What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 26th April 2018, 7.30pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Minutes 26.4.2018

What: Steering Group Meeting (Meeting with the Consultant from Cambridgeshire Acre)

When: 9th February 2018, 12pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Minutes 9.2.2018

What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 6th December 2017, 3pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Minutes

What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 21st November 2017 2017, 7.45pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Minutes

What: Steering Group met with South Cambridgeshire District Council

When: 6th November 2017, 11.30am

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Minutes of Meeting with South Cambridgeshire District Council

What: Landowners Consultation Breakfast Meeting

When: 20th October 2017, 8pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Letter to Landowners, Meeting Minutes

What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 17th October 2017, 7.45pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Minutes

What: Open workshop

When: Thursday 28 September at 7:30

Where: Memorial Hall, Whittlesford (Millennium Room)

Notes of Meeting

Slide presentation of the Neighbourhood Plan draft Policies. Peter Topping Introduction, Housing & Rural Development, Infrastructure – Community Assets, Enviroment & Heritage, Transport

What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 18th September 2017, 7.45pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

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What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 25th July 2017, 8pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Steering Group Minutes 25.7.2017

What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 29th  June 2017, 8pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

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What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 6th June 2017, 8pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

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What: Annual Parish Meeting

When: 25th May 2017, 7.30pm

Where: Memorial Hall

Jo Denny gave a short presentation on the neighbourhood plan and its progress to date. The draft Vision options and Objectives were displayed for residents comments.

What: Steering Group Meeting

When: 24th April 2017, 8pm

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

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What: Steering Group Meeting

When: Wednesday 15th March 2017, 10:00am

Where: Church Room, Parish Church

Minutes 15 March 2017

What: Workshop

When: Thursday 2nd March 2017, 7:30pm

Where: Whittlesford Memorial Hall

Workshop Presentation

At the workshop Amanda Thorn a local resident, Steering Group Member and Planning Office, opened with an excellent presentation of where we are currently after two workshops last year and the drop-in session in January.  This included;

  • An overview of the business survey results.  18% response from large, medium and small businesses.  More responses ideally.
  • A brief review of the consultation so far and information gathered.  Range of matters arising, including several conflicting views.  Some within the remit of the Neighbourhood Plan, some not.  Number of large potential proposals on the horizon.  Some major ideas for change suggested by those that have taken part.
  • The Neighbourhood Plan must focus on development and land use.  It cannot designate land in the Green Belt with only limited exceptions.  Priorities for funding can be included to set out contributions from developers.  The Plan cannot address existing maintenance deficits.
  • Ideas now need to be turned into the Neighbourhood Plan based on the evidence collected.

Each workgroup got together to start putting down their thoughts for a Vision Statement for the plan (How people want Whittlesford to look like in 10-20 years) and Objectives (these help to deliver the Vision).

Thank you to all residents who attended the workshop on the 2nd March. It was a good turnout with 25 residents along with the steering group members attending and it is this ongoing community involvement that is essential for the neighbourhood plan to be successful.

Notes from the workgroup discussions:

Housing & Commercial Development

Transport

Community Assets & Infrastructure

Environment & Heritage

What: Newcomers Tea Party

When: Sunday 5th February 2017

Where: Whittlesford Memorial Hall

The Neighbourhood Plan was represented at the tea party where it was good to meet new faces at the Newcomers tea party on the 5th February. If you would like to become more involved in a workgroup or would like further information then please do get in contact.

What: Drop-In

When: Wednesday 18th January 2017, 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Red Lion, Whittlesford Bridge

Following the drop in session it was noted that there was a lot of overlap of issues raised in the 4 groups, Housing and Commercial Development (Facilitators Martin Livermore and Ken Winterbottom), Transport and Infrastructure (Facilitators Pam Freeman and Arthur Greaves), Environment & Heritage (New Facilitators Malcolm Turner and Rob Foden) and Community Assets.

The following points were noted:

  • Businesses currently in the village have no new sites to grow if needed
  • People wanted to see more buses between villages
  • More parking needed at the station and general update of station
  • A505 difficult to cross as lots of traffic
  • Sawston bypass difficult to cross
  • Cycle path needed on Duxford Road and better footpath
  • Community outside space needed in the South of the village for children particularly with new proposed housing developments
  • People would like to see more footpaths