22nd March 21

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE CRANBROOK & SISSINGHURST
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN STEERING GROUP
HELD ON 22ND MARCH 2021

PRESENT:  Cllr. Warne (in the Chair), Cllr. Pethurst, Cllr. Hatcher, Cllr. Fletcher and Annie Hopper, Marion Cranmer, Liz Daley, June Bell, Jeremy Boxall and Matt Warne.

Cllr. Warne read out the following statement:

Members are required to declare any interests, dispensations, predetermination on items on this agenda in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct.  Members are reminded that changes to the Register of Interests should be notified to the Clerk.

Cllr. Warne declared an interest under the site assessments regarding site 122 which had been put forward by a relative.  Cllrs. Warne, June Bell, Matt Warne and Annie Hopper declared a personal interest as members of the CVLT (Crane Valley Land Trust).  Annie Hopper, June Bell and Liz Daley declared an interest as members of Hartley Save Our Fields Action Group.  Members of the various Advisory Groups declared an interest as necessary.

1.  Design Guidelines Policy: 

Following recent meetings with CCAAC, and the NDP consultant, it was agreed to take up the offers of help to review the design guidelines policy and set up a Working Group to undertake this work.  Offers of help had been received at a recent meeting from Hilary Horsford, Elaine Capon, Alison Bunyan and Pip Gill.  The next meeting of this group will be on 1st April.  It was reported that Elaine Capon had highlighted the large number of Listed Buildings in the parish, including those outside the Conservation Areas. The Parish Office have a copy of all the listed buildings and there are approximately 320.

2.  Shotcrete:

Cllr. Warne had received correspondence from Shotcrete a local business who would like a meeting to discuss how the future use of the site can align with the neighbourhood plan.  It was agreed to set up a meeting and Cllr. Hatcher and Cllr. Fletcher agreed to attend.

3.  Consultation Responses from Site Promotors:

Cllr. Warne proposed that advise on how to respond to objections from site promotors be obtained from Richard Eastham, seconded by June Bell and agreed.  Cllr. Warne undertook to contact Richard Eastham.

The Chairman stated that the meeting no longer required the Clerk.

The meeting continued without the Clerk to agree consultation responses regarding the Access & Movement Chapter.

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