Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee - Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2020.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 29 September 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

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

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Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the agenda items for the meeting.

 

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Graham Greenhalgh

 

 

 

David Meller

Development application DC/075720 regarding Gatley Primary School, Hawthorn Road, Gatley                       as a Governor at Lum Head Primary School.

 

Agenda item 10 ‘Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust 2020/21 Mid-Year Update’ as a a Board Member of Cheadle FM, one of the recipients of funding from the Trust.

 

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.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 181 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 since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         A Member requested that an item be included in the next progress report regarding the removal of waiting restrictions on Park Road, Gatley near to the junction with Stonepail Road.

·         The introduction of a speed hump on Tarvin Road, Cheadle was raised.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

Community Engagement

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5.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

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Minutes:

The Chair announced that regrettably the Heald Green ‘Carols around the Tree’ on Christmas Eve had been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The Area Committee was also advised of the debt and counselling advice being offered at All Hallows Church, Cheadle.

5.(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 submit 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.

 

One public question was submitted asking if the Committee could consider investigating the issue of a safe pedestrian crossing at the junction of Cheadle Road/Turves Road/Hulme Hall Road/Albert Road in Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED – That the issue be referred to the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive for investigation.

5.(iii)

Petitions

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

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

5.(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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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.

5.(v)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Autisk pdf icon PDF 660 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Autisk towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £180 to Autisk towards the cost of providing vulnerable and disadvantaged families within the Stockport area with a ‘family gift pack’ each, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation - £60

Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation - £60

Heald Green Ward allocation - £60

5.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - CPR Group pdf icon PDF 455 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the CPR Group towards the cost of donating lifesaving billboards to 13 high schools in Stockport. The billboard contains Northwest Ambulance Services step by step guide to learn CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and also features a QR code that allows pupils to download the Northwest ambulances lifesaving video onto their mobile phone.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the CPR Group towards the cost of donating lifesaving billboards to thirteen high schools in Stockport.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be deferred.

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Kids Community Closet Stockport pdf icon PDF 782 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Kids Community Closet Stockport towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the project as follows:-

 

·         Storage Crates – to store clean clothing, avoid risk of any pests or rodents getting access to clothes.

·         Shelving and Racking - to house storage crates so clothing does not go damp.

·         Stationery - labelling for crates, delivery tags for drop offs and markers.

·         Basic mobile phone – I am currently using my own personal number.

·          Promotional Material - posters and leaflets for outreach.

·         Bags - packing and delivering bundles of clothes.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) reported on the receipt of an application received from Kids Community Closet Stockport towards the cost of purchasing equipment needed for the project.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £99 to Kids Community Closet Stockport towards the cost of purchasing various equipment required for the project, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward – £33

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £33

Heald Green Ward - £33

 

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and 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 and Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the Cheadle area.

 

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

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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 Services to Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

6.(i)

DC/075720 - Gatley Primary School, Hawthorn Road, Gatley pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Extension and internal alterations, with alterations top fenestrations of existing primary school.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and a Section 106 Agreement.

 

Officer Contact: Rebecca Whitney on 0161 474 4405 or email: rebecca.whitney@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC/075720 for an extension and internal alterations, with alterations to the fenestrations of the existing primary school

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive to determine the application, subject to a Section 106 Agreement to address deficiencies in the local highway infrastructure and the provision of a Traffic Regulation Order around and within close proximity to the school.

 

6.(ii)

DC/077824 - Seashell Trust, Royal School Manchester, 160 Stanley Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Construction of temporary construction access road and three temporary car parks to facilitate the construction of the new school building at the Seashell Trust campus. Temporary for a period of three years.

 

The Planning and Highways Regulation Committee is recommended to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

 

Officer Contact: Daniel Hewitt on 0161 218 1989 or email: daniel.hewitt@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC077824 for the construction of a temporary construction access road and three temporary car parks to facilitate the construction of the new school building at the Seashell Trust campus; temporary for a perod of three years

 

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, for a temporary period of three years.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 168 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 Cheadle Area Committee 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 Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) 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 Cheadle Area Committee.

 

It was pointed out that the site at Chesters Croft Residential Park, Spath Lane East was located in the Cheadle Hulme South Ward and should therefore be included in the report to the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

Executive Business

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8.

One Stockport pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides an update to all members on the campaign to date, an outline of Phase 2 and also seeks to gain support from all ward committee areas and sets out how members and their communities can get involved going forward.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to:-

 

a)    Visit the campaign website (http://www.onestockport.co.uk) and follow the One Stockport social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

b)   Promote the campaign through local networks, encouraging others to visit the website and social media, and download the campaign toolkits.

c)    Share any positive local stories via getinvolved@onestockport.co.uk

d)    Provide advice and input on the proposed activities for Phase 2 and any local outlets or mechanisms which could be used to help further promote the campaign (e.g. local community groups or organisations, local social media groups, local influencers/leaders)

 

Officer contact: Amy Beasley, 0161 474 4596 or amy.beasley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the campaign to date, an outline of Phase 2 and also sought to gain support from all wards and set out how Members and their communities could get involved going forward.

 

As part of the Council’s economic recovery work and ongoing engagement with the community and voluntary sectors, the One Stockport campaign had been launched in Spring 2020. The campaign’s overarching aims were to support local businesses, connect our communities, and promote health and wellbeing. In addition, the campaign aimed to ensure a coordinated approach to consider how Stockport could build back better.

 

Kirsteen Roe (Service Director – Citizen Focus, Stockport Council) and Grant Mitchell (Creative Director, Future) also attended the meeting and made a presentation on the One Stockport campaign.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         What behaviour change was being tried to achieve by the One Stockport campaign and how it could be measured.

·         The aim was to strengthen local communities, including, for example, by encouraging people to shop local and improve access to services locally, for example NHS services. People wanted tangible differences to their experiences, not just a platform for positive news.

·         The scope within One Stockport to engage with local cultural groups was raised.

·         The initial erection of posters and signs advertising other areas of the borough was an error by the contractors and had been rectified.

 

RESOLVED – That Kirsteen Roe and Grant Mitchell be thanked for their attendance.

 

9.

GM Clean Air Plan: Consultation pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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

 

The report provides details relating to the consultation information for the statutory consultation on the Clean Air Plan (CAP) and the taxi and private hire common minimum licensing standards (MLS) asking Members to encourage people to participate in the consultation process.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161 474 4351 or email: sue.stevenson@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 details relating to the consultation information for the statutory consultation on the Clean Air Plan and the taxi and private hire common minimum licensing standards and asking Members to encourage people to participate in the consultation process.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         A Member referred to the calculations behind the judgement that these measures would reduce air pollution to within the legal limit and requested details of the calculation and the figures involved. This referred to Officers at Transport for Greater Manchester having calculated the total air pollution generated by all transport in Greater Manchester and also the air pollution generated just by vehicles affected by the Clean Air Zone.

·         The legal requirements meant that the Clean Air Plan process had been designed to deliver compliance at all locations in the shortest possible time. The process had been developed to ensure that the air pollution levels met legal requirements at all locations (not just average levels), including the A34, A6 and Stockport town centre. Poor air quality had been predicted across all ten Greater Manchester districts, and therefore the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan involved a Greater Manchester-wide Clean Air Zone, set at the level which delivered legal compliance across Greater Manchester. Therefore, all locations were predicted to see improvements in air pollution as a result of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan.

·         Census information would give an indication of additional car journeys in Stockport and also the proportion of residents transferring to cycling and walking as modes of transport, and this was being monitored over long periods.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

The Area Committee acting in its capacity as trustee of the Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust

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10.

Brookfield Park Shiers Family Trust 2020/21 Mid-Year Update pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services

 

The report advises Members of the financial standing of the Trust as at 30 September 2020, indicates the amount of money available for distribution to organisations and provides commentary on the relevant performance of investment funds,

 

The Area Committee is recommended to:-

 

·         Note the content of the report.

·         Decide upon the policy that they wish to adopt in respect of the distribution of the Trust; and

·         Advise as to the investment policy that they wish to follows.

 

Officer Contact: Paula McDonald on 0161 474 4708 or email: paula.mcdonald@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) advising Members of the financial standing of the Trust as at 30 September 2020, indicating the amount of money available for distribution to organisations and providing commentary on the relevant performance of investment funds.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the contents of the report be noted;

 

(2)  That the decision of the Area Committee to allocate £50,000 from the Trust to support voluntary groups for children and young people, young carers, addressing loneliness amongst children and young people, and supporting sports groups for people of all ages be reaffirmed.

 

(3)   That the current investment policy be maintained

 

(4)   That Officers be requested to investigate ways of improving the infrastructure required to support the fund and whether the advertising of the fund could be linked to the Stockport Local Fund.

 

(5)   That feedback be provided to Members on the award of funding from the Trust to Cheadle FM.

 

Executive Business

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11.

Bannister Drive and Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 237 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to introduce No Waiting At Any Time restrictions at the junction of Bannister Drive with Cheadle Road in Cheadle Hulme.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for sustainable Stockport to approve the No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order detailed in the report and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order 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 Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a proposal to introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions at the junction of Bannister Drive and Cheadle Road in Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the following No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Bannister Drive and Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme, at an approximate cost of £700 to funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation), and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made:-

 

Revoke No Waiting 6pm to Midnight:

 

Bannister Drive

 

Both sides from the south westerly kerb line of Cheadle Road for a distance of 15 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Introduce No Waiting at Any Time:

 

Bannister Drive

 

Both sides from the south westerly kerb line of Cheadle Road for a distance of 15 metres in a south westerly direction.

 

Cheadle Road

 

South westerly side from the north westerly kerb line of Bannister Drive for a distance of 15 metres in a north westerly direction.