the last month, the Steering Group has had three meetings, and we have made
arrangements to meet with Jacqueline Brooks, Ellie’s replacement at SNC, and
with Michael Wellock, our consultant. We have received replies from the four
landowners / agents we approached following the completion of the Sites
Assessment. The Housing Needs Assessment has yet to be signed off, though the
content is clear to us.
also started the business of writing Policies that we trust will fit the unique
nature of our parish. This covers several areas, including housing,
biodiversity, traffic, employment, buildings of interest, design
characteristics and green spaces, while Roy and Liz Friendship-Taylor are
preparing a report on archaeology. We intend to start gathering evidence for
the Plan, walking the villages and taking photographs of housing types and
anything that characterises the parish.
informal meeting will take place on March 1st, which Jacqueline
Brooks (SNC) will attend. The next formal meeting will take place on March 4th,
when Michael Wellock, our consultant, will be in attendance. It is hoped that,
following these meetings, a new draft of the Plan will be prepared and we will
have a clear direction for the work to be undertaken.
to engage Hackleton School in a project to enhance the Plan by getting the
children to make paintings of what the parish means to them. The intention is
to include pictures in the Plan itself and the final referendum exhibition. The
aim of the Neighbourhood Plan is, of course, to increase the wellbeing of the
community and to help create a sustainable future for our villages. Children
are the future, and we would like to involve them – and their families – in
what we are doing.
Attendees: Cllr Roy Hawesford, Cllr Jo Willmer, Carol Lloyd, Maz Woolley (Notetaker)
Roy informed us that the HNA document had gone back for further revision and that this was being worked on at the moment. It is hoped that next version contains spelling corrections, refers to area as Hackleton Parish except where it refers specifically to Hackleton village, and incorporates Ellie’s final comments. ACTION RH to chase AECOM
Roy informed us that the contacts with site owners/agents arising from Site work continues and he is awaiting responses for one site. ACTION RH
MW has completed first pass of Traffic and Employment policies. Carol asked for the Employment document to be resent.
It was noted that if Larkfleet homes did get planning permission for their proposed development then the number of houses built would count against HNA recommended number
Infill was discussed and it was concluded that as the development of infill cannot be guaranteed these potential units cannot be counted initially against the HNA total. However, if sites are released in phases over 10 years the number of dwellings needed in future phases may be reduced if significant numbers of infill dwellings have been completed prior to that phase of new building.
Carol fed back on Heritage where she has gathered what we have and will continue to put the resources together, correcting some inconsistencies, and will try to compete a table of policies by the next NPSG meeting ACTION CL
Jo passed Horton info to Carol, Maz offered to contact Phil at the Spread Eagle to get further information about the pub for the listed local assets justification. ACTION MW
Carol asked about where we can get maps to annotate and how to do it. Maz said SNC and NCC maps can be generated online and downloaded. If people want PDFs turned into JPG files so they can add layers and details in paint applications and similar if they send it him he can do this unless the PDF is ‘locked’ ACTION MW if required
Carol said that the Wing Neighbourhood Plan Ellie recommended that we look at was interesting and worth looking at.
Discussion of publicity took place with the following conclusions:
HNA and Site Choices need to be summarised in a form that can be used in Parish Newsletter, passed to the Parish Council for review/comment, and which can be used at any consultation.
Consultation with public should be driven by summary information not simply by placing the full reports in the public domain to limit misunderstandings
The HNA sheet produced by MW needs updating: to make recommended number of dwellings more prominent, drop all the detailed alternatives, and to make the Affordable and building type breakdown easier to read by using charts. ACTION MW
Housing design was discussed and the outstanding need to walk and photograph the villages to record building types and views in and out. MW offered to take photographs and help annotate maps as long as someone who lives in each village accompanies him with local knowledge. The buildings/features of special community interest could be done at the same time. To Be arranged
Jo presented her environment sheets and discussion followed. Blue and Grey environment issues will need to be addressed at some point To be allocated
An environmental impact analysis was discussed. MW thought this would only ne needed where we recommend sites and that there is no need for a whole parish one. If one is needed Locality could issue grant etc. Action RH to consult Locality as to to what is needed
MW explained why he had added issues/comment columns to Ellie’s suggested table as this gives policies context and allows Michael to use the information in his structure with the sheet leading through the sections in his draft plan structure.
JW pointed out that we need a way of converting all the documentation that we have on species in the local area into a policy for maintaining green corridors and habitat as roosting sites are not the limit to consideration of Birds or Bats their feeding territory and retention of safe corridors is essential
Short discussion on whether water capture and other environmentally desirable items could be included in building requirements. Advice needed but at the least a community aspiration could be expressed
Green Spaces and Play areas were discussed. No further work has been done on this yet. Should any development of 10+ dwellings include some green space? Community projects should be considered here. Does this apply to Georges Fields play space in the longer term? Should that be PC managed? It is necessary to get photographic evidence of the green spaces. Maybe this could be incorporated into walking the villages?
MW said he would check that the coalescence map had been completed. Action MW
Allotments were discussed with no firm conclusion about whether NP needed to detail them other than as local assets