Agenda and minutes

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To approve as a correct record order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 July 2020 be signed.

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The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 21 July 2020 were approved as a correct record.

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

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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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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The Chair commented that he was pleased to see how busy local parks and recreation spaces had been recently following the lifting of some of the ‘lockdown’ measures imposed as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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

 

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(iv)

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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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The Salvation Army Stockport Citadel pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To consider an application received from the Salvation army (Stockport Citadel) for a grant of £1,050 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£150 from this area committee) towards the cost of holding a virtual community carol concert.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of the Salvation Army (Stockport Citadel) for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of holding a virtual community carol concert.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from the Salvation Army (Stockport Citadel) for a grant of £150 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£50 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of holding a virtual community carol concert.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 66 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 for Place Management & Regeneration 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 Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC075243 - 21 Davenport Park Road, Davenport pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Replacement of front porch to reinstate a traditional entrance, replacement of front door with timber door, retain and repair windows to front, side and rear elevations, reinstatement of original lightwells on side elevation, including external stair access and balustrade, replacement timber casement windows in rear dormer, take down and rebuild like for like rear two storey bay including new painted timber frame French doors and repairing and reusing existing windows

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Rachel Bottomley on 0161 474 3643 or email: rachel.bottomley@stockport.gov.uk

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In respecy of plan no. DC075243 for the replacement of front porch to reinstate a traditional entrance, replacement of front door with timber door, retain and repair windows to front, side and rear elevations, reinstatement of original lightwells on side elevation, including external stair access and balustrade, replacement timber casement windows in rear dormer, take down and rebuild like for like rear two storey bay including new painted timber frame French doors and repairing and reusing existing windows at 21 Davenport Park Road, Davenport

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 92 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 on 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk 

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which have been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, current planning appeals and enforcement action within the Stepping Hill Area Committee area.

 

It was commented that at the last meeting, the area committee had resolved to ask the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration to identify a mechanism by which potentially sensitive development applications could be highlighted to ward councillors through the planning notification process.  It was noted that the response that had been provided was that development applications were published as part of the weekly list to councillors including a description of the development and some members expressed the view that this was an insufficient response to the concerns that they had raised.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Highway Maintenance Delegated Budget Scheme - Aber Avenue pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to undertake a resurfacing scheme at the end of the adopted highway on Aber Avenue, Great Moor.

 

Officer contact: Chris Pollitt on 0161 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to undertake a carriageway patch repair at the end of the adopted highway on Aber Avenue, Great Moor

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to a proposal to undertake a carriageway patch repair at the end of the adopted highway on Aber Avenue, Great Moor at a cost of £4,400 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill ward allocation).

8.

Highway Maintenance Delegated Budget Scheme - Maxwell Avenue pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to undertake a resurfacing scheme on part of Maxwell Avenue,  Great Moor from property number 16 to the cul de sac end.

 

Officer contact: Chris Pollitt on 0161 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to resurface part of Maxwell Avenue, Great Moor from nos 14/16 to the cul de sac end

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to a proposal to resurface part of Maxwell Avenue, Great Moor from nos 14/16 to the cul de sac end at a cost of £12,500 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill ward allocation).

9.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 124 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: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Area Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Accidents Statistics for the A6 London Road and Commercial Road in Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 432 KB

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

 

The purpose of this report is to provide Members with the accidents statistics fro the A6 London Road and Commercial Road in Hazel Grove.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Eraina Smith on 0161 474 4911 or email: eraina.smith@stockport.gov.uk

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With the consent of the Area Committee, this item was withdrawn.