Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 28th January, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on10 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Colin Foster

Plan no.071678 ‘9 Evesham Avenue, Heaton Norris’ as some of the objectors were known to him. Councillor Foster 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.

 

The Heatons South Ward Councillors agreed to grant an additional £223.00 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.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair reported that the Heatons South Ward Councillors had agreed to grant an additional £223 to the Trans Pennine Trail Volunteer Group for funding towards the purchase of a leaf blower.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.

Community Engagement

Additional documents:

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

Additional documents:

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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members of the Public were 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.

 

One question was submitted requesting support for the repair of North Reddish Park in anticipation of a Sports Day Event on 4th August 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the question be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

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.

Additional documents:

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:-

·         The need to promote Task Days and Litter Picks well in advance in order to give volunteers as much notice as possible in the hope of increasing participation.

·         The Community Pay Back Team visited the un-adopted alley behind Liverpool Street and the cobbled highways adopted area off Liverpool Close in North Reddish. Councillors discussed a number of other potential sites that could be visited by the Team.

·         Fly tipping in Heaton Mersey Village and littering near to the Clothes Bank in Heaton Mersey Car Park

·         The excellent response from officers in respect to reports of fly tipping in the North Reddish ward.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and Janette Sadgrove be thanked for her attendance.

4.(iv)

Neighbourhood Managers pdf icon PDF 70 KB

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration will report at the meeting.

Additional documents:

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 details of the new structure in Place Management to bring together Public Realm, Environment Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management into a Neighbourhood Team.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted

4.(v)

Petitions

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Jude Wells submitted a petition on behalf of residents of Newark Road and nearby roads requesting that consideration be given to implementating width restrictions on Newark Road to deal with speeding vehicles.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for consideration and that a report be submitted to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

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.

Additional documents:

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.

4.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Heaton's Hoptpots pdf icon PDF 397 KB

To consider an application from Heaton’s Hotpots.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted an application on behalf of Heaton’s Hotpots (copies of which had been circulated) requesting funding towards a social isolation project.

 

RESOLVED – That a grant of £250.00 be made to Heaton’s Hotpots (Reddish South Ward allocation) to support a project to combat social isolation.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 48 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:-

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Development application 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 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 Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC071389 : Land Adjacent to 49 Chandos Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport pdf icon PDF 182 KB

In connection with Partial demolition of existing store/garages and erection of 1 no. dwelling house at Land adjacent to 49 Chandos Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 071389 for partial demolition of existing store/garages and erection of 1 no. dwelling house at land adjacent to 49 Chandos Road,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED (1 against) – That planning permission be granted and the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to include a suitable informative on the decision notice relating to the gap between the proposed development and the adjacent property at Number 49 Chandos Road.

5.(ii)

DC071454 : 59 Vale Close, Heaton Mersey, Stockport pdf icon PDF 4 MB

In connection with replacement balcony at 59 Vale Close, Heaton Mersey, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to the conditions detailed in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no.071454 for replacement balcony at 59 Vale Close, Heaton Mersey,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted

5.(iii)

DC071621 : 9 Evesham Avenue, Heaton Norris, Stockport pdf icon PDF 115 KB

In connection with first floor side and rear extensions above existing garage, ground floor rear extensions with extended and modified existing roof over, single storey front porch and front extension with monopitch roof over at 9, Avesham Avenue, Heaton Norris.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to the conditions outlined in the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 071621 for first floor side and rear extensions above existing garage, ground floor rear extensions with extended and modified existing roof over, single storey front porch and front extension with monopitch roof over at 9 Evesham Avenue,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED ( 7 for, 3 against, 1 abstention) – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee Visiting Team be requested to undertake a site visit to consider the impact of the proposed development on the residential amenity of local residents and to consider if the proposal constitutes over development to the rear of the property.

5.(iv)

DC071678 : Unit UG56 Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, Reddish, Stockport pdf icon PDF 117 KB

In connection with change of use from vacant warehousing unit (Use Class B8) to dance studio (Use Class D2) at Unit UG56 Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, Reddish.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no.071678 for change of use from vacant warehousing unit (Use Class B8) to dance studio (Use Class D2) at Unit UG56, Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, Reddish,

 

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

5.(v)

DC071852 : 38 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport pdf icon PDF 149 KB

In connection with creation of access and parking area at 38 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to refuse planning permission.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 071852 for creation of access and parking area at 38, Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor,

 

the applicants agent spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 56 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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising recent appeal decisions, listing current planning appeals and enforcements within the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

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

Additional documents:

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 an overview of the consultation activities taking place across Stockport in respect to the plan.

 

RESOLVED- That the report be noted.

8.

Park Application Use - Brinnigton Parkrun at Reddish Vale 2019 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider an application from Brinnington Parkrun who have applied to hold their free weekly Parkrun at Reddish Vale from Saturday 26th 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 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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 and application from Brinnington Parkrun to hold their free weekly Parkrun at Reddish Vale from Saturday 26th 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 where the runners will run along a predetermined and agreed route.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Brinnington Parkrun to hold their free weekly Parkrun at Reddish Vale from Saturday 26th January 2019 until Saturday 25th January 2020 be approved. 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 where the runners will run along a predetermined and agreed route.

 

9.

Park use Application Reddish Vale Summer Fete 28.07.19 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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

 

The report details and application from the Friends of Vale have applied to hold their Annual Summer Fete at Reddish Vale Country Park on Sunday 28th July 2019 between 12 midday and 4pm with access to the site being required from 8.00am.- 6pm to set up and close down the event.

 

The Area Committee is requested to determine the application.

 

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

Additional documents:

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 application from the Friends of the Vale to hold their annual summer fair at Reddish Vale Country Park on Sunday 28th July between 12 midday and 4pm with access to the site required from 8am-6pm for set up and close down

 

RESOLVED – That the application from the Friends of the Vale to hold their annual summer fair at Reddish Vale Country Park on Sunday 28th July between 12 midday and 4pm with access to the site required from 8am-6pm for set up and close down be approved.

10.

Newark Road & Fairford Way, Reddish pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider a proposal to introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions at the junction of Newark Road and Fairford Way in Reddish.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 0161 474 4868 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 and Regeneration (copies of which had bene circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider the introduction of a traffic regulation order on Newark Road & Fairford Way, Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following

Traffic Regulation Order be approved and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the order be made:

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Newark Road

 

South side from a point 10 metres West of the Westerly kerb line of Fairford Way in an Easterly direction to a point 10 metres East of the Easterly kerb line of Fairford Way.

 

Fairford Way

 

Both sides from the Southerly kerb line of Newark Road for a distance of 10 metres in a Southerly direction.

11.

Benches in the South Heatons Area pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

 

The Report requests that Area Committee to approve the cost for the placement of benches at locations in the South Heatons Area.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on Tel: 474 4868 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 proposals to install benches at various sites in the Heatons South ward.

 

RESOLVED – That the installation of benches in the following locations at an approximate cost of £10,500 be approved to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget (Heatons South ward allocation)

 

1. Green Lane: The grass verge opposite Colchester Place. There is a Litter Bin nearby at the entrance to Norris Bank School.

 

2. Green Lane: The grass verge at Wittenbury Road.

 

3. Sutton Road: The green area towards the northerly end of the street. There is a Litter Bin nearby on Heaton Road.

 

4. Didsbury Road: The footway near the exit at Focus School.

 

5. Didsbury Road: The green area at the junction with Park Drive. There is a Litter Bin at the adjacent Bus Stop.

 

6. Moorside Road: The footway near the Post Office. There is a Litter Bin fronting the PO Premises.

 

7. Vale Close: At a location to be agreed. It will be necessary to undertake a

consultation with the owner / occupiers as the street is not Adopted Highway and is within a Conservation Area.

12.

Ashburn Road, Heaton Norris

This item has been place on the agenda at the request of Councillor Tom Mcgee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Councillor McGee reported on problems associated with cars speeding on Ashburn Road which he felt was putting both other drivers and pedestrians in danger. He asked that monitoring be undertaken and that a report be submitted to a future meeting so that the outcomes of the speed surveys can be considered.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to undertake a traffic survey on Ashburn Road in response to concerns raised at vehicles speeding and to submit the findings to a future meeting of the Area Committee for consideration.

13.

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 stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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 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.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider the implementation of a Local Initiative Scheme at the junction of Wilson Street and Boscombe Street.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Chris Pollitt on Tel: 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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 a proposed highway maintenance on the corner of Wilton and Boscombe Street.

 

RESOLVED – That the following scheme be approved at an approximate cost of £4,800 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Reddish North ward allocation)

 

Wilton Street corner of Boscombe Street -

To install bitmac footpath through grassed verge

Approximate cost £2,000.

 

Wilton Street at entrance to passageway at the rear of flats 22-26

To remove flags and replace with bitmac surfacing.

Approximate cost £2,800.