Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 12th April, 2017 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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 8 March 2017 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 may have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting:-

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

Geoff Abell

 

Agenda item 4(vi) ‘ Area Flexibility Funding – Friends of Rosehill Station’ as a member of the Friends of Rosehill Station. Councillor Abell left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

Malcom Allan

Agenda item 4(vi) ‘ Area Flexibility Funding – Friends of Rosehill Station’ as a member of the Friends of Rosehill Station. Councillor Abell left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

Annette Finnie

Agenda item 9 ‘Application for Park Use – Brabyns Park Carnival 10k Run’ as a member of Marple Runners and as a member of the Friends of Brabyns Park. Councillor Finnie left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this 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

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

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Minutes:

The Chair expressed condolences to all those affected by the attack at Westminster and thanks all the emergency services for their response. He further highlighted a number of local events over the course of the Easter bank holiday including a skate park celebration event on Easter Monday in Marple Memorial Park and an Open Day at New Horizons Mooring on the 16th and 17th April from 10.30am to 4pm. Finally, a St Georges’ Day parade would be held in Marple on the 23rd April commencing at 2.30pm from the Memorial Park.

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 subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

One question was submitted relating to road safety on Hibbert Lane and Upper Hibbert Lane.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to investigate the concerns raised in respect to road safety on Hibbert Lane and Upper Hibbert Lane and submit a report to a future meeting 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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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement matters in the Marple Area Committee area.

 

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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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding - Friends of Rosehill Station pdf icon PDF 825 KB

To consider an application for Area Flexibility Funding submitted by the Friends of Rosehill Station.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an Area Flexibility Funding application (copies of which had been circulated) on behalf of the Friends of Rosehill Station requesting funding towards the purchase of posters to promote the better use of the station and to encourage more volunteers.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to make  a grant of £150 to the Friends of Rosehill Station towards the purchase of posters to promote the better use of the station and to encourage more volunteers.

 

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 42 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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One development application 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 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 preserve printing costs and preserve natural resources, the schedule of plans is not reproduced within these minutes. A copy of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon the payment of the Council’s reasonable copying charges.)

5.(i)

DC064157 - Hillside Farm pdf icon PDF 128 KB

In connection with extension to Livestock Shed at Hillside Farm, Sandhill Lane, Marple Bridge.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 064157 for extension to Livestock Shed at Hillside Farm, Sandhill Lane, Marple Bridge, it was

 

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

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 60 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: Joy Morton, 0161 474 3217, joy.morton@stockport.gov.uk

 

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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 and informal hearings and progress on authorised enforcement action.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Brownfield First pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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

 

The report was presented to Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee on 2nd March 2017. It was agreed that this report would be circulated to all area committees together with an update in respect of this ongoing work.

 

The Area Committee are invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Emma Curle on Tel: 474 3542 or email: emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) providing members with information and the opportunity to comment on the policy for using Brownfield sites for development where possible.

 

Councillors welcomed the report but expressed disappointed that no officer had attended to present it and answer questions. Councillors requested further information in respect to the definition of a “deliverable site” as quoted in section 1.2 of the report, what is meant by “Council led intervention” and the refresh of the Council’s Mill Strategy.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and comments be noted.

8.

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) Complementary and Mitigation Measures (CMM) for A6/Windlehurst Road Junction pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report provides information to the Area Committee prior to seeking Executive approval for modifications to the junction of the A6 Buxton Road and Windlehurst Road to improve its capacity, as part of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) Complementary and Mitigation Measures (CMM) for High Lane and Hazel Grove.

 

The Area Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

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

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) consulting the Area Committee on proposals for modifications to the junction of the A6 Buxton Road to Windlehurst Road to improve its capacity, as part of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) Complementary and Mitigation Measures for (CMM) for High Lane and Hazel Grove.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the Corporate Director for Place Management be requested to write to members of the Area Committee explaining what consultation had been undertaken with Middlewood View.

9.

Application for Park Use - Brabyns Park Carnival 10k Run pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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

 

The report outlines an application from Marple Runners who have applied to use Brabyns Park to start and finish their Carnival 10k run on Sunday 18th June 2017 between the hours of 10.00am 12.30pm, accessing the site from 7.00am - 1.00pm to set and close down.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 218 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider an application from Marple Runners to use Brabyns Park to start and finish their Carnival 10k on Sunday 18 June 2017 between 10am and 2pm with access from the site between 7am and 1pm.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Marple Runners to use Brabyns Park to start and finish their Carnival 10k on Sunday 18 June 2017 between 10am and 2pm with access from the site between 7am and 1pm be approved.

10.

Funding of Boroughwide Events pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to give consideration to proposals for alternative arrangements for the funding of those ward flexibility fund applications for boroughwide events.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on the proposed arrangements.

 

Officer contact: Craig Ainsworth on 0161 474 3204 or email: craig.ainsworth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider a number of options for dealing with applications for Ward Flexibility Funding which relate to borough wide events.

 

Councillors discussed the options detailed in the report and supported the principle of having a fund for dealing with borough wide applications. However, there was no consensus in respect to how to create the fund with a number of Councillors supporting top slicing 10% off the Area Flexibility Fund for each ward and other Councillors proposing that the budget be taken from the Council’s reserves. The Committee agreed that the decisions should be made by a cross party committee of Councillors rather that the Executive Councillor (Reform and Governance).

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the views of the Area Committee be shared with the Executive Councillor (Reform and Governance).

 

 

11.

Marple South Ward : Change of Name

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Tom Dowse.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Tom Dowse.

 

Councillor Tom Dowse requested that the Area Committee ask the Chief Executive to undertake a consultation with the Marple South ward residents seeking their opinion on a proposed change to the ward name to the ‘Marple South and High Lane’ ward.

 

RESOLVED – That the Chief Executive be requested to undertake a consultation with the Marple South ward residents seeking their opinion on a proposed change to the ward name to the ‘Marple South and High Lane’ ward and to submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee outlining the results of that consultation.

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 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: 474 3206 or email:  stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

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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 on Area Flexibility Funding.

Councillor Malcolm Allan provided an update in respect to Manor Hill Road.

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

13.

Marple Ridge Quarry- Community Right to Bid pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to make a formal decision on the nomination and whether under the terms of the Community Right to Bid it is an asset of community value or not, and the rationale for reaching that decision.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider an application to list Marple Ridge Quarry as an Asset of Community Value.

 

RESOLVED – That Marple Ridge Quarry be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

14.

Amendment of the Parking Tariffs in Town Street and Longhust Lane Car Parks pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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

 

The report provides a summary of the parking issues in Marple Bridge and provides recommendation(s) to be implemented with immediate effect.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to approve the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Adam Forbes on Tel :474 3680 or email: adam.forbes@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing a summary of parking issues in Marple Bridge including recommendations to be implemented with immediate effect.

 

RESOLVED - That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the co-chairs be authorised to approve the proposed tariff change in Town Street and Longhurst Lane and that the Corporate Director investigate further the possibility of providing parent & child parking in the Brabyns Brow car park as opposed to disabled bays.