Formby Parish Council Minutes – Extra-Ordinary Meeting – 23 February 2021

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Please find below the minutes for the extra-ordinary Formby Parish Council meeting. A copy of the minutes is available to download at the bottom of the page.

MINUTES OF MEETING

This meeting was held online due to the covid-19 pandemic

Present: Councillors: Bob McCann (Chairman), Colin Appleton, Derek Baxter, Sandra Baxter, Maria Bennett, Dawn Brodie, David Dutton, Dave Irving, Yvonne Irving, Susan McCann, Bernie Prescott, Carol Richards, Joe Riley, Mike Weild and Paul Wiencke.

In Attendance: Claire Jenkins (Clerk) and Jill Hendry (Administrative Assistant), 0 member of public

98.0 Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies.

99.0 Members Declaration of Interest

Cllr Bob McCann declared an interest.

100.0 Public Forum

The meeting was adjourned for this item.

There were no members of the public in attendance.

The meeting was reconvened.

101.0 To discuss and approve the following:

101.1 To decide whether to accept the quote for professional planning services of £2,990, excluding vat, for work as follows:

  • Preparation of a draft revised consultation response which will be provided to the Parish Council for comment.
  • A virtual inception meeting with the Parish Council to discuss key flood risk issues with regard to the proposal.
  • A high level review of available documents and site information in relation to flood risk by a technical director including recommendations to support the consultation response.

Members discussed the quote and the need for professional planning services to prepare a response on behalf of the Parish Council for the Brackenway development site re-consultation. It was noted that there are a significant number of reports by the developer in relation to flooding, drainage and surface water since 2018 and subsequent flood risk assessments appear to contradict earlier flood risk assessments. These reports are technical in nature and require specialist support to understand and advise the Parish Council as to whether the current modified application meets the policies as set out in the Formby and Little Altcar Neighbourhood Plan.

It was resolved to approve the quote for professional planning services of £2,990 excluding vat.

102.0 Date of Next Meeting:

The next Ordinary Meeting of Formby Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 2 March 2021, 7pm, online. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Log in details can be found on the agenda, which will be published on the website www.formby-pc.gov.uk

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