Present: Guy Thomas, Cllr. K. Yeo Chair: Cllr. Callan CC; Councillors and Members of the public – total of 21 people.
A qualifying body must “own” the plan and the Parish Council is the qualifying body but the Steering Group is not a committee of the Parish Council. No more than 2 parish councillors should be on the group (approx. 20%) optimum size of which would be 9 to 13 people. This would be the core group with required skills – other people could join for specific tasks and leave again.
The Parish Council felt that the whole parish should be designated as the “neighbourhood” – if
The main task would be evidence gathering – vital to the success of the plan.
It must identify local priorities
Identify skills available
Uphold the principle of sustainable development- Social, Economic and Environmental for the community.
Production of a Neighbourhood Development Plan would ensure 25% of CIL is retained in the parish (otherwise 15%)
There was some scepticism about the efficacy of an NDP in planning terms but following discussion and hearing that the findings of the NDP would be a material consideration for planning applications there was an enthusiastic response.
Over the next 3 months or more
Form group and decide terms of reference – help is available from Cornwall Council for latter.
Identify skills available and allocate tasks, including chair of group
Deliver a public engagement session – Guy Thomas can attend to assist.
Undertake community questionnaire (optional)
Following 3 – 6 months
Obtain Designated Status
6 to 12 months
To arrange for a further public meeting in the next few months following confirmation of Parish Council representation – to confirm that there are sufficient numbers to form a Steering Group.