Agenda and minutes

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

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

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 26 September 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 interest which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Mark Hunter and Alanna Vine

Agenda Item 8(i) – ‘Application for the Use of Bramhall Park – Outdoor Theatre Summer 2020’ as members of the Friends of Bramall Hall and Park.

 

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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The Chair announced that the annual ‘Light Up Bramhall’ event was due to be held on Sunday, 1 December 2019 between 12 noon and 6.00 pm.

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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The Chair reported that representatives of Greater Manchester Police had been unable to attend the meeting on this occasion.

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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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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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:-

 

·         Members requested that the thanks of the Area Committee be passed onto those volunteers that had undertaken a litter pick on Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme.

·         It was requested that further information relating to the Council’s own litter collection schedule along Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme, with particular reference to the area in front of the parade of shops, be circulated to ward councillors.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the accumulation of leaves on the highway that were reducing the effectiveness of otherwise free running gullies during wet weather and it was queried what priority was given to leaf clearance in the autumn months.

·         Residents had previously reported difficulty for vehicles exiting onto Turves Road from Chedlee Drive due to parked vehicles on and around the junction.  It was stated that while parking enforcement officers had visited the location on one occasion, this had not provided a long-term solution to the problem.

·         It was requested that leaf clearance and vegetation removal be undertaken in and around the vicinity of war memorials in the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South area in advance of the forthcoming Remembrance Sunday services.

 

RESOLVED – That Emma Warrington be thanked for her attendance.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(vi)

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 Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Walk Ride The Cheadles pdf icon PDF 489 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of Walk Ride The Cheadles for a grant of £1,366 (£297 from this Area Committee) towards the cost of promotional materials and insurance.

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Mr Rob George attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of ‘Walk Ride The Cheadles’ for Area Flexibility Funding towards the cost of promotional materials and insurance.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from ‘Walk Ride The Cheadles’ for a grant of £297 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) towards the cost of promotional materials and insurance.

5.

Applications for the Use of Parks

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

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5.(i)

Application for the Use of Bramhall Park - Outdoor Theatre Summer 2020 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

The report details applications for the use of Bramhall Park during Summer 2020 for an ‘Outdoor Theatre Park’.  These are Illyria production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' by William Shakespeare and Heartbreak production of two performances of 'Mr Stink' by David Walliams.

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the applications.

 

Officer contact: Alison Farthing on 0161 474 4469 or email; alison.farthing@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Bramall Hall to hold outdoor theatre productions at Bramhall Park as follows:-

 

·         ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Illyria Productions on Friday, 26 June 2020.

·         ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams by Heartbreak Theatre Productions on Sunday, 26 July 2020 and Sunday, August 30, 2020.

 

A discussion took place in relation to the proposed use of the Archery Lawn for overspill parking for the events.  In response, it was stated that requests for the use of the lawn for parking were limited to no more than six per year, and that in practice the number of vehicles using the facility had been relatively small.  It was stated that the use of the lawn for parking had not resulted in any visible damage.

 

RESOLVED – That the applications be granted subject to the organiser producing the appropriate papers including an event plan, traffic management plan, health and safety documentation, licenses and insurances.

5.(ii)

Application for the use of Oak Meadow - Carols in the Park - 21 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

The report details an application to hold a Carols in the Park event at Oak Meadow Park on Saturday, 21 December 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3322 or email: jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

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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 a Carols in the Park event at Oak Meadow Park on Saturday, 21 December 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted subject to the organiser producing the appropriate papers including health and safety documentation, licenses and insurances, and the payment of any fees.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 64 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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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 for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC074034 - 26 Ashley Drive, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Proposed single storey side and rear wrap around extension with full rear dormer and installation of two roof lights to the front roofslope.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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

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In respect of plan no. DC074034 for a single storey side and rear wrap around extension with full rear dormer and installation of two roof lights to the front roofslope at 26 Ashley Drive, Bramhall,

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(ii)

DC074037 - 1 Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Residential conversion of existing two storey building and demolition of outbuildings adjacent together with the erection of new detached building to create 9 no. apartments (C3) including landscaping, boundary treatments and associated infrastructure

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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

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In respect of plan no. DC074037 for the residential conversion of existing two storey building and demolition of outbuildings adjacent together with the erection of new detached building to create 9 no. apartments (C3) including landscaping, boundary treatments and associated infrastructure at 1 Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme,

 

the applicant’s agent spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit to assess the proposed development in the light of pressures on parking provision within the locality.

6.(iii)

DC074426 - Rear Of 130 Heathbank Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Erection of a 4-bedroom residential dwelling and associated garage, garden office and access.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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

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In respect of plan no. DC074426 for the erection of a 4-bedroom residential dwelling and associated garage, garden office and access on land to the rear of 130 Heathbank Road, Cheadle Hulme,

 

two members of the public spoke against the application for a total of three minutes, and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit to assess the impact on the proposed development on the visual amenity of adjacent properties.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 138 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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A representative of Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration 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.

8.

Management of Highfield Road Culvert pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Stockport Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) are looking at options to manage the inspections and maintenance of a culvert in Cheadle Hulme South. Under current drainage laws, a landowner is responsible for maintaining any section of culvert (underground watercourse) that passes under their land. Consequently, surveys and repair works are conducted at a small scale and in a piecemeal fashion. This report contains a leaflet, which encourages relevant landowners to submit their opinions, via an online poll, to assess options for a joined up, collaborative approach, which should reduce costs and flood risk in the Highfield Road area.

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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 options being considered by Stockport Lead Local Flood Authority to manage the inspections and maintenance of a culvert centred around Highfield Road in Cheadle Hulme South.  

 

Under current drainage laws, a landowner was responsible for maintaining any section of culvert (underground watercourse) that passed under their land.  Consequently, surveys and repair works are conducted at a small scale and in a piecemeal fashion. The report contained a leaflet, which encouraged relevant landowners to submit their opinions, via an online poll, to assess options for a joined up, collaborative approach, which aimed reduce costs and flood risk in the Highfield Road area.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be recommended to undertake a consultation with affected residents on the basis identified within the report.

9.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 163 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, 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive 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 – That the report be noted.