Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Committee details

Marple Area Committee

Purpose of committee

Marple Area Committee is made up of the six Councillors for Marple North Ward and Marple South ward.

At area committees members of the public have the opportunity to ask questions about any matters within the Area Committee’s powers (except on legal or confidential matters). You can view the Council Code of Practice and download a question card on the website. You can also submit a question using the online question form.

Area Committees have delegated powers to deal with certain types of planning applications, and Councillors have the power to call up applications that are ordinarily dealt with by planning officers, to be considered and determined by the Area Committee. Members of the public also have the opportunity to address the Committee during consideration of a planning application for a total of 3 minutes. One person will be permitted to address the Area Committee for 3 minutes in objection to the application and one person for 3 minutes in support of the application.

If you wish to speak on a planning application it is advisable that you arrive 5 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting in order to inform the Democratic Services Officer

Area Committee News


UPDATE – June 2013


The Chair of Marple Area Committee, Councillor Martin Candler announced at the Area Committees June meeting thatAsda had decided not to pursue its plans to build a new store and petrol station on the Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College campus on Hibbert Lane. He paid tribute to Councillor Sue Ingham for the way in which she had dealt with this controversial planning application during her time as Chair of the Area Committee.


UPDATE -  8 February 2013


At the Area Committee held on 6 February 2013, Councillors deferred consideration of the Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College/ASDA application following the late receipt of additional information from the applicant and the requirement for additional highway information to be provided to allow officers and members to thoroughly consider the application. Officers have been asked to write to the applicant setting out exactly what additional information is required and there is an expectation that this information will be provided quickly to ensure that the application returns to Marple Area Committee for the next meeting on 27th February 2013.


The intention was that both the Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College/ASDA application and the Chadwick Street/Trinity Street proposal would be considered at an Extraordinary meeting of the Planning and Highways Regulations Committee on 20 Feb 2013. Given the decision of Marple Area Committee to defer consideration of the Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College/ASDA proposal, the Chair of the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee has decided that the meeting scheduled for the 20th Feb will be deferred until 1 March 2013 to enable that Committee to hear the views of Marple Area Committee.








Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services.

Postal address:
Town Hall

Phone: 0161 474 3216

Fax: 0161 474 3240


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