Agenda

Central Stockport Area Committee - Thursday, 4th August, 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
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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To approve as correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 23 June 2023.

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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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3.

Urgent decisions

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

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4.

Community engagement

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4.(i)

Chair's announcements

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

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4.(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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4.(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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4.(iv)

Petitions

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

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4.(v)

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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Non-executive business

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5.

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 application will be considered by the Area Committee:

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5.(i)

DC/083710 Sherlock House, Old Road, Heaton Norris, SK4 1TD pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Proposal for 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 appeals, enforcement appeals and notices pdf icon PDF 317 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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7.

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.

 

The report requests the views of the Committee on the current proposed polling arrangements within the area in order to inform the Polling District Review currently underway.

 

The views of the Area Committee are sought on the proposed polling arrangements. Any comments or suggestions will then be considered, together with those received via the public consultation (Stage 1 and Stage 2). Revised proposals will be brought back to the Area Committee cycle in October 2022 for consideration prior to a final report being considered by the Cabinet Meeting on 1 November 2022 and the Council Meeting on 17 November 2022.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates 0161 474 3219 | vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk   

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Executive business

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8.

Old Road, Heaton Norris pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The reports seeks approval for a weight limit on part of Old Road in Heaton Norris with associated measures.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member (Highways, Parks & Leisure Services) approves the legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders at Appendix A, and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the orders be made.

 

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

 

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9.

Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund - Bee Network Crossings - Edgeley Road pdf icon PDF 862 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

To report the results of a consultation on the Mayor’s Challenge Fund (MCF) Bee Network Crossing proposals to provide a new signalised junction on Edgeley Road at Northgate Road/ Edgeley Fold, new ‘green man’ pedestrian crossing facilities at the existing signal junction of Edgeley Road/ Dale Street, plus some associated new parking restrictions and amendments to access controls in the area.

 

The Area Committee is requested to consider the proposals and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy & Regeneration) approves the implementation of the scheme and the legal advertising of the necessary Traffic Regulation Orders at Appendix A, and subject to no objections being received within 21 days from the advertisement date, the order be made (to be funded (subject to the approval of the business case by Transport for Greater Manchester) from the MCF Capital fund).

 

Contact officer: Nick Whelan 0161 474 4907 | nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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Race For Life Event Application pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

To consider an application for Cancer Research UK’s annual 3k & 5k charity event to take place on Sunday 14 May 2023 at Woodbank Memorial and Vernon Parks, which would comprise of a main event arena with stage, marquees, bouncy castle and stalls. The park and athletics track would be utilised for their sponsored walk.

 

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

 

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

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Stockport 10 Park Event Application pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

To consider an application for Stockport Harriers and AC to use Woodbank Memorial Park on Sunday 20 November for their 2023 Stockport Road Race. 

 

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

 

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

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12.

Woodbank Memorial Park Big Kid Circus Event pdf icon PDF 272 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

To consider an application from Big Kid Entertainment Ltd to use Woodbank Memorial Park for their circus events in October 2022.

 

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

 

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

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13.

Amendments to the Area Committee Highway Ward Spokespersons Protocol pdf icon PDF 286 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.

 

The report details the current arrangements in relation to the role of Highway Ward Spokespersons (HWS) and the monitoring of the Area Committee Delegated Budgets and outlines proposals to make changes to the financial thresholds for decisions to be taken under delegated authority by the Director of Place Management.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to authorise the Director of Place Management, in consultation with the Highway Ward Spokesperson(s), to spend up to £1,000 from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget in connection with the schedule of minor, non-regulatory, matters identified in Section 2.6 of the report; and up to £2,500 in connection with pedestrian dropped crossings subject to all area committees giving approval to the revision of the delegation thresholds.

 

Officer Contact: Eraina Smith on Tel: 474 4911 or email: eraina.smith@stockport.gov.uk.

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14.

Edgeley Residents Parking Zone

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Wynne.

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15.

Progress on area committee decisions pdf icon PDF 111 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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16.

Edgeley Reservoirs 1, 2 and 3

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor Bailey.

 

It has been reported that all three reservoirs have suffered from and are still suffering from an oxygen crash which has resulted in the death of a large number of fish, particularly in the No.2 reservoir. The Environment Agency has been informed, aerators provided on a temporary basis and the dead fish have been disposed of. The problem now remains that oxygen levels are not as high as they should be, and the cause of the oxygen loss may be attributable to the sudden heatwave.

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