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Clyde Muirshiel Park Authority Consultative Forum
14 Feb 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00
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Agenda

Agenda
Notification
Committee Members
Membership
Vacant position (Renfrewshire Council); Councillors Innes Nelson and David Wilson (Inverclyde Council); vacant position (North Ayrshire Council); Ross Anderson (Scottish Rural Property and Business Association); Gordon Smith (Visit Scotland); 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 (both Save the Gretas and Largs Community Council).

Councillor Innes Nelson (Chair):                        (Vice Chair)
 
Present
Councillor Innes Nelson and Councillor David Wilson (both Inverclyde Council); Councillor Audrey Doig, Councillor Tom Begg and Councillor Andy Doig (all Renfrewshire Council); Ross Anderson (Scottish Rural Property and Business Association); Donald Cochrane (Scottish National Farmers Union); Ian Dippie (Save The Gretas); Tabby Lamont and Scott Shanks (both RSPB Scotland); Kerry MacKendrick (Lochwinnoch Community Council); Graeme Randall (Sport Scotland); Sybil Simpson and Nigel Willis (both Save Your Regional Park); and Gordon Smith (Visit Scotland).
Chair
Councillor Nelson, Chair, presided.
In Attendance
F Carswell, Interim Park Co-ordinator (Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park); and F Carlin, Head of Planning and Housing Services, Susan Jones, Assistant Regeneration Manager and Elaine Currie, Senior Committee Services Officer (all Renfrewshire Council).
Apology
Roger Hissett (Scottish Wildlife Trust – Ayrshire Branch).
Additional Item
The Chair intimated that there was an additional item of business in relation to North Ayrshire Council which had not been included in the notice calling the meeting.  The Chair, being of the opinion that the item which is dealt with at item 2 below, was urgent in view of the need to advise members of the position, authorised its consideration.
North Ayrshire Council
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The Lead Officer advised that at a meeting held on 12 February 2020 North Ayrshire Council considered a report which sought approval to withdraw from Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

At the meeting it had been agreed that North Ayrshire Council would serve notice to withdraw from Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park Joint Committee and that officers would agree the date of North Ayrshire’s withdrawal from the Joint Committee with Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Councils.

DECIDED: That the decision taken by North Ayrshire Council be noted.
Outstanding Matters
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(i) Roller Skiing

DECIDED: That contact be made with Susan Jones, Renfrewshire Council regarding this matter.

(ii) Minute of Agreement

DECIDED: That it be noted that this matter was being progressed.

(viii) Revision of Boundary of Regional Park

DECIDED: That the matter be noted.

(iii) Conference on Regional Parks by SCNP

DECIDED: That Ross Anderson circulate this information to members of the Consultative Forum.

(iv) Damage to Upland area of Regional Park by Fires

DECIDED: That the position 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.
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 6 September 2019.
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There was submitted the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 6 September 2019.

 

DECIDED: That the Minute be approved.

Discuss the following matters in relation to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park:

Proposal to establish report by Park management at all Consultative Forum meetings
Regular updates from development projects within the Regional Park
Possible upgrading of new path from Greeto Bridge to        Blair Park to core path status and development of a link at the Blair Park end to the Kelburn Windfarm track
New projects since last meeting
Resignations and replacements of Chair and Vice Chair 
Funding by partner councils in this financial year and the relationship to the Regional Park
Planning approval of a large wind turbine in the wild land designated area of the Regional Park
Rewilding proposals
Friends of Clyde Muirshiel – update
Consultative Forum meetings – rather than cancel, postpone to another date
Green belt areas adjoining the Regional Park
Burnfoot application in Regional Park

Outstanding matters include:

Roller Skiiing – update on introduction at Castle Semple
Minute of Agreement – Progress
Revision of Boundary of Regional Park
Conference on Regional Parks by SCNP – is report available
Damage to upland area of Regional Park by recent fires – update report
 
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Forum members discussed the following matters in relation to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park:

(i) Proposal to Establish Report by Park Manger at all Consultative Forum Meetings and Regular Updates from Development Projects within the Regional Park

DECIDED: That the Interim Park Co-ordinator provide an update report to all meetings of the Consultative Forum.

(ii) Possible Upgrading of New Path from Greeto Bridge to Blair Park to Core Path Status and Development of a Link at the Blair Park end of the Kelburn Windfarm track

DECIDED: That it be noted that this was a matter for North Ayrshire Council.

(iii) New Projects since last Meeting and Rewilding Proposals

DECIDED: That Joe Greenlees and Liz Parsons be advised to make contact with the Interim Park Co-ordinator.


(iv) Resignations and Replacements of Chair and Vice Chair

DECIDED

(a) That it be noted that Renfrewshire Council would make a nomination for the position of Chair of the Joint Committee at a Council meeting scheduled to be held on 27 February 2020; and

(b) That it be noted that the nomination to the vacant position of Vice Chair of the Joint Committee was a matter for North Ayrshire Council.

(v) Funding by Partner Councils in this Financial Year and the relationship to the Regional Park

DECIDED: That it be noted that the decisions regarding funding of partner councils rested with each individual Council.


(vi) Planning Approval of Large Wind Turbine in the Wild Land Designated Area of the Regional Park

DECIDED: That it be noted that, on behalf of the Consultative Forum, the Chair of the Consultative Forum would submit an objection to this planning application to North Ayrshire Council.

(vii) Friends of Clyde Muirshiel

DECIDED: That it be noted that members of the Consultative Forum had drafted a constitution and development plan and that to date there were no office bearers identified.

(vii) Consultative Forum Meetings

DECIDED: That, in future, meetings of the Consultative Forum be rescheduled and not cancelled.

(viii) Green Belt Areas Adjoining the Regional Park and Burnfoot application in Regional Park

DECIDED: That the update provided be noted.
Note that the next meeting of the Consultative Forum will be held at 10.00 am on 19 June 2020 in the offices of North Ayrshire Council.
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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 19 June 2020 within the offices of North Ayrshire Council and that members would be advised of any venue change.

Declarations of Interests

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

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