Venue: Middleton Arena - LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, Manchester M24 1AG
Contact: Alison James Senior Committee Services Officer
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Burke, Councillor Nolan, Councillor Robinson, Councillor Susan Smith, Councillor Terry Smith and Councillor Donna Williams.
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.
There were no declarations of interest.
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.
The following matter was raised in the Open Forum:
a) Future Plans for Middleton
In response to a question from Mr T Ettenfield about future plans for Middleton, the following were outlined as some of the projects that were ongoing:-
· Development of the Middleton Masterplan;
· Regeneration projects like Warwick Mill and Middleton Town Centre;
· Transport improvements to buses and the Metrolink;
· Roads and road safety issues;
To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 11th November 2021.
The Minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Committee held on 11th November 2021 were considered.
In regard to Minute 21, the Chair advised the Committee that a report from the Monitoring Officer relating to a review of the governance arrangements for the Middleton Town Centre Management Board/Middleton Market Board would be presented to a future meeting of the Township Committee.
1. That the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Committee held on 11th November 2021 be approved and signed as a correct record.
To consider the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods.
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which advised that a request was received from Middleton Township for the Council to undertake a consultation with local residents of the Durnford Street area of Middleton to gauge opinion on a future residents parking scheme.
In recent years concerns have been raised by local residents relating to non-resident vehicles parking outside properties in the area during working hours. Although this is not illegal and no person has a right to reserve a space on the highway, the practice is causing inconvenience to local residents.
A consultation leaflet was distributed to all residential properties within the proposed zone on 20th August 2019. The deadline for responses was 12th September 2019. The overall response rate was 45.7% with 67.78% of respondents voting in support of the scheme and 32.22% voting against. The supporters of the scheme represent 30.98% of the total number of consultees.
The report outlined the full results of the consultation and was presented following the decision to defer made at Middleton Township Committee on 13th February 2020.
In considering the submitted report, the Chair invited local residents who had indicated that they wished to speak to make comments and ask questions relating to the proposals.
Residents were advised that should the scheme progress to a Traffic Regulation Order, that there would be an opportunity to make representations as part of this process and these would be presented to the Committee to consider.
There is no statutory requirement for the Council as Highway Authority to provide parking to any individual.
The Committee could choose to explore other forms of managing on-street parking, such as limited waiting parking bays and no waiting at any time restrictions.
1. That approval be given to the promotion of a new Traffic Regulation Order for a Residents Only Parking scheme within the Durnford Street area of Middleton.
Reasons for the decision:
Following the consultation on a proposed residents parking scheme, the next stage in the process was to commence the Traffic Regulation Order Process.
Eligible for call-in - yes