Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Trinity Church, Massie Street, Cheadle

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 June 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 6 June 2017 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:

No declarations of interest were made.

 

3.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

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 Democratic Services Manager 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 ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee on options to address the issue of vehicles travelling in the wrong direction on Gatley Green, Gatley and feedback from the Police on enforcing the Traffic Regulation Order.

 

4.

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.

5.

Community Engagement

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5.(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.

5.(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 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.

 

One public question had been submitted by a member of the public who was not present at the meeting. The Chair advised that, in accordance with the Code of Practice, a written response would be provided to the questioner.

 

 

5.(iii)

Public Realm

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

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Minutes:

David Wilson (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 Cheadle Area Committee. He reported that the following routes would shortly be subject to their annual highway safety inspection:-

 

  • Cheadle and Gatley Ward: Springfield Road – Buttermere Road, Gatley.
  • Cheadle Hulme North Ward: Shakespeare Drive – St David’s Road, Cheadle.
  • Heald Green Ward: Ash Grove – East Avenue, Heald Green.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • Members enquired when the vegetation would be cut back at the Massie Street Car Park, Cheadle.
  • Blocked gullies were reported outside Tesco’s and Café Unity, Heald Green.
  • Overgrown vegetation was reported where Silverdale Road, Gatley merged with St Ann’s Road as it was affecting motorists’ sight lines.
  • Illegal parking by motorists on Mary Street and Lime Grove, Cheadle was reported
  • A resident in the Cheadle and Gatley Ward had recently experienced problems with his domestic waste collection as the crew would not take the bins from his driveway when they were being presented for collection.
  • Officers in the Greenspace Team were thanked for their work after an incursion by travellers in the Heald Green Ward.

·         Highways Officers were thanked for the renewal of the yellow lines on Warren Avenue, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That David Wilson be thanked for his attendance.

 

 

5.(iv)

Petitions

Restoration of the X57 Bus Service to Cheadle

 

To report the receipt of an e petition from three signatories requesting that the X57 bus service reverts back to its original route through Cheadle.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported the receipt of a petition from three signatories requesting that the X57 bus service reverts back to its original route through Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to Stagecoach for consideration.

5.(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:

In accordance with the Code of Practice, no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

 

 

5.(vi)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - St Catherine's Church Centre, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Note: The Sub-Group considering the applications for funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust recommended that this application be considered for Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

To consider an application from St Catherine’s Church Centre, Heald Green for Ward Flexibility Funding towards essential work on the church hall.

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Representatives from St Catherine’s Church, Heald Green attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards essential work on the church hall.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to a grant of £1,000 to St. Catherine’s Church Centre, Heald Green towards essential work on the church hall, to be funded from the Heald Green Ward Flexibility Funding allocation.

 

 

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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

 

(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 for Place Management and Regeneration on any planning applications relevant to the Cheadle 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 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/planningdecisions. Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Services to Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC/065407 - 24 Westwood Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Proposed single storey 1 person detached bungalow to the rear of 24 Westwood Road with new car park access of Roundhey to the rear.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nancy Thynne on 0161 474 3659 or email: nancy.thynne@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 65407 for a proposed single storey 1 person detached bungalow to the rear of 24 Westwood Road, Heald Green with a new car park access from Roundhey to the rear

 

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 planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

6.(ii)

DC/065422 - Ladybrook Valley Footpath From Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme To Hall Road, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Upgrade and extension of the existing Ladybrook Valley footpath from Queens Road to Hall Road to provide a permanent cycle path that accords with modern design standards.

 

The Planning and Highways Regulation Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

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. 65422 for an upgrade and extension of the existing Ladybrook Valley footpath from Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme to Hall Road, Bramhall to provide a permanent cycle path that accords with modern design standards

 

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 – (1) That the following comments be submitted to the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee for consideration:-

 

·         The width of the path would mean that it could be used by more owners of off road motorbikes and could cause ecological damage.

·         Concern was expressed that the number of access points to the path would encourage the path to be used by the owners of off road motorbikes. A Member recommended that ‘A’ frames were installed at all of the access points to the path, including those that currently did not have them, in order to prevent owners of off-road motorbikes using the path.

·         The issue of how the woodland areas would be managed in the long term was raised.

·         Any need to cut back hedges needed to be handled sensitively with local residents.

·         How the path would be prevented from becoming flooded was raised and the path becoming muddy in the winter, for example the section of the path in the vicinity of Birtles Close and Hale Walk, Cheadle Hulme.

·         Concern was expressed about the consultation process taken place with local residents.

·         Support was expressed for creating a high quality path that would be used by more people accessing the countryside and improve people’s health and wellbeing.

·         A number of people liked to undertake walks that were shorter in length so the Council had to be careful that the scheme was not over-ambitious.

·         Usage of the path, should planning permission be approved, needed to be monitored, for example by the equivalent of countryside rangers.

 

(2)That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit to different sections of the path to consider the proposed width of the path, access points and the cutting back of some of the hedges.

6.(iii)

DC/065509 - Travis Perkins Depot, Lime Grove, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Demolition of buildings previously used as Builders Depot

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nancy Thynne on 0161 474 3659 or email: nancy.thynne@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 65509 for the demolition of buildings previously used as a Builders Depot at Travis Perkins Depot, Lime Grove, Cheadle

 

a member of the public spoke against the application

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

6.(iv)

DC/065565 - 30 Foxland Road, Gatley pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Proposed loft conversion

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Anthony Smith on 01621 474  3659 or email: anthony.smith@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 65565 for a proposed loft conversion at 30 Foxland Road, Gatley

 

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 Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit in order to assess the impact from inside the applicant’s property and to look at the potential impact on properties to the rear, and in particular to look at the:-

 

(1)       Impact of design and appearance / streetscene

(2)       Loss of privacy to surrounding properties

(3)       Overshadowing of surrounding properties

6.(v)

DC/065256 - Holly Cottage, 34 Daisy Bank Lane, Heald Green, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Twin storey side extension and front perimeter fence.

 

The Planning and Highways Regulation Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Anthony Smith on 0161  474 3659 or email: anthony.smith@stockporty.gov.uk

 

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In respect of plan no. 65256 for a twin storey side extension and front perimeter fence at 34 Daisy Bank Lane, Heald Green, it was:-

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 51 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 Cheadle Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Paul Cassidy on 474 5388 or email: paul.cassidy@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, listing current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries, informal hearings and progress on authorised enforcement action.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

South View Gardens, Cheadle - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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

 

 The report sets out the results of an investigation into considerate parking during the day close to the entrance to South view Gardens (off Schools Hill) as well as on the straight narrow section of south view Gardens leading to private residential properties.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve the statutory legal advertising of the 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: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager 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 inconsiderate parking by motorists during the day close to the entrance to South View Gardens (off Schools Hill) as well as on the straight narrow section of South View Gardens leading to private residential properties.

 

The report stated that the Council had a duty of care to members of the public and to try and alleviate any potential difficulties in accessing roads. The proposed parking restrictions would reinforce the Highway Code item 243 ‘Do Not Stop or Park’:-

 

·         opposite or within 10 metres of a junction

·         at or near a bus stop

·         opposite a traffic island

·         in front of an entrance to the property

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order at an approximate cost of £1,450, as shown on plans NM8-4961-01/02 attached to the report, to be funded by the allocation of £450 from the Cabinet Member’s Strategic Budget and £1,000 from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation), and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made:-

 

Schools Hill, Cheadle – No Waiting at Any Time

 

North West Side – From a point 15 metres South of the intersection of the southern kerb line of South View Gardens, to a point 19 metres north east of the intersection of the north eastern kerb line of Turnfield Road.

 

Turnfield Road, Cheadle – No Waiting at Any Time

 

Both Sides – From the intersection of the north western kerb line of Schools Hill, for a distance of 20 metres in a north westerly direction.

 

South View Gardens, Cheadle – No Waiting at Any Time

 

Both Sides  – From the intersection of the north western kerb line of Schools Hill, for a distance of 12 metres in westerly direction.

 

South / South West Sides – From a point 20.5 metres south west of the projected building line of ‘Tabley House’, first heading in a south westerly direction for 14 metres, then heading in a north westerly direction for 57 metres.

 

South View Gardens, Cheadle – ‘Monday – Friday No Waiting 8.00am to 6.00pm’

 

North West / North East Sides – From a point 20.5 metres south west of the projected building line of ‘Tabley House’, first heading in a south westerly direction for 5.5 metres, then heading in a north westerly direction for a distance of 48 metres.

 

9.

Purchase and Management of a Mobile Speed Indication Device (SID) by Area Committees for use in each one of their committee areas pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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

 

This report is part of the Executive’s continued Stockport wide response to road safety around schools, with the purpose of ensuring our children are safe walking to and from school. Some wards have already invested in the purchase and management of a Mobile Speed Indication Device. To that extent, where it has not already been facilitated, Area Committees are requested to consider their role in promoting road safety around schools and to indicate if this is an option they would like to pursue.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: David Warburton on 0161 474 2078 or email: david.warburton@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Area Committee of measures that were being taken to ensure road safety around schools, and inviting the area committees to consider the possible purchase of Mobile Speed Indicator Devices.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That approval be given to the purchase and the subsequent installation and maintenance of a mobile speed sign for use within the Cheadle area at a one off cost of £3,324.74 and an anticipated recurring annual cost of between £1,462.50 (year one) and £1,937.50 (years two and three) to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (33.3% from each ward allocation).

10.

Area Committee Community Engagement Programme pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council; the Portfolio Holder for Reform and Governance and Portfolio Holder for Economy and Regeneration.

 

The purpose of the report is to outline emerging community engagement and conversation activity taking place throughout the course of this year and to consider opportunities for Area Committee led engagement during this period.

 

The Area Committee are asked to consider options for local engagement and identify any preferred approach(es) they may wish to explore further.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Skelton on Tel: 474 3174 or email: steve.skelton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members for Reform and Governance and Economy and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on emerging community engagement and conversation activity taking place throughout the course of the year and inviting the Area Committee to consider opportunities for it to lead engagement during this period.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         An event on the issue of public transport, highways issues and traffic congestion may be a possibility, although the standing Open Forum item on the Area Committee’s agenda could be used to facilitate this.

·         A number of the suggestions in the report already took place through the well developed Partnership bodies which operated in the Cheadle area. If necessary, issues raised at the Partnerships could subsequently be considered at the Area Committee.

·         Community engagement events should address issues of inclusivity and accessibility with regard to attendance by members of the public.

 

RESOLVED – That the item be considered further at the meeting of the Area Committee to be held on 26 September 2017 after the consultation on the Stockport Local Plan has taken place.

 

11.

Parks Event Application: Use of Gatley Recreation Ground (Children's Holiday Club) - 3 to 5 August 2017 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from Bethany Church to hold a Children's Holiday Club from 3 to 5 August 2017 at Gatley Recreation Ground.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to the organiser obtaining appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 on 0161 474 4421 or email: iain.bate@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from Bethany Church to hold a Children’s Holiday Club from 3 to 5 August 2017 at Gatley Recreation Ground.

 

 RESOLVED – That the application from Bethany Church to hold a Children’s Holiday Club from 3 to 5 August 2017 at Gatley Recreation Ground be approved, subject to the organiser obtaining appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

12.

LA Nominee Governor Vacancies pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for People.

 

The report provides details of those maintained schools which have Local Authority Governors vacancies and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to making nominations to fill those vacancies.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Pam Dunham on 0161 474 3914 or email: pam.dunham@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for People (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Area Committee with details of those maintained schools that had Local Authority Governor vacancies and requesting nominations to fill them.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

13.

Security around Mill Lane Cemetery, Cheadle

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Iain Roberts

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Iain Roberts.

 

Councillor Roberts reported that security around the Mill Lane Cemetery in Cheadle had been raised with him by a number of residents and he requested that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee with regard to how this could be improved.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee on improving security around Mill Lane Cemetery, Cheadle.

14.

Fire at the Cheadle Mill Development

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Iain Roberts

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Iain Roberts.

 

Councillor Roberts reported that large groups of people had congregated at the Cheadle Mill development for the last couple of years where there had been various incidents of serious anti-social behaviour culminating in a recent fire.

 

RESOLVED – That the Interim Chief Executive be requested to ensure that a multi-agency action plan is formulated at a senior level in order to address the serious incidents of anti-social behaviour at the Cheadle Mill Development and submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee once this had been agreed.