB

To consider an application for ward flexibility funding from Woodsmoor Classic Car Show for a grant of £800 towards the cost of holding the event.

Non-Executive Business

5.

Development Applications

There are no development applications to consider.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & 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: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk/ dave.westhead@stockport.gov.uk  

Executive Business

7.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Shepley Drive and Castleton Road, Hazel Grove) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2019 pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To consider joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration and the Head of Legal, Democratic Governance and Estates & Asset Management

 

The report summarises an objection received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order at Shepley Drive & Castleton Road, Hazel Grove and sets out the response of officers to the issues raised in the objection.

 

NOTE: This item was originally considered a the September 2019 meeting of the Area Committee were it was agreed to defer the report pending further discussion between the Ward Highway Spokesperson and officers.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the Order as advertised subject to the proposed amendment set out in the report to alter the Non-Waiting to Limited Waiting.

 

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

Additional documents:

8.

Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund – Hazel Grove Links pdf icon PDF 198 KB

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

 

This report details the results of a consultation on the Mayor’s Challenge Fund proposals (A-I) below for improvements to:

 

A - A footpath linking Lowick Close with Hatherlow Lane;

B - Paths in Torkington Park;

C - Filter point on Mill Lane

D - Filter points on Wild Street;

E - Filter point on Neville Street;

F - The junction of Hazelwood Road and Torkington Road;

G - Footpath 77 from Sandown Road to the A6;

H - A crossing point on Chester Road close to Hazel Grove Station;

I - Minor improvements at Mill Lane / A6 / New Moor Lane junction and A6 / Mount Pleasant Toucan crossing.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to:-

 

(1) Note that following the consultation it is recommended to proceed with Proposals A,B,C,D,E,F,H & I.

 

(2) That it be recommended that Proposal G be reviewed in light of comments received to consider potential alternatives and those findings will be presented to a future meeting of this committee following further public engagement.

 

(3) Recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration gives approves the implementation of the schemes A,B,C,D,E,F,H & I described in this report and the legal advertising of the traffic regulation orders detailed within Appendix 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.

 

(4) Give approval to the Bridleway Creation Order contained in Appendix B of the report.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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9.

Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund – Bramhall Park to A6 pdf icon PDF 459 KB

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

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the contents of the report, noting the results of the recent consultation exercise carried out with residents and businesses around the Stepping Hill and Bramhall areas and to recommend that the Cabinet Member  for Economy & Regeneration gives approval to the proposed measures and associated traffic regulation orders.

 

The Area Committee is requested to comment on the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member  for Economy & Regeneration gives approval to the implementation of the scheme and the legal advertising of the traffic regulation orders contained in Appendix 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.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

10.

Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund - Offerton to Stockport pdf icon PDF 325 KB

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

 

The Area Committee are requested to consider the contents of the report, noting the results of the consultation exercise carried out for the Offerton to Stockport MCF proposals and to recommend the approval of the proposed measures and associated traffic regulation orders.

 

The Area Committee is requested to comment on this report and recommend that the Cabinet Member  for Economy & Regeneration gives approval to the proposals and associated traffic regulation orders as detailed in Appendix D of the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders.

 

Officer contact: Katy Farrer on 0161 474 4810 or email: katy.farrer@stockport.gov.uk

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11.

Highways Maintenance Local Initiative Report - Bollards and knee-rail at Torkington Park pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to install new bollards and knee-rail to help prevent unauthorised access to Torkington Park.

 

That the Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the following scheme at a cost of £3,200 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Hazel Grove ward allocation) :-

 

·         the installation of  new lockable bollards at the access from the roundabout down into the park, also relocating one heritage bollard and repainting all 5 heritage bollards.

·         the installation of new lockable bollards at the tractor access point and 4m of knee-rail fencing towards the gate entrance at Torkington Road.

·         the installation of an extra concrete bollard near to the exit towards Buxton Road to prevent unauthorised access to the field.

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3218 or email: jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk  

12.

A6 MARR CMM - Commercial Road Zebra Crossing and additional pedestrian facilities pdf icon PDF 246 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for a zebra crossing on Commercial Road in Hazel Grove previously submitted as a concept at Stepping Hill Area Committee on 6th March 2018 which was subsequently approved. The plans also include six pedestrian dropped crossings along Commercial Road and the upgrade of two existing bus stops which forms part of S106 development contributions from the former Royal Oak Public House. The report recommends the approval of the proposed measures and the associated amendments to traffic regulation orders.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the provision of a zebra crossing, pedestrian dropped crossings and bus stop upgrades and to give approval to the legal advertising of the associated 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 total cost of £85,000 to be funded by a combination of the A6 MARR CMM budget and Section 106 monies.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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13.

Parks Event Application - Circus Starr at Torkington Park 2020 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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

 

The report details an application received from Circus Starr to hold their circus in Torkington Park on 8 May 2020 with access required from 7 to 9 May 2020.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the application subject to the organiser producing the appropriate papers: event plan, health & safety documentation, licenses and insurances, and paying the fee.

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email: jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

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14.

Mitigation Measures on Ashbourne Road in respect of the A55

The Traffic and Asset Manager to report.

15.

Akesmoor Drive and Brooklyn Road Traffic

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Mark Weldon.

16.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 212 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: Simon Hughes, 0161 474 3218, simon.hughes@stockport.gov.uk