Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Philip Harding be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Philip Harding in the Chair

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2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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RESOLVED – That Councillor Dickie Davies be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 77 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:

No declarations of interest were made.

 

5.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Area 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 announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

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No announcements were made.

6.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

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

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Minutes:

PCSO Peter Edge and PCSO Carl Bray attended the meeting to report on neighbourhood policing issues within the Central Stockport area. Thy also reported on recent crime committed in the Central Stockport area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The music festival (Rockstock) held in Woodbank Memorial Park on 25/26 May 2019 had been well attended, family orientated and considered a successful event. As far as the police were concerned, the event had passed without incident.

·         The Brinnington and Central Ward Councillors reported on meetings with police officers regarding incidents involving a small group of young people in the area.

 

RESOLVED – That PCSO Peter Edge and PCSO Carl Bray be thanked for their attendance.

6.(iii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

6.(iv)

Public Realm

The local Public Realm Inspector will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at previous committee meetings. Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environment quality.

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Minutes:

A report was submitted (copies of which had been circulated) on current public realm issues within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         A request was made for the exact location of abandoned vehicles to be included in future reports.

·         The Area Committee requested that its thanks conveyed to the community payback team for the excellent work which they carried out.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.(v)

Petitions

(i)            Pitt Street, Edgeley – Residents Parking

 

To report the receipt of a petition from twenty seven residents of Pitt Street, Edgeley requesting the introduction of a residents parking scheme.

 

(ii)          Proposed No Waiting At any Time Traffic Regulation Order – Graham Road/Hillbrook Road

 

To report the receipt of a petition from sixteen residents of Hillbrook Road and Graham Road objecting to the proposed No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Graham Road and Hillbrook Road

 

(iii)         To receive any other petitions from members of the public and community groups.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported on the receipt of two petitions as follows:-

 

Pitt Street, Edgeley – Residents Parking

 

A petition from twenty seven residents of Pitt Street, Edgeley requesting the introduction of a residents parking scheme.

 

Proposed No Waiting At any Time Traffic Regulation Order – Graham Road/Hillbrook Road, Offerton

 

A petition from sixteen residents of Hillbrook Road and Graham Road objecting to the proposed No Waiting At any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Graham Road and Hillbrook Road, Offerton.

 

RESOLVED – That the petitions be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for consideration and investigation.

 

 

 

 

6.(vi)

Open Forum - Proposals to Improve Air Quality for Greater Manchester pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration will attend the meeting and make a presentation on proposals to improve air quality for Greater Manchester.

 

 

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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 of proposals to improve air quality in Greater Manchester.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Unless the full package of the proposals were accepted and funded by the Government, the scale of the changes would not be large enough to have a major impact.

·         The proposals contained a clean air policy, the aim of which was to collect as little money as possible.

·         A Member queried whether two years was a long enough period of time for motorists to switch to ‘green’ vehicles.

·         Taxis and private hire vehicles would be affected by the proposals irrespective of where in the country they were registered.

·         There needed to be a simultaneous programme of improvements to public transport to encourage residents to give up car usage altogether.

·         One of the biggest problems was the air pollution from the airport which were excluded from the proposal. Although the intention of the proposals was commendable, they did not go far enough to provide clean air and were not ambitious enough.

·         A Member queried whether the Government would fund scrappage schemes.

 

RESOLVED  - That the report be noted.

6.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding

The Area Committee will need to agree to delegate the determination of applications for Ward Flexibility Funding for the Municipal Year 2019/20 to the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with Ward Councillors, should the Area Committee wish to continue with its current practice for determining applications for funding.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that it was necessary for the Area Committee to consider its current practice for determining applications for Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to delegate the determination of applications for Ward Flexibility Funding for the Municipal Year 2019/20 to the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with Ward Councillors.

7.

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

 

 

 

 

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the area.

 

The following development application will be considered by the Area Committee:-

 

(to begin no earlier than 6.30pm)

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Minutes:

A development application was 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 and 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/planning. 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)

DC072752 - 207 Hall Street, Offerton pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Change of use to 8-bed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO (sui generis)) with associated external alterations including 2 storey rear extension with associated car parking, cycle parking and amenity space.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Andrew Cotton on 0161 474 3622 or email: andrew.cotton@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 72752 for a change of use to a 8-bed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO (sui generis)) with associated external alterations including 2 storey rear extension with associated car parking, cycle parking and amenity space at 207 Hall Street, Offerton,

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED - (Six for, Four against) That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

8.

Appeal Decisions, Current Planning Appeals and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 64 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 Central Stockport area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

With regard to the enforcement notice served on 287 Wellington Road South, Heaviley, the Manor Ward Councillors requested to be advised who owned the building as soon it was known from the Land Registry.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) A560 Cheadle / Cheadle Heath Corridor – Progress Report pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

The report updates the Area Committee on progress on the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) schemes at:-

 

-       Roscoe’s Roundabout;

-       Abney Hall Park Paths and Newland Road;

-       A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction; and

-       A560 traffic signal linking between the Farmers Arms and Wilmslow Road.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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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) updating the Area Committee on progress on the National Productivity (NPIF) schemes at:-

 

-       Roscoe’s Roundabout;

-       Abney Hall Park Paths and Newland Road;

-       A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction; and

-       A560 traffic signal linking between the Farmers Arms and Wilmslow road.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokespersons pdf icon PDF 35 KB

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

A copy of the Ward Spokesperson Protocol approved by the Area Committee at its meeting on 23 May 2011 is attached for information.

 

The Area Committee is requested to nominate Ward spokespersons in accordance with the Protocol.

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The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration could consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

RESOLVED – That the following councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons for highways and traffic management issues for 2019/20:-

 

Brinnington and Central Ward – Councillor Andy Sorton

 

Davenport and Cale Green Ward – Councillor Dickie Davies

 

Edgeley and Cheadle Heath Ward – Councillor Matt Wynne

 

Manor Ward – Councillor Charlie Stewart

11.

Appointments to Outside Bodies (Central Stockport) pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider appointments of representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations for appointments on Outside Bodies.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to nominate representatives of the Council for appointment to local outside bodies.

 

RESLVED – That the following representatives of the Council be nominated for appointment to the following outside bodies for 2019/20:-

 

Cheadle Heath Community Association

Councillor Sheila Bailey

Councillor Philip Harding

Councillor Matt Wynne

 

Woodbank Community Association

Councillor Laura Clingan

Councillor Amanda Peers

Councillor Charlie Stewart

 

 

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: David Clee, 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

13.

Park Event Application: Shaun Thomson Memorial Funday - Bakery Bridge Playing Field - 20 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application for a Memorial Funday at Bakery Bridge Playing Field on 20 July 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application on the premise that all the correct documentation is produced and the ‘Events in Parks’ terms and conditions are adhered to.

 

Officer Contact: Josephine Holmes on 0161 474 3278 or email: josephine.holmes@stockport.gov.uk

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) regarding a memorial fun day to be held at Bakery Bridge Playing Field on 20 July 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from the Shaun Thomson Memorial Community Group to hold a memorial fun day at the Bakery Bridge Playing Field on 20 July 2019 on the premise that all the correct documentation is produced and the terms and conditions relating to Events in Parks are adhered to.