Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee - Thursday, 27th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meetings held on 17 November 2021 and 2 December 2021.

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Minutes:

The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meetings held on 17 November 2021 and 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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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests 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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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 expressed thanks to Councillor Dena Ryness for organising the council’s Holocaust Memorial Day event.

It was further reported that this was the last meeting to be attended by David Clee, CSS Manager and lead support officer to the area committee. Thanks were expressed to Mr Clee for his hard work over the years.

4.(ii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the area committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the code of practice (questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting. You can also submit via the council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to 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.

Three public questions were submitted as follows:

·         Relating to vehicle speeding and general upkeep around Gatsby Cresent and Miliner Place

In response, it was stated that the question related to an unadopted road in the area, and members were assured that ongoing work was taking place to resolve the matter.

RESOLVED – That the Director of Place Management be requested to respond to the questioner in writing.

·         Relating to hedgerows at Reddish Vale Country Park

In response, it was noted that this question had also been asked at the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee meeting 24 January 2022. The representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Services) advised members that an officer from the Countryside and Arboriculture Team would make contact with the questioner to discuss the hedges matter raised with a view to assessing required work over the coming year.

RESOLVED – That the Director of Place Management be requested to respond to the questioner in writing.

·         Relation to the proposed 1.2m spaced bollards detailed in the access controls review

In response, it was stated that the council was in the process of consulting on this document and that it was aware that there were a number of concerns within the community with regards to both access to routes and the issues caused by illegitimate access to routes. The council was liaising with the council’s Legal Team as part of the development of the policy. One of the aims of this policy statement was to assist in the meeting of the Public Sector Equality Duty as it would:

  • Ensure a written record of the equality considerations that were taken into account.
  • Ensure the decision-making includes a consideration of the actions that would help to avoid or mitigate any negative impacts on particular protected groups.
  • Make decisions based on evidence.
  • Make the decision-making process more transparent.

It was further stated that the council were seeking comments through the consultation on the document to help shape the final version and residents and other stakeholders were encouraged to fill in the consultation with their views. Legal advice would be continually taken throughout the development.

Finally, it was stated that the 1.2m option was not the default position but an option for very specific issues where the evidence was such that it was appropriate.

RESOLVED – That the Director of Place Management be requested to respond to the questioner in writing.


4.(iii)

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 Ian Ashenden (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 Central Stockport Area Committee.

The following comments were made/ issues raised:

·         Operation Avro was a Greater Manchester Police force-wide initiative to fight crime and protect communities. The operation took place in Stockport today (27 January 2022) and was a ‘day of action’ to combat crime in the Central Stockport area. Throughout the day, 10 warrants had been executed and 13 arrests made. Partnership working had helped to make the operation a success, and thanks were expressed to members that had had the opportunity to see some of the work that had taken place. The operation would continue into the night, and members would receive an update on the operation once it was complete.

·         There had been a slight increase in anti-social behaviour and youth disorder in the town centre. Members were reassured that the force were aware of this and were building intelligence. It was hoped that the force could work with young people and partners to ensure sanctions to groups were appropriate. An update on progress would be provided to members in due course.

·         The Inspector had not been made aware of any developments in relation to community Speedwatch in January, and encouraged members to contact him if it was felt that this needed to be progressed within the next couple of weeks or so.

·         Members were advised that Operation Avro would come back to Stockport in approximately 6 months-time to keep up momentum on the work to combat crime.

·         Members were pleased to see increased visibility of officers, and thanks were expressed to Inspector Ashenden and officers for their hard work on the operation and a positive day of action.

RESOLVED – That Inspector Ashenden be thanked for his attendance.


4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

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 10 January - 11 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 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:

·         Disability Stockport had been consulted on the document through ongoing monthly conversations with the council. Further, officers had been out in the local area and trialled different access options with disabled people, including disabled cyclists, as part of the development of the document.

·         In response to a question as to whether the police had been consulted on the document, it was noted that officers had not yet consulted the police. However, the views of the police were welcomed and officers would work with the police going forward.

·         Members stressed the importance of making footpaths as accessible as possible, and understood that in some cases this was difficult due to the nature of the path.

·         The Strategy Growth and Improvement Manager assured members that the decision-making process on proposed access would be clear.

·         Members were also assured that Friends of Parks would be made aware of the consultation.

·         To support answering queries from residents on routes, work was in progress to map accessible areas.

RESOLVED – That the report and consultation be noted.


5.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Notices pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and 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 Central Stockport Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal and Democratic Services) submitted a report (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.

6.

Kennerley Road, Davenport - 20mph Zone pdf icon PDF 567 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report requests the Area Committee to give consideration to the extension of the 20mph Zone covering Kennerley Road in Davenport.

 

(NOTE: This report is also due to be considered by the Stepping Hill Area Committee at its meeting on 25 January 2022 as the proposed scheme falls within the boundaries of two area committees).

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport gives approval to the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the following Oorders at a total cost of £3000 (£1500 to be funded from this Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Davenport & Cale Green Ward Allocation) with the remainder of the balance to be funded from the Stepping Hill Ward allocation).

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Director of Place Management (copies of which had been circulated) proposing an extension of the 20mph Zone covering Kennerley Road in Davenport. It was noted that Stepping Hill Area Committee agreed their part in the scheme at their meeting 25 January 2022.

 

Thanks were expressed to officers for working to resolve issues in relation to the road.

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the Orders at a total cost of £3000 (£1500 to be funded from Central Stockport Area Committee Delegated Budget (Davenport & Cale Green Ward Allocation), with the remainder of the balance to be funded from the Stepping Hill Ward allocation).

7.

Covent Garden, Stockport - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management

 

The report sets out the background to an experimental Traffic Regulation Order covering the Covent Garden Village Development in the Town Centre.

 

The Area Committee is asked to decide whether the Traffic Regulation Order schedule as detailed in the report should now be established on a permanent basis.

 

Officer contact: Max Townsend 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@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)relating to an experimental Traffic Regulation Order covering the Covent Garden Village Development in the Town Centre.

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the following Permanent Traffic Regulation Order:

Revoke all existing non-moving Traffic Regulation Orders on the streets listed       below:

Covent Garden, Banbury Street, Garnett Street, Massey Street, Lowe Street, London Place and London Square

Their full adopted lengths according to the historical layout previous to redevelopment in 2019.

Introduce No Waiting at Any Time:                              

Covent Garden

South Westerly side from a point 5 metres south west of the projected Easterly building line of No.1 for a distance of 7.5 metres in a north westerly direction.

South easterly side from a point level with the projected north easterly kerb line of Banbury Street for a distance of 5 metres in a north easterly direction; then for a distance of 7.5 metres in a south easterly direction (following the kerb line).

North westerly side from the north easterly kerb line of Banbury Street for a distance of 10 metres in a north easterly direction; then 5 metres in a south easterly direction (following the kerb line).

Banbury Street

Both sides for its full adopted extent (a distance of approximately 73 metres) and to tie in with the same on adjoining streets.

Garnett Street

Both sides for its full length Adopted extent (a distance of approximately 110 metres) and to tie in with the same on adjoining streets.

Massey Street

Both sides for its full Adopted extent (a distance of approximately 35 metres) and to tie in with the same on adjoining streets.

Lowe Street

South Westerly side from the north westerly kerb line of John Street for a distance of 64 metres in a north westerly direction and to tie in with the same on adjoining        streets.

North Easterly side from the North Westerly kerb line of John Street for a distance of 15 metres in a North Westerly direction. From a point 3 metres South East of the South Easterly kerb line of Massey Street for a distance of 22 metres in a North Westerly direction and to tie in with the same on adjoining streets.

London Place

Both sides for its full Adopted extent (a distance of approx. 78 metres) and to tie in with the same on adjoining streets.

London Square

North Easterly side from the North Westerly kerb line of London Place for a distance of 76 metres to the limit of its Adopted extent and to tie in with the same on adjoining streets.

South Westerly side from the North Westerly kerb line of London Place for a distance of 11 metres in a North Westerly direction. From a point 12 metres South      East of the South Easterly kerb line of Crowther Street for a distance of 31 metres in a North Westerly direction to the limit of its Adopted extent and to tie in with the aforementioned.

Crowther Street

Both sides for its full Adopted extent (a distance of approx. 80 metres) and to tie in with the same on adjoining streets.

No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time:

Covent Garden

North Westerly side from the (extended) South Westerly kerb line of Lower / Middle Hillgate in a Westerly direction (following the kerb radius) for a distance of approx24 metres to a point level with the projected South Easterly kerb line of Banbury Street.

South Easterly side from the (extended) South Westerly kerb line of Lower / Middle Hillgate for a distance of approx. 7.5 metres in a Westerly direction (following the kerb radius) to a point 7.5 metres North East of the projected Easterly building line of No. 1.

Pay & Display Max. Stay 3 Hours Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm:

Covent Garden

South easterly side from a point 7.5 metres North East  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Marsland Street and Water Street, Portwood - Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 311 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management

 

The report sets out a proposal to upgrade (and extend) no Waiting at any Time restrictions to introduce a Prohibition of Loading on Marsland Street and Water Street in Portwood.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Orders 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 Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) proposing to upgrade (and extend) the No Waiting at any Time restrictions to introduce a Prohibition of Loading on Marsland Street and Water Street in Portwood.

 

RESOLVED – That authority be delegated to the Director of Place Management, in consultation with the Chair of the Area Committee and ward councillors to approve the statutory 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 subsequent making of the orders.

9.

Development Application

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management

 

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Director of Place Management on any planning issues relevant to the area.

 

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

 

(to begin no earlier than 6.30pm)

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Minutes:

A development application was 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 Director for Place Management 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). 

9.(i)

DC083273 - Kingsgate, Wellington Road North, SK4 1LW pdf icon PDF 420 KB

Proposal: reserved matters application for landscaping following outline approval DC/077409.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Jeni Regan 0161 474 3531 or email: jeni.regan@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC083273 for a proposed a landscaping scheme following outline approval (DC/077409) at Kingsgate, Wellington Road North, Stockport, it was noted that a supplementary agenda had been published containing an amended plan, due to an annotation error on the plan originally published within the agenda.

It was then

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to grant permission.


10.

East Street and Hardman Street / Hollywood Towers - Parking Restrictions pdf icon PDF 309 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management

 

The report details the findings of a consultation exercise and seeks approval for the introduction of a No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on East Street at the junction with Hardman Street on both sides of the junction, at the entrance to Hollywood Towers with associated loading bays to assist Hollywood Towers and further restrictions as shown on Drawing No. NM8/5109/Option A, which will help to prevent parking.

 

That the Area Committee approves the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order (detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Gillian Kidd 0161 474 4848 or email: gillian.kidd@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which detailed the findings of a consultation exercise and sought approval for the introduction of a No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on East Street at the junction with Hardman Street on both sides of the junction, at the entrance to Hollywood Towers with associated loading bays to assist Hollywood Towers and further restrictions, which would help to prevent parking.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the following TrafficRegulation Order (as detailed in the report, and as shown on Drawing No. NM8/5109/Option A attached to the report) and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders at an approximate cost of £1,150 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Edgeley and Cheadle Heath Ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Hardman Street

 

North East side – From a point 8 metres north of the intersection of the Northerly kerb line of East Street, along the extents of adopted highway for a distance of 19 metres in a south easterly direction along the Northerly kerb line of East Street.

 

South East side - From a point of intersection with the easterly kerb line of East Street for a distance of 10 metres in a southerly direction

             

East Street

 

North side- From a point 20 metres of the intersection of the easterly kerb line of Hardman Street along the extents of adopted highway for a distance of 33 metres in an easterly direction.

 

South side – From a point of intersection with the easterly kerb line of Hardman Street for a distance of 10 metres in an easterly direction.

 

No Waiting Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm:

 

East Street

 

South side - From a point 10 metres of the east of the intersection with the eastern kerb line of Hardman Street to a point 24.5 metres in an easterly direction.

 

Loading Only Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 6.30pm:

 

East Street

 

North side- From a point 65 metres east of the intersection of the easterly kerb line of Hardman Street for a distance of 7.5 metres in a northerly direction.

 

Hardman Street

 

North East side – From a point 20 metres north of the intersection of the northerly kerb line of East Street, for a distance of 8 metres in a northerly direction within the parking layby.

 

The area committee further approve that, subject to no objections being receivedwithin 21 days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

11.

Stockport Road junction Sandown Road - build out and bollards pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management

 

The report proposes measures to install a build out of the footway/ install bollards at the junction of Stockport Road and Sandown Road to prevent parking and aid visibility.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport approve the cost of the works.

 

Officer contact: Gillian Kidd 0161 474 4848 or email: gillian.kidd@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) proposing measures to install a build out of the footway/ install bollards at the junction of Stockport Road and Sandown Road to prevent parking and aid visibility.

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval to the installation of a footway build out and bollards to the west side of the junction of Stockport Road with Sandown Road, together with bollards on the east side at a cost of £8,000 to be funded from the strategic budget.

 


12.

Edgeley Road, Railway Club Bus Stop pdf icon PDF 295 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report proposes measures to expand coverage of the existing bus stop to provide better approach visibility for drivers and users.

 

The Area Committee is asked to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport approve the cost for the lining works.

 

Officer contact: Gillian Kidd 0161 474 4848 or email: gillian.kidd@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) proposing measures to expand coverage of the existing bus stop to provide better approach visibility for drivers and users.

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to give approval  to the removal of the hatched area at the left of the bus stop at the Railway Club, Edgeley Road to aid parking and to extend the bus stop markings to provide better visibility at a cost of £1,280 to be funded from the Strategic Budget.

13.

St Thomas's Recreation Ground - Vehicle Access Restriction Barrier pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report proposes an improved vehicle access restriction barrier be installed at Webb Lane entrance to St Thomas’s Recreation Ground.

  

That the Area Committee supports the installation of the barrier, as outlined in the report, and authorises the Director of Place Management to order the work.

 

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) proposing an improved vehicle access restriction barrier be installed at Webb Lane entrance to St Thomas’s Recreation Ground.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to a proposal for an improved vehicle access restriction barrier to be installed at the Webb Lane entrance to St Thomas’s Recreation Ground, at an approximate cost of £4,650 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward allocation) and that the Director of Place Management be authorised to order the work as outlined in the report.

 

14.

Stalled Sites Update - Edgeley and Cheadle Heath pdf icon PDF 574 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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Director of Development and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on stalled development sites in Edgeley and Cheadle Heath.

 

Members were pleased to note the significant progress made in relation to Springmount Mill, Stockport Road, Cheadle Heath.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

15.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and 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 ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the position on Area Committee’s Delegated Budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Charlotte Griffin on 0161 474 3235 or email: charlotte.griffin@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report updating the area committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the committee. The report also set out the current position on the committee’s ward flexibility funding and delegated budgets.

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.