Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 11th June, 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.

Election of Chair

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

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Minutes:

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

Councillor Anna Charles-Jones in the Chair

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2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

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

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 April 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 9 April 2019 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.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 80 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 area flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton, 0161 474 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 comment was made/issue raised:-

 

·         Members expressed concern at the time taken for some traffic schemes to be progressed.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

7.

Community Engagement

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7.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair and other Members of the Area Committee advised the meeting of the following local community events to be held over the next few weeks:-

 

·         the ‘Great Get Together’ being held on 21 June 2019 at Cheadle Mosque and Community Centre.

·         Gatley Festival and Heald Green Community Festival which were being held on 29 June 2019.

·         cream teas being served at All Hallows Church, Cheadle on 14 June and 15 June 2019.

 

7.(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:

No public questions were submitted.

 

7.(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:-

 

·         There was a responsibility on the licensee of the Kenilworth public house, Cheadle Hulme to ensure that no glasses were left outside the curtilage of the public house on Bannister Drive.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke be thanked for his attendance.

 

 

7.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

 

7.(v)

Open Forum - Proposals to Improve Air Quality for Greater Manchester pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration will attend the meeting and make a presentation on proposals to improve air quality for Greater Manchester.

 

 

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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) and attended the meeting to make a presentation in respect of proposals to improve air quality in Greater Manchester.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • A Member felt that the proposals were only addressing half the problem insofar as the emphasis was not on fewer emissions. The message should be relayed to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority that it needed to deliver on reducing emissions generally, not just cleaner emissions. A move towards fewer car journeys should be encouraged, but this was out of scope of the proposals.
  • Taxis and private hire vehicles would be affected by the proposals irrespective of where in the country they were registered.
  • There needed to be a holistic strategy that encouraged the use and access to public transport.
  • The proposals were being promoted to small businesses via advertisements on buses, social media and groups such as the South Manchester professional organisation who dealt with sole traders.
  • The consultation should include as many professional organisations as possible.
  • A great deal of work was being carried out to monitor the responses received to the consultation.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.(vi)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Civic Society pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Cheadle Civic Society towards the cost of new pots, plants etc. to maintain Cheadle Library garden.

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Minutes:

A representative of Cheadle Civic Society attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of new pots, plants etc to maintain Cheadle library garden.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £300 being awarded to Cheadle Civic Society towards the cost of new pots, plants etc to maintain Cheadle library garden, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation - £150

Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation - £150

 

7.(vii)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Village Partnership pdf icon PDF 329 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the provision and promotion of events on the day of the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market.

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Minutes:

A representative of Cheadle Village Partnership attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the provision and promotion of events on the day of the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £900 being awarded to Cheadle Village Partnership towards the provision and promotion of events on the day of the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £200

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £400

Heald Green Ward - £300

 

7.(viii)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Abney Scout and Guide Residential and Training Centre pdf icon PDF 692 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of the renovation of the kitchen at the centre.

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Minutes:

A representative of Abney Scout and Guide Residential and Training Centre attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of the renovation of the kitchen at the centre.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the funding should more appropriately be made from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust.

 

(2) That the Area Committee, acting in its capacity as trustee of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust, gives approval to funding of £1,000 being awarded to the Abney Scout and Guide Residential and Training Centre from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust towards the cost of the renovation of the kitchen at the centre.

7.(ix)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding: Gatley Festival Committee pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding for the provision of new bunting which is used along Church Road/Gatley Road during the festival and to contribute towards the cost of overnight security for the Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Minutes:

A representative of Gatley Festival Committee attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding for the provision of new bunting which is used along Church Road/Gatley Road during the festival and to contribute towards the cost of overnight security for the Friday and Saturday evenings.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £300 being awarded to the Gatley Festival Committee for the provision of new bunting and the cost of overnight security for the festival, to be funded from the Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation.

 

7.(x)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Gatley Festival Committee - New Plants pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider an application  for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the provision of new plants in the public planters on Church Road, and the central area on Gatley Green.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Gatley Festival Committee attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Gatley Festival Committee towards the provision of new plants in the public planters on Church Road, and the central area on Galey Green.

 

RESOLVED – That the request be funding be declined.

8.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 45 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

8.(i)

DC/072002 - Cheadle Heath Sports Club, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Application to vary condition 3 (hours of use) of the existing spectator shelter approved under DC/05629.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

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. 72002 for an application to vary condition 3 9hours of use) of the existing spectator shelter approved under DC/05629 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.

8.(ii)

DC/072368 - 15 Firs Road, Gatley pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Forming 4 no. roof dormers, new single storey rear extension with roof lantern, garage conversion, patio, window alterations and boundary fence

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

 

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. 72368 forming 4 no. roof dormers, new single storey rear extension with roof lantern, garage conversion, patio, window alterations and boundary fence at 15 Firs Road, Gatley, it was:-

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

9.

DC073460 - Adjoining Authority Consultation - Garden Village, Handforth pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration on any planning applications relevant to the Cheadle area.

 

DC/073460: Adjoining Local Authority Consultation – hybrid planning application proposing a new mixed-use settlement for the Garden Village at Handforth. It comprises two parts: (1) Outline planning application, including: demolition works (unspecified); around 1500 new homes (class C3); new employment uses (class B1 & B2); new mixed-use local (village) centre (classes A1-A5 inclusive, B1(a), C1, C2, C3, D1 & D2); new green infrastructure; and associated infrastructure. All detailed matters (appearance, means of access, landscaping, layout & scale) reserved for subsequent approval. (2) Full planning application for initial preparation and infrastructure works (IPIW), including: ground remediation, re-profiling and preparation works; highway works; drainage works; utilities works; replacement A34 bridge works: green infrastructure works; and other associated infrastructure.

 

The comments of the Area Committee are sought on the proposals before the Council formally responds to the proposals.

 

Officer Contact: Emma Curle on 0161 474 3542 or email: emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 73460  for a hybrid planning application proposing a new mixed-use settlement for the Garden Village at Handforth comprising two parts:-

 

 (1) Outline planning application, including: demolition works (unspecified); around 1500 new homes (class C3); new employment uses (class B1 & B2); new mixed-use local (village) centre (classes A1-A5 inclusive, B1(a), C1, C2, C3, D1 & D2); new green infrastructure; and associated infrastructure. All detailed matters (appearance, means of access, landscaping, layout & scale) reserved for subsequent approval.

 

(2) Full planning application for initial preparation and infrastructure works (IPIW), including: ground remediation, re-profiling and preparation works; highway works; drainage works; utilities works; replacement A34 bridge works: green infrastructure works; and other associated infrastructure.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • Members of the Area Committee had strong reservations about the proposals.
  • Concern was expressed how Cheshire East Council proposed to mitigate the effect on air quality and traffic congestion for the residents of Stockport, given the size of the development.
  • Concern was expressed in relation to the impact of the proposed development on the highway network within Stockport, and with particular regard to the A34. At the start of the process when the proposals were first mooted, the Council was advised that the planning application would include reference to funding for a major scheme to address the traffic problems at the junction of Kingsway and Gatley Road, Gatley.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to incorporate the Area Committee’s comments in the Council’s formal response to the adjoining authority consultation.

10.

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.

11.

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 National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) schemes at:-

 

-       Roscoe’s Roundabout;

-       Abney Hall Park Paths and Newland Road;

-       A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction; and

-       A560 traffic signal linking between the Farmers Arms and Wilmslow Road.

 

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

 

-       Roscoe’s Roundabout;

-       Abney Hall Park Paths and Newland Road;

-       A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction; and

-       A560 traffic signal linking between the Farmers Arms and Wilmslow Road.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • A Member requested a copy of the Project Initiation Document for Cheadle Road.
  • The maintenance of bus services to Cheadle College was important. It was confirmed that the works would not start until the examinations in the summer term had finished.
  • There had been some degree of non-compliance with the one way system which had been in force on Manchester Road.
  • The use of motorbikes and mopeds on the paths in Abney Hall Park by some people remained a problem.
  • The dedicated web page for the works was commended.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

The Area Committee acting in its capacity as trustee of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust

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12.

Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer

 

The report advises the Area Committee of the financial standing of the Trust and seeks approval for the Area committee to formally adopt the financial Accounts of the Trust for the year ending 31 March 2019, as set out in Appendix One to the report.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to:-

 

·         note the content of the report;

·         formally adopt the Financial Accounts of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust for the year ending 31 March 2019;

·         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 seeking approval for the Area Committee to formally adopt the financial accounts of the Trust for the year ending 31 March 2019, as set out in Appendix One to the report.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)That the Financial Accounts of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust for the year ended 31 March 2019, included as Appendix 1 to the report, be formally adopted.

 

(3) That the Area Committee’s decision to allocate £50,000 from the Trust to support 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 be reaffirmed.

 

(4)That the sub-group previously established to consider applications for funding from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust, comprising Councillors Anna Charles-Jones, Keith Holloway and John Pantall, be reconvened to consider the distribution of the Trust.

 

(5)That with regard to the investment policy, the dividends paid in the investment fund be re-invested in the fund two or three times a year, as appropriate.

Executive Business

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13.

THE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL OF STOCKPORT (MEADOWBANK PRIMARY SCHOOL, CHEADLE) (SCHOOL CLEARWAY) (PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF WAITING/LOADING AND UNLOADING) AND (REVOCATION) ORDER 2019 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider a joint report of the corporate director for Place Management and Regeneration and the Strategic Head of Legal, Democratic Governance and Estate & Asset Management

 

The report sets out objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order of No Waiting Monday-Friday, 8-9.30am & 2.30-4.00pm on Brookfield Road in Cheadle and proposed amendments thereof.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the proposed amendments to the Order as detailed in the report and shown on the plan attached to the report.

 

Officer Contact: Gavin Lightbown on 0161 474 2079 or email: gavin.lightbown@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 and the Strategic Head of Legal, Democratic Governance and Estate & Asset Management (copies of which had been circulated) setting out objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting Monday – Friday 8.00am – 9.30am & 2.30pm – 4.00pm on Brookfield Road, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an amended Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting Monday-Friday 8.00am-9.30am and 2.30pm-4.00pm on Brookfield Road, Cheadle as detailed in paragraph 4.1 of the report and shown on the plan attached to the report.

14.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokespersons pdf icon PDF 35 KB

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management and 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 requested 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 matters.

 

 RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons/joint Ward spokespersons for highway and traffic management issues in the Cheadle area for 2019/20:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley – Councillor Graham Greenhalgh

Cheadle Hulme North – Councillors David Meller and Tom Morrison

 Heald Green – Councillor Anna Charles-Jones