Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 14th October, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meetings held on 14 August and 9 September 2021

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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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To consider call-in items (if any).


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Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of part of Agenda Item 9 – ‘Weir Mill’ which contains information ‘not for publication’ by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


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Responding to our Medium-Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration


The report provides an update upon the Cabinet’s proposed approach to responding to the opportunities, challenges and uncertainty outlined within the review of the medium-term financial plan presented at the Cabinet meeting on the 21st September 2021.


Our focus remains on progressing our collective ambitions for Stockport by delivering impactful and outcomes-focussed transformational change for communities and businesses across Stockport. However, we have long recognised that a resilient budget is key to this by enabling us to face and respond to the unprecedented uncertainty ahead.


This report builds on previous updates to scrutiny and cabinet providing the latest considerations on how we intend to address financial and demand challenges, enable longer term transformation and shared ambitions.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer Contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email:

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Update on progress with work on the Stockport Economic Plan pdf icon PDF 258 KB

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


The report provides information about the progress with work to develop and produce a new economic plan for Stockport, and how it relates to the Local Plan and the Borough Plan. The report is intended to be part of the early stage engagement in developing the Economic Plan, particularly focusing on emerging issues, and is part of a wider programme of engagement with stakeholders.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-


·         Consider the emerging evidence issues raised in the report, and provide feedback as part of the Economic Plan consultation and co-design.

·         Help encourage engagement in the consultation and co-design process by local communities and organisations.

·         Note that a further update report will be submitted to the meeting on 20 January 2022.


Officer Contacts: Richard Mortimer/Nick Hill on 0161 474 3864/3736 or email:;

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Re-designation of Marple Neighbourhood Forum pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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


The Marple Neighbourhood Forum (MNF) was designated on 1 December 2016 for a period of five years and therefore the current designation will expire on 1 December 2021. The MNF had submitted information to support its re-designation.


The Council was required to undertake a public consultation on the application for re-designation and consultation took place between 18 August 2021 and 1 October 2021. Seven comments were received, as summarised in the report, none of which raised any objections or introduced significant issues.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to note the outcome of the consultation and to support the re-designation of Marple Neighbourhood Forum, prior to its consideration by the Cabinet on 2 November 2021 and the Council meeting on 18 November 2021.


Officer Contact: Steve Johnson on 0161 474 3509 or email:

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance)                                                         


The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.


Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email:


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Item containing information which is 'not for publication'

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Weir Mill pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) & Deputy Chief Executive


The report sets a proposal to seek approval from the Cabinet to provide debt finance to fund the construction work to deliver the proposed redevelopment at Weir Mill and to dispose of land holding to facilitate the delivery of the scheme.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer Contact: Paul Richards on 0161 474 2940 or email:


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