Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Committee details

Marple Area Committee

Purpose of committee

About the Area Committee

The Marple Area Committee represents the wards of Marple North and Marple South.


Public Questions

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 submit a question and view the Code of Practice using the online question form.


Ward Funding

The Council has delegated £3000 to each ward to allow Community Groups and other non-commercial organisations to apply for contributions toward funding for projects within the community.


The fund is administered by the Democratic Services Manager in consultation with the Ward Councillors.  A copy of the application form and associated guidance is available on our Ward Funding page.


Planning Matters
Area Committee have 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.


Open Forum

In addition, the Area Committee operates Open Forum arrangements which allow groups to make presentations to the Committee on issues that affect the local community.  The Open Forum is governed by the Code of Practice.


Area Committee News


Marple Area Committee will be holding an extraordinary meeting of the Area Committee on Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 6.00pm (Marple Senior Citizens Hall, Memorial Park, Marple). The meeting is being held outside the normal round of Area Committees in order to enable Councillors, residents and community groups to discuss in greater detail issues affecting the Marple area. The issues and key themes that emerge will then contribute to future meetings during the holding of Open Forums.


Contact information

Support officer: Stephen Fox. (0161 474 3206)

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Town Hall

Phone: 0161 474 3216


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