Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 23rd September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 August 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 12 August 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

3.

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.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

 

Dean Fitzpatrick

 

 

Tom McGee

Interest

 

Agenda item 9 ‘Road Safety Schools – Norris Bank Primary School’ as his niece attends the school.

 

Agenda item 8 ‘Road Safety around Schools – St. Winifred’s RC Primary School’ as his granddaughter attends the school.

 

 

 

2.

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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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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No public 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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Janette Sadgrove (Public Realm Inspector) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement matters in the Heatons and Reddish area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The dumping of rubbish in a gated alleyway, off Gorton Road, Reddish.

·         The dumping of green waste adjacent to Heaton Moor Library.

 

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

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(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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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.(vi)

Area Flexibility Funding - Friends of Heaton Moor Park pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider an application from the Friends of Heaton Moor Park.

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A representative of the Friends of Heaton Moor Park attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding for a leaf blower.

 

RESOLVED – That authority to award funding for a leaf blower to the Friends of Heaton Moor Park be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair and Ward Councillors.

4.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Vale Jets Morris Dancing Troupe pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To consider a funding application from the Vale Jets Morris Dancing Troupe.

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A representative of the Vale Jets Morris Dancing Troupe attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of a morris dancing competition.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £500 to the Vale Jets Morris Dancing Troupe towards the cost of a morris dancing competition, to be funded as follows:-

 

Reddish North Ward allocation - £250

Reddish South Ward allocation - £250

4.(viii)

Area Flexibility Funding - Salvation Army pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To consider an Area Flexibility Funding application from the Salvation Army.

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An application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel was submitted requested funding towards the cost of a community carol service event.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Salvation Army, Stockport Citadel for a grant of £200 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a community carol service event, to be funded as follows:-

 

Heatons North Ward - £50

Heatons South Ward - £50

Reddish North Ward - £50

Reddish South Ward - £50

 

4.(ix)

Area Flexibility Funding - Redland Greening Group pdf icon PDF 502 KB

To consider an Area Flexibility Funding application by the Redland Greening Group.

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A representative of the Redland Greening Group attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of installing a raised bed on the verge and purchasing plants.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £300 to the Redland Greening Group towards the cost of installing a raised bed on the verge and purchasing plants, to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Reddish South Ward allocation).

 

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 70 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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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 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)

DC072985 : 239 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3JG pdf icon PDF 321 KB

In connection with change of use of existing scrubland/woodland area to form extension of existing residential garden, to include erection of boundary fencing and gates at 239 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

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In respect of plan no. 72985 for a change of use of existing scrubland/woodland area to form extension of existing residential garden, to include erection of boundary fencing and gates at 239 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, it was:-

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

5.(ii)

DC073554 : 490 Gorton Road, North Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6PP pdf icon PDF 203 KB

In connection with first floor extension to existing building to create 5 no. apartments, alterations to building elevations, storage to serve ground floor premises and ancillary cycle storage and bin storage to ground floor (Re-Submission of application DC071915) at 490 Gorton Road, North Reddish.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

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In respect of plan no. 73554 for a first floor extension to the existing building to create 5 no. apartments, alterations to building elevations, storage to serve ground floor premises and ancillary cycle storage and bin storage to ground floor (re-submission of application DC071915) at 490 Gorton Road, North Reddish

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED (Nine for) -That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit in order to assess:-

 

·         The relationship of the proposed development to surrounding properties and the potential impact on the residential amenity of surrounding properties and the proposed apartments themselves.

·         The potential traffic impact of the proposed development and the availability of parking in the immediate area.

·         The potential impact on the local area during the construction process.

5.(iii)

DC073639 : 20 Lynton Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RQ pdf icon PDF 258 KB

In connection with change of use of existing highway verge to form extension of residential garden, with new boundary treatment at 20 Lynton Road.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 73639 in connection with the change of use of the existing highway verge to form an extension of the residential garden, with new boundary treatment at 20 Lynton Road, Heaton Moor

 

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 (Two abstentions) – That planning permission be granted.

5.(iv)

DC073677 : 111 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4HY pdf icon PDF 270 KB

In connection with part two storey, part single storey rear extension with associated external staircases, to provide extension to kitchen at basement level, extension to cafe/restaurant at ground floor level and 1 no. additional flat at first floor level. Gable roof extension to front elevation, bin storage area to rear at 111 Heaton Moor Road.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

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In respect of plan no. 73677 for a part two storey, part single storey rear extension with associated external staircases, to provide extension to kitchen at basement level, extension to café/restaurant at ground floor level and 1 no. additional flat at first floor level; and gable roof extension to front elevation, bin storage area to rear at 111 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor

 

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 – That planning permission be granted.

 

 

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions, list current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries, informal hearings for planning appeals and enforcement action within the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 33219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

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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 Heatons and Reddish Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Grafton Street, Heaton Norris - Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Revocation pdf icon PDF 224 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval for the revocation of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) as part of the approved planning application for the new development on the site of the former Belmont Nursery.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the legal advertising of the revocation of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on Tel: 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@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 to the revocation of a Traffic Regulation Order on the site of the former Belmont Nursery.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That The Area Committee was minded to approve the following Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) (Revocation) on Grafton Street, Heaton Norris, the cost to be funded by the developer:-

 

Revocation of existing (TRO) Schedule

 

No Stopping Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm on School Keep Clear Markings

 

Grafton Street, Heaton Norris

 

West Side – From the intersection of the southern kerb line of Bardsley Street, for a distance of 50 metres in a southerly direction.

 

(2) That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

8.

Road Safety Around Schools - St Winifred's RC Primary School, Stockport pdf icon PDF 323 KB

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

 

The report states the findings of a consultation exercise for Road Safety Around Schools – St Winifred’s Roman Catholic Primary School, and seeks approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs), warning signs, and bollards.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make a recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing.

 

Officer Contact: Gavin Lightbown on Tel: 0161 474 2079 or email: gavin.lightbown@stockport.gov.uk

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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) regarding the findings of a consultation exercise for Road Safety around Schools – St. Winifred’s Roman Catholic Primary School  and seeking approval to the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders, warning signs and bollards.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the proposals for the Road Safety around Schools – St. Winifred’s RC Primary School scheme detailed in paragraph 4.2 of the report, at an estimated cost of £9,500 to be funded from the Road Safety around Schools 2019-20 programme budget allocation and the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in paragraph 4.2 of the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

9.

Road Safety Around Schools - Norris Bank Primary School pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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

 

The report states the findings of a consultation exercise for Road Safety Around Schools – Norris Bank Primary School, and seeks approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs), warning signs, and bollards.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Gavin Lightbown on Tel: 0161 474 2078 or email: gavin.lightbown@stockport.gov.uk

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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) regarding the findings of a consultation exercise for Road Safety around Schools – Norris Bank Primary School and seeking approval to the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders, warning signs and bollards.

 

RESOLVED – That the proposals for the Road Safety around Schools – Norris Bank Primary School scheme be approved and the Area Committee was minded to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in paragraph 4.2 of the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

10.

Heaton Moor Improvements pdf icon PDF 236 KB

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

 

The report requests the Area Committee to approve the No Waiting at Any Time restrictions at locations in the North Heatons.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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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 No Waiting At any Time restrictions at locations in the North Heatons.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in the report, at an approximate cost of £1,310 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heatons North Ward allocation) and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

11.

Appointment of Councillor to Lay Wreaths at Remembrance Day Services on 10 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

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The report requests the Area Committee to appoint Councillors to lay wreaths on behalf of the Council at the Remembrance Day Services at Heaton Mersey War Memorial, Reddish War Memorial and at St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor on Sunday 10 November 2019.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make appointments at the Remembrance Services indicated.

 

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) requesting the Area Committee to appoint councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services at Heaton Mersey War Memorial, St. Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor and Reddish War Memorial on Sunday, 10 November 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the appointment of the following Councillors to lay wreaths on Sunday, 10 November 2019:-

 

Heaton Mersey War Memorial – Councillor Colin Foster

St. Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor – Councillor Dena Ryness

Reddish War Memorial – Councillor Yvonne Guariento

 

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

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

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

13.

Speed Indicator Devices pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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

 

The purpose of this report is to update members on the operation of the Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) operated by Road Safety on behalf of the Cabinet Member and the Area Committees.

The Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on Tel: 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the operation of the Speed Indicator Devices operated by Road Safety on behalf of the Cabinet Member and the Area Committees.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The Area Committee was of the opinion that each Ward should be able to nominate at least three sites for the Speed Indicator Devices, irrespective of the size of the Area Committee.

·         Concern was expressed with regard to how the budget was being spent on the Speed indicator Devices and the availability of some of the data that was produced. The Chair agreed to speak to Officers with regard to this.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

Steve Fox, Democratic Services

The Chair advised that Steve Fox, the former Area Committee Co-ordinator for this Area Committee, had left the employment of the Council to take up a post with Wirral Council.

 

RESOLVED – That Steve Fox be thanked for his services to the Council and this Area Committee, and offered Members best wishes for the future.

 

 

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