Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 31st January, 2019 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 80 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 13 December 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:-

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

John McGahan

Plan no. DC071496 to extend and remodel detached house at the rear, front and into the roof space to increase the ridge height of the extending house and install gates and pillars to the front access driveway (part-retrospective) at 68 Moss Lane, Bramhall as the owner of the property.

 

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:

The Chair reported that representatives of Greater Manchester Police had been unable to attend the meeting on this occasion.

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:

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iv)

Restructure of Public Protection and Public Realm pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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

 

The report provides details of a new structure in Place Management to bring together the Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a Neighbourhood Team.

 

The relevant Neighbourhood Manager will attend the meeting to answer any questions from councillors.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Ian Walmsley on 0161 474 4382 or email:

ian.walmsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

Ian Walsmley (Head of Neighbourhoods, Stockport Council) and Peter Cooke (West Neighbourhood Manager) attended the meeting to provide an overview of a new structure in Place Management to bring together the Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a Neighbourhood Team and outlined how the new service aimed to work closely with members to address those concerns that were of greatest concern to local residents.

 

It was commented that while members had been provided with information relating to the creation of the new structure in Place Management and the responsibilities for the functions of the Neighbourhood Team, there was less clarity with regard to the backfilling of those roles previously performed by officers making up the new team.  In response, it was stated that until the Neighbourhood Team had become fully formed, members should maintain their existing contacts.

 

RESOLVED – That Ian Walsmley and Peter Cooke be thanked for their attendance.

4.(v)

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:

Emma Warrington (Public Realm Inspector) attended the meeting to report on current issues and to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to environmental and highways issues within the area represented by the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         There had been a number of complaints in relation to the tidiness of the passageway between Barrington Avenue and Swann Lane, Cheadle Hulme.

·         It was commented that attention needed to be given to the removal of redundant temporary street signage that was erected during road works. 

·         An update was requested with regard to the removal of a blockage in the drains under Fir Road, Bramhall that was the cause of persistent flooding in the area.

·         There were accumulations of litter around the perimeter fence of Bramhall High School that needed to be removed.

·         An update was requested on the activities of the Public Realm service in identifying those contractors that were responsible for damaging grass verges.

 

RESOLVED – That Emma Warrington be thanked for her attendance.

4.(vi)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(vii)

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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Minutes:

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

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Grove Lane Baptist Church Day Centre pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To consider an application received from Grove Lane Baptist Church Day Centre for a grant of £1,000 from the Ward Flexibility Fund towards the cost of replacement kitchen furniture.

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Megan Benton attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of Grove Lane Baptist Church Day Centre for a grant of £700 from the ward flexibility budget towards the cost of replacement kitchen furniture.

 

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that the Cheadle Area Committee had given approval to a grant of £300 to the Day Centre at their meeting on Tuesday, 29 January 2019.

 

Members commented that the Day Centre provided an invaluable community service. It was noted that should the area committee be minded to give approval to the grant as applied for, there would still remain a significant shortfall in the funding secured for this project that would need to be otherwise diverted from the general funding available to the Day Centre and that may impact on their core activities.  As such, the area committee noted that the guidance on the use of the ward flexibility fund states that awards of over £1,000 will not ordinarily be made, but considered that in all the circumstances of the case it was appropriate to deviate from the guidance in this instance.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £1,100 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£200 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations and £700 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to the Grove Lane Baptist Church Day Centre towards the cost of replacement kitchen furniture.

5.

Applications 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 (Open Air Theatre, Gangsta Granny) - 19 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

The report details an application from the Council's Museum Service to hold an open air production of David Walliams', Gangsta Granny, in Bramhall Park on 19 July 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0162 474 4421 or email: iain.bate@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 an application from the Council's Museum Service to hold an open air production of David Walliams', Gangsta Granny, in Bramhall Park on 19 July 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

5.(ii)

Event application for the use of Bramhall Park (Open Air Theatre, The Tempest) - 28 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

The report details an application from the Council's Museum Service to hold an open air theatre production of The Tempest in Bramhall Park on 28 June 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0162 474 4421 or email: iain.bate@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 an application from the Council's Museum Service to hold an open air theatrea production of The Tempest in Bramhall Park on 28 June 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

5.(iii)

Event application for the use of Bramhall Park (Plant Hunter's Fayre) - 7 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

The report details an application from the Council's Museum Service to hold a Plant Hunter's Fayre in Bramhall Park on 7 April 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0162 474 4421 or email: iain.bate@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 an application from the Council's Museum Service to hold a Plant Hunter's Fayre in Bramhall Park on 7 April 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 46 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 for Place Management & Regeneration 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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Minutes:

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 Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC070617- Woodford Aerodrome, Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Erection of a public house with associated outside space, children's play area, landscaping and car parking

 

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. DC070617 for the erection of a public house with associated outside space, children's play area, landscaping and car parking at Woodford Aerodrome, Chester Road, Woodford,

 

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

6.(ii)

DC070971 - Moorend Golf Driving Range, Woodford Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Demolition of existing club house/driving range buildings and erection of eight dwellings with parking and access

 

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. DC070971 for the demolition of existing club house/ driving range buildings and erection of eight dwellings with parking and access at Moorend Golf Driving Range, Woodford Road, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on the openness of the greenbelt.

6.(iii)

DC071032 - 435 Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Two storey rear extension, loft conversion including formation of gable roof, with front and rear dormers.

 

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. DC071032 for a two storey rear extension, loft conversion including formation of gable roof, with front and rear dormers at 435 Chester Road, Woodford, it was

 

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

6.(iv)

DC071305 - Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Variation of condition 13 attached to planning permission DC054582 to enable use of the coach park for a temporary period of 10 days per academic year for car parking at high traffic volume events.

 

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. DC071305 for the variation of condition 13 attached to planning permission DC054582 to enable use of the coach park for a temporary period of 10 days per academic year for car parking at high traffic volume events at Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme,

 

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

 

It was then

 

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

6.(v)

DC071496 - 68 Moss Lane, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Extend and remodel detached house at the rear, front and into the roof space. The proposal is to increase the ridge height of the extending house and install gates and pillars to the front access driveway (part-retrospective). This application is a revision of previously granted planning consent ref: DC/067477.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC071496 to extend and remodel detached house at the rear, front and into the roof space to increase the ridge height of the extending house and install gates and pillars to the front access driveway (part-retrospective) at 68 Moss Lane, Bramhall, it was

 

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

6.(vi)

DC071714 - 15 Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Change of use from mixed retail and residential (Use Class A1 and C3) to a day nursery (Use Class D1) along with other associated works.

 

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. DC071714 for the change of use from mixed retail and residential (Use Class A1 and C3) to a day nursery (Use Class D1) along with other associated works at 15 Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme,

 

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

 

It was then

 

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

6.(vii)

DC071823 - 8 Highfield Parkway, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Demolition of existing garage and erection of a new dwelling fronting onto Patch Lane with existing access.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant 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. DC071823 for the demolition of existing garage and erection of a new dwelling fronting onto Patch Lane with existing access at 8 Highfield Parkway, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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 to assess the impact of the proposed development on the existing trees within the curtilage of the site and its impact on the character of the streetscene.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 59 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.

 

It was reported that since the publication of the report the appeal against the refusal of planning permission for the erection of a first floor extension to create a 2 bedroom dwelling above the existing class A1 shop at 42A Gillbent Road, Cheadle Hulme had been dismissed.

 

It was further reported that a further appeal had been received in respect of the decision to refuse planning permission for the demolition of the existing dwelling and a new residential development comprising four dwellings and one detached garage at 6 Kings Close, Bramhall.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment - The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Draft for Consultation pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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

 

The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) was approved for public consultation at a meeting of the Joint Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)/Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Joint Board on 11 January 2019. The formal consultation on the document commenced on 21 January 2019 and will run until 18 March 2019.This is the next stage of the process which follows on from an initial consultation on a first Draft GMSF, which ran from October 2016 to January 2017.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Steve Johnson on 0161 474 3509 or email: steve.johnson@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 consultation process on the latest iteration of ‘The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.  It was stated that the formal consultation on the document had commenced on 21 January 2019 and would run until 18 March 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Highways Maintenance Local Initiative Report - Replacement benches at Bramhall War Memorial pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for the replacement of two benches at Bramhall War Memorial.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the removal of the existing concrete and timber slat benches and replace them with 2 x 2m long new black metal benches, includes tarmac patch below benches at a cost of £2,263 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email: jacky.budd@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 a proposal for the replacement of two benches at Bramhall War Memorial.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the removal of the existing concrete and timber slat benches at Bramhall War Memorial and their replacement with 2x 2m long new black metal benches, including tarmac patch below benches at a cost of £2,263 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation).

10.

Kirkstead Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to removal and placement of pedestrian safety barriers at the entrance to Hursthead Infant School in Cheadle Hulme.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the removal of the existing barrier at the pedestrian entrance to the Infant School and erect safety barriers towards the kerb edge on Kirkstead Road, Cheadle Hulme at a cost of £460 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South and Woodford ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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 a proposal to removal and placement of pedestrian safety barriers at the entrance to Hursthead Infant School in Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the removal of the existing barrier at the pedestrian entrance to the Infant School and the erection of safety barriers towards the kerb edge on Kirkstead Road, Cheadle Hulme at a cost of £460 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South and Woodford ward allocation).

11.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Carrwood Avenue Area, Bramhall) (20mph Speed Limit) Order 2018 and Notice of Proposal to Install Traffic Calming on Carrwood Avenue and St. Michaels Avenue, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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

 

The report details objections received to a proposed traffic calming scheme in the Carrwood Avenue/ St Michaels Avenue Area of Bramhall.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to make the order as advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Mark James on 0161 474 2077 or email: mark.james@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 objections received to a proposed traffic calming scheme in the Carrwood Avenue/ St Michaels Avenue Area of Bramhall.

 

RESOLVED - That notwithstanding the objections, the order be made as advertised.

12.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Moss Lane & Athol Road, Bramhall) (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting) (Revocation) Order 2018 - Objection Report pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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

 

The report details a number of objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order, for the Moss Lane / Athol Road area of Bramhall.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to amend the order such that only the ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions would be extended into Athol Road, and along Moss Lane, and that the ‘Limited Waiting’ restrictions would be omitted in their entirety.

 

Officer Contact: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@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 a number of objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order, for the Moss Lane / Athol Road area of Bramhall.

 

RESOLVED - That in the light of the objections the original order be amended and replaced as follows:-

 

Revocation of existing (TRO) Schedule

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Moss Lane, Bramhall

South Side – From a point 8.4 metres west of the intersection of the western kerb line of Athol Road, to a point 10 metres east of the intersection of the eastern kerb line of Athol Road.

 

Athol Road, Bramhall

Both Sides – From the intersections of the southern kerb line of Moss Lane, for a distance of 10 metres in a southerly direction.

 

Proposed (TRO) Schedule

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Moss Lane, Bramhall

South Side – From a point 8.4 metres west of the intersection of the western kerb line of Athol Road, to a point 12.5 metres east of the intersection of the eastern kerb line of Athol Road.

 

Athol Road, Bramhall

Both Sides – From the intersections of the southern kerb line of Moss Lane, for a distance of 15 metres in a southerly direction.

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 120 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

Additional documents:

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.