Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee - Thursday, 2nd December, 2021 6.00 pm

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

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 470 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 they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Wendy Wild

Agenda item 10 ‘Road Safety around Schools – Cale Green Primary School’ as a Governor at the school.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report that on 26 October 2021 the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair of the Area Committee and Ward Councillors, approved an application from the Friends of Cale Green Park to hold a Christmas in the Park event on 5 December 2021.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service and Monitoring Officer reported that on 26 October 2021 the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair of the Area Committee and Ward Councillors, had approved an application from the Friends of Cale Green Park to hold a Christmas in the Park  event on 5 December 2021.

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 reported that the Brinnington Christmas Fair would be held on 11 December 2021 between 11.00am and 4.00pm.

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:

Inspector Ian Ashenden attended the meeting to report on neighbouring policing issues within the Central Stockport area.

 

RESOLVED – That Inspector Ian Ashenden 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 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.

 

A member of the public submitted a number of detailed questions with regard to item 7 on the agenda on ‘Market and Underbanks Active Travel Fund Consultation’.

 

RESOLVED – That written responses be sent to the questioner, with copies of the responses provided to Members of the Area Committee.

4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Councillor Sheila Bailey submitted a petition regarding the Cheadle Heath Wastewater Treatment Works signed by 124 signatories. The petition drew attention to the unacceptable levels of odour from the sewage and called on United Utilities to take action to alleviate this public nuisance. The petition also called on the Council to use whatever statutory powers it had to call United Utilities to account over its management of the plant.

 

RESOLVED – That the petition be referred to United Utilities and the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive for investigation and action.

 

 

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:

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

5.

Development Applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

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Minutes:

There were no development applications to consider.

6.

PLANNING APPEAL, ENFORCEMENT APPEALS AND ENFORCEMENT NOTICES pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance)

 

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 Central Stockport Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 32319 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcements within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

7.

Market and Underbanks Active Travel Fund Consultation pdf icon PDF 471 KB

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

 

This report sets out the results of a consultation on the Market and Underbanks Active Travel Fund scheme and seeks a recommendation that the Cabinet Member (Economy and Regeneration) approves the scheme and its implementation by way of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order.

 

The Area Committee is requested to comment on the report and recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration approves the:-

 

·         Proposals including hours of restriction for the Market and Underbanks scheme

·         Advertisement and making of Experimental Traffic Regulation orders needed to implement the scheme; and

·         Submission of the Delivery Plan to seek funding approval from Transport for Greater Manchester to construct the scheme.

 

Officer Contact: Emma Hughes at email: emma.hughes@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) setting out the results of a consultation on the Market and Underbanks Active Travel Fund scheme and recommending that that the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration approve the scheme and its implementation by way of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order.

 

The proposals had been developed to seek to balance the needs of the area’s visitors, businesses and residents. A key element in developing the proposals had been to seek the views of the local community with an interest in or who would be affected by the proposals. The purpose of the consultation had been specifically to inform members of the public, local residents, businesses and interest groups of the proposals and this had been carried out extensively.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration be recommended to approve the construction and enforcement by way of the the legal advertisement and, subject to the receipt of no objections within twenty one days of the advertisement date, the making of Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders for the revised proposals detailed in the drawings provided at Appendix D and the Traffic Regulation Order Schedule contained in the revised Appendix E (circulated separately) which included:-

 

·         The closure of Churchgate/Millgate

·         The closure of Market Place

·         The closure of Park Street and Vernon Street alongside the introduction of a walking and cycling path

·         The closure of Mealhouse Brow

·         The closure of Little Underbank, Bridge Street and Great Underbank

·         The closure of St. Petersgate to through traffic at the St. Petersgate Bridge

·         The introduction of two-way cycling on St. Petersgate

·         The introduction of a traffic light controlled junction with controlled pedestrians and cycle crossings at Piccadilly/Petersgate

 

(2)   That the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration be recommended to approve the submission of the Delivery Plan to seek approval for funding from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to construct the scheme.

 

(3)  That the scheme be monitored and the outcome reported back to the Area Committee in due course.

8.

Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund – Romiley to Stockport Walking and Cycling Route pdf icon PDF 732 KB

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

 

Work has started on a Greater Manchester wide programme to make journeys on foot or by bike easier and more attractive. Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner has unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city region wide cycling and walking network that includes Stockport. The Bee Network will consist of more than 1800 miles of routes and will be the largest joined up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK.

 

In support of this ambition, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has allocated £160 million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund. This has been made possible thanks to the national government’s Transforming Cities Fund, which is investing in public and sustainable transport to improve productivity and spread prosperity. In Stockport a number of schemes have been developed one of which is the Romiley to Stockport Walking and Cycling Route.

 

This report provides results of a consultation on the Mayor’s Challenge Fund (MCF) Romiley to Stockport Walking and Cycling Route proposals, in particular by reducing traffic speeds, improving walking and cycling facilities and providing better crossing points of the main road and at side roads.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration gives approval the implementation of the scheme and the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders contained in Appendix B to the report and, subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders.

 

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) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the results of a consultation on the ‘Mayor’s Challenge Fund (MCF) Romiley to Stockport Walking and Cycling Route’ proposals, in particular by reducing traffic speeds, improving walking and cycling facilities and providing better crossing points of the main road and at side roads.

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration be recommended to give approval to the implementation of the scheme and the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders contained in Appendix B to the report and, subject to the receipt of no objections within twenty one days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the Orders; the scheme to be funded from the MCF Capital Fund.

9.

Road Safety Around Schools - Stockport School, Great Moor pdf icon PDF 316 KB

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

 

The report outlines measures related to road safety around Stockport School and the associated allocated costs. Mile End Lane which is adjacent to the school straddles the boundary between Stepping Hill and Central Stockport Area Committees and so the report has been submitted to both Area Committees.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the Orders can be made.

           

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@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) requesting approval to measures related to road safety around Stockport School and the allocated costs as outlined in the report.

 

It was reported that the Stepping Hill Area Committee had approval that part of the scheme which fell within is area at its meeting held on 30 November 2021.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Order at a cost of £2,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward Allocation) and, subject to the receipt of no objections within twenty one days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the Order:-

 

Extend No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Mile End Lane

 

North West side from a point 10 metres south west of the south westerly kerb line of Seymour Road for a distance of 10 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Not forming part of the Traffic Regulation Order, the following non-regulatory improvement:

 

Mile End Lane

 

Tactile crossing point with lowered-kerbs approximately 6 metres south west of the junction with Seymour Road.

10.

Road Safety Around Schools - Cale Green Primary School pdf icon PDF 328 KB

 

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

 

To report the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Cale Green Primary School and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders and associated signage; implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving and pencil bollards; and new school warning signs.

 

Officer Contact: Caroline Aylmer-Shanks at c.aymler-shanks@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) detailing the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around Cale Green Primary School and seeking approval to the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage; implementation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving and pencil bollards; and new school warning signs.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Road Safety around Schools scheme in the vicinity of Cale Green Primary School, to be funded from the Road Safety Around Schools Programme budget allocation as shown on Drawing No. 0305/53/CG/001 Rev A attached to the report. The proposals include the:-

 

·         Review and upgrade of existing school warning signage along Lowfield Road and Shaw Heath;

·         Installation of dropped kerbs with tactile paving and pencil bollards on Green Street to aid pedestrians to cross and gain access to the primary school;

·         Revocation of ‘School Keep Clear’ restrictions and replacement with ‘No Waiting’ at times shown (8.00am-5.00pm) restrictions on Shaw Road South to avoid confusion and enable enforcement;

·         Introduction of ‘No Loading; restrictions for times shown (7.30am-10.00am and 3.00pm-7.00pm) on Shaw Heath to protect the school crossing; and

·         Relocation of one of the existing ’20 Zone’ signs to improve visibility from Lowfield Road.

 

(2) That approval be given to the Traffic Regulation Orders set out in Appendix A to the report and shown on the plans attached to the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Orders be made.

11.

Stalled Sites Update - Edgeley and Cheadle Heath pdf icon PDF 573 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on stalled development sites in the Edgeley and Cheadle Heath area.

 

The Area Committee is requested to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Robert Goulsbra on 0161 218 1764 or email: robert.goulsbra@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) providing an update on stalled development sites in the Edgeley and Cheadle Heath area.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That further details be provided in the next report to the Area Committee on progress with the Springmout Mill site.

 

12.

Parks Event Application: Woodbank Memorial Park - Family Funfairs pdf icon PDF 265 KB

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

 

The report details an application from Michael Mulhearn Amusements for the use of Woodbank Memorial Park on 18-20 March 2022, 10-12 June 2022, 22-24 July 2022 and 19-21 August 2022 for four family funfairs.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the council at least one week prior to the event taking place.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) regarding an application from Michael Mulhearn Amusements to hold four family funfairs over three consecutive days, Friday to Sunday, on 18-20 March, 10-12 June, 22-24 July, and 19-21 August 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application from Michael Mulhearn Amusements to hold four family funfairs over three consecutive days, Friday to Sunday, on 18-20 March, 10-12 June, 22-24 July, and 19-21 August 2022, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place, and the organiser highlighting the parking situation on social media prior to the event taking place.

13.

Parks Event Application: Woodbank Memorial Park - Funtopia Family Play Day Events pdf icon PDF 268 KB

The report details an application from Pick n Mix Events to use Woodbank Memorial Park for family play day events on 1 May 2022, 2 July 2022 and 10 August 2022.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) regarding an application from Pick N Mix Events to hold Funtopia Family Play Days at Woodbank Memorial Park on Sunday 1 May 2022, Saturday 2 July 2022 and Wednesday 10 August 2022,

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application from Pick N Mix Events to hold Funtopia Family Play Days at Woodbank Memorial Park on Sunday 1 May 2022, Saturday 2 July 2022 and Wednesday 10 August 2022, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place; and the organiser highlighting the parking situation on social media prior to the events taking place.

14.

Parks Event Application: Woodbank Memorial Park - Rockstock 2022 pdf icon PDF 292 KB

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

 

The report details an application from T3 Events ltd to hold a family music festival (Rockstock) at Woodbank Memorial Park between 3-5 June 2022.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the Ward Councillors.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) regarding an application from T3 Events Ltd to hold a family music festival (Rockstock) at Woodbank Memorial Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27- 29 May 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the application from T3 Events Ltd to hold a family music festival (Rockstock) at Woodbank Memorial Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27- 29 May 2022, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the Ward Councillors; the organiser highlighting the parking situation on social media prior to the event taking place and delivering a newsletter to local residents with a contact telephone number should they have any complaints about the noise.

15.

Parks Event Application: Stockport Active Weekend Event Application - 26 June 2022 pdf icon PDF 266 KB

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

 

The report details an application for the use of Woodbank Memorial Park and Vernon Park on 26 June 2022 between 9.00a.m.-12.30pm as part of a wider application for the Stockport Active Weekend Event.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant the application subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) regarding an application to utilise Woodbank Memorial Park and Vernon Park for running activities on Sunday 26 June 2022 between 9.30am-12.30pm.

 

The Area Committee was advised that the proposed approval was being considered as part of a wider application for the Stockport Active Weekend Event which was being organised by the Council along with partners Transport for Greater Manchester, Running Bee Foundation, Stockport Business Improvement District and British Cycling, and that separate event applications had also been submitted to, and approved by, the Werneth and Stepping Hill Area Committees.

 

RESOLVED – That the application to use Woodbank Memorial Park and Vernon Park on 26 June 2022 between 9.00am-12.30pm as part of a wider application for the Stockport Active Weekend Event be approved, subject all appropriate paperwork and licences being obtained and the organiser highlighting the parking situation on social media prior to the event taking place.

16.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance)

 

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 Area committee’s delegated budget.

 

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 Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the current position on the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.