Economy, Regeneration & Climate Change Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 23rd November, 2023 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Charlotte Douglass  0161 474 3235


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2023.

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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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Exclusion of the public and the public interest test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following item:


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Cheadle Eco Park and Adswood Depot

Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person(including the authority)’ as set out in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act1972 (as amended).


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To consider call-in items (if any).


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Responding to our Medium-Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Member for Economy, Regeneration & Housing and the Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Environment.


Following the October meeting of the Scrutiny Committee, the report provides further detail on the budget change proposals, taking into consideration the feedback received to date.


The appendix to the report outlines the change proposals being considered by the Cabinet to address financial and demand challenges, enable longer term transformation, and ensure the delivery of shared strategic partnership ambitions.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on the report and the proposals presented within that are relevant to the committee’s remit.


Officer contact: Gill Lawton 0161 474 3686 |

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2023/24 Mid-Year (Quarter 2) Portfolio Performance and Resources Reports: Climate Change & Environment and Economy, Regeneration & Housing pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider a joint report of the Director of Place Management and Director of Development & Regeneration.


The Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports (PPRRs) for the Economy, Regeneration & House and Climate Change & Environment portfolios are presented for consideration by the committee.


The portfolio reports are based on the 2023/24 Portfolio Performance and Resource Agreements (PPRAs), which were considered by the committee on 15 June 2023 and approved by Cabinet on 27 June 2023.


The Mid-Year Reports focus on delivery of the portfolio priorities from April to September 2023 and includes forecast performance and financial data (where this is available) for the portfolios, along with an update on the portfolio savings programmes.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:


a)    Consider the Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports.

b)   Review the progress against delivering key projects, priority outcomes, targets, and budgets for 2023/24.

c)    Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues.

d)   Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Cabinet alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report.

e)    Identify how areas of strong performance and good practice can be shared in other services.


Officer contact: Alan Lawson | or Lisa Joy |

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Homelessness and Housing Need pdf icon PDF 912 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.  


The report provides detail on housing need, supply and homelessness in the borough.  


The Scrutiny Committee is requested to note the report. 


Officer contact: Andy Kippax | 

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Adlington Walk Future High Streets Fund (Stockroom) pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Strategy. 


The report sets out the progress with the construction of Stockroom and details how the council is preparing to deliver this transformational project. 


The Scrutiny Committee is requested to note the contents of the report and provide comments to Cabinet.  


Officer contact: Kathryn Rees | 

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Referendum and Adoption of Marple Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


The report and appendices provide an update on work on the Marple Neighbourhood Plan since the plan’s submission to the examiner, as well as key progress on the plan and next stages in the process before it formally becomes part of the development plan for Stockport.


The Scrutiny Committee is requested to note the report.


Office contact: Michael Whitehead 0161 218 1517 |

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Draft Stockport Local Plan

To receive an update on the Draft Stockport Local Plan (if any).

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Agenda planning pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Director for Legal and Democratic Governance.


The report sets out planned agenda items for the next meeting of the Scrutiny Committee and details any forward plan items that fall within the remit of the committee for information.


The Scrutiny Committee is requested to:


1.    consider the report and any agenda items for future meetings of the committee; and

2.    note the report.


Officer contact: Charlotte Douglass 0161 474 3235 |

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Item including information 'not for publication'

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Cheadle Eco Business Park and Adswood Depot pdf icon PDF 417 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.  


The report provides an update to members and seeks Cabinet approval to progress with the proposed redevelopment of Bird Hall Lane Industrial Estate into Cheadle Eco Business Park.   


The Scrutiny Committee is requested to note the report and progress on the Cheadle Eco Business Park and Adswood Redevelopment. 


Officer contact: Robert Goulsbra |  

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