Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Marple Senior Citizen's Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 July 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 17 July 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.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Tom Dowse

Plan no. 074022 ‘Beeston Farm, Ridge End, Marple’ as the applicant was known to him. Councillor Dowse left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on the item.

 

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 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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

 

Stockport NHS Breast Service

 

To consider a briefing note from Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group in relation to the closure of the Breast Service in Stockport.

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Minutes:

The Chair made the following announcements:-

·         There were two rapid charging points for electric vehicles in the borough on Newbridge Lane and Massey Street and Councillors were pushing for more to be installed throughout the borough.

·         Contractors had now been engaged to do full designs and plans for a new swimming pool in Marple in Marple Memorial Park. Further information was available on the Life Leisure and Council website.

·         He warned on reports of scam phone calls and asked that residents be on their guard and keep a watch on elderly neighbours.

·         Sunday 8th September – a Day at the Lakes event at the Roman Lakes.

·         Friday 13th September – an event at the Plaza for people who suffer from dementia.

·         Saturday 21st September – Marple Food and Drink Festival.

·         On-going consultations : (a) Breast screening which was on-line until the 31st August and further information was included on the Area Committee agenda and (b) Stockport Town Centre West which was on the Council website until 6th September.

 

 

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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Minutes:

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.

 

Five questions were submitted as follows:-

 

a)    Two questions relating to the expansion of Ludworth Primary School and associated parking concerns

 

The Chair responded to the questions at the meeting, explaining that the Corporate, Resource Management and Governance Scrutiny Committee had considered a report, made comments on the parking concerns and that a decision would now be made by the Cabinet.

 

b)    The turning off of traffic lights in Marple

 

RESOLVED – That the issues raised by the questioner be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management for consideration and that a report be submitted to a future meeting.

 

c)    Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide a written response and that it be circulated for information to members of the Area Committee.

 

d)    2019 Poppy Appeal

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide a written response and that it be circulated for information to members of the Area Committee.

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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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that he had circulated a report provided by the Public Realm Inspector who had been unable to attend the meeting. Members discussed concerns over blocked gullies and grids which had been particularly problematic during the recent heavy rainfall. The Chair read out a statement on behalf of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration on actions taken in respect to the recent flooding.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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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Minutes:

The Chair reported that as no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements – he wanted to take the opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the Local Scrutiny Review on Community Engagement in 2017/2018. The Committee discussed a number of issues and comments were made as follows:-

 

·         The current agenda format had proved to be successful in making it clearer to members of the public could and could not participate in discussions. This format continue.

·         The e-alert had proved to be very successful and now totalled in excess of 130 recipients.

·         Webcasting of meeting continued to be popular and well received. The Area Committee regularly received the most views when compared to the other six Area Committees.

·         The running of an Area Committee Stall at the Marple Carnival and the Marple Food and Drink Festival in future years was not recommended.

·         The Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with the Chair be requested to give consideration to holding meetings of the Area Committee in alternative venues (two meetings per year).

 

RESOLVED – That the comments be noted.

4.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding

There are no funding applications to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no funding applications to consider.

5.

Park Use Application - Brabyns Park Bonfire & Fireworks Display 02.11.19 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report details an application received from Marple Guides and Scouts to hold their annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display at Brabyns Park on Saturday, 2 November 2019.


The event will run from 7.00 pm until 10.00 pm. However, the organiser will require access from 8.00 am on the 2 November 2019 to set up and will vacate the site at 10.00 am on the 3 November 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application subject to the production of appropriate papers, event plans and the payment of an administration and bond fee.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@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 consider an event application from Marple Guides and Scouts to hold their annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display at Brabyns Park on Saturday 2nd November 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Marple Guides and Scouts to hold their annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display at Brabyns Park on Saturday 2nd November 2019 be approved.

6.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 80 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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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 – That the report be noted.

7.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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

One 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 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).

7.(i)

DC074022 - Beeston Park Farm, Ridge End Fold, Marple pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Erection of an extension to a multi-use portal framed agricultural shed.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Dominic Harvey on 0161 474 3544 or email: dominic.harvey@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 074022 for erection of an extension to a multi-use portal framed agricultural shed at Beeston Park Farm, Ridge End Fold, Marple, it was

 

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

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 76 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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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.