Agenda and minutes

Hazel Grove Ward Committee
Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Hazel Grove Civic Hall

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2017.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) 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 were made.

3.

Community Engagement

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3.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

No announcements were made.

3.(ii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Ward Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Ward 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 and at local libraries and information centres.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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Minutes:

A number of questions were submitted in relation to the following:-

 

·         Sinking drain covers on the A6.

·         The extension of the resident parking permit zone on Lever Street.

·         Issues with parking zone enforcement and having the zone codes added to the signs.

·         Queens Road, Victoria Avenue and Wesley Street were still on the old resident parking permit scheme.

·         Flooding outside the The Grapes public house.

·         The condition of the road surface on Chester Road.

 

Councillors considered the questions submitted and undertook to pursue these matters with appropriate Council officers.

3.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.

Use of Former Ambulance Depot - Beech Avenue, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report, considered by Stepping Hill Area Committee at its meeting in January 2017, sets out the background to the vacation of the ambulance depot on Beech Avenue, Hazel Grove and the possible future uses of the site. A subsequent report of the Property Services Manager, advising on the proposed purchase of the building, is included in Appendix 1.

 

The Ward Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer contact: Paul Edgeworth, 0161 218 1934, paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration detailing the proposed future use of the former ambulance depot on Beech Avenue, Hazel Grove.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was queried whether the Sure Start centre was still open in Hazel Grove Library and whether the former ambulance depot could be used for something for children.

·         It was reported that a nursery was being considered as part of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road complimentary measures.

·         Members encouraged all residents who had ideas regarding a potential future use of the depot to contact them.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

A6 to M60 Relief Road Phase I Feasiblity Study report pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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

 

The report, considered by the Environment & Economy Scrutiny Committee in January 2017, provides an overview of the Phase 1 feasibility report into the A6- M60 Relief Road study which reviews the previous business case for the A6 to M60 element of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) Relief Road and provide an initial overview of the scheme’s relevance to current issues and policies.

 

The Ward Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration providing an overview of the Phase 1 feasibility report into the A6-M60 relief road study.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was felt by residents that the A6 to M60 Relief Road was of greater importance in terms of easing congestion than the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR). Members advised that the A6MARR was a key part in delivering connectivity for the Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone and therefore had greater lobbying power.

·         It was queried whether the next phase of the study would consider routes other than the protected route. In response, members advised that the protected route would provide the most cost effective and easily attainable solution and it was therefore unlikely that an alternative route would be proposed.

·         Members had received a number of objections from residents opposed to the bypass due to the environmental impact, and would have to consider both sides of the argument.

·         The proposal itself was in a particularly formative stage and members advised that the earliest time for completion of the road, should it go ahead, would be approximately 10 years.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Future Agenda Items

Councillors and members of the public are invited to suggest items for inclusion on future agendas.

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Councillors and Officers were invited to suggest items for inclusion on future agendas.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to include an item on the agenda for the next scheduled meeting of the Ward Committee regarding possible locations for a portable speed detector.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration be requested to send a representative to the next scheduled meeting of the Ward Committee to discuss issues relating to waste collection in Hazel Grove.

 

(3) That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to include an item on the agenda for the September meeting of the Ward Committee on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, following the conclusion of the consultation.