Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 10th December, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 10 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 they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

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.

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)

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 any questions they may have relating to the powers and duties of the Area Committee.

 

No questions were submitted.

4.(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:

Janette Sadgrove (Public Realm Inspector) submitted a report providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement related matters in the Heatons and Reddish area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         A gardening day had been held at the raised beds on Belmont Street at the junction of Lloyd Street in November.

·         A Community Task Day was scheduled for Thursday 13th December 2018 and further days would be scheduled in North Reddish in January and February 2019.

·         The Community Pay Back Team had carried out much needed work on the Ashbrooke Lane Car Park.

·         Councillors asked for an update on the costs and provision of No Dog Fouling posters.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(iv)

Area Flexibility Funding - Social Events and Activities Group pdf icon PDF 789 KB

To consider an application for funding from the Social Events and Activities Group.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of the Social Events and Activities Group (copies of which had been circulated) requesting funding to support a project to combat social isolation.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £200 be awarded to the Social Events and Activities Group (Reddish South Ward allocation) for funding to support a project to combat social isolation.

4.(v)

Area Flexibility Funding - Stockport Trans Pennine Trail Volunteer Ranger Group pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To consider a funding application from the Stockport Trans Pennine Trail Volunteer Ranger Group.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of the Stockport Trans Pennine Trail Volunteer Group (copies of which had been circulated) requesting funding towards the purchase of a leaf blower to help make the trail more accessible during the autumn/winter months.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant for £223.00 (Heatons South Ward allocation) to the Stockport Trans Pennine Trail Volunteer Group for funding towards the purchase of a leaf blower to help make the trail more accessible during the autumn/winter months.

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 organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 43 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 area.

 

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

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Minutes:

One 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.

5.(i)

DC069687 - Land To The Rear Of Former Chapel House Public House, Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 5AE pdf icon PDF 199 KB

In connection with erection of 10 dwellings with access from Meadows Road at land to the rear of former Chapel House Public House, Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 069687 for erection of 10 dwellings with access from Meadows Road at Land to the rear of former Chapel House public house, Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application,

 

it was then

 

MOVED AND SECONDED – That planning permission be refused on the grounds of overdevelopment and in respect to road safety concerns associated with the proposed access to the site on Meadows Road.

 

For the Amendment 5, 2 against, 3 abstentions

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED (5 for, 2 against, 3 abstentions) – That planning permission be refused on the grounds of overdevelopment and in respect to road safety concerns associated with the proposed access to the site on Meadows Road.

 

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

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

 

The Area Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on Tel: 474 3138 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) summarising recent decisions, listing current planning appeals and enforcements within the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Stockport Homes Ltd: Neighbourhood Area Annual Report pdf icon PDF 192 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 throughout the area in 2018 as well as plans for the future.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Councillors discussed proposals for the building of Social Housing and the impact of GMSF.

·         The North Reddish ward Councillors suggested that a site visit be held in the New Year to consider sites for possible housing development.

·         Further information was requested in respect to the improvement works associated with the Wilson Street flats.

·         Improvement works planned for the Manchester Road Estate and the need to consult with residents at the planning stage.

·         Whilst a considerable amount of investment had been undertaken, there were a number of outstanding pieces of work that required completing  - the insulation of bathrooms in the Furness Grove/Craig Road area being example.

·         Councillors welcomed the new report format and suggested that in the future information on how the work being undertaken by Stockport Homes ties in with the Council Plan would be helpful.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

THE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL OF STOCKPORT (MANCHESTER ROAD AND WHIRLEY CLOSE HEATON CHAPEL) (PROHIBITION OF WAITING) ORDER 2018 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider an objection to a proposed traffic regulation order.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to approve the order as advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@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) requesting the Area Committee to consider an objection received to a proposed traffic regulation order on Manchester Road and Whirley Close, Heaton Chapel.

 

RESOLVED – That the order be made as advertised.

9.

Somerford Road, Reddish pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee approve the cost of road safety measures on Somerford Road in Reddish.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@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) requesting the Area Committee to approve the implementation of road safety measures on Somerford Road, Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That the introduction of road safety measures on Somerford Road, Reddish be approved at an approximate cost of £500.00 to be funded from the Area delegated budget (Reddish North ward allocation)

10.

Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to approve the cost for the placement of a pedestrian guard rail on Wellington Road North.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@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) requesting the Area Committee to fund half of the associated costs for the placement of a pedestrian guardrail on Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel.

 

RESOLVED – That the part funding for the replacement of a pedestrian guardrail on Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel be approved at a cost of £1,415 (Reddish South ward allocation) to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget and that the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be requested to approve the scheme and the remainder of the associated costs from the Strategic Network Budget. 

11.

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 with the area in order to inform the Council Meetings decision on polling districts, polling places and polling stations for forthcoming elections.

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

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

 

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Minutes:

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

 

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

12.

North Heatons Play Area pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

The report provides a summary of the recent community consultation for a new play area in the North Heatons Ward. With a recommendation the new play area be located at Heaton Moor Park.

 

The Area Committee is invited to consider the report.

 

Officer Contact: Richard Booker on Tel: 474 4829 or email: richard.booker@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) requesting the Area Committee to consider the siting of a new play area in the Heatons North ward in either Heaton Moor Park or Peel Moat Open Space.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of the report be deferred to enable ward Councillors to discuss the alternative proposals in greater detail with the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

13.

Park Use Application - Park Run Mersey Vale Nature Park 2019 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report details and application from Burnage Parkrun who have applied to hold their free weekly Park Run at Mersey Vale Nature Park from week commencing Saturday 5th January 2019 until 25th January 2020. They will require access to the park between the hours of 9.00am – 10.00am each Saturday, with the run taking place between 8.00am – 10.30am.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 25 88 or email: wayne.bardsley@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) outlining an application for Burnage Parkrun who have applied to hold their free weekly Parkrun at Mersey Vale Nature Park from week commencing Saturday 5th January 2019 until 25th January 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Burnage Parkrun to hold their free weekly Parkrun at Mersey Vale Nature Park from week commencing Saturday 5th January 2019 until 25th January 2020 be approved.

14.

Manchester Road Park

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Walter Brett.

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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 Walter Brett.

 

In the absence of Councillor Brett, Councillor Jude Wells explained that the ward Councillors had serious concerns at the amount of time taken for works to be undertaken in Manchester Road Park. It was her understanding that the delay was the result of United Utilities not receiving permission from Rail Track to carry out works close to the embankment.

 

RESOLVED – That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to write to Railtrack outlining the concerns of the Area Committee and requesting them to provide United Utilities with the necessary permissions to enable the works to be completed as soon as possible.

15.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 84 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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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 on the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on ward delegated budgets.

 

Councillor Yvonne Guariento reported that following the decision made by the Reddish South Councillors at the last meeting to award £100 from the Area Flexibility Fund to support the Reddish Community and Parent Forum, the ward Councillors had agreed to increase their contribution to £400 and as a result the contribution made from the Reddish North ward funds would reduce from £1200 to £900.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

16.

Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders - Brighton Road and Didsbury Road pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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

 

The report outlines a proposal for moving and Waiting Traffic Regulation Orders associated with the Town Centre Access Plan project TCAP507 in the vicinity of Didsbury Road and Brighton Road junction including a proposed Resident Permit Holder Parking Scheme required as a result of development on the former Brighton Road Industrial Estate.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Sally Laws on Tel: 474 4923 or email: sally.laws@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 the comments of the Area Committee in respect the proposed traffic regulation orders on Brighton Road and Didsbury Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be

requested to approve the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders

(TROs) including the Resident Permit Holder Parking scheme contained in

Appendix B and, subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement being made the orders can be made.