Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 6.00 pm

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

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Councillor Graham Greenhalgh

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Minutes:

On behalf of the Area Committee, the Vice-Chair, Councillor Paul Porgess, requested that Members’ best wishes be conveyed to the Chair, Councillor Graham Greenhalgh, on his recovery from major surgery.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 12 December 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

3.

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.

 

4.

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.

 

The following issues were raised/comments made:-

 

·         A request was made for the issue relating to parking on the footway at St Ives Avenue, Cheadle to be expedited as soon as possible.

·         A more detailed update on the car parking issues on Stockport Road, Cheadle was requested to be included in the report.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

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.

6.

Community Engagement

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6.(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 second tranche of awards from the Cheadle area who would be duly recognised at the meeting:-

 

·         Michael Clews had been nominated by Nikki Martin as a community hero in the ‘Volunteering’ 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, as a token of appreciation.

6.(ii)

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.

6.(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.

6.(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.

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The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • there was a foul smell in the Adswood/Cheadle Hulme areas, which was believed to be coming from the Adswood ECO Centre, which needed investigating.
  • the forthcoming Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean campaign would be held between 2-4 March 2018. A litter pick would be held in Heald Green on 17 March 2018.
  • dog fouling was a concern on the public right of way which ran from Finney Lane along the railway station to Nixons Farm.
  • Further information was required relating to the rutting of a grass verge outside 221 Outwood Road, Heald Green.
  • potholes required investigating on Hambleton Road, Heald Green and Queensway, Heald Green (outside house number 120).
  • The dog fouling ‘We are watching you’ campaign at East Avenue Park, Heald Green had been successful, but the dog fouling had started to increase since the posters had been removed.
  • There were issues with regard to the grass verges and rutting on Radnormere Road, Queens Road and Demmings Road.
  • Vehicles parked in the vicinity of Southview Gardens and Schools Hill, Cheadle, were preventing the refuse vehicle from collecting waste from Southview Gardens and no collection had been made in the last two weeks. This issue needed investigating.
  • Dog fouling was particularly prevalent in Carrs Road park.
  • Visibility at the junction of Bannister Drive and Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme was raised.
  • An inspection of the pavements on Jackson Street and Cromer Road was requested.
  • A request was made for the overgrown vegetation onto private property from the stream area on Parsonage Way, Cheadle to be investigated.
  • A request was made for the street lighting to be investigated at the corner of Wilmslow Road and High Street, Cheadle as it was not working.

 

RESOLVED – That Robert Walsh be thanked for his attendance

6.(v)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

6.(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.

6.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Brooklyn Crescent Park pdf icon PDF 6 MB

To consider an application received on behalf of the Friends of Brooklyn Crescent Park towards the replacement of a section of the perimeter fence of the park which has been damaged.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Friends of Brooklyn Crescent Park attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the replacement of a section of the perimeter fence of the park which has been damaged.

 

RESOLVED – That the Ward Flexibility Funding application from the Friends of Brooklyn Crescent Park for £500 towards the replacement of a section of the perimeter fence of the park which had been damaged be approved, to be funded from the Cheadle and Gatley Ward Flexibility Funding allocation.

 

7.

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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).

 

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

7.(i)

DC/067774 - 23 Brown Lane, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Separate application in relation to the previously approved  planning application number DC/064718

 

Additional works as follows:-

 

dormer roof extension/attic conversion

double storey side extension

single storey rear extension

lean-to-roof to front elevation over porch and garage

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Anthony Smith on 0161 474 3569 or email: anthony.smith@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

With the agreement of the Area Committee, plan no.  67774, a separate householder application for additional works in relation to the previously approved planning application number DC/064718, was withdrawn.

7.(ii)

DC/068131 - 50 Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Double storey side extension to front, 2 storey side extension over existing kitchen and side and rear single storey extension and front porch to existing detached house.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to

 

Officer Contact: Anthony Smith on 0161 474 3569  or email: anthony.smith@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 68131 for a double storey side extension to front, 2 storey side extension over existing kitchen and side and rear single storey extension and front porch to existing detached house at 50 Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and an informative that the applicant would need the consent of their neighbours to put temporary scaffolding on their land to facilitate the works.

7.(iii)

DC/067145 - Cheadle Heath Sports Club, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Installation of 6 no. 15 metres high masts with 2 no. floodlights per mast to existing 100 metres by 64 metres playing pitch.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3656 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 67145 for the installation of 6 no. 15 metres high masts with 2 no. floodlights per mast to existing 100 metres by 64 metres playing pitch at Cheadle Heath Sports Club, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and the floodlights to be illuminated until 6.30pm on Saturdays, and until 10.00pm on one week night each week (Monday to Friday).

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 54 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.

 

9.

Removal of Footpath 121 Cheadle and Gatley from the Definitive Map and Statement for Stockport pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to make a modification order to remove Footpath 121 Cheadle and Gatley from the Definitive Map and Statement for Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to make an Order under Section 53(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to remove Footpath 121 Cheadle and Gatley from the Definitive Map and Statement for Stockport.

 

Officer Contact: Ernest Nama on 0161 474 4595 or email: ernest.nama@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 and Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a proposal to make a modification order to remove Footpath 121 Cheadle and Gatley from the Definitive Map and Statement for Stockport.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to make a modification order under Section 53(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to remove Footpath 121 Cheadle and Gatley from the Definitive Map and Statement for Stockport, as shown by a continuous bold black line marked A-B on the plan attached to the report. 

10.

Polling Arrangements: Local Elections - 3 May 2018 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report sets out a proposal to replace the current polling place in Polling District CD due to the closure of St. Phillips Church, Boundary Road, Cheadle.

 

The views of the Area Committee are sought on the proposed change to the Council’s polling arrangements.

 

Officer Contact: Caroline Cooke on 0161 474 3173 or email: caroline.e.cooke@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) setting out a proposal to replace the current polling place in Polling District CD for the Local Elections on 3 May 2018 due to the closure of St. Phillips Church, Boundary Road, Cheadle.

 

Ward Councillors had suggested using the guide hut on Lavington Avenue, Cheadle as it was located in a central location in the polling district, but a site visit conducted by Officers from Electoral Services had found that the building lacked disabled access and that there would be problems in installing a ramp for use by disabled people due to the configuration of the building.

 

Officers had put forward Cheadle Heath Sports Club, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle as an alternative polling place.

 

RESOLVED – That the Chief Executive be recommended to approve Cheadle Heath Sports Club, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle as the polling place in Polling District CD for the Local Elections on 3 May 2018 due to the closure of St. Phillips Church, Boundary Road, Cheadle.

 

11.

Highgrove Road, Cheadle - Feasibility Report pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval for funds for a feasibility study to look at installing traffic calming features in the form of 'Give way' priority chicanes to slow down traffic on Highgrove Road, Cheadle.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the funding for the feasibility study.

 

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) seeking approval for funds for a feasibility study to look at installing traffic calming features in the form of ‘Give Way’ priority chicanes to slow down traffic on Highgrove Road, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the undertaking of a feasibility study to investigate proposals to install traffic calming features in the form of ‘Give Way’ priority chicanes to slow down traffic and for a utilities search to be carried out on Highgrove Road, Cheadle, at an approximate cost of £1,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation).

12.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Southview Gardens, Cheadle) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting) Order - Objection Report pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

 

The report sets out four objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting on Southview Gardens, Cheadle.

 

That the Traffic Regulation Order be introduced but amended to take into account the objections and as shown on Drawing No. NM8-4961-03.

 

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 objections which had been received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting on Southview Gardens, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the proposed Traffic Regulation Order Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting on Southview Gardens, Cheadle be amended to take into account the objections, as shown on drawing number NM8-4961-03 attached to the report and detailed below:-

 

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.

 

Southview 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.

 

Southview Gardens, Cheadle – ‘Monday – Friday No Waiting 8am to 6pm’

 

North / 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.

 

(2) That consideration be given to whether a residential parking scheme would help alleviate the parking problems in the area.

13.

The site of the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme

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Minutes:

(NOTE: The Chair was of the opinion that this item, although not included on the agenda for the meeting, should be considered as a matter of urgency in accordance with Section 100(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 to prevent undue delay in the consideration of the matter).

 

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

 

Councillor Pantall reminded the meeting that that the former Orrishmere Primary School had closed in July 2015 after the Council had agreed to merge the former Queens Road Primary School and Orrishmere Primary School and build a new, larger school on the Queens Road site. The newly named Oak Tree Primary School opened in September 2015.

 

Although the former Orrishmere Primary School site was initially held for possible further educational use by both the former Education Funding Agency and by the Council, Councillor Pantall was not aware that this had been the case since April 2017. Local residents had raised concerns with the Cheadle Hulme North Ward Councillors about the condition of the site, there had been a few incidents of anti-social behaviour and a general loss of amenity for local residents.

 

RESOLVED – That the Chief Executive be requested to expedite the Council taking a decision on the future use of the site of the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme as it appeared that there was no requirement for the site to be used for educational purposes.