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TTEF CONSULTATION & PLANNING SUB-COMMITTEE

MEETING 29/01/10

MEMBERS PRESENT; Chris Hassall, Malcolm Roberts, Tony Pratt.

1. THE MINUTES of the meeting of 15/01/10 were agreed to be a true record of that meeting.

2. MATTERS ARISING;

            a) Severn Sands; the ship has been refused entry to the Port of Bideford. TP would follow up her future with the MCA.

            b) Knapp House Marina; TP had forwarded MR’s comments on traffic.

            c) TP was to write to DEFRA expressing TTEF concerns about including the Taw & Torridge estuaries in the West area, stating our preference to be included in the South West area.

           

3. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION;

            a) PLANNING APPLICATIONS. A letter supporting Bideford Harbour Board’s planning application for the use of the Bideford Cattle Market as a staging depot for the export of glass for recycling has been submitted.

            b) FUTURE OF TTEF. The minutes of the AGM were considered and items for action checked. TP would devise the questionnaire to be sent to all interested parties to gauge views on the future of the TTEF.

            c) THE N. DEVON JOINT CORE STRATEGY. Members were asked to consider the implications of the Joint Core Strategy in preparation for determining any response at the next meeting.

4. A. O. B. TP would pursue the night time closure of Northam Burrows.

5. DATE OF NEXT MEETING. This would be held on 26th Feb. 2010 at 2.30 at NDYC. Denise Drummond would be invited to attend to explore how she might be able to assist in the clerical work of the Forum

MEETING 26/02/10

MEMBERS PRESENT; Chris Hassall, Malcolm Roberts, Tony Pratt.

1. THE MINUTES of the meeting of 29/01/10 were agreed to be a true record of that meeting.

2. MATTERS ARISING;

            a) Severn Sands; TP reported that he had been in touch with Derrick Jones of the MCA who had been in contact with the owner. DJ said that Mr. McDonald, lead on the Severn Sands, was visiting the owner who was digging in his heels. DJ would inform us of progress.

            b) Knapp House Marina; No decision yet made by TDC.

            c) Proposed Marine Plan Areas TP had yet to write to DEFRA expressing TTEF concerns about including the Taw & Torridge estuaries in the West area, stating our preference to be included in the South West area.

            d) CH reported that he had submitted our letter in support of the Bideford Harbour Board’s application for the use of the Bideford Cattle Market as a staging depot for the export of glass for recycling and that this had been fast tracked and approved.

            e) Members of the Committee would attempt to attend the next meeting re the Estuary Management Plan being organised by Chrissie Dukes.

           

3. ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION;

            a) ) FUTURE OF TTEF.          i) Questionnaire. The proposed questions put forward by TP were accepted with some modification to Q9. He would get it sent to all possible contacts.

                                                            ii) Denise Drummond’s assistance to the TTEF. Denise had kindly agreed to attend the meeting so that we could explore how she might assist the Forum. This item was put to the head of the agenda. It was agreed that;

                        a) Denise would continue to take write up and distribute minutes of main meetings and draft letters as required,

                        b) She would consolidate lists of members into various categories

                        c) She would send out demands for subscriptions, bank cheques and maintain accounts.

                        d) She would send out and collate responses to the questionnaires.

                        e) She would put together items for Newsletters.

                        f) She would be remunerated at the rate of £6.50 per hour submitted and paid monthly.

Denise was thanked for her attendance.

 

            b) THE N. DEVON JOINT CORE STRATEGY. This was discussed and TP would write a response based on this discussion. The main points made were;

            i) emphasis on “estuary” wherever possible,

            ii) importance of Shoreline Management Plan,

            iii) the importance of environment & recreation in redevelopment of Barnstaple’s waterfront,

            iv) reminder of the environmental problems of the Yelland Power Station site when redeveloping,

            v) support for redevelopment of Bideford Quay and upstream crossing,

            vi) assumption that “environmental groups” would be included in “community groups”,

 

            c) NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS It was decided that no comment was required on the outline planning for the conversion to flats on Instow sea front.

 

4. A. O. B. TP pointed up the article in the NDJ on houseboats and liveaboards on which he had been asked to comment and was quoted.

 

5. DATE OF NEXT MEETING. This would be held on 2nd April, 2010. Items for discussion would include; the next main meeting and the questionnaire results.

 

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