Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 6.00 pm

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Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 2 February 2021 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.

 

No interests were declared.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

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No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer)

 

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 Area Committee’s delegated budget.

 

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 Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) 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 announced that a Covid-19 secure litter pick would be taking place in Heald Green on Saturday 20 March 2021.  If people wished to take part, it would be necessary to register.  Details were available from Councillor Adrian Nottingham.

 

The Chair also announced that Christians against Poverty at All Hallows Church were offering free support and advice for anyone who was struggling with debt.  There was a helpline available on 0800 3280006 which was open five days a week.  Further details could also be found at capdebthelp.org.uk.

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 submit 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.

 

One public question was submitted in connection with regard to the removal of railings separating the footpath from William Scholes Playing Fields in the vicinity of Burnside Road, Gatley.

 

The meeting was advised that the decision had been taken by Officers, but that neither senior managers nor the relevant Cabinet Member had been consulted. It had now been agreed that the Neighbourhood Manager would meet with the three Ward Councillors to review the issue.

 

RESOLVED – That the response be noted.

5.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

5.(iv)

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.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Wright's Wood pdf icon PDF 355 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Friends of Wright’s Wood for plant, tools and training to replace non native and dangerous species which have been removed by the Council and repair the boundary edge.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of the Friends of Wright’s Wood for plant, tools and training to replace non native and dangerous species which have been removed by the Council and repair the boundary edge.

 

RESOLVED – that approval be given for Ward Flexibility Funding of £1,000 to the Friends of Wright’s Wood for plant, tools and training to replace non native and dangerous species which have been removed by the Council and repair the boundary edge, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation).

5.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) pdf icon PDF 362 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant towards the cost of holding a virtual LGBT+ History Month.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of Forward (Stockport LGBT+ Centre CIC) for a grant towards the cost of holding a virtual LGBT+ History Month.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for Ward Flexibility Funding of £300 to Forward (Stockport LGBT + Centre CIC) for a grant towards the cost of holding a virtual LGBT + History Month, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £100

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £100

Heald Green Ward - £100

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Help the Hatters pdf icon PDF 698 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Help the Hatters for a grant towards the cost of providing food and toys for the Handy Ladies Charity.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of Help the Hatters for a grant towards the cost of providing food and toys for the Handy Ladies Charity.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be deferred.

 

6.

Development Application pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive 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:

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 Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

6.(i)

DC/078317 - Sports Pavilion, Cross Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Use of the existing building as a club house with members’ bar (Sui Generis Use) and associated external alterations including installation of windows, and the reconfiguration of outdoor amenity space and car park to create an outdoor seating area.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Rebecca Whitney on 0161 474 4405 or email: rebecca.whitney@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 78317 for the use of the existing building as a club house with members’ bar (Sui Generis Use) and associated external alterations including installation of windows, and the reconfiguration of outdoor amenity space and car park to create an outdoor seating area at the Sports Pavilion, Cross Road, Heald Green

 

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 – (1) That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions and agreement to the management and operational strategy, and noise management plan.

 

(2) That the detalied wording of the conditions be agreed in consultation with the three Heald Green Ward Councillors.

 

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer)

 

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 3319 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service and Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

8.

Councillor Lane / Demmings Road, Cheadle Hulme - Additional Signage pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report seeks approval for the supply and installation of the following:-

 

·         Additional Advanced Warning signage on Councillor Lane, Cheadle Hulme, highlighting the weight restriction for the weak bridge located on Demmings Road/Queens Road, Cheadle.

·         Additional directional signage on Demmings Road, Cheadle Hulme directing traffic to the Demmings Road Industrial Estate.

·         An Automated Traffic Counter (ATC) to be installed on Demmings Road/Queens Road on the bridge itself, in order to evidence whether HGV drivers are breaching the weight restriction.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport approves the installation of the additional signage as shown on Drawing No. NM36 – Demmings Road. Cheadle Hulme – 01 Rev B and for an automated traffic count to be carried out on the weak bridge.

 

Officer Contact: Nicola Ryan on 01621 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which sought approval for the supply and installation of the following:-

 

·         Additional Advanced Warning signage on Councillor Lane, Cheadle Hulme, highlighting the weight restriction for the weak bridge located on Demmings Road/Queens Road, Cheadle.

·         Additional directional signage on Demmings Road, Cheadle Hulme directing traffic to the Demmings Road Industrial Estate.

·         An Automated Traffic Counter (ATC) to be installed on Demmings Road/Queens Road on the bridge itself, in order to evidence whether HGV drivers are breaching the weight restriction.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the installation of the additional signage as shown on Drawing No. NM36 – Demmings Road, Cheadle Hulme – 01 Rev B attached to the report and for an automated traffic count to be carried out on the weak bridge.

9.

Service Road for 162 to 188 Kingsway - Two Way Traffic Ahead Warning Signage pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report sets out a proposal for the supply and installation of advanced warning signage in order to highlight to motorists that they are approaching two-way traffic.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the installation of the advanced warning signage on the Kingsway Service Road, as shown on Drawing No. NM36-Kingsway Service Road-01 attached to the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which set out a proposal for the supply and installation of advanced warning signage in order to highlight to motorists that they were approaching two-way traffic.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the installation of the advanced warning signage on the Kingsway Service Road, as shown on Drawing No. BNM36-Kingsway Service Road-01 attached to the report, at a cost of £750 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation).

10.

Peover Walk, Cheadle Hulme - Installation of x 2 Dropped Kerbs pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

 The report seeks approval for the supply and installation of two non-tactile dropped kerbs on Peover Walk, Cheadle Hulme to assist wheelchair/mobility scooter users encountering difficulties accessing Peover Walk in order to cut through Councillor Lane as there are no dropped kerbs to enable wheelchair/mobility scooter access.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the funding for the installation of 2 no. non-tacticle dropped kerbs on Peover Close, Cheadle.

 

Officer Contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which sought approval for the supply and installation of two non-tactile dropped kerbs on Peover Walk, Cheadle Hulme to assist wheelchair/mobility scooter users encountering difficulties accessing Peover Walk in order to cut through Councillor Lane as there were no dropped kerbs to enable wheelchair/mobility scooter access.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the supply and installation of two non-tactile dropped kerbs on Peover Walk, Cheadle Hulme to assist wheelchair/mobility scooter users, at a cost of £2,600 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation).

11.

Road Safety Around Schools - Lum Head Primary School, Gatley pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

To report the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Lum Head Primary School and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; and implementation of dropped kerbs.

 

The Area Committee is requested to give approval to the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Lum Head Primary School and the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders set out in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Orders can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Caroline Aylmer-Shanks on 02161 474 4840 or email: c.aylmer-shanks@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which updated Members on the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Lum Head Primary School and sought approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; and implementation of dropped kerbs.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That approval be given to the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Lum Head Primary School, Gatley, to be funded from the Road Safety around Schools programme budget allocation, and the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders set out in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Orders be made.

 

(2) That approval be given to the associated signage and the implementation of dropped kerbs.

12.

Cheadle Towns Fund - Government Announcement

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance) and Monitoring Officer) reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Keith Holloway.

 

Councillor Holloway reported that Cheadle Towns Fund had secured £13.9m from the Government’s levelling up fund towards a package of projects promoting connectivity, clean growth and economic recovery including the project for a new train station for Cheadle.  However, this was less than the £25 million which had been requested, the High Street Innovation Zone had been removed completely and the total amount for the other funding elements reduced.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The funding which had not been allocated related to the regeneration of the High Street in Cheadle which may not now be feasible and this matter was of particular concern to local residents.

·         The main priority remained the Cheadle Rail Station project, but concerns were expressed that this may prove to be more expensive than originally anticipated.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.