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Clyde Muirshiel Park Authority Consultative Forum
7 Sep 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00
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Agenda

Agenda
Notification
Committee Members
Membership

Councillor Andy Steel (Renfrewshire Council); Councillors Innes Nelson and David Wilson (Inverclyde Council); Councillor Todd Ferguson (North Ayrshire Council); Ross Anderson (Scottish Rural Property and Business Association); Gordon Smith (Visit Scotland); Gerry McAuley and Tabby Lamont (RSPB Scotland); Gordon Brown (Bell Ingram Limited); Donald Cochrane (Scottish National Farmers Union); Sandra Garner (The Conservation Volunteers); Lord Glasgow (Kelburn Country Centre); Kerry MacKendrick (Lochwinnoch Community Council); Hilary Graham (Ramblers Association):  (Sustrans); Barry Fleeting and Graeme Randall (Sport Scotland); Patricia Perman (Largs Community Council); Andrew McLeman (Gryffe Valley Rotary Club); Andrew McWilliam (Parkdean Holidays); Alison Clark (Inverkip/Wemyss Bay Community Council); Sybil Simpson and Nigel Willis (both Save Your Regional Park); Guilia Canata (Inverclyde Local Access Forum); Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart (Ardgowan Estates); Roger Hissett  (Scottish Wildlife Trust – Ayrshire Branch); Steve Banks (Angling Interests) and (Scottish Water); Rita Holmes (Fairlie Community Council) and Ian Dippie (Save the Gretas).

Councillor Innes Nelson (Chair): Councillor Andy Steel (Vice Chair)

 
Present
Councillor Innes Nelson and Councillor Graeme Brooks (both Inverclyde Council); Councillor Donald L Reid (North Ayrshire Council); Councillor Tom Begg (Renfrewshire Council); R Anderson (Scottish Rural Property & Business Association); D Cochrane (Scottish National Farmers Union); K MacKendrick (Lochwinnoch Community Council); S Simpson (Save Your Regional Park); R Hissett (Scottish Wildlife Trust – Ayrshire Branch); I Dippie (Save the Gretas); and Gordon Smith (VisitScotland).
Chair
Councillor Nelson, Chair, presided.
In Attendance
D Low, Senior Committee Services Officer and K O’Neill, Assistant Democratic Services Officer (both Renfrewshire Council).
Management Changes
2(a)
Under reference to item 3 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 22 June 2018, it was proposed that a representative of the Regional Park be requested to attend future meetings of the Consultative Forum.  This was agreed.

DECIDED: That a representative of the Regional Park be requested to attend future meetings of the Consultative Forum.
Minute of Agreement
2(b)
Under reference to item 4 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 22 June 2018, Councillor Nelson reminded members that the Consultative Forum had first requested a copy of the revised Minute of Agreement over one year ago.  He asked that it be circulated to the Consultative Forum as soon as it became available.  This was agreed.
    
DECIDED: That a copy of the revised Minute of Agreement be circulated to the Consultative Forum as soon as it became available.
Friends of Clyde Muirshiel
2(c)
Under reference to item 6 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 22 June 2018, it was proposed that a report on the establishment of a Friends of Clyde Muirshiel group be submitted to a future meeting of the Consultative Forum.  This was agreed.

DECIDED: That a report on the establishment of a Friends of Clyde Muirshiel group be submitted to a future meeting of the Consultative Forum.
Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)
2(d)
Under reference to item 8(b) of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 22 June 2018, the Consultative Forum asked that a report on the CARS fund be submitted to a future meeting of the Consultative Forum.  This was agreed.  

DECIDED: That the Head of Planning & Housing Services, Renfrewshire Council, submit a report on the CARS fund to a future meeting of the Consultative Forum.
Standard Items
Further Information

This is a meeting which is open to members of the public. 

A copy of the agenda and reports for this meeting will be available for inspection prior to the meeting at the Customer Service Centre, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley and online at http://renfrewshire.cmis.uk.com/renfrewshire/CouncilandBoards.aspx

For further information, please either email
democratic-services@renfrewshire.gov.uk or telephone 0141 618 7112.

Members of the Press and Public
Members of the press and public wishing to attend the meeting should report to the customer service centre where they will be met and directed to the meeting.
Items Of Business
Apologies
Apologies from members.
Councillor David Wilson (Inverclyde Council); Councillor Todd Ferguson (North Ayrshire Council); and Nigel Willis (Save Your Regional Park).
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.
1 Minute
Minute of meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 22 June 2018.
1

There was submitted the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 22 June 2018.

 

DECIDEDThat the Minute be approved.

2
The following matters were raised:
3
In the absence of any information on changes to staffing in the Regional Park it was agreed that consideration of this matter be continued. 

DECIDED: That consideration on changes to staffing in the Regional Park be continued.
4
In the absence of any information on representing Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park at public inquiries it was agreed that consideration of this matter be continued.
 
DECIDED: That consideration of representing Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park at public inquiries be continued.
5
Under reference to item 7 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 22 June 2018, the Consultative Forum was advised that the Forestry Commission application had been approved and that any appeals required to be lodged at the Court of Session within six weeks from 26 August 2018.  Concern was expressed that the Regional Park was not referenced in the application and that the park had not been represented at public meetings in Largs. 

DECIDED: That the position be noted.
Consider the Park's ongoing involvement with the forestry project.  Access Forum, ecological liaison, implementation monitoring.
6
The Consultative Forum expressed concerns that the Regional Park was not a statutory consultee for forestry applications and suggested that the Regional Park should engage with developers to monitor and persuade developers. Specific reference was made to the introduction of Sitka Spruce which produced a very dense canopy.

DECIDED: That the position be noted.
7
The Consultative Forum raised concerns relative to a perceived lack of a coherent park policy on windfarm applications.  It was suggested that Inverclyde Council's policy on windfarm applications be circulated to Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire Councils and that a report be submitted to the next meeting of the Consultative Forum.  This was agreed.

DECIDED: That Inverclyde Council's policy on windfarm applications be circulated to Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire Councils and that a report be submitted to the next meeting of the Consultative Forum.
Appreciation of Rangers clearing up litter.
8
The Consultative Forum requested that their thanks be passed to the Regional Park Ranger service for the clean-up carried out at Greta Falls, Largs.

DECIDED: That the Consultative Forum’s thanks be passed to the Regional Park Ranger service for the clean-up carried out at Greta Falls, Largs.
Note that the next meeting of the Consultative Forum will be held at 10.00 am on 14 December 2018 in Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley.
9
DECIDED: That it be noted that the next meeting of the Consultative Forum would be held at 10.00 am on 14 December 2018 within the offices of Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Visitors

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