Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee
Monday, 21st June, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 2 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

Note: In the light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent limited capacity of many of our meeting rooms, members of the public are strongly encouraged to watch the public webcast rather than attend the meeting in person unless you are attending for the purposes of public speaking on planning applications. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Kate Butler be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Kate Butler (Chair) in the Chair

2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Dena Ryness be appointed Vice Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 April 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 19 April 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

Dena Ryness

 

Agenda Item 14, Community Project – To Raise Awareness Regarding Violence Against Women as a person who was consulted and involved in the project.

 

 

 

5.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

6.

Community Engagement

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6.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair thanked Councillor Roy Driver for Chairing the Area Committee during the last municipal year and for his patience and involvement in the Area Committee being held remotely.

 

The Chair then thanked Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick for his year as Mayor of Stockport during the pandemic in 2020/21 and for his successful year and commitment and promoting the awareness and fundraising for his chosen charity Beacon Counselling.

 

The Chair also congratulated Councillor David Wilson for his election as Deputy Mayor for this municipal year and wished him the very best.

 

The Chair also welcomed newly elected member for Reddish South, Councillor Gary Lawson to the Committee.

 

6.(ii)

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  

 

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Minutes:

Members of the public were 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.

 

No questions were submitted.

6.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

Members of the public and community groups were invited to submit any petitions.

 

Two petitions were submitted as follows: -

 

1.    Sophie Tyrrell presented a petition containing 376 signatures requesting the Council to abandon plans to develop the Green Lane path into a two cycle way with street lighting.

 

2.    Councillor David Wilson presented a petition containing 13 signatures requesting the Council to introduce residential parking permits between numbers 21 and 47 David Street, Reddish, SK5 6BJ.

 

RESOLVED – That both petitions be referred to the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration for investigation.

 

 

6.(iv)

Open Forum

In accordance with the Code of Practice no organisation has indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

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Minutes:

In accordance with the Code of Practice no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

6.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Drawing Board Productions Community Interest Company - Heatons Post Hub pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Drawing Board Productions Community Interest Company – Heatons Post Hub for a grant of £700 (£250 from Heatons North, £150 from Heatons South, £150 from Reddish North and £150 from Reddish South ward allocations) towards the cost of a community hub for the Heatons and Reddish by taking on one of the units on Tatton Road South which has opened as a community Hub for the Heatons and Reddish. The Hub will act as a base for Heatons Post community newspaper, a place to pick up local information (community groups, businesses, events etc), a base where community groups, support groups, charities and representatives from official bodies can run drop-in sessions for the local community and a space where small, local businesses can showcase their products.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Drawing Board Productions Community Interest Company – Heatons Post Hub for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a community hub for the Heatons and Reddish by taking on one of the units on Tatton Road South which has opened as a community Hub for the Heatons and Reddish. The Hub will act as a base for Heatons Post community newspaper, a place to pick up local information (community groups, businesses, events etc), a base where community groups, support groups, charities and representatives from official bodies can run drop-in sessions for the local community and a space where small, local businesses can showcase their products.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Drawing Board Productions Community Interest Company – Heatons Post Hub for a grant of £700 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£250 from Heatons North, £150 from Heatons South, £150 from Reddish North and £150 from Reddish South ward allocations) towards the cost of a community hub for the Heatons and Reddish by taking on one of the units on Tatton Road South which has opened as a community Hub for the Heatons and Reddish. The Hub will act as a base for Heatons Post community newspaper, a place to pick up local information (community groups, businesses, events etc), a base where community groups, support groups, charities and representatives from official bodies can run drop-in sessions for the local community and a space where small, local businesses can showcase their products.

6.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Love Heaton Chapel pdf icon PDF 402 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Love Heaton Chapel for a grant of £1,159.63 (£459.63 from Heatons North and £700 from Heatons South ward allocations) towards the cost of reviving two disused, under-loved fields a new life, creating a community orchard, wildflower borders, new plants, community dog waste bag dispenser and an information board detailing the history of the site and the purchase, installation and removal of an 18ft Nordmann fir Christmas tree and lights at the junction of Abney Road and School Lane, Heaton Chapel.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Love Heaton Chapel for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of reviving two disused, underloved fields a new life, creating a community orchard, wildflower borders, new plants, community dog waste bag dispenser and an information board detailing the history of the site and the purchase, installation and removal of an 18ft Nordmann fir Christmas tree and lights at the junction of Abney Road and School Lane, Heaton Chapel.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Love Heaton Chapel for a grant of £1,159.63 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£459.63 from Heatons North and £700 from Reddish South ward allocations) towards the cost of reviving two disused, underloved fields a new life, creating a community orchard, wildflower borders, new plants, community dog waste bag dispenser and an information board detailing the history of the site and the purchase, installation and removal of an 18ft Nordmann fir Christmas tree and lights at the junction of Abney Road and School Lane, Heaton Chapel.

 

7.

Development Applications

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

 

(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 Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the area.

 

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

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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 is available on the council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/planning. Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

7.(i)

DC078979 - The Elsa Group, Units 1-3 and Climax Works, Station Road, North Reddish pdf icon PDF 606 KB

Redevelopment including partial demolition of existing units at 1-3 Station Road and Climax Works, Reddish to create new enlarged general industrial (Use Class B2) premises and alteration of existing access from Durham Street.

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan, 0161 474 3531, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC/078979 for the redevelopment including partial demolition of existing units at 1-3 Station Road and Climax Works, Reddish to create new enlarged general industrial (Use Class B2) premises and alteration of existing access from Durham Street,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

7.(ii)

DC079678 - Southern Part, Old Canal Yard, Reuben Street, South Reddish, SK4 1PS pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Demolition of existing structures and erection of a 3 Storey Block of 9 no. apartments, together with access provision, car parking and landscaping (Revised Scheme following approval of Application DC/074910 granted 09/01/2020)

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission.

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan, 0161 474 3531, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC/079678 for the demolition of existing structures and erection of a 3 Storey Block of 9 no. apartments, together with access provision, car parking and landscaping (Revised Scheme following approval of Application DC/074910 granted 09/01/2020), it was

 

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

7.(iii)

DC079773 - 90 & 92 Barcicroft Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 3PJ pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Proposed change of use of pair of semi-detached dwelling-houses (Class C3) into a residential care home (Class C2) including rear extensions at both ground floor and first floor levels and a two storey side extension to accommodate a lift to allow disabled access to all floors and external areas for an emergency generator and refuse storage

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan, 0161 474 3531, jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC/079773 for the proposed change of use of pair of semi-detached dwelling-houses (Class C3) into a residential care home (Class C2) including rear extensions at both ground floor and first floor levels and a two storey side extension to accommodate a lift to allow disabled access to all floors and external areas for an emergency generator and refuse storage,

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance)       

 

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 Heatons and Reddish Area Committee area.        

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.       

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219 or vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Review of Outcomes Tour 2021 pdf icon PDF 9 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report details a proposal to hold the Annual Review of Outcomes on Friday, 8 October 2021.

 

It is recommended that the Area Committee:-

 

(1) Nominate of a recently completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the Annual Review Tour; and

 

(2) Nominate up to two Members to attend the Annual Review of Outcome Tour.

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle on 0161 474 3542 or email: emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) requesting that the Area Committee give consideration to the arrangements for the 2021 tour.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Elizabeth Mill and Elizabeth Gardens schemes, Reddish North be nominated for inclusion on the list of sites to be included on the 2021 Annual Review Tour.

 

(3) That Councillors Kate Butler and Jude Wells be nominated to attend the Tour.

10.

Green Lane Footpath pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise for the Green Lane Footpath Improvement scheme and to seek approval for the widening of the existing path to a 2.5m wide Shared Use Path, as well as the introduction of associated Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).

 

The Area Committee is asked to consider and approve the following proposals for the Green Lane Footpath Improvement scheme; to consider and comment upon the following proposals: -

 

No Waiting At Any Time

 

Green Lane

Eastern side from a point 45 metres to the north of the

projected northern kerbline of Kennedy Way in a northerly direction for

a distance of 6 metres, then along the northern kerbline in a westerly

direction for a distance of 7 metres, then along the western kerbline in a

southerly direction for a distance of 6 metres (around the cul-de-sac

end).

 

Officer contact: Richard Fenton, richard.fenton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details of a consultation exercise for the Green Lane Footpath

Improvement scheme and to seek approval for the widening of the existing path to a 2.5m wide Shared Use Path, as well as the introduction of associated Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).

 

At the discretion of the Chair two members of the public were allowed to speak on this item as follows: -

 

Sophie Tyrrell spoke on behalf of the “Save Green Lane” and

Mark Peace spoke on behalf of the residents of Bowerfold, Green Lane and Mount Road intersection.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised: -

 

·         Members welcomed the scheme and the provisions for cycling and walking to reduce air pollution and improve the quality of air and climate change.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the impact on  lighting and its effect on flora and fauna and on insects and bats

·         It was commented that the route formed part of an attractive and historic thoroughfare through the area, however, it was important that routes were maintained and upgraded as appropriate to ensure that they were suitable for current users and standards.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the widening of the existing path on Green Lane to a 2.5m wide Shared Use Path, as well as legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £104,000 to be funded from Section 106 monies received in relation to the development of the Mercedes vehicle dealership located on Brighton Road, and subject to the undertaking of an Ecology Report:-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Green Lane - Eastern side from a point 45 metres to the north of the projected northern kerbline  of Kennedy Way in a northerly direction for a distance of 6 metres, then along the  northern kerbline in a westerly direction for a distance of 7 metres, then along the  western kerbline in a southerly direction for a distance of 6 metres (around the cul- de-sac end).

11.

Broomfield Drive, Reddish pdf icon PDF 220 KB

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

 

The report details the costs for the installation of bollards (Inc. preliminary works) on Broomfield Drive in Reddish.

 

The Area Committee is asked to approve the costs as detailed in the report.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the costs for the installation of bollards (Inc. preliminary works) on

Broomfield Drive in Reddish.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the installation of three bollards (Inc. preliminary works) to protect the stretch of footway on Broomfield Drive in Reddish at a cost of £2,574.16 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Ward Budget (Reddish South ward allocation).

 

 

 

12.

Victoria Grove, Heaton Chapel pdf icon PDF 220 KB

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

 

The report details the costs for the manufacture and placement of new street name plates on Victoria Grove.

 

The Area Committee is asked to approve the costs detailed in the report for the new street name plates.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend, 0161 474 4861, max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the costs for the manufacture and placement of new street name plates on Victoria Grove.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the manufacture and placement of new street name plates on Victoria Grove in Heaton Chapel at a cost of £500 to be funded by the Area Committee’s Delegated Ward Budget (Reddish South ward allocation).

13.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Report Central Drive Reddish South pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report details the following proposed Local Initiative scheme to carry out resurfacing of a garage frontage area on Central Drive (junction with Calder Close), Reddish at an approximate cost of £2,800 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Reddish South ward allocation).

 

The Area Committee is asked to support the maintenance scheme outlined in the report and authorises the Deputy Chief Executive to order the work. 

 

Officer contact: Simon Sherry, 0161 474 2420

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the following proposed Local Initiative scheme to carry out resurfacing of a garage frontage area on Central Drive (junction with Calder Close), Reddish at an approximate cost of £2,800 to be funded via the Area Committee delegated budget (Reddish South ward allocation).

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the following proposed Local Initiative scheme to resurface a garage frontage area on Central Drive (junction with Calder Close), Reddish at a cost of £2,800 to be funded by the Area Committee’s Delegated budget (Reddish South ward allocation).

14.

Community Project - To raise awareness regarding violence against women

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Dena Ryness.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Dena Ryness.

 

Councillor Ryness reported that the community project related to the Heatons Women’s Memorial that raised awareness regarding violence against women and that the temporary art project in Heaton Chapel that was organised by some local women in Heatons North and the community group, Love Heatons Chapel. It was created on a wall in Heatons Chapel created with chalk paint that would wash off easily to benefit and involve the local community who were invited to leave messages and contribute to the artwork.

 

Members commented that it was a good project that focussed the optics on domestic violence during lockdown which had a current profile and also as the European football tournament started.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive be requested to undertake an investigation in respect to the concerns outlined and to submit an update to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

15.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokesperson

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons for each of the wards.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk   

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration could consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be appointed as Ward Spokespersons for highways and traffic management issues:-

 

Heatons North          - Councillor John Taylor

Heatons South         - Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick

Reddish North          - Councillor Kate Butler

Reddish South         - Councillor Janet Mobbs

16.

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

The report requests the Area Committee to consider appointments of representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations for appointments on Outside Bodies.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to appoint representatives of the Council to local Outside Bodies.

 

RESOLVED –That the following representatives of the Council be appointed to outside bodies for 2021/2022:-

 

Prescotts Charity

 

Councillor Janet Mobbs

 

Councillor Jude Wells

 

Heaton Chapel Community Council

 

Councillor Jude Wells

 

Heaton Chapel Community Association

 

Councillor John Taylor

 

Councillor Jude Wells

 

 

17.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 283 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance)      

 

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: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206, charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) 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 detailing the current position on area flexibility funding. The report also included the current position on the highway and traffic management delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.