Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 7th November, 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.

Stella Humphries

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Minutes:

The Chair reported with regret that a former member of the Council, Stella Humphries, had recently passed away.

 

Councillors and members of the public stood for a minute’s silence in memory of Stella.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2018.

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The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 26 September 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

Councillor Finnie requested that the response to the public question relating to Hollins Lane be circulated to all Councillors.

3.

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 interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Tom Dowse

Plan no. 065826 ’92-94 Church Lane, Marple’ as a resident of Hibbert Lane.

 

 

 

4.

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.

5.

Community Engagement

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5.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair made a number of announcements as follows:-

 

·         An update in respect to the ongoing closure of Marple Pool.

·         On the 10th November - High Lane Neighbourhood Forum Open Day (1-4pm) and AGM (4-5pm) would be held in High Lane Village Hall.

·         On the 11th November - Remembrance Services would be held across the Borough and he encouraged people to attend services in Marple, High Lane, Mellor and Compstall.

·         On the 17th November - Friends of Rose Hill Station were launching a lottery funded inter-generational art project starting at 12noon at Rose Hill Station.

·         On the 24th November - St Thomas Church in High Lane were holding their annual Taste of Christmas event with a Scandinavian theme from 11am - 2pm.

·         On the 1st December – a Small Business Day event would be held in Marple Town Centre from 11am-4pm with a pop up Christmas market.

·         On the same day, Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland would be held on Town Street in Marple Bridge from 1pm to 4pm.

·         On the 2nd December - High Lane Santa Dash was being held with a 9.30am start at Brookside Primary school. If anyone wished to participate they must register online.

 

 

RESOLVED – That the reports be noted.

5.(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.

 

Five questions were submitted as follows:-

 

a)    The erection of signage at the junction of Hibbert Lane and Stockport Road, Marple to make clear the traffic management arrangements at the junction.

 

RESOLVED – That the matter be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for investigation and that a response be sent to the questioner and members of the Area Committee.

 

b)    Concerns in respect to any proposed removal or alteration to the traffic calming measures on Windlehurst Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to write to the questioner clarifying the current situation and any future plans in respect to traffic calming measures on Windlehurst Road.

 

c)    The installation of traffic calming measures implemented on Windlehurst Road, from Broadhurst’s Bridge to Barnsfold Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to investigate the concerns raised and write to the questioner and members of the Area Committee detailing when the traffic calming measures will be installed.

 

d)    Swimming Baths in Marple

 

The Chair confirmed that the Marple Memorial Park site was being considered amongst other sites in Marple as a potential for the creation of an intergrated community facility.

 

RESOLVED – That the report of the Chair be noted.

 

e)    Work undertaken by the Council and Atkins to improve the Marple Town Centre.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to attend the next meeting of the Area Committee to provide an update on the Town Centre Project and how the review into District Centres will impact on Marple.

 

 

5.(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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Karen Barnes (Public Realm Inspector) submitted a report providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement related matters in the Marple area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Problems associated with blocked gullies, ponding and flooding due to the inclement weather.

·         The work of the Community Payback Team – the public realm inspector encouraged Councillors and members of the public to inform her of any sites/projects that she would like to add to the work programme.

·         Works being undertaken outside 71/73 Longhurst Lane to address problems of drainage and water pooling.

·         Programmed work by the Network Assets Team on Town Street, Marple Bridge.

·         The need to cut back on overgrown hedge close to the Spread Eagle public house and overgrown vegetation on Glossop Road.

·         The success of litter picks and plans for a major pick in the spring of 2019.

·         Councillors recorded their thanks to all those volunteers who had participated.

·         Problems associated with weeds, the weed spreading programme and plans for next year to ensure that same issues did not recur.

·         A sign had been knocked down at the junction of Station Road and Strines Road which needed to be erected.

 

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

5.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Three petitions were submitted as follows:-

 

a)    Inadequate street lighting and problems associated with the street light outside 10, Church Lane, Marple

 

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

 

b)    Signage relating to the 3.5 ton weigh limit on Church Lane and the implementation of a 20mph speed limit area in the vicinity of Church Lane, Buxton Lane and Hibbert Lane.

 

RESOLVED - That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for investigation and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

c)    Resident’s Parking Scheme on Barnsfold Road, Hollingworth Drive, Marple.

 

RESOLVED - That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for investigation and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

 

5.(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 Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

6.

Area Flexibility Funding

There are no funding applications to consider.

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There were no funding applications to consider.

7.

Hartley Woods, High Lane- Asset of Community Value Nomination pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report requests the Area Committee to determine if Hartley Woods should be added to the list of Assets of Community Value, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine if Hartley Woods should be added to the list of Assets of Community Value, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 218 1943 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive 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 request to list Hartley Woods as an Asset of Community Value in accordance with the Localism Act 2011.

 

RESOLVED – That Hartley Woods be listed as an Asset of Community Value in accordance with the Localism Act 2011.

8.

REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS, POLLING PLACES AND POLLING STATIONS pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report seeks views on the current polling arrangements within the area in order to inform the Polling District review currently underway.

 

The Area Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Caroline Cooke on Tel: 0161 474 3171 or email: caroline.e.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking the views of the Area Committee on the current polling arrangements within the Area Committee area in order to inform the Polling District review.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting of the Area Committee and on the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Development Applications

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 Chief Executive 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/planningdecisions. 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).

10.(i)

DC070629: Holly Farm Torkington Road pdf icon PDF 97 KB

In connection with addition of tack rooms to each of the 8 existing stables at Holly Farm, Torkington Road.

 

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. 070629 for addition of tack rooms to each of the existing stables at Holly Farm, Torkington Road, it was

 

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

10.(ii)

DC/067440 - 2 Erskine Street, Compstall, Stockport, SK6 5JP pdf icon PDF 107 KB

In connection with change of use from un-used open space to domestic curtilage/garden area and erection of new boundary wall and fence at 2 Erksine Street, Compstall.

 

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. 067440 for change of use from un-used open space to domestic curtilage/garden area and erection of new boundary wall and fence at 2, Erskine Street, Compstall, it was

 

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

10.(iii)

DC/065826 - 92-94 Church Lane, Marple, Stockport pdf icon PDF 166 KB

In connection with demolition of existing buildings and erection of mixed use development comprising 20 apartments and A1 retail floor space (Amended Plans) at 92-94 Church Lane, Marple.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 065826 for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of mixed use development comprising 20 apartments and A1 retail floor space (Amended Plans) at 92-94 Church Lane, Marple

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be informed that the Area Committee were minded to refuse the application and consequently they be requested to undertake a site visit in order to assess the impact of the proposed development on the residential amenity of Willow Grove due the proximity of the proposed development with the rear of the properties on Willow Grove and the loss of an heritage asset should the proposal be granted planning permission.

11.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & 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: Vicki Bates on Tel: 474 3138 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive 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.

12.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Report – Capesthorne Road preventative treatment 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 a proposal for preventative carriageway treatment on Capesthorne Road, High Lane.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Alan Whitfeild on Tel: 0161 474 3255 or email: alan.whitfield@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive 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 highway maintenance scheme on Capesthorne Road, Marple.

 

RESOLVED – That the proposal to carry out carriageway patching on Capesthorne Road in 2018 with a preventative overlay treatment to be applied in Spring 2019 be approved to be funded at an approximate cost of £14,000 from the Area Committee delegated budget (Marple South & High Lane ward allocation).