Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee
Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2020

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 18 June 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 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 Area 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 announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

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No announcements were made.

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

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

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Minutes:

Sergeant Gareth Davis attended the meeting to report on neighbourhood policing issues within the Central Stockport area. He also reported on recent crime committed in the Central Stockport area.

 

The following issues were raised/comments made:-

 

·         An update was requested on anti-social behaviour at Davenport Playing Fields.

·         A Member raised the issue of speeding vehicles on Bramhall Lane in Davenport and the current initiatives being carried out by the Police to combat speeding vehicles. Ward Members requested details of a serious road traffic accident on Bramhall Lane earlier in the day.

·         There had been a number of reports relating to cars speeding in the Brinnington and Lower Brinnington area.

·         There had been a perceived increase in the number of burglaries or attempted burglaries from homes, sometimes resulting in car theft, in Offerton in the Manor Ward.

·         The proliferation in the use of silver, nitrous oxide canisters in the area’s streets, parks and car parks. The health implications of using the canisters (as stated by the Royal College of Nursing) were highlighted.  

 

RESOLVED – (1) That Sergeant Gareth Davis be thanked for his attendance.

 

(2) That the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health be recommended to initiate a public health campaign warning against the use of silver, nitrous oxide canisters.

 

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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No public questions were submitted.

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.

5.

Development Applications

There are no development applications to consider.

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There were no development applications to consider.

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 95 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 Central Stockport 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

 

 

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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 action within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

7.

OBJECTION REPORT - THE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL OF STOCKPORT (DAVENPORT & CALE GREEN AREA) (RESIDENTS & BUSINESS PERMIT PARKING PLACES) (PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF WAITING & LIMITED WAITING) (DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PLACES) (REVOCATION) ORDER 2020 pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report sets out the objections received in relation to the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders for the Davenport & Cale Green Permit Parking Scheme, and requests support to the introduction of the Traffic Regulation Orders as originally advertised.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport approves that the Order be made as originally advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Zoe Allan on 0161 474 3138 or email: zoe.allan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the objections received in relation to the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders for the Davenport and Cale Green Permit Parking Scheme and requesting support for the introduction of the Traffic Regulation Orders as originally advertised. An addendum to the report containing an additional objection on behalf of thirteen residents had been circulated prior to the meeting.

 

At the meeting of the Area Committee held on 26 September 2019 it had been agreed that the proposed zonal scheme be implemented on a pilot basis, to be funded from the parking budget, comprising the updates referred to in Section 7 of the report, and shown on drawing NM27-6228-04 at Appendix C to the report. In addition it was agreed that the scheme be subject to ongoing monitoring and reviews to be undertaken:-

 

·         after three months to consider any impact on the areas surrounding the zone.

·         after ten months to consider the operation of the zone itself, associated permits and any impact on the surrounding areas.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That all the Traffic Regulation Orders where objections have been considered by Officers be noted.

 

(2) That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended that the Orders be made as original advertised.

 

(3) That the objectors be informed of the decision.

 

(4) That it be confirmed that households may be eligible to apply for up to two resident permits (for nominated vehicles registered to address, £31 each per year) and one visitor permit (£32.27 per year), with one-day (scratch card) permits also available (£1).

8.

Simpson Street, Stockport - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 225 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to resolve an anomaly relating to the No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on Simpson Street in Stockport.

 

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

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the Traffic Regulation Order set out in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@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) setting out a proposal to resolve an anomaly relating to the No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on Simpson Street in Stockport.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Area Committee be minded to approve the statutory legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order on Simpson Street, Stockport, to be funded from the Network Management budget:-

 

Revoke No Waiting at Any Time

 

Simpson Street

 

North east side from a point 10 metres north west of the north westerly kerb line

of Royal George Street in a north westerly direction for a distance of 17 metres.

 

South west side from a point 57 metres north west of the north westerly kerb line of Royal George Street for a distance of 6 metres in a north westerly direction; then 6 metres in a south westerly direction (following the kerb line).

 

South side from the north westerly cul-de-sac limit for a distance of 11 metres;

then 6 metres in a south easterly direction following the kerb line.

 

Introduce No Waiting at Any Time

 

Simpson Street

 

North west side from a point 10 metres south west of the south westerly kerb line of Royal George Street in a south westerly direction for a distance of 17 metres (to tie in with existing restrictions).

 

South east side from a point 55 metres south west of the south westerly kerb line of Royal George Street for a distance of 6 metres in a south westerly direction; then 6 metres in a southerly direction (following the kerb line).

 

South easterly side from the south westerly cul-de-sac limit for a distance of 11 metres in a north easterly direction; then 6 metres in an easterly direction following the kerb line.

 

(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.

9.

Davenport Playing Fields

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Wendy Wild

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Councillor Wendy Wild reported on the problems of anti-social behaviour on Davenport Playing Fields.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Area Committee setting out what is being done to try and make the fields more accessible to everyone and address the anti-social behaviour issues.

10.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 168 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

 

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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 on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

11.

Park Event Application: The Big Kids Circus, Woodbank Memorial Park - 23-27 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 303 KB

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

 

The report sets out an application from the Big Kids Circus to hold its event (a non-animal) circus) in Woodbank Memorial Park between 23 – 27 September 2020.

 

The application had been deferred at the meeting of the Area Committee held on 12 March 2020 in order to enable a consultative meeting to take place between residents, the organisers of the event and Ward Councillors to discuss residents’ concerns about noise and the amount of fly posting in the area which would advertise the event.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application.

 

Officer Contact: Richard Daniels on 0161 474 4284 or email: rchard.daniels@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) setting out an application from Big Kid Entertainment Ltd to hold its event (a non-animal circus) in Woodbank Memorial Park between 23-27 September 2020.

 

Members were reminded that at the meeting held on 12 March 2020 the item had been deferred in order to enable a consultative meeting to take place between residents, the organisers of the event and Ward Councillors to discuss residents’ concerns and the amount of fly posting in the area which would advertise the event.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application from Big Kid Entertainment Ltd to hold its event (a non-animal circus) in Woodbank Memorial Park between 23-27 September 2020, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place