Agenda and minutes

Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall - Marple Senior Citizen's Hall

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meetings held on 9, 23 and 30 November 2016.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meetings held on 9, 23 and 30 November 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.

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 interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

Geoff Abell

Malcolm Allan

Annette Finnie

 

Agenda item 14 ‘Parks Event Application – Annual Dog Obedience Event at Brabyns Park’ as members of the Friends of Brabyns Park.

 

Geoff Abell

Malcolm Allan

Annette Finnie

 

Agenda item 15 ‘Application for Park Use – Marple Memorial Park and Brabyns Park’ as members of the Friends of Brabyns Park.

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

Sue Ingham

 

Agenda item 12 ‘Northumberland Arms, Compstall Road – Nomination to be listed as an Asset of Community Value’ as her brother was an employee of Robinsons Brewery. Councillor Ingham left the meeting and 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.

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Community Engagement

4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

Minutes:

No announcements were made.

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

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

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that a representative of Greater Manchester Police had been unable to attend the meeting.

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.

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 subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

Four questions were submitted as follows:-

 

a)    The process for how the Council will make its decision in respect to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

The Chair responded to the question at the meeting.

 

b)    Comments made by Councillors at the Extra-ordinary meeting of the Area Committee held on 30 November 2016.

 

Councillor Geoff Abell responded to the question at the meeting.

 

c)    A newsletter relating to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

Councillor Geoff Abell responded to the question at the meeting.

 

d)    Communications made by Councillors in respect to the possible adoption of a Stockport Plan as opposed to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

Councillor Geoff Abell responded to the question at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED - That the responses to the questions 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.

Minutes:

Tim Devine (Public Realm Service) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on issues relating to public realm and enforcement matters in the Marple area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Trial digs on Strines Road (outside 26/28 and outside 88) had been completed and the pipework had been cleared of all obstructions.

·         Trial digs remained ongoing on Stockport Road and on Buxton Road, High Lane.

·         Carriageway resurfacing works on Stockport Road from Station Road to Church Street would be undertaken in January 2017. Similar works would be undertaken on Town Street, Parkfield Avenue and Andrew Street in Compstall.

·         Councillors requested an update in respect to the survey of gullies on Widnlehurst Road.

·         Repairs to the banking on Strines Road was now complete.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(vi)

Open Forum pdf icon PDF 66 KB

1.    Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Minutes:

The Chief Executive and a representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration attended the meeting and made a presentation in respect to the consultation being undertaken by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

The Chief Executive answered questions from Councillors and members of the public in respect to a number of issues including transport infrastructure, proposals for building on Brownfield sites as opposed to Green Belt land, the potential impact for an increase in pollution levels along the A6 route and associated health concerns, the potential increase in pressure on school places and on Stepping Hill hospital, Affordable Housing provision and the implementation of a tram-train link as a pre-requisite to any housing development.

 

Strong concerns were expressed from Councillors and members of the public in respect to the proposals contained in the consultation document particularly as they related to High Lane. There was strong opposition to the proposals both in terms of the scale, including a lack of detail on infrastructure but also about the appropriateness in the Green Belt when it the total number of brownfield sites was yet to be finalised.  The Chair and Area Committee Councillors urged members of the public to respond to the formal consultation on line at www.gmsf-consult.org.uk/gmsf-consultation-2016 or in writing.

 

RESOLVED – That the report and presentation be noted and the Chief Executive be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

4.(vii)

Area Flexibility Funding pdf icon PDF 231 KB

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

 

1.    Canal Trust

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application (copies of which had been circulated) from Stockport Canal Boat Trust/New Horizons requesting funding for a new platform lift to give access for wheelchairs to the New Horizons canal boat.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be recommended to make a grant of £95.00 (to be divided equally between the two wards) to the Stockport Canal Boat Trust/New Horizons requesting funding for a new platform lift to give access for wheelchairs to the New Horizons canal boat.

 

5.

Development Applications

To consider a report of the Service Director (Place Development).

 

(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 Werneth area.

 

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

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, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable copying charges).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC/062768 - 28 WINDLEHURST ROAD, HIGH LANE pdf icon PDF 109 KB

In connection with proposed retrospective planning application for landscaping to the rear garden, to include patio area and lawn, plus boundary fence to the side and rear at 28 Windlehurst Road, High Lane.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant planning permission.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 062768, a retrospective planning application for landscaping to the rear garden, to include patio area and lawn, plus boundary fence to the side and rear at 28 Windlehurst Road, High Lane,

 

the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

5.(ii)

DC/062860 - TRAVELLERS CALL, 134 GLOSSOP ROAD MARPLE BRIDGE pdf icon PDF 161 KB

In connection with conversion of an existing public house to 2 No. 3 bedroom

dwellings comprising of a 2 storey extension to the rear and demolition of

single storey element at ground floor.

 

The Area Committee are requested to recommend that the Planning and

Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 062860 for the conversion of an existing public house to two 3 bedroom dwellings comprising of a 2 storey side extension to the rear and demolition of existing element at ground floor at the Travellers Call, 134 Glossop Road, Marple Bridge,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the applicant spoke in support of the application,

 

it was then

 

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

5.(iii)

DC/063174 - POYNTON RELIEF ROAD pdf icon PDF 607 KB

In connection with the construction of the Poynton relief road scheme for Poynton relief road, south of junction with the a6marr, heading south east under the a5149 (Chester road) for approximately 1.1 kilometres to the boundary with Cheshire East Council, continuing to the a523 (London road) south of Poynton.

 

The Area Committee are requested to make a recommendation to the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 063174 for the construction of the Poynton relief road scheme for the Poynton relief road, south of junction with the a6marr, heading south east under the a5149 (Chester Road) for approximately 1.1 kilometres to the boundary with Cheshire East Council, continuing to the a523 (London Road) south of Poynton,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application and the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

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

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 91 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 Marple Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Joy Morton, 0161 474 3217, joy.morton@stockport.gov.uk

 

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 and informal hearings and progress on authorised enforcement action.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Greater Manchester Mayoral Elections pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.

 

The report seeks the Area Committee’s comments on polling arrangements

within the area for the May 2017 Mayoral Elections.

 

The Area Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Caroline Cooke on Tel: 474 3206 or email:

caroline.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking the views of the Area Committee on polling arrangements in the area for the May 2017 Mayoral elections.

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manger reported that following discussions with Marple & Cheadle sixth form college, it would be necessary for a mobile polling station to be placed on the college grounds as the premises were unavailable on election day (Polling District – KB)

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the Chief Executive be informed that the Area Committee supports the proposals detailed in the report.

 

8.

Arkwright Road, Marple pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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

 

The report outlines the findings of a consultation exercise and seeks approval for the introduction of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).

 

The Area Committee are requested to consider the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nathan Copley on Tel: 474 4808 or email: nathan.copley@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to make a recommendation to the Executive Councillor (Communities and Housing) concerning proposed No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on Arkwright Road, Marple.

 

RESOLVED – That the Executive Councillor be requested to approve the legal advertising of the following traffic regulation order and that subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date that the orders be made as advertised:-

 

Proposed No Waiting at Any Time

 

Arkwright Road, Marple,west side, from the southerly kerb line of Strines Road for a distance of 12 metres in a northerly direction.

 

Arkwright Road, Marple, east side, from the southerly kerb line of Strines Road for a distance of 67 metres in a northerly direction.

9.

Springfield Avenue, Marple pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

The report outlines the findings of an investigation into the need for the alteration of an existing Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Permit Holders Only Parking.

 

The Area Committee are requested to consider the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nathan Copley on Tel 474 4808 or email:nathan.copley@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) outlining the findings of an investigation into the need for altering an existing traffic regulation order for Permit Holders Only Parking.

 

RESOLVED – That the legal advertising of the following traffic regulation order be approved at an approximate cost of £950.00 to be funded from the Area Committee delegated budget (Marple South Ward allocation) and that subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the order being made:

 

Revoke

 

Permit Holders Parking Only

 

Springfield Avenue, Marple, northwest side, from its stopped up intersection with Hibbert Lane, for a distance of 42m in a westerly direction.

 

Proposed

 

Permit Holders Parking Only

 

Springfield Avenue, Marple, northeast side, from its stopped-up intersection with Hibbert Lane, to a point 5m south-east from the south-easterly kerbline of Union Road.

 

10.

Community right to bid- Hawk Green recreation ground, Stockport pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Members with information about a nomination received in response to the Community Right to Bid.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine if they wish to include Hawk

Green Recreation Ground on the list of assets of community value.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth Tel: 218 1934 or email : paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to determine whether to list Hawk Green Recreation Ground as an asset of Community Value.

 

RESOLVED - That Hawk Green Recreation Ground be listed be added to the list of Assets of Community Value.

11.

Ludworth Park, Glossop Road, Lower Fold, Marple Bridge pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to determine if Ludworth Park should be listed as an Asset of Community Value under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine if they wish to add Ludworth Park as an asset of community value.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to determine whether to list Ludworth Park, Glossop Road, Marple Bridge as an asset of community value.

 

RESOLVED – That Ludworth Park, Glossop Road, Marple Bridge be added to the list of Assets of Community Value.

12.

Northumberland Arms, Compstall Road- Nomination to be listed as an Asset of Community Value pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider the nomination to list the Northumberland Arms as an Asset of Community Value under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.

 

The Area Committee are requested to determine if they wish to list the Northumberland Arms as an Asset of Community Value.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider an application to list the Northumberland Arms, Compstall Road as an asset of community value.

 

RESOLVED – That the Northumberland Arms, Compstall Road be added to the list of Assets of Community Value.

13.

Brookside Primary School High Lane- Proposed Lease pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report outlines a proposal to grant a lease to ‘Ninas Nursery’ in respect of a detached classroom within the grounds of Brookside Primary School, Ashbourne Drive, High Lane, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee are recommended that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration grants the lease.

 

Officer Contact: Paul Edgeworth on Tel: 218 1934 or email: paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider a proposal to grant a lease to ‘Nina’s Nursery’ in respect of a detached classroom within the grounds of Brookside Primary School, Ashbourne Drive, High Lane, Stockport as shown single hatched on the plan attached to the report.

 

RESOLVED – That the Deputy Chief Executive be recommended to grant a lease to ‘Nina’s Nursery’ in respect of a detached classroom within the grounds of Brookside Primary School, Ashbourne Drive, High Lane, Stockport as shown single hatched on the plan attached to the report.

 

14.

Parks Event Application - Annual Dog Obedience Event at Brabyns Park pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

The report outlines an application received from Chadkirk Dog Obedience Club to hold their Annual Championship Dog Obedience Competition. The event will take on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017 with access to the site required Friday 30th June 2017 to set up the event.

The Area Committee are recommended to grant the application.

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to determine an application from Chadkirk Dog Obedience Club to hold their annual championship Dog Obedience Competition at Brabyns Park on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017 (with access to the site on Friday 30th June 2017 for set up)

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Chadkirk Dog Obedience Club to hold their annual championship Dog Obedience Competition at Brabyns Park on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017 (with access to the site on Friday 30th June 2017 for set up) be approved.

 

15.

Application for Park Use - Marple Memorial and Barbyns Park pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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

 

The report outlines an event application received from Marple Carnival Charities Committee to hold their annual Carnival event at Marple Memorial Park and Brabyns Park.

 

The Area Committee are recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on Tel: 474 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to consider an event application from Marple Carnival Charities Committee to hold their annual Carnival event at Marple Memorial Park and Brabyns Park which will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017 (permission to use both parks between 15-18 June 2017 to enable event set up and drop off)

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Marple Carnival Charities Committee to hold their annual Carnival event at Marple Memorial Park and Brabyns Park which will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017 (permission to use both parks between 15-18 June 2017 to enable event set up and drop off) be approved.

 

16.

Public Engagement at Marple Area Committee

This item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Malcolm Allan.

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Malcolm Allan.

 

Councillor Allan reported that he had circulated a paper to his fellow Area Committee Councillors outlining his thoughts about the utilisation of Open Forums and on public engagement. He suggested that an item be placed on the agenda for the next meeting to of the Area Committee to enable a discussion to take place in respect to the Open Forums held in 2016 and on options for the future.

 

RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to place an item on the agenda for the next meeting to enable the Area Committee to discuss the future use of Open Forums and issues relating to engaging with the public.

17.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 90 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: 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager 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 on Area Flexibility Funding.

 

Councillor Malcolm Allan provided an update in respect to the consultation for Marple Memorial Park.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

18.

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) Complementary and Mitigation Measures (CMM) for Windlehurst Road from A6 Buxton Road to Broadhurst’s Bridge pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval to introduce traffic calming measures along Windlehurst Road from A6 Buxton Road to Broadhurst’s Bridge associated with the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) Complementary and Mitigation Measures (CMM) for High Lane and Hazel Grove.

 

The Area Committee are requested to consider the proposals detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on Tel: 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval to introduce traffic calming measures along Windlehurst Road from A6 Buxton Road to Broadhurst’s Bridge associated with the A6 to Manchester Relief Road (A6MARR) Complementary and Mitigation Measures (CMM) for High Lane and Hazel Grove.

 

RESOLVED – That the Executive Councillor (Communities & Housing) be recommended to approve the proposals detailed in the report.