Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 8th August, 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 57 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2018.

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The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held 11 July 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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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 and Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Malcolm Allan and Annette Finnie

Agenda item 8 – ‘Park Use Application – Brabyns Park Bonfire & Fireworks Display 03.11.18’ as members of the Friends of Brabyns Park.

 

Councillors Allan and Finnie left the meeting during the consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

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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The Chair announced that Marple Library would be subject to a temporary closure between Monday, 3 September and Thursday, 6 September and High Lane Library would be closed between Tuesday, 21 August and Friday, 24 August to allow for the installation of self-service technology.

 

It was further announced that Marple Post Office was due to relocate from its current premises on Stockport Road to the Ridgedale Centre on Hollins Lane.  It was stated that the current branch would close at 4.00 pm on Saturday, 18 August while the new branch would open at 9.00 am on Tuesday, 4 September 2018.

 

Finally, it was reported that there would be a stall on Market Street, Marple on 18 August 2018 to promote the Marple Neighbourhood Plan and that the Marple Neighbourhood Forum would be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at 10.00 am at the United Reformed Church on Hibbert Lane.

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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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.

 

Two questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to the proposed expansion of Ludworth Primary School and whether it would be more appropriate to create additional capacity elsewhere.

 

RESOLVED – That the in the absence of the questioner, the Director of Children’s Services be requested to provide a written response within seven days.

 

·         Relating to rumours circulating within the local community that the Regent Cinema was going to close.

 

In response, it was stated that this was a rumour which had arisen on a number of occasions in the past, and that on the last occasion earlier in the year, it had been confirmed that there were no such proposals to close the cinema.  The Chair undertook to investigate the issue further with the proprietor of the cinema in relation to the most recent concerns.

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 Chair reported that the Public Realm Inspector had been unable to attend this meeting of the Area Committee, however it was stated that any comments or queries raised as part of this item would be forwarded onto the relevant officers for a response.

 

It was further reported that a summary of highway activities in the Marple area had been circulated to members of the Area Committee in advance of the meeting.

 

A member commented that the cycleway on Otterspool Road was not clearly signed and as such was being used by pedestrians while cyclists continued to cycle in the main carriageway.  It had been suggested to officers that the cycleway should have painted cycle symbols at regular intervals to make its intended use clear.

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

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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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

There are no funding applications to consider.

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There were no applications to consider.

6.

Mill Brow pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee approve the proposed signage to be installed at two locations on Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge.

 

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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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) highlighting concerns in relation to road safety on Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge for pedestrians travelling to and from Mill Brow Playground which was compounded by the lack of a footway at this location.

 

As part of the site assessment, it was also noted that Hollins Lane was regularly used by horse riders which potentially posed a further hazard for vehicle users who were not familiar with this stretch of highway.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the provision and installation of warning signage at two locations on Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge to highlight to motorists the nearby Mill Brow playground and the use of the highway by horse riders at a cost of £669.77 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Marple North ward allocation).

7.

Windlehurst Road/A6 Buxton Road, High Lane pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval for the revocation and introduction of Traffic Regulation Order’s (TRO’s) as a result of highway improvement works at the junction of Windlehurst Road/A6 Buxton Road, High Lane.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Andrew Varey on Tel: 0161 474 4809 or email: andrew.varey@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal for the revocation and introduction of Traffic Regulation Order’s as a result of highway improvement works at the junction of Windlehurst Road/ A6 Buxton Road, High Lane.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing be recommended to give approval to the statutory legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £450 to be funded from the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road Complementary Mitigation Measures budget:-

 

Proposed Revocation of No Waiting at Any Time/No Loading Mon-Fri 7.30am – 9.30am & 4.30pm – 6pm

 

A6 Buxton Road, High Lane, south side, from a point 9 metres east of the projected easterly boundary line of 11 Middlewood View, Buxton Road, in a easterly direction to the westerly kerb line of Norwood Avenue.

 

A6 Buxton Road, High Lane, north side, from a point 9 metres east of the easterly boundary line of 11 Middlewood View, Buxton Road, in a easterly direction to the projected westerly kerb line of Norwood Avenue.

 

Proposed No Waiting at Any Time/No Loading Mon-Fri 7.30am – 9.30am & 4.30pm – 6pm

 

A6 Buxton Road, High Lane, south side, from a point 5 metres west of the projected easterly boundary line of 11 Middlewood View, Buxton Road, in an easterly direction to the westerly kerb line of Norwood Avenue.

 

A6 Buxton Road, High Lane, north side, from a point 1 metre east of the easterly boundary line of 11 Middlewood View, Buxton Road, in an easterly direction to the projected westerly kerb line of Norwood Avenue.

 

Windlehurst Road, High Lane, west side, from the northerly kerb line of A6 Buxton Road for a distance of 60 metres in a northerly direction.

 

Windlehurst Road, High Lane, east side, from the northerly kerb line of A6 Buxton Road for a distance of 36 metres in a northerly direction.

 

Windlehurst Court Access Road, High Lane, north side, from the westerly kerb line of Windlehurst Road for a distance of 5 metres in a westerly direction.

 

Windlehurst Court Access Road, High Lane, south side, from the westerly kerb line of Windlehurst Road for a distance of 11 metres in a westerly direction.

Councillor Blair (Co-Chair) in the chair

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8.

Park Use Application - Brabyns Park Bonfire & Fireworks Display 03.11.18 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report details and event application submitted by Marple Guides and Scouts to hold their annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display at Brabyns Park on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 0161 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 & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Marple Guides and Scouts for the use of Brabyns Park on Saturday, 3 November 2018 for a bonfire and fireworks display.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted subject to the applicant making appropriate provision for the management of security and the dispersal of visitors at the conclusion of the event and for the remediation of the site thereafter.

Councillor Allan (Chair) in the chair

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9.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 73 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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 40 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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A development applications was 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 & 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 is available on the council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/planning. Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

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

10.(i)

DC/069035 - Torkington Road Stables, Torkington Rd, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 147 KB

In connection with proposed demolition of storage barn, partial demolition of stables, extension to dwelling, construction of replacement storage building, landscaping and pond creation at Torkington Road Stable, Torkington Road, Hazel Grove.

 

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

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In respect of plan no. DC069035 for the demolition of storage barn, partial demolition of stables, extension to dwelling, construction of replacement storage building, landscaping and pond creation at Torkington Road Stables, Torkington Road, Hazel Grove,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

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

11.

PLANNING APPEALS, ENFORCEMENT APPEALS AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICES pdf icon PDF 59 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 and progress on authorised enforcement action.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Patrick Arran on Tel: 0161 474 3138 or email: patrick.arran@stockport.gov.uk

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

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.