Agenda and minutes

Venue: Phoenix Centre - L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LR

Contact: John Addison  Senior Governanace and Committee Services Officer

Items
No. Item

20.

Apologies

    To receive any apologies for absence.

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillors, Emmott, Wardle and O’Rourke.

     

21.

Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

    Minutes:

    No declarations of interest were received.

22.

Urgent Items of Business

    To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

    Minutes:

    There were no urgent items of business.

23.

Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

    To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.

    Minutes:

    There were no items of business under this item.

24.

Open Forum

    Half an hour has been set aside for members of the public to raise any issues relevant to the business of the Committee and the Township.

    Minutes:

    There were no questions from Members of the Public.

25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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    To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Heywood Township Committee held on 9th September 2019.

    Minutes:

    That the Minutes of the meeting of the Township Committee held on 9th September 2019 be agreed as a correct record.

26.

Blurred Lines - Video

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    A film about criminal exploitation and sexual exploitation of children by young people of Oulder Hill school.

    Minutes:

    The Chair informed Members that due to technical difficulties the Blurred Lines video was not able to be show and that a link to the video would be send to all Members of the Township.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That a link to the Blurred Lines video be send to all Members of the Township.

27.

Objections to Traffic Order - Rochdale Road East, Heywood pdf icon PDF 758 KB

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    For Members to receive a report on Rochdale Road East traffic Order.

    Minutes:

    The Township received a report from the Council’s Environment department about objections to a recently advertised TRO affecting Rochdale Road East was considered by Heywood Township Committee on 9th September 2019.

     

    Members were reminded that at the last meeting Members had considered the proposed order and shared residents’ concerns that this order would only compound parking issues in the area and create issues elsewhere.  Members noted however the health and safety implications involved.

     

    It was reported that Rochdale Road East (A58) formed part of the National Primary Route Network and was therefore a route of national significance, carrying approximately 17,000 vehicles on average each day. The performance of the A58 corridor through Heywood was also monitored by Transport for Greater Manchester.

     

    Members noted that the Council in its role as Highway Authority, had a duty of care to ensure the safety of the travelling public and a duty under the Traffic Management Act 2004 to maintain the safe and expeditious movement of all forms of traffic including pedestrians.

     

    In September 2019 the Committee resolved that until options came forward that could satisfy both residents parking and safety concerns, the decision be suspended and revisited.  It was reported that Highways had investigated the request and were unable to offer any recommendations which would address the safety concerns issues identified and also address the issue of residents parking. It was Highways opinion that the safety or highway users takes precedent over residents being able to park.

     

    A shop owner on Rochdale Road East raised a number of concerns to Members around speeding and if double yellow lines were installed it would affect him running his business. Members acknowledged the concerns and sort officers views on loading while parked on double yellow lines.

     

    Environment Officers informed Members that loading and unloading vehicles was permitted as long as it clear loading/unloading was taking place.   Members felt that the safety of residents was paramount and agreed that the order be implemented as advertised, pending highway officers confirming the requirements for loading/unloading of goods on the double yellow lines.

     

    RESOLVED

     

     

    1)    That the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic contraventions) (Various Streets) (Heywood Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.57) Order be - implemented as advertised, pending highway officers confirming the requirements for loading/unloading of goods on the double yellow lines.

     

    2)    That the proposed waiting restriction is introduced on Rochdale Road east (A58) which forms part of the Borough’s Strategic Road network.

     

    3)    That the Township note the proposed Order relates to a highway of strategic importance and would be processed in accordance with The Council’s Constitution Part 3 Section 8.2.2.

     

    4)    That that the Township approve the recommendation of Highways Officers that the Order should be introduced as advertised to address parking issues affecting Rochdale Road East traffic and the junction of Harefield Drive.

28.

Section 106 - Queen's Park BMX Track pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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    Township will receive a report on Section 106 Queens Park BMX Track.

    Minutes:

    The Housing, Planning and Development Officer presented Members with a report that sought approval to allocate funds currently held from Section 106 open space contributions in the Heywood North Ward to contribute to improvements to Queen’s Park BMX Track.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That Members approved the allocation of £12,420 of Section 106 open space contributions from development at 15 to 21 Market Street (£830), 85 to 85a Rochdale Road East (£4,980) and Land at Manchester Street (£6,430) to fund improvements to Queen’s Park BMX Track.

29.

Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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    A report detailing progress being made in updating procedures to allocate Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space contributions across the Township.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Housing, Planning and Development Officer presented Members with a report that updated the Committee on the progress made in updating procedures to allocate Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space contributions following an audit report, which was produced in October 2018.

     

    The report provided information on the current balance of unallocated Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space contributions, on a Ward, Township and borough wide basis.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    1)    That the Township note the procedures in place to allocate Section 106 Formal Sport and Open Space contributions, both in relation to historic agreements, signed prior to April 2015 and agreements following the change in Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) legislation in April 2015.

     

    2)    That Members note the unallocated Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space contributions and the restrictions upon them, for their Ward and Township.

     

    3)    That the Township receive a report at a future meeting on the Money it is still excepted to receive, in relation to section 106.