Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Marple Senior Citizen's Hall

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

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

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 6 November 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 interest was declared:-

 

Personal and Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Malcolm Allan

Plan nos. DC074338 & DC074339 for the redevelopment of Marple Yard comprising the change of use and conversion of the formal canal warehouse for a mix of uses including café (Use Class A3) with shared space for heritage and visitor display/information, community meetings (Use Class D1 and ancillary gift shop on the ground floor, and wellbeing and fitness room for floor-based activities (Use Class C3) and a storage building incorporating a waterway service station, together with associated landscaping, parking and alterations to access road at the Canal & River Trust Yard, Church Street, Marple as a Director of one of the companies involved in the Planning Application.

 

Councillor Allan left the room during consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

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

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

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4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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Minutes:

The Chair announced the following: -

 

Consultations/Surveys

·         Technology Enabled Living Survey – To assist those disadvantaged to use technology to cope with everyday life. (Deadline – 16 December 2019)

·         Domestic Abuse Survey – Seeking the views of people who have either experienced domestic abuse or are aware of it. (Deadline – 17 December 2019)

·         Public Space Protection Order Consultation – An extended consultation, to stop car cruising on a number of Stockport car parks (Deadline - 19 December 2019)

·         School Admissions Policy and Whitsun School Holidays –

o   School Admissions – for specific schools, but not in any of the Marple Area Committee Wards (Deadline – 12 January 2020)

o   Whitsun School Holidays – how the Primary and Secondary Whitsun school holidays are planned for the school term. (Deadline - 12 January 2020)

 

Events

·         16 December 2019 – Santa Train arrives at Rosehill Station from 3.30pm with the Mayor of Stockport and Santa present.

·         18 December 2019 – School Choir will be singing at Marple Station for commuters from around 6.45am.

·         20 December 2019 – Marple Lime Kilns will be having a lighting up event from 5.00pm.

 

The Chair then informed the Committee that the next Marple Area Committee meeting would be held on Wednesday, 29January 2020.

 

He also reported that the General Elections would be held on Thursday, 12 December 2019 and encouraged everyone to vote.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 66 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 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 Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration 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/planning. 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).

 

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

5.(i)

DC073895 - Werneth Hall Farm, Cowlishaw Road, Romiley pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Extension of ancillary outbuilding (former barn) and conversion to dwelling.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant 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. 73895 for the extension of ancillary outbuilding (former barn) and conversion to dwelling.

 

It was

 

RESOLVED - That the planning permission be granted.

Councillor Colin MacAlister (Vice-Chair) in the chair

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5.(ii)

DC074338 & DC074339 - Canal & River Trust Yard, Church Street, Marple pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Redevelopment of Marple Yard comprising the change of use and conversion of the former canal warehouse for a mix of uses including cafe (Use Class A3) with shared space for heritage and visitor display/information, community meetings (Use Class D1) and ancillary gift shop on the ground floor, and wellbeing and fitness room for floor-based activities (Use Class D2) on the first floor, demolition of outbuildings and structures; erection of 7no. dwelling houses (Use Class C3) and a storage building incorporating a waterway service station, together with associated landscaping, parking and alterations to access road.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant 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 nos. 074338 and 074339 for the redevelopment of Marple Yard comprising the change of use and conversion of the former canal warehouse for a mix of uses including café (Use Class A3) with shared space for heritage and visitor display/information, community meetings (Use Class D1 and ancillary gift shop on the ground floor, and wellbeing and fitness room for floor-based activities (Use Class D2) on the first floor, demolition of outbuildings and structures; erection of 7 no. dwelling houses (Use Class C3) and a storage building incorporating a waterway service station, together with associated landscaping, parking and alterations to access road,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (1) That with regard to plan no. 074339 for the approval of listed building consent, planning permission be granted.

 

(2) That with regard to plan no. 074338 for full planning consent, planning permission be refused on the grounds that the proposed development would have a detrimental impact on the heritage of the local environment and conservation area as well as having a detrimental impact on the highway network through additional traffic generation which would have a further negative impact on parking in the local area.

6.

Adjournment

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Minutes:

At 7.22pm it was

 

RESOLVED – That the meeting be adjourned.

 

The meeting reconvened at 7.28pm

Councillor Malcolm Allan (Chair) in the chair

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7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 47 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 Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Marple Area Committee.

 

It was commented that it was regrettable that the Mayor of Greater Manchester was shortly due to visit The Garden House, Lakes Road, Marple that was the subject of a longstanding appeal against the undertaking of enforcement action by the Council with regard to the change of use of the site without the benefit of planning permission.

 

Following concerns expressed by members in relation to the length of time it was taking for appeals to be resolved, it was commented that there was a backlog of enforcement enquiries with the Planning Inspectorate due to a shortage of Planning Inspectors.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Community Engagement (continued)

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8.(i)

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:

No public questions were submitted.

8.(ii)

Public Realm pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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:

The Chair reported that the Public Realm Officer was unable to attend this meeting of the Area Committee, however it was stated that a summary of activities with the Public Realm service area had been circulated to members of the area committee separately.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised: -

 

·         Cycle Path – is still not complete in the vicinity of Chadkirk Chapel, with no signs as yet being erected. Signs need to be installed to indicate the cycle path and the pedestrian path to avoid any incidences.

·         Weed Spraying - Residents of High Lane, were very unhappy regarding the weed spraying on High Lane. There has since been a visit from a member of staff of Stockport Council, to discuss the issue and find a way forward.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted

8.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

8.(iv)

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:

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.

8.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - English Knights Lacrosse pdf icon PDF 407 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £600 (£150 from this Area Committee) received from English Knights Lacrosse towards the cost of the purchase of playing kit.

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Minutes:

Simon Styche attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of English Knights Lacrosse towards the cost of the purchase of playing kit.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from English Knights Lacrosse for a grant of £150 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (Marple North ward allocation) towards the cost of the purchase of playing kit.

8.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Age UK Stockport pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £1,320 (£440 from this Area Committee) received from Age UK Stockport towards the cost of facilitating community events.

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Minutes:

Bernadette Ashcroft attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of Age UK Stockport towards the cost of facilitating community events.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from Age UK Stockport for a grant of £200.20 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£115 from the Marple North ward allocation and £85.20 from the Marple South and High Lane ward allocation) towards the cost of facilitating community events.

8.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Young Caritas pdf icon PDF 481 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £450 (£50 from this Area Committee) received from Young Caritas towards the cost of holding a workshop event.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this application had been the subject of an award from the Werneth Area Committee of the full amount that had been applied for, and consequently it was requested that the Area Committee give its consent to the item’s withdrawal.

 

RESOLVED – With the consent of the Area Committee, this item was withdrawn.

8.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - High Lane Residents' Association pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £215.80 from this Area Committee received from High Lane Residents’ Association towards the cost of replacing broken broken planters, filling with good soil and planting small shrubs.

 

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Minutes:

Ian Kenna attended the meeting and submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of High Lane Residents’ Association towards the cost of replacing broken planters, filling with good soil and planting small shrubs.

 

RESOLVED – That, approval be given to an application from High Lane Residents Association for a grant of £215.80 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (Marple South and High Lane ward allocation) towards the cost of replacing broken planters, filling with good soil and planting small shrubs.

9.

Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders A555 (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road) pdf icon PDF 198 KB

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

 

The report details proposals for new traffic orders associated with proposed permanent speed limits on the recently constructed A555 and also other roads affected by the A6-MARR highway scheme (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road). The new road (A555) now links Ringway Road West within Manchester City Council’s boundary to the new section of A6 constructed east of Buxton Road in Hazel Grove.

 

Sections of the A555 and associated approach /side roads that require speed limits which differ from the three national speed limits of 30mph, 60mph and 70mph where these would be considered inappropriate will be set (or re-set on existing sections) by Stockport Council as Lead Highway Authority in order to meet the local needs and conditions.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport gives approval to the legal advertising of the package of traffic regulation orders and associated revocations detailed at Appendix A and B of the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders, to be funded from the existing budget for the A6-MARR scheme.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out proposals for new traffic orders associated with proposed permanent speed limits on the recently constructed A555 and also other roads affected by the A6-MARR highway scheme (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road). The new road (A555) now links Ringway Road West within Manchester City Council’s boundary to the new section of A6 constructed east of Buxton Road in Hazel Grove.

 

It was commented that there were a number of different speed restrictions that applied over the length of the A555 and it was suggested that consideration should be given to increasing the limit on the new stretch of road to 60mph. In response, it was stated that the proposed schedule of traffic regulation orders only sought to make permanent the existing temporary orders that had been in place since the road opened. It was further clarified that the new length of road had been built to a different design standard which meant that 50mph was the appropriate speed limit.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the package of traffic regulation orders and associated revocations detailed at Appendix A and B of the report and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders, to be funded from the existing budget for the A6-MARR scheme.

10.

Applications for the Use of Parks

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

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10.(i)

Park Use Application - Brabyns Park Adult Parkrun 2020 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

The report details an application received from Marple Parkrun to hold their free weekly Adult Parkrun at Brabyns Park from Saturday, 4 January 2020 until Saturday 30, January 2021. They will require access to the park between the hours of 8.30am – 10.00am each Saturday, with the actual run taking place from 9.00am where the runners will run along a predetermined and agreed route.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 0161 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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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) detailing an application received on behalf of Marple Parkrun for the use of Brabyns Park on Saturday, 4 January 2020 until Saturday 30 January 2021to hold their free weekly Adult Parkrun between the hours of 8.30am – 10.00am each Saturday, with the actual run taking place from 9.00am where the runners will run along a predetermined and agreed route.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

10.(ii)

Park Use Application - Brabyns Park Marple Junior Parkrun 2020 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

The report details an application received from Marple Junior Parkrun to hold their free weekly Junior Parkrun at Brabyns Park from week commencing Sunday, 5 January 2020 until Sunday, 31 January 2021. They will require access to the park between the hours of 8.00am – 9.50am each Sunday, where runners will run along a predetermined and agreed route.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 0161 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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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) detailing an application received on behalf of Marple Junior Parkrun for the use of Brabyns Park from week commencing Sunday, 5 January 2020 until Sunday 31 January 2021to hold their free weekly Junior Parkrun between the hours of 8.00am – 9.50am each Sunday, where runners will run along a predetermined and agreed route.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 193 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: Damian Eaton, 0161 474 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 on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

It was requested that: -

 

·         an update be provided with regard to the Council’s position on the provision of new residents’ permit parking schemes.

·         an update be provided with regard to the investigation into speed mitigation at the Strines Road/ Station Road/ Whitecroft junction.

·         a formal update and written papers be provided to the next Area committee meeting with regard to Minute No. 5(ii), November 2018 – Public Question Time – Work undertaken by the Council and Atkins to improve the Marple Town Centre.

·         the “timescales” be included in the report for each of the outstanding projects/schemes for future meetings.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and requests for updates be noted.