Agenda and minutes

Planning & Highways Regulation Committee
Thursday, 15th February, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 January 2018 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 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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No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the 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 at the meeting).

 

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No public questions were submitted.

5.

Site Visits

To consider a report of the Visiting Team.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing recommendations made by the Visiting Team on Monday, 12 February 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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

 

(a)              To consider development applications where members of the public have attended the meeting in order to hear the Committee's deliberations.

 

(b)              To consider the remaining development applications.

 

NOTE: Councillors are requested to note that if they withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of a development application upon their return they should not participate any further in the deliberation or vote on that planning application.

 

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

 

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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/planningdecisions.  Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

6.(i)

DC066223 - Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd, Wellington Works, Lambeth Grove, Woodley pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Redesign and modernising of existing operation - Phase 1, comprising of installation of new solvent and resin tank farms and associated engineering; installation of upgraded fire protection system; and upgrade of internal site roadways and vehicle access.

 

The Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Karyn Clarke 0161 474 3551 or email: karyn.clarke@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC066223 for the redesign and modernising of existing operation; Phase 1 - comprising of installation of new solvent and resin tank farms and associated engineering; installation of upgraded fire protection system; and upgrade of internal site roadways and vehicle access at Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd, Wellington Works, Lambeth Grove, Woodley, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(ii)

DC066334 - 8 Moor Lane, Woodford pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Single storey front porch, two storey side extension and part two storey/part single storey rear extension.

 

The Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Mark Burgess on 0161 474 3659 or email: mark.burgess@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC066334 for a single storey front porch, two storey side extension and part two storey/part single storey rear extension at 8 Moor Lane, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(iii)

DC067688 - Slackwood House Knowle Road pdf icon PDF 95 KB

In connection with Plan no. 067688 for proposed replacement of garage and workshop at Slackwood House, Knowle Road.

 

The Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Rachel Bottomley on 0161 474 3643 or email: rachel.bottomley@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC067688 for the replacement of garage and workshop at Slackwood House, Knowle Road, Mellor, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(iv)

DC067823 - Hillside Farm, Werneth Low Road, Romiley pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Change of use of land and erection of a bungalow.

 

The Committee is recommended to refuse planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Karyn Clarke 0161 474 3551 or email: karyn.clarke@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC067823 for the change of use of land and erection of a bungalow at Hillside Farm, Werneth Low Road, Romiley, it was

 

MOVED AND SECONDED – That planning permission be granted.

 

For the motion 3, against 8.

 

MOTION NOT CARRIED

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (8 for, 3 against) That planning permission be refused for the reasons specified in the schedule of plans.

6.(v)

DC068127 - Stockport Exchange, Grand Central Square, Stockport pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Reserved matters application seeking approval for access, layout, scale, appearance and landscaping, for the erection of a six storey office building (Use Class B1) including ground floor commercial uses (Use Class B1, A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5) and associated landscaping and works, following the grant of outline permission under DC/063213).

 

The Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Mark Jordan on 0161 474 3557 or email: mark.jordan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC068127 for a reserved matters application seeking approval for access, layout, scale, appearance and landscaping, for the erection of a six storey office building (Use Class B1) including ground floor commercial uses (Use Class B1, A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5) and associated landscaping and works, following the grant of outline permission under DC/063213) at Stockport Exchange, Grand Central Square, Stockport, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(vi)

DC068128 - Milton Works, Battersea Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport pdf icon PDF 137 KB

In connection with re-submission of planning application DC067374 for change of use of land to off airport car parking, retention of storage container for use as a site office and retention of floodlighting (Retrospective) for a temporary period of 12 months at Milton Works, Battersea Road, Heaton Mersey.

 

The Committee is recommended to grant planning permission for a temporary 12 month period.

 

Officer contact: Mark Burgess on 474 3659 or email: mark.burgess@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC068128 for change of use of land to off airport car parking, retention of storage container for use as a site office and retention of floodlighting (Retrospective) for a temporary period of 12 months at Milton Works, Battersea Road, Heaton Mersey, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted for a temporary 12 month period.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 91 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 by Area Committee area.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Paul Cassidy on 0161 474 5388 or email: paul.cassidy@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, listing current planning appeals and dates for local inquiries and informal hearings according to area committees.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was requested that an update be provided for the next meeting of the Committee with regard to the undertaking of the site visit by officers to assess compliance with the serving of an Untidy Land Notice at 10 Bunkers Hill, Romiley.

·         The Committee welcomed the report that the Enforcement Team was now fully staffed with three enforcement officers, with each supporting a specific geographic area of the borough.

·         It was confirmed that Bellway Homes and Taylor Wimpey had notified the Council that they had appointed a contractor to complete the footpath between the development at the former Mirlees Works and Woodsmoor Railway Station.  It was anticipated that this would be completed within 16 weeks.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Review of Outcomes Tour (October 2017) pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of the Review of Outcomes tour undertaken on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 and requests that the Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2018 tour.

 

The Committee is recommended to :-

 

(1) note the findings of the tour and refer the report to all Area Committees.

 

(2) agree to the next Review Tour to be held in October 2018 and request the Corporate Director make the necessary arrangements. 

 

Officer contact: Kevin Brooks on 474 4905 or email: kevin.brooks@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of the Review of Outcomes tour undertaken on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 and requesting that the Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2018 tour.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was noted that the Tour had not been given access to the inside of Werneth High School to fully assess the quality of the completed development. 

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the incomplete landscaping outside Werneth High School.  In response it was stated that this remained ongoing and that the completed scheme would enhance the setting of the school building.

·         The quality of the completed Stockport Homes Headquarters building was highlighted and it was suggested that incorporating low level landscaping into the original design of the scheme would have served to enhance it further.

·         It was suggested that consideration should be given to the Tour visiting the outcomes of those interventions made by the Enforcement Team in future such tours.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be authorised to make the necessary arrangements for the Review of Outcomes Tour to take place on Friday, 5 October 2018.

 

(2) That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to place an item on the agenda for the next cycle of Area Committees to request the nomination of a completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the Annual Review Tour and that each Area Committee nominates Members to attend the Tour.