Minutes Published: Meeting of the Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Directors held on Monday 18th January 2016

STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Minutes of the Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Directors Meeting held on Monday 18 January 2016, 7.30pm at the Boardroom, Stone Pavilion, Hayes Road, Stone DA9 9DS

 

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

 

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

 

77/01/16NP:    APOLOGIES 

Apologies for absence were received from K Elliott, K Kelly, J Mote, and C Pearce.

 

78/01/16NP:    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were received.

 

79/01/16NP:    TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DIRECTORS MEETINGS HELD ON TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER 2015

Directors resolved to approve the minutes for Tuesday 15 December 2015 as presented.

 

80/01/16NP:    TO DISCUSS ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES NOT ON THE AGENDA

JS asked the Chairman for further discussion at the next meeting in respect of Director apologies received under the recently amended Terms of Reference.

 

81/01/16NP:   SCOPE & CONTENT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

  • To conclude Vision Statement and resolve Plan Objectives

Four Vision Statements were presented to the meeting:

VW – To maintain the character of the existing residential sections and open spaces of Stone Parish, while providing a cleaner, healthier environment with improved infrastructure and facilities, especially at the heart of the parish.

MM – That residents of Stone Parish have access to decent affordable homes that are supported by transport networks.

RH – Making Stone one happier and safer community.

PW – To create a healthier, safer, more pleasant and integrated community in Stone which fully provides for the infrastructure and housing needs of an expanding population.

JT – Sustainability; prosperity; high quality; protection; safeguarding; infrastructure; proposals that meet community needs.

CM – Accessible; partnerships; sustainability; heart of the community.

JS – best local facilities per capita; well-being; education and help.

 

Directors agreed that statements need to be collated to reach the group’s final vision statement.  Members decided to discuss Plan Objectives prior to determining the Vision Statement.

 

It was agreed that the following headings should be the primary Plan Objectives:

  • Open spaces – to keep and protect

To improve provision of existing community space; upgrade recreation ground and other existing recreational facilities; support delivery of Stone Pit I as a country park

  • Housing

To ensure housing provision caters for the needs of residents through whole lifetimes; starter, affordable and retirement homes; aspiration of a café or similar at Stone Pit I county park

  • Health & Well-Being

Improved accessibility to key green spaces and make affordable recreation facilities to local residents; significant tree planting to aid air quality

  • Infrastructure and local services
  • Getting around the Parish
  • Community, Leisure & Recreation

 

20.15 – VW left the meeting due to a prior engagement.

 

21.00 – ST left the meeting.

 

Due to the complexities of finalising a Vision Statement and Plan Objectives, members agreed to form a sub-committee comprising JT, CM, SB & JS.  The sub-committee would meet on Monday 1 February at 12noon to determine proposals for presentation to Directors at the February Neighbourhood Plan meeting.

 

82/01/16NP:   FINANCE

  • To receive a budget summary of Neighbourhood Plan expenditure – Deferred until next meeting.
  • To discuss options for procurement of consultants in respect of execution and submission of draft plan – deferred until next meeting.
  • To receive information regarding innovative survey software and mapping page technology and discuss potential purchase – deferred until next meeting.

 

83/01/16NP:   CONCLUDE ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

To discuss Terms of Reference in respect of Director apologies.

 

The Chairman thanked those present for their attendance and closed the meeting at 21:30.

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