Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 11th March, 2021 6.30 pm

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2021 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 4 February 2021 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 and Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Helen Foster-Grime

Agenda Item 4 (vii) ‘Ward Flexibility Funding- Help the Hatters’ as she was a volunteer for one of the organisations that would benefit from the allocation of a grant.

 

Councillor Foster-Grime 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)

Neighbourhood Policing

Inspector Rob Hawksley (Greater Manchester Police) will attend the meeting to provide an update on neighbourhood policing issues in the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South area.

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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 reported that burglaries had reduced across Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South and that new recruits had been added to the local policing team, who would have a particular focus on neighbourhood policing and re-starting engagement work with the local community and schools.

·         Local organisations and community projects were encouraged to apply for grants available through the redistribution of money seized from organised crime.

·         Members raised concerns about catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in the area. It was commented that, whilst these crimes were hard to prevent as the theft could be completed in a matter of minutes, there were some steps residents could take including making vehicles as inaccessible as possible by parking in or close to garages. 

·         Members raised concerns about the increased sophistication of methods used by thieves to gain access to homes via their patio doors. In response, it was commented that homeowners should keep up to date with current door lock security including considering retrofitting locks that were flush with the doorframe that could not easily be snapped off.

·         Members requested an update on anti-social behaviour in hotspot areas such as Willow Avenue and Dairyground Road. It was noted that the police would be monitoring these areas closely over the following months as anti-social behaviour was expected to increase following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures.

RESOLVED – That Inspector Hawksley be thanked for his attendance.

4.(ii)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

No announcements were made.

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:

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.

 

Three public questions were submitted as follows:-

·         Relating to the legal notice circulated to residents with regard to parking restrictions on Bramley Road, Bramhall and how further information could be accessed by people with no access to computers.

 

In response it was commented that enquiries had already been made with appropriate officers in relation to this question and that a written response would be provided to the questioner within 7 working days of the meeting.

·         Relating to the demolition of 2 Bramley Close and whether the area committee has authority to assist the enforcement officer in ensuring compliance from the site developers with the actions required at the site; and

·         Relating to the demolition of 2 Bramley Close and the names and contact details that local residents could use in regard to this and other similar actions in the local area.

 

In response it was commented that the enforcement officer was the first point of contact for any queries or complaints about the site and would respond to any comments in due course as and when they were received. It was stated that local residents had already been furnished with the appropriate contact information.

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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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) pdf icon PDF 362 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant of £1,000 (£100 from this Area Committee) towards the cost of holding a virtual LGBT+ History Month.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of holding a virtual LGBT+ History Month.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That approval be given to an application received from Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant of £100 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£50 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations) towards the cost of holding a Virtual LGBT+ History Month.

 

(2) That it be noted that a budgetary adjustment will be made in the 2021/22 financial year to transfer the sum of £33.34 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation as their contribution to above grant (£16.67 to each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations).

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Help the Hatters pdf icon PDF 698 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Help the Hatters for a grant of £1,000 (£142.83 from this Area Committee) towards the cost of providing food and toys for the Handy Ladies Charity.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Help the Hatters for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of providing food and toy donations to the local community and offering funding and support to other organisations.

 

RESOLVED - (1) That approval be given to an application received from Help the Hatters for a grant of £142.83 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£71.42 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations) towards the cost of providing food and toy donations to the local community and offering funding and support to other organisations.

 

(2) That it be noted that a budgetary adjustment will be made in the 2021/22 financial year to transfer the sum of £47.61 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation as their contribution to above grant (23.81 to each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations).

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Carr Wood pdf icon PDF 400 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Friends of Carr Wood for a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of stone required to repair the main path.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Friends of Carr Wood for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of stone required to repair the main path.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from the Friends of Carr Wood for a grant of £1,000 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£500 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations) towards the cost of stone required to repair the main path.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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

 

(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 Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) outlined the procedure for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC078355 - 92 Heathbank Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Relocation of existing culvert head with a section of the existing culvert tunnel replaced with an open ditch.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC078355 for the relocation of existing culvert head with a section of the existing culvert tunnel replaced with an open ditch at 92 Heathbank Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle,

 

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 consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of the Area Committee pending the undertaking of further assessment of the proposed development by the Council’s Drainage Engineer by means of an onsite evaluation and to allow for further consideration of the application against the Council’s approved Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

5.(ii)

DC075318 - Former Woodford Aerodrome, Woodford Garden Village, Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Reserved Matters approval pursuant to outline planning permission DC053832 in relation to scale, appearance, landscape, and layout for 211 dwelling units, associated green space and infrastructure forming phase 3ACE.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission subject to the signing of the deed of variation to the A106 attached to DC053832.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC075318 for the Reserved Matters approval pursuant to outline planning permission DC053832 in relation to scale, appearance, landscape, and layout for 211 dwelling units, associated green space and infrastructure forming phase 3ACE at the Former Woodford Aerodrome, Woodford Garden Village, Chester Road, Woodford,

 

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

 

It was then

 

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

5.(iii)

DC078365 - Dutch House, Wilmslow Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Demolition of the existing house and detached garage. Replacement with 1 no. new dwelling.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC078365 for the demolition of the existing house and detached garage and replacement with 1 no. new dwelling at Dutch House, Wilmslow Road, Woodford,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

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

5.(iv)

DC078432 - Land at Foden Lane, Woodford pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Construction of two dwellings and associated works.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC078432 for the construction of two dwellings and associated works at Foden Lane, 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 subject to the imposition of a condition in relation to the provision of mature planting as part of any landscaping scheme and a construction management plan.

5.(v)

DC079402 - 1 Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Minor Material Amendment to planning permission DC/072502 to facilitate the retention of the shopfront as constructed.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC079402 for the Minor Material Amendment to planning permission DC/072502 to facilitate the retention of the shopfront as constructed at 1 Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall,

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (1) That planning permission be granted subject to the inclusion of an informative requesting the applicant to seek building control consent as soon as practicable.

 

(2) That the Chief Planning Officer be informed of this Area Committee’s concern in relation to the current lack of a requirement for accessible access to be provided to commercial premises and requesting that such a requirement be considered as part of the development of the local plan.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

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 Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) to summarise recent appeal decisions; list 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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Dairyground Road/Delfur Road/Seal Road/Fairhaven Close/Gleneagles Close, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation orders on Dairyground Road/ Delfur Road/  Seal Road/ Fairhaven Close/  Gleneagles Close, Bramhall following reports that vehicles are parking  too close to the junctions and in such a manner to that they are causing safety concerns for all road users and preventing movement of traffic around the junctions.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders detailed in Appendix A to the report and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days from the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £1,350 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) to detail a proposal to introduce ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation orders on Dairyground Road/ Delfur Road/  Seal Road/ Fairhaven Close/  Gleneagles Close, Bramhall following reports that vehicles were parking too close to the junctions and in such a manner to that they were causing safety concerns for all road users and preventing movement of traffic around the junctions.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the legal advertising of the package of Traffic Regulation Orders detailed in Appendix A to the report and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days from the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £1,350 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation).

8.

Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme - Installation of Posts pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to supply and install 26 wooden posts along the edge of number of grass verges located in Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme in order to protect the grassed area.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport gives approval to the install 26 wooden posts along the edge of number of grass verges located in Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme at a cost of £3,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) to detail a proposal to supply and install 26 wooden posts along the edge of number of grass verges located in Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme in order to protect the grassed area.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the installation of 26 wooden posts along the edge of number of grass verges located in Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme at a cost of £3,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation).

9.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

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 Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report to provide an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and to detail the current position on area flexibility funding. The report also included the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.

 

It was queried whether any expenditure approved by the Area Committee with regard to the implementation of traffic regulation orders that were not subsequently proceeded with following the receipt of objections would be returned to the Area Committee’s budget.  In response it was stated that some of the costs approved by the Area Committee would have been in connection with the advertising of the order and such were costs necessarily incurred in discharging the decision of the Committee and therefore could not be returned.  However, any element relating to the implementation of physical measures that had not taken place, such as lining, would be returned to the budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.