Agenda and minutes

Stepping Hill Area Committee - Tuesday, 14th September, 2021 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 August 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 3 August 2021 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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Minutes:

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

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Will Dawson

Agenda Item 9 - ‘Road Safety Around Schools – Great Moor Primary School’ as his child attended the school.

 

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:

The Chair stated that it was welcome to see local events starting back up again, such as jumble sales, raffles and church events and encouraged residents to check their local listings to support local community events.

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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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to submit questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee.

 

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iii)

Petitions pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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

 

Introduce effective traffic calming measures on Kennerley Road

 

To report on the receipt of a petition signed by 62 signatories calling on the Council to enforce/ introduce traffic calming and safety measures on Kennerley Road,

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Minutes:

One petition was submitted.

 

Introduce effective traffic calming measures on Kennerley Road

 

Councillor Grace Baynham reported on the receipt of a petition, signed by 62 signatories, calling on the Council to introduce effective traffic calming and safety measures on Kennerley Road.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to Traffic Services for investigation.

4.(iv)

Open forum - Stockport CAN Funding and Summit 2021 pdf icon PDF 338 KB

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

 

This report provides all Area Committees with an overview of how Stockport Council are progressing a Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Summit, an online event being held on 9th November 2021, and the CAN Funding, a new funding scheme for microprojects that will directly reduce or mitigate carbon emissions in Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to

 

·         comment on the report, including feedback on plans for both the Stockport CAN funding and Climate Summit.

·         submit suggestions for representation and invitation to the climate summit on 9th November.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

Lisa Wright (Stockport Climate Action Now Team) attended the meeting to report on the Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Summit on 9th November 2021, and to provide an overview of CAN Funding, a new funding scheme for micro projects intended to directly reduce or mitigate carbon emissions in Stockport.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Concerns were raised that people who were not in constituted groups may lose out on CAN Funding. It was highlighted that CAN Funding differed from Ward Flexibility Funding in that applicants were not required to be part of a constituted group as a prerequisite for applying.

·         Members questioned whether the prerequisite for CAN funding to be used on private property could leave the scheme open to abuse and introduce a lack of accountability.  In response, it was commented that there was a stipulation that CAN funding must benefit more than one person or household, and that applicants would be required to provide proof of purchase for the costs of their projects.

·         Information provided about CAN to schools must be simple so that busy teachers have time to easily digest and then discuss the issues with their students.

·         Members requested further guidance on what considerations they should make when deciding on CAN funding applications in the future.

·         Members noted that unused CAN funds would be used for other aspects of the CAN project, and consequently suggested that by scrutinising applicants too closely, they would lose out as they would not retain the funding within their locality.

·         In only providing capital funds for a single year to the Area Committee, the CAN project may not actually encourage sustainability on climate issues.

·         CAN funding may encourage small, positive changes that are driven by local communities.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That Lisa Wright be thanked for her attendance.

 

(2) That the Chair write to the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport to appraise her of the Area Committees position on this issue.

4.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding

To consider any applications for Area Flexibility Funding or to receive feedback from organisations who have received funding.

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Minutes:

There were no applications to consider.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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

 

(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 on any planning issues relevant to the Stepping Hill Area Committee 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 & 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/planningdecisions. 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)

DC081937 - 203 Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove, Stockport pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Domestic Two-Storey Side Gable Extension with Single-Storey Extension at rear.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Anthony Smith on 0161 or email: anthony.smith@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC081937 for a domestic two-storey side gable extension with single-storey extension at rear at 203 Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove, 

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and 

 

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

 

It was then

 

MOVED AND SECONDED -  That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit in view of the Area Committee’s concerns with regard to the impact of the proposed development on the streetscene and the residential amenity of neighbouring properties.

 

AMENDMENT MOVED AND SECONDED – That planning permission be granted.

 

For the amendment 5, 4 abstentions.

 

AMENDMENT CARRIED

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (5 for, 4 abstentions) That planning permission be granted.

5.(ii)

DC073489 - Brook Vale Farm, Bean Leach Road, Offerton, Stockport pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Retention of static caravan for residential use in connection with Brook Vale Farm.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3656 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC073489 for the retention of static caravan for residential use in connection with Brook Vale Farm at Brook Vale Farm, Bean Leach Road, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission.

6.

Appeal Decisions, Current Planning Appeals and Enforcements pdf icon PDF 32 KB

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

 

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 Stepping Hill Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@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) summarising recent appeal decisions; listing current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries; informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Stepping Hill Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Report of Polling Station Change 2021 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

Following the 6th May 2021 Local and Combined Authority Mayoral Elections, the Elections Office has undertaken a review of the polling station arrangements in all wards, considering feedback provided following the poll.

 

The Area Committee is requested to comment on and note the proposed changes to the polling station arrangements detailed in the report, and recommend that the Chief Executive gives approval to them.

 

Officer contact: Caroline Bell on 0161 474 3173 or email: caroline.bell@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) to provide an overview of a review by the Elections Office of the polling station arrangements in all wards following the 6th May 2021 Local and Combined Authority Mayoral Elections.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Members noted that Trinity Methodist Church was potentially being sold so could be looked at again in the future as a potential polling station.

·         It was confirmed that the only changes to polling stations within the remit of the Area Committee were those proposed in Stepping Hill ward and as identified in the report..

 

RESOLVED – That the Chief Executive be recommended to give approval to the proposed changes to the polling station arrangements as detailed in the report.

8.

The Metropolitan Borough Council of Stockport (Buxton Road, Hazel Grove) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2021 pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive and the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer).

 

The report details an objection received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order on Buxton Road, Hazel Grove.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to make the order as advertised subject to the amendment to the wording of the proposed order as detailed in Section 3 of the report.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 07527 387146 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a joint report of the Strategic Head of Service and Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an objection received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order on Buxton Road, Hazel Grove.

 

RESOLVED – That in the light of the objections received, the order be amended as follows:-

 

No Waiting At Any Time

 

Buxton Road

 

North Easterly side from a point 8 metres North West of the projected boundary line between No’s 91 & 93 for a distance of 10 metres in a North Westerly direction.

9.

Road Safety Around School - Great Moor Primary School pdf icon PDF 233 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Great Moor Junior and Infant Schools and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage, implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving; bollards; and new school warning signs.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders detailed in Appendix A of the report, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders to be funded from the Road Safety Around Schools Programme Budget.

 

Officer contact: Caroline Aylmer-Shanks on 0161-474-4840 or email: c.aylmer-shanks@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Great Moor Junior and Infant Schools and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage, implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving; bollards; and new school warning signs.

 

The representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported that Appendix A to the report which detailed the schedule of proposed traffic regulation orders had been omitted from the published agenda, and consequently the committee was advised that it would not be possible for approval to be given to the scheme at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED – (8 for, 1 against) That consideration of the item be deferred until the next meeting of the Area Committee.

10.

Newby Road, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 223 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for the introduction of No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on part of Newby Road in Hazel Grove following reports that vehicles parking along that side which is currently unrestricted are causing conflict amid on-coming traffic (including heavy freight) to and from the Industrial Estate with related concerns over visibility and road safety for occupants exiting their properties.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulations 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 £700 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill award allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Newby Road

 

North Easterly side from a point 10 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Arnside Avenue for a distance of 51 metres in a North Westerly direction and to tie-in with existing.

 

South Westerly side from a point 15 metres South East of the (projected) South Easterly kerb line of Arnside Avenue in a North Westerly direction for a distance of 79 metres and to tie-in with existing.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal for the introduction of ‘No Waiting at Any Time ‘restrictions on part of Newby Road in Hazel Grove.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         It was commented that the removal of parking spaces would improve road safety but could encourage less caution and more speeding amongst drivers.

·         Members noted that they were happy to support these measures, as they had been requested by residents including through a petition.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the legal advertisement 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 £700 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Stepping Hill ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Newby Road

 

North Easterly side from a point 10 metres North West of the North Westerly kerb line of Arnside Avenue for a distance of 51 metres in a North Westerly direction and to tie-in with existing.

 

South Westerly side from a point 15 metres South East of the (projected) South Easterly kerb line of Arnside Avenue in a North Westerly direction for a distance of 79 metres and to tie-in with existing.

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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

 

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: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email:  damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update 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.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Members requested a report on parking on Lake Street at the next meeting.

·         Members requested an update on progress with regard to the traffic regulation orders on Hazelwood Road.

·         Discussion of the Stepping Hill Travel Plan was suggested as a more regular item for the Area Committee, to ensure that there was oversight of the parking situation around the hospital.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.