Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 January 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 29 January 2019 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.

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 90 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 decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • A report on the objections received to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order on Milton Crescent Cheadle needed to be submitted to the Area Committee as a matter of urgency.
  • The request for residents’ parking schemes on Vaudrey Drive and Madison Avenue, Cheadle Hulme had been outstanding for a long time. Although residents’ parking schemes were in abeyance pending a review of the policy, evidence has been obtained that schemes that were proposed after this time had been introduced in other parts of the borough.

·         A response was still awaited from the Department for Education regarding the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme and Members of the Area Committee asked to 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 was received.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

Three public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         A question was submitted 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.

·         Two questions were submitted regarding the request for residents’ parking schemes on Vaudrey Drive and Madison Avenue, Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That a representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to attend the next meeting of the Area Committee in connection with particular regard to the quality of the work on the High Street, Cheadle and wider issues with regard to the Council’s policy on highway maintenance and highway safety

 

(2) That it be noted that the public questions regarding the request for residents’ parking schemes on Vaudrey Drive and Madison Avenue, Cheadle Hulme had already been debated and responded to under item 4 on the agenda on ‘Progress on Area Committee Decisions.

5.(iii)

Public Realm

The local Public Realm Inspector will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at the last committee meetings. Councillors and Members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environmental quality.

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Minutes:

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:-

 

  • The parking of vehicles on the grass court at Ladybridge Court was raised.
  • The need for members of the public to continually report issues was highlighted.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke be thanked for his attendance.

5.(iv)

Petitions

St. Lesmo Road, Edgeley – Removal of Road Hump

 

To report the receipt of a petition from twenty eight residents of St. Lesmo Road, Edgeley requesting the removal of a road hump outside numbers 48-50 and 49-51.

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported the receipt of the following two petitions:-

 

  • A petition from twenty two residents of Bannister Drive and Beatrice Avenue, Cheadle Hulme requesting residents’ parking.
  • A petition from sixty six residents of the Twining Brook Road and Edenbridge Road sections of the Ladybridge estate, Cheadle Hulme requesting that the Council investigates the junction of Twining Brook Road and Ladybridge Road with regard to improving the exit from the estate.

 

RESOLVED – That the petitions be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for investigation with an initial request that reports be submitted to the meeting of the Area Committee on 11 June 2019.

 

5.(v)

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.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider a request from First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of a summer house and small shed.

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Minutes:

A representative of First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of a summer house and small shed.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £1,000 to First Steps Orrishmere Pre-School towards the cost of a summer house and small shed, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation).

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding -St. Cuthbert's Church, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider an application received from St. Cuthbert’s Church for equipment to held establish a community café at the church, in partnership with Pure Innovations.

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Minutes:

A representative of St. Cuthbert’s Church, Cheadle attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding for equipment to help establish a community café at the church, in partnership with Pure Innovations.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application for Ward Flexibility Funding from St. Cuthbert’s Church, Cheadle for £602 for equipment to help establish a community café at the church, in partnership with Pure Innovations, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation).

5.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Heald Green Friday Hub pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Heald Green Friday Hub towards the cost of various items of equipment for the hub.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this application had been withdrawn.

5.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Christ Church Catholic Church, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 9 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Christ Church Catholic Church towards the cost of a defibrillator.

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Minutes:

A representative of Christ Church Catholic Church, Heald Green attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of a defibrillator.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application for Ward Flexibility Funding  from Christ Church Catholic Church, Heald Green for £2,000 towards the cost of a defibrillator, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heald Green Ward allocation).

5.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Heald Green Methodist Pre-School pdf icon PDF 784 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Heald Green Methodist Pre-School towards the cost of defibrillator.

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Minutes:

An application for Ward Flexibility Funding was submitted from Heald Green Methodist Pre-School towards the cost of a defibrillator.

 

RESOLVED – That, in the absence of the applicant, authority be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive to approve funding to Heald Green Methodist Pre-School, in consultation with the Chair of the Area Committee and Ward Councillors.

5.(xi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Further Applications 2018/19

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RESOLVED – That the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair, following consultation with Ward Members, be authorised to determine any further applications for funding received before the end of the current financial year.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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/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)

DC071580 - 36 Foxland Road, Gatley pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Change of use from retail (class A1) to tuition/education centre (class D1)

 

The Area 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. 71580 for a change of use from retail (class A1) to tuition/education centre (class D1) at 36 Foxland Road, Gatley

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (Seven for) That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

 

6.(ii)

DC/072001 - Cheadle Heath Sports Club, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Improvement of club facilities to provide one spectator shelter

 

The Area 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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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 72001 for the improvement of club facilities to provide one spectator shelter 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.

6.(iii)

DC/071697 - 120 Lavington Avenue, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Two storey and single storey rear extension

 

The Area 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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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 71697 for a two storey and single storey rear extension at 120 Lavington Avenue, Cheadle

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning perrmission be granted.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & 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.

 

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.

Revision to ‘Recreational Open Space Provision and Commuted Payments’ Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’. The current Supplementary Planning Guidance provides supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrates how commuted sums will be used in maintaining and enhancing the open space assets across the borough.

 

The Area Committee is invited to note and comment on the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

 

Officer Contacts: Sally Maguire/Vincent Mcintyre on 0161 474 2738 or email: sally.maguire@stockport.gov.uk/vincent.mcinytre@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 to consult on a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for ‘Recreational Open Space and Commuted Payments’. The current supplementary Planning Guidance provided supplementary guidance on the implementation of Stockport’s Development Plan policies relating to sport, leisure and play facilities. The guidance document demonstrated how commuted sums would be used in maintaining and enhancing the open space and open space assets across the borough.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • The document suggested that smaller areas of play may be permitted in larger developments and clarification was sought on this issue.
  • Permitted development removed the control allowed to local authorities through Section 106 Agreements.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) A560 Cheadle/Cheadle Heath Corridor - Progress Report pdf icon PDF 86 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 (NPIF) schemes at:-

 

  • A560 Stockport Road/M60 Junction 2 ‘Roscoe’s’ Roundabout
  • Abney Hall Park Path and Path Links to Manchester road
  • A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester road junction.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Installation of CCTV System - Finney Lane Retail Area, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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

 

The Area Committee is requested to confirm funding for the installation of a wholly building mounted, community owned and operated CCTV system for the main Heald Green retail area on Finney Lane.

 

Officer Contact: Peter Cooke on 0161 474 4851 or email: peter.cooke@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) requesting the Area Committee to confirm funding for the installation of a wholly building mounted, community owned and operated CCTV system for the main Heald Green retail area on Finney Lane.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the installation of a wholly building mounted, community owned and operated CCTV system for the main Heald Green retail area on Finney Lane at a cost of £11,330, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heald Green Ward allocation).

 

11.

Tarvin Road, Cheadle - Hazard Line Markings pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The report considers parking and safety issues at the two sharp bends on Tarvin Road, Cheadle.

 

The Area Committee is requested to agree hazard line carriage way markings on Tarvin Road, Cheadle.

 

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

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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) regarding parking and safety issues at the two sharp bends on Tarvin Road, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the installation of hazard line markings on Tarvin Road, Cheadle, as shown on drawings NM18-6288-01 and NM818-6288-02 attached to the report, at an estimated cost of £400 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation).

 

12.

Newlands Road, Cheadle - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval to the revocation and approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Order as a result of highway improvement works at Newlands Road, Cheadle.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed 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: Andrew Varey on 0161 474 4809 or email: andrew.varey@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) regarding the revocation and introduction of a Traffic Regulation Order as a result of highway improvement works at Newlands 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 on Newlands Road, Cheadle, at an approximate cost of £500 to be funded from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made:-

 

Revocation of Existing No Waiting at Any Time

 

Newlands Road, Cheadle -, south east side, from a point 2 metres north east of the north easterly kerb line of Manchester Road for a distance of 9.2m in a north easterly direction.

 

Proposed Limited Waiting Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm for 2 Hours No Return within 2 Hours

 

Newlands Road, Cheadle - south east side, from a point 2 metres north east of the easterly kerb line of Manchester Road for a distance of 9.2m in a north easterly direction.

 

13.

LADYBRIDGE ROAD, CHEADLE HULME - BENCH pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the introduction of a bench on the grass verge on Ladybridge Road, opposite Twining Brook Road.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the funding for the bench on Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme and the additional works.

 

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) seeking approval to the provision of a bench on the grass verge on Ladybridge Road, opposite Twining Brook Road.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the introduction of a bench and additional works on the grass verge on Ladybridge Road, opposite Twining Brook Road, as indicated on plan NM18_6292_01 attached to the report, at an estimated cost of £1,420 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation).

14.

Mill Lane Cemetery - Flower Trader Proposal pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Corporate and Support Services

 

The report sets out a proposal to grant an individual permission to sell flowers at Mill Lane Cemetery to visiting members of the public.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the contents of the report and provide any comments on the proposals.

 

Officer Contact: Lindsay Bryan on 0161 474 4228 or email: lindsay.bryan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) regarding a proposal to grant an individual permission to sell flowers inside Mill Lane Cemetery, Cheadle to visiting members of the public for an initial period of twelve months.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

15.

Gatley Recreation Ground Sports Area pdf icon PDF 59 KB

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

 

The report details the proposed improvement of the existing sports area in Gatley Recreation Ground and requests support to consult on the two options.

 

The Area Committee is requested to support consultation with stakeholders to establish the preferred option.

 

Officer Contact: Richard Booker on 0161 474 4829 or email: richard.booker@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) detailing the proposed improvement of the existing sports area at Gatley Recreation Ground and requesting support to consult on the following two options:-

 

·         Option 1 – sports provision favouring football and basketball with tennis provision provided through solo play rebound bounds.

·         Option 2 – retaining the tennis court provision and upgrading the neighbouring court to provide for football and basketball.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to consultation taking place with stakeholders in order to establish the preferred option for improvements to the existing sports area at Gatley Recreation Ground.

16.

Highways Maintenance Delegated Budget Scheme - Finney Lane, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to provide and install four new benches on Finney Lane, Heald Green.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to support the maintenance scheme outlined in the report and authorise the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

 

Officer Contact: Chris Pollitt on 0161 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@tockport.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 proposed highway maintenance scheme on Finney Lane, Heald Green to provide and install four new benches.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the provision and installation of four new benches on Finney Lane, Heald Green at an estimated cost of £4,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heald Green Ward allocation).