Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 6th June, 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.

Election of Chair

To elect a chair until the meeting of the Annual Council.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – (1) That the Area Committee elects co-chairs for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting as follows:-

 

-       Councillor Malcom Allan to Chair the programmed meetings of the Area Committee between June 2018 and September 2018.

-       Councillor Kenny Blair to Chair the programmed meetings between November 2018 and April 2019.

 

(2) That the Chief Executive be informed that the Area Committee would wish that Councillors Allan and Blair be consulted on Area Committee business and that no urgent decisions or actions be taken without first consulting both councillors.

Councillor Malcolm Allan in the Chair

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2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair until the next meeting of the Annual Council.

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Minutes:

With the consent of the Area Committee this item was withdrawn.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 18 April 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

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 Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

Malcolm Allan

Agenda item 6 (iii) ‘Public Question Time’ – question relating to Marple Neighbourhood Forum as a member of the forum.

Kenny Blair

Agenda item 8 ‘Area Flexibility Funding – St Thomas’ Church’ as he had attended services at the church.

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Malcolm Allan

Agenda item 8 ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Equality Matters Marple’ as a member of the group. Councillor Allan left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on the item.

 

 

 

5.

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.

6.

Community Engagement

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6.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair reminded Councillors and members of the public present that a number of events would be held over the coming month including:-

·         Rosehill Station Open Day – Saturday 9th June

·         Marple Book Week – 11th-16th June

·         High Lane Scout Open Day – 10th June

·         Marple Carnival – 16th June

·         High Lane Allotment Association Open Day – 30th June

·         Mellor Fete – 30th June

·         Mellor Open Gardens – 7/8th July

6.(ii)

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 Greater Manchester Police attended the meeting and provided an update on policing and anti-social behaviour related matters in the area represented by Marple Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Residential Burglary had declined when compared to the same period in 2017.

·         Anti-social behaviour had declined when compared to the same period in 2017 however it still remained a concern for many local residents and business owners. The Committee and public discussed the best ways to share information about offenders.

·         The potential for the creation of ‘pub watch’ and ‘shop watch’ schemes.

·         There were 2000 fewer police officers in GMP since 2010 and this had inevitably had an effect on the use of resources.

·         Traffic enforcement, speeding vehicles and parking on pavements.

·         Operations Barometer and Thermometer.

 

RESOLVED – That the thanks of the Area Committee be extended to the representative of Greater Manchester Police for his attendance and that he be invited to attend the meeting of the Area Committee in 3 months’ time.

6.(iii)

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 matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee subject to the exclusions set out in the code of practice.

 

Two public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

a)    Funding for the second and third phases of the Town Centre Action Plan

 

Councillors undertook to raise this matter with the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and the Head of Legal and Democratic Service. It was agreed that if necessary a report would be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

b)    Cars Speeding on Glossop Road

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide a written response to the questioner.

 

 

 

6.(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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Minutes:

The local Public Realm Inspector attended the meeting and 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:-

·         Advertising on lamp posts and the Council’s policy on A-Boards

·         Poor drainage on Compstall Road

·         Gully cleansing on Church Road

·         The removal of weeds from benches on Market Street and Derby Street

 

RESOLVED – That the Public Realm Officer be thanked for her attendance and report.

6.(v)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(vi)

Open Forum

Marple Neighbourhood Forum

 

Representatives of Marple Neighbourhood Forum have requested to make a presentation to the Area Committee.

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Minutes:

With the consent of the Area Committee this item was withdrawn.

7.

Area Flexibility Funding - St Thomas Church pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To consider an applications from St Thomas Church.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application on behalf of St Thomas Church (copies of which had been circulated) who were requesting funding to support a project to clear a patch of land for use by local children, young people and adults.

 

RESOLVED -  That a grant of £1000.00 to St Thomas’ Church (Marple South Ward allocation) to support a project to clear an overgrown area of land to make a space for children, young people and adults to enjoy and make use of be approved.

8.

Area Flexibility Funding - Equality Matters Marple pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To consider a funding application from Equality Matters Marple.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application for Area Committee Funding on behalf of Equality Matters Marple (copies of which had been circulated) who were requesting funding to support a number of local events.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £1000.00 (to be divided equally between the two wards) to Equality Matters Marple to support a number of events to be held to celebrate the achievements of women in history and today be approved.   

9.

Springfield Avenue, Marple pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposed alteration to a traffic regulation order for limited waiting and an extension of the current RPS Scheme.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 0161 474 4848 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider the proposed implementation of a traffic regulation order on Springfield Avenue, Marple.

 

RESOLVED - That the legal advertising of the following traffic regulation order be approved and that subject to no objections being received within 21 days of the advertisement period that the order be made as advertised:-

 

Text Box: Revoke

Text Box: Permit Parking Only Springfield Avenue, Marple,

Text Box: North East side, from a point 37 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Union Road for a distance of 12.5 metres in a South Easterly direction. North East side, from point 59 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Union Road for a distance of 16 metres in a South Easterly direction Proposed Residents Parking Scheme Springfield Avenue (North East Side) – From the South Eastern extent for a distance of 16 metres in a North Westerly direction. Springfield Avenue (North East Side) – From a point 29 metres North East of the southern extent of Springfield Avenue for a distance of 23 metres in a North Westerly direction. Proposed limited waiting – Monday to Sunday 08.00-18.00 2 hour No return within one hour (Monday to Sunday 18.00 – 08.00 residents permit holders only.

Text Box: Springfield Avenue (North East Side) – From a point 52 metres North East of the southern

 

10.

Strines Road/Station Road pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval for funds for a feasibility study to improve the junction layout at Strines Road/Station Road.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@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) seeking approval for funding a feasibility study to improve the junction layout at Strines Road/Station Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to liaise further with the joint traffic ward spokes persons in order to discuss possible options to be investigated and explain the proposed costings associated with the feasibility study.

11.

South East Manchester Multi Modal (SEMMM) Strategy Refresh - Consultation Draft pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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

In November 2017, Cabinet reviewed and agreed Stockport’s transport priorities following the outcomes of the South East Manchester Mutli Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) Issues and Options consultation.

Work has been progressing since this agreement was reached, to translate these priorities into a draft SEMMM Strategy document ready for public consultation prior to its final adoption by both Stockport and Cheshire East Councils.

A public consultation on the draft Strategy commenced on Monday 21st May and is due to run for a 6 week period. Following the consultation, the draft Strategy will be reviewed and revised in light of the feedback received and a final version will be submitted for consideration by the Council later this year.

The Area Committee is recommended to note the activities being undertaken as part of the consultation period and comment on the draft Strategy.

Officer Contact: Sue Stevenson on Tel: 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@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) advising the Area Committee of a consultation for the South East Manchester Multi Model (SEMMM) Strategy refresh.

 

The Chair encouraged Councillors and members of the public to feed any comments which they had into the consultation. The Committee discussed a wide variety of issues including rail links between Marple and Stockport, the continued development of the cycling and walking networks, the possible introduction of Metrolink in the borough and the closer integration of transport with land use planning.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

12.

Stockport Road RPS pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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

 

The report outlines the an investigation of current parking availability for residents Stockport Road (28-141)

 

The Area Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@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) outlining the results of an investigation into the current parking availability for residents of Stockport Road (28-141)

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the Democratic Services Manager in consultation with the co-chairs be requested to make the necessary arrangements for a local scrutiny review to be undertaken later in the year to consider parking issues and concerns in the area covered by Marple Area Committee.

13.

Remembrance Day Poppies for Lighting Columns pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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

 

The report advices the Area Committee of the availability of large poppies which can be erected on lighting columns in November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.

 

The Area Committees is requested to consider if they wish to erect commemorative poppies on lighting columns in accordance with guidance and if so to advise the Director of the number of poppies that they wish to display. 

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on Tel: 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@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) advising the Area Committee of the availability of large poppies which can be erected on lighting columns in November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the joint traffic ward spokespersons be authorised to purchase Remembrance Day Poppies for Lighting Columns from the Royal British Legion to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.

 

 

14.

Area Committee Highway Ward Spokesperson pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The Area Committee are requested to note the current arrangements in relation to the role of Highway Ward Spokespersons and the monitoring of the Area Committee delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report and nominate spokesperson for each ward.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Fox on Tel: 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the Area Committee Highway Ward Spokespersons protocol and requesting the Area Committee to nominate ward spokespersons.

 

RESOLVED – That Councillors Kenny Blair and Stephen Gribbon be appointed as joint ward spokespersons for both the Marple North and Marple South & High Lane wards.

15.

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider the appointment of representatives of the Council on outside bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make appointments to the outside bodies indicated.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Fox on Tel: 0161 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to make appointments to represent the Council on a number of outside bodies.

 

RESOLVED – That appointments to Outside Bodies be approved as follows:-

 

Bridge Alms House and Sick Nursing Home: Councillor Colin MacAlister

 

Marple Senior Citizens’ Hall Management Committee: Councillors Malcolm Allan and Kenny Blair

 

16.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 71 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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Minutes:

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.

 

The Chair reminded Councillors that the Corporate Director for Place Management had emailed Councillors directly with the results of the consultation carried out in respect to the implementation of traffic calming measures on Hibbert Lane and that the Area Committee was now invited to confirm if they supported the proposals.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be authorised to proceed with the Hibebrt Lane scheme subject to further consultation with the co-chairs.

 

(3) That the Corporate Director for Place Management be requested to provide an update to the next meeting on (i) what action has been taken to address concerns raised in respect to parking on Upper Hibbert Lane/Shepley Street (ii) Whitecroft Road/Station Road and (iii) Barlow Wood Drive.

 

(4) That Railway Road be deleted from the Traffic Services Resume as this scheme was now complete.

 

17.

Development Applications

There are no development applications to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no development applications to consider.

18.

PLANNING APPEALS, ENFORCEMENT APPEALS AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICES pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions, lists current planning appeals and dates for local inquiries and informal hearings, progress upon authorised enforcement action set out by area committee.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Patrick Arran on Tel: 0161 474 3219 or email@ patrick.arran@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to contact Councillors explaining the status of the appeal for The Garden House, Lakes Road, Marple given that the scheduled next meeting of the Area Committee was after the 3rd July 2018.

19.

Review of Outcomes Tour (October 2017) pdf icon PDF 52 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of the Review of Outcomes tour undertaken on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2018 tour.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to :-

 

(1)  Comment on and note the findings of the 2017 Annual Review of Outcomes Tour.

 

(2) Nominate a completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the 2018 Annual Review Tour; and

 

(3) Nominates Members to attend the Annual Review Tour on October 5 2018.

 

Officer contact: Kevin Brooks on 474 4905 or email: kevin.brooks@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) outlining the findings of the Review of Outcomes Tour in October 2017 and detailing the proposed arrangements for the 2018 tour.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be informed that the Area Committee would wish the visiting team to visit Marple Aqueduct.