Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee - Thursday, 8th November, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 27 September 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:

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Area 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 announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

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Minutes:

The Chair advised the Area Committee of Stockport’s Day of Remembrance on 11 November 2018 which would include the Civic Act of Remembrance at 11.00am, a Commemorative Service at 5.00pm at St. Mary’s in the Marketplace, Stockport, which would be followed by the Stockport Parade of Light which would leave from outside Stockport Museum at 5.45pm. Stockport’s Day of Remembrance would culminate with the lighting of Stockport’s beacon on the War Memorial steps at 7.00pm.

 

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise neighbourhood policing issues with local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive reported that no representatives of Greater Manchester Police were able to attend this meeting of the Area Committee.

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:

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 previous committee meetings. Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environment quality.

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Minutes:

Mark Calderbank, 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 public realm issues within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         a great deal of litter needed removing from the top of Kingsland Road, Cheadle Heath.

·         the Area Committee was updated on the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

·         the Area Committee requested an update on progress on its previous request for permanent dog fouling signs to be erected.

·         the Area Committee was updated on the rules governing the provision of skips on the highway.

 

RESOLVED – That Mark Calderbank be thanked for his attendance.

 

4.(v)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

4.(vi)

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:

In accordance with the Code of Practice no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

Non-Executive Business

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5.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 55 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 hearing for planning appeals; and enforcement action within the Central Stockport 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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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

A member requested an update on progress on the enforcement notice which had been served for untidy land at 287 Wellington Road South, Heaviley.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted

 

6.

REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS, POLLING PLACES AND POLLING STATIONS pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report seeks the views of the Area Committee on the current polling arrangements within the area in order to inform the Polling District review currently underway.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Caroline Cooke on 0161 474 3173 or email: caroline.e.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking the views of the Area Committee on the current polling arrangements within the Area Committee area in order to inform the Polling District review.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

Executive Business

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7.

St. Petersgate House, St. Petersgate/Lawrence Street, Stockport – Footway Upgrade pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

 

To report the proposed scope for the implementation of a footway upgrade to the front and side of St Petersgate House, Petersgate / Lawrence Street, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is requested to comment on the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing approves the measures contained within the report/developed drawings contained in Appendix A.

 

Officer Contact: Brian Davies on 0161 474 4824 or email: brian.davies@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) regarding the proposed scope for the implementation of a footway upgrade to the front and side of St. Petersgate House, Petersgate/Lawrence Street, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee was advised that the construction would be the subject of a Section 278 Legal Agreement between the Council and the owners of St. Petersgate House. The cost of the construction would be met by the owners of St. Petersgate House, who had requested the works, and was estimated at £50,000.

 

RESOLVEDE – That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the measures contained within the report/developed drawings contained in Appendix A to the report.

8.

Market Area – Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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

 

The report sets out objections received to the proposed Waiting / Loading Traffic Regulation Order to facilitate better management of vehicular traffic in the Market Area to enhance safety and public realm and support its future development.

 

The Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing is requested to agree that the Traffic Regulation Order be made as advertised.

 

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

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out objections received to the proposed Waiting/Loading Traffic Regulation Order to facilitate the better management of vehicular traffic in the Market Area in order to enhance safety and public realm and support the future development of the Market Area.

 

RESOLVED – That, notwithstanding the objections received to the proposed Waiting/Loading Traffic Regulation Orders in the Market Area, the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to agree that the Order be made as advertised.

9.

Kays Avenue, Offerton - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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

 

The report sets out the result of an investigation into the difficulties caused by parked vehicles at the junctions of Kays Avenue with Forbes Road and Turncroft Lane.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the statutory legal advertising of the No Waiting at any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Kays Avenue, Offerton and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the result of an investigation into the difficulties caused by parked vehicles at the junctions of Kays Avenue with Forbes Road and Turncroft Lane, Offerton.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Area Committee be minded to approve the following No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Kays Avenue, Offerton, at an approximate cost of £660 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward allocation):-

 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order No Waiting At Any Time

 

Kays Avenue – Both sides from its junction with Forbes Road for a distance of 10 metres in a North Easterly direction and from a point 5 metres South West of the South Westerly kerbline of Turncroft Lane for a distance of 5 metres in a South Westerly direction.

 

Forbes Road – North Eastern side from a point 10 metres south east of the south easterly kerbline of Kays Avenue to a point 10 metres North West of the North Westerly kerbline of Kays Avenue.

 

(2) That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

10.

Hempshaw Lane, Stockport - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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

 

The report seeks approval to implement a Traffic Regulation Order to revoke the existing Disabled Persons Parking Bay adjacent to St Thomas Recreation Ground as residents are finding it increasingly difficult to park their vehicles adjacent to their properties.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order for the revocation of the Traffic Regulation Order for a Disabled Persons’ Parking bay on Hempshaw Lane, Stockport and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval to implement a Traffic Regulation Order to revoke the existing Disabled Persons Parking Bay adjacent to St. Thomas Recreation Ground as residents were finding it increasingly difficult to park their vehicles adjacent to their properties.

 

RESOLVED – (1) The Area Committee was minded to approve the following Traffic Regulation Order on Hempshaw Lane, Stockport, at an approximate cost of £760 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward allocation):-

 

Revocation of the Traffic Regulation Order for a Disabled Persons Parking Bay

 

Hempshaw Lane - North Eastern side - from a point approximately 5 metres North West of the Westerly kerbline of Webb Lane (part), adjacent to St Thomas recreation ground, and opposite to property numbers 148-150 Hempshaw Lane, for a distance of approximately 7 metres in a North Westerly direction.

 

(2) That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

11.

Central Area Committee - Commuted Sums Report pdf icon PDF 112 KB

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

 

The report details commuted sums received by the council from housing developers towards the cost of play provision received pre April 2015 and therefore not subject to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the allocation of the commuted sums detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Richard Booker on 0161 474 4829 or email: richard.booker@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out commuted sums in the Central Stockport area which had been received by the Council from housing developers towards the cost of play provision received pre April 2015 and therefore not subject to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the allocation of commuted sums for play provision in the Central Stockport area as follows:-

 

·         the allocation of £2,342.34 from development no. 1256 (DC064627, White Lion) to Heaton Norris Park.

·         the allocation of £14,458.08 from development no. 1254 (DC021312, Mac House, St. Thomas Place) to St. Thomas Recreation Ground.

12.

Park Event Application: Belle Vue Racers Hit the Trail 5 Mile Run at Reddish Vale Country Park - 6 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

The report outlines an application from Belle Vue Racers to use Reddish Vale Country Park on Sunday 6th January 2019 for their annual ‘Hit the Trail’ 5 Mile Run.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application.

 

Officer Contact: Wayne Bardsley on 0161 218 2588 or email: wayne.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) outlining an application from Belle Vue Racers to use Reddish Vale Country Park on 6 January 2019 for its annual ‘Hit the Trail’ five miles run.

 

The application had been approved by the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee at its meeting held on 5 November 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Belle Vue Racers to use Reddish Vale Country Park on 6 January 2019 for its annual ‘Hit the Trail’ five miles run be approved.

13.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 64 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 ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to advise Members of the Area Committee on the process for considering alleygating schemes.

14.

Castle Street, Edgeley - Traffic Regulation Order Review pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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

 

 The report sets out the findings of a Traffic Regulation Order review along the full extent of Castle Street, Edgeley and seeks approval for the revocation and introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders detailed within Appendices A, B and C of the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days of 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 Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) regarding a request to investigate the loading requirements for local businesses, the necessity of the taxi bays and a review of the waiting restrictions on Castle Street, Edgeley.

 

RESOLVED –  (1) That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulations Orders detailed in Appendices A, B and C of the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days of the advertisement date, the Orders be made.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to ensure the targeted enforcement of the Traffic Regulation Orders after they are introduced.

15.

Gradwell Street, Edgeley - Residents' Parking Traffic Regulation Order

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval to implement a Traffic Regulation Order for residents’ permit holders only on Gradwell Street, Edgeley.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Area Committee was minded to approve the following Traffic Regulation Order for residents’ parking on Gradwell Street, Edgeley at an approximate cost of £1,820 to be funded from the Parking Budget:-

 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order - Resident Permit Holders Only

 

Gradwell Street – South east side,from a point 15 metres south west of the south westerly kerbline of King Street West for a distance of 135 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Gradwell Street – North west sidefrom a point 10 metres south west of the south westerly kerbline of Hilton Street to a point 10 metres east of the easterly kerbline of Hardman Street

 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order – No Waiting At Any Time

 

Gradwell Street – Both sides from a point 5 metres north east of the north easterly kerbline of Hardman Street for a distance of 5 metres, to tie in with existing waiting restrictions.

 

Gradwell Street – North West sidefrom the south westerly kerbline of Hilton Street for a distance of 10 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Hilton Street – South West sidefrom the north westerly kerbline of Gradwell Street for a distance of 10 metres in a north westerly direction.

 

(2) That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

Non-Executive Business

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16.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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 for Place Management & Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the area.

 

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

 

(to begin no earlier than 6.30pm)

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Minutes:

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 and 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/planning. 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 Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

16.(i)

DC/067771 - Site of Former Greenhale House, Piccadilly, Stockport pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Redevelopment of site for a residential building (Use Class C3) comprising 164 units, along with ground floor commercial unit (Use Classes A1, A2, A3 and B1), car parking, associated landscaping and other works.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

 

Officer Contact: Mark Jordan on 0161 474 3557 or email: mark.jordan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 67771 for the redevelopment of the site for a residential building (Use Class C3) comprising 164 units, along with ground floor commercial unit (Use Classes A1, A2, A3 and B1), car parking, associated landscaping and other works on the site of the former Greenhale House, Piccadilly, Stockport

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and an informative being placed on any approval requiring full consultation to be carried out with the relevant Ward Councillors, prior to the allocation of any recreational open space commuted sum.

16.(ii)

DC/070417 - 46 Patterdale Road, Heaviley pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Change of use from a three bedroomed semi-detached dwelling into independent, one x two bedroom ground floor apartment and one xo ne bedroom first floor apartment; replacement of the entrance doors at the front and the side elevation including the removal of the front elevation porch and the introduction of canopies above each door; replacement of existing windows with new windows that offer emergency escape opening lights from proposed bedrooms; provision of a garden shed for storage of bicycles, together with hard and soft landscaping to the front and the rear of the premises.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Pippa Brown on 0161 474 3531 or email: pippa.brown@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of a change of use from a three bedroom semi-detached dwelling into independent, one x two bedroom ground floor apartment and one x one bedroom first floor apartment; replacement of the entrance doors at the front and the side elevation including the removal of the front elevation porch and the introduction of canopies above each door; replacement of the existing windows with new windows that offer emergency escape opening lights from proposed bedrooms; provision of a garden shed for the storage of bicycles, together with hard and soft landscaping to the front and the rear of the premises at 46 Patterdale Road, Heaviley

 

a member of the public spoke against the application

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit in order to consider the impact on residential amenity (in particular a boundary wall that has been constructed in the rear garden), the visual impact of the proposal and the loss of a family dwelling.

 

(2) That, should be the planning permission be granted, then it be recommended that a condition requiring sound attenuation measures be imposed.

16.(iii)

DC/070502 - Ye Olde Woolpack, 70 Brinksway, Edgeley pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Conversion of existing pub into 15 room HMO with shared facilities.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Pippa Brown on 0161 474 3531 or email: pippa.brown@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 70502 for the conversion of an existing public house into 15 room HMO with shared facilities at Ye Olde Woolpack, 70 Brinksway, Edgeley

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit in order to assess the building internally and the lack of parking being provided compared to the number of units being proposed.

16.(iv)

DC/070682 and DC/070683- St George's Vicarage, Bramhall Lane, Cale Green pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Proposal to fully restore the exterior of St. George’s former vicarage and convert into 5 apartments with the addition of 2 roof lights and a dormer door to access external terrace on second floor. Demolition of later addition (single storey garage) to allow for new glazed extension to listed building to create circulation link for new apartment building, housing a further 8 apartments. Additional 6 semi-detached houses, set in vicarage gardens.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee to grant planning permission, subject to:-

 

·         the viability case being accepted (following receipt of the District Valuer’s assessment); and

·         St George’s Church providing confirmation in writing that the three missing pollarded lime trees on The Avenue can be reinstated.

 

Should there remain outstanding issues, the Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration is authorised to determine the application pending resolution of the outstanding matters.

 

Officer Contact: Pippa Brown on 0161 474 3531 or email: pippa.brown@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plans nos. 70682 and 70683 for a proposal to fully restore the exterior of St. George’s former vicarage and convert into 5 apartments with the addition of 2 roof lights and a dormer door to access an external terrace on the second floor. Demolition of a later addition (single storey garage) to allow for a new glazed extension to the listed building to create a circulation link for a new apartment building, housing a further 8 apartments. Additional 6 semi-detached houses, set in vicarage gardens at St. George’s C. of E. Infant School at Bramhall Lane, Cale Green

 

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 – (1) That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant planning permission and listed building consent, subject to conditions including – but not limited to – the planning permission’s time period being limited to ensure that development commences within one year.

 

(2) That it be requested that the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee:-

 

·         be provided with details of the community engagement events carried out with the school; and

·         amongst other conditions being imposed, agree conditions relating to withdrawing permitted development rights, electric vehicle charging points, relevant highway works being carried out prior to occupation, the need for demolition and construction management, additional school crossing signage and landscaping and re-planting of trees (prior to occupation or within six months of completion).