Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 16th July, 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 79 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 June 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.

 

With the agreement of the Chair, Councillor David Meller (Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration) referred to a fake planning notice which had been erected by a member of the public in William Scholes Park.

 

The Area Committee condemned the erection of the notice, which had since been removed, and thanked the Officers who had drawn it to their attention.

4.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

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.

 

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:

The Chair drew attention to the following community events which were being held in the Cheadle area during the rest of the month:-

 

·         Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge Cricket Club’s Family Fun Day Celebration  on 21 July 2019

·         ‘Picnic in the Park’ at Abney Hall Park on 21 July 2019

·         The annual Open Day extravaganza at Cheadle Mosque on 27 July 2019.

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.

 

One public question was submitted on behalf of Gatley Carrs Conservation Group regarding the opportunity for Gatley Carrs to gain Fields in Trust status which would give the nature reserve protection in perpetuity.

 

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that the Head of Neighbourhoods had replied to the questioner apologising for the delay in the matter and offering a meeting with Council Officers.

 

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:-

 

·         Parking on grass verges was a continual problem, particularly on Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme which was compounded by the number of extra vehicles which were parked near to the grass verge.

·         The condition of the walkway from Crossfield Road, Cheadle Hulme to the Ladybrook valley needed addressing.

·         The Community Payback Team would be undertaking work at Rosevale Park, Heald Green in the near future.

·         The ownership of the passage on Bradshaw Lane, Heald Green was raised.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke be thanked for his attendance.

5.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that a petition had been received from sixteen residents of Coniston Road, Brogden Drive and Brentwood Drive, Gatley seeking to remove a section of the no waiting restrictions on a section of Coniston Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for investigation and a report submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

 

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

To consider any applications for Ward Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

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Minutes:

There were no applications to consider.

Executive Business

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6.

Ladybridge Road Central Traffic Island, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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

 

The report outlines the results of a Traffic Services investigation into the Road Traffic incidents on Ladybridge Road, near to its junction with Meadway Road, Cheadle Hulme.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the contents of the report, noting the proposed options and make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport for approval.

 

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) outlining the results of a Traffic Services investigation into the road traffic incidents on Ladybridge Road, near to its junction with Meadway Road, Cheadle Hulme.

 

The report outlined two alternative solutions to be considered, namely:-

 

·         Option 1 - remove the remaining central traffic island

·         Option 2 - retain the central traffic island and take additional measures.

 

Members did not favour removing the remaining central traffic island (Option 1) as it would be less effective in reducing the speed of traffic.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to retain the central traffic island and take additional measures (Option 2) with additional road markings and the repair/replacement of the VAS signs for implementation in the 2019/20 financial year.

 

(2) That the Traffic Regulation Orders on Ladybridge Road in the vicinity of the island be reviewed and the outcome submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

Non-Executive Business

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7.

Development Application pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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

 

(a)

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration on any planning issues 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.

 

7.(i)

DC072836 - Land to rear of 24 Westwood Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Erection of detached dwelling (Use Class C3(a)) with associated parking, landscaping, boundary treatments and access off Roundhey.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3565 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 72836 for the erection of a detached dwelling (Use Class C3(a)) with associated parking, landscaping, boundary treatments and access off Roundhey on land to the rear of 24 Westwood Road, Heald Green

 

a representative of the Deputy Chief Executive read out an additional letter from an objector; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

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

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report summarises 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.

 

9.

Review of Outcomes Tour 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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

 

The report outlines the findings of the review of outcomes tour undertaken on Friday, 5 October 2018 and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to :-

 

(1)  Comment on and note the findings of the 2018 Annual Review of Outcomes Tour.

 

(2) Nominate a completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the 2019 Annual Review Tour; and

 

(3) Nominate Members to attend the Annual Review Tour on Friday, 4 October 2019.

 

Officer contact: Kevin Brooks on 474 4905 or email: kevin.brooks@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 the findings of the Review of Outcomes tour undertaken on Friday, 5 October 2018 and requesting that the Area Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the following completed development sites be considered for inclusion in the list of sites to be included on the 2019 Annual Review Tour:-

 

·         The former High Grove public house, Gatley

·         The former Travis Perkins site, Cheadle

·         The former Barnes Hospital site, Cheadle

 

(3) That Councillors Anna Charles-Jones and Graham Greenhalgh be nominated to attend the Tour.

 

10.

Park Event Application - 'Lark in the Park' at Gatley Recreation Ground - 18 August 2019 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from Bethany Church to hold a Religious Family Fun Day 'Lark in the Park' at Gatley Recreation Ground on 18 August 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to the organisers producing the appropriate papers, event plan, health and safety documentation, licences and insurance and payment of the fee.

 

Officer Contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email: jacky.budd@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 Bethany Church to hold a religious family fun day ‘Lark in the Park’ on 18 August 2019 at Gatley Recreation Ground.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Bethany Church to hold a religious Family Fun Day ‘Lark in the Park’ on 18 August 2019 at Gatley Recreation Ground, Gatley, subject to the organisers producing the appropriate papers, event plan, health and safety documentation, licences and insurance, and payment of the fee.