Item 1 on the Agenda was the update of the BP response to HCC's consultation on amendments to their Waste Sites Allocation Plan. Response forms had been collected from the post box in Brookmans Park News for the last time, and took the overall total to 830 from the BP area. These will all be hand-delivered to County Hall by Cathy Roe. A vote of thanks was proposed to Mayur and Sue Patel, who had allowed the collection box to be placed in their shop. Updates on the progress and outcome of the consultation will be provided on here as we receive it.
Item 2 was a discussion about development in the Welwyn Hatfield area generally and how that might impact on Brookmans Park. Welhat have commissioned research on the numbers of homes that they will need to be providing over the next decade. This research should be available in Spring 2014 and will be taken into account when the Core Strategy is published in the Autumn 2014. We understand that when the Core Strategy is published, towns and villages can submit a Neighbourhood Plan. We will be researching this further in the next 2 months and will be in close contact with the North Mymms Parish Council and the North Mymms Green Belt Society.
In the meantime, we are receiving copies of Welhat's Planning Policy Newsletters (which we hope to put up on this website shortly), and anyone who wishes to know what plans are being submitted for their particular road, or an even wider area, can sign up direct to Welhat's Alertit:
Item 3 was a commitment to increase paid membership by a leaflet campaign and posters in some of the shops. We will also have stands at the Brookmans Park Rotary days on the village green and Village Day. A membership form is also available on this site.
We are urgently in need of help with newsletters and digital updates.
Alan Crawley was thanked for his assiduous campaigning with HCC and Welhat on parking issues, potholes, trees and verges.
The next meeting will be the AGM on Thursday 13th March at 8.00pm at the Brookmans Park United Reformed Church.