01/07/18SPD: TO ELECT A COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN FOR 2018-19

Councillor J Burrell was nominated and duly accepted the position of Chairman of the Strategic Planning & Development Committee

02/07/18SPD: TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr M Mitchell

03/07/18SPD: TO ACCEPT DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No Declarations of Interest were received

04/07/18SPD: TO ELECT A COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRMAN FOR 2018-19

Councillor S Thredgle was nominated and duly accepted the position of Vice-Chairman of the Strategic Planning & Development Committee.

05/07/18SPD TO DISCUSS STONE PARISH COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLAN 2018 – 22

Councillors discussed the Strategic Plan and it was agreed to make it a five year plan to give continuity for several years. Members agreed that it would be drafted into a more formal document and would evolve as new projects came about.

06/07/18SPD: TO RECEIVE AND DISCUSS FEEDBACK ON STONE RECREATION GROUND MASTER PLAN

Members received feedback on the Recreation Ground Masterplan. Every household in the Parish had received a leaflet with the questionnaire. It was noted that even though every household had been asked to respond, there were only 260 responses. Members noted the responses and the overall positive reception to the plan.

07/07/18SPD: TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE REGARDING PROJECT DELIVERY OF THE COTTON LANE ACTIVITY CENTRE

Members noted that contracts are due to be signed next week. There were a few parts that still needed to be confirmed by the solicitors but the Chairman noted that he was very happy to finally be signing the contracts on what promises to be a great project.

08/07/18SPD: EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To resolve, pursuant to section 1 (2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, that because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, the public and the press leave the meeting during consideration of the following items

09/07/18SPD: TO DISCUSS TENANCY OF 209 LONDON ROAD

Members raised concerns with having an empty property on site. It was agreed that a commercial agent be brought in as soon as the property is empty so that options can be discussed.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 19:58.