Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 6.00 pm

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

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 26 September 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 77 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 – 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)

Community Heroes

The Chair will present certificates to recognise local people who have been nominated by members of the public for their contributions to the community.

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Minutes:

The Chair announced that the Council had recently launched a rolling programme of ‘Community Hero’ civic awards to celebrate the achievements of those residents who ‘went the extra mile’ but often went unrecognised.

 

It was reported that there was one recipient of a ‘Community Hero’ award within the first tranche of awards from the Cheadle area who would be duly recognised at the meeting:-

 

·         Joseph Hibbert had been nominated by Shelley Hibbert as a community hero in the ‘Borough Hero’ category.

 

The Chair presented an award in the form of a framed certificate signed by the Mayor to the winner along with a pass to attend Stockport’s museums and cultural attractions and an invitation to attend the opening of Redrock in Stockport, as a token of appreciation.

 

5.(ii)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair announced that the forthcoming Saturday (11 November 2017) was Armistice Day and the following day was Remembrance Sunday when a number of services and commemorations would be held throughout the Cheadle area. He encouraged those present to attend.

 

The meeting was also advised that the Heald Green and Long Lane Ratepayers’ Association would be celebrating its ninetieth anniversary on 10 December 2017 and there were a number of activities planned at Heald Green Village Hall on Outwood Road, Heald Green.

5.(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:

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.

 

Three public questions were submitted regarding reports of inconsiderate and obstructive parking throughout the day on both sides of Vaudrey Drive, Cheadle Hulme and requesting that parking restrictions be considered.

 

The questioners were advised that the Cheadle Hulme North Ward Councillors had requested Traffic Services to investigate the situation and that these investigations would not be completed for a couple of weeks. The concerns raised in the public questions would be considered as part of the investigations and others that have been raised as part of the wider area in the vicinity of Vaudrey Drive.

 

The fourth question submitted requested what local consultation would be carried out if the budget proposal to increase charges in Council owned car park in Cheadle was proceeded with.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to consider the contents of the public questions as part of the investigation into parking issues on Vaudrey Drive, Cheadle Hulme.

 

(2)  That a written response be sent to the questioner who submitted the fourth public question.

5.(iv)

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:

Robert Walsh (District Standards Officer) 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 Hulme North Ward: Herford Road, Tarvin Road, Birtlespool Road and Rosthernmere Road, Cheadle Hulme.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • A pothole was reported on St Andrews Road, Heald Green.
  • A damaged/missing street sign for The Oaks, off Styal Road, Heald Green was reported.
  • Overgrown vegetation and an accumulation of litter were reported at Chorlton Brook.
  • A Member enquired as to the best way for residents to report issues to the Council and enquired if the Public Realm Inspector could look at litter and vegetation on private land adjacent to public land which was causing concerns, for example in district centres and involving businesses, mainly large businesses.
  • The need for some lights to be replaced in the Massie Street East Car Park were reported.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That Robert Walsh be thanked for his attendance.

 

(2) That the thanks of the Area Committee be conveyed to David Wilson, the former Public Realm Inspector for the Cheadle area, for his work in the Cheadle area.

5.(v)

Petitions

Daisy Bank Lane, Heald Green– Residential Parking Scheme

 

To report the receipt of a petition from eleven residents of Daisy Bank Lane, Heald Green requesting that the Council investigates the need for a Residential Parking Scheme on the road.

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a petition containing eleven signatures requesting that the Council investigates the need for a Residential Parking Scheme on Daisy Bank Lane, Heald Green.

 

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

5.(vi)

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.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School and 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Brownie Groups pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of First steps Orrishmere Pre-School and 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Brownie Group for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of playground markings on the hard standing area.  

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Minutes:

A representative of the First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School and 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Brownie Groups attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of playground markings on the hard standing area.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to funding to the First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School and 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Brownie Groups for £500 towards the cost of playground markings on the hard standing area, to be funded from the Cheadle Hulme North Ward Flexibility Funding allocation.

 

5.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Gatley Village Partnership pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of Gatley Village Partnership for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the insurance and help fund the publicity for Gatley Village Partnership’s annual Christmas market and lights switch on held on Gatley Green,

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Minutes:

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 for its annual Christmas market and lights switch on to be held on Gatley Green on 3 December 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to funding to Gatley Village Partnership for £300 for its annual Christmas market and lights and switch on to be held on Gatley Green on 3 December 2017, to be funded from the Cheadle and Gatley Ward Flexibility Funding allocation.

6.

Development Applications

There are no development applications to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no development applications to consider.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 47 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.

 

The Area Committee acting as Trustee of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust

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Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer

 

The report advises the Area Committee of the financial standing of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust as at 30 September 2017, indicates the amount of money available for distribution to organisations and provides commentary on the relevant performance of investment funds.

 

The Area Committee is requested to:-

 

·         note the contents of the report.

·         decide upon the policy that they wish to adopt in respect of the distribution of the Trust; and

·         advise as to the investment policy that they wish to follow.

 

Officer Contact: Paula McDonald on 0161 474 4708 or email: paula.mcdonald@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Borough Treasurer submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) advising the Area Committee, acting in its capacity as Trustee for the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust, of the financial standing of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust as at 30 September 2017, indicating the amount of money available for distribution to organisations and providing commentary on the relevant performance of investment funds.

 

 RESOLVED –(1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That no additional distribution of the Trust be made in addition to the Area Committee’s previous decision to reserve £25,000 from the Trust addressing the effect of loneliness amongst elderly residents and the consequential effect on their health.

 

(3)That the current investment policy of the Trust be retained.

 

Executive Business

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9.

The Rights of Way Improvement Plan - report on draft document for consultation pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report details the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) and invites the comments of the Scrutiny Committee on the draft plan. The Committee is particularly recommended to give their views on the seven conclusions reached in the plan, and the actions suggested.

 

For the purposes of the plan a Right of Way is all off road routes that the public are able to utilise legally. Examples include routes in parks, concessionary paths, public rights of way and access space.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to provide comments upon the draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan in Appendix 1.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161 4744351 or email sue.stevenson@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) detailing the draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan and inviting the comments of the Area Committee on the draft plan.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         A Member expressed concern that bridleways were designated for some routes which were not used by horse riders.

·         The usage of rights of way should be measured and monitored.

·         Information was required on who owned different stretches of rights of way and was therefore responsible for their maintenance.

·         The representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration confirmed that funding had been acquired to improve the right of way from Roscoe’s roundabout to Abney Park, Cheadle, subject to consultation being carried out.

·         The Rights of Way Team of the Council had responsibility for the maintenance of the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way in the borough.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

10.

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) Complementary and Mitigation Measures, Heald Green District Centre pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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

 

Members are requested to consider the contents of the report, noting the results of the recent consultation exercise carried out with key stakeholders within Heald Green District Centre and approve the proposed measures and associated traffic regulation orders.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and housing to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Orders detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contacts: Sue Stevenson/Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4351/4907 or email:sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk/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) setting out the results of the recent consultation exercise carried out with key stakeholders within Heald Green District Centre on complementary measures and mitigation measures from the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. The report sought the Area Committee’s approval to the proposed measures and associated Traffic Regulation Orders.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That authority to agree the final detail of the proposed measures be delegated to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration, in consultation with the councillors for the Heald Green Ward.

 

(2) That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the measures agreed in (1) above and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

11.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Wilmslow Road & Outwood Road, Heald Green) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting) Order 2017 - Objection Report pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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

 

The report sets out objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order, on Outwood Road / Wilmslow Road, Heald Green.

 

The Area Committee is requested to agree that the Order be made as advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@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) setting out the objections received to a proposed Traffic Order on Outwood Road/Wilmslow Road, Heald Green.

 

The Heald Green Ward Councillors requested that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration examine the possibility of extending the Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting to other sections of Outwood Road and Wilmslow Road, Heald Green, in consultation with themselves.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That, notwithstanding the objections received, the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to agree that the Order be made as advertised to introduce Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting on sections of Outwood Road and Wilmslow Road, Heald Green.

 

(2) That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be requested to consider extending the scope of the Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting on Outwood Road and Wilmslow Road, Heald Green and approve the consultation and statutory legal advertising of such a proposal.

12.

The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport (Wilmslow Road, Cheadle) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 217 - Objection Report pdf icon PDF 99 KB

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

 

The report sets out an objection received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order, 'No Waiting at Any Time' on Wilmslow Road between Warren Ave and Broadway, Cheadle.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@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) setting out an objection received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting At Any Time on Wilmslow Road between Warren Avenue and Broadway, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That, notwithstanding the objection received, the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to agree that the Order be made as advertised to introduce No Waiting At Any Time on a section of Wilmslow Road between Warren Avenue and Broadway, Cheadle.

13.

Parks Event Application - Use of Diamond Jubilee Park (Nativity in the Park) - 23 December 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 St Cuthbert's Church to hold a Nativity procession in Diamond Jubilee Park on 23 December 2017.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the application, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate 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 St. Cuthbert’s Church  to hold a nativity procession in Diamond Jubilee Park on 23 December 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from St Cuthbert’s Church to hold a nativity procession in Diamond Jubilee Park on 23 December 2017 be approved, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place.