Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee - Thursday, 27th January, 2022 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Georgia Latham  (0161 474 3229)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 416 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 December 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 2 December 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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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.

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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No announcements were made.

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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Minutes:

Inspector Martin Baker (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 the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·      Members thanked Inspector Baker for his positive impact since joining the local policing team, particularly with regard to burglaries and speeding.

·      Members welcomed a recent increased police presence on local streets, emphasising the reassurance that this provided for local residents.

·      It was commented that the new force-wide initiative to target specific boroughs with a heightened police presence, Operation AVRO, had been a success in Stockport and led to a number of arrests for various offences.

·      It was suggested that young people who were the victims of common crimes such as bicycle theft should always receive a visit from police to follow up on the incident.

·      Members highlighted the need for crime prevention and advice surgeries to be better advertised to ensure the maximum benefit and engagement for local residents.

·      Members welcomed the news that 12 new Special Officers would be working in the local area to supplement the local policing team.

·      It was commented that speeding was an ongoing issue in the area, particularly on some of the longer roads in Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme, and these areas would benefit from community speed-watch programmes. It was noted that the necessity of DBS checks for participants and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic had led to delays in the implementation of some of these programmes.

·      It was noted that neighbourhood policing was changing across Greater Manchester, with alternative models of work being explored to ensure best practice.

RESOLVED – That Inspector Martin Baker be thanked for his 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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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters in the powers or duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out within the Code of Practice.

 

No public questions were submitted.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(v)

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: emily.brough@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining what the proposed new access control policy entailed and seeking feedback from residents about how the policy could be improved or altered to ensure it was ‘best practice’.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Members requested a list of places that may be affected in each ward, in order to target these areas to encourage engagement with the consultation. In response it was commented that asking residents to propose areas to be looked at under the policy was itself an aspect of the consultation, so a broader approach to the consultation was requested in the first instance.

·         It was suggested that Members could further feedback their views by participating in the consultation with either an individual or group response.

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding- Stockport Sea Cadets pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Stockport Sea Cadets towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

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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 Stockport Sea Cadets for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from Stockport Sea Cadets for a grant of £200 (£100 each from Bramhall North and Cheadle Hulme South ward allocations) towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Together pdf icon PDF 905 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Stockport Together towards the cost of holding a community fun day to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee as a community.

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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 Stockport Together for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of holding a community fun day to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee as a community.

 

Members expressed concern that in relation to the lack of detail contained within the application, including details of where the event was to be held or who it would benefit, and felt that due to the absence of detail, they were unable to approve the full amount requested in the application.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from Stockport Together for a grant of £100 (£50 each from Bramhall North and Cheadle Hulme South ward allocations) towards the cost of holding a community fun day to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee as a community.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Autisk pdf icon PDF 902 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk 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.

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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 Autisk for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget 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.

 

Members requested that Ward Flexibility Funding applicants be invited to attend meetings in-person as was common prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to answer any questions from Members that may otherwise lead to the rejection or deferral of applications.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of this item be deferred until a later meeting of the Area Committee, pending the submission of further information from the applicant  in regard to the location of the proposed sensory room and how the proposal would benefit local residents.

5.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

(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 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 Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) outlined the procedure for public speaking on planning applications.

5.(i)

DC081106 - BASF, Earl Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 510 KB

Proposed demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site for B1/B2/B8 and associated access, yard and parking.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grants planning permission subject to conditions and a Section 106 Agreement.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC081106 for the proposed demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site for B1/B2/B8 and associated access, yard and parking at BASF, Earl Road, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement. 

5.(ii)

DC081268 - 32 Woodford Road, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 574 KB

Installation of a new extract fan and cooling units to the rear elevation of the building, relocation of existing air conditioning unit to roof terrace.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC081268 for the installation of a new extract fan and cooling units to the rear elevation of the building, relocation of existing air conditioning unit to roof terrace at 32 Woodford Road, Bramhall, it was

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions. 

5.(iii)

DC081269 - 32 Woodford Road, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 602 KB

Partial change of use of ground floor to create new entrance to the offices at upper floor level, installation of new entrance door at ground floor. Alterations to the windows to the front elevation at first and second floor level, erection of a front roof extension and erection of an office pod to the rear at roof level together with the installation of new air con units and new windows at first floor level to the north and south side elevations

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email:

jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC081269 for the partial change of use of ground floor to create new entrance to the offices at upper floor level, installation of new entrance door at ground floor. Alterations to the windows to the front elevation at first and second floor level, erection of a front roof extension and erection of an office pod to the rear at roof level together with the installation of new air con units and new windows at first floor level to the north and south side elevations at 32 Woodford Road, Bramhall, it was 

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

5.(iv)

DC081751 - 5 Roseway, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 542 KB

Replacement roof including raising ridge height, gable end to rear and loft conversion. Single storey extension and canopy to rear of property.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Sophie Anderson on 0161 474 3295 or email:

sophie.anderson@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC081751 for a replacement roof including raising ridge height, gable end to rear and loft conversion. Single storey extension and canopy to rear of property at 5 Roseway, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

5.(v)

DC082570 - Beverley, Bramley Close, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 515 KB

Two detached dwelling houses at two storeys in height.  Plot 1 to include an integrated garage and plot 2 to have single-storey detached garage.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a Section 106 Agreement.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email:

jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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In respect of plan no. DC082570 for two detached dwelling houses at two storeys in height. Plot 1 to include an integrated garage and plot 2 to have single-storey detached garage at Beverley, Bramley Close,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the application be referred to the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee with a recommendation for Members to undertake a site visit. 

5.(vi)

DC082638 - 12 Elmsway, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Proposed two storey side extensions, single storey side and rear extensions, loft conversion and new roof to existing residential property. (Re-submission of DC/080192)

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Mark Shaw on 07929 869540 or email:

Mark.shaw@stockport.gov.uk

 

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In respect of plan no. DC082638 for the proposed two storey side extensions, single storey side and rear extensions, loft conversion and new roof to existing residential property. (Re-submission of DC/080192) at 12 Elmsway, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

5.(vii)

DC082751 - Metropolitan House, Station Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 453 KB

Change of use from existing D1 use (educational) to E(b) (food and drink). Alterations to front and side elevations including installation of extraction equipment.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Jane Chase on 0161 474 3550 or email: jane.chase@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC082751 for change of use from existing D1 use (educational) to E(b) (food and drink). Alterations to front and side elevations including installation of extraction equipment at Metropolitan House, Station Road, it was

 

RESOLVED – That the application be referred to the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee, pending the submission of further information from the applicant relating to the licensing status of the proposed site and the parking and toilet provision at the site.

5.(viii)

DC083165 - 16 Seal Road, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Alterations to existing roof including raising of ridge. Extension to rear elevation. Extension to garage and new porch to front elevation. Rendering of property.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Sophie Anderson on 0161 474 3295 or email: sophie.anderson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC083165 for alterations to existing roof including raising of ridge. Extension to rear elevation. Extension to garage and new porch to front elevation. Rendering of property at 16 Seal Road, Bramhall,

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

5.(ix)

DC083548 - 92 Heathbank Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 541 KB

Retention of summerhouse.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Sophie Anderson on 0161 474 3295 or email:

sophie.anderson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC083548 for the retention of summerhouse at 92 Heathbank Road, Cheadle Hulme,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

6.

Planning Appeal, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 150 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 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 301 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: Georgia Latham on 0161 474 3229 or email: georgia.latham@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) 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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.