STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Minutes of the Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Directors Meeting held on Monday 5 December 2016, 7.30pm at the Boardroom, Stone Pavilion, Hayes Road, Stone DA9 9DS

  

DIRECTORS PRESENT: P Winchester (Chairman), D Bartlett, R Hogg, G Johnson, M Mitchell, C Olney, J Schofield, J Thomas, S Thredgle and V Winchester

 

VISITORS:  M Clarkson – Senior Policy Planner, Dartford Borough Council

 

IN ATTENDANCE:  E Mote – Council Coordinator, Stone Parish Council

 

153/12/16NP:    APOLOGIES 

Apologies for absence were received from J Burrell and R Jones from Land Logical.

 

154/12/16NP:    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were received.

 

155/12/16NP:    TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DIRECTORS MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2016    

Directors approved the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 21 November 2016 as presented.

 

156/12/16NP:    TO DISCUSS ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES NOT ON THE AGENDA

There were no matters arising from minutes of the previous meeting. However, the Chairman reported that the Neighbourhood Plan website contained some out-of-date content in respect of Directorship. It was confirmed updates would be completed imminently including current photography and biography Director details.

 

The Chairman also updated members on the recent Stone Pit I (Atlas Park) site visit hosted by Land Logical.

 

157/12/16NP:   SCOPE & CONTENT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

  • To receive update regarding Technical Support and discussion in respect of sub-committee workshops

J Thomas confirmed discussions with AECOM and briefed members of potential conflict in acting for the Stone Neighbourhood Plan as the Masterplan for Ebbsfleet Garden City had been completed by AECOM. Views on any opposition would be sought from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Directors were content to utilise the services of AECOM once clarification from all parties was confirmed. JT had established during discussion that from AECOM’s perspective there would be no conflict of interest in acting on behalf of the Stone Neighbourhood Plan.

 

JT also reported that AECOM have recently produced a toolkit which would provide activity content beneficial for liaison between the Neighbourhood Plan and the Local Planning Authority. JT suggested the Chairman together with one or two Directors and relevant members of the LPA work collaboratively on this area of the project.  AECOM availability and specific Director involvement will be ascertained to progress development.

 

Members determined workshops through the LPA to build relations and evidence of Plan in readiness for technical support. Workshops would be formed on the following basis:

 

Workshop 1 – Community Land Trust (funding for training approved for NP Directors and SPC Council Members, therefore this workshop will fall outside the remit of the NP)

 

Workshop 2 – Open spaces, parish enhancement and characteristics

 

Workshop 3 – Health, well-being and air quality

 

Workshop 4 – Travel and transport within the parish

 

All Directors will be informed through Doodle Poll once proposed workshop dates are determined.

 

  • To receive update regarding data capture acquired at Parish Lights Switch On event

The Chairman confirmed the latest data created as:

Christmas Wish for the Parish would be:       Response data (66)
A new health centre in Stone Parish 22
Improved parks and open spaces 39
An affordable home for my age group: 20-30 4
31-50 15
50+ 6
Healthier air quality 14

The free prize draw for Christmas Hamper and £50 iTunes voucher in conjunction with the recent Parish Christmas Lights Switch On took place. Parish officers would inform winners and arrange collection.

 

  • To resolve proposed meeting dates for January – March 2017

Directors resolved next quarter meeting dates as follows:

Monday 30 January 2017; Monday 20 February 2017; Monday 20 March 2017.

 

158/12/16NP:    TO CONCLUDE ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

Directors keen to see a Gantt chart created on Samepage to plot specific actions for the development of the Neighbourhood Plan.

 

 

The Chairman thanked those present for their attendance before closing the meeting at 20:47.