PRESHUTE PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the initial pre - Neighbourhood Plan Working Group
meeting held on Thursday 15th October 2020 at 7.45pm remotely
Present: Cllr Peter Morgan, Cllr Simon Mills and Ian
In attendance: Sophie Roberts (Clerk)
Objectives – To agree the Terms of Reference, Wiltshire Council
Neighbourhood Plan Area application form and Wiltshire Council NP
Area consent form.
1. The application for a Neighbourhood Plan has
been submitted. Acknowledgement has been received from Morgan
Jones but not from Mr Kilmister.
Cllr S Mills discussed the positives and negatives of doing an NP
and asked whether there were risks associated with how it is
It was agreed this would be a community plan to meet the local
needs. It was noted the whole of the designated area of Preshute is
in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is therefore protected
Once the plan has been registered the local community need to be
informed. Topics will need to be discussed and a call put out
for people to join the Working Group. It was noted there
should be a difference between Working Group members and
Stakeholders (landowners) with Stakeholders feeding in information
rather than being members of the group. It was acknowledged
that a Link Officer from Wiltshire Council would want to attend
Employment opportunities will need to be considered and a call put
out for possible employment sites.
Environmental issues would also need to be factored into the Plan.
It was agreed a leaflet should be produced in January inviting
households to get involved and join the Working Group.
2. Peter Morgan was elected as Chair of the
It was noted another councillor would be required for the group to
3. The Terms of reference have already been agreed
4. It was agreed to ask other members of the PC at
the November meeting if they would like to join the group.
5. A list of possible contacts/partners were
NWD AONB, Forestry Commission, National Trust, Historic England,
Natural England, ARK, Environment Agency, Ancient Monuments
Commission, Space for Nature, NFU, Ramblers, Wiltshire Wildlife and
6. The NP application form and area consent form
have been completed and are ready to send.
7. Timeline – Ian Mellor has kindly drawn up a
Timeline – attached.
8. Ian Mellor advised funding is available for
Funds would be required initially for informing the residents
£200. A further £500 would be likely for a consultation.
9. Cllr Simon Mills agreed to deal with mapping.
10. It was agreed the group would meet again in
The meeting finished at 9pm.