Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee - Thursday, 7th April, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Griffin  (0161 474 3235/ 07815467634)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2022.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 10 March 2022 were approved as correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

It was reported that, in relation to minute item 15 ‘Stalled Sites Update - Edgeley and Cheadle Heath’, St Augustine’s Church had been removed from the report on the agenda for this meeting, notwithstanding the request of the Area Committee that this did not happen.  It was stated that members had unresolved queries in relation to this site and requested that an updated report be provided to the Area Committee as soon as possible.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Councillors and officers were invited to declare any 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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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:

Members thanked Councillors Philip Harding and Becky Crawford, who would both be stepping down from their positions following the 2022 Local Elections, for all of their hard work supporting the local community during their terms in office.  Members expressed their thanks to both councillors, and wished them all the best for the future. 

 

It was noted that no representative from Greater Manchester Police was in attendance at the meeting due to restrictions on publicity during the pre-election period, but members were invited to contact them with any queries they had regarding police work in the local area.

 

It was reported that the One Stockport Hub was opening again for vaccinations from 6 April until 30 April 2022 for anyone aged 12 and above with no appointment required.

 

Finally, it was stated that £9000 of Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) funding remained available in every ward for projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gases in Stockport. It was noted that CAN would now consider funding applications of £500 and above, and that this could be applied for online via the council website.

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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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.

 

No public questions were submitted. 

4.(iii)

Petitions

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

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No petitions were submitted.

4.(iv)

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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A representative of 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.

5.

Development applications

There are currently no development applications to consider.

 

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There were no development applications to consider.

6.

Planning appeals, enforcement appeals and notices pdf icon PDF 57 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 | vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which summarised recent appeal decisions and listed current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries; informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Central Stockport Area Committee area.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Gordon Street, Stockport pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details proposed ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ and ‘Blue Badge Holders Only’ Traffic Regulation Orders as part of the new housing development adjacent to Gordon Street, Nicholson Street and Lancashire Hill in the Town Centre.

 

That the Cabinet Member (Sustainable Stockport) be recommended to approve the legal advertising of the package of 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 to be funded by way of a developer contribution.

 

Contact officer: Max Townsend 0161 474 4861 | max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing proposed ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ and ‘Blue Badge Holders Only’ Traffic Regulations Orders as part of the new housing development adjacent to Gordon Street, Nicholson Street and Lancashire Hill in the Town Centre.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member (Sustainable Stockport) be recommended to approve the legal advertising of the package of 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 to be funded by way of developer contribution.

8.

Dale Street, Edgeley pdf icon PDF 295 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report seeks approval for the cost for a traffic design and feasibility study on Dale Street in Edgeley following concerns being raised by residents in relation to highway safety.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the undertaking of a traffic design and feasibility study on Dale Street in Edgeley at a total cost of £1,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (£500 each from the Davenport & Cale Green and Edgeley & Cheadle Heath ward allocations).

 

Contact officer: Gillian Kidd 0161 474 4848 | gillian.kidd@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking approval for a traffic design and feasibility study on Dale Street in Edgeley following concerns raised by residents in relation to highway safety.

 

Members noted that this was an important piece of work that followed an average speed traffic count on Dale Street conducted in late 2021. Thanks were expressed to officers for their work on the study.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the undertaking of a traffic design and feasibility study on Dale Street in Edgeley at a total cost of £1,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (£500 each from the Davenport & Cale Green and Edgeley & Cheadle Heath ward allocations).

9.

Stalled sites update - Edgeley and Cheadle Heath pdf icon PDF 388 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

 

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

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Contact officer: Robert Goulsbra 0161 218 1764 | robert.goulsbra@stockport.gov.uk

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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 the Edgeley and Cheadle Heath Area.

 

Members referenced the comments that had been made previously under Item 1 ‘Minutes’ in regard to this item.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Progress on area committee decisions pdf icon PDF 289 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 and delegated budget.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Charlotte Griffin 0161 474 3235 | charlotte.griffin@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 (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee. The report also set out the latest position on the ward flexibility funding and delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.