Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 27th September, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Bramhall Village Club, Melbourne Road, Bramhall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 August 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 9 August 2018 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.

 

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 announced that a commemorative paving stone would be paid at Cheadle Hulme war memorial on Sunday, 4 November 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the award of a Victoria Cross to Second Lieutenant James Kirk.  Mr Kirk was born in Cheadle Hulme on 27 January 1897.

 

Mr Kirk was awarded a Victoria Cross for his bravery and devotion to duty in north of Ors in France.  His actions prevented many casualties and enabled men from his party to cross a bridge before it was eventually destroyed.  

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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PCSO Crehan and PCSO Belal (Greater Manchester Police) attended the meeting to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to Neighbourhood Policing issues within the area represented by Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Burglaries remained a significant issues within the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme areas.

·         High value German vehicles remained a lucrative target for criminals, although increasingly middle-market vehicles were also now being stolen.

·         The police were still observing a number of properties which were being left insecure during the day.

·         The level of anti-social behaviour in the area was relatively low, however the Operation Treacle campaign was shortly due to commence to target the annual spike in anti-social behaviour associated with Halloween and bonfire night.

·         The work of the police to assist with the recent traveller incursion at Woodford Recreation Ground was welcomed.

·         Further worked needed to be done to raise the profile and promote the live chat facility on Greater Manchester Police’s website.

 

RESOLVED – That PCSO Crehan and PCSO Belal be thanked for their 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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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.(iv)

Public Realm

The local Public Realm Inspector will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at the last committee meetings. Councillors and Members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environmental quality.

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Emma Warrington (Public Realm Inspector) attended the meeting to report on current issues and to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to environmental and highways issues within the area represented by the Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         The reinstatement of the highway at the former Fountains Road recycling site was due to commence during the week commencing 1 October 2018.

·         The wooden bollards for installation on the grass verges along Bramhall Park Road, Bramhall were due to arrive in October, and members would be informed when they were scheduled to be installed.

·         A new litter bin had been installed on Eden Park Road, Cheadle Hulme.

·         Following concerns in relation to litter on Highfield Road, Cheadle Hulme and the passageway from Thornway, Bramhall across Bramhall Park Golf Club monitoring continued to be undertaken to assess the need for new littler bins.

·         There had been a number of issues of bulky waste being flytipped on Gillbent Road, Cheadle Hulme.

·         Local residents had been provided with advice in relation to waste being left next to litter bins on Woods Lane, Cheadle Hulme.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to weed growth in the Cheadle Hulme area, with specific regard to Station Road, Cheadle Hulme from its junction with Albert Road to the John Millington public house.

·         It was requested that the landowner of the fields at the bottom of Blenheim Road, Cheadle Hulme be contacted with a view to removing a container filled with waste.

 

RESOLVED – That Emma Warrington be thanked for her attendance.

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle and Gatley Junior Football Club pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Cheadle and Gatley Junior Football Club towards the cost of balls, equipment and venue hire.

 

NOTE: Cheadle Area Committee considered this application at its meeting on 7 August 2018 and made a grant of £750.  The remaining balance for which funding is sought is £250.

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted an application received on behalf of Cheadle & Gatley Junior Football Club for a grant of £250 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of balls, equipment and venue hire.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £250 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) to Cheadle & Gatley Junior Football Club towards the cost of balls, equipment and venue hire.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - St Michael & All Angel's Parish Church, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider an application from St Michael & All Angel's Parish Church, Bramhall for a grant of £650 from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a ‘Bramhall Remembers’ project.

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Reverend Callum Piper attended the meeting and submitted an application on behalf of St Michael & All Angel's Parish Church, Bramhall for a grant of £650  from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of a ‘Bramhall Remembers’ project.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the award of a grant of £650 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£325 from each of the Bramhall North and Bramhall South and Woodford ward allocations) to St Michael & All Angel's Parish Church, Bramhall towards the cost of a ‘Bramhall Remembers’ project.

4.(viii)

Open Forum - Consultation on The Garden Village at Handforth draft Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 4 MB

A representative of Cheshire East Council will attend the meeting for this item.

 

The following is a link to the consultation documents for The Garden Village at Handforth draft Supplementary Planning Document:-

 

http://cheshireeast-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/planning/spd/handforth

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Minutes:

Adrian Fisher (Head of Planning Strategy, Cheshire East Council) attended the meeting and made a presentation providing an overview of the consultation process on the proposed Handforth Garden Village Supplementary Planning Document including the site allocation, the proposed form of the SPD along with an overview of the master plan concept for the site.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Members expressed their disappointment that the Planning Inspector had given approval to the inclusion of the proposed garden village development within Cheshire East’s Local Plan document.

·         The impact of traffic flows resulting from a development of this size on the A34 would be significant and have a hugely detrimental impact on existing pinch points such as at the Gatley traffic lights.

·         Members requested clarity on the highways mitigation measures that would be introduced as a result of this development in the light of the fact that the majority of the traffic from the site would travel into and through the Stockport area.

·         It was stated that Cheshire East’s approach to housing demand within its area was to allocate sites large enough to be able to attract funding to mitigate the impact of such development, rather than through a piecemeal approach of smaller developments.

·         Concern was expressed in relation to the impact of the development on existing schools in the area, with specific regard to those in Stockport.  It was acknowledged that a new primary school was proposed on the site, however there was no provision on site for secondary education.  In response it was stated that discussions were taking place with regard to the expansion of Wilmslow High School.

·         It was stated that Cheshire East Council were seeking to apply a policy that 30% of the units on the site would be affordable.

 

RESOLVED – That Adrian Fisher be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

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 on any planning issues relevant to the  Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South area.

 

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

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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 Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC066017 - Bridleway Farm, Bridle Way, Woodford pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Extension of existing farmhouse to encompass adjacent redundant agricultural buildings to provide additional family living space and carer's accommodation to ensure round the clock care and therapy provision for a young disabled family member.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC066017 for the extension of existing farmhouse to encompass adjacent redundant agricultural buildings to provide additional family living space and carer's accommodation to ensure round the clock care and therapy provision for a young disabled family member at Bridleway Farm, Bridle Way, Woodford, it was

 

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

5.(ii)

DC068821 - 98 Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 424 KB

New pitched roof to existing flat roofed outbuilding.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Callum Coyne on 0161 474 1985 or email: callum.coyne@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC068821 for a new pitched roof to existing flat roofed outbuilding at 98 Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme, it was

 

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

5.(iii)

DC069880 - 380 Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Single storey rear extension.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Anthony Smith on 0161 474 3569 or email: anthony.smith@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC069880 for a single storey rear extension at 380 Chester Road, Woodford, it was

 

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

5.(iv)

DC070088 - 21 Church Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Retention of 3 no shipping containers for the secure storage of goods and 1 container for incoming goods.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions restricting the retention of the containers to a 3 year period and requiring the containers to be painted green and screened or landscaped.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

 

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In respect of plan no. DC070088 for the retention of three shipping containers for the secure storage of goods and one container for incoming goods at 21 Church Road, Cheadle Hulme,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit to assess the visual and acoustic impact of the development of the residential amenity of adjoining properties.

 

(2) That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission subject to a condition restricting the retention of the containers to a one year period and requiring the containers to be painted green and screened or otherwise landscaped.

5.(v)

DC070344 - 120 Moor Lane, Woodford pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Proposed Dormer Bungalow (revised application)

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

 

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In respect of plan no. DC070344 for a proposed dormer bungalow (revised application) at 120 Moor Lane, Woodford, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on the streetscene.

5.(vi)

DC070638 - Chrome, 548 Chester Road, Woodford pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Erection of a single storey office/waiting area to be associated with the MOT building.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC070638 for the erection of a single storey office/waiting area to be associated with the MOT building at Chrome, 548 Chester Road, Woodford, it was

 

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

6.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Patrick Arran on 474 3219 or email: patrick.arran@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

It was highlighted that the appeal against the refusal of consent for a vinyl advertisement banner at 22c Station Road, Cheadle Hulme had been dismissed.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Woodford Neighbourhood Forum - Redesignation pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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

 

The report details an application and the process for the redesignation of the Woodford Neighbourhood Forum.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Steve Johnson on 0161-474-3509 or email: steven.johnson@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) details an application and the process that would be followed for the redesignation of the Woodford Neighbourhood Forum.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Woodford Recreation Ground pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal for the installation of a height barrier to the entrance to Woodford Recreation Ground; the installation of strategically placed wooden bollards to prevent further unauthorised occupations of land; and the installation of lockable drop posts to enable authorised access for maintenance vehicles.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the proposed scheme at a cost of £6,179 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Jane Bardsley on 0161 474 2279 or email: jane.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a series of proposals to provide additional security at Woodford Recreation Ground to prevent further traveller incursions at the site.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the installation of a height barrier to the entrance to Woodford Recreation Ground; the installation of strategically placed wooden bollards to prevent further unauthorised occupations of land; and the installation of lockable drop posts to enable authorised access for maintenance vehicles at a cost of £6,179 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation).

9.

Woodford Highway Mitigation Measures - Additional Speed Cushions pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise and seeks approval for the implementation of an additional set of speed cushions on Moor Lane, Woodford to address concerns from local residents in relation to the gap in the series of traffic calming features adjacent numbers 40/45 Moor Lane.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the following scheme 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 £3,500, to be funded by way of a development agreement:-

 

Proposed 75mm high, 2.550 metre long by 1.9 metre wide pair of speed cushions

 

Moor Lane, Woodford - from a point 295 metres north of its junction with Chester Road.

 

Officer contact: Pui Wang Choi on 0161 474 4983 or e-mail: pui.wangchoi@stockport.gov.uk / Mark James on 0161 474 2077 or email: mark.james@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of a consultation exercise and seeking approval for the implementation of an additional set of speed cushions on Moor Lane, Woodford to address concerns from local residents in relation to the gap in the series of traffic calming features adjacent numbers 40/45 Moor Lane.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following scheme 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 £3,500, to be funded by way of a development agreement:-

 

Proposed 75mm high, 2.550 metre long by 1.9 metre wide pair of speed cushions

 

Moor Lane, Woodford - from a point 295 metres north of its junction with Chester Road.

10.

Moss Lane / Athol Road, Bramhall - Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) pdf icon PDF 97 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order to extend the ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ parking restrictions around the junction of Moss Lane / Athol Road, Bramhall in order to keep a larger area around the junction free from vehicles, in order that vehicles can manoeuvre more safely, as well as introducing ‘Limited Waiting’ restrictions to prevent vehicles from using Athol Road as a free car park.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the package traffic regulation orders and associated revocations as detailed in Appendix A and Appendix B to the report, 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 £1,310 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall South and Woodford ward allocation).

 

Officer contact: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order to extend the ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ parking restrictions around the junction of Moss Lane / Athol Road, Bramhall in order to keep a larger area around the junction free from vehicles, in order that vehicles can manoeuvre more safely, as well as introducing ‘Limited Waiting’ restrictions to prevent vehicles from using Athol Road as a free car park.

 

It was commented that there was an error in the report such that the limited waiting restrictions on Athol Road, Bramhall should reflect the timing of the existing restrictions on Syddal Road.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of this item be deferred to a future meeting of the Area Committee pending clarification of the extent of the proposed limited waiting restrictions on Athol Road, Bramhall.

11.

Applications for the Use of Parks

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

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11.(i)

Event application for the use of Bramhall Park (Schools' Olympic Legacy Trail) - 2 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The report details an application from Stockport Council's Schools Sport Partnership Team to hold a Schools' Sport Olympic Trail in Bramhall Park on Tuesday, 2 July 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or e mail: iain.bate@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Stockport Council's Schools Sport Partnership Team to hold a Schools' Sport Olympic Trail in Bramhall Park on Tuesday, 2 July 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

11.(ii)

Event application for the use of Hesketh Park (Halloween Party) - 27 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The report details an application from the Friends of Hesketh Park to hold a Halloween Party on Hesketh Park on 27 October 2018.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or e mail: iain.bate@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated)) detailing an application from the Friends of Hesketh Park to hold a Halloween Party on Hesketh Park on 27 October 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

11.(iii)

Event application for the use of Oak Meadow Park (Carol Service) - 8 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The report details an application from Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme to hold a carol service on Oak Meadow Park on Saturday, 8 December 2018.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application.

 

Officer Contact: Iain Bate on 0161 474 4421 or e mail: iain.bate@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme to hold a carol service on Oak Meadow Park on Saturday, 8 December 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be granted.

12.

Appointment of Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to nominate Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services at Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Woodford War Memorials on 11 November 2018.

 

The Area Committee is requested to nominate Councillors.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to nominate Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services at Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Woodford War Memorials on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

 

RESOLVED - That the following Councillors be nominated to lay wreaths on Sunday, 11 November 2018:-

 

Bramhall War Memorial                 - Councillor Alanna Vine

Cheadle Hulme War Memorial     - Councillor Suzanne Wyatt

Woodford War Memorial                - Councillor Mike Hurleston

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress on decisions taken by the Area Committee since the last meeting and the current position on the Area Flexibility and Ward Delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.