Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 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:

No declarations of interest were made.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Area 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 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 local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Minutes:

PC Carl Johnson, PC Steve Watson and PCSO Gunter Bauer attended the meeting to report on neighbourhood policing issues.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         There had been a perceived increase in the number of vehicle thefts, particularly vans full of tools, in the Manor Ward.

·         Information was requested on the enforcement of 20mph zones, both in the vicinity of schools and elsewhere.

·         The work carried out by the Police to try and prevent the hunting of rabbits in Reddish Vale Country Park was commended.

·         There had been reports of continual fireworks in Hollywood Park and night fishing at Alexandra Park reservoir in Edgeley.

·         The frequent abuse by motorists of the one way system on Oakfield Road, Davenport was highlighted.

 

RESOLVED – That PC Carl Johnson, PC Steve Watson and PCSO Gunter Bauer 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:

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 previous committee meetings. Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environment quality.

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Mark Calderbank, 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 public realm issues within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The response of a number of Council services to the complaints of obstruction and escape of trade waste spilling out onto the road from a business on Oakfield Road, Stockport was commended.

·         Waste was continuing to be left on Marsland Terrace Car Park, Offerton and an ongoing investigation and further warning letters had been issued to properties on Marsland Terrace and Hempshaw Lane.

·         The high level of fly tipping in the Brinnington and Central Ward was highlighted.

 

RESOLVED – That Mark Calderbank be thanked for his attendance.

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

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:

In accordance with the Code of Practice no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

Executive Business

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5.

Stockport Homes Ltd. Neighbourhood Area Annual Report pdf icon PDF 94 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 is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Maria Lindars on 0161 217 6016 or email: maria.lindars@stockporthomes.org

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Minutes:

Representatives 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:-

 

·         The lifts in Brecon Towers had recently been out of action for a long time and a Member enquired what the contingency plan was for disabled and infirm tenants to leave their flats.

·         Noise levels in Brecon Towers were currently excessive due to the replacement of the chute room and concern was expressed about the effect of the noise on tenants.

·         A Member enquired when the Booth Street development was going to commence on site.

·         Brinnington and Central Ward Councillors welcomed the aerial works which were taking place in some of the blocks of flats as a number of tenants, particularly from the Mottram Street flats, had approached them about poor television reception. Feedback from tenants who had the new aerial system was requested.

·         Feedback was requested on how CCTV was working in the blocks of flats in Brinnington.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

Non-Executive Business

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6.

Development Application pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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

 

(a)  To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration on any planning applications relevant to the Central Stockport area.

 

The following development application will be considered by the Area Committee:-

 

(to begin no earlier than 6.30pm)

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Minutes:

A development application was 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/planning. 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)

DC/068872 - 7 Crosby Street, Cale Green pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Change of use to house in multiple occupation for 7 persons

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Pippa Brown on 0161 474 3531 or email: pippa.brown@stockport.gov.uk

 

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In respect of plan no. 68872 for a change of use to a house in multiple occupation for seven persons at 7 Crosby Street, Cale Green

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED - (Six for, three against) That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 69 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 Central Stockport area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

A Member requested an update on the serving of an enforcement notice with regard to untidy land at 287 Wellington Road South, Heaviley.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To consider a report of the Returning Officer.

 

The report seeks 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. 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.

Executive Business

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9.

George Street West, Offerton - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To seek approval for a Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting at Any Time on George Street West, Offerton.

 

The report sets out the result of an investigation into the difficulties caused by parked vehicles at the junctions of George Street West with Stephen Street and Hallgate Road.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the statutory legal advertising of the No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the result of an investigation into the difficulties caused by parked vehicles at the junctions of George Street West with Stephen Street and Hallgate Road, Offerton.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Area Committee be minded  to approve the following No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on George Street West, Offerton, at an approximate cost of £660 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward allocation):-

 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order No Waiting At Any Time

 

George Street West  – north western side from the south westerly kerbline of Stephen Street for a distance of 10 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

George Street West – south eastern side from the south westerly kerbline of Hallgate Road for a distance of 15 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Stephen Street – south western side from the north westerly kerbline of George Street West for a distance of 10 metres in a north westerly direction.

 

Hallgate Road – south western side from the south easterly kerbline of George Street West for a distance of 10 metres in a south easterly direction.

 

(2) That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

10.

Park Event Application - Woodbank and Vernon Parkrun 2019 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from Woodbank and Vernon Parkrun to hold their free weekly Park Run at Woodbank Memorial and Vernon Parks each Saturday from week commencing 5rd January 2019 until Saturday 25th January 2020.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers including event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from Woodbank and Vernon Parkrun to hold their free weekly park run at Woodbank Memorial and Vernon Parks each Saturday from the week commencing 5 January 2019 until Saturday 25 January 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Woodbank and Vernon parkrun to hold their free weekly park run at Woodbank Memorial and Vernon Parks each Saturday from the week commencing 5 January 2019 until 25 January 2020, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers including event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances, and there being signage to the appropriate car park.

11.

Park Event Application - Brinnington Parkrun at Reddish Vale Country Park 2019 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from Brinnington Parkrun to hold its free weekly Parkrun at Reddish Vale Country Park from 26 January 2019 until 25 January 2020.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers including event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on 0161 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

 

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from Brinnington Parkrun to hold its free weekly Parkrun at Reddish Vale Country Park from 26 January 2019 until 25 January 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Brinnington Parkrun to hold its free weekly Parkrun at Reddish Vale Country Park from 26 January 2019 until 25 January 2020, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers including event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

12.

Park Event Application: Woodbank Memorial Park - Rockstock Music Festival 2019 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from T3 Events Ltd to hold a family music festival (Rockstock) at Woodbank Memorial Park on Saturday and Sunday 25/26 May 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the Ward Councillors.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from T3 Events Ltd. to hold a family music festival (Rockstock) at Woodbank Memorial Park on Saturday and Sunday 25/26 May 2019.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That approval be given to an application from T3 Events Ltd to hold a family music festival (Rockstock) at Woodbank Memorial Park on Saturday and Sunday 25/26 May 2019, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the Ward Councillors.

 

(2) That the applicant be requested to encourage local traders (in particular regular traders from Foodie Friday) to apply for licences at the festival.

13.

Council Support to Davenport Local Centre (Bramhall Lane shops)

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Wendy Wild

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Wendy Wild.

 

Councillor Wild reported on the large local shopping centre on Bramhall Lane, Davenport and requested more information on what the Council’s expectations were for such a large, local centre, for example with regard to car parking, facilities and signage.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee which provided a definition of a large local centre, for example with regard to car parking, facilities and signage, with particular reference to Davenport Local Centre (Bramhall Lane shops). 

14.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 66 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 ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.