Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 12th November, 2020 6.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 October 2020 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 1 October 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the amendment of Minute 4(vi) – ‘Chads Theatre Company’ to correctly reapportion the funding allocation as follows:-

 

“£400 from the Bramhall North ward allocation, £320 from the Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation and £880 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation.”

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:-

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

John McGahan

Plan no. DC078202 for a single storey rear extension at 6 Denham Drive, Bramhall as the applicant and owner of the property.

 

Councillor McGahan 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)

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.(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 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 police presence in Bramhall and whether this could be increased in the light of a perceived increase in criminality.

 

In response it was stated the ward councillors were in direct contact with the local police inspector and the issues raised by the questioner would be discussed at the next regular meeting.

 

·         Relating to a vacant property on Bramley Road which was in a poor state and the potential for it be used for drug related activity

 

·         Relating to vegetation from a property on Bramley Close encroaching on the footway.

 

In response it was stated that the Council had already investigated whether it was possible to serve a Section 215 ‘untidy land’ notice at this location, however the property currently did not meet the criteria, however this remained under review.  It was noted that officers were already working to address the issue of obstructions to the footway.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(iv)

Open Forum - One Stockport pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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

 

The report provides an update to all members on the campaign to date, an outline of Phase 2 and also seeks to gain support from all ward committee areas and sets out how members and their communities can get involved going forward.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to:-

 

a)    Visit the campaign website (http://www.onestockport.co.uk) and follow the One Stockport social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

b)   Promote the campaign through local networks, encouraging others to visit the website and social media, and download the campaign toolkits.

c)    Share any positive local stories via getinvolved@onestockport.co.uk

d)   Provide advice and input on the proposed activities for Phase 2 and any local outlets or mechanisms which could be used to help further promote the campaign (e.g. local community groups or organisations, local social media groups, local influencers/leaders)

 

Officer contact: Amy Beasley, 0161 474 4596 or amy.beasley@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update to all members on the One Stockport campaign to date, an outline of Phase 2 and also seeking to gain support from all area committee areas and setting out how members and their communities can get involved going forward.

 

Kathryn Rees (Service Director Strategy and Commissioning, Stockport Council) and Nick Yates (Future) also attended the meeting and made a presentation on the One Stockport campaign.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         The effectiveness of the current communications strategy around the campaign was queried as the social media platforms did not have as many followers as local community organisations.

·         Further information was requested on the costings for the campaign.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the lack of political direction for the campaign and it was noted that there was no consultation with the opposition political group leaders in advance of the campaign being launched.

·         There was confusion in relation to the purpose of the campaign.  It was noted that the campaign was initially about encouraging people to shop local, but that the badge now seemed to be applied to other initiatives such as the covid response and the relocation of services at Central Library.

·         It was stated that area committees should have been consulted far earlier than now in order to assist in providing focus and guidance eon the progression of the campaign.

·         It was commented that many residents had a greater affinity with their local areas than they did ‘Stockport’ and as such the branding of the campaign may not be wholly appropriate in all circumstances.

 

RESOLVED – That Kathryn Rees and Nick Yates be thanked for their attendance and presentation.

4.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Hesketh Park & Mellor Green pdf icon PDF 467 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of the Friends of Hesketh park & Mellor Green for a grant of £400 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of developing a number of wildflower areas.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of the Friends of Hesketh Park & Mellor Green for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of developing a number of wildflower areas.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from the Friends of Hesketh Park & Mellor Green for a grant of £400 from the ward flexibility budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) towards the cost of developing a number of wildflower areas.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Volleyball Club pdf icon PDF 399 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of Stockport Volleyball Club for a grant of £700 (£350 from this Area Committee) from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of training events for young people in Cheadle Hulme.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of Stockport Volleyball Club for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of training events for young people in Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received Stockport Volleyball Club for a grant of £350 from the ward flexibility budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) towards the cost of training events for young people in Cheadle Hulme.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Autisk pdf icon PDF 660 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk for a grant of £120 towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of Autisk for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from Autisk for a grant of £180 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£60 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - CPR Group pdf icon PDF 401 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the CPR Group for a grant of £370 towards the cost of donating lifesaving billboards to 13 high schools in Stockport. The billboard contains Northwest Ambulance Services step by step guide to learn CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and also features a QR code that allows pupils to download the Northwest ambulances lifesaving video onto their mobile phone.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of the CPR Group for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of donating lifesaving billboards to 13 high schools in Stockport.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from the CPR Group for a grant of £555 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£185 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of donating lifesaving billboards to 13 high schools in Stockport.

4.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Kids Community Closet Stockport pdf icon PDF 782 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Kids Community Closet Stockport for a grant of £66 towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the project as follows:-

 

·         Storage Crates – to store clean clothing, avoid risk of any pests or rodents getting access to clothes.

·         Shelving and Racking - to house storage crates so clothing does not go damp.

·         Stationery - labelling for crates, delivery tags for drop offs and markers.

·         Basic mobile phone – I am currently using my own personal number.

·          Promotional Material - posters and leaflets for outreach.

·         Bags - packing and delivering bundles of clothes.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of Kids Community Closet Stockport for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the Kids Community Closet project.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from Kids Community Closet Stockport for a grant of £99 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£33 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the Kids Community Closet project.

4.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Bramhall Together Trust pdf icon PDF 459 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of the  Bramhall Together Trust for a grant from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of a Christmas Pantomime Trail around the village.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of the  Bramhall Together Trust for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a Christmas Pantomime Trail around the village.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from the  Bramhall Together Trust for a grant of £1,000 from the ward flexibility budget (£500 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations) £1,000 from the ward flexibility budget (£500 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations) towards the cost of a Christmas Pantomime Trail around the village.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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

 

(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 Deputy Chief Executive (Place) 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)

DC076482 - Old Hall Farm, Old Hall Lane, Woodford pdf icon PDF 361 KB

The demolition of existing agricultural buildings, the conversion of existing L shaped curtilage listed barn to form 4 dwellings, the existing detached curtilage listed barn to form 1 new dwelling, and the erection of 3 new-build dwellings with landscaping, access and associated works.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants 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. DC076482 for the demolition of existing agricultural buildings, the conversion of existing L shaped curtilage listed barn to form 4 dwellings, the existing detached curtilage listed barn to form 1 new dwelling, and the erection of 3 new-build dwellings with landscaping, access and associated works at Old Hall Farm, Old Hall Lane, Woodford, it was

 

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

5.(ii)

DC076483 - Old Hall Farm, Old Hall Lane, Woodford (Listed Building Consent) pdf icon PDF 178 KB

The demolition of existing agricultural buildings, the conversion of existing L shaped curtilage listed barn to form 4 dwellings, the existing detached curtilage listed barn to form 1 new dwelling, and the erection of 3 new-build dwellings with landscaping, access and associated works.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants 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. DC076483 for the demolition of existing agricultural buildings, the conversion of existing L-shaped curtilage listed barn to form 4 dwellings, the existing detached curtilage listed barn to form 1 new dwelling, and the erection of 3 new-build dwellings with landscaping, access and associated works (listed building consent) at Old Hall Farm, Old Hall Lane, Woodford, it was

 

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

5.(iii)

DC077059 - 10 Lawton Avenue, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Demolition and re-build of existing house, Demolition of garage, Front extension with dormer windows in roof space. Increased ridge level, Part single rear extension, rear dormer extension.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 3576 or email james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC077059 for the demolition and re-build of existing house, Demolition of garage, front extension with dormer windows in roof space, increased ridge level, part single rear extension and rear dormer extension at 10 Lawton Avenue, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

MOVED AND SECONDED – That planning permission be refused on the grounds that the proposed development would have a detrimental impact on the street scene by virtue of its design.

 

For the motion 2 for, 3 against, 4 abstentions

 

MOTION NOT CARRIED

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (3 for, 2 against, 4 abstentions) That planning permission be granted subject to the removal of permitted development rights.

5.(iv)

DC077061 - 3 Oak Meadow, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Erection of garden room creating home office and covered amenity space along with associated external works.

 

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

 

Officer contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 3576 or email james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC077061 for the erection of garden room creating home office and covered amenity space along with associated external works at 3 Oak Meadow, Bramhall, it was

 

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

5.(v)

DC077092 - 505 Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Erection of extensions to existing dwelling.

 

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

 

Officer contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 3576 or email james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC077092 for the erection of extensions to existing dwelling at 505 Chester Road, Woodford, it was

 

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

5.(vi)

DC077013 - 1 & 2 Benja Fold, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Construction of 3 no. detached dwellings, associated infrastructure and landscaping following demolition of the existing 2 no. dwellings on site.

 

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. DC07713 for the construction of 3 no. detached dwellings, associated infrastructure and landscaping following demolition of the existing 2 no. dwellings on site at 1 & 2 Benja Fold, Bramhall,

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

Councillor Linda Holt (Vice-Chair) in the chair

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5.(vii)

DC078202 - 6 Denham Drive, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Single storey rear extension.

 

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

 

Officer contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 3576 or email james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC078202 for a single storey rear extension at 6 Denham Drive, Bramhall, it was

 

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

Councillor John McGahan (Chair) in the chair

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6.

Appeal Decisions, Current Planning Appeals and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 163 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 Corporate Director (Place) submitted a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Office) summarising recent appeal decisions; listing 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.

 

It was commented that the Section 215 enforcement notice served at 106 Crossefield Road, Cheadle Hulme fell within Cheadle Hulme North ward and as such should be reported to the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

It was further requested that information be circulated to ward councillors with regard to whether the high hedge notice served at 79 Hulme Hall Road, Cheadle Hulme had been complied with.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

GM Clean Air Plan: Consultation pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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

 

The report provides details relating to the consultation information for the statutory consultation on the Clean Air Plan (CAP) and the taxi and private hire common minimum licensing standards (MLS) asking Members to encourage people to participate in the consultation process.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk   

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the consultation information for the statutory consultation on the Clean Air Plan and the taxi and private hire common minimum licensing standards and asking Members to encourage people to participate in the consultation process.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         The report was broadly welcomed as means of combatting issues of poor air quality in the Greater Manchester conurbation.

·         It was noted that a key contributors to poor air quality was engine idling by buses and further work needed to be done with TfGM and bus operators to tackle driver behaviour in this regard.  In response, it was stated that where specific locations where this was an issue were identified, then these could be addressed with the operators.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Ladybrook Road, Bramhall - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 290 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise outlines proposals for the introduction of ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation orders on Ladybrook Road, Bramhall.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order, 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 £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Ladybrook Road – West Side

 

From the projected south kerb line of Ladybrook Road (access to 56-58) for a distance of 26 meters in a northerly direction.

 

Ladybrook Road – South Side (access to 13-18 One Oak Court)

 

From the west projected building line of 1-6 One Oak Court for a distance of 34 meters in a north westerly, then westerly then south easterly direction.

 

Ladybrook Road – East Side

 

From a point 45 meters south from the southern kerb line of Ladybrook Road (access to 13-18 One Oak Court) projected building line of 1-6 One Oak Court (following the kerb line) in a southerly direction for 37 meters.

 

Ladybrook Road – Access Road to 56-58 Ladybrook Road – Both Sides

 

From the projected easterly kerb line for a distance of 10 meters in an easterly direction.

 

Officer contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4348 or email: Nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of a consultation exercise and outlining proposals for the introduction of ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation orders on Ladybrook Road, Bramhall.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the legal advertising 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 £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Ladybrook Road – West Side

 

From the projected south kerb line of Ladybrook Road (access to 56-58) for a distance of 26 meters in a northerly direction.

 

Ladybrook Road – South Side (access to 13-18 One Oak Court)

 

From the west projected building line of 1-6 One Oak Court for a distance of 34 meters in a north westerly, then westerly then south easterly direction.

 

Ladybrook Road – East Side

 

From a point 45 meters south from the southern kerb line of Ladybrook Road (access to 13-18 One Oak Court) projected building line of 1-6 One Oak Court (following the kerb line) in a southerly direction for 37 meters.

 

Ladybrook Road – Access Road to 56-58 Ladybrook Road – Both Sides

 

From the projected easterly kerb line for a distance of 10 meters in an easterly direction.

9.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 79 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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.