Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (21/02/17)

Present: Councillors, J.P. Anderson (Chairman), A. Clayworth (Vice-Chairman) M. Wilkins, J.M.F. Royce, B.J.Walker, G.Hutter.

1/ Apologies: Nil Absent: H.Taylor. In Attendance: Barton Councillor, J. Coles, Planning Representative, K. Mafham.

The Chairman welcomed J. Coles and K. Mafham to the meeting.

2/ Declaration on Interest: B.J. Walker declared an interest in Item 5 on the Agenda as she is a village landowner.

3/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 18TH October, 2016.
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 18th October, 2016 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted.
PROPOSED: B.J. Walker SECONDED: J.M.F. Royce. Vote: All in favour.

4/ Progress from the Minutes, not on the Agenda: Nil to report.

PROPOSAL: Suspension of Standing Orders during the meeting to allow K. Mafham and J. Coles to join the debate.
PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson SECONDED: J.M.F.Royce. Vote: All in favour.

5/ RBC village Local Plan part 2 ‘Further Options’ Consultation 17th February – 31st March
RBC presentation 3-8pm 9th March 2017 at the Memorial Hall

RBC has produced its Local Plan Part 2 with associated green belt review and a Rushcliffe Community Infrastructure Levy. The Consultation period is between the 17th February to the 31st March, 2017. GPC has to submit the best response possible by this time. There is a total of five consultation meetings planned around the Borough with the one at Gotham Memorial Hall due to take place on the 9th March, 2017 from 3pm – 8 p.m.
RBC must find land in the Borough for nine hundred new homes with Clifton South land not an option, at the present time due to transport/sustainability reasons. Eight possible plots of land in Gotham have been identified as possible building sites.

K.Mafham reported to the meeting.

RECOMMENDATIONS to main Council:
1. To pay Ken Mafham £500 for planning advice.
2. That GPC reaffirms its policy for a ‘shrink-wrap’ green belt envelope around the village and supports provision of affordable housing, behind the former Royal British Legion site.
3. That GPC register for a Neighbourhood Plan.
4. A Public Meeting to be held on Monday, 20th March, 2017 in the Memorial Hall, main hall at 7.30 p.m.

PROPOSED: J.P. Anderson SECONDED: G. Hutter. Vote: All in favour.

Item 10. To be taken next on the agenda.

10. Date & Time of Next Meeting:
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held in the Memorial Hall Weldon Room on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting closed at 7.40 pm