Agenda

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Note: In the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching our live webcast of the meeting. You can do so following the directions above, or by clicking on View the Webcast below. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 August 2020.

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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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3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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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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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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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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4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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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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4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding

To consider any applications for Area Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

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Non-Executive Business

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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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5.(i)

DC075882 - Offerton Methodist Church, 159 Marple Road, Offerton pdf icon PDF 571 KB

Erection of a two-storey rear extension following the demolition of the existing rear building and Change of Use from a place of worship (Use Class D1) to 8 x one-bedroom residential flats (Use Class C3(a)), with associated access, infrastructure and landscaping.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions and Section 106 Legal Agreement in respect of payments to fund Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for parking restrictions, and to provide and maintain formal recreation and children’s play space and facilities.

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3656 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

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Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 30 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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Executive Business

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7.

2019 Flooding draft investigation report pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

 

On the last week of July and first week of August 2019, extreme rainfall events hit parts of north-west England and the south Pennines, with flooding observed across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The main event day was 31st July 2019.

 

This report presents the various aspects of the flood events in July and specifically incorporates the draft Independent Section 19 Investigation Report in accordance with the Flood & Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 on the investigation into the flooding events undertaken independently by Mott MacDonald Consulting Engineers.

 

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

 

fficer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk or Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

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8.

Residents Parking Report pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

NOTE: This item has been placed on the agenda following a recommendation of the Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Council placed a moratorium on the introduction of any new resident parking schemes in 2019 to enable a full review of the existing approach to be taken. This review was required as elements of the existing policy were not working effectively and were not meeting the needs of residents. There were also concerns relating to the impact of schemes on local services and the town and district centres. In order to ensure a coordinated approach, it was agreed that all policies and procedures relating to residents parking, including the Town Centre, would be reviewed.

 

In light of the above, the purpose of this paper is:

 

·         To seek comments on the proposed revised principles to guide future parking policy decisions

·         To seek feedback on the proposed changes to resident parking policy and town centre parking policy to reflect the revised principles.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Appointment of a councillor to lay a wreath at Hazel Grove War Memorial on Sunday, 8 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The Area Committee is invited to nominate a councillor to lay a wreath on behalf of the Council at Hazel Grove War Memorial on Sunday, 8 November 2020.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk 

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10.

Road Safety on Brooklyn Road and Akesmoor Drive, Longmead Avenue and Carisbrooke Avenue, and Bramhall Lane

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Grace Baynham.

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11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 125 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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Item of Urgent Business

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12.

Objection Report - Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund, Bramhall Park to A6 - Traffic Regulation Orders pdf icon PDF 7 MB

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

 

The report advises the Committee of objections received to the proposed introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders associated with the Bramhall Park to A6 walking and cycling scheme, and seek associated approvals.

 

The Area Committee is asked to note the objections received and make associated recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration.

 

Officer contact: Alex Purrier on 07881327112 or email:  alex.purrier@stockport.gov.uk

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