STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

 

Minutes of the Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Directors Meeting held on Tuesday 28hAugust 2018, 4.00pm at the Boardroom, Stone Pavilion, Hayes Road, Stone, Kent DA9 9DS

 

DIRECTORS PRESENT: P Winchester (Chairman), V Winchester, J Burrell, M Mitchell, D Bartlett, J Thomas and J Schofield

 

IN ATTENDANCE: L McLean, Council Administrator, Stone Parish Council

 

VISITORS: M Aplin, Planning Policy Manager, Dartford Borough Council

 

100/08/18NP: APOLOGIES

Apologies for absence were received from S Thredgle, G Johnson and S Brindley

 

101/08/18NP: DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

J Schofield declared an interest in item 103/08/18 as he

 

102/08/18NP: TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING HELD ON 19 JULY 2018

The minutes of the meeting held on 19 July 2018 were approved.

 

103/08/18NP: TO RECEIVE UPDATE REGARDING STONE PIT 1

Directors were updated on the progress of Stone Pit 1 after some directors met with Mr R Jones from Landlogical. Directors agreed that the planned work coincided with their vision for Horn’s Cross and would be a positive result for the Neighbourhood Plan and the Parish itself. The plan to do more consultation at Horns Cross itself was cancelled as it was now deemed unnecessary.

 

104/08/18NP: TO CONSIDER STATEMENTS REGARDING POLICY OBJECTIVES

 

 

  1. The green corridor

A discussion was had about the specifics of the green corridor plans and it was decided that directors would seek consultation from Horticultural experts to commission a report so that it will be accurate.
It was also decided to work with Dartford to frame the policy on electric vehicles.

Directors will also be talking to schools in the area to consult with them regarding their travel plans and the priorities for cycling and walking routes.

 

  1. Identifying Stone Castle as a community asset

It was decided that the landowner of Stone Castle should be consulted and this will be discussed further in the September meeting.

 

  1. Density, scale and appearance of new developments around Stone Crossing

Directors discussed not being too specific on this but to try and ensure that the aesthetic is in keeping with Stone. Directors will also look into the Heritage funding that the Bat & Ball station in Sevenoaks received to see if this is something that Stone Crossing could qualify for.

 

 

105/08/18NP: TO NOTE FINAL STAGES PROJECT PLANNER

The final stages project planner was noted.

 

106/08/18NP: TO RECEIVE AECOM VIABILITY ASSESSMENT WORK

The work was delayed and is expected to be sent over before the next meeting so it will be discussed then.

 

107/08/18NP: TO DETERMINE THE DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

It was decided that the next meeting would be held on Wednesday 26thSeptember at 3.30pm in the boardroom at Stone Pavilion

 

There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 5:47pm