Agenda and minutes

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee
Thursday, 2nd December, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Sir A. Brumwell Thomas Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Georgia Latham  (0161 474 3229)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 417 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 October 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 21 October 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 & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Helen Foster-Grime

Plan no. DC083136 for the erection of a new detached 5-bed dwelling together with new vehicular access and new dropped kerb to Moss Lane at 39 Moss Lane, Bramhall as a friend of the applicant.

 

Councillor Foster-Grime left the meeting during the consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

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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There were no announcements 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 welcomed Inspector Baker to the local policing team and invited his regular attendance to the Area Committee.

·         It was noted that information provided by Members had been influential in a number of recent arrests.

·         It was commented that, following a number of changes to the leadership of the local police force, the new leadership had placed a strong emphasis on tackling burglary, anti-social behaviour and speeding in the local area.

·         The new focus placed on speeding was welcomed by Members.

·         Members highlighted the importance of visible police patrolling as a deterrent for crime and to encourage engagement with the local community.

·         Following a recent attack on a young girl in Cheadle Hulme South, Members called for greater clarity in communication with the public as to how crimes such as these were being responded to.

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.

 

 Three public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to the planting of trees on Bramley Road, Bramhall and whether a firm date could be provided for this to take place.

 

In response, Members commented that they were awaiting confirmation of a date from the relevant officers and would pass this on to the questioner once received.

 

·         Relating to the introduction of yellow lines to Bramley Road and whether this had simply moved the issues of on-street parking to Adelaide Road.

 

It was noted that the introduction of the TRO (Traffic Regulation Order) had been at the specific request of residents and that Members had noted their concerns that this could move the parking issue at that time. It was commented that a review was scheduled to be undertaken by Traffic Services to assess the impact of the TRO around 6 months after its introduction, and that further solutions could be considered once this had taken place.

 

·         Relating to the reporting of local Council business and whether a Local Democracy Reporter could be invited to attend Council meetings to better report their business to residents who do not have access to the internet.

 

In response, Members noted that they were aware that Local Democracy Reporters regularly viewed the webcasts of Council meetings and were aware of local business, although they could not direct any reporter on what to report to local residents.

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

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.

4.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Friends of Highfield Orchard pdf icon PDF 323 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Friends of Highfield Orchard towards the cost of purchasing gardening equipment.

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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 Friends of Highfield Orchard for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of purchasing gardening equipment.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Ward Members expressed their full support for the applicant organisation, however felt unable to grant the full amount on this occasion due to the limited funding they had remaining in their Ward Flexibility Budget for the remainder of the municipal year.

·         The applicant organisation was encouraged to explore the new Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) fund as an alternative funding source, although noted that this could only be applied for in relation to a different project.

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from Friends of Highfield Orchard for a grant of £500 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle Hulme South ward allocation) towards the cost of purchasing gardening equipment.

 

4.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - United Stockport Circuit pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the United Stockport Circuit towards the cost of setting up a Drive-In Carol Service over Christmas.

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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 United Stockport Circuit for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of setting up a drive-in carol service over Christmas.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from United Stockport Circuit for a grant of £150 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (£50 from each ward allocation) towards the cost of setting up a drive-in carol service over Christmas.

4.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - North Park Seniors Group pdf icon PDF 337 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the North Park Seniors Group towards the cost of running monthly meetings with activities at the Parkside Social Club and trips out for seniors from North Park and adjoining areas.

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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 North Park Seniors Group for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of running monthly meetings with activities at the Parkside Social Club and trips out for seniors from North Park and adjoining areas.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to an application received from North Park Seniors Group for a grant of £550 from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation) towards the cost of running monthly meetings with activities at the Parkside Social Club and trips out for seniors from North Park and adjoining areas.

4.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - SEN Youth Club pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the SEN Youth Club towards the cost of establishing a club for children with additional needs so that they can meet, make friends and have fun in a place their parents can also meet.

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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 SEN Youth Club for a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget towards the cost of setting up a social club for SEN young people and their parents.

 

It was noted that Cheadle Area Committee had considered this item and declined to make a grant from the Ward Flexibility Budget and instead referred the applicant to Brookfield Park Shires Family Trust as a source of funding for voluntary groups serving children and young people.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from SEN Youth Club be declined on this occasion, and the applicant be instead referred to the Brookfield Shires Family Trust fund as an alternative and more appropriate source of funding.


5.

A34 Improvement Plan - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 560 KB

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

 

The report considers a proposal to advertise the Traffic Regulation Order associated with each scheme within the A34 Improvement Plan.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the contents of the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the proposed measures and the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders contained in Appendix B and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) considering a proposal to advertise the Traffic Regulation Order associated with each scheme within the A34 Improvement Plan.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Members supported the objective to minimise the impact of the construction, noting the lessons learned from construction at Stanley Green roundabout and the impact that this had on traffic levels.

·         Members questioned why a pedestrian crossing was not planned for the arm of the roundabout leading to Eden Park Road. In response, it was noted that a crossing would be available across the A34 to Wilmslow Road with links from North and South onto Eden Park Road.

·         Members asked who the proposed construction would be advertised to. In response it was noted that the proposals would be advertised on the Council’s website and in the local newspapers, however the consultation process would be limited. Members were invited to provide feedback on which local areas they felt should be consulted.

·         Members questioned why yellow lines were proposed for roads such as Bloomfield Close. In response it was stated that these proposals only applied within 10 yards of junctions and to prevent parking in bike lanes.

·         Members raised concerns in relation to the timing of traffic lights at Stanley Green roundabout when approaching from the West and the potential danger to vehicles stopping in the centre of the roundabout. It was commented that this could be revisited in conjunction with Urban Traffic Control.

 

RESOLVED – That the proposed measures and legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders in Appendix B to the report be referred to the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration with no recommendation.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 105 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 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.

6.(i)

DC081751 - 5 Roseway, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 236 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 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.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the application be deferred to a future meeting of the Area Committee pending the re-notification of plans to local residents. 

6.(ii)

DC082734 - Richmond Court, 214 - 216 Moss Lane, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 1008 KB

Variation of conditions 1 and 10 of DC/058634 to facilitate the removal of the trees to the rear boundary of the site and their replacement with a laurel hedge together with new planting to the front of the site.

 

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. DC082734 for variation of conditions 1 and 10 of DC/058634 to facilitate the removal of the trees to the rear boundary of the site and their replacement with a laurel hedge together with new planting to the front of the site at 214-216 Moss Lane, Bramhall,

 

a member of the public spoke against the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be refused on the grounds that the proposed development would have a negative impact on the visual amenity of residents on Sidall Road and on the conservation area adjacent to the road.

6.(iii)

DC082791 - 32 Aldersgate Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Alterations to roof including roof extension, raising of ridge and rooflights. Erection of wraparound side and rear extension. External alterations. Amendments to garage.

 

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. DC082791 for alterations to roof including roof extension, raising of ridge and rooflights; erection of wraparound side and rear extension; external alterations; and amendments to garage at 32 Aldersgate 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.(iv)

DC083069 - Nevill Road Junior School, Nevill Road, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 421 KB

Provision of 2 new air source heat pumps, supplementing existing mechanical services to building.

 

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. DC083069 for the provision of 2 new air source heat pumps, supplementing existing mechanical services to building at Nevill Road Junior School, Bramhall, it was

 

RESOLVED – (7 for, 1 abstention) That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

6.(v)

DC083136 - 39 Moss Lane, Bramhall pdf icon PDF 483 KB

Erection of a new detached 5-bed dwelling together with new vehicular access and new dropped kerb to Moss Lane.

 

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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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC083136 for the erection of a new detached 5-bed dwelling together with new vehicular access and new dropped kerb to Moss Lane at 39 Moss Lane, Bramhall

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement.

7.

Planning Appeal, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 144 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.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Dorset Avenue - Proposed Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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

 

The report considers a proposal for the amendment of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in relation to Dorset Avenue, Bramhall.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider and comment upon the following proposals and approves the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) set out in Appendix A and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) considering a proposal for the amendment of the Traffic Regulation Order in relation to Dorset Avenue, Bramhall.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulations Orders and, subject to no objections being received within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at a cost of £560 to be funded from the Traffic Services Budget:-

 

No Waiting At Any Time

 

Dorset Avenue

 

West Side – From the intersection of the southern kerb line of Winton Close to a point 10 meters north of the intersection of the northern kerb line of Winton Close.

 

West Side – From a point 20 meters south of the intersection of the southern kerb line of Poole Close to a point 10 meters north of the intersection of the northern kerb line of Poole Close.

 

West Side - From a point 10 meters south of the intersection of the southern kerb line of Longham Close to a point 40 meters north east of the intersection of the northern kerb line of Longham Close.

9.

Hardy Drive, Boston Close, Robins Lane, Glenholme Road & Convamore Road, Bramhall - Objection Report re Proposed ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 461 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration and the Head of Legal, Democratic Governance and Estate & Asset Management.

 

To report the Objections made in relation to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order on Hardy Drive, Bramhall and to seek approval for the introduction for the Traffic Regulation Order as originally advertised.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the introduction of the Traffic Regulation Orders as originally advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a joint report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration and the Head of Legal, Democratic Governance and Estate & Asset Management (copies of which had been circulated) reporting on the objections made in relation to the proposed TRO on Hardy Drive, Bramhall and to seek approval for the introduction of the TRO as originally advertised.

 

Members welcomed the proposals following a number of complaints by residents about the use of their roads by HGVs which were having a significant impact on access for residents. Members emphasised the need for a long-term solution for this issue.

 

RESOLVED – That, notwithstanding the objections, the order be made as advertised.

10.

Bramhall Park Road & Linney Road, Bramhall - Timber Posts pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval for the supply & installation of 14 No. Timber Posts; 6 No. to be installed on Bramhall Park Road and 8 No. to be installed on Linney Road.  The installation of the timber posts will act as a preventative measure to prevent vehicles from parking on and damaging the grass verges.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the supply & installation of 14 No. timber posts on Bramhall Park Road and Linney Road, Bramhall.

 

Officer Contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@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) and Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval for the supply and installation of 14 No. timber posts; 6 No. to be installed on Bramhall Park Road and 8 No. to be installed on Linney Road as a preventative measure to prevent vehicles parking on the grass verges.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the supply and installation of 14 No. timber posts; 6 No. posts to be installed on Bramhall Park Road and 8 No. posts to be installed on Linney Road, at a cost of £1,525 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Bramhall North ward allocation).

11.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 314 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.

 

It was commented that the traffic regulation order on Hardy Drive should not be funded from the Delegated Budget, as it had been a condition on the development application that the developer would pay for the scheme.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.