Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 31st January, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: The Kingsway School, Foxland Campus, Foxland Road, Gatley

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2016.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 13 December 2016 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.

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 interests were declared:-

 

Personal and Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Graham Greenhalgh

Agenda item 5(vii) ‘Ward Flexibility Funding – Phoenix Morris, Cheadle Hulme, as he knew the applicant.

 

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

 

Paul Porgess

Development application DC063957 regarding the erection of two new semi-detached dwelling houses at 47 Grasmere Road, Gatley as he lived close to the property.

 

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

 

 

 

3.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 87 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

 

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager 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 report also included the position on ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED– (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to ensure that the signs are installed and the Traffic Regulation Order sealed at Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme as a matter of urgency.

4.

Urgent Decisions

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

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

5.

Community Engagement

5.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

Minutes:

The Chair advised the meeting of the national ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day which was being held on Sunday 5 February 2017 where mosques were welcoming people in their local community to come and visit to find out more about the work that they do and provide an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the Muslim faith. As part of this an event was being held at Cheadle Mosque between 11.00am and 4.00pm on 5 February.

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.

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.

 

One public question was submitted regarding anti-social behaviour in the Cheadle Hulme North Ward and in particular in the area around Councillor Lane, Cheadle.

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager advised the meeting that the issue of anti-social behaviour in the Councillor Lane/Adshall Road area and the Lavington Guide Hut in Cheadle had been considered in detail at the meetings of the Area Committee held on 9 August 2016 and 27 September 2016.

 

Council Paul Porgess advised the meeting that the local Ward Councillors were working with the Area Police Inspector, Community Safety Officers, the Youth Offending Team and the Fire Service in order to try and tackle the problems of anti-social behaviour in the area around Councillor Lane. Several multi-agency meetings had been held and plans drawn up.  A local Police Community Support Officer had been visiting houses in the area. The support of the voluntary youth service had also been enlisted and work was ongoing with local schools.

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.

Minutes:

David Wilson (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. He reported that the following roads would shortly be subject to their annual highway safety inspection:-

 

·         Cheadle and Gatley Ward – Highgrove Road, Cheadle and Daylesford Crescent, Cheadle

·         Cheadle Hulme North Ward – Radnormere Drive, Cheadle Hulme and Kelsall Road, Cheadle

·         Heald Green – Westwood Road and Marquis Drive, Heald Green.

 

The following issues were raised/comments made:-

 

  • the street lights needed repairing on Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme, Adswood Road, Cheadle Hulme and Schools Hill, Cheadle.
  • a blocked grid needed investigating at the junction of Oakfield Avenue and Gatley Road, Cheadle.
  • the parking on South View Gardens, Cheadle needed be investigated in order to ascertain whether waiting restrictions would be appropriate.
  • an update on a query on the ownership on land off Bradshaw Lane, Heald Green was requested.
  • United Utilities were investigating a collapse of the carriageway on Springfield Road, Gatley.
  • a Member requested an improvement on litter picking standards as hedges and verges appeared to be neglected during cleansing operations.
  • instances of the fly tipping of tyres on Manchester Road, Cheadle were reported.

 

RESOLVED – That David Wilson be thanked for his attendance,

 

5.(iv)

Petitions

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

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

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.

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 - Sylvia Roberts Guide Hall, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 813 KB

To consider an application from the Chair and Treasurer of the Sylvia Roberts Guide Hall for Ward Flexibility Funding for a new internal ceiling and over cladding at the Sylvia Robert Guide Hall, Heald Green.

Minutes:

A representative of the Sylvia Roberts Guide Hall, Heald Green attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for funding from the Chair and Treasurer towards a new internal ceiling and over cladding at the hall.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That £1,000 be pledged from the Heald Green Ward Flexibility Funding allocation towards a new internal ceiling and over cladding at the Sylvia Roberts Guide Hall, Heald Green.

 

(2) That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to make a grant in accordance with (1) above upon confirmation from the National Lottery that it had also agreed to fund the project.

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Phoenix Morris Troupe, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application from the Phoenix Morris Troupe, Cheadle Hulme for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of clothes and materials for the troupe.

Minutes:

A representative of the Phoenix Morris Troupe, Cheadle Hulme attended the Area Committee to answer questions from Members in relation to an application for funding towards the cost of clothes and materials for the troupe.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be recommended to make a grant of £750 to the Phoenix Morris Troupe, Cheadle Hulme towards the cost of clothes and materials for the troupe, to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Funding allocations as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £250

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £300

Heald Green Ward - £200

 

5.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Forward Together pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of the ‘Forward Together’ group for various activities and support for women who have or experiencing domestic abuse.

Minutes:

An application was submitted regarding an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of the Forward Together group for various activities and support for women who had or were experiencing domestic abuse.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Democratic Services Manager be recommended to make a grant of £150 to the Forward Together group for various activities and support for women who have or were experiencing domestic abuse, to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Funding allocations as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £50

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £50

Heald Green Ward - £50

 

(2) That the Forward Together Group be requested to provide Members of the Area Committee with more details of their activities.

5.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The Royal Oak Armed Forces Day pdf icon PDF 723 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of the ‘Royal Oak Armed Forces Day’ for ward flexibility funding towards the cost of a PA system and advertising the event.

Minutes:

An application was submitted regarding an application for Ward Flexibility Funding on behalf of the ‘Royal Oak Armed Forces Day’ for ward flexibility funding towards the cost of a PA system and advertising the event.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be recommended to make a grant of £135 to the ‘Royal Oak Armed Forces Day’ for ward flexibility funding towards the cost of a PA system and advertising the event, to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Funding allocations as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £45

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £45

Heald Green Ward - £45

 

Non-Executive Business

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 47 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:-

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/planningdecisions. 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 Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

6.(i)

DC061403 - Travis Perkins Depot, Lime Grove, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Demolition of Builders Deport and Development of Use Class C2 Residential Accommodation with Care comprising 48 apartments for the elderly along with associated landscaping, access road, car parking, bin stores and services.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to authorise the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration to approve the application, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement between the applicant and the Council, and subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474  3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 61403 for the demolition of a builders depot and development of Use Class C2 Residential Accommodation with Care comprising 48 apartments for the elderly along with associated landscaping, access road, car parking, bin stores and services

 

a member of the public spoke against the application

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be authorised to approve the application, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement between the applicant and the Council and the conditions contained in the report.

6.(ii)

DC063957 - 47 Grasmere Road, Gatley pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Erection of two new semi-detached dwelling houses

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Daniel Hewitt, email daniel.hewitt@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 63957 for the erection of two new semi-detached dwelling houses

 

a member of the public spoke against the application

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit so that a full appreciation of the site and the proposed development could be made, in particular to assess the impact of the proposal on the streetscene.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions, current planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Joy Morton on 0161 474 3217 or email: joy.morton@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (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.

Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager

 

To consider a process for the distribution of monies from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust in accordance with the previous decision of the Area Committee and the receipt of additional applications following a re-advertisement.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to reconvene the sub-group previously established to consider the applications and to delegate authority to the Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Chair of the Area Committee and members of the sub-group, to make any grants prior to the next meeting of the Area Committee.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

As the Area Committee acts as Trustee for the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust, Members are reminded of the need to consider whether the recommendations in this report further the charitable objects of the Trust and to give no weight to the interests of the Council if the Council’s interests do not align with those of the Trust.

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) regarding a process for the distribution of monies from the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust in accordance with the previous decision of the Area Committee and the receipt of additional applications following a re-advertisement.

 

RESOLVED – (1) 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 in order to consider the further applications received for funding.

 

(2) That authority to make any grants prior to the next meeting of the Area Committee be delegated to the Democratic Services Manager, in consultation with the Chair of the Area Committee and members of the sub-group referred to in (1) above.

Executive Business

9.

Minor Land and Property Transaction - Abney Court, Abney Hall Park pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report proposes the granting of an easement to Care UK to facilitate the installation of a water main for Care UK following the recent construction of a 80 bed Care Home within the grounds of Abney Park.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the contents of the report and provide any comments.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on 0161 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) proposing the granting of an easement to Care UK to facilitate the installation of a water main following the recent construction of an eighty bed care home within the grounds of Abney Park.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Park Event application - Bruntwood Park (Parkrun) - 4 March 2017 until 27 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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

 

The report considers an application from the organisers of Parkrun to hold a 5km fun run around Bruntwood Park every Saturday morning from 4 March 2017 until 27 January 2018.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or e mail: iain.bate@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) regarding an application from the organisers of Parkrun to hold a 5 km fun run around Bruntwood Park every Saturday morning from 4 March 2017 until 27 January 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from the organisers of Parkrun to hold a 5 km fun run around Bruntwood Park every Saturday morning from 4 March 2017 until 27 January 2018 be approved, subject to the organisers providing appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

The Area Committee acting as Trustee for the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust