Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 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 231 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 9 March 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:

The following interests were declared:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

Carole McCann

 

Development Application DC/076390 regarding 201-203 Finney Lane, Heald Green as she works across the road from the proposed development.

 

Anna Charles Jones

 

Development Application DC/078180 regarding Land at Wilmslow Road, Heald Green as she is involved with a heritage group collating and suggesting potential road names for the proposed development.

 

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 183 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 (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) 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:

 

·         Members noted that the statutory legal advertising in relation to the Traffic Regulation Order for Bannister Drive and Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme, which had been approved at the November meeting of the Area Committee, had not yet commenced.  It was hoped that this could be completed as soon as possible.

 

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 Inspector Rob Hawksley had expressed a wish to report to the Area Committee on a regular basis on local policing matters.  This was welcomed by the Area Committee.

 

The Chair also announced that on 25 April 2021 Councillor David Meller and herself would be undertaking an abseil down Stopford House in order to raise funds for the Mayor of Stockport’s charity, Beacon Counselling.

 

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.

 

Two public questions were submitted in connection with the increase in noise and anti-social behaviour, and breach of Covid-19 guidelines from the outdoor area at the Kenilworth Hotel in Cheadle Hulme. This had been particularly prevalent since the Government had permitted public houses to open outdoor areas.

 

RESOLVED – That written responses be sent to the questioners.

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 - Cheadle Cycling Club pdf icon PDF 7 MB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding for cycling equipment to help the development of regular planned cycle rides in the Cheadle area every week.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from Cheadle Cycling Club for cycling equipment to help the development of regular planned cycle rides in the Cheadle area every week.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be deferred pending further information from the applicant in respect of the age range and demographics of club members and that, if appropriate, funding from the Brookfield Shiers Family Trust be also considered.

 

5.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Beacon Counselling pdf icon PDF 448 KB

To consider an application received from Beacon Counselling towards the cost of funding the voluntary service for those within the area represented by the area committee for 2021.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the cost of funding the voluntary service for 2021 for those within the area represented by the Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £1,500 to Beacon Counselling towards the cost of funding the voluntary service for 2021 for those within the area represented by the Area Committee, to be funded as follows:-

 

Cheadle and Gatley Ward - £500

Cheadle Hulme North Ward - £500

Heald Green Ward - £500

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Social Events and Activities (SEA) Group pdf icon PDF 399 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding received from the Social Events and Activities (SEA) Group towards the cost of providing a day out for those who have been socially isolating in their own homes for the last 12 months.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted an application for Ward Flexibility Funding  to the Social Events and Activities (SEA) Group towards the cost of providing a day out for those who have been socially isolating in their own homes for the last year

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to Ward Flexibility Funding of £30 to the Social Events and Activities (SEA) Group towards the cost of providing a day out for those who have been socially isolating in their own homes for the last year, to be funded from the Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation.

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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

 

(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 (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive 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/076341 - St Anns Hospice, 20 St Anns Road North, Heald Green, Cheadle, Stockport pdf icon PDF 1 MB

A hybrid planning application seeking: Full planning permission for the demolition of all existing buildings and the development of a new hospice facility including access and landscaping; and Outline planning permission with all matters reserved except for access for a residential development of up to 40 residential dwellings, landscaping and other associated infrastructure.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to request the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 agreement securing the heads of terms detailed in the report.

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3656 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. DC/076341 for a hybrid planning application seeking: Full planning permission for the demolition of all existing buildings and the development of a new hospice facility including access and landscaping; and Outline planning permission with all matters reserved except for access for a residential development of up to 40 residential dwellings, landscaping and other associated infrastructure

 

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

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee be requested to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 agreement securing the heads of terms detailed in the report.

 

6.(ii)

DC/076390 - 201-203 Finney Lane, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Demolition of former hotel and erection of 8 no. 3 bed dwellings with associated access, parking and amenity space.

 

The Area Committee is to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

 

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/076390 for the demolition of a former hotel and erection of 8 no. 3 bed dwellings with associated access, parking and amenity space.

 

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

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted, subject to conditions.

 

6.(iii)

DC078180 Land at Wilmslow Road, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Reserved matters planning application for appearance, landscaping, layout, scale and access for the first phase of residential development (202 dwellings and open space) following hybrid approval ref: DC/060928 (EIA development – subsequent application).

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee, subject to further conditions and further clarification from the applicant to satisfy the legal requirement for ‘written proposals for the delivery and timing of the provision of the affordable units’ under Section 106 of the Act.

 

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 DC/078180 for a reserved matters planning application for appearance, landscaping, layout, scale and access for the first phase of residential development (202 dwellings and open space) following hybrid approval ref: DC/060928 (EIA development – subsequent application)

 

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

 

RESOLVED – That the comments raised by Members in respect of this application be reported to the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee and that no recommendation be put forward from the Area Committee.

 

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members commented on 5 Mona Avenue, Heald Green where without the benefit of planning permission there had been a material change in the use of the land from a dwellinghouse to a mixed use as a dwellinghouse and a use for the repair of motor vehicles.  It was felt important that when considering the length of time that the business has been operating that this should start from the time when the first objection was received.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

 

 

8.

Call for Brownfield Sites 2021 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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

 

The report confirms that the Council has launched a “call for brownfield sites” to support work on our new Local Plan.  This briefing note provides more information on the activities taking place to promote the current call for brownfield sites exercise.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report and encourage local residents to get involved.

 

Officer contact: Emma Curle on 0161 474 3542 or email emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) confirming that the Council has launched a “call for brownfield sites” to support work on the new Local Plan and providing more information on the activities taking place to promote the current call for brownfield sites exercise.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

9.

Resident Parking Policy Update pdf icon PDF 269 KB

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

 

The Resident Parking Policy was updated at the December cabinet meeting. As part of that agreement it has been decided that a prioritised approach to the backlog of residents parking zone (RPZ)/ resident parking schemes (RPS) requests will be implemented.

 

This report provides an update on the residents parking zones/ schemes.

 

The area committee is recommended to note that preferred priorities with regards to the delivery of potential schemes within their area will be discussed at ward briefings and note the potential costs and the resource requirements for scheme delivery.

 

Officer contact: Jon Brown on 07800 618197 or email: jon.brown@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 updated Residents Parking Policy that had been approved by the Cabinet in December 2020.

 

The following comments were made/ issues raised:-

 

·         Members were advised that the criteria for the development of residents parking zones contained guidelines which should be viewed as indicative. The guidelines were as follows:-

 

-       There was a daytime problem if around 60% of the cars did not belong to residents and around 85% of the kerb space available was parked on for more than six hours of the day.

-       There was a night time problem if around 40% of the cars did not belong to residents and around 85% of the kerb space available was parked on for more than four hours of the night.

 

·         Clarification was sought on whether the costs of the schemes, which represented a significant proportion of r Area Committees’ Delegated Budgets, would be recoverable from the parking permit monies paid by residents. 

·         Charging points for electric vehicles should be taken into account as a matter of course. Their location would be particularly problematic where the scheme was in an area with a high proportion of terraced properties.

·         Clarification was sought on the situation for parking permits for blue badge holders who relied on a visitor.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Resurfacing of the Carriageway - Buttermere Road and St. Ann's Road North pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

 

The report sets out a proposal to contribute towards the resurfacing of the carriageways on Buttermere Road and St. Ann Road North in the Cheadle and Gatley Ward.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to support the maintenance scheme outlined in the report and authorise the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) to order the work.

 

Officer Contact: Chris Pollitt on 0161 474 2419 or email: chris.pollitt@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and monitoring officer) submitted a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a proposal to contribute towards the resurfacing of the carriageways on Buttermere Road and St. Ann’s Road North in the Cheadle and Gatley Ward.

 

RESOLVED That approval be given to the resurfacing of the carriageways on the following sections of Buttermere Road and St Ann’s Road North at an estimated cost of £18,000 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation):-

 

Buttermere Road – St. Ann’s Road North to Crummock Road

 

St. Ann’s Road North - Buttermere Road to Silverdale Road.

11.

Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme -Objection Report pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive and the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer)

 

The report sets out the objections in relation to seeks seek approval for the introduction of the Traffic Regulation Order as originally advertised.

 

The Area Committee is requested to agree that the Traffic Regulation Order be made as originally advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Nicola Ryan on 0161 474 4409 or email: nicola.ryan@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 Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the objections received in relation to a proposed No Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme.

 

RESOLVED - That, notwithstanding the objection received, the No Waiting at Any time Traffic Regulation Order on Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme be made as originally advertised.

12.

Councillor John Pantall

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Minutes:

Members were advised that this would be the last meeting of this Scrutiny Committee that Councillor John Pantall would be attending as he was not seeking re-election in the forthcoming local elections.

 

Councillors Anna Charles-Jones (Chair), Iain Roberts, David Meller and Tom Morrison addressed the Area Committee and paid tribute to Councillor Pantall.

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor John Pantall be thanked for his services to the Council and this Area Committee, and offered Members best wishes for the future.