Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 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 73 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 30 January 2019 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.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

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:

The Chair reminded Councillors and members of the public that there were a number of live consultations on the Council website and highlighted that the deadline for responding to the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was 18th March 2019.

 

Councillor Malcolm Allan reported that the Mellor, Marple Bridge, Mill Brow and Compstall Neighbourhood Planning group would be holding their AGM on Saturday 9 March at 2.30pm in St Paul’s Church.

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 on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee subject to the exclusions contained in the code of practice.

 

One question was submitted relating to speed mitigation measures on Windlehurst Road.

 

Councillor Colin Macalister responded to the question.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to clarify for the Area Committee and the questioner what mitigation measures have been implemented on Windlehurst Road and future plans for any further measures.

4.(iii)

Public Realm

The 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 Committee area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Overgrown vegetation on Wybersley Road, Coombes Avenue, Andrew Street and Windlehurst Road.

·         The old toilet block in the Derby St car park required a further clean-up of litter – litter was trapped behind the locked gate.

·         The “Keep Britain Tidy” campaign is running between 22nd March to 23rd Apri

·         The undertaking of a litter and conditions survey around Marple District Centre each month.

·         Trial digs relating to drainage issues were being undertaken at numerous sites in the two wards.

·         A major fly tipping incident in Marple Bridge – investigations remained ongoing.

 

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

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

Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Draft for Consultation.

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Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Draft Consultation

 

The Area Committee and members of the public present discussed a wide range of issues relating to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Draft Consultation both as it related to High Lane and to the rest of the Borough.

 

The Chair thanked all those present for their contribution and reminded everyone of the need to formally respond to the public consultation – the deadline for which was 18th March 2019.

 

4.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding

There are no funding applications to consider.

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There were no Area Flexibility Funding applications to consider.

5.

Restructure of Public Protection and Public Realm pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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

 

The report provides details of a new structure in Place Management to bring together the Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a Neighbourhood Team.

 

The relevant Neighbourhood Manager will attend the meeting to answer any questions from councillors.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Ian Walmsley on 0161 474 4382 or email:

ian.walmsley@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 details of the new structure in Place Management to bring together public realm, environment enforcement, greenspace and waste management into a Neighbourhood Team.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Etherow Country Park, Public Toilets pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to approve the allocation of discretionary funds towards the repair of a Public WC at Etherow Country Park.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@ 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 approve the allocation of funding towards the repair of the Public WC at Etherow Country Park.

 

RESOLVED – That the allocation of funding towards the repair of the Public WC at Etherow Country Park at an approximate cost of £8,500 be approved to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Marple North ward allocation).

7.

Library Serivce Update pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider a report of the Head of the Library Service.

 

The report provides an update on the delivery of library services from Marple & High Lane Libraries and information on the new opening hours from 1 April 2019.

 

The Area Committee are requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Janet Wood on Tel: 474 4443 or email: janet.wood@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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The Head of the Library Service submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the delivery of library services from Marple and High Lane libraries and on the new opening hours from 1 April 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 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: 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 – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide at update to the next Area Committee meeting in respect to Barnsfold Road.

9.

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.

 

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

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A development application 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 Chief Executive is authorised to determine conditions and reasons and they are not 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 copying charges).

9.(i)

DC071556 Marple Dale Care Centre pdf icon PDF 356 KB

In connection with demolition of existing former care home buildings and construction of 19 residential (C3a) units, landscaping and access at Land at Marple Dale Care Centre.

 

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

 

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In respect of plan no.071556 for demolition of existing for care home building and construction of 19 residential (C3a) units, landscaping and access at Land at Marple Dale Care Centre, Dale Road, Marple,

 

a representative of 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.

 

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10.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & 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 and informal hearings, progress on authorised enforcement action set out by area committee.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on Tel: 0161 474 3183 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) 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.

11.

Revision to ‘Recreational Open Space Provision and Commuted Payments’ Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’. The current Supplementary Planning Guidance provides supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrates how commuted sums will be used in maintaining and enhancing the open space assets across the borough.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to note and comment on the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

 

Officer Contacts: Sally Maguire/Vincent Mcintyre on 0161 474 2738 or email: sally.maguire@stockport.gov.uk/vincent.mcinytre@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) explaining the revision to the Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments Supplementary Planning Guidance.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

12.

Strines Road - Traffic Safety pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposed edge of carriageway marking within the double white lining system scheme.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Eraina Smith on Tel: 474 4911 or email: eraina.smith@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 proposal for the provision of edge of carriageway protection markings on Strines Road.

 

RESOLVED -  That approval be given to the provision of edge of carriageway protection markings at an approximate cost of £1920.00 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (£450.00 Marple South & High Lane ward allocation, £1,470.00 Marple North ward allocation)