The Steering Group meeting this week is to be postponed and the planned agenda items will be taken forward to the next meeting, which will be after the General Election.
The main reasons for this postponement are:
Melton Borough Council have hit problems with their Local Plan, and at this moment we are not sure what will be the outcome. Since the Neighbourhood Plan for Bottesford Parish needs to reflect the Melton Local Plan there seems little point in meeting for the sake of it.
There have also been substantial changes at Melton Borough Council with a new leader and different people in key positions. Again we are unsure what impact that will have on the Plan and Bottesford.
You will be aware that the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Parish Council are objecting to the increased number of houses allocated to Bottesford in the Emerging Options proposals for the Melton Local Plan. This increase in houses has resulted in the number of building sites increasing from 2 (along with some small additional ‘windfall’ schemes) to 9 sites across the village.
We have therefore enlisted the help of Byron Rhodes, Borough Councilor for Long Clawson and Stathern and recently re-elected Leicestershire County Councillor for our area, to assist us in putting our case for reducing the housing allocation for Bottesford.
Dates for future Steering Group meetings will be notified shortly and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Richard Simon: Clerk to the Steering Group
Please note, the Steering Group meeting that was due to be held this coming Thursday (27 April 2017) has had to be postponed.
The intention is to make a revised date for the meeting in early May and I will let you know the date as soon as possible.
My apologies for any inconvenience
Richard Simon. Secretary Bottesford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Please find attached the minutes for the two meetings above.
Richard Simon: Secretary Bottesford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Accuracy in circulars and notifications
When the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG) publishes information every effort is made to ensure the information is factual and accurate. The NPSG also attempts to give a brief background to the issues so that a correct interpretation of the information can be made, even by those persons who have not been involved in the Neighbourhood Plan.
Planning and new developments will always cause some residents a level of distress, particularly those living near or otherwise affected by the scheme.
Some recent circulars, which have not originated from the Steering Group, have been very misleading in a number of the statements made. Conjecture and exaggeration have been used to strengthen the case that the party wanted to make and this is not the way of the NPSG which has always strived to make the information imparted as accurate as possible.
Some news that we have to share will not always be well received so please ensure that in all cases the information is accurate and the facts are clear to the reader.
For Bottesford Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Please find attached the agenda for the next Steering Group meeting. This will take place on the 17 January 2017 at The Old School Rooms, Bottesford at 7.30pm.
All very welcome.
Richard Simon, Secretary.
Please find attached the minutes for the Steering Group meeting which took place on the 1 November 2016.
Richard Simon: Secretary.