Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum
MINUTES OF MEETING REF: PNFM180314
DATE: Tuesday 18th March 2014
VENUE: 8pm Pyrford War Memorial Village Hall
PRESENT: Martin Doyle (Chairman)
Ian Whittle (Vice Chairman)
Pat Barnes, Pauline De Marco, Brian Dodd, Carole Gale, Ivan Gale, Ian Makowski, Tony Pratt, Joy Sachak, Ian Whittle
APOLOGIES: Derek Berriman, Cliff Bolton, Liz Bowes, Graham Christie, Angela Doyle, Geoff Geaves, Steve Wright
|The Chairman began the meeting with a welcome and introductions.
|Last week’s minutes were read and approved.
|BD reported on the infrastructure group. A meeting is being set up with Woking Planning and Policy manager. IM has offered to help with the group.
|IW reported on the Built Environment group. He has enquired about Brownfield sites and Graham Christie informed him that this is hardly relevant for Pyrford – any new development would probably be targeted at disused buildings.
IW felt that Building for Life, referred to in the Tattenhall plan, is superseded by the N.P.P.F and Woking Core strategy. He recommended that the Forum develop a Pyrford Village Character Assessment document and a Village Design Statement.
MD mentioned that Woking Borough Council’s Strategic Plan has identified sufficient housing development sites in other parts of the borough to cover expected demand until 2025, with no demands being made on Pyrford.
IW is in the process of setting up a meeting with a respected building development advisor.
|CG reported on the Open Spaces group. She distributed a list of objectives which the group hope to achieve and plans to make these available on April 3rd. She referred to the group’s land owners list and 4 open space lists which are being added to and can be seen on Dropbox.
Trees were discussed and it was felt that a list of trees with TPO’s would be useful.
The management of agricultural land in Pyrford was discussed and the general feeling was that this is what lets Pyrford down.
|MD mentioned that the Residents Association receive weekly planning lists. PD offered to scan these on behalf of the Forum.
|MD reported that Dropbox is up and running. The website is also growing.
|It was agreed that the mini-plan – an examination of a small area of Pyrford – proposed by BD should be contributed to by all groups as a dry run for the real thing. The area is around Pyrford Green and is bounded by Engliff Lane and Floyds Lane to the north, goes south down Pyrford Road to Elveden Close and follows footpaths back to Aviary Road.
|Preparations for April 3rd. It was requested that each Workgroup have a large map – MD to arrange. It was agreed that MD give an introductory speech, the groups give a short speech each and that members then have the opportunity to visit work group tables and ask questions about what the groups are doing.
TP suggested that the Forum could use the Flower Show’s display boards. Photographs were mentioned as being useful.
CG stated she would like to use the opportunity to request members to conduct an English bluebell survey to contribute to the village character assessment.
|Publicity for April 3rd. MD stated that lots of forms have still to be delivered.
MD asked about the idea of involving the school in the survey. CG offered to speak to the deputy head about this possibility.
|IM agreed to send JS the details of how to set up the Forum’s bank account, so that she can action this.
|IG mentioned that the Forum has not so far addressed the issue of reducing our carbon footprint and energy efficiency.
|Meeting ended at 10.00pm
Next Meeting date will be April 3rd public meeting.