SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman – Daniel Jackson
Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of Southwick Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Southwick at 7.pm on Thursday 13th July 2017.
Present – Cllr. D. Jackson (Chairman), Cllr. S. Carey, Cllr. L Weeks, Cllr. K Noble, Cllr. J Jones, Cllr. T Pomeroy, Cllr. B Sampson, Cllr. J Eaton, Cllr. F Morland.
Peter White (Parish Clerk)
1447 Welcome & Introductions: The Chairman welcome David King to the meeting via video link.
1448 Apologies: Cllr. T. Curry, Cllr. G Clayton
1449 Neighbourhood Plan Presentation
Councillors received a presentation from David King – Rural Planning Consultant.
The key features of a Neighbourhood Plan were explained as;
- To provide some protection against Wiltshire Council – land expansion
- Control and say over where housing developments (future) can take place
- Provides input into Wiltshire Core Development housing plans
- A legally enforceable document
- Developer contribution to Facility development
- Parishioner engagement in shaping the future village construct
1450 Decision to Proceed with the production of a Neighbourhood Plan
A decision was taken to proceed with the ‘procurement’ of a Neighbourhood Plan.
8 in favour, 0 dissent, 1 abstain.
The Parish Clerk was requested to obtain 3 firm price quotes from Rural Planning consultants for Project Management and production of a Neighbourhood Plan.
1451 Election of Leader of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party
Cllr. Eaton was elected to be the lead of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party on a vote of 6 in favour, 1 against.
Cllr Jones was duly inducted onto the Working Party.
1452 Funding for Neighbourhood Plan
Parish Clerk tasked to make a funding application to my community to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.
1453 Neighbourhood Plan added to Ordinary Meeting Agendas
Parish Clerk to add Neighbourhood Plan Working Party written progress reports as a standing agenda item for Ordinary Meetings.
Payments agreed for
Mr B Samson £388.99 (re-imbursement of cost for Parish laptop and software procurement)
Mr P White £146.00 (clerk salary for June 2017 and Expenses £22.16)
1455 Closing Remarks
The Chair thanked all attendees and Mr King for his presentation and Q + A session.