Bramham Parish Council – Neighbourhood Plan Steering CommitteeMinutes of Meeting -Wednesday 8th February 2012
Cllr Keith Innocent, Cllr Val Whitbread, Cllr Martin Batt, Cllr Bob Gibson, Nick Lane Fox, Iris Smith, Paul Smith, Neil Ferres, Ian Mitchell, John Lynch, John Whitbread.
1. Present and Introductions
No apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of last meeting
Minutes were accepted.
3. Matters arising from minutes
It was noted that the previously planned date of 31 March for the Community Conference is to be revised by the Parish Council to allow time for preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan content. A date will be decided at the next Parish Council meeting.
4. Logo choice and website
Logo number 6 from the options issued by Neil Ferres was chosen, with potential variations of font & colour.
5. Report from teams
5.1 Community Profile and Sustainability: John Lynch and Martin Batt have produced a paper as a basis for this section of the Neighbourhood Plan. There was some discussion around sites to be proposed for development, with the possibility of there being numerous small sites rather than a few large ones. It was noted that sites proposed will need to be feasible for development and that there will need to be consultation with other Parishes. Proposed sites must be supported by residents.
6. Employers and Business
A questionnaire will be issued to local employers to collect information on employees, eg where they are from, and potential future development.
7. Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire
Andrew Birkbeck from the Project Board has sent a draft questionnaire/survey which could be used and it is possible that Rural Action Yorkshire can analyse the results. Comments are to be fed up to the Project Board. The questions must not be leading and must be unambiguous. We will need to tailor the questionnaire to be specific to Bramham.
8. Next Steps
AP05 Keith and Val to produce a ‘process map’ showing the events and actions that residents can expect to see over the coming months, and include this in the March Parish Magazine update.
Wednesday 29th February – 7.30pm – Old People’s Shelter.