Present: Peter Turner – Chair, Philip Berrisford – Vice Chair. A. Basnett, J. Cartlich, C. Jebb, J. Perry, M. Perry, C. Ridley, K. Ridley, P. Rushton, C. C. Stanyer, C. F. Stanyer, K. Turner & D. Wardle. In attendance: Hannah Barter (Consultant), K. Morris (Volunteer Ranger) John Bourne, Clerk to the Council. Danielle Spooner & G Cooper
1. Apologies: Apologies were received from L. Lea.
2. Minutes of Last Meeting. These had been distributed to all members of the Committee.
3. Neighbourhood Plan Website. A website had been set up under np.brownedge.com.
4. Review of Training Session at S. M. D. C. The Chairman thanked all those who had attended the training session. He reported that the number of houses proposed was 20 more than expected – between 50 and 80. The Neighbourhood Plan proposal was going through Parliament but he said that what we were doing is right. We had to capture what the community feels about the future.
5. Presentations. The idea for tonight was to identify what all the issues were – a Draft Vision, and to allocate sites based on fact not opinion. The Parish Council had agreed unanimously with the system being used.
6. The Vision. The Vision was through from topics to objectives to policy. What do the public want to see – likely to need – a healthy environment ? The electric utilities had been contacted and wanted some sites to be given, while comments from the water utility was awaited. Leaflets on Demographics, Statics Variations and Employment figures etc were then issued to each table as a working group. From the various groups ideas were put forward and the possible Brown Edge Vision was something like: a) Promote the continuing sense of community within Brown Edge Parish. Maintain and enhance the character of the rural village, provide a range of homes to meet the needs of our community. b) Promote the continuing sense of community within Brown Edge Parish. Enable a diverse economy to promote sustainable living, supporting the community services and facilities. Maintain and enhance the character of the rural village, provide a range of homes to meet the needs of our community. Protect and enhance environmental quality, including special natural characteristics of the area.
By 2032 we will have maintained and strengthened the village characteristics of being identified as a rural Moorlands village with a active community of caring and friendly people. We have a vibrant community supporting a diverse economy with a wide range of activities, services, facilities and homes to match the needs of the community and all designed to protect and enhance the special natural characteristics and history of the area and,therefore, improved the quality of life for residents.