Agenda

Central Stockport Area Committee
Thursday, 1st October, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: David Clee.  (0161 474 3137)

Note: In the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching our live webcast of the meeting. You can do so following the directions above, or by clicking on View the Webcast below. 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 August 2020.

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.

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Area Committee.

4.

Community Engagement

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

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

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.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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.

Non-Executive Business

5.

Development Applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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

 

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

 

 

Executive Business

7.

2019 Flooding draft investigation report pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

 

On the last week of July and first week of August 2019, extreme rainfall events hit parts of north-west England and the south Pennines, with flooding observed across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The main event day was 31st July 2019.

 

This report presents the various aspects of the flood events in July and specifically incorporates the draft Independent Section 19 Investigation Report in accordance with the Flood & Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 on the investigation into the flooding events undertaken independently by Mott MacDonald Consulting Engineers.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk or Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

8.

Residents Parking Report pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

The Council placed a moratorium on the introduction of any new resident parking schemes in 2019 to enable a full review of the existing approach to be taken. This review was required as elements of the existing policy were not working effectively and were not meeting the needs of residents. There were also concerns relating to the impact of schemes on local services and the town and district centres. In order to ensure a coordinated approach, it was agreed that all policies and procedures relating to residents parking, including the Town Centre, would be reviewed.

 

In light of the above, the purpose of this paper is:

 

·         To seek comments on the proposed revised principles to guide future parking policy decisions

·         To seek feedback on the proposed changes to resident parking policy and town centre parking policy to reflect the revised principles.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

9.

Central Stockport Infrastructure Delivery Plan Prospectus and Stockport Station Growth Prospectus pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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

 

The report sets out two initial pieces of work focussed on the infrastructure challenges in achieving this goal over the next 20 years and the potential high level solutions to this. The opportunity to use the MDC and Stockport Town Centre West as a catalyst for infrastructure planning across the whole Town Centre.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report and the recommendations to Cabinet to:

 

·         Endorse the contents of the Central Stockport Infrastructure Delivery Plan Prospectus and the Stockport Station Growth Prospectus.

·         Agree that officers should continue to work with TfGM and Network Rail as a priority to explore and identify a new layout and design solution for the Greek Street bridge and the Thompson Street footbridge.

·         Note and comment on the proposed stakeholder engagement plan outlined within the report.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Richards on 0161 474 2940 or email: paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

10.

TCAP1007 Wayfinding - New Variable Message Sign displays (free text signs) in Stockport Town Centre pdf icon PDF 276 KB

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

 

This report details the proposed removal of the remaining car park VMS displays in Stockport town centre, their replacement with static car park directional signs and the installation of more versatile “free text” VMS displays on key radial routes into the town centre.

 

The Area Committee is asked to comment on this report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the removal of all remaining outdated VMS displays, replacement with fixed signage, replacement of car park counters and approves the installation of new VMS displays described above and at locations shown on the attached plan with exact locations and final numbers of signs subject to available budget and final assessment for the feasibility of installation.

 

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

 

Additional documents:

11.

Proposed Highway Digital Advertising displays on the Main Road Network throughout the Town Centre pdf icon PDF 232 KB

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

 

This report details the proposed sites of Highway Digital Advertising on the Main Road Network throughout the Town Centre, which follows on from the previous report ‘Developing a Strategic Approach to Managing Advertising on and adjacent to the Highway and in Car Parks’ which was submitted to the Executive Meeting on 1st October 2013.

 

The Area Committee is asked to comment on this report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the Council entering into a tender process for the twelve potential locations for new Highway Digital Advertising displays on the Main Road Network throughout the Town Centre.

 

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

Additional documents:

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 167 KB

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

 

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 Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

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