Minutes 14th June 2021
General Meeting and Planning and Licensing sub-committee
Mike Corlett (Chair MCo), Mark Clayton (RMC), Gordon Browne (GB),
Brian Johnson (BJ), Geoff Bridson (GB), John Leech (JL), Richard Kilpatrick (RK), Andrew Simcock (AS), Greg Stanton (GS), Debbie Hilal (DH)
1.Welcome and Apologies
Apologies: James Wilson, Linda Foley, Pam Venning, Carol Wilkinson, Dominic Hargreaves Louise Smail and Mary Christie
2. Minutes of the DCS General Meeting held on 12th April 2021 Minutes have been issued and accepted: Proposed (GB), Seconded (RK)
3. Matters Arising
|Mersey Valley Flooding Protection||(RK) and (JL) have held a meeting with Environment Agency||1. (RK) & (JL) reiterated that the EA are responsible for the river up to the levee top. 2. MCC is responsible for clearing debris to public side of the river. Importantly still no action taking place from either responsible group to clear up. Importantly no updated plan to prevent further flooding issued|
|Septic Tank Stenner Lane||Clarification required if seepage is still occurring.||(JL) agreed to re-escalate with Parks Ciaran Wilkinson as no further update received.|
|Fields in Perpetuity||DCS was advised by Cllr James Wilson that he would escalate and seek further MCC Executive guidance regarding their views||To date no views or comments on this matter received from MCC|
Still required: All three matters arising, still require response from MCC and the EA.
4. Planning and Licensing Sub Group
A meeting took place as usual, prior to General Meeting Chaired by (MCo). The details are at the end of the minutes, a summary is as follows:
Total Applications: 21 –
Further information required: 0
Suggestions and Comments made: 5
All house numbers are in the public domain on the MCC Planning and Licensing portal
- Didsbury Plan and Future Didsbury
A copy of the plan has been sent to all DCS Members, Didsbury Traders Association, MCC Executive of Joanne Roney CEO, Sir Richard Lease, Mayor Andy Burnham and also Jeff Smith MP, all Didsbury East and West local councillors and the MCC District Management. In response we have received back two acknowledgements one from Sir Richard advising that discussions should be routed via our local councillors, which we have ensured are copied at each stage. Although at this early stage there has been a reticence to open discussions. On a positive note, we have had contact from Fiona Worrall District Director offering to meet up to discuss the proposals and concepts regarding the possible, and potential proposals.
- CAU 700 Wilmslow Road
Some contractor activity has been witnessed in the premises. Some discussions then took place regarding whether the activities are taking place, to split the premises into the smaller more flexible three unit`s option. Parts of the location look to have been stripped out, the Covid “closure signs removed and the Circus fly posting adverts removed. To date no Planning and Licensing applications received from the owners or their agents. Although (RK) advises it is strongly rumoured that it will be a bar/restaurant and part of the Deansgate group IVIIIVI.
- New Dockyard (Ex Stokers)
It appears that that the new bar operation, are carrying out Al fresco drinking on the frontage of Mad Giant. It was suggested that they may be using an App to take orders for service. It is unknown whether both managements are working in agreement. However there has also not been a submission of a request for a pavement license in line with other local organisations.
6. Finance and Membership
(MCo) reported that the bank balance stands at £8565.33, although those paying membership is reducing during this testing time.
7. A O B
Discussions took place regarding some rumours of damage taking place during the Mersey Valley flooding to both the bridges at the Waterside Manchester Road and Palatine Road Northenden, caused by tree debris floating down river, though not confirmed. It was suggested that contact is made with named Officers which (JL) will advise.
Next Planning & Licensing Meeting will be @ 6:45 for the sub group, and the General Meeting @ 7:30 on the 12th July 2021 via Zoom.
Planning Details (Item 4)
|MCC Ref No||Address||Proposal||Comments||Approval|
|129724/FO/2021||179 School Lane||Change of use Ex Minshell Motor spares to restaurant Class E||This change has been approved by Planning with shorter hours closing 23:30 Sun-Thur and 00:01 Friday to Sun||Approval granted by MCC Planning|
|130348/TCA/2021||17 Didsbury Park||Works to fell Eucalyptus tree||Tree described as rotten. Householder has planted a replacement tree. The is to the rear of house in Conservation area.||DCS has no Objections to this proposal and actions taken|
|130150/FH/2021||22 Elm Road||Erection of first floor rear extension, flat roof terrace, raised patio and roof garden.||This proposal is in the Conservation area and the proposal should adhere to all regulations in place.||DCS is concerned that this is in the Conservation area|
|13038/LE/2021||17 Grenfell Road||Certificate of Lawful Existing Use||Seems that this 4 bed, C4 property has been used in unapproved HMO, for over 10 years. The DCS would request MCC Planning to ensure that all safety regulations are applicable and applied to this proposal||DCS would like assurance that the landlord is made aware of the HMO rules and the obligation to adhere to them|
|130384/LE/2021||19 Grenfell Road||Certificate of Lawful Existing Use||Seems that this 4 bed, C4 property has been used in unapproved HMO, for over 10 years. The DCS would request MCC Planning to ensure that all safety regulations are applicable and applied to this proposal||DCS again would like assurance that the landlord is made aware of the HMO rules and the obligation to adhere to them|
|130408/TCA/2021||Parkfield Ct Barlow Moor Rd||Works to trees and pruning already agreed under app 128490/TCA/2020||Works previously agreed with some additional works||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130445/TCA/2021||121 Lapwing Lane||Works and pruning to trees||Seems to be innocuous||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130487/TCA/2021||35 Pine Road||Works and pruning to trees to T1 Cherry Tree||Seems to be innocuous||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130533/FH/2021||30 Ford Lane||Erection of two storey side and rear ext to form add`l living accommodation||Plan includes bring forward window. Should be in line with existing building regulations.||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|129687/FH/2021||14 Sandhurst Road||Erection of double garage to the front of the property.||Property is only a couple of years old. Extension outside of the Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|129980/FH/2021||5 Greylands Road||Erection of part single/part two storey side ext. To form add`l living accommodation||Outside of Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130318/FH/2021||75 Morningside Drive||Erection of hip gable loft ext and installation of full width rear dormer||Outside of Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130322/FH/2021||3 Parrswood Ave||Erection of single storey front and two storey side ext. To provide add`l living accommodation||Outside of Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130370/FH/2021||23 Galbraith Road||Erection of single storey side ext, to provide add`l living accommodation||Outside of Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130360/FH/2021||8 Willoughby Ave||Installation of rear dormer and erection of first floor side ext, to provide add`l living accommodation.||Outside of Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130400/FH/2021||1 Raynham Ave||Erection of single storey side ext in roof space with dormer to front and rear and single storey exts to form add`l living accommodation||Outside of Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130441/TCA/2021||633 Wilmslow Road||Works and pruning to trees Ash (T1) and Apple (T2)||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130440/FH/2021||38 Brooklawn Drive||Installation of hip gable conversion together with the installation of rear dormer||Outside of the Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130519/TCA/2021||633 Wilmslow Road||Works and pruning to trees Ash (T1) and Apple tree (T2)||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130537/FH/2021||25 Kingsfield Road||Erection of single storey side ext, part single/part two storey rear ext to form add`l living accommodation||Outside of the Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|
|130565/FH/2021||18 Saddlewood Ave||Erection of a single storey rear ext, a part single/part two storey side ext, hip gable to loft ext conversion with rear dormer.||Outside of the Conservation area||DCS has no objection to this proposal|