Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 12th June, 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.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Malcom Allan be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Colin MacAlister be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 April 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 10 April 2019 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 & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

Malcolm Allan

Agenda Item 6 (x) ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Friends of Rose Hill Station’ as a member of the Friends of Rosehill Station.

Steve Gribbon

Agenda Item 6 (vii) ‘Area Flexibility Funding – Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park’ as a member of the Friends Group.

 

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 made the following announcements:-

 

·         Marple Carnival would be held on Saturday 15 June in Marple Memorial Park, Mellor Fete would be held on Saturday 29 June and Compstall fete on Saturday 6 July.

·         There would be a 3 day celebration event on 5/6/7 July to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Rose Hill Station.

·         St Paul’s Compstall summer fete would be held on Saturday 13July.

·         A ‘Climate Crisis in Marple’ event organised by MESS would be held on Saturday 29 September.

·         Tour of Britain cycle race is coming to Greater Manchester and would be going through parts of Stockport on 14th September. The Chair confirmed that this would be at no financial cost to the borough.

·         The Chair paid tribute to representatives of Mellor and Rose Hill primary schools who had participated in the ‘One Voice’ event held in May.

·         Thanks were extended to a local resident for his work clearing and tidying at Dan Bank.

·         There were currently three live consultations on the Council Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.(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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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to submit questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters relating to the powers and duties of the Area Committee subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

One question was submitted relating to the firing of a 25lb Field Gun at the Marple Carnival.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to report to a future meeting of the Area Committee explaining the decision making process for the granting of permission for the firing of the 25lb Field Gun at the Marple Carnival.

6.(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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Minutes:

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:-

·         Residents and land owners on Wybersely Road had now all received letters requesting that the cutback overgrown vegetation.

·         Thanks were extended to all those Councillors, officers and residents who had participated in the Great British Spring Clean.

·         The passage between Mandalay Gardens and Flaggwood Avenue – removal of a large amount of vegetation, flytipped rubbish and litter.

·         A litter and conditions survey around Marple District Centre was being carried out each month.

·         The Community Payback Team had undertaken works of Middlewood Way.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(v)

Open Forum - Proposals to Improve Air Quality for Greater Manchester pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration will attend the meeting and make a presentation.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) and attended the meeting to make a presentation in respect to proposals to improve air quality in Greater Manchester.

 

The representative of the Corporate Director answered questions from Councillors and members of the public.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and members of the public be encouraged to respond to the consultation which closed on 30th June 2019.

6.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding -MESS pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application from the Marple, Mellor and Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy Group.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) for funding on behalf of the Marple, Mellor and Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy Group to support a promotional event.

 

RESOLVED - That given the number of applications on the agenda for consideration and the amount remaining in the Area Flexibility Fund, the Area Committee delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive authority to make a grant in consultation with the Chair and the Vice Chair.

6.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park pdf icon PDF 611 KB

To consider an application from the Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) for funding on behalf of the Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park for funding towards the erection of a notice board at the entrance to the park.

 

RESOLVED - That given the number of applications on the agenda for consideration and the amount remaining in the Area Flexibility Fund, the Area Committee delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive authority to make a grant in consultation with the Chair and the Vice Chair.

 

6.(viii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Stockport Canal Boat Trust/New Horizons pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To consider an application from the Stockport Canal Boat Trust/New Horizons.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) for funding on behalf of Stockport Canal Boat Trust/New Horizons to support the bring Santa to Marple event.

 

RESOLVED - That given the number of applications on the agenda for consideration and the amount remaining in the Area Flexibility Fund, the Area Committee delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive authority to make a grant in consultation with the Chair and the Vice Chair.

 

6.(ix)

Area Flexibility Funding - Friends of Oldknow's Lime Kilns (FOLK) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider an application from the Friends of Oldknow’s Lime Kilns.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) for funding on behalf of the Friends of Oldknow’s Lime Kilns to support a number of local promotional events.

 

RESOLVED - That given the number of applications on the agenda for consideration and the amount remaining in the Area Flexibility Fund, the Area Committee delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive authority to make a grant in consultation with the Chair and the Vice Chair.

 

6.(x)

Area Flexibility Funding - Friends of Rose Hill Station pdf icon PDF 635 KB

To consider an application from the Friends of Rose Hill Station.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) for funding on behalf of the Friends of Rosehill Station to support a promotional event.

 

RESOLVED - That given the number of applications on the agenda for consideration and the amount remaining in the Area Flexibility Fund, the Area Committee delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive authority to make a grant in consultation with the Chair and the Vice Chair.

 

6.(xi)

Area Flexibility Funding - High Lane Residents Association pdf icon PDF 589 KB

To consider an application from the High Lane Residents Association.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) for funding on behalf of High Lane Residents Association for the purchase and provision of planting and seating on Middlewood Way.

 

RESOLVED - That given the number of applications on the agenda for consideration and the amount remaining in the Area Flexibility Fund, the Area Committee delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive authority to make a grant in consultation with the Chair and the Vice Chair.

 

7.

Ridge Road

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 on site with officers and residents and that he would provide an update to a future meeting of the Area Committee at an appropriate time.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to make appointments to outside bodies.

 

The Area Committee are requested to make appointments to outside bodies.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requested the Area Committee to make nominations to Outside Bodies.

 

RESOLVED - That the following nominations be approved:-

 

BridgeAlmsHouseandSickNursingHome:

-     Councillor Colin MacAlister

 

Marple SeniorCitizens'HallManagement Committee:

-     Councillors Malcolm Allanand Becky Senior

 

9.

Nomination of Ward Spokesperson pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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

 

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

 

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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to nominate traffic ward spokespersons.

 

RESOLVED – That  the following appointments be approved:-

 

Marple North – Councillor Becky Senior

Marple South and High Lane – Councillor Colin MacAlister

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 77 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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 submit a report to a future meeting providing an update on the

Town Centre Project and how the review into District Centres will impact on Marple.

11.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 39 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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Minutes:

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 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).

11.(i)

DC/071864 - Marple Cottage Surgery, 50 Church Street, Marple, Stockport, SK6 6BW pdf icon PDF 105 KB

In connection with entrance extension and internal reconfiguration at Marple Cottage Surgery, 50 Church Street, Marple.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 071864 for entrance extension and internal reconfiguration at Marple Cottage Surgery,

 

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

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

 

 

11.(ii)

DC/071877 - 211 Buxton Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 6NA pdf icon PDF 158 KB

In connection with redevelopment of existing site to provide one detached single storey dwelling at 211 Buxton Lane, Hazel Grove.

 

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

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no.071877 for redevelopment of existing site to provide one detached single storey dwelling at 211 Buxton Road, Hazel Grove,

 

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.

11.(iii)

DC/072436 - 114 Strines Road, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7DU pdf icon PDF 106 KB

In connection with two storey side extension and new front porch at 114, Strines Road, Marple.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 072436 for two storey side extension and new front porch at 114 Strines Road, Marple, it was

 

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

11.(iv)

DC/072741 - 44 Ley Lane, Marple Bridge, Stockport, SK6 5DD pdf icon PDF 104 KB

In connection with single storey rear extension at 44 Ley Lane, Marple Bridge.

 

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

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 072741 for single storey rear extension at 44 Ley Lane, Marple Bridge,

 

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.

12.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 46 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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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.

13.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - High Lane Park Car Park pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

The report requests the Area Committee to consider installing a footway along the central grass verge and two painted crossing points at either side of the grass verge to create separate and segregated pedestrian access from the existing footway at the Park entrance to the existing footway/cycle route in the Park.

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

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 scheme in High Lane Park Car Park.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of the report be deferred to enable the ward spokesperson to consult further with the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

14.

AFF - Brass Bands of Marple pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider an application from the Brass Bands of Marple.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) for funding on behalf of the Brass Bands of Marple requesting funding to help maintain the Band Rooms.

 

RESOLVED - That given the number of applications on the agenda for consideration and the amount remaining in the Area Flexibility Fund, the Area Committee delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive authority to make a grant in consultation with the Chair and the Vice Chair.