Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 17th December, 2020 6.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To approve as a correct record and to order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 November 2020 be signed.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 12 November 2020 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:

 

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

 

Personal and Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Helen Foster-Grime

Agenda Item 4 (v) ‘Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Garrick Theatre Limited’ as her son was a member of the Stockport Garrick Youth Group.

 

Councillor Foster-Grime took no part in the discussion or vote on this item.

 

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:

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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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to submit questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee.

 

Three public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to an update on security from the local police in the area due to ongoing break-ins and property damage.

 

In response it was stated that local police had provided an update to members detailing recent crime in the local area and explaining that police units had attended all incidents in which offenders were on the scene and in which suspicious behaviour had been reported.

 

·         Relating to the tree removal outside 10 Bramley Road and when a replacement tree could be expected to be planted.

 

In response it was stated that it was anticipated that a replacement tree would be planted in early Spring during the next planting season.

 

·         Relating to the progression of plans to improve parking on Bramley Road.

 

In response it was commented that a report was expected at the next Area Committee meeting on the outcome of the lengthy public consultation on the issue and that this would include the recommended actions to improve parking in future.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(iv)

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.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Garrick Theatre Limited pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Stockport Garrick Theatre Limited for a grant of £2,350 (£100 from this Area Committee) towards the cost of completing a basement renovation project.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Stockport Garrick Theatre Limited for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of completing a basement renovation project.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to an application received from Stockport Garrick Theatre Limited for a grant of £150 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£54 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocations and £42 from the Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) towards the cost of completing a basement renovation project.

5.

One Stockport Borough Plan pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

This report builds on the One Stockport update presented to Area Committees in November 2020 where there was discussion about the shape of One Stockport to outline our approach to developing a shared One Stockport borough plan. This report covers how we are progressing the borough plan, our approach to capturing the views of our residents, businesses and workforce, the data and insight we are considering - and how this will inform our priorities for the future

 

We previously presented to Area Committees in November 2020 to outline our approach to One Stockport and our emerging borough plan. We committed to bringing an update on the progress of the borough plan and as such this report sets out our approach to engagement, data and insight that will inform our priorities for the future.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email: holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing how the Council was proposing to progress the development of the borough plan; the approach to capturing the views of residents, businesses and the workforce; the data and insight that would be considered, and how this would inform the priorities for the future.

 

Kathryn Rees (Service Director Strategy and Commissioning, Stockport Council) attended the meeting to present the item and to respond to questions from councillors.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Members queried the criteria by which the success of the borough plan would be judged. It was commented that the borough plan did inform the annual Council Plan which had specific measurements of success, but that developing a set of outcome measures specific to the borough plan was a helpful suggestion.

·         Members requested a list of forums that had been engaged with during the development of the borough plan so that they would be able to suggest groups and forums that had not yet been approached for their views. Councillors suggested groups such as the Woodford Neighbourhood Forum and High Lane Village Neighbourhood Forum as ones that may be able to provide useful feedback.

·         Members raised green issues and the climate emergency as something that should be central to the One Stockport Borough Plan, as the Council had already made commitments to mitigating climate change. It was commented that green issues had similarly been raised through community engagement during the development of the plan and that this would inform the plan’s continued development.

·         Councillors expressed concern that Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme were still not featured heavily on the One Stockport social media pages, after having raised this issue at the previous area committee. It was commented that these concerns would be fed back to the relevant officers.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place).

 

(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 Deputy Chief Executive (Place) 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 Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer)  outlined the procedure for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC077949 - 130 Moor Lane, Woodford pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Two storey side extension & single storey rear extension & demolition of existing garage

 

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

 

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

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC077949 for a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension and demolition of existing garage at 130 Moor Lane, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

6.(ii)

DC078006 - 58 St Michaels Avenue, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Erection of 3 bedroom 1.5 storey detached dwelling house along with associated external works, car parking and landscaping.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC078006 for the erection of 3 bedroom 1.5 storey detached dwelling house along with associated external works, car parking and landscaping at 58 St Michaels Avenue, Bramhall,

 

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 refused on the grounds that the proposed development would have detrimental impact on the streetscene by virtue of its design and scale and that it would constitute an overdevelopment of the site.

6.(iii)

DC078167 - Orchards, Church lane, Woodford pdf icon PDF 256 KB

Erection of a detached garage / outbuilding with storage accommodation above – Retrospective.

 

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

 

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

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC078167 for the erection of a detached garage / outbuilding with storage accommodation above (retrospective) at Orchards, Church Lane, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

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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Minutes:

The Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) presented a report (copies of which had been circulated) that summarised recent appeal decisions and listed 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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Woodford Highway Mitigation Measures pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report details a proposal to change a temporary 20mph speed limit order to that of a permanent order for both Church Lane, Woodford & Blossoms Lane, Woodford.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order, 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 £560 to be funded from the Woodford Mitigation Scheme Budget:-

 

Proposed permanent 20mph speed limit order

 

Church Lane, Woodford, for its entire length. 

 

Blossoms Lane, Woodford, for its entire length.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive detailing a proposal to change a temporary 20mph speed limit order to that of a permanent order for both Church Lane, Woodford & Blossoms Lane, Woodford.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order, 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 £560 to be funded from the Woodford Mitigation Scheme Budget:-

 

Proposed permanent 20mph speed limit order

 

Church Lane, Woodford, for its entire length.

 

Blossoms Lane, Woodford, for its entire length.

9.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

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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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) presented a report (copies of which had been circulated) to provide an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and to detail the current position on area flexibility funding. The report also included the current position on Area Committee’s delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.