Minutes of the Preshute Neighbourhood Plan Working Group meeting held on Monday 23rd August 2021 at 7pm at Cotton House Farm, Marlborough.
Meeting 5 - 2021/22
Present:  Cllr Peter Morgan, Cllr Simon Mills, Cllr John Clark, Ian Mellor and Sally Faber.
Apologies:  Sophie Roberts (Clerk)

41.     The minutes of the meeting on 28 June 2021 were approved as a true record.

42.    Finance – It was noted the final bill has not yet been received from Cunnane.  Once this has been received an application for a further Locality Grant will need to be made to include possible other costs relating to the next consultation etc.

43.    Website – The Clerk is making progress on the new website but copying over the data is taking time.

44.    Landscape Architect
The mapping data has now been received, however It was noted that there is an error in the mapping data with Clatford crossroads in the wrong place.  It was agreed this could be an overlay issue and Cunnane should be contacted ASAP and asked to rectify the error.
45.    Travelling Draft Status
The Group reviewed the draft plan and agreed the following actions:
•    Map 20 requires a slight change in symbology and requires an explanation.
•    Map 6.20 (important views and landscapes to be retained) triangles require an explanation and possible addition of photos relating to them.
•    SM agreed to slightly reword policies 2,4,5 & 6 to make them more positive.
•    It was agreed a designation rather than criteria was a better approach to housing provision and business use.
•    To contact landowners for possible locations of Covid Copses at various locations in the Parish.
•    To send the draft once amendments have been made to the Wiltshire Council Link Officer for review and comments.
The group went onto discuss the feasibility of additional housing and/or business units.  The discussions were inconclusive and have been deferred to a later meeting once feedback has been received from the Link Officer.

46.    Progress and timescales
All agreed the Travelling Draft had come a long way and was now ready to be shared with the Wiltshire Council Link Officer.
The next stage will be to finalise the draft plan to be considered by the PC at their November meeting.  A six-week public consultation would follow.  Any revisions to the plan following the consultation would need to be made and a report compiled.  The final draft should be approved by the PC in January/February and then submitted to WC formally under Article 15 in March 2022.

47.    Date of next meeting
The next meeting will take place on 28th September at 7pm.    The meeting finished at 9.15 pm.