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Clyde Muirshiel Park Authority Consultative Forum
15 Feb 2019 - 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 Donald L Reid (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 Donald L Reid (North Ayrshire Council); Councillor Andy Steel (Renfrewshire Council); Donald Cochrane (Scottish National Farmers Union); Kerry MacKendrick (Lochwinnoch Community Council); Graeme Randall (Sport Scotland); Sybil Simpson and Nigel Willis (both Save Your Regional Park); and Roger Hissett (Scottish Wildlife Trust – Ayrshire Branch); Steve Banks (Angling Interests); and Ian Dippie (Save the Gretas).
Chair
In the absence of the Chair, Councillor Steel, Vice Chair, presided.
In Attendance
F Carswell, Interim Park Co-ordinator (Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park); and F Carlin, Head of Planning and Housing Services and E Currie (both Renfrewshire Council).
Matters Arising
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(a) Friends of Clyde Muirshiel

Under reference to item 2 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 14 December 2018 members requested an update on the establishment of a Friends of Clyde Muirshiel Group.

Councillor Steel advised that this matter was progressing.

DECIDED: That the update be noted.

(b) Roller Skiing

Under reference to item 7 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 14 December 2018 members requested an update on the introduction of roller skiing at Castle Semple.

The Head of Planning and Housing Services, Renfrewshire Council advised that this matter was progressing.

DECIDED: That the update be noted.
Hydro Scheme on the Calder by Ashrona
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Members wished to discuss matters relating to a planning application currently under consideration by Renfrewshire Council in relation to a hydro scheme on the Calder submitted by Ashrona.

The Head of Planning and Housing Services, Renfrewshire Council advised that this was not a matter which should be discussed at this meeting as it was a validated planning application currently under consideration and that any comments members had on this planning application should be submitted directly to Renfrewshire Council.

Members then had a general discussion on the process and timescales involved when planning applications were submitted to councils. 

DECIDED: 

(a) That it be noted that this was not a matter which should be discussed at this meeting as it was a validated planning application currently under consideration and that any comments members had on this planning application should be submitted directly to Renfrewshire Council; and

(b) That the process and timescales involved when planning applications were submitted to councils be noted.
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 Innes Nelson (Inverclyde Council); Tabby Lamont (RSPB Scotland); Patricia Perman (Largs Community Council); and Gordon Smith (Visit Scotland).
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 14 December 2018.
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There was submitted the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 14 December 2018.

 

DECIDED: That the Minute be approved.

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Under reference to item 3 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 14 December 2018 the Head of Planning and Housing Services, Renfrewshire Council advised that the three constituent councils were currently considering the Minute of Agreement, Financial Regulations and Procedural Standing Orders.  

He further advised that once considered by the three constituent councils, updated governance documents would be submitted to a future meeting of the Joint Committee.

DECIDED: That it be noted that once considered by the three constituent Councils, updated governance documents would be submitted to a future meeting of the Joint Committee.
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Under reference to item 5 of the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 14 December 2018 the Head of Planning and Housing Services, Renfrewshire Council advised that planning officers within the three constituent councils had been unaware of any Wind Farm Policy Statement for Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

He further advised that planning applications received in connection with wind farms would be considered by constituent councils in the context of relevant planning and associated policies. The Wind Farm Policy Statement approved by the Joint Committee in 2010 would be of no relevance and would not stand up to scrutiny. 

It was proposed that the Wind Farm Policy Statement for Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park approved in 2010 be updated and that a report on the matter be submitted to a meeting of the Joint Committee by the end of 2019.  This was agreed.

DECIDED: That the Wind Farm Policy Statement for Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park approved in 2010 be updated and that a report on the matter be submitted to a meeting of the Joint Committee by the end of 2019. 
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Members wished to discuss matters relating to a planning application currently under consideration by North Ayrshire Council in relation to a proposed single turbine near Pundeavon Reservoir Kilbirnie.

The Head of Planning and Housing Services, Renfrewshire Council advised that this was not a matter which should be discussed at this meeting as it was a validated planning application currently under consideration and that any comments members had on this planning application should be submitted directly to North Ayrshire Council.

DECIDED: That it be noted that this was not a matter which should be discussed at this meeting as it was a validated planning application currently under consideration and that any comments members had on this planning application should be submitted directly to North Ayrshire Council.
Information on Joint Committee members and membership of planning committees.
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Information was submitted relative to whether or not members of the Joint Committee were members of planning committees or boards in their respective councils.

The discussion concerned whether or not councils should appoint elected members to the Joint Committee who were not members of a planning committee or board to allow planning matters to be discussed.  It was noted that this was a matter for councils to determine.

It was further noted that there may be an opportunity for the updated Minute of Agreement to specify that the Consultative Forum had the ability to have someone represent the park authority at public inquiries.

DECIDED: That the matter be noted.
Note that the next meeting of the Consultative Forum will be held at 10.00 am on 21 June 2019 in the offices of North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine.
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DECIDED: That it be noted that the next meeting of the Consultative Forum would be held at 10.00 am on 21 June 2019 within the offices of North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine.

Declarations of Interests

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

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