Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Bramhall Village Club, Melbourne Road, Bramhall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held 8 November 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 8 November 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.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Alanna Vine

Agenda Item 4(vi) – ‘Open Form – Stockport Homes Ltd: Neighbourhood Area Annual Report’ as a member of the Board of Stockport Homes.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Community Engagement

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4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

No announcements were made.

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Minutes:

PC Richard O’Brien, PCSO Mohammed Belal and PCSO Maureen Crehan (Greater Manchester Police) attended the meeting to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to Neighbourhood Policing issues within the area represented by the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         An operation to target burglaries had achieved significant results in reducing burglaries by 44% and vehicle crime by 51%

·         An ongoing operation to reduce anti-social behaviour across Stockport had resulted in a reduction of criminal damage by 36%, public order offences by 24% and anti-social behaviour by 21%.

·         Arrests had taken place in relation to incidents of fraud where vulnerable people were targeted and taken to banks to withdraw large sums of money.

·         It was suggested that work took place with local businesses to ensure that they had appropriate banking arrangements over the Christmas period in the light of such businesses in the area having been targeted in the past for cash left on the premises on non-trading days.

·         Following a period where there had been a number of traveller incursions on land within the area, it was stated that there had been no such reports within the past month.

·         It was important that residents made every effort to ensure that their property was secure as the majority of burglaries took place where the perpetrator gained access through unlocked doors and windows.

·         It was commented that the live chat facility on the Greater Manchester Police website was available as an alternative to the 101 police non-emergency number.

·         The continued involvement of the police in local community events in the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme area was welcomed.

 

RESOLVED – That PC O’Brien, PCSO Belal and PCSO Crehan be thanked for their attendance.

4.(iii)

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.

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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.

 

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iv)

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.

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Minutes:

The Chair reported that the Public Realm Officer was unable to attend this meeting of the Area Committee, however it was stated that a summary of activities with the Public Realm service area had been circulated to members of the area committee separately.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(vi)

Open Forum - Stockport Homes Ltd: Neighbourhood Area Annual Report pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report provides an update on the progress of the delivery of Stockport Homes’ Neighbourhood Action Plans.

 

The Area Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer contact: Maria Lindars on 474 4371 or email: maria.lindars@stockporthomes.org

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Minutes:

A representative of the Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on progress in the delivery of Stockport Homes Neighbourhood Action Plans.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         A discussion took place in relation to the arrangements to support tenants who were transitioning to Universal Credit which included a specialist team of staff that had been put in place to provide any necessary support and advice in advance of a tenant moving to Universal Credit.

·         It was commented that complaints had been received in relation to the operation of the new door entry system that had been installed at Hall Meadow and Chedlee Drive.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Hesketh Park and Mellor Green pdf icon PDF 700 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of the Friends of Hesketh Park and Mellor Green for a grant of £280 towards the cost of seeds and plants.

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported on the receipt of an application received on behalf of the Friends of Hesketh Park and Mellor Green for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of seeds and plants.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the award of a grant of £280 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to the Friends of Hesketh Park and Mellor Green towards the cost of seeds and plants.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Defibulous pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application received on behalf of Defibulous for a grant of £800 towards the cost of a defibrillator.

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Minutes:

Karen Middleton and Jane Polymniou attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of ‘Defibulous’ for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a defibrillator.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £200 from  the Ward Flexibility Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation) to ‘Defibulous’ towards the cost of a defibrillator.

4.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Chelwood Foodbankplus pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider an application received on behalf of Chelwood Foodbankplus for a grant towards the cost of items of stock in advance of the rollout of Universal Credit.

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Lindsay Hogan attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of Chwelwood Foodbankplus for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of items of stock in advance of the rollout of Universal Credit.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £500 from  the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to Chelwood Foodbankplus towards the cost of items of stock in advance of the rollout of Universal Credit.

4.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Wright's Wood pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider an application received on behalf of the Friends of Wright's Wood for a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of maing improvements to a pond.

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(Note: the Chair was of the opinion that this item, although not included on the agenda, should be considered as a matter of urgency in accordance with Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 in order that the application could be considered promptly by the area committee).

 

Carolyn O’Neill attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of the Friends of Wright's Wood for the award of a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of making improvements to a pond.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £1,000 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to the Friends of Wright's Wood towards the cost of making improvements to a pond.

5.

Application for the Use of Parks

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

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5.(i)

Event application for the use of Bramhall Park (Bramhall Parkrun) - from 5 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The report details an application from the organisers of Bramhall Parkrun to continue to hold weekly fun runs through Bramhall Park each Saturday morning, commencing 5 January 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from the organisers of Bramhall Parkrun to continue to hold weekly fun runs through Bramhall Park each Saturday morning, commencing 5 January 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

5.(ii)

Application to use Bramhall Park (Rotary Club Annual Duck Race and Fun Day) - 19 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The report details an application from Bramhall and Woodford Rotary Club for the use of Bramhall Park for their annual Duck Race and Fun Day on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Bramhall and Woodford Rotary Club for the use of Bramhall Park for their annual Duck Race and Fun Day on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & 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 on any planning issues relevant to the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South 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 & 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).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC069466 - 207 Woodford Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Double storey side extension with a hipped roof to match the existing roof design. Proposed double storey side extension to match the existing footprint of the side extension.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Callum Coyne on 0161 474 1985 or email: callum.coyne@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC069466 for a double storey side extension with a hipped roof to match the existing roof design and proposed double storey side extension to match the existing footprint of the side extension at 207 Woodford Road, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission subject to the imposition of a condition stipulating that no further side facing windows could be installed.

6.(ii)

DC070732 - 394 Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Erection of a 2 storey detached dwelling.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

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

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In respect of plan no. DC070732 for the erection of a 2 storey detached dwelling at 394 Chester Road, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission subject the removal of permitted development rights.

6.(iii)

DC070841 - Hilltop Farm, Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Conversion of agricultural buildings to form 4 dwellings, demolition of steel framed building to create garden area and the construction of 1 new dwelling (amendment to DC061184).

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

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

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC070841 for the conversion of agricultural buildings to form 4 dwellings, demolition of steel framed building to create garden area and the construction of 1 new dwelling (amendment to DC061184) at Hilltop Farm, Chester Road, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission subject the removal of permitted development rights.

6.(iv)

DC071149 - 510-518 Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Erection of a single detached dwelling and detached garage.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

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

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In respect of plan no. DC071149 for the erection of a single detached dwelling and detached garage at 510-518 Chester Road, Woodford,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application on behalf of local residents; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 70 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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Stockport Local List Review pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

 

The report informs the Area Committee of amendments to the Council’s list of buildings of local architectural or historic interest within the area represented by the Area Committee.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Paul Hartley on 0161 474 4563 or email: paul.hartley@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Area Committee of amendments to the Council’s list of buildings of local architectural or historic interest within the area represented by the Area Committee.

 

It was reported that on 17 October 2018, the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration had given approval to the addition of the Former National Westminster Bank, Station Road, Cheadle Hulme and 1 Mellor Road (former J & G Butterworth Bakery), Cheadle Hulme to the Council’s local list.

 

It was commented that both buildings represented iconic buildings within the streetscene in Cheadle Hulme and it was hoped that the addition of them to the local list would offer them a degree of further protection.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider a report of the Returning Officer.

 

To seek Area Committee views on the proposed polling arrangements within the area in order to inform the Council meeting’s determination of polling districts, polling places and polling stations for forthcoming elections.  The proposed arrangements have taken into consideration the comments of the Area Committee expressed at its last meeting.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Caroline Bell on 0161 474 3173 or email: caroline.bell@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Returning Officer (copies of which had been circulated) seeking the Area Committee’s views on the proposed polling arrangements within the area in order to inform the Council meeting’s determination of polling districts, polling places and polling stations for forthcoming elections.

 

It was noted that the proposed arrangements had taken into consideration the comments of the Area Committee expressed at its last meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Ladythorn Road to Rossall Drive, Bramhall - Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise and to seek approval for the introduction of a Traffic Regulation Order on Ladythorn Road and Rossall Drive, Bramhall following to resolve issues of parking associated with users of the nearby Bramhall Railway Station.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the proposed traffic regulation orders (as detailed in Appendix A to the report) at a cost of £1,800 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of a consultation exercise and to seek approval for the introduction of a Traffic Regulation Order on Ladythorn Road and Rossall Drive, Bramhall following to resolve issues of parking associated with users of the nearby Bramhall Railway Station.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to legal advertising of the following traffic regulations, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £1,800 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Ladythorn Road, Bramhall

South West Side – From a point 10 metres south east of the intersection of the south eastern kerb line of Rossall Drive to a point 20 metres north west of the intersection of the north western kerb line of Rossall Drive.

 

North East Side – From a point 23 metres south east of the intersection of the

eastern kerb line of Ladythorn Crescent, to a point 24.5 metres north west of the intersection of the western kerb line of Ladythorn Crescent.

 

Ladythorn Crescent, Bramhall

Both Sides – From the intersections of the northern kerb line of Ladythorn Road, for a distance of 5 metres in a north easterly direction.

 

Rossall Drive, Bramhall

Both Sides – From the intersections of the southern kerb line of Ladythorn Road, for a distance of 15 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

‘No Waiting Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

 

Ladythorn Road, Bramhall

South West Side – From a point 20 metres north west of the intersection of the north western kerb line of Rossall Drive, for a distance of 167 metres in a north westerly direction.

 

North East Side – From a point 24.5 metres north west of the intersection of the western kerb line of Ladythorn Crescent, for a distance of 145 metres in a north westerly direction.

11.

Acre Lane / Moss Lane, Bramhall Traffic Management Measures pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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

 

The report details the results of the consultation exercise carried out along Moss Lane and Acre Lane and details a number of proposed traffic regulation orders.

 

The Area Committee is asked to comment on this report, approve the legal advertising of the traffic regulation orders and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Communities & Housing) approves those proposals and traffic regulation orders that relate to Strategic Routes (or are within 15m of a strategic route) and, subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, that the order can be made. The traffic regulation orders are contained in Appendix D.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the results of the consultation exercise carried out along Moss Lane and Acre Lane and detailing a number of proposed traffic regulation orders.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing be recommended to give approval to the proposed scheme and the legal advertising of the associated traffic regulation orders and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders, to be funded from the Poynton Relief Road Mitigation Measures scheme budget.

12.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Corporate and Support Services.

 

The report details a proposal to resurface the full length of the footway on Chester Road, Woodford between Woodford community centre and the Chrome Car dealership.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the proposed scheme at a cost of £31,500 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (£6,000); central funding (£5,500) and Section 106 funding (£20,000).

 

Officer contract: Chris Pollitt on 0161 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to resurface the full length of the footway on Chester Road, Woodford between Woodford community centre and the Chrome Car dealership.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to a proposal to resurface the full length of the footway on Chester Road, Woodford between Woodford community centre and the Chrome Car dealership at a cost of £31,500 to be funded jointly from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (£6,000 from Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation); central funding (£5,500) and Section 106 funding (£20,000).

13.

Cycle City Ambition Grant (CCAG) – Bramhall Park to Ack Lane East pdf icon PDF 112 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise for the proposal to provide a cycle route between Bramhall Park and Ack Lane East and seek approval to legally advertise the associated traffic regulation orders.

 

The Area Committee is asked to comment on this report and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Communities & Housing) approves the proposals contained within section 2.3 of this report (that relate to Carrwood Road and 15 metres of any side road as it is classed as a District Distributor and therefore part of the Strategic Highway Network) and the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders in Appendix A and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the orders can be made.

 

The Area Committee is asked to comment on this report and approve the proposals contained in section 2.3 of this report (that relate to Local Highway Network) and the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders in Appendix B and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the orders can be made.

 

Officer contact: Mark James on 0161 474 2077 or email: mark.james@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of a consultation exercise for the proposal to provide a cycle route between Bramhall Park and Ack Lane East and seeking approval to legally advertise the associated traffic regulation orders.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing be recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the proposed scheme and associated traffic regulations and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £400,000 to be funded from the Cycle City Ambition Grant element of the Highways Capital Programme.

14.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 118 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 area flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress on decisions taken by the Area Committee since the last meeting and the current position on the Area Flexibility and the Delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.