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Michael Hopper (Chairman)
Councillor David Dobbie
Councillor Keith Panter – ex offico
Councillor James Ward
Also Present: Councillor Chris Lambie
Councillor Baptiste Velan
Jessica Flowers Administration Support Officer
Also in Attendance:
Helen Metcalfe – Planning with People
The Chair welcomed all to the meeting.
Councillor Richard Craig
Minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and progress against actions noted.
RESOLVED that Minutes of the previous meeting held on 28th August 2019 be confirmed as a true record of the meeting.
Helen Metcalfe discussed with the group that she had reviewed and updated the plan where appropriate, the current version is V7., Helen noted to the group the need for a paragraph on some of the identified green spaces, but then believed the plan to be ready for consultation.
Barry Coward noted to the group he had a few items to check on the final version, of which he will email Helen to review with the addition of Green Spaces information.
RESOLVED that version 7 with the review of Barry’s points and the addition of Green space info be the final draft and submitted for consultation in the week commencing 21st October and run until the week commencing 9th December 2019
Helen Metcalfe noted to the group the need to chase responses 1 week prior to the consultation deadline.
Mike Hopper gave a brief overview of the NHP workshop that Himself, Jessica Flowers and Claire Hill attended, he noted to the group a key point which included that the Town Council as a body are unable to lobby for a ‘yes vote’ during the referendum timeframe.
Mike Hopper is to visit the office to discuss public consultation.
Jessica Flowers noted the income expenditure information and questioned the possibility for additional funding, from the affordable housing for sale grant funding, to which Helen Metcalfe explained this was not possible for the group.
Helen Metcalfe noted to the group the need to submit a consultation statement when the plan goes for submission and suggested using Survey Monkey in the consultation period.
The next meeting was agreed to be held promptly following the consultation closing deadline, and then the following meeting mid-January with Helen Metcalfe in attendance to discuss the consultation outcome.
The meeting closed at 3.27pm.