Special Meeting of Ponteland Town Council 23 November 2015 – Minutes

PONTELAND TOWN COUNCIL

MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD IN THE TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES, PONTELAND ON 23 NOVEMBER 2015

Present: Councillor C Rawlings (in the Chair)

Councillors Mrs J Butcher, Mrs C Caisley, P Cowey, Mrs S Johnson, A Varley and Mrs E Thompson

142. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors P Cowey, RG Ramsay, Mrs L. Noble, A Shanley, Mrs C Greenwell and A Varley.

143. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations.

144. NCC CORE STRATEGY PRE-SUBMISSION DRAFT

Various draft versions of this document had been circulated to Councillors over the past two weeks. Some comments had been received and included.
The latest draft had been circulated to Councillors on 20 November and no further comments had been received.

Some minor amendments were made to the document.

RESOLVED – That the document be amended as suggested and that this be sent to NCC by the deadline date of 25 November 2015.

145. PONTELAND SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT (SPD)

Various drafts of the above document had also been circulated to Councillors and where comments had been made these had been incorporated within the submission sent out for this meeting.

Some minor changes were made to the document.

RESOLVED – The document be amended as per the suggestions received and this be sent to NCC by the deadline date.

146. INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY PLAN

A draft response to the above document had been circulated to Councillors for comment.
Various amendments were suggested particularly in relation to the section on green infrastructure. Councillors expressed their concern at the possible loss of a newly installed Multi Use Games Area as part of the proposals. The funds spent on draining the rugby pitches would also be wasted if these proposals were adopted.
Various amendments were made and it was agreed to incorporate these within the response.

RESOLVED – That the document as amended as suggested and sent to NCC by the deadline date.