Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 7th March, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Bramhall Village Club, Melbourne Road, Bramhall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 31 January 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 which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Brian Bagnall

Agenda Item 10 – ‘Highways Maintenance Delegated Budget Scheme – Bramhall Park Road’ as a resident of Bramhall Park Road.

 

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:

Councillor McGahan reported that Lord Davies of Coity had passed away on Monday, 4 March 2019.  Lord Davies was the son of a miner, born in 1935 in South Wales and was elected the General Secretary of the USDAW trade union in 1986.  Lord Davies had lived in Bramhall for 40 years.

 

Members of the area committee observed a minutes’ silence as a mark of respect to the memory of Lord Davies.

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Minutes:

PC Karl Cummings (Greater Manchester Police) attended the meeting to answer questions from councillors and members of the public in relation to Neighbourhood Policing issues within the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South area.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was reported that the area continued to experience burglaries where thieves had targeted high-value vehicles.  Greater Manchester Police were running Operation Amberley to tackle this issue which had resulted in the arrest of five offenders from different parts of the Borough.

·         There had been reports of anti-social behaviour in Cheadle Hulme and work was taking place with local schools to address this.

·         The police were distributing material to local schools in relation to knife crime.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the difficulties in apprehending perpetrators of vehicle crime.

·         It was confirmed that police in Stockport attended every reported burglary and provided target hardening advice to residents.

 

RESOLVED – That PC Cummings be thanked for his attendance.

4.(iii)

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.

4.(iv)

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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Minutes:

Emma Warrington (Public Realm Inspector) attended the meeting to report on current issues and to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to environmental and highways issues within the area represented by the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was commented that the roadworks on Station Road, Cheadle Hulme seemed to be running behind schedule, and it was requested that information relating to the progression of these works be circulated to ward councillors.

·         It was requested that officers liaise with Network Rail to address the longstanding issue of water dripping from the railway bridge onto the footway below.

·         The Council had been successful in increasing the number of contractors who repaired damage caused to grass verges by their vehicles during construction works.

 

RESOLVED – That Emma Warrington be thanked for her attendance.

5.

Highways Maintenance Delegated Budget Scheme - Bramhall Park Road pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to install 60 wooden bollards on Bramhall Park Road from its junction with Low Wood Close to Linney Road.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the above scheme at a cost of £4,800 to be funded form the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation).

 

Officer Contact: Chris Pollitt on Tel: 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@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) detailing a proposal to install 60 wooden bollards on Bramhall Park Road from its junction with Low Wood Close to Linney Road.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the installation of 60 wooden bollards on Bramhall Park Road from its junction with Low Wood Close to Linney Road at a cost of £4,800 to be funded form the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation).

6.

Community Engagement (continued)

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6.(i)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(ii)

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 organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

7.

Library Service Update pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider a report of the Head of Libraries.

 

The report details the changes to library opening hours and core staffed hours due to be implemented on 1 April 2019, following the installation of open library self-service technology (Open+), at both Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme Libraries.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Janet Wood on 0161 474 4443 or email: janet.wood@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

Denise Rankin and Martin Roberts attended the meeting and presented a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing changes to library opening hours and core staffed hours that were due to be implemented on 1 April 2019, following the installation of open library self-service technology (Open+), at both Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme Libraries.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         The proposed changes were broadly welcomed as means of ensuring that the Council maintained a viable library presence in the community.

·         Feedback received from the operation of the Open+ service at Bramhall Library had been overwhelmingly positive.

·         Bramhall Library would be holding an open day on 3 April 2019 between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm and Cheadle Hulme Library on 20 March between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm for residents to find out more about the Open+ system.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Community Engagement (continued)

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8.(i)

Ward Flexibility Funding - First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School pdf icon PDF 931 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £1,000 (£500 from this area committee’s allocation) from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of a summer house and small shed.

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Minutes:

Helen Muggeridge attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School for a grant from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of a summer house and small shed.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £500 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School towards the cost of a summer house and small shed.

8.(ii)

Ward Flexibility Budget - Rotary Club of Bramhall and Woodford pdf icon PDF 867 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £1,500* from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of the annual Duck Race and Family Fun Day.

 

*NOTE: The Guidance on the use of the fund states that grants of over £1,000 will not ordinarily be made.

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Minutes:

Michael Lacey attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of the Rotary Club of Bramhall and Woodford for a grant from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of the annual Duck Race and Family Fun Day.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £1,500 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£482 from the Bramhall North ward allocation; £778 from the Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation; and £250 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to the Rotary Club of Bramhall and Woodford towards the cost of the annual Duck Race and Family Fun Day.

8.(iii)

Ward Flexibility Fund - Friends of Carr Wood pdf icon PDF 742 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £1,000 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of equipment, benches and bulbs.

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Minutes:

Joan Tslakis and Kathryn Downs attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of the Friends of Carr Wood for a grant from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of equipment, benches and bulbs.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £1,000 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£500 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations) to the Friends of Carr Wood towards the cost of equipment, benches and bulbs.

8.(iv)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Woodford Cricket Club pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £500 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of a replacement changing room facility.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of Woodford Cricket Club for a grant from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of a replacement changing room facility.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £600 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£500 from the Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation and £100 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to Woodford Cricket Club towards the cost of a replacement changing room facility.

8.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Oak Meadow Focus Group pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To consider an application for a grant of £1,000 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of a replacement noticeboard.

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Minutes:

Joyce Buxton attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of Oak Meadow Focus Group for a grant from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of a new noticeboard.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £1,000 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to the Oak Meadow Focus Group towards the cost of a new noticeboard.

9.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & 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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South 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 approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

9.(i)

DC071234 - Southwold, Wilmslow Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Demolition of existing garage and outbuildings. Erection of new two-storey side extension and single storey rear extension. Additional roof lights and new windows to rear elevations. Proposed outbuilding to the rear.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Callum Coyne on 0161 474 1985 or email: callum.coyne@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC071234 for the demolition of existing garage and outbuildings; the erection of new two-storey side extension and single storey rear extension; additional roof lights and new windows to rear elevations; and proposed outbuilding to the rear at Southwold, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, it was

 

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

9.(ii)

DC071860 - 123 Moss Lane, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two pairs of semi-detached houses (Resubmission and revision of DC070508 to include garden rooms and a garage to plot 1).

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Nancy Thynne on 0161 474 3652 or email: nancy.thynne@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC071860  for the demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two pairs of semi-detached houses (resubmission and revision of DC070508 to include garden rooms and a garage to plot 1) at 123 Moss Lane, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (1) That planning permission be granted subject to the removal of permitted development rights and the submission of a satisfactory landscaping scheme.

 

(2) That the Local Development Framework Working Party be recommended to give consideration to making the provision of an adequate amount of amenity space a policy requirement.

9.(iii)

DC072199 - 3 Dawlish Avenue, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Single storey side and rear extension.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Anthony Smith on 474 3569 or email: anthony.smith@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration requested that the Area Committee give consideration to the withdrawal of the item from the agenda for the meeting as parties to the application had not been given appropriate notice of its consideration by the committee..

 

A member commented that there were a number of inaccuracies within the report that needed to be addressed before the report was resubmitted.  A member further expressed their disappointment that ward councillors had not been notified in advance of the meeting of the item’s intended withdrawal.

 

With the consent of the Area Committee, the item was then withdrawn.

10.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 62 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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

11.

Revision to ‘Recreational Open Space Provision and Commuted Payments’ Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’. The current Supplementary Planning Guidance provides supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrates how commuted sums will be used in maintaining and enhancing the open space assets across the borough.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to note and comment on the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

 

Officer Contacts: Sally Maguire/Vincent Mcintyre on 0161 474 2738 or email: sally.maguire@stockport.gov.uk/vincent.mcinytre@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’.  The current Supplementary Planning Guidance provided supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrated how commuted sums would be used in maintaining and enhancing open space assets across the borough.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was commented that the cost of play equipment cited within the report was prohibitively expensive, and it was queried whether the Council was achieving value for money through regular tendering exercises.

·         There had been instances in the past where developers had abrogated their maintenance responsibilities for equipment they had installed, and the burden had subsequently fallen to the Council.  It was hoped that this policy would mitigate against the potential for this to occur in the future.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

12.

Coral Road & Heathbank Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions at the junction of Coral Road & Heathbank Road in Cheadle Hulme.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal adverting of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £660 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Heathbank Road - North West side from a point 10 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Coral Road in a North Easterly direction to a point 10 metres North East of the North Easterly kerb line of Coral Road.

 

Coral Road - Both sides form the North Westerly kerb line of Heathbank Road for a distance of 10 metres in a North Westerly direction.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions at the junction of Coral Road and Heathbank Road in Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the legal adverting of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £660 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Heathbank Road - North West side from a point 10 metres South West of the South Westerly kerb line of Coral Road in a North Easterly direction to a point 10 metres North East of the North Easterly kerb line of Coral Road.

 

Coral Road - Both sides form the North Westerly kerb line of Heathbank Road for a distance of 10 metres in a North Westerly direction.

13.

Applications for the Use of Parks

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

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13.(i)

Event application - use of Bramhall Park for Praise in the Park - 9th June 2019 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The report details an application received from Churches Together in Bramhall and Woodford to hold a Praise in the Park event on the Terraces in Bramhall Park on 9 June 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Jane Bardsley on 0161 474 2279 or email: jane.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 & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application received from Churches Together in Bramhall and Woodford to hold a Praise in the Park event on the Terraces in Bramhall Park on 9 June 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

13.(ii)

Event Application - use of Lumb Lane Recreation Ground (Paws and Play in the Park) 6th May 2019 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The report details an application from I Love Bramhall and I Love Cheadle Hulme to host the 4th annual Paws and Play in the Park Event on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Jane Bardsley on 0161 474 2279 or email: jane.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 & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from I Love Bramhall and I Love Cheadle Hulme to host the fourth annual Paws and Play in the Park Event at Lumb Lane Recreation Ground on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

13.(iii)

Event application - use of Oak Meadow Park (Easter Service) - 20th April 2019 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The report details an application from Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme to hold an Easter Service on Oak Meadow Park on Saturday, 20 April 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Jane Bardsley on 0161 474 2279 or email: jane.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 & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme to hold an Easter Service on Oak Meadow Park on Saturday, 20 April 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

13.(iv)

Event Application - 'Gangsta Granny' by David Walliams Outdoor Theatre Production - Sunday ,25 August pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To consider an application from Stockport’s Museum Service to hold an outdoor theatre production of Gangsta Granny on Sunday, 25 August 2019 at Bramhall Park.

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Minutes:

(NOTE: the Chair was of the opinion that this item, although not included on the agenda, should be considered as a matter of urgency in accordance with Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 in order that the Area Committee could give consideration to the application for the use of Bramhall Park prior to the expiration of an option period for the additional date for the production).

 

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Stockport’s Museum Service to hold an outdoor theatre production of ‘Gangsta Granny’ on Sunday, 25 August 2019 at Bramhall Park.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

14.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 126 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 on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress on decisions taken by the Area Committee since the last meeting and the current position on the Area Flexibility and the Delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair, be authorised to determine three applications for Ward Flexibility Funding as follows:-

 

(i)         from ‘I Love Bramhall & I Love Cheadle Hulme’ for a Paws in the Park event.

(ii)        from Bramhall together Trust for the Bramhall Festival; and

(iii)       from ‘The Mill Bramhall’ for works to new premises for the organisation.