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Steering Group

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting Dates

01 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 13 June 201601 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 11 July 201601 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 12 September 201601 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 10 October 201601 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 14 November 201601 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 12 December 201601 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 16 January 201701 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 13 February 201701 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 13 March 201701 May 2018 till 31 Apr 2019 and 10 April 2017
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Penrith Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group 

Meetings of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are not open to the public.

The Planning Committee has delegated authority to; respond to all planning matters in the town and parish, and to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Penrith. The Town Council has approved the terms of reference for the Penrith Neighbourhood Plan Group (PNPG) and the members of the Planning Committee are members of the group.

The Group also includes representatives of the community with expertise or interest in the areas to be considered. Representatives from PACT (Penrith Action for Community Transition), CAFS (Cumbria Action for Sustainability), businesses (ie the BID [Business Improvement District], and Chamber of Trade), education providers (The Headteachers of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and UCC and a representative from Newton Rigg), Cumbria Youth Alliance, Churches Together, Eden Valley Artistic Network and representatives from health and minority groups. The Group is supported by Michael Wellock from Kirkwells who are a planning consultancy business with expertise and success in Neighbourhood Plan development.

The objective of the PNPG is to produce a sound Neighbourhood Plan for the parish of Penrith that defines the spatial planning policy priorities identified by the community, taking into account all representations made during the plan making process and having regard to all relevant existing plans and evidence.

It is anticipated that additional people may be invited to meetings to answer questions or provide evidence on specific topics which may change but are likely to cover:

  1. Housing (and built environment)
  2. Leisure, Wellbeing and Greenspaces (including amenity and facilities)
  3. Getting Around – Transport and Infrastructure
  4. Town Centre and Heritage
  5. Business and Tourism (including economic development)

Current Steering Group Members are:

Chairman – Councillor Baker
Vice Chairman Councillor Kenyon
Councillor Grattan Bowen
Councillor Scott Jackson
Councillor Doug Lawson
Councillor Julie Monk
Ms Roe Baker – Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAFs)
Mr John Bodger – Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT)
Mr Stephen Macaulay – Penrith Chamber of Trade
Cumbria Youth Alliance
Churches Together
Newton Rigg as part of Askham Bryan College

Professional Support is provided by Michael Wellock – Kirkwells Town Planning Consultants
Administrator and Co-ordinator – Rosalyn Richardson (Deputy Town Clerk)

Former Steering Group Members:

with thanks to the following who have contributed to the Steering Group

Penrith BID
Ullswater Community College
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Simon Whalley – Eden Valley Artistic Network
Heather Walker – Eden Arts
Chris Dunning – Cumbria Youth Alliance
Karen Harvey – Penrith Chamber of Trade
Fiona Johnson – first Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Group

PNPG Terms of Reference

All local councils must have terms of reference for committees which outline their responsibilities and their rules of procedure.[PNPG COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE]