Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Marple Senior Citizen's Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 12 June 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.

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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.

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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 made the following announcements:-

·         The Cromwell Avenue Park Fun Day would be help on Sunday 21 July 2019 from 1.00-3.00pm.

·         A Family Fun Day would be held at Compstall Cricket Club on Sunday 21 July 2019 from 1.00-3.00pm.

·         The consultation of the proposed expansion of Lisburne School would run until 23 July 2019.

·         A questionnaire aiming to improve understanding of why women in Stockport chose to attend – or not attend – for breast screening was on the Council website and would run to 31 August 2019.

·         A Shopwatch Scheme would soon start up in Marple.

·         A project was underway for a switching on of Christmas Lights – Councillors would welcome input and support.

 

REOSLVED – That the announcements be noted.

 

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Minutes:

The Neighbourhood Police Inspector attended the meeting and provided an update on neighbourhood policing issues in the Marple North and Marple South & High Lane wards.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Police presence in the area, the current GMP recruitment strategy and plans and the deployment of Police Constables and PCSO’s.

·         The pilot of a Community Speed Watch Scheme would commence in the near future in High Lane – it was agreed that an update be provided to a future meeting.

·         Problems associated with speeding vehicles in the Marple North Ward on the approach to Marple Bridge and on Glossop Road.

·         Youth on youth crime – theft of bikes and mobile phones, concerns were expressed that this may spike during the school holiday period.

·         Members of the public were encouraged to report any concerns that had about crimes being committed to Crimestoppers or via the Greater Manchester Police Website.

·         Burglaries associated with targeting the theft of high value cars.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the Neigbourhood Police Inspector be thanked for his attendance and report.

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.

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Minutes:

Two questions were asked relating to plans to expand Ludworth Primary School.

 

The Chair undertook to provide a written response on behalf of the Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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:

Karen Barnes (Public Realm Inspector) submitted a report providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement related matters in the Marple Area Committee area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The increased growth of vegetation on footpaths as a results of the inclement weather and the role of the Public Rights of Way Officer.

·         The hedges near to Chadkirk Park required attention.

·         Grass verges on Buxton Road were overgrown.

·         The delay to the weed spraying programme

·         The Council policy for the collection/presentation of waste in more rural parts of the borough.

·         Plans for the provision of wild flowers on grass verges in the area – Councillors encouraged members of the public to participate in the project.

·         Special thanks were extended to a primary school pupil and pupils from Marple Hall School who had participated in litter picking days.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and Karen Barnes be thanked for her attendance and presentation.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

One petition was submitted relating to the introduction of Resident’s Permit Parking on Willow Grove, Marple.

 

The Chair reported that the Council planned to undertake a review in respect to Resident’s Permit Parking which he anticipated would be concluded by the end of the year.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for consideration as part of the review in to Resident’s Permit Parking.

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 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

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 Area Flexibility Funding applications to consider.

5.

OBJECTION REPORT – THE METRPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL OF STOCKPORT (FERNHILL, MELLOR) (PROBHIBITION OF WAITING ORDER 2019) pdf icon PDF 78 KB

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

 

The report details objections to a proposed prohibition of waiting order on Fernhill Road, Mellor.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the objections detailed in the report and determine how to proceed.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelham on Tel: 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@stocckport.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) detailing objections received in respect to a proposed traffic regulation order on Fernhill, Mellor.

 

RESOLVED – That the order be made as advertised.

6.

OBJECTION REPORT – THE METRPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL OF STOCKPORT (CLEMENT ROAD, MARPLE BRIDGE) (PROBHIBITION OF WAITING ORDER 2019) pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

The report details objections to a proposed prohibition of waiting order on Clement Road, Marple Bridge.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the objections and determine how to proceed.

 

Officer Contact: Julie Pelhem on Tel: 0161 474 4846 or email: julie.pelham@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) detailing the objections received to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order on Clement Road, Marple Bridge.

 

RESOLVED – That the order be made as advertised.

7.

Tour of Britain Update pdf icon PDF 546 KB

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

 

The ten Boroughs of Greater Manchester will be hosting the final stage OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Saturday 14th September 2019.  The race will start in Altrincham and run through each Greater Manchester Borough prior to the stage finish at Manchester City Council. The report explains how the tour will pass through Stockport, the implications for transport and plans to keep residents fully informed.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Peter Ashworth on Tel: 0161 474 2392 or email: peter.ashworth@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 how the plans for the Tour of Britain on 14th September 2019 will affect Marple and surrounding areas.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 79 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 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.

9.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 38 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 Marple area.

 

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

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Minutes:

One development applications 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 Chief Executive is authorised to determine conditions and reasons and they are not 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 copying charges).

9.(i)

DC/073171 – 92 to 94 Church Lane, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7AR pdf icon PDF 104 KB

In connection with variation of condition 23 attached to planning permission DC/065826, to read as follows:-

 

The commercial unit(s) hereby approved shall not be open for trading other than between 0700 and 2300 hours Monday to Saturday, and between 0700 and 2200 hours Sundays and Bank Holidays. No deliveries shall be taken at or dispatched from the site other than between 0800 and 2000 hours Monday to Saturday or between 0800 and 1800 hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 073171 for variation of condition 23 attached to planning permission DC065826, to read as follows:-

 

The commercial unit(s) hereby approved shall not be open for trading other than between 0700 and 2300 hours Monday to Saturday, and between 0700 and 2200 hours Sundays and Bank Holidays. No deliveries shall be taken at or dispatched from the site other than between 0800 and 2000 hours Monday to Saturday or between 0800 and 1800 hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – (2 for, 2 against, 1 abstention - upon which the Chair exercised his casting vote)That planning permission be granted.

10.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 77 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 and informal hearings, progress on authorised enforcement action set out by area committee.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on Tel: 0161 474 3183 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 dates for local enquiries, informal hearings and progress on authorised enforcement action.

 

An update on a number of decisions was provided at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

11.

Review of Outcomes Tour 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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

 

The report outlines the findings of the review of outcomes tour undertaken on Friday, 5 October 2018 and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to :-

 

(1)  Comment on and note the findings of the 2018 Annual Review of Outcomes Tour.

 

(2) Nominate a completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the 2019 Annual Review Tour; and

 

(3) Nominate Members to attend the Annual Review Tour on Friday, 4 October 2019.

 

Officer contact: Kevin Brooks on 474 4905 or email: kevin.brooks@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) detailing the findings of the 2018 Review of Outcomes Tour and requesting the Area Committee to give consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be informed that the Area Committee would wish to nominate the development on Hibbert Lane as a site to be visited.

 

(2) That Councillors Steve Gribbon, Becky Senior and Aron Thornley be nominated to participate on the tour.