Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 July 2020.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 21 July 2020 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.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Carole McCann

Development application 75549 regarding 45 Buttermere Road. Gatley as she is acquainted with the objector who addressed the Committee as part of the procedure for public speaking on planning applications.

 

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 263 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 Area Committee’s delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: David Clee, 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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The following announcements were made by the Chair:-

 

Cheadle Towns Fund

 

Those who had contributed to the Cheadle Towns Fund survey were thanked. Well over 1,100 responses had been received, with 94% of people who responded ranking accessibility into Cheadle by rail/Metrolink as one of their top four priorities and 60% indicating it was their top priority. The survey would be used as part of drawing up the business case for the funding, which need to be submitted by October this year.

 

Heald Green Ratepayers; Association – Covid-19 Pandemic

 

The Heald Green Ratepayers’ Association were planning a big ‘thank you’ event for essential and key workers when it was safe and appropriate to do so, and were seeking ideas and offers of help from local residents. Residents were invited to contact the association via the website, facebook or any committee member in order to make suggestions or to become involved.

 

Paul Clarke, Neighbourhoods Project Officer for the Cheadle area

 

Members of the Committee had been advised that Paul Clarke, Neighbourhood Projects Officer for the Cheadle area and former Public Realm Inspector, would be leaving the employment of the Council at the end of the week.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke be thanked for the work undertaken by him on behalf of the Area Committee and offered Members best wishes for the future.

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 via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions).

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No public questions were submitted.

5.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Councillor Adrian Nottingham submitted a petition signed by 34 residents of Cross Road and Kilburn Close, Heald Green objecting to the inconsiderate way cars were being parked by the members and visitors of Cheadle and Gatley Junior Club outside their properties on five to seven days per week. This had caused numerous parking violations including illegal parking, forcing cars to drive at speed on the pavement and double park which would prevent emergency vehicles gaining access.

 

The petitioners also objected to the proposal to turn the changing rooms into a ‘pub style’ social club which would be open until midnight. This was unacceptable to local residents as a result of the potential nuisance caused as their homes were close to the building.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to appropriate Council Officers for investigation and the outcome reported back to the Heald Green Ward Councillors.

 

 

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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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

5.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - The Salvation Army - Stockport Citadel - Cheadle Heath pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from The Salvation Army – Stockport Citadel – Cheadle Heath for a grant of £150 towards the cost of a Virtual Community Carol Concert, a free event, with a freewill offering to a worthwhile cause. The event is due to take place on 8 December 2020 and will be available as a recording thereafter.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application received on behalf of The Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel, Cheadle Heath  towards the cost of a virtual Community Carol Concert, a free event, with a freewill offering to a worthwhile cause.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from The Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel, Cheadle Heath for funding of £150 towards the cost of a Virtual Community Carol Concert, a free event, with a freewill offering to a worthwhile cause, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £50

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £50

Heald Green Ward - £50

6.

Development Applications

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 issues relevant to the Cheadle area.

 

The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-

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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)

DC/074646 - Various Locations, street furniture in association with an Eruv pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Erection of street furniture in 32 locations, including steel poles, clear nylon wire, arches and posts in association with an Eruv.

 

That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle, 0161 474 3542, emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC074646 for the erection of street furniture in 32 locations, including steel poles, clear nylon wire, arches and posts in association with an Eruv at Cromer Road, Newboult Road, Jackson Street, Brookfield Road, Old Wool Lane, Queens Road, Radnormere Drive, Birtlespool Road, Cheadle Road, North Downs Road, Turves Road, Acacia Avenue, Bankfield Road, Highfield Road, Vernon Close, Chedlee Drive, Bruntwood Lane, Etchells Road, Wilmslow Road, St Ann's Road North, Brandon Avenue, Rose Vale, Elmsleigh Road, Pymgate Lane, Yew Tree Grove, Firs Road, South Drive, West Drive, Styal Road, Park Road, Altrincham Road, Brookside Road, and Kingsway - Gatley, Heald Green, Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme, Stockport,

 

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 the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

 

(2) That the Area Committee requests that Members of the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be provided with a map of the eruv in its entirety,

 

6.(ii)

DC/075193 - Stockport Road Post Office, 130 Stockport Road, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Change of use of the existing ground floor retail unit (Use Class A1) to a public house (Use Class A4) with internal alterations

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle, 0161 474 3542, emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC075193 for a change of use of the ground floor from retail (Use Class A1) to a public house (Use Class A4) at the former Stockport Road Post Office, 130 Stockport Road, 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/075549 - 45 Buttermere Road, Gatley, pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To demolish the existing carport and single storey outbuilding positioned along the northern side boundary of the site and to construct a single storey side extension and a single storey rear extension to infill the north-eastern corner of the existing bungalow.

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle, 0161 474 3542, emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC075549 for a proposed single storey side and rear extension to infill the north eastern corner of the existing bungalow at 45 Butternere Road, Gatley

 

a member of the public spoke against the application

 

It was then

 

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

 

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 31 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 Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 32319 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 enforcements within the area represented by the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.