Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Marple Senior Citizen's Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 August 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 9 August 2017 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.

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Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests 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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Minutes:

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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Minutes:

No announcements were made.

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 and Members of the Area Committee on matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

Three questions were submitted as follows:-

 

a) The imposition of a traffic regulation order at the junction of Eastwood Drive and Cross Lane.

 

RESOLVED – That in accordance with the Code of Practice, the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide a response within seven days.

 

b) Traffic disruption in Marple Bridge due to the temporary three way traffic lights and the closure of Constable Drive

 

Councillor Geoff Abell reported that he was aware of the problems caused and that he would investigate the matter further and provide an update to a future meeting.

 

c) Parking violations and enforcement on Upper and Lower Hibbert Lane and resurfacing.

 

Councillor Sue Ingham reported that she had spoken with Council officers concerning these issues and had asked for a report to be submitted to a future meeting. Councillor Kenny Blair further reported that he had raised concerns in respect to the condition of the speed humps also.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee addressing concerns raised by Councillors and members of the public on parking enforcement, road resurfacing and the condition of the speed humps on Upper and Lower Hibbert Lane.

4.(iii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

 

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Representatives of Greater Manchester Police attended the meeting and provided an update on policing issues affecting the Marple Area Committee area and on issues affecting the borough as a whole.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Greater Manchester Police had recently introduced a new system for the recording of crime and as a result the ability to provide year on year statistical comparisons was compromised.

·         Burglary dwelling, theft of motor vehicles and anti-social behaviour continued to be the highest number of reported offences.

·         Councillors asked how many officers currently covered the Marple Area Committee Area and how the Neighbourhood Policing Team was structured for the borough as a whole.

·         A member of the public raised concern about the availability of parking for officers working out of Marple Police Station and Councillors suggested that Council Officers investigate the possibility of creating two permanent spaces within the immediate vicinity of the building.

·         Seasonal effects of different types of crime increasing and anti-social behaviour in Marple Town Centre.

·         How to implement a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

 

RESOLVED – That the thanks of the Area Committee be extended to the representatives of Greater Manchester Police for their attendance and presentation.

4.(iv)

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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Tim Devine (Public Realm Services) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on public realm and environmental related matter in the area represented by Marple Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Trial digs were due to take place on (i) Stockport Road opposite the junction with Hollins Lane and (ii) Hibbert Lane at the junction with Church Lane.

·         The leak on Town Street, Marple Bridge has now been repaired by United Utilities. Councillors reported that a further leak had emerged that required investigation.

·         Overhanging hedges and overgrown bushes were a problem in a number of different areas.

·         An update was requested in respect to the resurfacing of Windlehurst Road.

·         Carriageway resurfacing works had been completed on George Street, Montagu Street, Carwwod Drive and Thomas Street.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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Two petitions were submitted as follows:-

 

a) Backwater in Etherow Country Park: eyesore and potential health hazard

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for consideration and that a response be reported to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

b) Oldknow Road – Concerns for pedestrian safety due to speeding vehicles

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Consideration and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

4.(vi)

Open Forum - SEMMMS Strategy Refresh - Stockport Transport Issues and Options pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on the public consultation being undertaken regarding transport issues and options in Stockport to inform the updating of the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy to 2040.

 

The Area Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Sue Stevenson on Tel: 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated)  requesting the Area Committee to comment on the SEMMM Strategy refresh.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Further information should be provided in respect to the A6-M60 relief road.

·         There was insufficient comment or reference in respect to transport routes into Stockport from the east of the borough for example the prospect of trams, comment on park and ride and opportunities to develop train stations.

·         Councillors commented that the document should not only refer to Stockport Town Centre and there were other Town Centres throughout the borough.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding

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

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Minutes:

There were no Area Flexibility Funding applications to consider.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 54 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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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 therefore not referred to in committee minutes unless the committee makes a specific decision on a condition or reason. In order to preserve natural resources, the schedule of plans is not reproduced in this book of committee 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)

DC065438 – 8 Church Road, Mellor pdf icon PDF 101 KB

In connection with erection of summer house and base at 8, Church Road, Mellor.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 065438 for erection of summer house and base at 8 Church Road, Mellor, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

5.(ii)

DC066098 - Moorland Cottage, Cobden Edge pdf icon PDF 125 KB

In connection with erection of livestock building, extension to existing farmyard and levelling of site at Moorland Cottage, Cobden Edge

 

The Area Committee are requested to recommend that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

 

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 066098 for erection of livestock building, extension to existing farmyard and levelling of site at Moorland Cottage, Cobden Edge, Mellor, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

5.(iii)

DC066187 - Scout Camp Linnet Clough pdf icon PDF 134 KB

In connection with climbing wall and activity tower development on the existing campsite at the Scout Camp, Linnet Clough

 

The Area Committee are requested to recommend that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 066187 for erection of climbing wall and activity tower development on existing campsite at Scout Camp, Linnet Clough Farm, Gibb Lane, Mellor, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Visiting Team be requested to undertake a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on the Green Belt.

5.(iv)

DC066283 - The Nook, Lower Cliffe, Strines pdf icon PDF 88 KB

In connection with single storey side extension including basement extension and single storey outbuilding to south east of dwelling (resubmission of DC/062426)

 

The Area Committee are requested to recommend that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 066283 for single storey side extension including basement extension and single storey outbuilding to south east of dwelling ( resubmission of DC062426) at The Nook, Lower Cliffe,Strines, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 76 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 5142 or email: paul.cassidy@stockport.gov.uk

 

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the Area represented by Marple Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Coombes Avenue, Marple pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposal to install a traffic regulation order for No Waiting at Anytime on Coombes Avenue, Marple.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk

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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 a proposed traffic regulation order on Coombes Avenue, Marple.

 

RESOLVED - That the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from that date the orders be made as an approximate cost of £650.00 to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget:

 

Proposed No Waiting at Any Time

 

Mount Drive- West side. From a point 10 metres north of the projected northerly kerb line of Coombes Avenue, to a point 10 metres south of the projected southerly kerb line of Coombes Avenue.

 

Coombes Avenue- both sides. From its junction with Mount Drive for a distance of 10 metres in a westerly direction.

8.

Compstall Resident Parking Scheme pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report outlines the results of a consultation for the implementation of a Resident’s Only Parking Scheme.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to consider the results of the consultation for the implementation of a resident’s only parking scheme and determine how they wish to proceed.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk

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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 the introduction of a traffic regulation order in Compstall.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement the order be made at an approximate cost of £1, 325 to be funded via the Highway Improvement Programme:

 

Proposed Resident Permit Holders Only

 

George Street - Both Sides From a point of the projected west side boundary of property number 186 to a point of 26.5 metres north east of the north easterly kerb line of Thomas Street.

 

Thomas Street - Both sides, for its entire length.

 

Catterwood Drive -Both sides from the junction of Montagu Street to a point 42 metres north east of the projected north easterly kerb line of Montagu Street.

 

Montagu Street -Both sides from its junction with George Street to the end of the adopted highway.

 

For the residents of George Street (174-186) Montagu Street (125-160) Edith Terrace(161-167) Thomas Street (80-102).

9.

LAND ADJACENT TO BRABYNS BROW, MARPLE, PROPOSED TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAST pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report seeks the comments of the Area Committee on a proposal to grant a lease of land to facilitate the construction of a telecommunications mast.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

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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 the grant of a lease of Council land for the purpose of erecting a telecommunications mast at Brabyns Brown, Marple.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be informed that the Area Committee supports the proposals detailed in the report.

10.

MARPLE SOUTH WARD - PROPOSAL TO CHANGE WARD NAME pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report advises members on the outcome of the consultation on changing the name of Marple South Ward to Marple South and High Lane Ward.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the results of the consultation and determine if they wish to support the proposal to change the name of the Marple South ward to Marple South and High Lane ward.

 

Officer Contact: Craig Ainsworth on Tel: 0161 474 3204 or email: craig.ainsworth@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) advising the Area Committee on the outcome of the consultation exercise undertaken in respect to changing the name of the Marple South Ward to the Marple South and High Lane ward.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet be informed that in light of the results of the consultation, the Area Committee supports the changing of the name of Marple South Ward to the Marple South and High Lane ward.

11.

Marple Skatepark Lighting pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to give consideration to reducing the lighting on the new skate park during the hours of darkness by isolating the two light columns on the skate park.

 

The Area Committee is requested to give consideration to the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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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 proposals to reduce the night time use of the skate park facility by reducing the period of night time lighting on the skate park by isolating and installing part night cell on the two light columns on the skate park.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of the report be deferred to enable local Councillors to meet with a representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and representative of the Friends of Marple Memorial Park on site to discuss the proposals further.

12.

Appointment of Councillors to Lay Wreaths pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to appoint Councillors to lay wreaths on behalf of the Council at the Remembrance Day Services at Compstall, High Lane, Marple and Mellor War Memorials on Sunday 12 November 2017.

 

The Area Committee is requested to appoint Councillors to lay wreaths on behalf of the Council at the Remembrance Day Services at Compstall, High Lane, Marple and Mellor War Memorials on Sunday 12 November 2017.

 

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to nominate Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services on Sunday 12 November 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed to lay wreaths at the Remembrance Services indicated:-

 

Compstall – Councillor Geoff Abell

High Lane – Councillor Tom Dowse

Marple – Councillor Sue Ingham

Mellor - Councillor Malcolm Allan

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 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.