Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 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 76 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 13 December 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 which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Sue Ingham

Planning applications DC066427 and DC066434 which related to the Devonshire Arms on Longhurst Lane as her brother was an employee of Robinsons Brewery

 

 

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interests

Annette Finnie

Agenda Item 6 ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Marple Festival of Sport’ as she was related to the applicant. Councillor Finnie left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

 

 

Planning application DC067688 – Slackwood House, Knowle Road as the applicant was a friend. Councillor Finnie left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

 

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)

Community Heros

The Chair will hand out certificates to any groups or individuals who have been nominated for a Community Hero award.

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Minutes:

There were no Comminty Hero awards to consider.

4.(ii)

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.(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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Minutes:

A representative of the Neighbourhood Policing Team, Greater Manchester Police attended the meeting and provided an update in respect of neighbourhood policing issues in Marple and the surrounding areas.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Overall reported crime was down by 40/50 instances per month.

·         There had been a 25% reduction in reported burglaries when compared to statistics from last year. Similarly, reported instances of anti-social behaviour had reduced by half.

·         The response to anti-social behaviour which had taken place in Marple Memorial Park on 22 December 2017.

·         Pressures on car parking resulting from the reopening of the Police station as a base for officers.

·         The use of ANPR cameras.

·         Problems associated with anti-social behaviour on the skatepark in Marple Memorial Park and the possibility of relocating the CCTV camera.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the representative of Greater Manchester Police be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

4.(iv)

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 put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee.

 

The following questions were submitted:-

 

a)    The availability of none limited waiting parking for residents of Stockport Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to investigate this issue and report to a future meeting.

 

b)    Car Parking charges in the Midland car park.

 

Councillor Allan and the Chair answered the question at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the response be noted.

4.(v)

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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Minutes:

Karen Barnes (Public Realm Service) provided an update on public realm and environmental related matters in the area represented by Marple Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The Great British Spring Clean Event that would take place on the weekend of the 2nd-4th March 2018.

·         A large number of ad-hoc blocked gully reports had been received due to the inclement wet weather this month

·         The cutting back of hedges on Glossop Road.

·         The Keep Britain Tidy campaign signs were positioned on Middlewood Way. The area would be monitored over forthcoming weeks and following the removal of the signs.

·         Water running across the carriageway on Windlehurst Road during heavy rainfall which was running off adjoining fields.

·         A derelict site near to Cross Lane had been broken into and one of the buildings set alight. The owners had been contacted and asked to clear the land and secure the area. Officers were still awaiting a response and so were seeking legal advice in respect to securing the building.

 

RESOLVED – That Karen Barnes be thanked for her attendance and presentation.

4.(vi)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(vii)

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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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

5.

Area Flexibility Funding - Open Gardens in Marple pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider an applications for Area Flexibility Funding from the Open Gardens in Marple group

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an Area Flexibility Funding application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of Open Gardens in Marple for funding towards the purchase of banners and permanent publicity materials.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant for £700.00 be awarded to Open Gardens in Marple (to be divided equally between the two wards) for funding towards the purchase of banners and permanent publicity materials.

 

6.

Area Flexibility Funding - Marple Festival of Sport pdf icon PDF 465 KB

To consider an application from the organisers of the Marple Festival of Sport.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an Area Flexibility Funding application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of Marple Festival of Sport requesting funding towards the provision of nine sports taster sessions in Marple and the surrounding villages.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £1000.00 be awarded to Marple Festival of Sport( to be divided equally between the two wards) for funding towards the provision of nine sports taster sessions in Marple and the surrounding villages.

7.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Highfield Road pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider the following a proposed Local Initiative Scheme on Highfield Road to fill various potholes. Highfield Road is an un-adopted highway.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Chris Pollitt on Tel: 0161 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@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 a proposal for the laying of cold planings on Highfield Road to fill a number of potholes.

 

RESOLVED – That the laying of cold planings on Highfield Road to fill a number of potholes be approved at an approximate cost of £955.00 to be funded from the ward delegated budget (Marple South ward allocation)

8.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Memorial Park Drive pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area committee to consider a local initiative scheme for the installation of a double 'Memorial Park Drive' name plate at the entrance to Memorial Park Drive from Stockport Road and a single name plate at the top of the drive.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Chris Pollitt on Tel: 0161 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@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 the proposed installation of a double ‘Memorial Park Drive’ nameplate at the entrance to Memorial Park Drive from Stockport Road and a single ‘Memorial Park Drive’ nameplate at the top of the drive.

 

RESOLVED – That the installation of a double ‘Memorial Park Drive’ nameplate at the entrance to Memorial Park Drive from Stockport Road and a single ‘Memorial Park Drive’ nameplate at the top of the drive be approved at an approximate cost of £339.00 to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget (Marple North ward allocation)

9.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 111 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: 0161 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.

10.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 38 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 Committee area.

 

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

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Minutes:

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 reduce printing costs and preserve 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 payment of the Council’s reasonable copying charges).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

10.(i)

DC066427 – Devonshire Arms, 307 Longhurst Lane pdf icon PDF 143 KB

In connection with Plan no. 066427 for installation of 3no Floodlights to the principle façade at the Devonshire Arms, 307 Longhurst Lane.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 66427 for the installation of 3no floodlights to the principle façade at the Devonshire Arms, 307, Longhurst Lane, Mellor,

 

RESOLVED (2 for, 1 against, 2 abstentions) – That planning permission be granted.

10.(ii)

DC066434 - Devonshire Arms, 307 Longhurst Lane pdf icon PDF 123 KB

In connection with Plan no. 066434 for installation of 2no fascia boards externally illuminated with trough lighting to replace stand-off lettering (1no to each gable-end) at the Devonshire Arms, 307 Loinghurst Lane.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 66434 for installation of 2no facia boards externally illuminated with trough lighting to replace stand-off lettering (1no to each gable end) at the Devonshire Arms, 307 Longhurst Lane, Mellor,

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

10.(iii)

DC067688 - Slackwood House Knowle Road pdf icon PDF 108 KB

In connection with Plan no. 067688 for proposed replacement of garage and workshop at Slackwood House, Knowle Road.

 

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

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 67888 for the proposed replacement of a garage and workshop at Slackwood House, Knowle Road, Mellor,

 

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

11.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 66 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: 0161 474 5142 or email: paul.cassidey@stockport.gov.uk

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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 enforcements within the area represented by Marple Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.