Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Bramhall Village Club, Melbourne Road, Bramhall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 7 November 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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Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

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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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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There were no announcements made.

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:

Inspector Rob Hawksley (Greater Manchester Police) attended the meeting to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to Neighbourhood Policing issues within the area represented by the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         There had been a number of arrests in relation burglaries in the area which had seen a consequent reduction in the number of offences being committed.

·         Uniformed and plain clothes patrols continued to take place at night to both deter and apprehend suspects.

·         There were ongoing issues of youth anti-social behaviour in Cheadle Hulme and efforts continued to tackle this.

·         It was commented that it would be useful to proactively contact local businesses to advise them to ensure that cash did not remain on the premises over the festive period.

·         The Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme area now had a full complement of four neighbourhood police officers and six PCSOs.  It was stated that another 320 police officers were to be recruited across the force area.

·         Residents needed to do more to ensure that their property did not become a target through the use of simple measures such as light timers and steering locks.

 

RESOLVED – That Inspector Rob Hawksley be thanked for his attendance.

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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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.

 

Two public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to the lack of coverage of the activities of the area committee in the local press.

 

In response it was stated that while agendas and minutes of all local authority meetings were published on the Council’s website, and that meetings were webcast live, there was a general lack of information in relation to the activities of the Council in local newspapers.  It was stated that councillors would investigate alternative sources of publicity for area committee meetings.

 

·         Relating to the purpose of a device attached to a lamppost adjacent to properties at 9 and 11 Bramley Close, Bramhall.

 

In response, a councillor stated that he had been in contact with relevant officers and that he would respond directly to the questioner.

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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The Chair reported that the Public Realm Officer was unable to attend this meeting of the Area Committee, however it was stated that a summary of activities with the Public Realm service area had been circulated to members of the area committee separately.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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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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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding

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

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There were no applications to consider.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 65 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 Service Director (Place Development) on any planning issues relevant to the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South 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 & 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 Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC073730 - Clarendon House, Carrwood Road, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Retention, refurbishment and conversion of a vacant care home to provide 9 apartments together with the demolition of the rear extension, erection of 2 rear extensions and associated access, parking and landscaping.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC073730 for the retention, refurbishment and conversion of a vacant care home to provide 9 apartments together with the demolition of the rear extension, erection of 2 rear extensions and associated access, parking and landscaping at Clarendon House, Carrwood Road, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

5.(ii)

DC074328 - Moorwood Stables, Cinder Lane, Woodford pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Change of use of former stable block/storage facility to single dwelling together with external alterations and formation of parking and garden area.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC074328 for the change of use of former stable block/storage facility to single dwelling together with external alterations and formation of parking and garden area at Moorwood Stables, Cinder Lane, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the application be referred to the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee.

5.(iii)

DC074929 - 30 Thornway, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Demolition of existing detached dwelling house and erection of 2 new semi-detached dwelling houses (resubmission and revision of earlier withdrawn application DC073821)

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC074929 for the demolition of existing detached dwelling house and erection of 2 new semi-detached dwelling houses (resubmission and revision of earlier withdrawn application DC073821) at 30 Thornway, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

the applicant 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 24 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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South 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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A representative of Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Diversion of a Section of Public Footpath 19 Hazel Grove and Bramhall under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to divert part of Public Footpath 19 Hazel Grove and Bramhall under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 as shown on the plan at Appendix 1.

 

The existing footpath currently runs south easterly (A-F) and then follows a line adjacent to the north side of the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6 MARR) (F-C), crosses the road via a tunnel beneath the road (C-D), and follows a line adjacent to the south side of the A6 MARR (D-E) and then continues from point E in an easterly direction. The footpath is unsurfaced between A – C and then surfaced from C – E.

The A6 MARR is a major carriageway and it is considered that diverting the footpath as it follows line A-B-C will be in the interests of the public because it keeps the footpath further away from the main road for that section and offers a more aesthetic aspect for pedestrians. It is also in the landowner’s interest as it follows the field edge rather than crossing the centre of the field, and the landowner has indicated that he has no objection to the diversion.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to resolve to authorise the making of an Order under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, diverting part of Public Footpath 19 Hazel Grove and Bramhall shown as a black solid line between Points A – F – C, to a route shown by a bold dashed line at Points A – B – C.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161-474-4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

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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 divert part of Public Footpath 19 Hazel Grove and Bramhall under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 as shown on the plan at Appendix 1. 

 

The report identified that it was considered that diverting the footpath would be in the interests of the public because it kept the footpath further away from the A6MARR relief road and offered a more aesthetic aspect for pedestrians. It was also in the landowner’s interest as it follows the field edge rather than crossing the centre of the field, and the landowner had indicated that they had no objection to the diversion.

 

RESOLVED – That authorisation be given to the making of an Order under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980, diverting part of Public Footpath 19 Hazel Grove and Bramhall shown as a black solid line between Points A–F–C, to a route shown by a bold dashed line at Points A–B–C.

8.

Objection Report - The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Bramhall Park Road, Bramhall And Surrounding Roads) (Prohibition of Waiting Order 2019) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

 

The report details two objections received to a proposed introduction of ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on Bramhall Park Road, Bramhall and Surrounding Roads in the Bramhall North Ward. 

 

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

 

Officer contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4348 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

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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 two objections received to a proposed introduction of ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on Bramhall Park Road, Bramhall and Surrounding Roads in the Bramhall North Ward.

 

RESOLVED – That, notwithstanding the objections, the Order be made as advertised.

9.

Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders A555 (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road) pdf icon PDF 198 KB

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

 

The report details proposals for new traffic orders associated with proposed permanent speed limits on the recently constructed A555 and also other roads affected by the A6-MARR highway scheme (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road). The new road (A555) now links Ringway Road West within Manchester City Council’s boundary to the new section of A6 constructed east of Buxton Road in Hazel Grove.

 

Sections of the A555 and associated approach /side roads that require speed limits which differ from the three national speed limits of 30mph, 60mph and 70mph where these would be considered inappropriate will be set (or re-set on existing sections) by Stockport Council as Lead Highway Authority in order to meet the local needs and conditions.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport gives approval to the legal advertising of the package of traffic regulation orders and associated revocations detailed at Appendix A and B of the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders, to be funded from the existing budget for the A6-MARR scheme.

 

Officer contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@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) setting out proposals for new traffic regulation orders associated with proposed permanent speed limits on the recently constructed A555 and also other roads affected by the A6-MARR highway scheme (A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road).  The new road (A555) now linked Ringway Road West within Manchester City Council’s boundary to the new section of A6 constructed east of Buxton Road in Hazel Grove.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the package of traffic regulation orders and associated revocations detailed at Appendix A and B of the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders, to be funded from the existing budget for the A6-MARR scheme.

10.

Ravenoak Park Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 231 KB

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

 

To report details the findings of a consultation exercise and seek approval for the introduction of a ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation order on the junction of Ravenoak Park Road and Ravenoak Road, Cheadle Hulme following reports that parked vehicles are said to be causing an obstruction together with creating a hazard and reducing visibility for other road users.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport gives approval to the legal advertising of the following traffic regulation orders and, subject to no objections being made received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the order at a cost of £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Ravenoak Park Road

 

Both Sides – From the intersection of the western kerb line of Ravenoak Road for a distance of 12 meters in a westerly direction.

 

Ravenoak Road

 

West Side – From a point 11.5 meters south of the projected southern kerb line of Ravenoak Park Road for a distance of 30 meters in a northerly direction.

 

Officer contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4348 or email: nicola.ryan@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 findings of a consultation exercise and seeking approval for the introduction of a ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ traffic regulation order on the junction of Ravenoak Park Road and Ravenoak Road, Cheadle Hulme following reports that parked vehicles are said to be causing an obstruction together with creating a hazard and reducing visibility for other road users.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following traffic regulation orders and, subject to no objections being made received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the order at a cost of £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Ravenoak Park Road

 

Both Sides – From the intersection of the western kerb line of Ravenoak Road for a distance of 12 meters in a westerly direction.

 

Ravenoak Road

 

West Side – From a point 11.5 meters south of the projected southern kerb line of Ravenoak Park Road for a distance of 30 meters in a northerly direction.

11.

Application for the use of Parks - Bramhall Park 7 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

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

 

The report details an application from Stockport SHAPES Alliance to hold their annual Olympic Legacy Trail at Bramhall Park on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application subject to the organiser producing the appropriate papers: event plan and health and safety documentation.

 

Officer Contact: Jacky Budd on 0161 474 3322 or email: jacky.budd@stockport.gov.uk

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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 an application from Stockport SHAPES Alliance to hold their annual Olympic Legacy Trail at Bramhall Park on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 159 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

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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 on decisions taken by the Area Committee since the last meeting and the current position on the Area Flexibility and the Delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.