Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Trinity Church - Trinty Church, Massie Street, Cheadle. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 6 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 Committee.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 85 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 decision taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and Deputy Chief Executive be requested to submit a report to the Area Committee on the objections received to the Limited Waiting Traffic Regulation Order on Milton Crescent, Cheadle.

 

5.

Community Engagement

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5.(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.

5.(ii)

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.

5.(iii)

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:

Paul Clarke (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 Cheadle Area Committee.

 

The following issues were highlighted as needing addressing:-

 

·         the blocked grids and flooding in West Downs Road, Cheadle Hulme

·         the longstanding issue of blocked drains on Redesmere Drive, Cheadle Hulme.

·         serious flooding in the vicinity of a pedestrian crossing on Councillor Lane, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke be thanked for his attendance.

 

5.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

A petition was submitted from thirty five residents of Frances Street and Frances Mews, Cheadle requesting the reinstatement and locking of the gate to the nearby park.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for investigation.

 

5.(v)

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.

5.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cafe Unity 2014 pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Cafe Unity 2014 to provide additional Christmas lights in the trees within Heald Green shopping centre.

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a Ward Flexibility Funding application from Café Unity 2014 to provide additional Christmas lights in the trees within Heald Green shopping centre.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from Café Unity 2014 for £982.10 to provide additional Christmas lights in the trees within Heald Green shopping centre to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Fund (Heald Green Ward allocation).

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - SK8 Networking pdf icon PDF 470 KB

To consider an application from SK8 Networking for the cost of lights for Christmas decorations on Finney Lane, Heald Green.

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a Ward Flexibility Funding application from SK8 Networking for £1,040 for the cost of lights for Christmas decorations on Finney Lane, Heald Green to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Fund (Heald Green Ward allocation).

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from SK8 Networking for £1,040 for the cost of lights for Christmas decorations on Finney Lane, Heald Green to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Fund (Heald Green Ward allocation).

5.(viii)

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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Minutes:

A representative of Chelwood Foodbankplus attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of items of stock in advance of the rollout of Universal Credit.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That approval be given initially to £1,000 being allocated from Ward Flexibility Funding to Chelwood Foodbankplus towards the cost of items of stock in advance of the rollout of Universal Credit, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £500

Heald Green Ward - £500

 

(2) That it be noted that the Cheadle Hulme North Ward Councillors also agreed to an additional contribution of £250 should this be required by Chelwood Foodbankplus.

Non-Executive Business

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6.

Development Applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no development applications to consider.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 47 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 Cheadle 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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Minutes:

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 Cheadle Area Committee.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Executive Business

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9.

Stockport Homes Ltd: Neighbourhood Area Annual Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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 0161 217 6016 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:-

 

·         Stockport Homes was complimented on its work carried out with older people and vulnerable groups in the area.

·         Information was requested on how Stockport Homes worked with other social housing providers such as Mossbank Homes, for example on anti-social behaviour and environmental issues. A Member suggested that a joint presentation be made to a future meeting of the Area Committee by Stockport Homes and Mossbank Homes.

·         Members noted the ongoing high performance of the anti-social behaviour team resulted in 99.43 % of cases being resolved in an average of 69 days whilst achieving satisfaction of 98.61% with the outcome of the case. A Member enquired how a case was defined as being resolved.

·         Stockport Homes was thanked for its work to combat anti-social behaviour and sort out the situation regarding the communal bins around The Cloisters, Cheadle.

·         Clarification was sought on whether the tenant or Stockport Homes would need to meet the cost of pest control.

·         A request was made for wi-fi to be installed at additional sheltered housing schemes in the area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

10.

Cycle City Ambition Grant (CCAG) – Old Wool Lane, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

To report the findings of a consultation exercise and seek approval to widen the existing Bridleway between Cheadle Road and Old Wool Lane and to widen the existing footway on Cheadle Road between the end of the existing bridleway and the proposed pedestrian refuge.

 

The Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing is recommended to approve the proposals contained within paragraph 2.2 of the report.

 

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 and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) presenting the findings of a consultation exercise and seeking approval to widen the existing bridleway between Cheadle Road and Old Wool Lane, Cheadle Hulme and widen the existing footway on Cheadle Road between the end of the existing bridleway and the proposed pedestrian refuge.

 

The Council had been granted funding from the Greater Manchester Cycle City ambition Grant (CCAG) programme to improve/create cycle routes in the Cheadle Hulme/Bramhall area. This had included works along the Ladybrook Valley, Ladybridge Road and Bramhall Park. The Council had identified a route between Cheadle Road and Old Wool Lane which would form a link to the Ladybrook Valley bridleways on Old Wool Lane from Cheadle Road. The scheme would also link into the proposed highway works for the development of the Cheadle Hulme Laurus Trust School.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the proposals contained with Section 2.2 of the report.

 

(2) That bollards be placed in such a way as to prevent small vehicles from entering Old Wool Lane.

11.

Finney Lane, Heald Green (The Griffin public house) - Funding for Dropped Kerbs pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

The report seeks approval for funds to install dropped kerbs on the pedestrian desire line for crossing the access into The Griffin public house car park off Finney Lane, Heald Green.

The Area Committee is requested to consider and approve funds to install dropped kerbs and approve funding to be allocated from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heald Green Ward).

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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval for funds to install dropped kerbs on the pedestrian desire line for crossing the access into The Griffin public house car park off Finney Lane, Heald Green.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the proposal to install dropped kerbs on the pedestrian desire line for crossing the access into The Griffin public house car park off Finney Lane, Heald Green, as shown on the plan attached to the report, at an approximate cost of £2,250 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heald Green Ward allocation).

12.

Queensway, Heald Green - Request for funding for bollards pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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

The report seeks approval for funding to erect bollards on either side of the entrance / exit to the Health Centre car park, off Queensway to stop drivers parking up.

The Area Committee is requested to consider the report and approves the installation of a number of bollards to stop drivers driving over the footway and parking.

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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval for funding to erect bollards on either side of the entrance/exit to the Health Centre car park, off Queensway to prevent motorists from parking.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the proposal to erect bollards on either side of the entrance/exit to the Health Centre car park, off Queensway, Heald Green to prevent motorists from parking, as shown on the plan attached to the report, at an approximate cost of £1,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heald Green Ward allocation).

13.

Event application for the use of Diamond Jubilee Park (Nativity in the Park) - 24 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from St Cuthbert's Church to hold a nativity procession through Diamond Jubilee Park on 24 December 2018.

 

The Area Committee is requested 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.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or email: 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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from St. Cuthbert’s Church to hold a nativity procession through Diamond Jubilee Park on 24 December 2018.

 

RESOLVED –That the  application from St. Cuthbert’s Church, Cheadle to hold a nativity procession through Diamond Jubilee Park on 24 December 2018 be approved, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place.

14.

Event application for the use of Bruntwood Park (Cheadle Hulme Parkrun) - 5 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from the organisers of Cheadle Hulme Parkrun to renew the annual permission to use Bruntwood Park for the weekly Parkrun.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or email: 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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated)  setting out an application from the organisers of the Cheadle Hulme Parkrun to renew the annual permission to use Bruntwood Park for the weekly Parkrun.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from the organisers of the Cheadle Hulme Parkrun to renew the annual permission to use Bruntwood Park for the weekly Parkrun be approved, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances.

15.

Event application for the use of Bruntwood Park BMX Track (weekly club sessions) - from 5 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from Bruntwood Park BMX Club to hold training sessions on each Saturday morning from 5 January 2019, and evening sessions on each Wednesday from 3 April 2019.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the application subject to the organiser obtaining appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances and submitting these and any fees due at least one week prior to the event.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or email: 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 and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from Bruntwood Park BMX Club to hold training sessions on each Saturday morning from 5 January 2019, and evening sessions on each Wednesday from 3 April 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application from Bruntwood Park BMX Club to hold training sessions on each Saturday morning from 5 January 2019, and evening sessions on each Wednesday from 3 April 2019, subject to the organiser obtaining appropriate papers, event plans, health and safety documentation, licences and/or insurances and submitting these and any fees due at least one week prior to the event.

16.

Site of the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor David Meller

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Minutes:

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

 

The Area Committee was reminded that at the meeting held on 30 January 2018 Members had resolved ‘that the Chief Executive be requested to expedite the Council taking a decision on the future use of the site of the former Orrishmere Primary School, Cheadle Hulme’.

 

Members expressed concern that they had been advised by Education Officers that a decision on the future use of the site of the former Orrishmere Primary School would be made by November 2018 and that this had not been forthcoming.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Area Committee expresses its disappointment that it had not received a formal response to its resolution of 30 January 2018.

 

(2) That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to consult the Area Committee if the land and property on the site of the former Orrishmere Primary School are deemed to be surplus to requirements for future use for educational purposes.

17.

Residential Parking Scheme Policy: Parking Problems on Vaudrey Drive and Madison Avenue, Cheadle Hulme

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Paul Porgess

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Minutes:

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

 

Councillor Porgess reported on the problems encountered by residents of Vaudrey Drive, Cheadle Hulme where there was parked cars most of the working day from local commuters and expressed concern that the request had first been received by local Ward Councillors in July 2017. A petition had subsequently been submitted to the meeting of the Area Committee on 6 March 2018 from twenty four residents of Vaudrey Drive requesting that the Council investigates the need for a Residential Parking Scheme/ two hours no return on the road.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management be requested to liaise with local Ward Councillors, develop proposals for residents’ parking and limited parking for non-residents on Vaudrey Drive and nearby Madison Avenue, Cheadle Hulme and submit a report to a meeting of the Area Committee in the near future.