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Hazelwood Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Date; Thursday January 16th 2014
Venue; Memorial Hall, Hazelwood.
Present; Martin Angold, Hugh Walford, Glen & Lesley Wall, Mike Wood, Kevin Eaton (Chairman), Judy Harris, Robert Walker, Martin Farrell, Margaret Heath, Michael Say.
Apologies Barbara Angold, Keith Walker.
The Minutes for December 5th were discussed. Martin Angold had asked that the italics passage referring to the Idridgehay document be removed, just in case it might give offence. Reference to ‘villagers’ potentially might also estrange those on the fringes i.e. in Blackbrook. ‘Residents’ will largely be used in future. Minutes then approved and signed by the Chairman.
Michael Say reported that the final tally was 53 responses (37.32%). It was agreed that these final three should be part of the full analysis.
A suggestion that, for simplicity, all percentages below 0.50% should be rounded down and up for the opposite was agreed.
Michael Say believed that the document was largely self explanatory and couldn’t add much more. He made the point that, as per the introduction, some interpretation had been necessary because of the open-
The meeting did not believe that a second analysis exercise was necessary. The key finding was that the overwhelming attraction of living in Hazelwood was the countryside (75.51%). This statistic, together with the other complementary findings, could now legitimately support the ‘protecting the rural character’ premise which has been the main thrust from the onset.
February 20th presentation
Chairman believed that the evening needed to not only impart information but provide a welcoming atmosphere, conducive to receiving as much comment and audience response as possible. Specifics and responsibilities were agreed;
Start time -
Wine and cheese -
Map and plans copying, specifics to be agreed Martin Farrell
Powerpoint presentation Martin Angold/ Kevin Eaton/ Michael Say
NB This will be circulated amongst the group for information, in due course.
Graphics boards -
Graphics boards content to part of the overall design exercise for the presentation. Martin Angold/ Kevin Eaton/ Michael Say
Photography Glen/Lesley Wall
Parish magazine -
Belper News -
Email to data base -
A4 leaflet, doubling as a poster, for door-
Copying the A4 leaflet Martin Farrell
Despatch date for the two above items Sat Feb 8 &Sun Feb 9
All teams from the last exercise were on board.
NB Robert Walker’s Over Lane route will be covered in his absence.Les Brown needs to be appraised as he is not on-
‘Road map’ and associated tasksPrior to the meeting, Chairman had emailed all group members requesting that they read the Idridgehay draft plan. Because of the similarities and being geographically close to Hazelwood, it provided an excellent format/matrix for the Hazelwood Plan, particularly as regards the tasks ahead.
Chairman had identified six key areas/tasks which would support the evidential sections of the document i.e. Hazelwood as it is at the moment.
1/ Landscape character -
2/ Settlement character -
3/ Age profile -
4/ Young people -
5/ Community facilities -
6/ Planning history -
Chairman urged task groups to recruit where possible to mitigate the work involved. It was agreed that 6-
The ‘road map’ or development plan would need to be progressed. Martin Angold had already done some work on this. Bob Wrigley urged simplicity. More work will be carried out by Martin, Michael Say and Chairman with a view to submission at an early Steering Group meeting.
CPRE Neighbourhood Plan booklets for the group had been obtained by Michael Say from the East Midlands representative and were distributed as a helpful aid. Michael Say raised the section dealing with the above which is concerned with development and its possible effect on sustainability criteria. It was agreed that the intended level of any future developments in Hazelwood would be very small and highly unlikely to affect the current situation. The matter would be minuted, nevertheless, and raised with Amber Valley when a draft plan is ready, as per CPRE advice.
Sunday February 16th at 2.00pm, Memorial Hall
This will review final arrangements for the Feb 20th presentation. It will also allow feed-