Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 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 75 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 December 2018 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:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal and Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Iain Roberts

Agenda item 8 ‘Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment – The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Draft for Consultation’  as an employee of BECG, Built Environment Communications Group.

 

Councillor Roberts left the room during consideration of the item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

 

3.

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.

4.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 86 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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decision taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide a detailed update to the next meeting of the Area Committee on the following traffic schemes in particular:-

 

·         Vaudrey Drive, Cheadle Hulme – Residents’ Parking

·         Gatley Green, Gatley – installation of a small build-out at the end of Gatley Green.

·         Francis Street/Stockport Road, Cheadle – investigation works to look at improving the exiting of vehicles.

·         Highgrove Road between Gatley Road/Broadway – proposals to install  priority chicanes/traffic calming (2 no. locations).

·         Turnfield Road/Cringle Drive, Cheadle – extension of existing double yellow lines.

·         Milton Crescent, Cheadle – objection report needs to be submitted to the Area Committee.

·         Daylesford Crescent, Cheadle – investigation of visibility issues turning right onto Schools Hill.

·         Cuthbert Road, Cheadle – problem of vehicles parking on bends/pedestrian access.

 

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.

 

The first public question submitted was regarding the speed of traffic on Gatley Road, Cheadle on the section from the A34 junction to the High Street, Cheadle (in both directions) and requested the Area Committee to consider the following:-

 

·         reduce the speed limit to 20mph

·         install/erect speed limit signs

·         install a digital speed indicator

·         place the mobile speed camera in the bus stop area.

·         use a community speed camera operated by local residents.

 

The questioner was advised that whilst a 20mph speed limit had been put on High Street, Cheadle, this was in a location where there was a lot of crossing movements which had caused a road casualty problem and it would be inappropriate in this location. The road had an urban 30mph speed limit and repeater signs were not permitted on such roads. A Speed Indicator Sign could be erected for a period of time on the road and could be erected if requested by the Cheadle and Gatley Ward Councillors. The questioner was further advised that there were strict rules governing the erection of safety cameras relating to casualty figures. It was unlikely that this would qualify, but the casualty statistics could be checked by Officers and if there was a problem referred to the Greater Manchester Casualty Reduction Partnership in order to investigate further. The questioner was further advised that Community Speedwatch was organised by Greater Manchester Police not the Council.

 

The second question submitted was regarding the paving slabs on the pavement along both sides of the end of Gatley Road/start of the High Street in Cheadle which were loose with some in a dangerous condition as they were a trip hazard.

 

The questioner was advised that the area was regularly inspected and any defects that met the Council’s investigatory levels were picked up for repair. As with any surface or construction type, deterioration was to be expected and maintenance was required to keep the surface in a serviceable condition over its life span. Damage to flagged footways was usually caused by vehicles driving onto the footpath but also by utility companies who carried out new connections/repairs etc and disturbed the paving and foundation. Water discharging onto the footway from surrounding buildings was also a factor.

 

The flags were laid on a substantial foundation but this would not protect indefinitely against vehicle overrun. Flags became de-bonded from the foundation/bedding and grit etc got under the flags causing then to rock. Inspection of the foundation during recent maintenance works had shown that the foundations were still in a serviceable condition. The Council expected to continue carrying out maintenance to the flags in line with expected deterioration.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the public questions and the responses given be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

be requested to examine the possibility of installing a Speed Indicator Sign on a section of Gatley Road from the A34 junction to the High Street, Cheadle.

 

5.(iii)

Restructure of Public Protection and Public Realm pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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

 

The report provides details of a new structure in Place Management to bring together the Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a Neighbourhood Team.

 

The relevant Neighbourhood Manager will attend the meeting to answer any questions from councillors.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Ian Walmsley on 0161 474 4382 or email:

ian.walmsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

Mark Glynn (Director of Place Management, Stockport Council) and Peter Cooke (West Neighbourhood Manager) attended the meeting to provide an overview of a new structure in Place Management to bring together the Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a Neighbourhood Team and outlined how the new service aimed to work closely with Members to address those concerns that were of greatest concern to local residents.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         The approach set out in the report was generally welcomed.

·         The retention of the specialist knowledge and the role of the Public Realm Inspectors as Members’ first port of call was supported. The differing areas of expertise should help solve some of the more intractable problems.

·         The decision not to include highways officers and traffic enforcement officers in the teams was queried.

 

RESOVLED – That Mark Glynn and Peter Cooke be thanked for their attendance.

 

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:

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.

 

·         Damage to the verges at the top of Queensway, Heald Green was highlighted.

·         There should be a way of informing Councillors if, for example, a refuse collection round had to be cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke be thanked for his attendance.

 

5.(v)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

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 - Heald Green and Long Lane Ratepayers' Association pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Heald Green and Long Lane Ratepayers’ Association towards the cost of the installation of a community owned and operated CCTV system for the Heald Green retail area on Finney Lane.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that the application from Heald Green and Long Lane Ratepayers’ Association towards the cost of the installation of a community owned and operated CCTV system for the Heald Green retail area on Finney Lane had been withdrawn.

5.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Gatley Village Partnership pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Gatley Village Partnership to part fund the publicity and the cost of the school caretaker for the Sports Day.

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Minutes:

A representative of Gatley Village Partnership attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding to part fund the publicity and the cost of the school caretaker for Gatley Sports Day.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from Gatley Village Partnership for £400 to part fund the publicity and the cost of the school caretaker for the Gatley Sports Day, to be funded from the Area Committee Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation).

5.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Get Connected CIC pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Cheadle Get Connected CIC for work to engage with various community sectors with the aim of creating a dementia friendly community in Cheadle.

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Minutes:

With the agreement of the Area Committee, this application was deferred until the next meeting of the Area Committee as the applicant was unable to attend the meeting.

 

5.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Grove Lane Baptist Church Day Centre pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To consider an application received from Grove Lane Baptist Church Day Centre for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of replacement kitchen furniture.

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A representative of Grove Lane Baptist Church Day Centre attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of replacement kitchen furniture.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Grove Lane Baptist Church for £300 towards the cost of kitchen furniture, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £80

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £170

Heald Green Ward - £50

6.

Development Application pdf icon PDF 43 KB

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/planning. 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 Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC/071904 - 175 Stanley Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 113 KB

First floor rear extension and construction of front portico

 

The Planning and Highways Regulation Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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

 

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In respect of plan no. 71904 for first floor rear extension and construction of front portico at 175 Stanley 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.

7.

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: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

8.

Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment - The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Draft for Consultation pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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

 

The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) was approved for public consultation at a meeting of the Joint Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)/Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Joint Board on 11 January 2019. The formal consultation on the document commenced on 21 January 2019 and will run until 18 March 2019.This is the next stage of the process which follows on from an initial consultation on a first Draft GMSF, which ran from October 2016 to January 2017.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Steve Johnson on 0161 474 3509 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 consultation process on the latest iteration of ‘The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.  It was stated that the formal consultation on the document had commenced on 21 January 2019 and would run until 18 March 2019.

 

It was also reported that since the publication of the report, the dates for the consultation events in Heald Green had now been agreed. These would include a local drop in event at Christ Church Hall on 12 February, a public meeting on 12 February at Heald Green Village Hall and a drop in event on 13 February at Heald Green Village Hall.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Proposal for the site of the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Education Services

 

The report provides an update on proposals for the future use of the site of the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Bell on 0161 474 3846 or email: stephen.bell@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Director of Education Services (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on proposals for the future use of the site of the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That Members of the Area Committee be provided with an update on the response from the Education and Skills Funding Agency/ Department for Education on the suitability of the site for a secondary Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) free school as soon as it is received.

10.

National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) A560 Cheadle/Cheadle Heath Corridor - Progress Report pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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

 

The report updates the Area Committee on progress on the NPIF schemes at:-

 

·         A560 Stockport Road/M60 Junction 2 ‘Roscoes’ Roundabout

·         Abney Hall Park Path and Path Links to Manchester Road.

·         A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

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

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress on the National Productivity Investment Fund schemes at:-

 

·         the A560 Stockport Road/M60 Junction 2 ‘Roscoes’ Roundabout

·         Abney Hall Park Path and Path Links to Manchester Road

·         A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The works to Abney Hall Park were supported with regard to the tree improvement work, but the information did not appear to have been conveyed to members of the public  that the trees to be lost would be replaced at a ratio of 2:1.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That a further progress report be submitted to the next meeting of the Area Committee.

11.

Ladybridge Park Estate, Cheadle Hulme - 20mph Speed Limit Order pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal for a 20mph Speed Limit Order covering the easterly part of the Ladybridge Park Estate in Cheadle Hulme.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve the statutory legal advertising of the 20mph Speed Limit Traffic Regulation Order in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days of the advertisement date, the Order can be made.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a proposal for a 20mph Speed Limit Order covering the easterly part of the Ladybridge Park Estate in Cheadle Hulme.

 

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 £2,060 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation) and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made:-

 

20mph Speed Limit

 

Full length of: Adam Close, Bridgend Close, Edenbridge Road, Elmsted Close, Eveside Close, Greenford Close, Middlefields, Shiredale Close, Tipton Close, Twining Brook Road (including that part within 15 metres of Ladybrook Road), Watersedge Close, Windfields Close.

 

12.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Cherington Road and Broadway, Cheadle (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2018 - Objection Report pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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

 

The report sets out an objection to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order, for the Cherington Road / Broadway area of Cheadle.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve that Order be made as recommended in paragraph 4 of 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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an objection received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for the Cherington Road/Broadway area of Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That, in the light of the objection received, approval be given to the Order being amended as detailed in Appendix A and shown on Drawing No. NM8-5035-02 attached to the report.

13.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Wensley Road and Gatley Road, Cheadle) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2018 - Objection Report pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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

 

The report sets out an objection to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order, for the Wensley Road / Gatley Road area of Cheadle.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve 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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an objection received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for the Wensley Road/Gatley Road area of Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That, notwithstanding the objection received, the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve that the Traffic Regulation Order for the Wensley Road/Gatley Road area of Cheadle be made as advertised.

14.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Hall Street, Cheadle) (Prohibition of Waiting) and (Revocation) Order 2018 - Objection Report pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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

 

The report sets out a number of objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for the Hall Road area of Cheadle.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a number of objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for the Hall Road area of Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED - That, notwithstanding the objections received, the Order be made as advertised.

15.

Christmas Lights in Gatley pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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

The Area Committee is requested to agree funding for additional Christmas Tree lights on Gatley Green and funding to cover vandalism of the Christmas lights in Gatley, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation).

Officer Contact: Graeme Vout on 0161 474 4562 or email: graeme.vout@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) confirming funding for additional Christmas lights and replacement Christmas lights in the Cheadle and Gatley Ward.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to funding for additional Christmas Tree Lights on Gatley Green at a cost of £1,655.60 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation) and also funding to cover the vandalism of the Christmas Lights in Gatley at a cost of £259.26 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation).

16.

Park Event Application: Use of Bruntwood Park BMX Track (North Region Championships) - 14th July 2019 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 Bruntwood Park BMX Club to host Round 9 of the North Region Championships in the park on Sunday, 14th July 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended 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: Jane Bardsley on 0161 474 2279 or email: jane.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from Bruntwood Park BMX Club to host Round 9 of the North Region Championships in the park on 14 July 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Bruntwood Park BMX Club to host round 9 of the North Region Championships in the park on 14 July 2019, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place.