Agenda

Central Stockport Area Committee - Thursday, 23rd June, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Griffin  (0161 474 3235/ 07815467634)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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2.

Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice Chair of the Area Committee for the period until the next Annual Council Meeting.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 7 April 2022.

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4.

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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5.

Urgent decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the constitution since the last meeting of the committee.

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6.

Community engagement

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6.(i)

Chair's announcements

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

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6.(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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6.(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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6.(iv)

Petitions

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

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6.(v)

Open Forum - Community Payback Programme

To receive an update on the Community Payback Programme from Adam Forbes, Central Neighbourhood Manager.

 

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6.(vi)

Open forum - Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Fund Update pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

The report updates Members regarding the progress of the Stockport Climate Action Now (CAN) Fund since it launched in November 2021. It provides an overview of how the funding scheme works, examples of projects already funded by the scheme, eligibility for funding, details of how the fund has been allocated and where, and how Members can help promote the take-up of the CAN Fund.

The Area Committee is asked the note the report and promote the CAN Fund to community groups, residents, schools and other appropriate organisations within their wards.

Contact officer: Nick Leslie | nick.leslie@stockport.gov.uk  

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6.(vii)

Determination of Ward Flexibility Funding applications

The Area Committee is asked to agree one of the following options for the determination of Ward Flexibility Funding applications:

 

·         to continue to delegate the determination of applications for Ward Flexibility Funding (for the municipal year 2022 – 2023) to the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance and Monitoring Officer), in consultation with ward councillors (current practice); or

 

·         to determine applications for Ward Flexibility Funding at meetings of the Area Committee as part of the usual business on the agenda. (The current practice for the six other Area Committees at Stockport Council).

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Non-executive business

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7.

Development applications

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director (Corporate & Support Services) (to begin no earlier than 6.30pm).

(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 on any planning issues relevant to the area.

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

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7.(i)

DC083710 Sherlock House, Old Road, Heaton Norris pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Proposal to change of use of existing building to a vehicle repair and MOT testing garage along with elevational alterations including the introduction of new roller shutter doors, recladding of the roof and front of the building along with new dropped kerb to allow vehicles to egress the site.

 

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

 

Contact officer: Daniel Hewitt 0161 218 1989 | daniel.hewitt@stockport.gov.uk  

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Planning Appeal, Enforcement Appeals and Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 60 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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Executive business

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9.

Curzon Green, Offerton pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

The report sets out a proposal for No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on parts of Curzon Green in Offerton.

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date the orders be made, at a total cost of £800 from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor ward allocation).

 

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

 

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10.

Fernley Road Road and Aldersgate Road, Heaviley pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report sets out a proposal for the placement of 20mph carriageway markings on Fernley Road and Aldersgate Road in Heaviley.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the carriageway markings at a cost of £400 from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor ward allocation).

 

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

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11.

Residents Parking Scheme - Gordon Street, Stockport pdf icon PDF 297 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report seeks approval for the release of £4,000 from the Brinnington and Central Ward delegated budget to carry out the necessary residents' consultation, investigations and on-site parking surveys for the purposes of introducing an appropriate residents permit parking scheme for households on Gordon Street, Stockport.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the release of funds to the amount of £4,000 from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Brinnington and Central Ward allocation) to enable Network Management to carry out a residents’ consultation and investigations in line with Stockport’s Residential Parking Scheme Policy.

 

Contact officer: Noel Nhengu 07977344015 | noel.nhengu@stockport.gov.uk

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12.

Warth Meadow Football Pitch pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details a proposal for funding towards the cost of enclosing the football pitches at Warth Meadow with 2.0 metre high weld mesh fencing.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the scheme outlined in the report and authorise the allocation of £4,000 from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Brinnington and Central ward allocation) to fund the fencing at Warth Meadow Football Pitch.

 

Contact officer: Richard Booker 0161 474 4829 | richard.booker@stockport.gov.uk

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13.

Road Safety Around Schools - St Thomas' C of E Primary School pdf icon PDF 331 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

To report the findings of a consultation exercise for the Road Safety around Schools scheme around St Thomas’ C of E Primary School and to seek approval for the introduction of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated signage and widening of the existing speed hump.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to give approval to the legal advertising of the traffic regulation orders detailed in Appendix A to the report and the associated widening of an existing speed hump, and subject to the receipt of no objections within 21 days of the advertisement date, the subsequent making of the orders to be funded from the Road Safety around Schools programme budget allocation.

 

Contact officer: Caroline Aylmer-Shanks c.aylmer-shanks@stockport.gov.uk

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14.

Application for the use of Woodbank Memorial Park - Schools Cross Country League pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details an event application submitted by Stockport Harriers & AC to hold their annual Schools Cross Country League on 6 Saturday mornings, taking place between 10.30am – 12pm, with access from 8am.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being submitted to the council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the ward councillors.

 

Contact officer: Kath Hughes 0161 474 4418 | kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk  

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15.

The provision of bulbs to friends' groups and other parties pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report provides an update on bulb provision to local community groups and for local initiatives.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report and agree whether it wished to make an allocation from its Delegated Budget towards the provision of additional bulb planting within its area.

 

Officer contact: Peter Cooke on 0161 474 4851 or email: peter.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

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16.

Stalled sites update - Edgeley and Cheadle Heath pdf icon PDF 390 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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17.

Area Committee Ward Highway Spokespersons

The Area Committee is invited to nominate Ward Spokespersons with whom the Director of Place Management can consult on highway maintenance and traffic management matters.

 

A copy of the Ward Spokesperson Protocol is attached for information.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to nominate Ward Spokespersons in accordance with the Protocol.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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18.

Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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

 

The report asks members to consider appointments of representatives to Outside Bodies.

 

The Area Committee is requested to make nominations to represent the council on the following outside bodies:

 

·         Cheadle Heath Community Association

·        Woodbank Community Association

 

Officer Contact: Charlotte Griffin 0161 474 3235 | charlotte.griffin@stockport.gov.uk

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19.

Progress on area committee decisions pdf icon PDF 120 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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20.

Park Use Application – Cale Green Park, Friends of Cale Green Park, Summer in the Park, 26/6/2022 pdf icon PDF 266 KB

The Friends of Cale Green Park are organising a repeat of their popular Summer in the Park event, on Sunday the 26th June, from 12:30 to 4pm.

The Friends of Cale Green Park have submitted all the relevant paperwork and policies and have a good track record of running well organised community events.
The event is a family occasion and will include music, market stalls, food and drink and will have donkey rides for small children.

This event is aimed at local people who generally walk to the event.

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