THE AGENDA FOR THE 2ND MEETING OF THE STEERING GROUPIS AVAILABLE HERE –
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THE MINUTES OF THE 1ST MEETING OF THE STEERING GROUP FOR BIGBURY’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN ARE AVAILABLE HERE –
We held our first Steering Group meeting on Monday, 25 April and will be holding our next community event on Saturday 11 June between 11.30am and 4.30pm to obtain views of the parishioners on the issues which they consider need to be addressed as part of the Neighbourhood Plan. This will help us ensure that these matters are covered when putting together the Questionnaire which will be sent out towards the end of July. We are combining this event with a cream tea in the Memorial Hall, St Anne’s Chapel which will be part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations so hopefully we will get a good turn out.
Valerie Scott, Chair, Bigbury NP
The Minutes of the public meeting on Saturday 12th March 2016 to discuss a Neighbourhood Plan for Bigbury are available here –
A Steering Group for the management of the Neighbourhood Plan has been constituted from amongst volunteers and details of its first meeting on 25th April 2016 appear here –
The recent planning application to demolish the Bigbury Bay Cafe and build houses instead has been turned down by SHDC’s planners. The full text of the Decision Notice is available here (click on the link).
Click on the link for a very important update on Bigbury’s Neighbourhood Plan by Valerie Scott, telling you how to become involved.
A well-attended meeting in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 5th December 2015 heard from Val Scott (Bigbury resident and planning consultant) and Lindsay Ward (SHDC Charterlands ward member) about why a Neighbourhood Plan for Bigbury would be advisable. The meeting, chaired by Bryan Carson, had been set up by the parish council in order to seek approval from parishioners to proceed with the application to SHDC and, as the first step, to designate the area that the plan would cover i.e. the entire parish. The 40 or so people present were able to ask numerous questions and make some important points about – for example – sustainability, infrastructural shortcomings and the development pressure for new housing.
The decision to proceed with a plan was passed unanimously on a show of hands. There were no objections. The complex planning process is likely to take 18 months -2 years but it was pointed out that there will be ample opportunity for interested parishioners and outside experts to contribute along the way. The community website could play an important role in discussion and communication.
Much more information about Neighbourhood Plans and the plan development process is provided on the SHDC website at:- http://www.southhams.gov.uk Val’s notes from the meeting are available here – VSNP notes Anybody interested in contributing to the plan may contact Val at firstname.lastname@example.org