Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Marple Senior Citizen's Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 5 June 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

Councillor Abell reported that works on the Highways Improvement Programme in Marple North and South wards remained ongoing.

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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Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interest 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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We Stand Together Community Funding

 

The Chair reported that a community fund had been created to support local communities affected by the Manchester attack on 22nd May 2017.  The fund would assist local groups and organisations to host events and manage initiatives to counter hate and emerging unrest and should look to promote cohesion within communities. Further information on how to apply for funding could be viewed on the High Sheriff’s Trust website: http://www.gmhspt.org/

 

 

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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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to submit 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.

 

No public questions were submitted.

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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The Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update in respect to issues relating to public realm and enforcement matters on the Marple Area Committee area.

 

Councillors reported that there were a number of outstanding issues for which they required an update some of which dated back some considerable time. They asked that the Public Realm Inspector ensure that updates were submitted to the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

 

 

RESOLVED – That Tim Devine be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(v)

Open Forum

Marple Regeneration

 

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

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With the consent of the Area Committee the presentation relating to Marple regeneration was withdrawn.

4.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding - Marple Carnival Charities Committee pdf icon PDF 558 KB

To consider an application from Marple Carnival Charities Committee.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application for Area Flexibility Funding (copies of which had been circulated) from Marple Carnival Charities Committee for funding towards the parade, displays, activities and local stalls.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Marple Carnival Charities Committee for £1,000 (divided equally between the two wards) towards future parades, displays, activities and local stalls be approved.

4.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Nativity Cribs pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider an application for purchase of two Christmas Nativity Cribs (one located within the Werneth Area Committee area and one to be located in the Marple Area Committee area) to replace existing ones.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application for Area Flexibility Funding (copies of which had been circulated) from the Services to Place Team to purchase two Christmas Nativity Cribs.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from the Services to Place Team, Stockport Council for £500.00 (to be divided equally between the two wards) to purchase a Christmas Nativity Crib be approved.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and 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 and Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the Marple area.

 

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

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Two development applications were 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 and 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 preserve printing costs and natural resources, the schedule of plans is not reproduced within these minutes. A copy of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon the payment of the Council’s reasonable copying charges.)

5.(i)

Item 1 – DC/062507 - 67 Hibbert Lane Marple SK6 7NY pdf icon PDF 153 KB

In connection with plan no. 062507 for demolition of an existing flat roofed single-storey outrigger to the side elevation of no.67 Hibbert Lane (the resulting elevation made good) and construction of one 2-storey 3-bedroom detached house within the residential curtilage of No.67, sited between Nos.67 and 69 Hibbert Lane. Outline with all matters reserved (Site Indicative Layout/Elevations and Design and Access Statement for illustrative purposes only) at 67,Hibbert Lane, Marple.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 062507 for demolition of existing flat roof single storey outrigger to the side elevation of No.67 Hibbert Lane (the resulting elevation made good) and construction of one 2 storey 3 bedroomed detached house within the residential curtilage on No.67, sited between Nos 67 and 69 Hibbert Lane. Outline with all matters reserved (Site Indicative Layout/Elevations and Design and Access Statement for illustrative purposes only)

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

5.(ii)

Item 2 – DC/065684 - Marple Aqueduct, Off Station Road Marple SK6 5LD pdf icon PDF 183 KB

In connection with plan no. 065684 for proposed installation of safety parapet at Marple Viaduct, Off Station Road, Marple.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 065684 for proposed installation of safety parapet at Marple Aqueduct, Off Station Road, Marple

 

representatives 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 67 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 Marple Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Paul Cassidy on Tel:  474 5388 or email: paul.cassidy@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, listing current planning appeals, dates for local enquiries and informal hearings and progress on authorised enforcement action.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Hibbert Lane and Upper Hibbert Lane - Road Safety

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of the Councillors due to questions raised at the last meeting. The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration has been requested to attend the meeting.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that the item had been placed on the agenda following the submission of a public question at the last meeting of the Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration or her representative be requested to attend the next meeting of the Area Committee to answer questions in relation to road safety on Hibbert Lane and Upper Hibbert Lane.

8.

Area Committee Community Engagement Programme pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council; the Portfolio Holder for Reform and Governance and Portfolio Holder for Economy and Regeneration.

 

The purpose of the report is to outline emerging community engagement and conversation activity taking place throughout the course of this year and to consider opportunities for Area Committee led engagement during this period.

 

The Area Committee are asked to consider options for local engagement and identify any preferred approach(es) they may wish to explore further.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Skelton on Tel: 474 3174 or email: steve.skelton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Portfolio Holders for Reform & Governance and Economy & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) outlining emerging community engagement and activity taking place throughout the year and encouraging the Area Committee to consider opportunities for Area Committee led engagement during this period.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted and that in be considered in conjunction with the Local Scrutiny Review on Community Engagement.

 

(2) That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to make arrangements for an extraordinary meeting of the Area Committee to consider the regeneration of Marple.

9.

Purchase and Management of a Mobile Speed Indication Device (SID) by Area Committees for use in each one of their committee areas pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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

 

The report is part of the Executive’s continued Stockport wide response to road safety around schools, with the purpose of ensuring our children are safe walking to and from school. Some wards have already invested in the purchase and management of a Mobile Speed Indication Device.

 

To that extent, where it has not already been facilitated, Area Committees are requested to consider their role in promoting road safety around schools and to indicate if this is an option they would like to pursue.

 

Officer Contact: David Warburton on Tel: 474 2078 or email: david.warburton@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider their role in promoting road safety around schools and asking if the Area Committee wished to purchase a Mobile Speed Indication Device.

 

RESOLVED – That the purchase, erection and management of a SID sign for the exclusive use within its own committee area at an approximate cost of £8662.34 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget – for a scheme to last for the next 3 years be approved.

10.

LA Nominee Governor Vacancies pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for People.

 

The report provides details of those maintained schools which have Local Authority Governors vacancies and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to making nominations to fill those vacancies.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Pam Dunham on 0161 474 3914 or email: pam.dunham@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for People (copies of which had been circulated) listing the vacancies for LA nominee governors in maintained schools.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 103 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: Stephen Fox on Tel: 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@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 on Area Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.