NDP SG Agenda 30th Sep 2020


Stoke Lacy Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group Meeting 30th September 2020 at 6:30 in the Plough (Social distanced)

Attendees: Jo Davies, Ali Parker, Carole Leonard, Meg Warren, Marcel Carrier, Freddie Lewis, Martyn Gillam, James Wilson, Alma Westwood, Bill Morgan


  1. Issues & Options document (BM)
  2. Call for sites – video call with AECOM (JD)
  3. Community meeting video (FL)
  4. CPRE (MW)
  5. Parish Council Meeting 14th October (BM)
  6. Communication methods and timescales (in view of new restrictions) (All)
  7. AOB

Future meetings

NDP MeetingsParish Council MtgsFor info.
DateTimeLocationMeeting details
Wed30th September18:30PloughNDP Steering GroupWed 14th Oct 19:30
Wed7th October18:30VideoNDP Steering Group 
Wed14th October18:30VideoNDP Steering GroupWed 14th October 19.30
Wed14th October19:30Video / Village Hall?Parish Council meeting to approve final version of I&O  
Wed21st October18:30VideoNDP Steering Group 
Wed4th November18:30VideoNDP Steering Group 
Wed11th November18:30Video NDP Steering Group 
Wed 11th November19:30Video / Village HallParish Council meeting 
Wed18th Nov18:0020:00VillageHall/VideoCommunity meetings/video/hall 
Sat21st Nov10:0014:00VillageHall/VideoCommunity meetings/video/hall 
Wed25th November18:30VideoNDP Steering Group 
Wed2nd Dec18:30Plough?NDP Steering GroupWed 9th Dec 19:30
Wed6th Jan18:30Plough?NDP Steering Group 
Wed20th Jan18:30Plough?NDP Steering Group 

Activities and suggested target dates:

Thursday 20th AugustSend all completed ‘Call for Sites’ proposals to AECOM (BM)
Monday 31st AugustLatest version of Issues and Options document completed and sent to Louise for review (SG & BM)
Wednesday 2nd SeptemberNDP SG – outline format, activities and owners forCommunity Meeting (SG)
Friday 11th SeptemberFinal draft of I&O to Louise
Wednesday 16th SeptemberSG meeting – check progress for Community Meeting preparation (SG)
Wednesday 23rd SeptemberFinal adjustments to I&O
Wednesday 23rd SeptemberVideo Call with AECOM
Friday 25th SeptemberFinal comments to Louise (BM)
Monday 28th SeptemberDistribute final Issues and Options document to Stoke Lacy Parish Council for comments at October meeting (SG)
Wednesday 7th October NDP SG 
Wednesday 14th October Parish Council approval for Issues & Options doc.
Thursday 15th October Commence publication and distribution of Issues & Option document
Thursday 15th OctoberAdvertise date of Community communications on Village hall & Freddie’s gate etc., (CL, MW)
Wednesday 21st OctoberPossible SG meeting – progress check for Community Meeting and communications (SG)
Wednesday 4th NovemberNDP SG – check final preparations for Community meeting (SG)
Wednesday 18th November\NDP Community meeting 6pm to 8pm (SG)
Saturday 21st November NDP Community meeting 10am to 2pm (SG)
November/DecemberCollate all data from Community Meetings and update NDP documentation (All & LK)
January 2021 Finalise NDP Documentation
February 2021 Community Referendum

Previous meeting notes

Attendees: Carole Leonard, Meg Warren, Marcel Carrier, Bill Morgan, Jo Davies, Freddie Lewis, Ali Parker, Martyn Gillam and James Wilson.

Apologies: Alma Westwood 

Also, in attendance: Louise Kirk up


  1. Issues and Options – update. LK has completed the latest version of I&O and this has been distributed to the steering group. BM asked that everyone review the document closely and suggestions for updates be notified to him by Wednesday 23rd September. A final document will be produced by 30th September for distribution to parish councillors and to be reviewed at the parish council meeting on 14th October.
  • A discussion took place regarding some aspects of the I&O.
  • It was agreed that the question regarding open space for recreation should be framed broadly to ask for suggestions as to whether this should include a specific play area and or seating. Any areas designated may be funded through new developments, sponsorship or via the precept by the parish council.
  • It was agreed the provision of kissing gates on parish footpaths should be left to the parish council to address and BM suggested MW frame a question on this subject which he would ensure was included on the agenda for the 14thOctober parish council meeting.
  • LK asked that FL revise the settlement boundaries for the final I&O document.
  • LK asked that the SG particularly review p.22 of I&O for inclusion of views to be protected.
  • MW clarified that the Wye Valley Brewery have 60 employees 6 of whom live in the parish rather than 100 as stated in the current I&O.
  • MW still waiting for information from CPRE on protected hedgerows in the parish.
  • Call for Sites – video call with AECOM. BM has spoken to Tim Fearn, lead technical consultant from the AECOM team who will be Stoke Lacy’s contact.  A video conferencing call has been set up for Wednesday23rd September at 10am. All who can are encouraged to attend, but some of the SG will be working so it won’t be possible. The meeting will be to give TF a broad idea of the parish and some of the background to the sites offered on the CFS.
  • BM confirmed that 3 sites which have already been offered under the Stoke Lacy CFS have also been offered under the Herefordshire CFS. But none in addition to the 12 received. The closing date for Herefordshire CFS is 16thSeptember.
  • Review communication methods and timescales (in view of new restrictions). Although current and possible more stringent restrictions make it unlikely that a public meeting as envisaged in the village hall can take place, BM still considers a video or PowerPoint presentation about the NDP useful. BM, FL and MG are due to meet tomorrow (17th) in the Plough to discuss.
  • BM would like to continue with the timetable as planned but adaptations need to be made to the comms strategy in order to reach as many people as possible.
  • LK is working on the abridged version of the I&O to be distributed to every householder. CL to assist with graphics. A discussion took place regarding the size of the abridged document, which will include questions and comments sections for householders to complete and return. It was agreed that the abridged I&O should be distributed separately from the Cider Press or Community Newsletter.
  • CL suggested attaching a semi-permanent board beneath the current parish council noticeboard in the village hall car park which could be NDP specific with updates, maps and new information.
  • Use of the Stoke Lacy Heritage page to point people towards the NDP website which should include a copy of the I&O and any other up to date information. Parish Council would need to agree this.
  • Door to door calls on residents.
  • JW offered to provide an 01885-contact number where individuals could leave a message for a member of the SG to contact them by phone to discuss the I&O 
  • Place hard copies of the full I&O at the church, village hall, Plough Inn etc and offer copies to be leant out to individuals without online access.
  • Zoom or other video conferencing calls should be planned with access to the public of c. 1 hour.
  • Although an open meeting may not be possible, it was agreed the SG should still plan for such a meeting in parallel with other plans for public consultation.
  • Most importantly there should be clear and consistent communication about where information can be found and contact details for the public.
  • Any other business – Next meeting Wednesday 30th September via video conferencing call