CHOLMONDELEY & CHORLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP
MINUTES OF A MEETING HELD ON 10 DECEMBER 2019 AT
AT SCHOOL FARM, CHOLMONDELEY
|Parish Councillors||Councillor C Farquharson|
Councillor A D Fennell
Councillor R Keys
|Councillor S Langton|
Councillor P Probin
|Non-Parish Councillors||Andy Champion|
Note: In the absence of the Clerk to the Parish Council, Councillor Farquharson acted as minute-taker.
21 DECLARATION OF INTEREST (PARISH COUNCILLORS) AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST (NON-PARISH COUNCILLORS)
Members were reminded that as the Minutes of the Steering Group were stand-alone documents, it was important that declarations, and conflicts of interest were declared at each meeting and recorded so that members of the public could be assured that there were no undeclared interests at any meeting.
Parish Councillors were asked to make any declarations of interest (in accordance with the Parish Council’s Code of Conduct) and non-Parish Councillors were asked to declare any potential conflict of interest owing to a connection with the business of the Steering Group or any item on the agenda.
Councillors R Keys, S Langton and P Probin each declared an interest on the basis that they were tenants of Cholmondeley Estate.
Mr J Hall declared in an interest in the proceedings on the basis he was an employee of Cholmondeley Estate.
Mr A Champion and Mr A Latham each declared an interest in the proceedings on the basis that they were tenants of Cholmondeley Estate.
No other declarations were made.
22 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 15 OCTOBER 2019
22.1 Approval of the Minutes
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2019 be approved as a correct record.
22.2 Matters Arising
There were no matters arising from the minutes
23 MEMBERSHIP OF STEERING GROUP
RESOLVED: (a) That Councillor Chris Nickson be appointed as a Member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group; and
(b) That Councillor Nickson be appointed to Sub-group 2.
24 VISION STATEMENT AND SUB-GROUP REPORTS
Sub-group 1 (Nature, Wildlife, Historic Landscape, Tourism, Travel, Rural Economy) reported back providing an overview of current vision and objectives for each section based on initial questionnaire responses. This sub-group was continuing to collate data to support vision and objectives and to link to appropriate policies.
Sub-group 2 (Housing and Community and Leisure Facilities) reported that the responses emphasised the need for a Village Hall. James Hall reported that initial discussions had taken place between himself and Cholmondeley Arms regarding a Village Hall next to the pub, providing plans which had previously been provided through the Princes Foundation; also indicating that the shop be relocated; to provide more community facilities, possibly including a crèche, sport, health, exercise and drop-in surgeries.
Members highlighted that the purpose of the sub-group currently was to provide a vision and objectives for the respective sectors, and it was important that the process was robust and all options were considered.
More work and time was required before a more detailed plan for discussion could be submitted, but the meeting served as a good up-date for the group.
- To continue to collate data and review policies associated with vision, objectives linked to the initial response from questionnaires.
- To review any existing or potential sites for Village Hall/Leisure Facilities considering advantages and disadvantages for sites.
- To create clear vision and objectives based on the initial questionnaire responses for sub-group categories, with data and link to relevant Cheshire East Council Policies.
25 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 – 7.30pm