Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee
Thursday, 7th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 157 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 interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

 

 

Personal and Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Charlie Stewart

Agenda item 9 ‘Toronto Road/Canada Street, Heaviley – No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order’ as a resident of Canada Street.

 

Councillor Stewart left the room and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

 

 

 

Wendy Wild

 

Interest

 

 

 

Agenda item 4 (vi) ‘Open Forum – Mersey Rivers Trust’ as a member of Cheshire Wildlife Trust and the National Trust.

 

3.

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.

4.

Community Engagement

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4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair announced that as a result of the General Election the next meeting of the Area Committee had been changed and would now be held on 5 December 2019.

4.(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:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no representative of Greater Manchester Police was able to attend the meeting.

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:

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 previous committee meetings. Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environment quality.

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Minutes:

Mark Calderbank, 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 public realm issues within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         A Member enquired whether it was known who the perpetrators were of the graffiti in the Manor Ward.

·         The disposal of items of furniture in the alleyway off Lowfield Road needed investigating.

·         Support was given to the project to clean up the town centre, particularly due to the number of homeless people sleeping in the Newbridge Lane and Churchgate area.

·         The issue of waste having been left on Old Chapel Street, Edgeley was raised.

 

RESOLVED – That Mark Calderbank be thanked for his attendance.

 

4.(v)

Petitions

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

 

Toronto Road/Canada Street, Heaviley – Proposed Prohibition of Waiting

 

To report the receipt of a petition from six residents of Toronto Road, Heaviley requesting that there should either be no prohibition of Waiting on Toronto Road or a Prohibition of Waiting of one metre long only on the corner of Toronto Road.

 

(See agenda item 9 below).

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported the receipt of a petition from six residents of Toronto Road, Heaviley requesting that there should either be no Prohibition of Waiting on Toronto Road or a Prohibition of Waiting of one metre long only on the corner of Toronto Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be considered in conjunction with item 9 on the agenda for the meeting ‘Toronto Road/Canada Street, Heaviley – No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order’.

4.(vi)

Open Forum - Mersey Rivers Trust

Representatives of the Mersey Rivers Trust will attend the meeting to present information regarding the studies which are being undertaken within the Upper Mersey Catchment Partnership.

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Minutes:

Mike Duddy and Caroline Riley from the Mersey Rivers Trust attended the meeting to present information regarding the studies which were being undertaken within the Upper Mersey Catchment Partnership.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Whilst the information on the Mersey River Trust’s website was helpful, Members asked to be provided with more information about the work of the Mersey Rivers Trust which they could share with the residents in their Wards.

·         Support was given to the ‘Love Your River Mersey’ campaign and Members asked to be provided with more information about the campaign and how it could be publicised in schools.

·         Support was given to the restorative justice approach to the people who had caused the pollution in the River Mersey.

 

RESOLVED – That Mike Duddy and Caroline Riley be thanked for their attendance and invited to attend the Area Committee again in twelve months’ time.

5.

Development Application pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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

 

 

 

 

(c)

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.

 

5.(i)

DC/073476 - 29 Hanson Mews, Offerton pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Change of use from dwelling to children’s home (maximum 2 children and 2 carers).

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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

 

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In respect of plan no. 73476 for a change of use from dwelling to children’s home (maximum 2 children and 2 carers) at 29 Hanson Mews, Offerton

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (Eight for, One against) That planning permission be granted subject to an additional condition that the building should be formally registered as a children’s home.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 110 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 Committee 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.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That an update on the enforcement notice served on 287 Wellington Road South, Heaviley be submitted to Members.

7.

Ward Street, Stockport - Objections to proposed Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report sets out objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for Prohibition of Waiting on Ward Street, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve that the Order be made as advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@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 and Regeneration and Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) setting out objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for Prohibition of Waiting on Ward Street, Stockport.

 

RESOLVED - That, in light of the objections received, the waiting restrictions now be introduced between 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday only.

8.

Old Chapel Street/ Bulkeley Street, Edgeley - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 228 KB

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

 

The report sets out the results of an investigation into the difficulties caused by parked vehicles at the junctions of Old Chapel Street and Bulkeley Street, Edgeley.

 

Members’ views are requested.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the results of an investigation into the difficulties caused by parked vehicles at the junctions of Old Chapel Street and Bulkeley Street, Edgeley.

 

RESOLVED  - (1) The Area Committee was minded to approve the following No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Old Chapel Street/Bulkeley Street, Edgeley, as shown on drawing number NM8/4135/02A attached to the report, at a cost of £660 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward allocation):-

 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order – No Waiting At Any Time

 

Old Chapel Street

 

South East side - From a point 10 metres south west of the south westerly kerbline of Bulkeley Street to a point 10 metres north east of the north easterly kerbline of Bulkeley Street.

 

North West side - From a point 5 metres south west of the south westerly kerbline of Bulkeley Street to a point 10 metres north east of the north easterly kerbline of Bulkeley Street.

 

Bulkeley Street

 

South West side - From a point 10 metres south east of the south easterly kerbline of Old Chapel Street to a point 5 metres north west of the north westerly kerbline of Old Chapel Street.

 

North East side - From a point 10 metres south east of the south easterly kerbline of Old Chapel Street to a point 10 metres north west of the north westerly kerbline of Old Chapel Street.

 

(2) That the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order be approved and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

9.

Toronto Road/Canada Street, Heaviley - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 228 KB

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

 

The report sets out the difficulties caused by parked vehicles in the vicinity of Toronto Road and Canada Street, Heaviley.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the difficulties caused by parked vehicles in the vicinity of Toronto Road and Canada Street, Heaviley.

 

RESOLVED – (1) The Area Committee was minded to approve the following No Waiting At Any Time  Traffic Regulation Order on Toronto Road/Canada Street, Heaviley, at an approximate cost of £660 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward allocation):-

 

Toronto Road

 

Both sides - from the south westerly kerbline of Canada Street for a distance of 10 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Canada Street

 

South West side - from a point 10 metres south east of the south easterly kerbline of Toronto Road to a point 10 metres north west of the north westerly kerbline of Toronto Road.

 

(2) That the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order be approved and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 182 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 on 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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.