NAIRN RIVER COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Comhairle Coimhearsnachd Abhainn Narann
ORDINARY MEETING TO BE HELD ON
Wednesday 19th September 2018
At Nairn Community & Arts Centre
(trying a new ‘timed’ format due to reduced budget and growing workload)
- (7- 7.05) Apologies
- (7.05 - 7.10) Declarations of interest
- (7.10 - 7.20)Minutes of last meeting 20 June 18 and Matters Arising
- (7.20 - 7.30) Treasurer’s Report
- (7.30 - 8 .00)Action since last meeting ( including correspondence)
- Planning submission sent(objection to Church Road house)
- SPAC site visit and members decision on Kingsteps 8 June 2018
- Meeting re Harbour traffic calming
- Meeting with Cllr Heggie, Nairn Access Panel and RNIB
- 13 Aug Nairnshire CCs Meeting with Community Planning( actions)
- 15 Aug NRCC members meeting (see note)
- Links Development - consultations and correspondence with Councillors and Ward Manager re community collaboration
- Attendance at WSCC meeting Monday 3rd Sept ( joint response planned re Parking Charges)
- Fundraising (£40 raised for civic events fund)
- (8.00- 8.15) Planning Applications
- (8.15 - 8.30) Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance
Highland Council 2018 DCSG now adopted, replacing 2013 guidance
- How do Developer Contributions apply in Nairn? Historic issues at Lochloy re consistency of DC application and changes to Local Plan.
( FOI request June 18 and HC spreadsheet circulated)
This shows £271k received in HC accounts for Lochloy infrastructure since 2001 with 66k to come, for more than 700 houses.( less than £500 per home)
No promised Balmakeith Bridge ( for which 2k per home was agreed) , and no school (cancelled in 2015), or shops, as first planned. Growing resident concerns re infrastructure capacity ( roads, drains, water pressure, sewerage).
New Highland DC guidance and recent housing approved in Inverness require developers to contribute over £8000 per home for infrastructure including schools and community facilities
- Transparency -Do we need more clarification on DCs for Lochloy to date?
- How do we make sure that DC's for current and future Nairn developments comply with new HC guidance? ( see letter from Nairn Concerned Residents Group to Stuart Black Head of Planning)
8 (8.30- 8.50) Common Good Fund/Assets - are they working for Nairn?
- How do we ensure Nairn community is fully informed and involved on what happens to CG land and funds? (These assets are in stewardship of Highland Council to be used solely for the benefit of the people of Nairn)
- annual report and 2018/19 budget for Nairn Common Good Fund here
What action do we want to take on the following?
- Links Development ( see Links Scoping Report, Team Hamish Vision,) How can community work with HC and partners to take forward plans?
- Proposed Parking Charges - some on Common Good Land. What messages do Nairn communities want to feed back to HC re a plan we are told is already decided? What do we want?
- Latest proposals for Housing on Sandown Common Good Land
- Transparency - what information do we need re Nairn CG assets?
9 ( 8.50- 9) AOCB and questions from public
10 Next meeting.
Nairn Community and Arts Centre 7pm Wed November 21st. No October meeting