Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council meeting.

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Minutes:

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

Councillor Colin MacAlister in the Chair

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council meeting.

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Minutes:

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

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2020 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 March 2020 were approved as a correct record.

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 they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Malcolm Allan

Agenda Item 6(v) – ‘Ward Flexibility Funding – Friends of Brabyn's Park’ as a volunteer on behalf of the Friends of Brabyns Park.

 

Agenda Item 8 – Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices as a Director of the Wharf Initiative.

 

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

Tom Dowse

Plan no. DC076125 for the erection of an agricultural barn for the storage of winter bedding (straw) as a friend of the applicant.

 

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

 

Aron Thornley

Agenda Item 7(ii) - Plan no. DC076427 for the erection of a two storey rear extension, a single storey side extension and an increase in ridge height and roof lights as a friend of the applicant.

 

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

 

 

 

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 on behalf of the Area Committee –

 

·         Stated that the Marple Area Committee wanted to stand in solidarity with the BAME community both locally and around the world whose voices are not being heard and would like the younger generation within the Marple area to grow up without those additional racism barriers. The Area Committee would like to pledge to work towards those goals with the decisions made as an Area Committee.

 

·         Thanked the local community in Marple for their response to Covid-19 including friends and key workers for supporting the community and each other during the period of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

·         Thanked everyone in the community involved in saving the 375 bus service through petitioning, emails and attending meetings.

 

·         Informed the Marple residents that the consultation for the Marple pool has now been completed and a report was being prepared and would be monitored by the Marple Area Committee.

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 via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

 

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Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

6.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(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 Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Inspector Shaun Flavell attended the meeting and provided an update on the police activity in the Marple area.

 

The Committee raised the following concerns: -

 

·         Unruly behaviour and camping in a park relating to Covid-19 in the area;

·         Taking of drugs and drug dealing;

·         Breakings and burglaries;

·         Bonfires (Quarry car park) and fires being set in the vicinity of the Rugby Club

·         Speeding cars and illegal and obstructive parking

·         Community Speed Watch Programme (South Meadway & Meadway and Strines Road)

·         Neighbourhood Watch

·         Average Speed cameras

 

Inspector Flavell responded to the concerns and reassured the Committee that the issues raised would be looked into.

 

The GMP were thanked for the ongoing work in the Marple area during the Covid-19 pandemic and also the visibility of the officers across the area. Thanks was also expressed for the response to domestic violence in the Marple area during the pandemic.

 

RESOLVED – That Inspector Flavell be thanked for his attendance.

 

6.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Brabyns Park pdf icon PDF 870 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Friends of Brabyns Park for a grant of £1000 towards the cost of refurbishing the viewing platform and re-siting the commemorative bronze plaque that was installed in 2008 as part of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application received on behalf of the ‘Friends of Brabyns Park’ for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of refurbishing the viewing platform and re-siting the commemorative bronze plaque that was installed in 2008 as part of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from the ‘Friends of Brabyns Park’ for a grant of £1,000 (£500 from the Marple North Ward and £500 from the Marple South Ward allocations) from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of refurbishing the viewing platform and re-siting the commemorative bronze plaque that was installed in 2008 as part of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.

7.

Development Applications

To consider a report of the Service Director (Place Development).

 

(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 Service Director (Place Development) on any planning issues relevant to the Marple Area Committee 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 & 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/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 charges).

 

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

7.(i)

DC076452 : The Great Barn, Hollyvale, Marple Bridge, Stockport, SK6 5AS pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Erection of 1 no. stable building and 2 no. field shelters within land in the ownership of The Great Barn, Holly Vale, Marple Bridge.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Burgess, 0161 474 3659, mark.burgess@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC076452 for the erection of 1 no. stable building and 2 no. field shelters within land in the ownership of The Great Barn, Holly Vale, Marple Bridge,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application. 

 

It was then

 

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

7.(ii)

DC076125 : Beeston Park Farm, Ridge End Fold, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7EX pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Erection of an agricultural barn for the storage of winter bedding (straw).

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Burgess, 0161 474 3659, mark.burgess@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC076125 for the erection of an agricultural barn for the storage of winter bedding (straw), it was

 

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

7.(iii)

DC076427 : Meadows Farm, Hilltop Lane, Mellor, Stockport, SK6 5NG pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Erection of a two storey rear extension, a single storey side extension and an increase in ridge height and roof lights.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Mark Burgess, 0161 474 3659, mark.burgess@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC076427 for the erection of a two storey rear extension, a single storey side extension and an increase in ridge height and roof lights.

 

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

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 128 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; informal hearings for planning appeals and enforcement action within the Marple Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219, 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) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Marple Area Committee.

 

It was commented that there were no updates relating to the appeals that had been lodged for the Garden House and Marple Wharf and that an update would be provided to the Area Committee with any new developments.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Highways Maintenance Local Initiative Report - High Lane Park Car Park pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the proposed scheme to conduct a feasibility study concerning remarking the bays at High Lane Park car park at a cost of £1,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd, 0161 474 3332, jacky.budd@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) seeking approval for the cost of a feasibility study for the High Lane Park carpark at a cost of £1,000 to be funded by the allocated ward budget for the Marple South & High Lane Ward.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the proposed scheme to conduct a feasibility study concerning remarking the bays at High Lane Park car park at a cost of £1,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

10.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokesperson

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons for each of the wards.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration could consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

It was commented that in previous years funding had been agreed for specific schemes which have never been completed, but the funding has never been returned to the Committee’s delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons for highway and traffic issues: -

 

Marple South            - Councillor Aron Thornley

Marple North             - Councillor Becky Senior

11.

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider appointments of representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations for appointments on Outside Bodies.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which has been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to appoint representatives of the Council to local Outside Bodies.

 

RESOLVED – That the following representatives of the Council be appointed to outside bodies for 2020/2021:-

 

Bridge Alms House and Sick Nursing Home

Councillor Aron Thornley

 

Marple Senior Citizens’ Hall Management Committee

Councillor Malcolm Allan

Councillor Becky Senior

 

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 371 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

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: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206 charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager 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 Area Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That updates be requested for the following: -

 

·         Edwards Way;

·         Marple North – Illegal/obstructive parking in and around Marple Village and Etherow Park; and

·         The review of residents parking schemes.