Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Council Meeting
Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they may have in any of the items on the Summons 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 interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Colin MacAlister

Summons Item 3 – ‘Greater Manchester 2040 Transport Delivery Plan and Stockport District Local Implementation Plan’ as the holder of a minibus licence

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Tom Morrison and Lisa Walker

Summons Item 2 – ‘Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’ by virtue of their employment.

 

Councillors Morrison and Walker took no part in the discussion or vote on this item

 

2.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework pdf icon PDF 614 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.

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The Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution (Councillor Elise Wilson) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out background information in relation to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and why it was being produced as well as detailing the strategic context in which the plan sat.  The report explored the proposals in a Stockport context, in particular having regard to the need to proceed with the provision of an updated planning framework to support inclusive and sustainable growth.

 

The Leader of the Council then requested that the Council Meeting give consideration to the adjournment of proceedings with a view to bringing forward revised proposals, having reflected on additional comments and representations made by opposition groups in advance of this meeting.  It was stated that any such revised proposals would be laid before meetings of the Development Plan Working Party and the Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee in advance of the Council Meeting being reconvened to determine the matter.

3.

Adjournment

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At 6.43 pm it was

 

RESOLVED – (37 for, 26 against) That the meeting be adjourned.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6.00 pm on 3 December 2020.

4.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (continued)

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MOVED AND SECONDED – That, subject to the amendments set out in section 11 of the report and in so far as the matter relates to non-executive functions of the Council, the Council Meeting:-

 

(1) Approve the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020, including strategic site allocations and Green Belt boundary amendments, and reference to the potential use of compulsory purchase powers to assist with site assembly, and the supporting background documents, for publication pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations for a period for representations of 8 weeks to commence as soon as is practicable after decisions to proceed have been taken by all 10 GM Authorities;

 

(2) Approve the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 for submission to the Secretary of State for examination following the period for representations;

 

(3) Delegates to the Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate Director for Place) authority to approve the relevant Statement(s) of Common Ground required pursuant to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019; and

 

(4) Delegates authority to the Lead Chief Executive, Housing, Homelessness and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Portfolio Leader for Housing, Homelessness and Infrastructure to make minor or non-material amendments to the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and background documents prior to their publication.

 

The Council Meeting then proceeded to debate motion.

5.

Duration of the Meeting - Council Meeting Procedure Rule 9.1

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At this stage in the proceedings (being four hours since the commencement of the meeting) the Mayor informed the Council Meeting that the provisions of Council Meeting Procedure Rule 9.1 (Duration of Meeting) would be invoked unless the Council Meeting wished the meeting to continue.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED - That, notwithstanding the provisions of Council Meeting Procedure Rule 9, the meeting continue to deal with the remaining business on the Summons.

6.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (continued)

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Upon the motion being put to the vote:-

 

For the motion 26, against 35.

 

MOTION NOT CARRIED

 

A named vote was requested in relation to the voting on this motion, and the voting was recorded as follows:-

 

The councillors who voted for the motion were The Mayor; and Councillors Sheila Bailey, Laura Booth, Kate Butler, Laura Clingan, Becky Crawford, Dickie Davies, Roy Driver, Colin Foster, Yvonne Guariento, Philip Harding, Tom McGee, David Meller, Janet Mobbs, Amanda Peers, Dena Ryness, David Sedgwick, Andy Sorton, Charlie Stewart, John Taylor, Kerry Waters, Jude Wells, Wendy Wild, David Wilson, Elise Wilson and Matt Wynn.

 

The councillors who voted against the motion were The Deputy Mayor; and Councillors Malcolm Allan, Lou Ankers, Paul Ankers. Brian Bagnall, Grace Baynham, Anna Charles-Jones, Angie Clark, Christine Corris, Stuart Corris, Will Dawson, Tom Dowse, Helen Foster-Grime, Charles Gibson, Graham Greenhalgh, Steve Gribbon, Keith Holloway, Linda Holt, Mark Hunter, Mike Hurleston, Colin MacAlister, Carole McCann, John McGahan, Wendy Meikle, Adrian Nottingham, John Pantall, Iain Roberts, Mark Roberts, Becky Senior, Lisa Smart, Aron Thornley, Alanna Vine, Mark Weldon, John Wright, and Suzanne Wyatt.

7.

Greater Manchester 2040 Transport Delivery Plan and Stockport District Local Implementation Plan pdf icon PDF 328 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.

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The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration (Councillor David Meller) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details of the content and publication arrangements for the refreshed Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040, Our Five Year Delivery Plan (2020-2025) and Local Implementation Plans.

 

RESOLVED - (1) That the refreshed Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 and the final version of Our Five-Year Delivery Plan be endorsed for approval by GMCA and publication.

 

(2) That approval be given the publication of the supporting Local Implementation Plan as an appendix to Our Five-Year Delivery Plan, acknowledging that these are “live” documents and will be subject to regular review and update as appropriate.

8.

Adoption of Addendum to the Stockport Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2015 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.

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The Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance (Councillor Tom McGee) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a proposed addendum to the Stockport Statement of Community Involvement which detailed how the Council would engage local communities and other interested parties in producing its Local Plan and determining planning application.  The addendum was necessary to deal with the constraints on undertaking community involvement which arise from the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the adoption of the Addendum to the Stockport Statement of Community Involvement (2015) as detailed in the report.