Perranzabuloe Neighbourhood Development Plan
Steering Group Meeting – Minutes
Wednesday 19th September 2018
1. Attendance and Apologies
Apologies received from Phil Moore & Karen Colam,. Ten people attended including seven members of the Steering Group (listed in Appendix 1).
RJ explained the rationale of the proposed NDP for the new attendees
2. Approval of Minutes of Meeting dated 22nd April 2018
Proposed by Rory Jenkins (RJ), seconded by Kevin Havill and approved unanimously.
3. Matters arising
RJ is to set up the new NDP hotline for contacting the NDP by the general public.
Linda Boylam has requested to become actively involved with the SG. This was welcomed by the SG.
4. Communications update
Nick Joy has resigned his post as Communications Chairman. Will Rogers is at present continuing the work started by him. A ‘changeover’ meeting was held between Nick and Will on Monday 17th September.
The first flyer is expected to have its design significantly completed by Mid October, such that it can be approved by the Steering Group meeting on Tuesday 16th October.
It has been agreed to secure the services of Jeff Muir as professional designer to assist in the design, and production of the flyer.
The flyer will be distributed by early November
Public meetings will be held in Perranporth, Goonhavern, and the Blackwater area during the later part of November.
A budget of £4,000 for the flyer was approved by the SG, ie significantly more than the costing originally estimated earlier. Costing breakdowns together with a provisional task list, are included in Appendix 2.
5. Reports from Focus Groups
BETI (Business, Employment Transport & Infrastructure)
The last BETI meeting was held on Wednesday 23rd May. Kevin Havill’s report forms Appendix 3 of these minutes.
Environment & Heritage
No meeting has been held since 22nd May- hence no report has been made.
RK reported that in early June he had attended a meeting with Sarah Furley and Imogen Day of Cornwall Council’s NDP team at one of their quarterly surgeries. Among the various issues discussed, he raised the issue of whether we can get advice from Development Control Officers in our area about the potential value of policies that we would like to develop. From Cornwall Council’s perspective it will be fine if we approach Glen Lowe who deals with a large number of applications in this area.
RK also briefly reviewed his perspective of the ongoing controversy in Crantock, following the approval given in early June to a specific housing development. The PC interprets this decision as contrary to the NDP that had passed at referendum in May and it is currently crowd-funding a judicial review of this decision. While we don’t know the grounds for the review, one of the issues is whether the need for Affordable Housing has already been addressed by existing planning permissions within the parish (which would mean that there is little reason for approving the application). Dimensions of this are: one of the sites approved looks unlikely to come forward, leaving a shortfall: the NDP aims to cover the period to 2030, and more people are likely to come forward onto the Home Choice Register (housing list) during the next few years. RK expressed his intention to pursue the issue of phasing of development over the plan period.
There followed discussion of the implications for this line of thinking for our parish: the requirement that new housing developments are permitted to provide further Affordable Homes for those on the Home Choice Register, with a preference for this parish.
CA-Z queried whether or not the use of SUDS for storm water drainage should be included within the NDP.
6. Project planning
This was dealt with in ‘Matters arising’.
7. Financial matters
8. Any other business
It was suggested that the NDP is represented at the Christmas Market.
9. Items for next meeting
10. Date of next meeting and closure
The next meeting will be on Tuesday the 16th October in the Parish Council offices in Perranporth.
The meeting finished at 8.45pm.