Central Stockport Area Committee - Thursday, 1st December, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Stockport. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Griffin  (0161 474 3235/ 07815467634)


No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To approve as correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2022.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


Urgent decisions

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


Community engagement


Chair's announcements

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


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


Neighbourhood policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise neighbourhood policing issues with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.



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


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.

Non-executive business


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:



DC/079227: Site of Former Springmount Mill, Brinksway, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 0JX pdf icon PDF 647 KB

Redevelopment of existing site comprising erection of 2 blocks of varying heights from 6 to 8 storeys providing 202 apartments together with associated car parking for 207 spaces, cycle storage, amenity space, landscaping and external works (alternative to planning approval reference DC/064893).

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Planning & Highways Regulation Committee grant planning permission subject to the satisfactory completion of a Section 106 Agreement.


Officer contact: Mark Jordan 0161 474 3557 |

Additional documents:


Planning appeals, enforcement appeals and notices pdf icon PDF 324 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 |

Executive business


Stockport County Match Day Parking and Edgeley Residents Parking Zone

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of members of the Area Committee.


To receive a verbal update on ongoing work to alleviate pressures on the existing Edgeley Resident Parking Scheme in light of Stockport County Football Club’s rise to the Football League, as well as issues of commuter parking in the area.


Officer contact: Richard Daniels 0161 218 1621 |


Creating a Strong, Vibrant and Healthy Edgeley District Centre pdf icon PDF 312 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.


The report provides an update on the council’s partnership with the Institute of Place Management in supporting the development of Edgeley District Centre.


The Area Committee is requested to:


  1. Note and comment on the final report from the Institute of Place Management on Edgeley District Centre.


  1. Authorise the District Centre Manger, in collaboration with local stakeholders, to develop an Action Plan for Edgeley District Centre based on the recommendations in the Institute of Place Management Report.


  1. Note the intention of the District Centre Manager to report progress on delivering the Action Plan to the Area Committee on a quarterly basis.


Officer contact: Helen Walters 07800 618140 |


Additional documents:


CRSTS Hempshaw Lane Highway Improvements - Consultation Results pdf icon PDF 450 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Place Management.

The report provides results of a consultation on the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) proposals for Hempshaw Lane for measures including road widening, bus stop improvements, parking restrictions and a new controlled crossing.

The Area Committee is requested to consider and recommend that the Cabinet Member (Economy and Regeneration) gives approval for the following schemes:

·         Sheet 1 of 7 – Tactile paving at side roads and bus stop upgrades.


·         Sheet 2 of 7 - Bollards on Hempshaw Lane, both sides of Thirlmere Road, reduced pedestrian guard railing length, footway widening on Hulme Street and removal of one bollard.


·         Sheet 3 of 7 – Bus stop relocated adjacent to Stockport Lads Club, continuous footways across Stockport Lads Club entrance/exit, carriageway widening adjacent to Electricity North West sub station/No. 384 Hempshaw Lane.


·         Sheet 4 of 7 – Build out, heritage style guard rail, bollards and directional sign adjacent to the Finger Post Hotel. Widened traffic islands and upgraded traffic signal equipment plus a new diagonal crossing.


·         Sheet 5 of 7 – Bus stop upgrades, continuous footways across existing minor accesses, bollards at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings at Sydney Street and Whalley Road, parking bay on Sydney Street, resurfacing and lighting of path to rear of property No’s 463 to 473 Hempshaw Lane.


·         Sheet 6 of 7 – Continuous footway across minor accesses, bollards at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings at Milford Grove and Filey Road.


·         Sheet 7 of 7 – Relocated bus stops, toucan crossing, raised table, footway build outs each side of Offerton Fold, parking bay between No. 530 and No. 550 Hempshaw Lane. New refuge and widened footways.


Officer contact: Katy Farrer 0161 474 4907 |  

Additional documents:


Asset of Community Value Nomination- Woodbank Hall pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Estates and Asset Management.

The report details a nomination received in response to the Community Right to Bid.

The Area Committee is requested to consider and determine the nomination for Woodbank Hall to be added to the list of Assets of Community Value, subject to the criteria set out in Section 88 of the Localism Act 2011.

Officer contact: Paul Edgeworth 0161 218 1934 |

Additional documents:


Public facing guide for alleyway greening projects

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of the Area Committee.


A representative from the Neighbourhood’s Department has been invited to attend the meeting to support the discussion on this item.


Progress on area committee decisions pdf icon PDF 53 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 |