Agenda and minutes

Heatons & Reddish Area Committee - Monday, 4th April, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2022.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 4th April 2022 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

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

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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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:

The Chair on behalf of the Area Committee informed the Heatons and Reddish residents that: -

 

·       Climate Action Now (CAN) - There was £9000 available in every ward for projects that would reduce greenhouse gases in Stockport. Any group could apply for up to £500, and the CAN team have just announced that there was an additional tier to the Fund that could support larger projects in the ward.

·       Vote of Thanks – Councillor Jude Wells was thanked on behalf of the Committee for the work and commitment she has made to the Area Committee as well as in her role as Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care especially during the pandemic.

·       Congratulations - Councillor David Wilson was congratulated on behalf of the Committee having been agreed at the last Council Meeting to become the Mayor of Stockport for 2022/23.

 

 

4.(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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No public questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(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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A representative of Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported that no organisations had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

4.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Cheshire Theatre School pdf icon PDF 851 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Friends of Cheshire Theatre School for a grant of £840 (£360 from Heatons North, £200 from Heatons South, £160 from Reddish North and £120 from Reddish South wards allocation) towards the cost of representing Team England at the Dance World Cup which has 12,000 children around the world aged from 4 to 25 trying to qualify for the finals which is held annually in a different location. This year it is in San Sebastian in Spain.

 

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of Friends of Cheshire Theatre School towards the cost of towards the cost of representing Team England at the Dance World Cup which has 12,000 children around the world aged from 4 to 25 trying to qualify for the finals which is held annually in a different location. This year it is in San Sebastian in Spain.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from Friends of Cheshire Theatre School for a grant of £840 from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget (£360 from Heatons North, £200 from Heatons South, £160 from Reddish North  and £120 from Reddish South ward allocations) towards the cost of representing Team England at the Dance World Cup which has 12,000 children around the world aged from 4 to 25 trying to qualify for the finals which is held annually in a different location. This year it is in San Sebastian in Spain.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - St Martin's Church Heaton Norris pdf icon PDF 824 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the St Martin’s Church, Heaton Norris for a grant of £1,000 from Heatons South ward allocation only) towards the cost of hosting a community Jubilee party on Saturday 4th June 2022 within the grounds of St Martin’s Church. The party will take the form of a community fun afternoon. There will be a number of different activities which will draw in different elements of the community both in the organisation and involvement.

 

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of St Martin’s Church Heaton Norris towards the cost of hosting a community Jubilee party on Saturday 4th June 2022 within the grounds of St Martin’s Church. The party will take the form of a community fun afternoon. There will be a number of different activities which will draw in different elements of the community both in the organisation and involvement.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from St Martin’s Church Heaton Norris for a grant of £1,000 from Heatons South ward allocation only towards the cost of hosting a community Jubilee party on Saturday 4th June 2022 within the grounds of St Martin’s Church. The party will take the form of a community fun afternoon. There will be a number of different activities which will draw in different elements of the community both in the organisation and involvement.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - St Mary's Ladies Circle pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the St Mary’s Ladies Circle for a grant of £500 (£250 from Reddish North and £250 from Reddish South wards allocation) towards the cost of hiring a minibus for four outings planned.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received on behalf of St Mary’s Ladies Circle towards the cost of hiring a minibus for four outings planned.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application from the St Mary’s Ladies Circle for a grant of £500 (£250 from Reddish North and £250 from Reddish South wards allocation) towards the cost of hiring a minibus for four outings planned.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Belle Vue Brass Brand pdf icon PDF 561 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Belle Vue Brass Band for a grant of £500 (from Reddish South ward allocation only) towards the cost of raising funds for new uniform.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of the Belle Vue Brass Band for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Funding Budget towards the cost of raising funds for new uniform.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from the Belle Vue Brass Band for Ward Flexibility Funding on this occasion be deferred to the next meeting and that the applicant be invited to attend to provide further information to the Committee.

5.

Development Applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

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There were no development applications to consider.

6.

Appeal Decisions, Current Planning Appeals and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 155 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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A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) (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.

Craig Road Estate, Heaton Mersey pdf icon PDF 307 KB

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

 

The report provides details relating to a 3.5T weight limit order on Craig Road and adjoining streets in Heaton Mersey.

 

The Area Committee is asked to approve the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order; and recommends that the Cabinet Member (Communities & Housing) approves those parts of Traffic Regulation Order which are within 15 metres of a Strategic Route. Subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following order can be made:

 

3.5 Tonne Environmental Weight Restriction (Except for Access):

 

Langham Road, Branksome Road, Norton Grove, Bramley Crescent, Craig Road, Hamilton Crescent, Craig Close, Furness Grove, Larwood Avenue, Sherwood Avenue, Ravenswood Avenue, Birchwood Close, Cedarwood Avenue, Valley Road, Valewood Avenue, Aspen Close, Alderwood Avenue, The Glade, Sandringham Drive, Middlewood Drive, Boddens Hill Road, Rosewood Avenue, Greenside, Leeside, Woodside

 

For their full Adopted lengths.

 

The scheme would also include the installation of weight limit warning signs on Didsbury Road; however this does not form part of the Traffic Regulation Order.

 

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

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing details relating to a 3.5T weight limit order on Craig Road and

adjoining streets in Heaton Mersey.

 

Members welcomed the report and commented that it had been ongoing for a number of years and were pleased to see it had now been progressed.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member (Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order which are within 15 metres of a Strategic Route. Subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the following order can be made:

 

3.5 Tonne Environmental Weight Restriction (Except for Access):

 

Langham Road, Branksome Road, Norton Grove, Bramley Crescent, Craig Road, Hamilton Crescent, Craig Close, Furness Grove, Larwood Avenue, Sherwood Avenue, Ravenswood Avenue, Birchwood Close, Cedarwood Avenue, Valley Road, Valewood Avenue, Aspen Close, Alderwood Avenue, The Glade, Sandringham Drive, Middlewood Drive, Boddens Hill Road, Rosewood Avenue, Greenside, Leeside, Woodside

 

For their full Adopted lengths.

 

The scheme would also include the installation of weight limit warning signs on Didsbury Road; however this does not form part of the Traffic Regulation Order.

8.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 571 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

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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.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·       Minute 22 - Parking Survey on Hooley Range be removed from the Progress Report as it would no longer be progressed following consultation with ward councillors.

 

·       Discussions were taking place with Reddish North ward councillors and officers regarding outstanding balances relating to Delegated Budgets that did not appear in the schedule and would be submitted to the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That Minute 22 - Parking Survey on Hooley Range be removed from the Progress Report as it would no longer be progressed following consultation with ward councillors.

 

Vote of Thanks

 

The Committee expressed their thanks to the Chair, Councillor Kate Butler for chairing the meeting for the past year.