PRESHUTE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Minutes of the Preshute Neighbourhood Plan Working Group
meeting held on Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 7pm remotely through
Meeting 1 - 2021/22
Present: Cllr Simon Mills, Ian Mellor and Cllr John Clark.
In attendance: Sophie Roberts (Clerk)
Apologies: Cllr Peter Morgan
In the absence of Cllr Peter Morgan, Cllr Simon Mills agreed to
Chair the meeting.
The minutes of the meeting on 15th March 2021 were
approved as a true record and will be signed at the next available
Letters have now gone out to the agencies and most of
the known landowners have been sent a copy of the leaflet and
NP.3. Questionnaire Responses
The Parish Council has joined CPRE as a member.
A letter has been written to the NWD AONB clarifying the current
availability of brownfield land in Marlborough and questioning
given the current level of land available whether it is either
appropriate or necessary to consider greenfield AONB land on the
fringes of Marlborough. A copy of our submission to Wiltshire
Council on the Draft Local Plan has been included and a request
for a copy of theirs.
The Group discussed the responses received to date from the
agencies. Many of them referred to useful guidance documents
and were not able to directly help with the Plan. It was
agreed that some of these documents could form part of an Appendix
at the end of the Plan, in particular Wiltshire Wildlife and the
Department of Environment. It was agreed both these policies
should be sent to Cunnane Town Planning.
Cllr Simon Mills provided a document outlining the
responses to date. It was noted many of the comments made
referred to Highway issues which would need to be dealt with by
the Parish Council and could not be addressed in the Plan, It was
noted some of these issues could be put forward for consideration
to CATG, however it was noted the PC would be required to provide
25% of the total cost for any projects taken forward. It was
agreed these items should be added to the agenda of the next
Parish Council Meeting in May. Cllr Simon Mills agreed to
provide a separate summary of the relevant data for the
Plan. Action Cllr Simon Mills
NP.4. Travelling Draft
It was noted although some parishioners had offered to help, they
had not been in touch with their details. It was agreed to
ask Cllr Joy Penn if she was able to find any willing volunteers.
The Group looked at the current list of headings from
Cllr S Mills and Ian Mellor, it was agreed these needed to be
Cllr John Clark agreed to write the Introduction, this
would include details about the process, what is an NP and why
Preshute decided to prepare one etc. The Clerk agreed to
find some wording form other Neighbourhood Plans which may offer
Ian Mellor agreed to look at Planning Policies.
Cllr Simon Mills agreed to work on the Position Statement and
NP.5. Cunnane Town Planning
Ian Mellor agreed to talk to Cunnane to see what
progress has been made so far. Action I Mellor
NP.6. Progress and timescales
The Group agreed they were currently on track with their
NP.7. Terms of Reference
The Clerk agreed to review these and make suggestions
for changes at the next meeting. The points particular to
address are the Quorum, need for a Vice Chair, notice required for
meetings, Code of Conduct and Membership. Action Clerk
NP.9. Public Participation
It was agreed the Public should be actively encouraged
to attend and where practical participate. If the
participation become problematic in the future the agenda could be
altered to give the public a defined slot for participation.
NP.10. Agenda items for the next meeting
Terms of Reference
NP.11. The next meeting will take place on
Tuesday 20th April at 7pm.
Progress and timescales
The meeting finished at 8.20 pm.