Bramham Parish Council – Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee

Minutes of Meeting – Thursday 24 July 2014

PRESENT:        Dean Burdall,  John Whitbread,  John Tritchler, Stuart Moore, Paul Marshall, Val Whitbread, John Lynch

APOLOGIES:  Nick Lane Fox, Neil Ferres


  1. PRESENT: Dean Burdall, John Whitbread, John Tritchler, Stuart Moore, Paul Marshall, ValAPOLOGIES: Nick Lane Fox, Neil FerresNotes accepted as accurate. Report for September PC meeting (JL) – ongoing.meeting with David Veeney – head of LCC Development Planning, and spoken Liaison with Keith Innocent regarding contact with local businesses & funding (JL)local businesses is ongoing. Core strategy: Inspector’s report after reconvened EIP still awaited. Major changesHousing Market areas) not anticipated.published estimate is late 2014 for further consultation, although it may slip to3. Current position re relevant Appeals and Planning Applications.awaited. Both understood to be significant in terms of validation or otherwise of Decisions on major applications, including following, still awaited:4. Neighbourhood Plan: – as the LCC timescale for the Core Strategy and site allocation hasbe undertaken but that we could in the meantime engage with local businesses/employers.5. Headley Fieldssmall development would be acceptable – but others felt sustainability to be a problemIt was agreed that we need to find a way of engaging residents to both inform them andIt was noted that the development at Headley is being ‘pushed’ in other areas (eg Scholes)basis in fact and without consultation with Bramham residents. It was also noted that theirAP – VW to prepare a draft Communications Plan for discussion at the next meeting.6, AOB – None
  2. 7. Next Meeting: Thursday 21 August, venue tbc
  3. AP – JL to engage with other groups (eg Scholes) re Headley issues.
  4. involvement in Headley started before the proposed Headley scheme was made public.
  5. by the Ward Cllr and MP as an answer to housing issues in the region – without any real
  6. gather their views.
  7. with a smaller development.
  8. Each member’s view was aired – none supported a large scale development– some felt a
  9. AP – JL to contact businesses/employers regarding their involvement in the NP
  10. slipped to late 2014/possibly 2015 it was agreed that nugatory work on the NP should not
  11. Thorp Arch, Spofforth Hill, Collingham, Scholes (x2)
  12. LCC claim that 5 year supply can be identified.
  13.  Appeal decisions re Boston Spa, Grove Road and key site in West Leeds still
  14. early 2015. Formal EIP (before Planning Inspector) estimated to be mid 2015.
  15.  Sites Allocations: Cannot proceed formally until Core Strategy adopted. Latest
  16. to key elements (eg strategic housing total of 70,000 and distribution across
  17. 2. Current position
  18. – John advised that he has taken the background papers from Keith, liaison with
  19. with Ian Mackay. He had circulated a note of the current position (included below).
  20.  Liaison with LCC for latest position (JL) – John advised that he has arranged a
  21. APs:
  22. 1. Notes of previous meeting and APs
  23. Whitbread, John Lynch