Minutes Published: Minutes of the Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Directors meeting held on Monday 23rd May 2016

STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Minutes of the Stone Parish Neighbourhood Plan Directors Meeting held on Monday 23 May 2016, 7.30pm at the Boardroom, Stone Pavilion, Hayes Road, Stone DA9 9DS

  

DIRECTORS PRESENT: P Winchester (Chairman), D Bartlett, J Dhesi, K Elliott, R Hogg, G Johnson, M Mitchell, J Thomas and V Winchester

 

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

 

105/05/16NP:  APOLOGIES 

Apologies for absence were received from S Brindley, R Hogg and J Mote

 

106/05/16NP:  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were received.

 

107/05/16NP:  TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE STONE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DIRECTORS MEETINGS HELD ON MONDAY 18 APRIL 2016   

Directors resolved to approve the minutes for the meeting held on Monday 18 April 2016 as presented.

 

108/05/16NP:  TO DISCUSS ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES NOT ON THE AGENDA

As previously resolved under the Terms of Reference, the Chairman undertook to contact those Directors who had not attended meetings in the last three months.  The Chairman reported that all those contacted wished to remain part of the neighbourhood plan project.

 

109/05/16NP: SCOPE & CONTENT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

  • To receive Director feedback in respect of draft plan objectives

The Chairman reported that he had been encouraged by the recent news St Ives Area Neighbourhood Development Plan was passed at referendum by an 83% majority on 5th May 2016 with a voter turnout of 47.2%.

The council will also ask residents to vote on a new town plan, which includes a promise to restrict second home ownership. If the vote is passed, new housing projects will get planning permission only on condition that the homes are reserved for people to live in full-time. Developers will not be allowed to sell the buildings to anyone who has a residence elsewhere.

Tree Planting

VW provided members with handout information regarding urban tree air quality score. Also an article entitled ‘Trees in the Townscape’ by Trees and Actions Design Group provided information in respect of traffic calming; stormwater management; air pollution control; cooling and sheltering and noise abatement.

 

VW also reported that tree preservation order information has been received but determined that current views have seen many established trees cut down already.  Following discussion directors expressed that the neighbourhood plan should look at a blanket policy for no tree cutting. More attention would need to be paid to any applications for tree felling.

 

Health Authorities

Members awaiting update in respect regarding response from Elemdene Surgery.  If no response is forthcoming it was suggested that members meet with local GP’s in order to gain their opinions and ascertain what is required within the community.

 

Schools& Churches

PW reported that KC was in the process of contacting both Stone St Mary’s and Gateway schools.  PW had been in contact with The Brent School and was awaiting a reply. JT confirmed that the youth consultation questionnaire needed to be tailored to the relevant age groups before being finalised.

 

Small Businesses

PW confirmed that a brief questionnaire containing 5 questions had been composed. It is in the final stages of completion prior to production and distribution.  PW reported on behalf of himself and JM that they would be encouraging on-line replies as well as hard copy versions.

 

It is the intention of both Directors to apply the survey to two small local businesses to gain initial response prior to progressing.

 

Youth

Members confirmed that various youth groups need to be approached in order to ascertain a complete picture of requirements.

 

GJ and KE will work collaboratively on this project.  GJ confirmed he would no longer work on the school’s area in favour of progressing the youth aspect.

 

Heritage Sites

CP confirmed she will distribute and collect survey from local public houses once she has determined suitable dates and times from publicans.

 

  • To discuss timeframe in respect of draft plan submission

 

110/05/16NP:  FINANCE

  • To receive update in respect of interactive mapping software subscription

DB had nothing to report as there had been no expenditure.

 

111/05/16NP: CONCLUDE ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

There were no items for inclusion on the next agenda.

 

The Chairman thanked those present for their attendance and closed the meeting at 21:25.

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