Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 4th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 September 2019.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 23 September 2019 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:

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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

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:

The Chair reminded those present that Remembrance Sunday was on 10 November 2019 and Services were being held in the Heatons and Reddish Area at Heaton Mersey War Memorial; St Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor; Reddish War Memorial and Grafton Street Park/All Saints Church, Heaton Norris.

4.(ii)

Police Update

A representative of Greater Manchester Police will attend the meeting to present locality based information for the Heatons and Reddish area and respond to Members’ questions.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Inspector Val North and Sergeant Howard Smith attended the meeting to present locality based information for the Heatons and Reddish area and respond to Members’ questions.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The difficulties in North Reddish Park were highlighted, with burnt out items being left in the park, and a Member requested that there were police patrols in the area.

·         Anti-social behaviour was reported on Shelley Road, Reddish; the alleyway in the vicinity of Westminster Avenue and Hurst Street, Reddish and in Manchester Road Park.

·         The importance of residents reporting crime so that the Police can build up a picture was highlighted.

·         The work carried out by the Police in secondary schools in highlighting knife crime was discussed.

·         The benefits of the new police computer system in assisting multi-agency working were highlighted.

·         A fall in the number of burglaries in the Heatons area was reported.

·         The need for some of the signs prohibiting the drinking of alcohol in the centre of Reddish to be replaced, particularly on Gorton Road, was highlighted.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That Inspector Val North and Sergeant Howard Smith be thanked for their attendance.

 

(2) That the Area Committee requests that a presentation is made to a future meeting of the Area Committee including annual trend data, budget, number of Officers, changes in Police numbers, priorities and particular areas of concern in the Heatons and Reddish area.

 

4.(iii)

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:

No public questions were submitted.

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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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/issue raised:-

 

·         An update was requested on the replacement of litter bins in Heaton Chapel.

·         The problems with bin bag collections in an area of Reddish where there were no suitable locations to store the wheelie bins were highlighted.

·         The success of the litter pick in the Craig Road area of Heaton Mersey on 3 October 2019 was highlighted, and Mercedes and local residents thanked for their hard work and efforts.

 

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

4.(v)

Petitions

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of Use to pavement along Clarence Road, Heaton Moor

 

Councillor John Taylor submitted a petition from five residents of Clarence Road, Brownsville Road and Tatton Road North, Heaton Moor objecting to the Council allowing for the extension onto Clarence Road of the garden at number 20 Lynton Road.

 

RESOLVED - That the petition be referred to the Deputy Chief Executive for consideration.

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)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Dementia Disco pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Dementia Disco for the cost of holding a monthly dementia disco.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Area Committee considered an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Dementia Disco for the cost of holding a monthly disco for people with dementia.

 

RESOLVED – That, in the absence of the applicant, the application be deferred until the next meeting of the Area Committee and authority be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair and Ward Councillors, to approve the application if the outstanding issues can be resolved prior to the next meeting of the Area Committee.

4.(viii)

Application for Ward Flexibility - Make a Difference Community Group pdf icon PDF 447 KB

To consider an application from Make a Difference towards the cost of an event at Heaton Norris Community Centre for Black History Month.

 

The Brinnington and Central Ward Councillors have already awarded £250.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Area Committee considered an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from ‘Make a Difference’ towards the cost of an event at Heaton Norris Community Centre for Black History Month.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £400 to ‘Make a Difference’ towards the cost of an event at Heaton Norris Community Centre for Black History Month, to be funded as follows:-

 

Heatons South Ward - £100

Reddish North Ward - £50

Reddish South Ward - £250

 

4.(ix)

Application for Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Reddish South Station pdf icon PDF 9 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Friends of Reddish South Station towards the cost of a mural artwork at the station commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, landscaping and repairing the flower beds at the top of Rowsley Grove and erecting a new noticeboard at the entrance to the Bairstow Club.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application was submitted for Ward Flexibility Funding for a mural artwork, re-landscape and repair flowerbeds and erection of a new noticeboard by the Friends of Reddish South Station.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be deferred until the next meeting of the Area Committee.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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 area.

 

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

 

 

 

Additional documents:

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 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)

DC074049 : 15 Langford Road, Heaton Chapel pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Provision of front driveway with associated landscaping.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 3576 or email: james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 74049 for the provision of a front driveway with associated landscaping at 15 Langford Road, Heaton Chapel, it was:-

 

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

 

5.(ii)

DC074267 : Land Adjacent To 5 Lower Moat Close, Heaton Norris pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Erection of 5 no. residential units – 1 x 3 bedroom detached house and 4 x 3 bedroom semi-detached houses with associated car parking and landscaping.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

 

Officer Contact: Nancy Thynne on 0161 474 3652 or email: nancy.thynne@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With the agreement of the Area Committee, the application was deferred until a future meeting of the Area Committee.

5.(iii)

DC074415 : 21 Highbury Road, Heaton Chapel pdf icon PDF 283 KB

Two storey side and rear extension.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

 

Officer Contact: James Appleton on 0161 474 3576 or email: james.appleton@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 74415 for a two storey side and rear extension, it was:-

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

 

6.

Planning Appeals Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report summarises appeal decisions; lists 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 3219 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) 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.

Greg Street, Reddish - Experimental Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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

 

The report sets out proposals for an experimental Traffic Regulation Order on Greg Street in Reddish.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 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 been circulated) setting out the results of an investigation following reports from the occupants of households on Three Acres Drive, which was directly adjacent to Greg Street, of environmental issues (noise, smell etc) associated with certain commercial activities taking place on the highway at the back of their properties. The traffic management issues would deter such activity taking place on one side of Greg Street.

 

RESOLVED – (1) The Area Committee was minded to approve the following Traffic Regulation Order on Greg Street, Reddish, at an approximate cost of £860, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Reddish South Ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time (Experimental):

 

Greg Street

 

West side from a point 27 metres south of the southerly property line of No. 250 for a distance of 60 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.

 

(3) That approval be given to the placement of bollards at a cost of £1,500.

 

8.

Windmill Lane, Reddish - Bus Stop Clearway Markings pdf icon PDF 220 KB

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

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the placement of two Bus Clearway markings on Windmill Lane in Reddish.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 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 been circulated) following site observations that passengers were struggling to board a bus service at the stop on Windmill Lane nearest the junction of Mill Lane. This was due to parked vehicles hindering accessibility for service users. In addition, the bus vehicle had to stop in the middle of carriageway causing some congestion on the route.

 

RESOLVED – That the placement of two Bus Clearway Markings on Windmill Lane, Reddish, as shown on drawing number NM19-6293-001 attached to the report, be approved at an approximate cost of £600 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Budget (Reddish North Ward allocation).

9.

Park Event Application - Thornfield Park pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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

 

The report sets out a request from the owner and operator of ‘Kafiene’, a bespoke mobile coffee van, to set up in Thornfield Park serving Barista style coffee and hot drinks to park visitors.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application, subject to the production of appropriate papers, health and safety documentation, and fees and charges.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on 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) setting out a request from the owner and operator of ‘Kafiene’, a bespoke mobile coffee van, to set up in Thornfield Park serving Barista style coffee and hot drinks to park visitors.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the request from the owner and operator of ‘Kafiene’, a bespoke mobile coffee van, to set up in Thornfield Park serving barista style coffee and hot drinks to park visitors, subject to the production of appropriate papers, health and safety documentation, and the payment of fees and charges.

10.

Park Use Application - Parkrun at Mersey Vale Nature Park 2020 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

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

 

 The report sets out an application from Burnage Parkrun to hold itsr free weekly Parkrun at Mersey Vale Nature Park from week commencing Saturday 4th January 2020 until Saturday 30th January 2021. They will require access to the park between the hours of 8.30am – 10.30am each Saturday with the run taking place between 9.00am – 10.00am where the runners will run along a predetermined and agreed route.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers including event plans, health and safety documentation; licences and/or insurances.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on 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) setting out an application from Burnage Parkrun to hold its free weekly Parkrun at Mersey Vale Nature Park each Saturday morning from 4 January 2020 until 30 January 2021.

 

 RESOLVED – That the application from Burnage Parkrun to hold its free, weekly Parkrun at Mersey Vale Nature Park from the week commencing Saturday 4 January 2020 until Saturday 30 January 2021 be approved, subject to the organiser providing appropriate papers including event plans, health and safety documentation; licences and/or insurances.

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 167 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 Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also includes the current position on the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@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 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.