Parish of Kingswear Neighbourhood Plan Group
To prepare a neighbourhood plan for the Parish of Kingswear
incorporating the wards of Kingswear and Hillhead, in consultation with the community.
OBJECTIVES OF THE GROUP
the plan by consultaton with all groups, organisations, businesses and people
in the parish. To reflect the wishes of the parish for future development of the
area. To secure the formal adoption of the prepared plan as soon as possible.
MEMBERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
will be a core group of representatives from the Parish council Eileen Parkes
Jan Henshall Lucy Payne Liz Essex Other members will include volunteers who express
interest in joining and people who will be co-opted bringing useful skills and
knowledge. Requests for members will be made to different groups within the community
to obtain as wide a representation as possible It is recognised that the Group
will change over time as new people become interested and can offer various skills.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
OF THE GROUP
This can be defined and agreed within the Group but
there will need to be for example a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Responsibilities
will emerge over time as the plan develops.
FOR REPLACEMENT/ADDITIONAL MEMBERS
Other members of the parish,
or its organisations or interested parties who express interest or who have specialist
skills will be invited to join the Group.
OF INTEREST OF MEMBERS
Members will be asked to declare any pecuniary
interests in particular issues or land as appropriate as a condition of their
participation in the plan preparation. The Group will keep its own register of
members interest updated at every meeting
FOR VOTING AT MEETINGS IF REQUIRED
Voting will be by a show of
hands with the chairman having the casting vote. A quorum to be half of the Group
DECISIONS TO BE REFERRED TO THE PARISH
The Parish Council will be asked to confirm and agree the
work programme for the preparation of the plan; agree; any interim proposals put
forward for consultation with the public, the draft plan prior to community consultation
and the final draft before submission to the South hams Council. The Group will
report back to the Parish Council at the monthly council meetings. The neighbourhood
plan to be a standing item on the agenda for the duration of the project.
REPORTING AND FEEDBACK
How will the group
share information with the community. Posters, letters, e-mails, public consultation
meeting, Parish Council meetings, Parish web site,, displays, surveys and also
via the Dartmouth Chronicle and By the Dart magazine. Minutes of the Group will
be recorded and be kept available for public inspection By the parish clerk and
the Chairman and Secretary of the Group.
Costs will arise from hiring venues for meetings, preparation
and circulation of printed materials. Cost may also be incurred by hiring specialist
help for developing and analysis of questionnaires. Obtaining statistical data
on the population demographic etc. Although funding avenues such as help from
university students, grants will be explored. The expertise and knowledge of the
officers of South Hams District Council, Devon County Council, Devon Communities
Together and Locality will be used by the group as necessary.
The preparation of the plan will be regularly monitored by the Parish Council
through monthly reports from the Group. We have completed stage one registering
the designated area the plan will cover.
more General information on Neighbourhood Plans go to Locality.org.uk.
For all Kingswear Neighbourhood Plan enquiries please e-mail us at: