Agenda and minutes

Werneth Area Committee
Monday, 28th January, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Dining Room - Woodley Civic Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 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 subject to the amendment of Minute 4(i) in the second paragraph, to delete the word ‘removing’ and its replacement therefor with ‘erecting’.

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 that they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Angie Clark

Agenda Item 11 – ‘Park Event Application – Community Fun Day at Romiley Park on 22 June 2019’ as the Friends of Romiley Station of which she was a member would be a stallholder at the event.

 

 

Syd Lloyd

Agenda Item 11 – ‘Park Event Application – Community Fun Day at Romiley Park on 22 June 2019’ as he was involved in the event on the day.

 

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:

The Chair reported that an event would be held at Chadkirk Chapel on St Chad’s Day on 3 March 2018 at 2.00 pm where a video would be shown telling the story of St Chad. 

 

It was further reported that the Council had undertaken a successful prosecution in relation to the removal of trees at the Unity Mill site, Woodley.

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:

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Restructure of Public Protection and Public Realm pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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

 

The report provides details of a new structure in Place Management to bring together the Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a Neighbourhood Team.

 

The relevant Neighbourhood Manager will attend the meeting to answer any questions from councillors.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Ian Walmsley on 0161 474 4382 or email:

ian.walmsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

Ian Walsmley (Head of Neighbourhoods, Stockport Council) and Charlotte Nicholls (East Neighbourhood Manager) attended the meeting to provide an overview of a new structure in Place Management to bring together the Public Realm, Environmental Enforcement, Greenspace and Waste Management teams into a Neighbourhood Team and outlined how the new service aimed to work closely with members to address those concerns that were of greatest concern to local residents.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Councillors should continue to contact their relevant Public Inspector as their first port of call.

·         In respect of a question relating to the Council’s interactions with TLC, it was stated that the main point of contact would be through Adam Forbes, although on an operational level officers would continue to maintain their current relationships.

·         The next level of the restructure would involve the senior officer level which would be concluded by the end of February which would be followed by front line staff.

 

RESOVLED – That Ian Walsmley and Charlotte Nicholls be thanked for their attendance.

4.(iv)

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:

Robin Boardman (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 environmental and highways issues within the area represented by the Werneth Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was requested that details of the commencement of the proposed overnight closures of Crookilley Way roundabout be circulated to members.

·         It was reported that there was a broken gulley on Otterspool Road, Romiley on the Marple-bound carriageway which needed to be replaced.

·         Tree roots had damaged the footway causing a trip hazard on Hayfield Avenue, Bredbury near to its junction with Brookfield Acvenue, Bredbury.

 

RESOLVED – That Robin Boardman be thanked for his attendance.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

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:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding

To consider any applications for Area Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

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Minutes:

There were no applications to consider.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 41 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 Werneth area.

 

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

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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 & 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/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 charges).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC071443 - 8 Highcroft Road, Romiley pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Raising of Ridge Height by 1.1m including roof lights to the front, sides and rear; and erection of a single storey side and rear extension including demolition of existing garage.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 2939 or email: james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC071443 for the raising of the ridge height by 1.1m including roof lights to the front, sides and rear; and erection of a single storey side and rear extension including demolition of existing garage at 8 Highcroft Road, Romiley,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 60 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 Werneth Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 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 enforcements within the area represented by the Werneth Area Committee.

 

It was reported that since the publication of the report, a planning application had been received for the erection of a chain-link fence at Further Hey, Werneth Road, Woodley and as such the enforcement action with regard to the removal of the wooden fence from the front of the property had been held in abeyance pending the determination of the application.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the consultation process on the latest iteration of ‘The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.  It was stated that the formal consultation on the document had commenced on 21 January 2019 and would run until 18 March 2019.

 

It was also reported that since the publication of the report, the date for the consultation event in Romiley had now been agreed and would be held on 5 March 2019 at Romiley Primary School between 6.00 pm and 8.30 pm.

 

In addition, it was commented that the Friends of Tangshutt would be holding an event on 17 February 2019 at Romiley Methodist Church between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm to assist local residents in completing their consultation responses.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Oldmoor Road, Bredbury pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce No Waiting At Any Time traffic regulation orders on Oldmoor Road, Bredbury to address concerns from business proprietors of Oldmoor Road in relation to vehicles parking on the highway causing obstruction and visibility issues to articulated vehicles accessing/exiting premises.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following scheme and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £960 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury & Woodley ward allocation):-

 

Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Schedule “No Waiting At Any Time”

 

Oldmoor Road (North Side Internal Kerbline) - From a point 13 metres south east of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road for the entirety of the internal kerbline of the one way system.

 

Oldmoor Road (South Side Outer Kerbline) - From the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 16 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Oldmoor Road (South Side Outer Kerbline) - From a point of 56 metres south east of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 53 metres in a north easterly, northern direction.

 

Oldmoor Road (East Side Outer Kerbline) - From a point of 120 metres south east/ north of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 49 metres in a northerly/north western direction.

 

Oldmoor Road (North Side Outer Kerbline) - From a point of 185 metres south east/ north/ westerly direction of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 37 metres in a westerly  direction.

 

Officer contact: Julie Pelham on 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to introduce No Waiting At Any Time traffic regulation orders on Oldmoor Road, Bredbury to address concerns from the proprietors of businesses on Oldmoor Road in relation to vehicles parking on the highway causing obstruction and visibility issues to articulated vehicles accessing and exiting premises.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following traffic regulation orders and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £960 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bredbury & Woodley ward allocation):-

 

Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Schedule “No Waiting At Any Time”

 

Oldmoor Road (North Side Internal Kerbline) - From a point 13 metres south east of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road for the entirety of the internal kerbline of the one way system.

 

Oldmoor Road (South Side Outer Kerbline) - From the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 16 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Oldmoor Road (South Side Outer Kerbline) - From a point of 56 metres south east of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 53 metres in a north easterly, northern direction.

 

Oldmoor Road (East Side Outer Kerbline) - From a point of 120 metres south east/ north of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 49 metres in a northerly/north western direction.

 

Oldmoor Road (North Side Outer Kerbline) - From a point of 185 metres south east/ north/ westerly direction of the intersection of the eastern kerbline of Ashton Road, for a distance of 37 metres in a westerly  direction.

9.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Cherry Croft, Romiley) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2018 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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

 

The report details objections received to a prohibition of waiting traffic regulation order on Cherry Croft, Romiley.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to make the order as advertised.

 

Officer contact: Connor Meecham on 0161 474 4832 or email: connor.meecham@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 & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing objections received to a prohibition of waiting traffic regulation order on Cherry Croft, Romiley.

 

RESOLVED – That the order be made as advertised.

10.

Proposed Lease of Former Public Conveniences, Woodley Precinct, Stockport pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

To report details a proposal to grant a lease to Stockport Community Shed in respect of a detached former public conveniences within Woodley Precinct.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Paul Edgeworth on 0161 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) details a proposal to grant a lease to Stockport Community Shed in respect of the detached former public conveniences within Woodley Precinct.

 

A member commented that the duration of the lease was of such a significant length that this may have a consequential impact on the ability of the Council to redevelop the precinct, if it wished to do so, should the lease be granted on the basis proposed.

 

In response, the Chair commented that the lessee would need to make a significant capital investment in the building and as such would want security of tenure to realise that investment which may account for the proposed duration of the lease.

 

RESOLVED – (1 against) That the Deputy Chief Executive be recommended to grant a lease to Stockport Community Shed in respect of the detached former public conveniences within Woodley Precinct on the basis of the terms set out in the report.

11.

Park Event Application - Community Fun Day at Romiley Park on 22nd June 2019 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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

 

The report details an application to hold a Community Fun Day at Romiley Park on 22nd June 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3332 or email jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) details an application from the Friends of Romiley Park to hold a Community Fun Day at Romiley Park on 22 June 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

12.

Memorial Seat at Public Open Space on Kimberley Avenue, Romiley

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

 

 

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Minutes:

The Chair reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Lloyd.

 

Councillor Lloyd reported that there had been a proposal to install a bench and remove a hedgerow on open space on Kimberley Avenue, Romiley.  It was stated that the proposal may have the impact of increasing anti-social behaviour, increasing litter and removing a useful barrier between the road and local open space used by young people.

 

Councillor Clark responded that she understood that the original proposal was to install a memorial bench funded by controbutions from local residents at this location which would be supplemented by a litter bin.  It was stated that there had been no discussion or request for the removal of the hedgerow.  However, discussions had since taken place with a view to locating the bench near to the Friendship Inn on Stockport Road which would obviate the concerns that had previously been expressed.

 

Councillor Smart further commented that the Council should respond positively to requests from members of the public to remember local residents who had passed away by providing a community asset, and that the revised location of the bench at the Friendship Inn seemed to be a reasonable solution.

 

RESOLVED – That the position be noted.

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 106 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: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress on decisions taken by the Area Committee since the last meeting and the current position on the Area Flexibility and the Delegated budget.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         It was commented that the update with regard to the petition submitted in August 2018 regarding speeding on Woodbank Avenue, Bredbury suggested that a Mobile Speed Indicator Device would be sited at the location in December 2019, and it was requested that the accuracy of this date be checked as it would otherwise represent a significant delay in action on the part of the authority on this issue.

·         It was stated that a Mobile Speed Indicator Device had been erected on Carlton Avenue, Romiley however it did not appear to be functioning and it was requested that this be addressed.  In addition, it was commented that a number of residents had expressed concern with regard to the location of the device and that it would be better sited further up the avenue.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.