Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 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.

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 Linda Holt be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Linda Holt in the Chair

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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 John McGahan be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 April 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 April 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

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

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Lisa Walker

Agenda Item 6 (vi) – ‘Open Forum - Proposals to improve air quality for Greater Manchester’ as she was employed by OVE Arup & Partners International Ltd.

 

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

 

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 reported that the Bramhall Festival was due to take place on Saturday, 29 June 2019.

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 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 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.

 

Two public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to the maintenance of land adjacent to the Stanley Green roundabout.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be requested to respond to the questioner in writing.

 

·         Relating the results of the consultation with regard to the provision of new parking restrictions on Bramley Road, Bramhall.

 

In response, it was stated that respondents to the consultation were evenly split on the proposals and that further analysis of the responses was underway to identify if there were any alternative measures that could be implemented to ameliorate the concerns of residents.

6.(iii)

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:

Inspector Rob Hawksley (Greater Manchester Police) attended the meeting to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to Neighbourhood Policing issues within the area represented by the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was noted that the number of burglaries in the area had reduced significantly and the thanks of the Area Committee were extended to the police for their sustained efforts in tackling this issue.

·         Members had received positive feedback in relation to the use of the ‘live chat’ facility on the police website as means of mitigating against long delays on the 101 non-emergency number.

·         Following a statement that the Cheadle, Gatley and Bramhall neighbourhood policing area was now considered to be fully-staffed, concern was expressed in relation to the allocation of policing resources to the Cheadle Hulme area in the light of previous assurances from the Mayor of Greater Manchester that following the council tax settlement, additional police officers would be assigned to the Stockport area.

 

RESOLVED – That Inspector Rob Hawksley be thanked for his attendance.

 

6.(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 noted that some areas of Cheadle Hulme had been omitted from the spring weedspraying schedule due to poor weather, and it was important that this did not recur in the summer.

·         The process for clearing private land of litter was discussed with particular regard to land adjacent to the former Royal Bank of Scotland in Cheadle Hulme.

·         There had been a number of complaints received by members in relation to the general standard of grass cutting in the area.

 

RESOLVED – That Emma Warrington be thanked for her attendance.

6.(v)

Petitions pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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

 

Swann Lane - The Coach House

 

To consider a petition signed by 12 signatories calling on the Council to take action to either sell the building for development or ensure regular cleaning of the site is undertaken.

 

The petition states:-

 

“The coach house on Swann Lane has sat derelict for almost 10 years and is now a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

 

“The Council are obligated to ensure that areas under their control are safe and clean and this isn't being done.

 

“It sits adjacent to a pathway used regularly as a cut through to Station Road and therefore sits at the heart of Cheadle Hulme.”

 

In response to the receipt of the petition, the Property Services Manager has produced a report which provides further information on the current status of the property and the efforts being taken by the Council to secure its redevelopment within an acceptable timescale.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the petition and the response of the Property Services Manager.

 

Officer contact: Ian Keyte 0161 217 6907 or email: ian.keyte@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

One petition was submitted signed by 12 signatories calling on the Council to take action to either sell the building for development or ensure regular cleaning of the site is undertaken.

 

The Area Committee also considered a report submitted by the Property Services Manager which provided further information on the current status of the property and the efforts being taken by the Council to secure its redevelopment within an acceptable timescale.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         While the written response of the Property Services Manager was welcomed, concern was expressed in relation to extremely slow progress that had been made in relation to the disposal of this property.

·         It was stated that progress needed to be made with extreme urgency towards a satisfactory resolution of the negotiations between the Council and Network Rail to secure the redevelopment of the site.

·         It was queried how much Network Rail was seeking in order to obtain their consent to a variation of the covenant over the site, and whether this charge was reasonable if it brought about the redevelopment of the site.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to use all reasonable efforts to urgently secure the redevelopment of the site at 33 Swann Lane, Cheadle Hulme.

 

(2) That the Chair be requested to write to the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning and Governance to requesting urgent action on the part of the Council to secure the redevelopment of the site at 33 Swann Lane, Cheadle Hulme.

6.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Holiday at Home pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider an application from Churches Together in Bramhall and Woodford for a grant of £850 from the ward flexibility budget for a ‘Holiday at Home’ scheme.

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Minutes:

David Langton attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of the Holiday at Home group for ward flexibility funding towards the cost of events for seniors in Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Woodford.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £850 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£300 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South and Woodford ward allocations and £250 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to Churches Together in Bramhall and Woodford towards the cost of a ‘Holiday at Home’ scheme.

6.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - North Park Seniors pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of North Park Seniors for a grant of £660 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of materials for monthly meetings of the Group.

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Minutes:

David Langton attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of the North Park Seniors Group for ward flexibility funding towards the cost of monthly meetings at Parkside Social Club and trips out.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £450 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation) to North Park Seniors towards the cost of materials for monthly meetings of the Group.

6.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The Big Bramhall Free Tea Party pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of ‘I Love Bramhall and I Love Cheadle Hulme’ for a grant of £1,500 towards the cost of holding ‘The Big Bramhall Free Tea Party’.

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Minutes:

Wendy Green attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of ‘I Love Bramhall and I Love Cheadle Hulme’ for ward flexibility funding towards the cost of holding ‘The Big Bramhall Free Tea Party’.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £500 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£250 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South and Woodford ward allocations) to ‘I Love Bramhall and I Love Cheadle Hulme’ towards the cost of holding ‘The Big Bramhall Free Tea Party’.

6.(ix)

Open Forum - Proposals to improve air quality for Greater Manchester pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration will attend the meeting and make a presentation about the consultation on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan proposals that the Cabinet signed up to in March 2019.

 

More information can be found at www.cleanairgm.com

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) and attended the meeting to make a presentation in respect to proposals to improve air quality in Greater Manchester.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the impact of any charging regime on charity groups operating in the area.

·         It was stated that while the current proposals stated that cars ‘were out of scope’, it was not inconceivable that once the scheme had been implemented, cars could be readily incorporated within the scope of the scheme impacting all residents in Greater Manchester.

·         The cost of introducing the ANPR camera network necessary to police the Clean Air Zone would be incredibly expensive.

·         The cost of the daily penalties for commercial vans and vehicles would ultimately be passed on to residents through increased charges for services.

·         It was important that residents and businesses were encouraged to respond to the public consultation.

·         The scheme was designed to tackle nitrous oxide emissions, however a large scale transition to petrol vehicles would result in more carbon dioxide emissions.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

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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 for Place Management & Regenerationon 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.

7.(i)

DC071837 - Distaff Farm, Woodford Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Single storey rear extension.

 

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. DC071837 for a single storey rear extension at Distaff Farm, Woodford Road, Woodford, it was

 

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

7.(ii)

DC071976 - 204 Woodford Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Single storey front extension to existing garage.

 

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. DC071976 for a single storey front extension to existing garage at 204 Woodford Road, Woodford,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the application be referred to the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee.

7.(iii)

DC073123 - 368 Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Erection of a detached dwelling (renewal of DC059877).

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC073123 for the erection of a detached dwelling (renewal of DC059877) at 368 Chester Road, Woodford, it was

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the application be referred to the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee.

8.

DC073460 - Adjoining Authority Consultation - Garden Village, Handforth pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Hybrid planning application proposing a new mixed-use settlement for the Garden Village at Handforth. It comprises two parts: (1) Outline planning application, including: demolition works (unspecified); around 1500 new homes (class C3); new employment uses (class B1 & B2); new mixed-use local (village) centre (classes A1-A5 inclusive, B1(a), C1, C2, C3, D1 & D2); new green infrastructure; and associated infrastructure. All detailed matters (appearance, means of access, landscaping, layout & scale) reserved for subsequent approval. (2) Full planning application for initial preparation and infrastructure works (IPIW), including: ground remediation, re-profiling and preparation works; highway works; drainage works; utilities works; replacement A34 bridge works: green infrastructure works; and other associated infrastructure.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on the proposed development with particular regard to:-

 

·         Highways Infrastructure (including Capacity and Highways Safety)

·         Accessibility of the site by public transport, walking and cycling

·         Community Infrastructure (including schools, doctors, dentists etc)

·         Impact on Air Quality

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle on 0161 474 3542 or email: emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC073460 for a hybrid planning application proposing a new mixed-use settlement for the Garden Village at Handforth comprising two parts:-

 

(1) Outline planning application, including: demolition works (unspecified); around 1500 new homes (class C3); new employment uses (class B1 & B2); new mixed-use local (village) centre (classes A1-A5 inclusive, B1(a), C1, C2, C3, D1 & D2); new green infrastructure; and associated infrastructure.  All detailed matters (appearance, means of access, landscaping, layout & scale) reserved for subsequent approval.

 

(2) Full planning application for initial preparation and infrastructure works (IPIW), including: ground remediation, re-profiling and preparation works; highway works; drainage works; utilities works; replacement A34 bridge works: green infrastructure works; and other associated infrastructure.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         A number of members commented that they had already made formal representations directly to Cheshire East Council in relation to this application.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the impact of the proposed development on the highway network within Stockport, and with particular regard to the A34.

·         The plans submitted as part of the development application indicated a number of secondary access points to the scheme around the curtilage of the development onto currently vacant land which indicated that this scheme represented the beginning of a much larger development of the area.

·         The affordability of the new homes built as part of this development was queried.

 

RESOLVED – That the comments of the Area Committee be incorporated into the Council’s formal response to the adjoining authority consultation.

9.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 69 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 the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of (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.

10.

Acre Lane/Moss Lane, Bramhall, Traffic Management Measures pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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

 

The Area Committee has previously given approval to a scheme to provide mitigation measures along Moss Lane and Acre Lane on 13 December 2018.  Since the approval of this report a number of communications have been received from members of the public that live adjacent to Measure No. 1, where it is proposed to install a pedestrian refuge island.  At a site meeting between Traffic Services officers, Ward Members and the residents that live adjacent to the proposed pedestrian refuge it was agreed that the island would be removed from the proposals as it may cause issues for the residents entering/ exiting their driveways.

 

In addition it was agreed that, subject to approvals, the remaining budget could be used to provide build outs at the Moss Lane/Ashley Drive junction to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians when travelling northwest/southeast along Moss Lane. 

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport approves the implementation of the measures and the legal advertising of the associated traffic regulation orders contained in Appendix B and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@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) advising that the Area Committee had previously given approval to a scheme to scheme to provide mitigation measures along Moss Lane and Acre Lane on 13 December 2018.  Since the approval of the report a number of communications have been received from members of the public that lived adjacent to Measure No. 1, where it was proposed to install a pedestrian refuge island. 

 

At a site meeting between Traffic Services officers, Ward Members and the residents that lived adjacent to the proposed pedestrian refuge it was agreed that the island would be removed from the proposals as it may cause issues for the residents entering/ exiting their driveways.

 

In addition it was agreed that, subject to approvals, the remaining budget could be used to provide build outs at the Moss Lane/Ashley Drive junction to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians when travelling northwest/ southeast along Moss Lane.

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the implementation of the measures and the legal advertising of the associated traffic regulation orders contained in Appendix B to the report and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders.

11.

Holllythorn Road/Ack Lane West, Bramhall - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 91 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’ traffic regulation orders on Hollythorn Road and Ack Lane West, Bramhall in response to concerns that the visibility to the right when exiting Hollythorn Avenue onto Ack Lane West, is often compromised by parked vehicles.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport approves the implementation of the measures and the legal advertising of the associated traffic regulation orders contained in the report, 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 £860 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4348 or email: nicola.ryan@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 a proposal to introduce ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation orders on Hollythorn Road and Ack Lane West, Bramhall in response to concerns that the visibility to the right when exiting Hollythorn Avenue onto Ack Lane West, is often compromised by parked vehicles.

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the implementation of the measures and the legal advertising of the associated traffic regulation orders contained in the report, 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 £860 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation).

12.

Turves Road (Shops), Cheadle Hulme - Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) For Disabled Bay pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce two disabled bays on the service road running parallel to Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme following a request from a local resident.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the proposals contained in the report, 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 £860 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4348 or email: nicola.ryan@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 a proposal to introduce two disabled bays on the service road running parallel to Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme following a request from a local resident.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the following scheme, 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 £860 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation):-

 

Disabled Bays (at all times)

 

Service Road (running parallel to Turves Road) - North Side – from a point 7.5 meters west of the protected building line of property number 136d for a distance of 9.5 meters in an easterly direction (2 No. bays of 2.4m wide and 4.8 length).

13.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokespersons pdf icon PDF 31 KB

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.

 

A copy of the Ward Spokesperson Protocol previously approved by the Area Committee is attached for information.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons in accordance with the Protocol.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@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.

 

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

 

Bramhall North                                 - Councillor Alanna Vine

Bramhall South & Woodford          - Councillor Brian Bagnall

Cheadle Hulme South                    - Councillor Suzanne Wyatt

14.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 94 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 Ward Delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.