Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 7th March, 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 67 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 31 January 2018 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 Officer were invited to declare any interest which they had in any of the items on the agenda for consideration.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor                                          Interest

 

Tom Dowse                                      Agenda item 15 ‘Hibbert Lane – Objections to proposed traffic regulation orders as  a resident

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 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.

 

The following questions were submitted:-

 

a)    The criteria against which decisions are made for gritting roads during a cold winter.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to investigate this issue and circulate a response to the questioner and members of the Area Committee.

 

b)    The dangerous condition of an empty shop on Market Street

 

The Chair and members of the Area Committee explained that they were aware of the premises highlighted by the questioner and that they had raised concerns with Council Officers.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide an update to the next meeting explaining what action had been taken to allay any health and safety concerns.

 

 

4.(iii)

Public Realm

The local Area Conditions Officer and the Highways Officer 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:-

·         There had been an increase in reports of vehicles damaging grass verges.

·         Efforts continued for the cutting back of hedges on Glossop Road and the A6.

·         An update in respect to the Great British Spring Clean events which had been delayed to the end up the month due to the recent inclement weather.

·         Litter bins had been installed on Market Street, Hibbter Lane, Derby Way and Trinity Street.

·         A blocked gulley outside 25 Longhurst Lane.

·         Fly tipping on land at the old Westwood Trading Estate has been removed by the land owner. 

 

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

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

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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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 - Friends of Marple Memorial Park pdf icon PDF 540 KB

To consider an application from the Friends of Marple Memorial Park 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 the Friends of Marple Memorial Park requesting funding towards the provision of the WW1 timeline display in the memorial park.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £1000.00 be awarded to the Friends of Marple Memorial Park (to be divided equally between the two wards) for funding towards the WW1 project in Marple Memorial Park. The contribution from the Marple North ward to be funded from the 2018/2019 budget allocation.

 

6.

Area Flexibility Funding Application - Marple Bridge Association pdf icon PDF 7 MB

To consider an application from the Marple Bridge Association.

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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 the Marple Bridge Association requesting funding towards the provision of the purchase of a stage.

 

RESOLVED - That a grant of £1000.00 be awarded to the Marple Bridge Association (to be divided equally between the two wards) for funding towards the purchase of a stage. The Marple North ward contribution to be funded from the 2018/2019 Area Flexibility budget allocation.

7.

Brookside Park High Lane, Asset of Community Value nomination pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to determine if Brookside Park should be added to the List of Assets of Community Value in accordance with the provisions of The Localism Act 2011.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine if they wish to list Brookside Park, High Lane as an asset of community value.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 0161 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 Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had bene circulated) requesting the Area Committee to determine if Brookside Park, High Lane should be listed as an asset of community value.

 

RESOLVED – That Brookside Park, High Lane be listed as an asset of community value.

8.

High Lane Park- Asset of Community Value nomination pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider a nomination to have the High Lane Park added to the register of Assets of Community Value.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine if they wish to list High Lane Park as an asset of community value.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 0161 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 determine if High Lane Park should be listed as an asset of community value.

 

RESOLVED – That High Lane Park, High Lane be listed as an asset of community value.

9.

A6 MARR Complementary and Mitigation Measures - A6 On Carriageway Cycle Lanes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report outlines the results of the consultations received to date regarding the installation of an on carriageway facility on the A6, High Lane.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider and comment on the report and make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on Tel: 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@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 consider the information detailed in the report and to make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member (Communities  and Housing).

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be informed that the Area Committee supports the proposal of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration not to proceed with the proposed scheme.

10.

Ridge Road, Marple pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to approve a Feasibility Report for relocation of bus stop and the possible introduction of traffic regulation order at an approximate cost of £1,000.

 

The Area Committee are 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 Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval to carry out a feasibility study to assess if the bus stop locations can be improved or relocated.

 

RESOLVED – That the decision be delegated to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the ward spokesperson to enable further consideration to be given to the costs associated with the proposed feasibility study.

11.

Cromwell Avenue, Marple pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider a proposal to adopt the footpath linking Cromwell Avenue with Marple Hall Drive, Marple and the triangular area of footway outside the electricity sub-station at the head of Cromwell Avenue.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Jonathan Brown on Tel: 0161 474 4843 or email: jonathan.brown@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 give consideration to adopt both the footpath linking Cromwell Avenue with Marple Hall Drive, Marple and the triangular area of footway outside the electricity Sub Station at the head of Cromwell Avenue (shown on the plan contained at Appendix 1 to 3) following completion of improvement works in accordance with the requirements of Section 228 of the Highways Act 1980.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be informed that the Area Committee supports the proposal to adopt both the footpath linking Cromwell Avenue with Marple Hall Drive, Marple and the triangular area of footway outside the electricity Sub Station at the head of Cromwell Avenue (shown on the plan contained at Appendix 1 to 3) following completion of improvement works in accordance with the requirements of Section 228 of the Highways Act 1980.

 

12.

Marple Area Committee Commuted Sum Report pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider the allocation of commuted sums for play in the Marple Area Committee.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Richard Booker on Tel: 0161 474 4829 or email: richard.booker@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 approve the allocation of commuted sums for play provision.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the allocation of a commuted sum for play for the Catterwood Play Area for a total of £415.00. The Area Committee further requested that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration consult with the Compstall Community Council on how the sum is spent.

 

13.

Road Safety around Schools Update pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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

 

The report provides and update on the Council’s overall strategic transport ambition is to increase the numbers of children walking or cycling to school, both to reduce congestion on roads, improve local air quality, and improve health outcomes.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Eraina Smith on Tel 0161 474 4911 or email: eraina.smith@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) providing an update on the 2017/2018 road safety around schools programme and the recommended list of schools for the 2018/2019 financial year.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

14.

Road Safety around Schools - All Saints Primary School pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider and approve a number of proposals relating to All Saints Primary School.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Warren French on Tel: 0161 474 4817 or email: warren.french@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 give consideration to the proposals detailed in the report to be funded from the Road Safety around Schools Initiative 2017/2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the Area Committee fully supports the proposals detailed in the report.

15.

Hibbert Lane - Objections to Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders pdf icon PDF 768 KB

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

 

The Area Committee are requested to consider objections to proposed traffic regulation orders on Hibbert Lane, Marple.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Shaffaq Hussain on Tel: 0161 218 1059 or email: shaffaq.hussain@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 consider objections to the proposed traffic regulation order on Hibbert Lane.

 

A number of members expressed concern at the proposals detailed in the report, particularly in respect to the number of and proposed locations of road humps and that there were no alternative proposals to consider.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be informed that the Area Committee (i) does not support the proposal to make the order as advertised and (ii) requests that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration investigate alternatives proposals and that the Area Committee be consulted before any final decision is made.

 

16.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 75 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.

 

Councillor Malcolm Allan explained that Marple Skatepark lighting had now been resolved.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide an update on Compstall Road and Manor Hill/Cross Lane.

17.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To consider a report of the Service Director (Place Development).

 

(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 fro 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 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.

17.(i)

DC/067656 – 246 Longhurst Lane, Mellor pdf icon PDF 100 KB

In connection with demolition of an existing garage and replacement with new garage and storage above at 246 Longhurst Lane, Mellor.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 067656 for demolition of an existing garage and replacement with new garage and storage above at 246, Longhurst Lane, Mellor,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

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

17.(ii)

DC/067686 – 242 Longhurst Lane, Mellor pdf icon PDF 101 KB

In connection with plan no. 067686 for demolition of an existing garage and replacement with new garage and storage above at 242 Longhurst Lane, Mellor.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 67686 for demolition of an existing garage and replacement with new garage and storage above at 242 Longhurst Lane, Mellor,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

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

 

17.(iii)

DC/068056 – 12 Grosvenor Road, Marple pdf icon PDF 86 KB

In connection with plan no. 068056 for alterations & extension with repair work and replacement windows at 12, Grosvenor Road, Marple.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

 

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 068056 for alterations and extension with repair work and replacement windows at 12, Grosvenor Road, Marple,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application,

 

it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be refused due to the detrimental impact that the proposed development would have on the residential amenity of local residents.

18.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 72 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 are.

 

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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had bene circulated) listing ay outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by Marple Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

19.

Area Flexibility Funding - Strines Recreation Ground pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To consider an application for funding from the Strines Recreation Ground Group.

 

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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 Strines Recreation Ground Group requesting funding toward the refurbishment of the pavilion.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £1000.00 be awarded to the Strines Recreation Ground Group (Marple South Ward allocation) for funding towards the refurbishment of the pavilion.