Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee - Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 November 2021.

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Minutes:

The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 30 November 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 interests were declared:

 

Personal interests

 

Councillor(s)

Interest

Carole McCann

Agenda item 5 – Petitions as an employee for a company whose offices were located in the village, Heald Green.

Jilly Julian

Agenda item 5 – Ward Flexibility Funding – applications from the Cheadle Civic Society as a member of Cheadle Civic Society.

David Meller

Agenda item 5 – Ward Flexibility Funding – applications from the Cheadle Civic Society as a member of Cheadle Civic Society.

 

Iain Roberts

Agenda item 5 – Ward Flexibility Funding – applications from the Cheadle Civic Society as a member of Cheadle Civic Society.

 

Keith Holloway

Agenda item 5 – Ward Flexibility Funding – applications from the Cheadle Civic Society as a member of Cheadle Civic Society.

 

Personal and prejudicial interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Graham Greenhalgh

Agenda item 5 – Ward Flexibility Funding – Stockport Sea Cadets as a member of the committee of the Stockport Sea Cadets, and left the meeting during consideration of the item.

 

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 166 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & 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 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 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.

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 wished members a happy and healthy New Year.

 

Councillor Adrian Nottingham informed members that a fundraising event (curry night) for the Stockport Mayor’s Charity was due to take place from 7pm on Tuesday 15 February at Garam Masala, Cheadle Hulme.

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:

No public questions were submitted.

5.(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 Martin Baker was in attendance at the meeting to report on neighbourhood policing matters in the Cheadle area, which included an update on crime, Speedwatch and the upcoming changes to neighbourhood policing.

 

Members were pleased to receive an update on Speedwatch and expressed thanks to Inspector Baker for his attendance.

5.(iv)

Petitions

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

 

Residents’ Permit Parking – Newboult Road, Cheadle

 

To report the receipt of an e-petition from 45 signatories requesting residents’ permit parking on Newboult Road, Cheadle.

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Minutes:

It was noted that an e-petition in relation to residents permit parking on Newboult Road, Cheadle, had been received. Councillor Anna Charles-Jones then presented a petition to the area committee ‘Save the 300 year old Oak Tree in Heald Green’.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the e-petition in relation to residents permit parking on Newboult Road, Cheadle, be referred to the Director of Place Management for investigation and response.

 

(2) That the petition ‘Save the 300 year old Oak Tree in Heald Green’ be referred to the Director of Place Management for investigation and response.

5.(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:

Adam Meadowcroft, Team Leader - Feasibility and Road Safety Team, attended the meeting and provided members with an update on existing guidance and legislation regarding access controls, and were made aware of the current consultation on the proposed access control measures policy statement that would run until 25 February 2022. The area committee were encouraged to promote the consultation so that the council could get as much feedback as possible to inform the work.

 

Members stressed the importance of accessible network routes for all users in current and future access design. A concern was raised as to the accessibility of sites being weighed up against the risks caused by anti-social behaviour, and it was felt that accessibility of routes should take priority, with subsequent measures put in place to combat anti-social behaviour, including illegitimate use of routes.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Civic Society pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Cheadle Civic Society for £500 (£250 each from Cheadle & Gatley and Cheadle Hulme North wards) towards establishing a digital Community Heritage Archive.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Cheadle Civic Society to support the establishment of a digital Community Heritage Archive.

 

RESOLVED – The area committee approved the application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Cheadle Civic Society for £500 (£250 each from Cheadle & Gatley and Cheadle Hulme North Wards) to support the establishment of a digital Community Heritage Archive.

 

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Stockport Sea Cadets pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Stockport Sea Cadets for £100 (Cheadle Hulme Ward only) towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Stockport Sea Cadets towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community.

 

RESOLVED - The area committee approved Ward Flexibility Funding of £300 to the Stockport Sea Cadets towards the cost of starting a community Karate & Self-Defence Club for cadet services, families, friends and the wider community, to be funded as follows:

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation - £100

Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation - £100

Heald Green Ward allocation - £100

5.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Autisk pdf icon PDF 902 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Autisk for £150 (£50 from each ward of this Committee) towards the cost of starting up a primary-aged social group for primary-aged children and young people to attend, make new friendships and access fun activities and a sensory room.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted an application received on behalf of Autisk towards the cost of starting up a primary-aged social group for primary-aged children and young people to attend, make new friendships and access fun activities and a sensory room.

 

RESOLVED - The area committee approved the application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Autisk for £150 (£50 from each ward of the Cheadle Area Committee) towards the cost of starting up a primary-aged social group for primary-aged children and young people to attend, make new friendships and access fun activities and a sensory room.

5.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Civic Society (2) pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from the Cheadle Civic Society for £1,000 (£500 each from Cheadle & Gatley and Cheadle Hulme North wards) towards the society leasing Cheadle Green from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a further application received on behalf of Cheadle Civic Society to support the cost of lighting Cheadle Green/ hall grounds.

 

RESOLVED - The area committee approved the application from Cheadle Civic Society for a total of £1,000 to support the cost of lighting Cheadle Green/ hall grounds, to be funded as follows:

 

Cheadle & Gatley Ward allocation - £500

Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation - £500

6.

Development Application

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management

 

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive on any planning issues relevant to the Cheadle area.

 

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

 

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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 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).

 

The Chair outlined the procedure approved by the council for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC/081729 - 31 Bradgate Avenue, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 409 KB

Proposed two-storey side extension with internal garage and proposed single storey

front and rear extension with internal garage and proposed single storey front and rear extension with a 45-degree chamfered corner to the southern corner.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Callum Coyne 0161 218 1985 or email: callum.coyne@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of application DC/081729 – 31 Bradgate Avenue, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3AQ for the proposed two-storey side extension with internal garage and proposed single storey front and rear extension with a 45-degree chamfered corner to the southern corner.

 

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 – That the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee be recommended to undertake a site visit in order to gain an understanding of the site location in relation to neighbouring properties.

7.

Planning appeals, enforcement appeals and notices pdf icon PDF 183 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 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 and 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 Cheadle Area Committee.

 

The committee expressed their thanks to officers for ensuring that 5G masts were put in suitable locations.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

A34 - Road Safety Scheme pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management

 

The Area Committee is asked to consider a proposal to reduce the speed limit from 50mph to 40mph between Broadway and Cheadle Royal, and recommend that the Cabinet Member 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, that the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Adam Meadowcroft 07800 618 430 or email: adam.meadowcroft@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) of the proposal to reduce the speed limit from 50mph to 40mph between Broadway and Cheadle Royal.

 

Members noted the road safety concerns along the section of the A34 between Cheadle Royal and the A560, which did not meet current design standards.

 

RESOLVED – To recommend that the Cabinet Member (Environment and Economy) approve the statutory 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, that the Order be made.

9.

Residents Parking Scheme Petition - New Hey Road, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To consider a report of the Director Place Management

 

The report contains a desktop survey which details the existing parking conditions in the locality following the receipt of a petition requesting the introduction of a residents permit parking scheme on New Hey Road, Cheadle.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the contents of the desktop study, and agree that no further action be taken at this time.

 

Officer Contact: Noel Nhengu at noel.nhengu@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) containing a desktop survey detailing the existing parking conditions in the locality following the receipt of a petition requesting the introduction of a residents permit parking scheme on New Hey Road, Cheadle. 

RESOLVED – (1) that the contents of the desktop study be noted; and

(2) that further options be considered to resolve parking difficulties experienced by residents of New Hey Road, Cheadle, including consideration of a wider area scheme.