Agenda and minutes

Stepping Hill Area Committee
Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 28 January 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

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.

Additional documents:

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

  

Wendy Meikle           Agenda Item 4 (vii) – ‘Ward Flexibility Funding – Warren Wood Primary School’ as a Governor of the Warren Wood Primary School.

 

                                    Agenda Item 4 (x) – ‘Ward Flexibility Funding – Help the Hatters’ as a Stockport County fan.

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Community Engagement

Additional documents:

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Will Dawson updated the Committee regarding two meetings that were held in the local community regarding the Stepping Hill parking issue that had over 500 local residents in attendance to let their views known. Councillors Weldon, Ankers and Wright were also in attendance to listen to the local residents. Members expressed their thanks to the Council officers in attendance.

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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(iv)

Neighbourhood Service Structure pdf icon PDF 425 KB

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

 

In January 2019 Area Committee was informed of the creation of the Neighbourhoods Team (appendix A). This report provides an update and outlines the duties of the officers within the team.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Ian Walmsley on 0161 474 4382 or email: ian.walmsley@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Charlotte Nicholls (Neighbourhoods Manager, Stockport Council) and Adam Cunningham (Senior Neighbourhood Officer, Stockport Council) attended the meeting and submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the restructure of the Neighbourhoods Team and outlining the duties of the officers within the new team.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Concern was expressed in relation to reporting overgrown hedges, minor flooding on verges, new bin requests, fly-tipping, litter on verges and repetitive complaints. In response, it was stated that any complaints relating to overhanging hedges from private properties onto the public highway would be considered an obstruction and would be investigated by the Highways Team. Any repetitive complaints and flooding on verges should be reported through the contact centre via the councillor hotline or through the online portal. It was also stated that any new bin requests, litter or fly-tipping complaints would still be dealt with by the Neighbourhood Team and should also be reported through the online portal.

·         It was commented that the Area Committee had been well served by the former Public Realm Inspector, Carolyn Turner that had been assigned to the area and members expressed their gratitude for her hard work and dedication.

·         While acknowledging the move towards driving the reporting of issues online, members expressed the view that it was important for councillors to maintain a personal relationship with officers through emails and direct telephone calls.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That Charlotte Nicholls and Adam Cunningham be thanked for their attendance.

 

(2) That a list of neighbourhood officers and contact details relating to the various issues that are raised locally be circulated by email to the Committee.

4.(v)

Open Forum - Friends of Woodsmoor Station

Andy Stobbie will attend the meeting to provide an update to the Area Committee on the activities of the Friends of Woodsmoor Station.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the ‘Friends of Woodsmoor Station’ was in attendance and provided the Committee with an update relating to Woodsmoor Station, fund raising and related activities.

 

RESOLVED – That the update be noted.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - KIDS pdf icon PDF 549 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from ‘KIDS’ for a grant of £719 towards the cost of buying an iPad Pro.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Area Committee considered an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of ‘KIDS’ towards the cost of purchasing an ipad pro for the club.

 

RESOLVED – That, the application from ‘KIDS’ for Ward Flexibility Funding be deferred to the next meeting subject to a representative attending.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Warren Wood Primary School pdf icon PDF 504 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from ‘Warren Wood Primary School’ for a grant of £867.91 towards the cost of buying a ‘school kit’.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Jonny Cooke attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility funding on behalf of Warren Wood Primary School towards the cost of buying ‘school kits’ for Infants and Juniors.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from Warren Wood Primary School for a grant of £867.91 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget towards the cost of buying ‘school kits’ for Infants and Juniors.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Shahnameh pdf icon PDF 400 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Friends of Shahnameh for a grant of £769 (£100 from this Area Committee) towards the cost of events for the local Persian community during the year, but particularly the annual celebration of The Book of Kings/ Shahnameh.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mrs Sadegholnejat attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility funding on behalf of Friends of Shahnameh towards the cost of events for the local Persian community during the year, but particularly the annual celebration of The Book of Kings/Shahnameh.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from Friends of Shahnameh for a grant of £100 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget towards the cost of events for the local Persian community during the year, but particularly the annual celebration of The Book of Kings/Shahnameh.

 

4.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - African Caribbean Community Association pdf icon PDF 796 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the ‘African & Caribbean Community Association’ for a grant of £969.36 (£138.42 from this Area Committee) towards the cost of computer and projection equipment.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Tolu Fiberesima attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility funding on behalf of African & Caribbean Community Association towards the cost of a laptop and projection equipment.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from African & Caribbean Community Association for a grant of £138.42 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget to the African & Caribbean Community Association towards the cost of a laptop and projection equipment.

 

4.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Help the Hatters pdf icon PDF 558 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from ‘Help the Hatters’ for a grant of £1,000 (£142.23 from this Area Committee) towards the cost of a number of initiatives at Stockport County Football Club.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Eddie Powell attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility funding on behalf of Help the Hatters towards the cost of a number of initiatives at Stockport County Football Club.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from Help the Hatters for a grant of £142.83 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget to Help the Hatters towards the cost of a number of initiatives at Stockport County Football Club.

 

 

4.(xi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Fut5sport pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the ‘Fut5sport’ for a grant of £1250 (£1250 from Offerton ward allocation) towards the cost of providing futsal classes, creating a futsal team, attending competitions, entering leagues and hosting competitions and providing further education through the FA.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Craig McKay attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility funding on behalf of Fut5sport towards the cost of providing futsal classes, to create a futsal team, to attend competitions, enter league and host competitions and further education through the FA.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from Fut5sport for a grant of £1500 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget to Fut5sport towards the cost of providing futsal classes, to create a futsal team, to attend competitions, enter league and host competitions and further education through the FA.

 

 

5.

Development Applications

There are no development applications to consider.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no applications to consider.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 90 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 Werneth 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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Stepping Hill Area Committee.

 

Members expressed concern relating to the officer site visits scheduled for after the Area Committee meeting. It was stated that the Area Committees are held every six weeks and officers should make arrangements to conduct site visits before the Area Committee meeting in order that the updates could be provided to the Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Hempshaw Lane, Offerton pdf icon PDF 232 KB

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

 

The report details proposals for amended Traffic Regulation Orders on Hempshaw Lane, Offerton as part of the Battersby Hat Works Development.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following package of traffic regulations orders and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days f the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders:-

 

Revoke No Waiting at Any Time

 

Hempshaw Lane (Stepping Hill Area Committee)

 

South Westerly side from a point 7 metres North West of the South Westerly kerb line of Garth Road for a distance of 12 metres in a North Westerly direction.

 

Southerly side from a point 7 metres East of the North Easterly kerb line of Garth Road for a distance of 24 metres in an Easterly direction.

 

Introduce No Waiting at Any Time (Central Stockport Area Committee)

 

Hattersby Lane

 

Both sides from the Northerly kerb-line of Hempshaw Lane for a distance of 10 metres in a Northerly direction (to tie in with existing).

 

Sydney Street

 

Both sides from the Northerly kerb line of Hempshaw lane for a distance of 5 metres   in a North Easterly direction.

 

Hempshaw Lane

 

North side from a point 1.5 metres West of the North Westerly kerb line of Sydney Street in an Easterly direction to a point 5 metres East of the South Easterly kerb line of Sydney Street.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal for amended Traffic Regulation Orders on Hempshaw Lane, Offerton as part of the Battersby Hat Works Development.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following traffic regulation orders, within the purview of this Area Committee at a cost to be funded by the Developer and, subject to the receipt of no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the subsequent Orders be made: -

 

Revoke No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Hempshaw Lane 

 

South Westerly side from a point 7 metres North West of the South Westerly kerb line of Garth Road for a distance of 12 metres in a North Westerly direction. 

 

Southerly side from a point 7 metres East of the North Easterly kerb line of Garth Road for a distance of 24 metres in an Easterly direction.

 

(2) That it be noted that the following element of the scheme was subject to the separate approval of the Central Stockport Area Committee:-

 

Introduce No Waiting at Any Time: 

 

Hattersby Lane

 

Both sides from the Northerly kerb-line of Hempshaw Lane for a distance of 10 metres in a Northerly direction (to tie in with existing). 

 

Sydney Street

 

Both sides from the Northerly kerb line of Hempshaw lane for a distance of 5 metres   in a North Easterly direction. 

 

Hempshaw Lane

 

North side from a point 1.5 metres West of the North Westerly kerb line of Sydney Street in an Easterly direction to a point 5 metres East of the South Easterly kerb line of Sydney Street. 

 

(3) That it be noted that the scheme would be implemented upon the completion of the redevelopment of Battersby Mill.

8.

Magda Road, Eyam Grove & Hartington Road, Offerton pdf icon PDF 230 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation orders on parts of Magda Road, Eyam Grove & Hartington Road in Offerton.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following package of traffic regulation orders and, subject to the receipt of no objections, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £800, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Offerton ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Magda Road

 

South Westerly side from a point 10 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Eyam Grove in a North Easterly direction to a point 10 metres North East of the North Easterly kerb line of Eyam Grove.

 

South Westerly side from the South Westerly kerb line of Hartington Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Westerly direction.

 

Eyam Grove

 

Both sides from the South Westerly kerb line of Magda Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Easterly direction.

 

Hartington Road

 

South Westerly side from the South Westerly kerb line of Magda Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Easterly direction.

 

North Westerly side from a point level with the South Westerly building line of No. 28  in a South Westerly direction to the cul-de-sac end (Inc. Turning Head).

 

South Easterly side from a point 0.5 metres South West of the projected boundary line between Numbers 26 & 28 in South Westerly direction to the cul-de-sac end and to tie in with the above.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to introduce ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation orders on parts of Magda Road, Eyam Grove & Hartington Road in Offerton.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and, subject to the receipt of no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date at a cost of £800 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Offerton ward allocation), the Order be made: -

 

“No Waiting at Any Time”: 

 

Magda Road

 

South Westerly side from a point 10 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Eyam Grove in a North Easterly direction to a point 10 metres North East of the North Easterly kerb line of Eyam Grove. 

 

South Westerly side from the South Westerly kerb line of Hartington Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Westerly direction. 

 

Eyam Grove

 

Both sides from the South Westerly kerb line of Magda Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Easterly direction. 

 

Hartington Road 

 

South Westerly side from the South Westerly kerb line of Magda Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Easterly direction. 

 

North Westerly side from a point level with the South Westerly building line of No. 28  in a South Westerly direction to the cul-de-sac end (Inc. Turning Head). 

 

South Easterly side from a point 0.5 metres South West of the projected boundary line between Numbers 26 & 28 in South Westerly direction to the cul-de-sac end and to tie in with the above.

9.

Applications for the Use of Parks

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

Additional documents:

9.(i)

Parks Event Application - The Beach at Torkington Park 2020 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

The report details an application from SKC Leisure to hold ‘The Beach comes to Hazel Grove’ at Torkington Park from 30 July until 9 August 2020 with access being required from 27 July until 11 August.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

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

Additional documents:

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) detailing an application received from SKC Leisure to hold an event called ‘The Beach comes to Hazel Grove’ at Torkington Park from the 30th July until the 9th August 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

9.(ii)

Parks Event Application - Woodsmoor Classic Car Show pdf icon PDF 194 KB

The report details an application to hold the Woodsmoor Classic Car Show at Woodsmoor Playing Fields on Monday, 31 August 2020.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

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

Additional documents:

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) detailing an application received from the Woodsmoor Classic Car Show to hold the ‘Woodsmoor Classic Car Show’ at Woodsmoor Playing Fields on Monday 31st August 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

9.(iii)

Parks Event Application - Offerton 5 Mile Race pdf icon PDF 195 KB

The report details an application from Stockport Harriers and Atheltics Club to hold the ‘Offerton 5 Mile Race’ at Woodbank Memorial and Vernon Parks on Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0151 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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) detailing an application received from the Stockport Harriers & Athletics Club to hold the ‘Offerton 5 mile Race’ at Woodbank Memorial Park, Vernon Parks and Poisebrook Nature Reserve for this event on Wednesday 17th June 2019 between 7.00p.m - 8.30p.m.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 192 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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive 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 Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

It was requested that the following updates be noted: -

 

·         Stepping Hill Parking consultation – has now been completed.

 

·         Passageway between Hurstfield and Henbury Road – request for it to be resurfaced currently with the Highways Team.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and the updates be noted.