Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 10th April, 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 70 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 6 March 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 they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

Annette Finnie

Agenda item 4 (viii) Area Flexibility Funding – Friends of Mill Brow as a member of the Friends of Mill Brow. Councillor Finnie left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

Malcolm Allan

Agenda item 4 (vi) Area Flexibility Funding – Friends of Mellor Memorial Park as he had assisted the group in their application. Councillor Allan left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

 

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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Minutes:

The Chair reported that two litter picks would take place at the weekend, one starting at the URC at 10am and one at Brabyns Park at 10am to link in with the Great British Spring Clean Campaign. The Make It Marple Group would be holding a market at Wyvale on the 22nd April. A new walk/ride group would meet at the Navigation at 7pm on the 23rd April. A charity treasure hunt would be held in Mellor Memorial Park on 11th May. The Chair finally commented on the fact that there would be local elections on 2 May, he wished Councillor Annette Finnie all the best for the future as she would not be standing for re-election.

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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No public questions were submitted.

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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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:-

·         Wybersley Road: residents and land owners have all now received letters requesting cut back. 

·         Thanks were extended to all the groups and individuals who have given their time to make their environment a cleaner and more pleasant place to live and visit.

·         Community Payback Team had visited numerous sites including the passage between Hollins Lane and Leighton Drive in Marple Bridge, the passageway near to Ashbourne Drive- , the passage between Hollins Green Rd and Fern Close and the path from Brickbridge Road down to the canal bridge.

·         The provision of additional Dog Fouling signage.

 

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

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 indicatedthat they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

5.

Election of Chair

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RESOLVED – That Councillor Stephen Gribbon be elected Chair to consider the next agenda item.

Councillor Stephen Gribbon in the Chair

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6.

Area Flexibility Funding - Friends of Mellor Memorial Park pdf icon PDF 538 KB

To consider an application for Area Flexibility Funding from the Friends of Mellor Memorial Park.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of the Friends of Mellor Memorial Park requesting funding towards the planting of new shrubs and bedding plants.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £400.00 to the Friends of Mellor Memorial Park towards the planting of new shrubs and bedding plants (Marple North ward allocation) be approved.

Councillor Malcolm Allan in the Chair

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7.

Area Flexibility Funding - All Saints' C of E Primary School pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To consider an application for Area Flexibility Funding from All Saints’ C of E Primary School.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of All Saints’ C of E Primary School.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £700.00 All Saints’ C of E Primary School towards the purchase of a defibrillator. (Marple South and High Lane ward allocation) be approved.

 

 

8.

Area Flexibility Funding - Friends of Mill Brow pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider and Area Flexibility Funding application from the Friends of Mill Brow.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of the Friends of Mill Brow requesting funding towards the cost of a defibrillator.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £500.00 to the Friends of Mill Brow for funding towards the purchase of a defibrillator (Marple North ward allocation) be approved.

9.

Clement Road, Marple Bridge pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposal to introduce No Waiting at Anytime Restrictions on Clement Road, Marple.

 

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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval for the introduction of a traffic regulation order on Clement Road, Marple Bridge.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following traffic Regulation Order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made.

 

Proposed “No Waiting at Any Time” Clement Road (West Side)

 

From the intersection of the northern kerbline of Longhurst Lane, for a distance of 30 metres in a north easterly direction

 

10.

Fernhill, Parkside Lane, Mellor pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposal for the introduction of a traffic regulation order on Fernhill, Parkside Lane, Mellor.

 

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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval for the introduction of a traffic regulation order on Fernhill, Parkside Lane, Mellor.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made:-

 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order “No Waiting At Any Time”

Fernhill (both sides)

 

From the intersection of the northern kerbline of Parkside Lane for a distance of 20 metres in a north, north westerly direction,

 

11.

Edwards Way - 20 mph Speed Limits / The Council's Policy on 20mph Speed Limits

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin MacAlister.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin MacAlister.

 

Councillor MacAlister reported that he had met with residents and they were concerned about speeding and rat running. He suggested that a 20mph speed limit should be implemented in the Edwards Way area. He further reported that he was still waiting for  a response in respect to concerns he had raised about cars parking on the corner of Edwards Way and Hibbert Lane.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to a future meeting on the possible introduction of a 20mph speed limit in the Edwards Way area on the concerns raised in respect to cars parking at the junction of Edwards Way and Hibbert Lane.

12.

Buxton Lane/Strines Road

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin MacAlister.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Colin MacAlister.

 

Councillor MacAlister reported that he had requested previously that officers investigate the introduction of double yellow lines at the junction of Peacefield and Buxton Lane to prevent cars parking on the corner at that junction. He asked for an update from officers. He further reported that in respect to Strines Road near to Wycroft, cars coming off Strines Road were exiting at speed towards Wycroft which was extremely dangerous and there had been a number of near accidents. A number of proposals had been put forward and he asked if these could be revisited and should include blocking the exit off from Strines Road.

 

RESOLVED – That in light of the views expressed by Councillor MacAlister, the Corporate Director for Place Management be requested to submit a report to a future meeting on the concerns outlined.

 

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 72 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.

14.

Development Applications

There are no development applications to consider.

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There were no development applications to consider.

15.

PLANNING APPEALS, ENFORCEMENT APPEALS AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICES pdf icon PDF 75 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.