Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 5th June, 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.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Paul Porgess be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Paul Porgess in the CHair

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2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair of the Area Committee of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Anna Charles-Jones be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 17 April 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

4.

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.

 

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)

Use of Motorbikes and Mopeds on the Ladybridge Valley Cycle Path

The item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor David Meller

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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 David Meller.

 

Sergeant Mark Ibbott and Pc Sarah Nathaniel from Greater Manchester Police attended the meeting in connection with the increasing use of the Ladybridge Valley Cycle Path by people using off road bikes. The representatives of the Police were thanked for the work that they had carried out over the last few weeks, although it was acknowledged that the issue tended to get moved to another area of the path rather than prevented. Residents were requested to report the details to enable the Police to build a picture of the persistent offenders.

 

It was reported that the Area Committee had previously requested that ‘A’ frames be installed at certain locations along the cycle path and this issue was being discussed with Disability Stockport.

 

The following general issues/comments were raised with the representatives of the Police by members of the public:-

 

  • There had been issues of a number of cyclists travelling through Cheadle village at excessive speed.
  • The Police were tackling issues of anti-social behaviour in the Cheadle area through Operation Barometer in helping to identify frequent offenders.

 

RESOLVED – That Sergeant Mark Ibbott and PC Sarah Nathaniel be thanked for their attendance.

6.(ii)

Lighting on the Bridleway between Bowmont Close and Warwick Close, Cheadle Hulme

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Paul Porgess

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Minutes:

Withy the agreement of the Area Committee, this item was withdrawn.

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:

Paul Clarke (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.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         A number of concerns had been raised in respect of the retail park around Cheadle Royal  where rubbish had been the subject of fly tipping around the surrounding vegetation and behind the recycling area and adjacent to the pond. The issue of excess packaging from products provided by the major stores was raised in this regard..

·         Fly tipping was also reported in Abney Hall Park, particularly by the railway bridge; at the railway bridge at the end of Foxlands Road; and the Parsonage Way end of The Cloisters, Cheadle and on Manchester Road, Cheadle.The need to educate members of the public was raised.

·         It was highlighted that a bollard at the end of Massie Street, Cheadle needed replacing.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke 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 - 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Guide Community Building pdf icon PDF 561 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Guide Community Building towards the repair of the main building floor of the community building.

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Minutes:

A representative of 5th Cheadle Hulme Scouts and Guides submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the repair of the main community building.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Guide Community Building for £1,000 towards the repair of the main building floor of the community building, to be funded from the Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation.

6.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle and Gatley Junior Football Club pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Cheadle and Gatley Junior Football Club towards the cost of balls, equipment and venue hire.

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Minutes:

With the agreement of the Area Committee, this application was deferred until the next meeting of the Area Committee.

6.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Edinburgh Tenants Association pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf Edinburgh Tenants Association for the cost of hanging baskets and flowers to decorate the garden at the Edinburgh Close sheltered housing scheme.

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Minutes:

A representative of Stockport Homes attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Edinburgh Tenants Association for the cost of hanging baskets and flowers to decorate the garden at the Edinburgh Close sheltered housing scheme.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from Edinburgh Tenants Association for £564 for the cost of hanging baskets and flowers to decorate the garden at the Edinburgh Close sheltered housing scheme, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward – £282

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £282

6.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Queens Gardens Residents Association pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of the Queens Gardens Residents Association for the cost of a trip to Manchester and a river cruise and afternoon tea for residents of the elderly persons’ sheltered housing scheme.

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Minutes:

A representative of Stockport Homes attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Queens Gardens Residents Association for the cost of a trip to Manchester and a river cruise and afternoon tea for residents of the elderly persons’ sheltered housing scheme.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from Queens Gardens Residents Association for £565.20 for the cost of a trip to Manchester and a river cruise and afternoon tea for residents of the elderly persons’ sheltered housing scheme, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £282.60

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £282.60

6.(xi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Get Connected C.I.C pdf icon PDF 828 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of Cheadle Get Connected towards the cost of equipment hire for ‘Picnic in the Park’, a free community event to be held in Abney Park on 22 July 2018.

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Minutes:

A representative of Cheadle Get Connected CIC attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards equipment hire and advertising for Picnic in the Park, a free community event which would take place at Abney Park on 22 July 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application from Cheadle Get Connected CIC for £200 towards equipment hire and advertising for Picnic in the Park, a free community event which would take place at Abney Park on 22 July 2018, to be funded from the Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation, subject to approval be given later in the meeting for the use of Abney Hall Park on 22 July 2018 for the event (Minute 14 from this meeting refers).

 

6.(xii)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was advised that the Heald Green Community Festival would be held on 30 June 2018 and Gatley Festival on 1 July 2018.

 

In addition, All Hallows Church would be holding a picnic in the park on 23 June 2018 in Adswood Park.

 

7.

Development Application

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

 

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 application will be considered by the Area Committee:-

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Minutes:

A development application was 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)

DC068598 - Bruntwood Park, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Temporary planning permission for three years for the siting of a green steel storage container in staff car park for storage associated with the hotel

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee to grant temporary planning permission for three years.

 

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. 68598 for temporary planning permission for three years for the siting of a green steel storage container in the staff car park for storage associated with the hotel at Bruntwood Park, Cheadle

 

a representative spoke in support of the application

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant temporary planning permission for three years.

 

8.

South East Manchester Multi Modal (SEMMM) Strategy Refresh - Consultation Draft pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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

 

In November 2017, Cabinet reviewed and agreed Stockport’s transport priorities following the outcomes of the South East Manchester Mutli Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) Issues and Options consultation.

Work has been progressing since this agreement was reached, to translate these priorities into a draft SEMMM Strategy document ready for public consultation prior to its final adoption by both Stockport and Cheshire East Councils.

A public consultation on the draft Strategy commenced on Monday 21st May and is due to run for a 6 week period. Following the consultation, the draft Strategy will be reviewed and revised in light of the feedback received and a final version will be submitted for consideration by the Council later this year.

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

 

Officer contact Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 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 a draft South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy which set out the priorities for the SEMMMS area up to 2040 and presenting what the delivery of the strategy in its entirety could mean for the SEMMMS area. Whilst the delivery of the package of schemes would be subject to further investigations to evaluate the technical feasibility and commercial viability of individual schemes, the draft Strategy presented the priorities for the SEMMMS area which should be explored further and progressed by both the Council, its partners and wider stakeholders.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • Concern was expressed that the on-line form being used for the consultation did not allow people to comment on the individual proposals.
  • Members needed to see more of the background information and analysis of the options, for example with regard to the proposal for a roundabout at the Gatley crossroads junction on the A34. It was confirmed that more detailed modelling would be undertaken on this option and reported to Members.
  • Concern was expressed that there had already been a lot of modelling in the past of traffic at the Gatley crossroads junction on the A34 and that the proposals approximately four or five years ago had been rejected by Highways England.
  • The severe air quality problems around the Gatley crossroads junction on the A34 were highlighted.
  • Concern was expressed that there was an absence of proposals for Heald Green.
  •  In response to a question, the Area Committee was advised that the Council was working closely with Cheshire East Council about promoting consultation events on the Councils’ respective websites and social media channels, and via press releases and emails.
  • The priority to extend the use of public transport was welcomed.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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

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9.

Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Annual Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer

 

The report advises the Area Committee of the financial standing of the Trust and for Members to formally adopt the Financial Accounts of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust for the year ending 31 March 2018 and consider the investment stategy that they wish to follow.

 

The Area Committee is requested to:-

 

·         note the contents of the report

·         formally adopt the Financial Accounts of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust for the year ending 31 March 2018;

·         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 of the financial standing of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust and requesting Members to formally adopt the Financial Accounts of the Trust which were contained in Appendix One to the report.

 

The Area Committee, acting in its capacity as Trustee for the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust:-

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Financial Accounts of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust for the year ending 31 March  2018, included as Appendix 1 to the report, be adopted.

 

(3) That £35,000 from the Trust be allocated and further consideration given to supporting voluntary groups for children and young people, young carers, addressing loneliness amongst children and young people, and supporting sports groups for people of all ages.

 

(4) That with regard to the investment policy, approval be given to a gradual move of funds from the deposit account to the investment account to make the most of the dividend.

 

Executive Business

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10.

Tatton Close, off Tarvin Road, Cheadle - Proposed Traffic Regulation Order

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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 result of an investigation into vehicles parked on the footway causing damage to a manhole cover on Tatton Close, off Tarvin Road, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order and shown on Drawing No. NM8-5010-02 attached to the report, at an approximate cost of £850 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation) and, subject to the receipt of no objections being received within the statutory period from the advertisement date, the Order be made:-

 

No Waiting At Any Time

 

Tarvin Road (South Side)

 

From a point 12.5 metres north west of the intersection of the north western kerb line of Tatton Close, to a point 12 metres south east of the south eastern kerb line of Tatton Close.

 

Tatton Close (Both Sides)

 

From the intersections of the southern kerb line of Tarvin Road for a distance of 12 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Tatton Close (Bend adjacent to property no. 1 - Both Sides)

 

On the bend approximately 40 metres south west of the junction of Tarvin Road, to a point 4 metres south east of the projected building line of the south western corner of property no. 1.

 

Tatton Close (South Side)

 

From a point 2 metres north west of the projected building line of properties nos. 40 and 42 heading in a south easterly direction for 8 metres, then heading in a south westerly direction for 7 metres.

11.

Wilmslow Road, Heald Green - Bus Stop Clearway pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

The report sets out the findings of as consultation exercise with local residents and seeks approval for the introduction of a ‘No Stopping Except for Buses’ Clearway Order on an existing bus stop situated within the layby on the west side of Wilmslow Road, opposite the Southgate Business Park.

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the proposals to introduce a ‘No Stopping Except Buses’ Clearway as detailed in the report.

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 findings of a consultation exercise with local residents and seeking approval to the introduction of a ‘No Stopping Except for Buses’ Clearway Order on an existing bus stop situated within the layby on the west side of Wilmslow Road, opposite the Southgate Business Park.

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the proposals to introduce a ‘No Stopping Except for Buses’ Clearway Order on an existing bus stop situated within the layby on the west side of Wilmslow Road, opposite the Southgate Business Park, as identified in the schedule below, under Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 at a cost of £300 to be funded from the Strategic Delegated Budget:-

 

Position of Bus Stop Bay

 

Wilmslow Road, Heald Green - west side,from a point 105 metres, south west of the intersections of the southern kerb line of Outwood Road for a distance of 59 metres in a south westerly direction.

12.

Park Event application - Use of Abney Hall Park (Picnic in the Park) - 22 July 2018 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from Cheadle Get-Connected to hold a community picnic in Abney Hall Park on 22 July 2018.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the application, subject to the organiser obtaining appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances and submitting these and any fees due at least one week prior to the event.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or email: iain.bate@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 application from Cheadle Get Connected to hold a community picnic in Abney Hall Park on 22 July 2018.

 

RESOLVED - That the application from Cheadle Get Connected to hold a community picnic in Abney Hall Park on 22 July 2018 be approved, subject to the organiser obtaining appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances and submitting these and any fees due at least one week prior to the event.

 

13.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokespersons pdf icon PDF 31 KB

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

A copy of the Ward Spokesperson Protocol approved by the Area Committee at its meeting on 23 May 2011 is attached for information.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons in accordance with the Protocol.

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration could consult on highway maintenance and traffic management issues.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons for highways and traffic issues in the Cheadle area for 2018/19:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward – Councillor Graham Greenhalgh

 

Cheadle Hulme North Ward – Councillor David Meller

                                                     Councillor Paul Porgess

 

Heald Green Ward               - Councillor Sylvia Humphreys

                                       

14.

Remembrance Day Poppies for Lighting Columns pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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

 

The report advices the Area Committee of the availability of large poppies which can be erected on lighting columns in November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.

 

The Area Committees is requested to consider if they wish to erect commemorative poppies on lighting columns in accordance with guidance and if so to advise the Director of the number of poppies that they wish to display. 

 

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

 

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Minutes:

(NOTE: The Chair was of the opinion that this item, although not included on the agenda, should be considered as a matter of urgency in accordance with Section 100B (4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 in order that the Area Committee could consider the proposed acquisition of large poppies prior to the deadline for the submission of orders).

 

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 the availability of large poppies which could be erected on lighting columns in November this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration, in consultation with the Ward Highways Spokespersons, be authorised to determine the number of large poppies that should be purchased for the Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme North and Heald Green Wards.