STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Minutes of the Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Directors Meeting held on Thursday 16 November 2017, 7pm at the Welsh Tavern Public House, 161 London Road, Stone DA2 6BJ

DIRECTORS PRESENT:  P Winchester (Chairman); D Bartlett; J Burrell; K Elliot, G Johnson; M Mitchell; J Thomas and V Winchester

 

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

 

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

 

40/11/17NP:   APOLOGIES 

Apologies for absence were received from S Brindley, K Clark, J Schofield and S Thredgle.

 

41/11/17NP:  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were received.

 

42/11/17NP:  TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DIRECTORS MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017

Directors approved the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 16 November 2017 as presented.

 

43/11/17NP:  TO DISCUSS ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES NOT ON THE AGENDA

There were no matters arising from minutes of the previous meeting.

 

44/11/17NP:  SCOPE & CONTENT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

  1. To review Neighbourhood Plan Draft Objectives

Director’s considered the Plan Objectives Overview and made the following observations and conclusions:

 

OBJECTIVE: CONSIDERATION: ACTION RESOLVED:
Requiring/enabling delivery of Stone Pit I country park as a condition of permitting development at Horns Cross Can this be a condition tied to planning permission? Discussion with landowners required to set out a policy which addresses matters for both parties
Meet NDP objectives from Stone Pit II How much can the NDP do to influence reserved matters on issues such as design, access, air quality and infrastructure? Outline planning permission now in place for reserved matters: design, access, air quality and infrastructure. Discussion with Planning Policy Officers will ensue.

 

Research to be carried out in respect of car-pooling and its present success. Specific evidence will be determined and reported to Directors

Ensure pace of development does not precede infrastructure, particularly GP Surgery?
Policy requiring car pool/sharing scheme.
Obtain Clarity over Stone Crossing Station proposals What is being proposed? DBC are currently addressing public transport improvements and a Working Party has been established to push for major, sustainable changes for the future
Land for CLT use/Self Build/Key Workers Can we negotiate specific land provision arrangements to support housing for identified groups? It was confirmed specific use housing cannot be requested through planning. Directors, through data evidence, would wish to see development with a mixed tenure and housing for key workers, particularly on smaller sites
Provide appropriate designation for Stone Pit 9 & 9A in the absence of Local Plan designation What is appropriate? What are the constraints? What is the landowner’s aspirations? Will this impede our aspirational timeline? There is currently to established designation for these sites. Directors would look to influence how this area is utilised. There is a requirement to discuss potential with the landowner. AECOM will be instructed to carry out site surveys ahead of draft submission and enquiries made to determine if results can be produced by 3 February 2018.
Review visuals to concentrate positives and remove negatives/references to delivered/historic sites What was provoking a negative reaction? What will elicit significant support? Visuals will be amended to avoid public misconception of perceived support for housing development.
Improve air quality along London Road Can we ban HGV’s from local roads? Potential options for banning HGV’s will be taken up with Kent County Council
Is there evidence to support Living Trees as a mitigation measure? Further investigation of Living Trees being used to soak-up air pollution will be required
Should we prioritise parking for clean cars at local amenities? Directors agreed that cars causing pollution should be removed from roads. They also noted a requirement for electric charging points at new developments
Extensive Tree Planting Is there evidence to support this to improve air quality or do we need to drive from an aesthetic aspiration? It is a desire for trees to be planted to aid poor air quality and provide a more aesthetically pleasing environment
Clarity over strategic aspirations within the plan where conflicts arise eg How do we support development of the Horns Cross Centre if air quality will be adversely affected? Poor air quality should be counteracted by the installation of Living Trees
Housing provision to effectively serve the community Is specific Key Worker housing required in the local area? Directors established that housing needs should be address via public consultation
Is there evidence to support the need for particular retirement housing provision? Public survey required to determine support
Determine whether there is support/need for a policy regarding Stone Castle Has a need been identified in that ward/area for a community resource? Determine evidence for community use in the future with a view to preserving heritage. Contact should be made with the owner
Revising policy to incorporate all technology infrastructure requirements, fibre optics, electric points, etc. How is this best presented? Are there other current/future technological needs that we should consider? Research into other NP’s to conclude requirements
Support for River traffic How can we include this? (Thames Europort site) Directors would encourage and support River traffic via a terminal at the Thames Europort site
Support for Coastal Path enhancements Do we include this within our walking neighbourhood map? It was agreed that this should be included within the cycle/footpath network map

 

45/11/17NP:  PROCEDURE

  1. To determine date for next meeting

The proposed date for the next meeting was agreed as Wednesday 20 December 2017, 7pm. Directors and Planning Officers will be informed via Samepage.

 

46/11/17NP:  TO CONCLUDE ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

There were no items proposed.

 

The Chairman thanked those present for their attendance before closing the meeting at 8:59pm.