Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 24th June, 2021 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Note: In the light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent limited capacity of many of our meeting rooms, members of the public are strongly encouraged to watch the public webcast rather than attend the meeting in person unless you are attending for the purposes of public speaking on planning applications. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Lisa Walker be elected Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

Councillor Lisa Walker in the Chair

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2.

Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair of the Area Committee until the next Annual Council meeting.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor John McGahan be appointed Vice-Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 April 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 22 April 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

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 interest which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

5.

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.

6.

Community Engagement

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6.(i)

Chair's Announcements

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

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Minutes:

The Chair noted the receipt of an apology from Greater Manchester Police who had confirmed that they were unable to attend the meeting on this occasion.

 

It was then reported that the Bramhall Together Trust were proposing to hold the annual Bramhall Festival on Saturday, 10 July 2021.

6.(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.

 

One public question was submitted as follows relating to the previous decision of the Area Committee to introduce traffic regulation orders on Bramley Road, Bramhall and what the timescales was the for these to be introduced.

 

In response, it was commented that the original decision had been made by the Area Committee in March 2021 and that there was then a legal process that needed to be followed before the traffic regulation orders could be enacted which included a formal period of public consultation.  It was stated that details with regard to the specific circumstances of these orders would be forwarded to the questioner directly.

 

RESOLVED – That the Corporate Director (Place) be recommended to respond to the questioner in writing.

6.(iii)

Petitions pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of a petition signed by 50 signatories calling on the Council to put in place traffic calming measure on Hill Top Avenue, Cheadle Hulme.

 

Ward councillors noted that they had already been made aware of the issues being experienced at this locality and that they were in discussion with the relevant officers with a view to undertaking additional monitoring and investigating potential solutions.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to the Corporate Director (Place) for further investigation.

6.(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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Minutes:

A representative of the 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.

6.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Drawing Board Productions CIC - Cheadle Post pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To consider an application from Drawing Board Productions Community Interest Company for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the launch of Cheadle Post in July 2021, a free community newspaper covering Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme & Gatley.

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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 Drawing Board Productions CIC for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the launch of Cheadle Post in July 2021, a free community newspaper covering Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme & Gatley.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of the Area Committee pending the submission of further information by the applicant in relation to their application.

6.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Hulme Garden and Allotment Association pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To consider an application from Cheadle Hulme Garden and Allotment Association for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of additional planting in the planters in Cheadle Hulme.

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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 Cheadle Hulme Garden and Allotment Association for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of additional planting in the planters in Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from Cheadle Hulme Garden and Allotment Association for a grant of £200 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) towards the cost of additional planting in the planters in Cheadle Hulme.

6.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Bramhall in Bloom pdf icon PDF 402 KB

To consider an application from Bramhall in Bloom for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of additional planting in the planters in Bramhall.

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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 Bramhall In Bloom for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of additional planting in the planters in Bramhall.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from Bramhall In Bloom for a grant of £600 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£350 from the Bramhall South & Woodford ward allocation and £250 from the Bramhall North ward allocation) towards the cost of additional planting in the planters in Bramhall.

7.

Development Applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no applications to consider.

8.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 107 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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South 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 Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Review of Outcomes Tour 2021 pdf icon PDF 9 KB

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

 

The report details a proposal to hold the Annual Review of Outcomes on Friday, 8 October 2021.

 

It is recommended that the Area Committee:-

 

(1) Nominate of a recently completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the Annual Review Tour; and

 

(2) Nominate up to two Members to attend the Annual Review of Outcome Tour.

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle on 0161 474 3542 or email: emma.curle@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 of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) requesting that the Area Committee give consideration to the arrangements for the 2021 tour.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That both the recently completed development sites at Hilltop Farm, Woodford and Scholars Green, Cheadle Hulme be nominated for inclusion on the list of sites to be inspected on the Annual Review Tour.

 

(3) That Councillors Mark Hunter, Mike Hurleston and Linda Holt be nominated to attend the Tour.

10.

Road Safety Around Schools - Cheadle Catholic Junior & Infant School pdf icon PDF 192 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 Cheadle Catholic Infant & Junior Schools and seeks approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving; and new school warning signs.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders detailed in Section 10 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 & 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 Cheadle Catholic Infant & Junior Schools and seeking approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving; and new school warning signs.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Members welcomed the proposals and the comprehensive approach to road safety in the area. It was noted that parking was a serious issue around many of the area’s schools and that similar schemes should be implemented in these locations.

·         It was commented that the school had previously been involved in encouraging and educating local parents and visitors with regard to road safety and considerate parking in the vicinity of the school. It was queried  whether the school had been approached again in this regard to support the proposed measures.

·         It was suggested that further junction protection on Llanberis Road as well as the presence of more parking enforcement officers in the area would be a welcome augmentation to the proposed measures.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders detailed in Section 10 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.

11.

Road Safety Around Schools - Lane End Primary School pdf icon PDF 324 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 Lane End Primary School and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving; and a footway build out..

 

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 Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Lane End Primary School and seeking approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving; and a footway build out.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given 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.

12.

Area Committee Ward Highways Spokespersons

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons for the Bramhall North, Bramhall South & Woodford and Cheadle Hulme South wards.

 

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

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration could consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

RESOLVED – That the following councillors be nominated to act as the Highway Ward Spokespersons for 2021/22 with whom officers would liaise over traffic and highways matters:-

 

Bramhall North Ward

Councillor Alanna Vine

 

Bramhall South & Woodford Ward

Councillor Brian Bagnall

 

Cheadle Hulme South Ward

Councillor Suzanne Wyatt

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 115 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

 

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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) 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:-

 

·         It was noted that the regular traffic report was omitted from the report on this occasion due to a number of staffing absences in the department that prepared this element of the report, and that an update would be provided to members in advance of the next meeting of the Area Committee.

·         Members requested an update on the previously approved installation of wooden stumps to protect a grass verge on Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme.

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.