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Marple Area Committee

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Area Committee News – Updated 10 January 2018


The December meeting of the Area Committee was a busy one! Councillors approved new traffic regulation orders on George Street, Compstall, Hollins Green Road, Marple and a resident’s permit parking scheme on George Street Top Car Park. They all approved funding applications for Marple Churches Together who are planning to replace the cross at Cobden Edge and for High Lane Residents Association who will be improving the flower beds outside High Lane Library.


There were three applications for the use of Brabyn’s Park in 2018 from the Charity Park Run all of which were approved (


After considerable debate the Committee also made recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing on proposals for traffic mitigation measures on Hibbert Lane and supported proposals in respect to the A555 Airport Eastern Link Road.


If you are interested in any of the above issues, you can view the webcast back by following the related links.


Public Realm:  


An archive of public realm reports can be viewed in the archive.






Strines Road


Contractors working on behalf of BT will be undertaking works to renew a frame and cover on Strines Road, Marple, south of the junction with Brickbridge Road South. These works are scheduled to take place from 8th January to 10th January and will require the use of temporary traffic signals between 09:30 and 15:30 only.


Longhurst Lane


Contractors working on behalf of United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a service on Longhurst Lane, Marple Bridge, between the junctions of Hollins Lane and Sebastian Close. These works are scheduled to take place on 2nd February and will require the use of a temporary road closure between 09:30 and 14:30 only. There will be a signed diversion in place via: Brabyns Brow, Arkwright Road, Strines Road, Lower Hague, Hague Bar Road, Market Street, Spring Bank, Mellor Road, Moor End Road, and vice versa.


Stockport Road


Solutions SK, working on behalf of Stockport Council will be carrying out carriageway repairs on Stockport Road adjacent to the pedestrian refuge which is situated between the junctions of Bowden Lane and Church Lane.  These works are scheduled to take place on Sunday 14th January 2018 and will require the use of multi-way signals.




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Marple Area Committee


About the Area Committee

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


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.


You can view an archive of previously asked question and answers on the democracy webpage.


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.


Greater Manchester Police


Inspector Tony Stiles is now responsible for Marple, High Lane, Bredbury and Romiley. Under the new Local Policing Restructure his dedicated Local Policing Team will focus on protecting vulnerable people, reduce crime and reduce anti-social behavior. They are integrated into the community initially based at Bredbury and after refurbishment Marple, providing a 24 hour service. The team works closely with partners to find the most efficient and effective ways to solve any given problem. Information from the public is vital to successful policing and anyone who has any information that may assist in investigations should contact the team on 0161 856 9773, Non-Emergency Line, 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. Please support the team by making officers aware of crime or issues in your area.


Contact information

Support officer: Stephen Fox. (0161 474 3206)

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Town Hall

Phone: 0161 474 3216


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