Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to footer

uncategorised

Report to December Meeting of Parish Council

Originally Posted 30th Jan 2017, author Peter Turner

The Chairman reported the resignation of three members

Phil Rushton and Maureen and John Perry because they have moved out of the area.

He had received requests from Dave Hunt and Neil Hargreaves to Join the Committee and subject to |Parish Council approval he will ask them to complete the register of interests and the acceptance of office forms.  He will also hold a training session with them to familiarise them with our standing orders and code of conduct especially in regard to predetermination and Bias before the next meeting on 14th December.

He has not yet received the Housing needs analysis report from AECOM. He has been told that the delay is caused by difficulties in obtaining specific data for Brown Edge.

Following our special meeting on 20th November He sent the shortlisted site criteria approved by this council to our Consultants who in light of recent  challenges to neighbourhood plans and inspectors comments recommended that some amendments should be made especially in the format and layout so that there was transparency in how the criteria were going to be applied to be fair to all landowners.

He had made those changes and is now bringing this back to you for the council’s approval.

He reported that we will be going out to consultation on this as soon as possible and will be calling for independent volunteers to undertake this appraisal of sites.

This analysis will be scrutinised by AECOM to ensure the assessment has been done independently.  He will, tomorrow, be making another application (the eighth application for support so far) to enable this to happen.

He has issued an updated timetable to SMDC so that they can budget for our referendum.

The Vision

Originally Posted 30th Jan 2017, author Peter Turner

The fundamental plank of the plan is the vision for the future from which all policies will stem and this has now been adopted by the Parish Council as its vision.

‘By 2031 we will have maintained and strengthened the characteristics of our rural moorlands village with an active, vibrant and sustainable community supporting a diverse economy with a range of services, facilities and homes designed to protect and enhance the special natural features and biodiversity of the area, thus improving the quality of life for its residents.’

The topics that come from that are

  • Housing requirements
  • Economic/ commercial
  • Biodiversity
  • Recreation
  • Sense of place
  • Infrastructure
  • Health and wellbeing

These will now be discussed and a set of objectives identified which will lead to the plan recommending policies from which we can start to make a set of selection criteria to judge all of the allocated/identified land for development

So on 14th 15th 16th Feb in the headmasters house we will be identifying the communities objectives.

The subject matter to be discussed is as follows although other items could be introduced if appropriate.

  • Housing requirements
  • Type, size density, & design,
  • Alignment of roads (meandering
  • Green Belt appraisal/impact
  • Economic/commercial
  • Designation of commercial area?
  • Supporting shops, business & home working
  • Broadband
  • Tourism
  • Biodiversity
  • Measuring what we have got
  • Protecting wildlife areas/ open spaces/corridors
  • Making new development wildlife friendly
  • Encouraging others to improve biodiversity
  • Recreation
  • Sport facilities
  • Children’s play areas
  • Walks & access to countryside
  • Horse friendly?
  • Sense of place (History and what is special)
  • Stone walls
  • Buildings
  • Saxon Boundary   Hough & Sytch names
  • Infrastructure
  • Roads & pathways
  • Water & flood prevention
  • Electric provision
  • Broadband
  • Transport provision
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Emergency services
  • Access to Doctors and other primary health care
  • Dentists, Chemists etc

Minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee Meeting held in The Village Hall on Wednesday 25th. January 2017

Present: Peter Turner – Chair, Philip Berrisford – Vice Chair. A. Bedson, J. Cartlich, C. Jebb, L. Lea, M, Leese, K. Morris, J. Perry, M. Perry, C. Ridley, K. Ridley, P. Rushton, C. C. Stanyer, C. F. Stanyer, K. Turner, D. Wardle & I. Wolvers. In attendance: Hannah Barter (Consultant) & John Bourne, Clerk to the Council. Four Members of the Public.

1. Apologies: Apologies were received from A. Basnett & J. Dawson.

2. Minutes of Last Meeting. These had been distributed to all members of the Committee.

3. Declarations of Interests. A list of member’s interest were on display and members were reminded that everyone must comply with these interests.

4. Activity Since the Last Meeting. Details of the Committee meetings had been reported to the Parish Council and also had been published in the Parish News magazine. The Chairman reported that he had contacted Stoke on Trent City Council regarding Flood Risk and was to meet with a Staffs. County Council representative. Contact had also been made with Severn Trent Water but no response had yet been received. Western Power may also need to be contacted. This was to verify that suggested sites would be able to obtain proper services.

5. The Process Review. Leaflets were distributed to each table as a working group so that each group could formulate ideas and initiate any amendments.

6. The Vision. Further leaflets were then issued to each working group. From the various groups ideas were put forward and comments / amendments as follows: emphasis on Commercial Centre, Sustainable Development, Biodiversity, Caring Community & Special Landscape Features.

7. Topics. These were again subject to amendments and suggestions. The Chairman stated that he would prepare an amended Vision statement and amended list of topics and distribute these to Committee members as soon as possible.

8. Next Actions. All the information, to date, would be presented to the Parish Council at its next meeting. It was agreed that the next meeting of the Committee should be held on Wednesday 22nd. February 2017 at 7-30p.m. at Brown Edge Village Hall.

Minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee Meeting held in The Village Hall on Wednesday 14th. December 2016.

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.

Final Draft.

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.

MINUTES NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN MEETING WEDNESDAY 14TH. SEPTEMBER 2016 7.30PM BROWN EDGE VILLAGE HALL

1. Apologies Councillor Jenny Sherratt, Phil Cumberlidge Present 26 members of Public Cllrs. Shufflebotham, Lea, Turner, Woodward, Spooner, Cooper, Mcgrath Chair and Dist Jebb.

2. The Chairman Councillor David McGrath opened the meeting by welcoming the excellent turnout and asking all to check the Attendance Record sheet. He went onto explain this meeting had been called by the Parish Council to explain their concerns over the previous meeting which had resulted in two members of the Residents being unofficially appointed as Chair and Vice Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee. He explained that there would now be a short presentation by Councillor Peter Turner explaining the lawful conditions which would require complying with before any member of the Public could become a member of the Committee.

3 Councillor Turner then via Power Point went through the legal points required before Members could stand .

4. The presentation resulted in numerous questions including will members of the Public in attendance at meeting be able to speak which was agreed was down to the Chair. One Councillor suggested this was all to officious and would put people off from becoming members, this was explained that the law is the law. There then followed numerous questions regarding the time of the Plan to be completed it was suggested these questions should be put to Hannah Barter who would be present at the meeting on Wednesday 21st September at the Village Hall 7.30pm. A show of hands revealed that around 7 people were still interested in standing following the meeting