Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Marple Senior Citizen's Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 7 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 interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

Councillor Malcolm Allan

Agenda items relating to Brabyns Park as a volunteer in the park.

 

Agenda Item ‘Application to establish Mellor, Marple Bridge, Mill Brow and Compstall Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area’ as a member of the steering committee.

 

Annette Finnie

Plan no’s DC67000 and DC67002 – Marple Wharf as a member of the Marple Civic Society.

 

Agenda Item ‘Application to establish Mellor, Marple Bridge, Mill Brow and Compstall Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area as she had been involved in discussions relating to the proposal.

 

Kenny Blair

Plan no’s DC67000 and DC67002 – Marple Wharf as he had attended meetings previously relating to the proposal.

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Malcolm Allan

Plan no’s DC67000 and DC67002 – Marple Wharf as he was part of a group who had been developing an alternative business plan for the site. Councillor Allan left the meeting and took no part in the discussion of votes on this item.

Annette Finnie

Agenda items relating to Brabyns Park as a member of the Friends of Brabyns Park and as a park runner. Councillor Finnie left the meeting and took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Marple Library and Open + Consultation

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Minutes:

(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 to enable the Area Committee to discuss the current consultation relating to the future of Marple Library)

 

Councillor Malcolm Allan reported that the Council was currently undertaking a consultation in respect to the future of Marple Library. He expressed concern that there was a proposal to reduce the staffing hours at Marple Library which he felt didn’t reflect that fact that the Library was more a Community Hub than just a library. He stated that he would write a draft response on behalf of the Area Committee which he would circulate to fellow members for approval prior to its submission.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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:

On behalf of the Area Committee, the Chair thanked all those volunteers who had been involved with arranging the many Christmas events that had already taken place or that would be taking place in the lead up to Christmas. He reported that the High Lane Christmas get together would be held in High Lane Conservative Club on Christmas Day between 11.30am and 1.00pm and all were welcome.

 

The Chair welcomed the Neighbourhood Police Inspector Bob Cantrell to the meeting. Inspector Cantrell provided an update on policing issues in the area and detailed crime statistics. The following comments were made/issues raised: -

 

·         An update on the expanded role and duties of the Neighbourhood Police Inspector.

·         Current and future staffing levels.

·         Problems associated with HGV’s parking at the junction of Station Road and Strines Road and well as vehicles using road that exceed the weight limit for those roads.

·         Parking in the vicinity of Ludworth School.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and Inspector Cantrell be thanked for his attendance and report.

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:

Members of the public were invited to submit 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.

 

Three questions were submitted as follows:-

 

a)    Expansion of Ludworth Primary School

 

Councillor Allan responded to the question and agreed to circulate a note he had prepared following a meeting he had attended in September 2018.

 

b)    Council Consultations

 

RESOLVED – That the Chair of the Area Committee be requested at future meetings to utilise the agenda item ‘Chair’s Announcements’ to highlight any Council Consultations which are relevant to the Marple area and that these be further advertised via the e-alert.

 

c)    MESS Newsletter

 

The Chair agreed to investigate this matter and provide an update at a future meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the responses to the questions be noted.

 

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:

Karen Barnes (Public Realm Inspector) submitted a report providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement related matters in the Marple area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         All hedges on Glossop Road had now been cut back and there was now only one outstanding hedge on Strines Road.

·         Monitoring of 4 sites for litter bin requests had been undertaken over the past 3 months- around Andrew Lane and Windlehurst Lane and Plucksbridge Rd. On all occasions the litter was minimal, and the installations were not justified on these occasions.

·         Ongoing work in respect to the provision of dog fouling signs.

·         Councillors discussed fly tipping and nuisance complaints and the need to be mindful that most of the area covered by Marple Area Committee was a smoke control area. The Environment Agency website had a list of appliances that are approved for use in smoke control areas.

 

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and Karen Barnes be thanked for her attendance and report.

5.(iv)

Petitions - Marple Wharf

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a petition in respect to the development applications relating to Marple Wharf.

 

That the Chair reported that the petition would be considered in conjunction with the planning applications relating to Marple Wharf.

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:

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

5.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding

There are no funding applications to consider.

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There were no funding applications to consider.

6.

Stockport Homes Ltd: Neighbourhood Area Report pdf icon PDF 221 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on the work undertaken in the area throughout 2018.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Maria Lindars on Tel: 0161 217 6016 or email: maria.lindars@stockport.gov.uk

 

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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 work undertaken in the area throughout 2018 and plans for the future.

 

The Area Committee welcomed the new format of the report and asked that in future it also include information relating to actions being taken to address homelessness.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Report – Empress Avenue pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

The report seeks a contribution of £7,500 towards the costs of carriageway resurfacing works on Empress Avenue.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider a proposed highway local initiative scheme on Empress Avenue, Marple.

 

RESOLVED – That a highway local initiative scheme on Empress Avenue, Marple be approved at an approximate cost of £7,500 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Marple South and High Lane ward allocation) 

8.

Application to establish Mellor, Marple, Mill Brow and Compstall Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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

 

The report provides information on the process as it relates to Neighbourhood Planning and the determination of these applications, including reporting on any comments received.

 

The Area Committee are invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vincent McIntyre or Tel: 474 4395 or email: vincent.mcintyre@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) providing information relating to an application to establish Mellor, Marple, Mill Brow and Compstall Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood area.

 

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive provided an update to the report.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the proposals contained within it be supported.

9.

Park Use Application - Middlewood Way 17.02.19 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report details an application from Crazy Legs Events who have applied to hold their annual half-marathon on Sunday 17th February 2019 that will be run along the Middlewood Way in Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 0161 474 2688 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application from Crazy Legs Events (copies of which had been circulated) seeking permission to hold their annual half-marathon on Sunday 17th February 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Crazy Leg Events to hold their annual half-marathon on Sunday 17th February 2019 be approved.

10.

Park Use Application - Brabyns Park Junior Park Run 2019 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report outlines an application from Marple Junior Parkrun have applied to hold their free weekly Junior Park Run at Brabyns Park from week commencing Sunday 6th January 2019 until Sunday 26th January 2020.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 0161 474 2688 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of Parkrun UK (copies of which had been circulated) requesting funding to hold their free weekly junior parkrun at Brabyns Park from week commencing Sunday 6th January 2019 until Sunday 26th January 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Parkrun UK to hold their free weekly junior parkrun at Brabyns Park from week commencing Sunday 6th January 2019 until Sunday 26th January 2020 be approved.

11.

Park Use Application - Brabyns Park Adult Parkrun 2019 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report details an application from Marple Parkrun who have applied to hold their free weekly Parkrun at Brabyns Park from Saturday 5th January 2019 until Saturday 25th January 2020. They will require access to the park between the hours of 8.30am – 10.00am each Saturday with the actual run taking place from 9.00am.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 0161 474 2688 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of Marple Parkrun (copies of which had been circulated) requesting permission to hold their free weekly parkrun at Brabyns Park from Saturday 5th January 2019 until Saturday 25th January 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Marple Parkrun to hold their free weekly parkrun at Brabyns Park from Saturday 5th January 2019 until Saturday 25th January 2020 be approved.

12.

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

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.

 

The report seeks the views of the  Area Committee 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 Area Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Caroline Bell on Tel: 474 3184 or email: caroline.bell@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking the Area Committees views on proposed polling arrangements in the area prior to a report being submitted to the Council Meeting for consideration.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 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: Stephen Fox on Tel: 0161 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

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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 of the Area Committee and on the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

14.

Development Applications

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and 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 and Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the Marple 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 Chief Executive is authorised to determine conditions and reasons and they are not 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 copying charges).

14.(i)

DC067000 & DC067001 Marple Wharf pdf icon PDF 267 KB

In connection with redevelopment of Marple Yard comprising the change of use and conversion of the former canal warehouse to residential use (Use Class C3); demolition of outbuildings and structures; the erection of 7 no. dwelling houses (Use Class C3) and a storage building incorporating a waterway service station, together with associated landscaping, parking and alterations to access road (and listed building consent) at Marple Wharf.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 67000 and 67001 (listed building consent) for redevelopment of Marple Yard comprising the change of use and conversion of the former canal warehouse to residential use (Use Class C3); demolition of outbuildings and structures; the erection of 7 no. dwelling houses (Use Class C3) and a storage building incorporating a waterway service station, together with associated landscaping, parking and alterations to access road,

 

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 – (1) In respect of plan no. 067000, that planning permission be refused on the grounds that the proposal would have a detrimental impact on the heritage of the local environment and conservation area as well as having a detrimental impact on the highway network through additional traffic generation which would have a further negative impact on parking in the local area.

(2) In respect on plan no. 67001, that planning permission be refused on the grounds that the proposal would have a detrimental impact on the heritage of the local environment and conservation area and it failed to demonstrate that the any associated public benefits would outweigh harm to the designated heritage asset.

14.(ii)

DC070787 - 182 Strines Road, Strines pdf icon PDF 115 KB

In connection with Raised patio and shed at 182, Strines Road, Strines.

 

The Area Committee are requested to recommend that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no.70787 for raised patio and shed at 182 Strines Road, Strines, it was

 

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

15.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions, lists current planning appeals and datesfor local inquiries and informal hearings, progress upon authorised enforcement action setout by area committee.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on Tel: 474 3138 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, listing current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries, informal hearings and progress on authorised enforcement action.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.