Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee - Monday, 24th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 29 November 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the amendment of the fourth bullet point of Minute  7 to replace “Broadstone Road North” with “Broadstone Hall Road North”.

 

2.

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

 

 

Tom McGee

Agenda Item 10 – Priestnall Allotments – Asset of Community Value Nomination as an allotment holder.

 

3.

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.

4.

Community Engagement

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4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

There were no Chair’s Announcements.

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Minutes:

Inspector Jamie Jeffries attended the meeting to report on neighbourhood policing issues within the Heatons and Reddish area. He also reported on the Chief Constable’s neighbourhood plan to fight, prevent and reduce crime, keep people safe and care for victims.

 

Inspector Jamie Jeffries  reported on the following:

 

Burglaries

·       Rise in burglaries across the whole of Stockport during December 2021;

·       Heatons was an area of focus as it was not unusual around the time of year;

·       Burglaries are a priority for neighbourhood team;

·       Levels have now reduced since the new year with a 42% reduction across the whole of Stockport in the middle of January 2022;

·       Operation in December 2021 was organised with high visibility presence during the night across neighbourhoods;

·       Received good positive feedback from local residents regarding the visibility in neighbourhoods; and

·       Local residents were encouraged to continue to report these matters and any suspicious issues to the police.

 

Anti-Social Behaviour

·       Continues to be a local issue around school finishing time;

·       Police foot patrols (high visibility) are continuing to be encouraged around the main schools and parks where there has been an increase in ASB and is a high priority;

·       Speeding has been raised previously at the Committee including Greg Street, with some days of action and traffic PCSO’s to assist, conduct speeding tests and take robust actions;

·       A request for speed bumps on Greg Street has been made;

·       Noted a request for mobile cameras which will be followed up and reported back to the Committee;

·       Off road bikes was also on the radar and was an issue in Reddish and some proactive operations will be looked at going forward; and

·       Local residents were encouraged to continue reporting these incidences so it could be logged to tackle the issues.

 

Police Activities Update

·       Proactive activity and community engagement for the whole division – taking in Stockport on Thursday 27 January 2022

o   Executing warrants and making arrests

o   Bike marking event

o   Crime prevention information being circulated by PCSO’s in high vis

o   Street briefing – Houldsworth Square

o   Crime-stoppers information being circulated to local residents

·       Vehicle seizures – driving without insurance

·       Mounted unit in the area for a week

·       Plain clothes officers in the Heatons during the night

·       Neighbourhood week of action held last week

·       Impact of Covid on the police force has not been negative in that there has not been a drain on resources. There is a demand on services but managing to remain focussed on priorities

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·       Members enquired about speed cameras to issue tickets, rather than just the flashing lights to reduce speed which has been ignored. In response, it was commented that the issue raised would be looked at.

·       Members welcomed the visibility of officers in local neighbourhoods again and provided feedback from local residents relating to the ‘high vis’ officer presence.

·       It was commented that working with the community was ongoing through engagement and speaking to local residents through honest discussions and sharing information.

·       Members reported on the speeding along Hague Avenue and Greg Street with vehicles racing along the straight road late at night. In response, it was noted that the issues have been raised previously and will be looked into going forward.

 

RESOLVED – That Inspector Jamie Jeffries be thanked for her attendance.

4.(iii)

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.

 

Three public questions were submitted as follows: -

 

·       Relating to ‘Green spaces and Active Travel’

·       Relating to ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood Scheme’

·       Relating to ‘Hedgerows – near visitor centre and play areas’

 

Formal responses would be shared with each of the questioners and the Committee.

4.(iv)

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.

 

One petition was submitted as follows: -

 

Heaton Chapel Active Neighbourhood Trial – submitted by a representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) containing 51 signatures stating that Stockport Council has imposed a “filter” route for the duration of the trial which they were excluded at proposal stage and never properly consulted in writing to each resident allowing them to consider the proposals and its trial. The effects of the proposed “filter” route, meant that they were exposed to the traffic and risks daily during the trial were unacceptable and they reject the scheme.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive for investigation.

4.(v)

Open Forum - Access Control Measures Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The key message is that Stockport Council wants to explain to residents what the new access control policy entails and to look for feedback from residents about how the policy could be improved or altered to ensure it is ‘best practice’.

The consultation will be online via the “have your say” page on the council website and with hard copies of the documents and the questionnaires in the libraries between the 10th of January and the 11th February.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note that the consultation is in progress and utilise their own contacts to encourage people to respond.

 

Officer contact: Emily Brough on 0161 474 4592 or email: emily.brough@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining what the proposed new access control policy entailed and seeking feedback from residents about how the policy could be improved or altered to ensure it was ‘best practice’.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

·       The Committee welcomed the draft policy and were of the view that it was a worthwhile project and was pleased with the start of the process.

·       It was noted that until the Council was clear on what was acceptable and not acceptable relating to the draft policy it was difficult to draw any conclusions provide a balanced risk and the needs to different groups.

·       Good to see that the draft policy was being progressed and people could enjoy the green spaces and paths.

·       There was a concern relating to anti-social behaviour and the barriers to prevent the routes being accessed. In response, it was stated that as part of the consultation process comments and feedback would be invited from local residents together.

·       There was a need to look at access for all, but it was noted that it was not a ‘one size fits all’.

·       There should be no barriers to close a route for disabled people, which could be considered ‘discrimination’ and that problems should be dealt with through enforcement and not creating more barriers for the disabled.

·       It was key to consider local knowledge and evidence in respect of the consultation and encouraging the wider communities and groups to respond.

·       There was a need to promote safer cycling and support from Transport for Greater Manchester for the campaign.

·       Concern was expressed regarding creating ‘illegal barriers for legal access’.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Sea Cadets pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Stockport Sea Cadets for a grant of £100 (Heatons South ward allocation only) towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

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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 Stockport Sea Cadets for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from the Stockport Sea Cadets for a grant of £100 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (Heatons South ward allocation only) towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Autisk pdf icon PDF 902 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autiskfor a grant of £200 (£50 from each ward allocation only) towards the cost of starting up a primary aged social group for primary aged children and young people to attend and make new friendships, access fun activities and our sensory room.

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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 Autisk for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of starting up a primary-aged social group for primary-aged children and young people to attend, make new friendships and access fun activities and a sensory room.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Autisk for a grant of £200 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£50 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of setting up a primary aged social group for primary aged children and young people to attend and make friendships, access fun activities and a sensory room.

 

5.

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 application was 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 (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) outlined the procedure for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC080444 - 5 Heswall Road, North Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6SN pdf icon PDF 611 KB

Proposed 1 no. new build residential property to infill site at side of 5 Heswall Road including demolition of existing garage and storage building to 5 Heswall Road.

 

The Area Committee is requested to grant planning permission subject to conditions and the completion of a S106 Agreement.

 

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

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC/080444 for the proposed 1 no. new build residential property to infill site at side of 5 Heswall Road including demolition of existing garage and storage building to 5 Heswall Road.

 

A representative of the applicant spoken in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions and the completion of a S106 Agreement.

6.

PLANNING APPEAL, ENFORCEMENT APPEALS AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICES pdf icon PDF 55 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 (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive 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.

7.

Manchester Road & Victoria Grove, Heaton Chapel pdf icon PDF 311 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides details relating to a ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on parts of Manchester Road and Victoria Grove in Heaton Chapel.

 

The Area Committee is asked to recommend that the Cabinet Member (Sustainable Stockport) approved the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made:

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Manchester Road

 

North East side, from a point 6 metres South East of the projected boundary line between No’s 320 & 322 in a North Westerly direction for a distance of 4.5 metres (to tie in with existing).

 

South Westerly side from a point 15 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Victoria Grove in a North Westerly direction to a point 15 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Victoria Grove.

 

Victoria Grove

 

Both sides from the South Westerly kerb line of Manchester Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Westerly direction.

 

Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, the provision of FREE Access Protection Line markings for frontages on Manchester Road who choose the accept the offer. 

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details relating to a ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions on parts of Manchester Road and Victoria Grove in Heaton Chapel.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member (Sustainable Stockport) be recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following orders can be made:

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Manchester Road

 

North East side, from a point 6 metres South East of the projected boundary line between No’s 320 & 322 in a North Westerly direction for a distance of 4.5 metres (to tie in with existing).

 

South Westerly side from a point 15 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Victoria Grove in a North Westerly direction to a point 15 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Victoria Grove.

 

Victoria Grove

 

Both sides from the South Westerly kerb line of Manchester Road for a distance of 10 metres in a South Westerly direction. Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, the provision of FREE Access Protection Line markings for frontages on Manchester Road who choose the accept the offer.

8.

Nelstrop Road, Heaton Chapel pdf icon PDF 361 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides details relating to the removal of physical traffic calming measures on Nelstrop Road in Heaton Chapel.

 

The Area Committee is asked to consider the Corporate Director’s proposals and approve the following for legal notification:

 

Remove Raised Junction Table:

 

Nelstrop Road at the junction with Farm Close.

 

Remove (4) Speed Humps:

 

Nelstrop Road at the following approximate locations:

 

Fronting Numbers 9 & 16

 

Fronting Number 38

 

Fronting Number 37

 

Fronting Numbers 57 & 82

 

Not forming part of the legal notice, the provision of 20 Roundel carriageway markings and 20mph repeater plates at suitable locations to be determined.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the removal of physical traffic calming measures on Nelstrop Road in Heaton Chapel.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the removal of the following physical traffic calming measures on Nelstrop Road in Heaton Chapel and to approve an allocation of £1,000 from the Delegated Ward Budget to cover the legal costs for advertising the notification: -

 

Remove Raised Junction Table:

 

Nelstrop Road at the junction with Farm Close.

 

Remove (4) Speed Humps:

 

Nelstrop Road at the following approximate locations:

Fronting Numbers 9 & 16

Fronting Number 38.

Fronting Number 37.

Fronting Numbers 57 & 82.

 

Not forming part of the legal notice, the provision of 20 Roundel carriageway markings and 20mph repeater plates at suitable locations to be determined.

 

9.

Cedar Grove, Heaton moor pdf icon PDF 298 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides details to formalise the addition of a single property for entitlement as part of the permit parking scheme on Cedar Grove.

 

The Area Committee is asked to approve the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following order can be made:                                                                      

Cedar Grove Permit Parking Zone CG:

                                                                                                                       

The addition of Number 10 Brownsville Road, Heaton Moor to the list of addresses eligible for a permit(s) for use in the CG Zone.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details to formalise the addition of a single property for entitlement as part of the permit parking scheme on Cedar Grove.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order at a cost of £300 to be funded from the Delegated Ward Budget and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following order can be made:

 

Cedar Grove Permit Parking Zone CG:

 

The addition of Number 10 Brownsville Road, Heaton Moor to the list of addresses eligible for a permit(s) for use in the CG Zone.

10.

Priestnall Allotments- Asset of Community Value Nomination pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides members with information about a nomination received in response to the Community Right to Bid, and members to determine the nomination whether Priestnall Allotments should be added to the list of Assets of Community Value, subject to the criteria set out in S 88 of the Localism Act 2011.

 

The Area Committee is asked: -

 

(i)            to consider the information provided in Section 4 of the report and determine whether the Asset’s main use (i.e. not ancillary) has recently been or is presently being used to further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community and could reasonably do so in the future i.e. within the next five years; and

 

(ii)          recommended to add the Priestnall Allotments to the list of Assets of Community Value.

 

Officer contact: Paul Edgeworth, 0161 218 1934, paul.edgeworth@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing members with information about a nomination received in response to the Community Right to Bid, and members to determine the nomination whether Priestnall Allotments should be added to the list of Assets of Community Value, subject to the criteria set out in S 88 of the Localism Act 201

 

RESOLVED – That the Area Committee agreed to Priestnall Allotments being added to the list of Assets of Community Value subject to the criteria set out in S88 of the Localism Act 2011.

11.

Parks Event Appilcation - Heaton Moor Park 10.07.22 pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides details relating to The Heatons Post Network and their application to hold their Annual Summer Festival at Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 10th July 2022, between the hours of 11.00am and 5.00pm, accessing the site between the hours of  7.00am and 8.00pm to set up and close down the event. This local, family orientated festival consists of live music, small children’s rides and inflatables, temporary market stalls operated by Local Businesses, food and drink stalls (non-alcoholic), sports coaching and much more all set in the beautiful location of Heaton Moor Park.

 

The Area Committee is asked to approve this event subject to the event organiser obtaining the correct permissions including a Temporary Events Notice, Health and Safety paperwork, insurances and payment of agreed fees and charges.

 

Officer contact: Wayne Bardsley, 0161 474 2588 , wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

 

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing The Heatons Post Network and their application to hold their Annual Summer Festival at Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 10th July 2022, between the hours of 11.00am and 5.00pm, accessing the site between the hours of 7.00am and 8.00pm to set up and close down the event. This local, family orientated festival consists of live music, small children’s rides and inflatables, temporary market stalls operated by Local Businesses, food and drink stalls (non-alcoholic), sports coaching and much more all set in the beautiful location of Heaton Moor Park.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given for an application from the Heatons Post Network  who applied to hold their Annual Summer Festival at Heaton Moor Park on Sunday 10th July 2022, between the hours of 11.00am and 5.00pm, accessing the site between the hours of 7.00am and 8.00pm to set up and close down the event subject to the event organiser obtaining the correct permissions including a Temporary Events Notice, Health and Safety paperwork, insurances and payment of agreed fees and charges.

12.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 466 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 the Area Flexibility Funding and the Delegated budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.