July Minutes

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The most recent minutes are below. For last year's and previous year's minutes please use the link at the foot of the page or refer to the annual collection of minutes in the collected pdf files section on the Parish Council webpage. Please note that minutes are published as DRAFT minutes and will be approved at the next meeting of the parish council. The minutes for an extraordinary meeting will also be posted to this page. Such a meeting could be held prior to an ordinary meeting or after such a meeting.

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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.

1454 Finance

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.


Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by geoff edwards

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