Cheadle Area Committee was at Trinity Church, Massie Street, Cheadle at 6pm on Tuesday 5 March 2019. The meeting was packed this week, with most people coming for one application: the education centre at 36 Foxland Road.
Here’s what’s happened:
- A member of the public asked a question about the poor state of the pavements in Cheadle High Street. This is an issue we’ve worked hard on, but it’s not good enough. Repairs are often either not done or done poorly. We will ask someone from the highways team dealing with repairs to come to our next meeting and answer questions.
- Residents of Madison Avenue and Vaudrey Drive submitted a petition about residents’ parking schemes. They have been waiting a long time to be evaluated, and recently the Labour Cabinet put a hold on all new schemes. A councillor suggested that, having looked at the meeting papers for the Central Area Committee, it appeared that some schemes in Labour areas were allowed to proceed.
- The Area Conditions Officer showed us some of the work done by the community payback team: at the end of Lorna Grove, on Stonepail Road and on Mary Street. He also said that the clothes recycling bins in the Gatley Green car park are being monitored and may be removed due to the amount of fly-tipping.
- Request for £1000 funding towards improvements to the outdoor play area at First Steps Orrishmere Pre-school was approved.
- Request for £602 funding towards setting up a cafe at St Cuthbert’s Church, Cheadle was approved.
- Request for £1,000 funding towards projects to reduce social isolation from Heald Green Friday Hub was withdrawn.
- Request for £2,000 funding towards a defibrillator from Christ Church Catholic Church in Heald Green was approved.
- Request for £800 funding towards a defibrillator from Heald Green Methodist Pre-school, Brown Lane was postponed as no-one was present to speak to it.
- Planning application DC/071580 to covert a former shop in Foxland Road, Gatley into a tuition/education centre (NOT a mosque or prayer centre, as has been incorrectly rumoured on Facebook). We spent a long time on this, listening to what everyone said and considering the objections. We approved the application but with a number of safeguards: a condition that it cannot be used for prayers, just for education and training; shorter opening hours; a requirement for a travel plan; a requirement for occluded glass where it overlooks the house next door.
- Planning application DC/071697 to provide a shelter for spectators at Cheadle Heath Sports Club, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle was approved. This is a requirement for the club to stay playing in its current league.
- Planning application DC/071697 for a home extension at 120 Lavington Avenue, Cheadle was approved, following amendments that reduced the impact on the neighbours.
- Consultation on the way that money from planning applications goes towards funding new play equipment in parks and playgrounds. Essentially the council is proposing asking for more money from developers towards play equipment, which we agreed with.
- Progress report on the improvement works at Abney Hall Park and Roscoe’s roundabout. Unfortunately no council officer was present to answer questions. We are concerned that a lot of work seems to be happening at the same time, which may cause too many traffic problems. We will be putting our questions in writing to the officers.
- Report on plan for CCTV installation on Finney Lane, Heald Green was approved.
- Proposal for centre-line on a sharp bend in Tarvin Road.
- Proposal to put two limited-hours parking bays on Newlands Road. This is by the junction with Manchester Road. We approved this, but will need to check that they aren’t being used as permanent spaces for cars for sale from the dealership next to it.
- Proposal to put a bench on Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme – opposite the junction with Twining Brook Road was approved.
- A request from an individual to sell flowers inside Mill Lane Cemetery was approved.
- Plans for a major improvement to the tennis courts at Gatley Rec (an £80k investment) were presented. We will be consulting with local residents and stakeholder groups (e.g. sports clubs, Guides, Scouts, schools…) and will put the plans up here next week for comment.
All the reports, plus the agenda for the meeting are here.