Steep Parish Council
Report for 6th June 2022 Council Meeting
Land at Church Road Working Group
The working group, comprising councillors Jenny M (chair) Charlotte, Nick Hurst, Freddie and residents Fran Box, Jessica Pocock, Jill Manson, Geoffrey Russell and Peter Cruttenden (secretary) has held a total of eight full meetings.
In addition, Jill and Peter have had discussions with Stuart concerning the forthcoming exhibition on 15th June, at which it was hoped that Option 6, which includes the Village Hall land would be featured. However, there has been a disappointing change of plan.
WDH have now decided to refocus the exhibition on the building layout proposal for the SIN land, which is where the SDNPA process would expect it to be at this early stage. That layout is the last design that the working group saw but without the inclusion of the Village Hall land. They believe that this will give them clearer feedback on the SIN layout, without introducing more debate about the inclusion of the VH land at this time. The wider village option 6 will be mentioned in the material at the exhibition and it is hoped, that after more work, proper visualisations of both options will be featured at the second exhibition.
The working group is disappointed about this but can reluctantly see the sense in it. In the meantime, the group will continue to work on how the wider community can be engaged in this consultation period.
WDH will produce their own leaflet and posters for the exhibition which relieves the PC working group from producing and circulating a leaflet at this time.
Councillor Jenny Martin