Agenda and minutes

Development Plan Working Party
Monday, 24th February, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Room 206, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 January 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes in relation to Agenda Item 5 be amended to read:

 

It was acknowledged and welcomed that allotments and identifying more places for food growing were also being considered.  Members acknowledged that due to a general shortage of space this was a difficult balance to achieve’.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and Officers to be invited to disclose any interests which they may have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests which they may have had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Brian Bagnall

Any discussion relating to public houses as the director of a company which owns pubs in Stockport.

 

 

 

 

3.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items 4-5 which contain information ‘not for publication’ by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 as amended.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication that was ‘information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’, as defined in Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda items 4 and 5,  (see Minutes 5-8 below).

 

4.

GMSF Update

To consider a verbal presentation by the Chief Planning Officer.

 

The presentation will provide Members with an update on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

The Working Party is asked to note the report and offer any comments.

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle Tel 474 3542 Email: emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer presented a verbal report which provided Members with an update on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members requested a list of exactly where things were up to with the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

·         A short discussion took place relating to briefings and consultations and when and what time these should take place in order to be as accessible as possible.

 

RESOLVED – That the verbal report be noted.

 

 

5.

Stockport Local Plan - Physical Infrastructure and Community Provision Themes

To consider a report of the Chief Planning Officer.

 

The report updates Members on two main sections of the Local Plan relating to infrastructure provision and is accompanied by draft policies.

 

Members are requested to note the report and provide comments.

 

Officer contact: Melanie Craven Telephone: 474 4378 or email: melanie.craven@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

The Chief Planning Officer submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which updated Members on two main sections of the Local Plan relating to infrastructure provision and was accompanied by draft policies.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members raised the issue of utility companies and whether there could be some coordination in relation to the carrying out of works.  In reply, Members were advised that officers recognised this as an issue and were hopeful that the local plan could test this.

·         The issue of flooding was raised by Members, in particular whether developers should be asked to build into their infrastructure a flood prevention measure.

·         A short discussion took place relating to community hubs, for example, pubs and places of worship, and how these places would be dealt with.

·         The advantages of bowling greens as outdoor and community activity centres was discussed and welcomed.

·         Members asked how cemeteries and crematoria would be considered by the local plan.  With a growing population it was felt to be important to make provision.

·         Members asked that where the report mentions nurseries, it should be underlined that this related to children’s nurseries not plant based nurseries.

·         Members also asked about traveller sites and were advised that this will be dealt with under the housing section.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Date of Next meeting

The date of the next meeting is 19 March 2020.

Minutes:

The next meeting is due to take place on 19 March 2020.