Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

Note: In the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching our live webcast of the meeting. You can do so following the directions above, or by clicking on View the Webcast below. 


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2021 be signed.

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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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Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

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Community Engagement

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Chair's Announcements

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

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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

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

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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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Ward Flexibility Funding - Marple Bridge Association pdf icon PDF 563 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Marple Bridge Association for a grant of £500 (£250 from each ward) towards the cost of the overhaul of the Peace Garden and to keep the Marple Bridge Association financially stable until it can start holding events again and generating money.

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Development Applications

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



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.



To consider the remaining development applications.



To consider consultations (if any) received by the Service Director (Place Development) on any planning issues relevant to the Werneth area.


The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-

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DC075491 : Former Compstall Printworks, Andrew Street, Compstall, Stockport, SK6 5HN pdf icon PDF 626 KB

Demolition (in part) of the former Compstall Printworks and construction of 18 no. dwelling houses and 14 no. apartments with associated car parking and landscaping.


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


Officer contact: Mark Burgess, 0161 474 3659,

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Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider a report of the Service Director (Legal and Democratic Services).


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,

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One Stockport Borough Plan pdf icon PDF 379 KB

To consider a joint report of the Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Devolution and the Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.


This report covers how partners across Stockport have approached the development of a shared borough plan, including an overview of the insight which has informed the development of the priorities, and introduces a draft borough plan for scrutiny comment and consideration. The draft plan is being shared with all scrutiny committees and comment is invited on the whole plan however to support discussions Table 1 indicates where borough plan priorities more directly relate to the remit of this committee. The draft plan is also accompanied by a full engagement report (Appendix 1) and an equality impact assessment (Appendix 2).


The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email:

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Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 350 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance)


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

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The Iron Bridge Brabyns Park

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Malcolm Allan.


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