Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Committee details

Marple Area Committee

Purpose of committee


Area Committee News


Marple Area Committee held the first of a number of Open Forum discussions throughout 2016 at their February meeting. The first topic was Traffic Congestion and Parking in the District and Local Centres. It was extremely well attended and there was lively debate with lots of issues raised. A summary of the issues raised can be viewed in the published minutes of the meeting.


At the next meeting, the topic for discussion will be a Neighbourhood Plan for Marple. As part of a weeklong event to raise awareness about Neighbourhood Planning organised by Marple Civic Society, representatives of the Society have been invited to attend the Area Committee and make a presentation. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 16 March 2016 at 6pm in Marple Senior Citizens Hall, Memorial Park, Marple.


The exhibition will be held in Marple Library from the 14th March 2016 from 10am to 4pm each day Monday – Saturday with members of the Civic Society, Cllr Sue Ingham, Chair of the Area Committee and other local Cllrs in attendance to answer questions and encourage visitors to get involved.





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.



Contact information

Support officer: Stephen Fox. (0161 474 3206)

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Town Hall

Phone: 0161 474 3216


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