Marple Area Committee
Wednesday, 26th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)


No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 645 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2021.


Declarations of Interest

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


Urgent Decisions

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


Community Engagement


Chair's Announcements

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


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



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


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:


Ward Flexibility Funding - Autisk pdf icon PDF 902 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk for a grant of £100 (£50 from each ward allocation) 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.

Non-Executive Business


Development Applications

To consider a report of the Service Director (Place Development).



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.



To consider the remaining development applications.



To consider consultations (if any) received by the Service Director (Place Development) on any planning issues relevant to the area.


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


DC083357 : Slack Hall Farm, Turf Lea Road, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7EZ pdf icon PDF 423 KB

Prior Approval for the change of use of an existing agricultural building to light industrial use for the maintenance and repair of pumps (Use Class E).


The Area Committee is requested to grant prior approval.


Officer contact: Mark Burgess, 0161 474 3659,

Additional documents:



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 Marple Area Committee area.


The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.


Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219 or

Executive Business


5086 – Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge – Footway Widening pdf icon PDF 415 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.


The report presents the findings from a July 2021 consultation on a proposed footway widening for Hollins Lane, Marple, and seek approval to implement the proposed scheme.


The Area Committee is asked to comment and note the report.


Officer contact: Rachel Cosgrove,

Additional documents:


Capability Fund – Marple District Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements pdf icon PDF 341 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.


The report provides a summary of two separate options for proposals to improve cycling and walking in Marple District Centre as part of the Capability Fund. The proposals aim to provide improved infrastructure and connectivity for cycling and walking with the minimum of detriment to traffic operation in Marple. Some early-stage design work has been undertaken to check that the proposals presented in this report are feasible, however no consultation has been undertaken.


The Area Committee is requested to consider the contents of the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy & Regeneration) approves the development of one or both of the different approaches (Options 1 and 2) and subsequent consultation for the proposals.


Officer contact: Nick Whelan,

Additional documents:


Safer Streets Safe Lives - Marple District Centre 20mph Zone pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.


The report details the findings of the consultation exercise undertaken with residents, businesses and users of Marple District Centre for the introduction of a permanent Moving Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and removal of speed cushions to replace temporary restrictions introduced as part of the Covid response within the District Centre.


The Area Committee is asked to comment and recommend that the Cabinet Member for  Sustainable Stockport approves the removal of the temporary speed cushions and the legal advertising of the Moving Traffic Regulation Order (MTRO) to implement a 20mph Zone and subject to no objections being made within 21 days from the advertisement date, the order can be made as shown in Appendix D of the report.


Officer contact: Jonathan Brown, 0161 474 4813,

Additional documents:


Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 209 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: Charles Yankiah on 0161 474 3207 or email: