Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Neil Emmott, Councillor Susan Emmott and Councillor Robinson.

12.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

13.

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.

14.

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:

The following matters were raised as part of the Open Forum:-

 

a)    Lakeland Court

 

The Township Committee received the following questions from Mr Linden in relation to Lakeland Court, Langley.

 

1.         In the minutes of the Township meeting held on Thursday the 30th of November 2017 open forum, agenda 38 (d). I asked about the possibility of the council purchasing the land and shops which were in a derelict condition and would be an opportune time to redevelop?

2.         In the minutes of the Township meeting held on June the 7th 2018, I asked for a progress report on the answer given by the council the previous November 2017? The answer given by the council “was it looking at ways to address the issue at Lakeland court”?

 

Since June 2018 there has been no report or update to township on this issue of redeveloping Lakeland court, which was part of the HMR proposals over ten years ago?

 

In the same period shop development on Kirkholt has been discussed, planned agreed and developed. New shopping areas in central Rochdale have been built and financially supported by the council and their market has moved several times and a new food hall redeveloped by and paid for by the council?

 

My question again is when is Lakeland court going to get the same response as other shopping areas in Rochdale Centre Have?

 

The Townships & Engagement Officer, on behalf of the Director of Neighbourhoods, read out the following response:

 

Lakeland Court shopping area is in private ownership and the Council has been in discussion with the owner. A report seeking a decision from elected members regarding the future of the shopping area will be presented to elected members later this year.

 

Further comment cannot be provided at this time, however the report, when submitted to members, will be available to the public.

 

b)    New School in Middleton

 

The Township Committee considered questions from Mr Linden in relation to the announcement by the Altus Trust that they were one of 22 new free schools approved to build a new secondary school in Middleton to be called the Edgar Wood Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

The specific questions were:

 

1.         Is the site confirmed as the preferred site is the same as the last report on the preferred site location to Township (minutes June 7th 2018 open forum 61 (A) as the site at Bowlee)?

2.         There has been no report to Township on any change to the preferred site (Bowlee) but speculation that it will have access from Langley Lane (not Heywood Old Road), can this be confirmed?

3.         Can it be confirmed if consultation on new preferred site or any planning application been made yet?

4.         Can it be confirmed is all land needed for new site is owned by the council?

5.         Can it be confirmed that the estimated date of year 7 and 8 site being ready to take students from Altus?

6.         Is it also now clear that the original statement by the council that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Minutes - Middleton Township Committee pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Committee held on 13th June 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Committee held on 13th June 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.

6.

Minutes - Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held on 3rd July 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held on 3rd July 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.

7.

Objections to Proposed Traffic Regulation Order - Evesham Road, Walsingham Avenue, Tenbury Drive and Hanley Close, Middleton pdf icon PDF 357 KB

To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order at Evesham Road, Walsingham Avenue, Tenbury Drive and Hanley Close, Middleton.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which presented objections to a proposed traffic regulation order at Evesham Road, Walsingham Avenue, Tenbury Drive and Hanley Close, Middleton.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

The Committee could consider recommending that the proposal be amended by reducing or removing some or all of the Single Yellow Line Restrictions or the entire proposal abandoned.

 

Should the Committee decide not to introduce the restrictions proposed then the issues with parked vehicles, which were reported to Middleton Township, will not be addressed.

 

Ward Councillors had been in consultation with local residents and had agreed to amend the scheme following consultation, removing the proposals relating to Walsingham Avenue and curtailing the proposals relating to Evesham Road.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, as amended be approved for implementation.

 

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The streets surrounding St Thomas More RC Primary School often suffer from motorists indiscriminately parking their vehicles when visiting the school or to drop off / pick up children from the school.  Vehicles are often parked obstructing driveways and access to and from properties.  Highways have received complaints from residents resulting in Middleton Township commissioning the introduction of additional waiting restrictions.

 

Following objections from local businesses, Ward Councillors had undertaken further consultation and amendments to the proposals had been agreed.

 

Eligible for call in - yes

8.

Objections to Proposed Traffic Regulation Order - Lodge Street, Boarshaw Road and Morton Street, Middleton pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order - Lodge Street, Boarshaw Road and Morton Street, Middleton.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which presented objections to a proposed traffic regulation order at Lodge Street, Boarshaw Road and Morton Street, Middleton.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

The Committee could consider recommending that the proposal be amended or abandoned.

 

Should Committee decide not to introduce the restrictions proposed then the issues with parked vehicles, which were reported to Middleton Township Committee, will not be addressed.

 

Ward Councillors had been in consultation with local businesses and had agreed to amend the scheme following consultation to omit the proposed double yellow lines on the south side of Lodge Street from the existing bus stop to opposite Morton Street.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, as amended be approved for implementation.

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

Several requests have been received for the Council to address issues of obstructive parking at Lodge Street/ Boarshaw Road in the vicinity of Morton Street. It is reported that parking occurs near to the junction and on both sides of the main road. This interferes with the flow of two-way traffic and affects visibility at the junction.

 

Following objections from local businesses, Ward Councillors had undertaken further consultation and amendments to the proposals had been agreed.

 

Eligible for call in - yes

9.

Warwick Mill and London House pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To consider a report relating to Warwick Mill and London House.

Minutes:

The Township Committee considered the report of the Director of Economy which presented an update and summary for members in respect of the properties of Warwick Mill and London House.

 

Warwick Mill and London House are both privately owned by the same company.  Responsibility for the safety and on-going maintenance of the buildings rests with the property owner.

 

Where serious incidents and issues have been reported, the council has acted quickly to set out the steps the land owner has to take or alternatively taken action directly using our enforcement powers and resources in urgent cases.

 

The council has also been proactive in its efforts to engage with the owner to promote discussions about the future of the site.  The Council continues to notify the owner of potential sources of regeneration funding which may assist in bringing forward proposals for the re-use and/or redevelopment of the sites.

 

Members of the public were invited to address the Committee in relation to Warwick Mill. 

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the report be noted;

 

2.    That a report be presented to Cabinet outlining options relating to Warwick Mill and London House.

 

Eligible for call in – no