Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Trinity Church - Trinty Church, Massie Street, Cheadle. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Councillor Paul Porgess in the chair

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 July 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 80 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.

 

Members expressed concern about the resume of traffic issues, in particular long standing traffic issues which had not been brought to a conclusion, Traffic Regulation Orders which had been missed off the report and a lack of progress on requests for reports.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted

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 was submitted enquiring when the repairs to the pavement on the High Street in Cheadle were going to commence.

 

RESOLVED – That a written response be sent 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 – Grasmere Road areas, Gatley.
  • Cheadle Hulme North Ward: Carrs Road – Lavington Avenue areas, Cheadle.
  • Heald Green Ward: East Avenue – Central Drive areas, Heald Green.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • Whether there was any trends to the locations where litter was being dropped
  • The multiple, newly laid flags on High Street, Cheadle were loose and a better system of monitoring completed works was required.
  • There was an increase in fly tipping in the Cheadle areas and the Area Committee’s attention was drawn to the fly posters in the area where traders were offering cut-rate rubbish removal.
  • Members asked for an update on why the fly tipping on Foxland Road, Heald Green and Oakdale Drive had not yet been removed.
  • Details were requested on the Council’s fly posting policy.
  • Action was requested to remove an ‘abandoned’ vehicle on Shiers Road, Cheadle that had been reported two weeks ago.
  • Members requested the use of more signs to encourage ‘less litter’.
  • A member of the public requested that stone block paving be returned around the base of a reset bollard in Cheadle District Centre as tarmac had been used instead.

 

RESOLVED – That David Wilson be thanked for his attendance.

5.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

Councillor Graham Greenhalgh in the Chair

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5.(v)

Open Forum - Cheadle Get Connected

Representatives of Cheadle Get Connected will attend the meeting to advise the Area Committee of work which they are undertaking.

 

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Minutes:

Helen Tyler and Natalie Kaciubskyj from ‘Cheadle Get Connected’ attended the meeting to advise the Area Committee of the work which they were undertaking to try and reduce isolation amongst all ages of people, but particularly more elderly people.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Cheadle covered a wide area and there were problems getting events publicised.

·         The current catchment area for Cheadle Get Connected was for those people with a SK8 postcode

·         As well as digital communication, events could be advertised through mail drops issued by estate agents and information provided in local shops such as hairdressers could be a useful means of publicising events.

·         The approach of Cheadle Get Connected to speak to people direct who they felt were isolated was commended.

·         One of the roles of Cheadle Get Connected could be to find out what older people wanted to do.

·         Links could be developed with the U3A.

 

RESOLVED – That Helen Tyler and Natalie Kaciubskyj be thanked for their attendance.

5.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Village Partnership pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Cheadle Village Partnership towards the provision and promotion of events for the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market to be held on 2 December 2017.

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A representative of the Cheadle Village Partnership attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Cheadle Village Partnership towards the provision and promotion of events for the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market to be held on 2 December 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application for Ward Flexibility Funding of £1,000 from the Cheadle Village Partnership towards the provision and promotion of events for the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market to be held on 2 December 2017, to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Funding allocation as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £400

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £400

Heald Green Ward - £200

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Gatley Village Partnership pdf icon PDF 302 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Gatley Village Partnership towards the organisation of a Gatley Sports Day to be held on 21 April 2018.

 

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A representative of the Gatley Village Partnership attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Gatley Village Partnership towards the organisation of a Gatley Sports Day to be held on 21 April 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Gatley Village Partnership for £300 towards the organisation of a Gatley Sports Day to be held on 21 April 2018, to be funded from the Cheadle and Gatley Ward Flexibility Funding allocation.

6.

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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).

 

The Chair outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

6.(i)

DC/064219 - 116 Bolshaw Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Demolition of existing property and erection of new dwelling house.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Mark Jordan on 0161 474 3557 or email: mark.jordan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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In respect of plan no. 64219 for the demolition of an existing property and erection of a new dwelling house at 116 Bolshaw Road, Heald Green

 

a member of the public spoke against the application

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted, subject to the imposition of appropriate conditions.

6.(ii)

DC/066147 - 160 Styal Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Proposed conversion of first floor roof terrace to habitable accommodation (continuation of existing roof space over to provide bedroom space at first floor level.

 

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

 

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

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 66147 for the proposed conversion of a first floor terrace to habitable accommodation (continuation of existing roof space over to provide bedroom space at first floor level) at 160 Styal Road, Heald Green

 

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 grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report and the removal of permitted development rights to safeguard the openness of the green belt.

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Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 49 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.

 

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Stockport Local Plan pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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

 

The report alerts Councillors and the public to the consultation on the Local Plan Issues Paper which has recently commenced, provides information about consultation events and background to the Local Plan.

 

The Area Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Johnsonon Tel: 474 3171 or email: steve.johnson@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the process and timescale for the ongoing consultation on the Local Plan Issues Paper and detailing a proposal to undertake a consultation event for the Cheadle area at Kingsway School on Thursday 28 September between 6.00 pm and 8.30 pm.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Members expressed concern about the consultative process and how the event was to be advertised.

·         Members of the public needed to be provided with a list of issues to be discussed at the consultation event.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.