MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY
YOXFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD IN YOXFORD VILLAGE HALL
ON THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2016 AT 6:00 PM
1. Attendance and Apologies
Cllr. Russell Pearce – Chair
Cllr. Paul Ashton – Vice Chair
Cllr. Val Kelsey
Cllr. Susan Pine
Cllr. Stephen Siddall
Cllr. John Sutherell
Sharon Smith – Clerk/RFO
1 member of the public
2. Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interest and Dispensations
3. Sizewell C Stage 2 Public Consultation
The Council reviewed a draft paper prepared by Cllr. John Walford setting out the important issues for Yoxford in relation to the proposed Sizewell C development.
Following a discussion by all members present, Cllr. Val Kelsey and Cllr. Paul Ashton suggested suitable wording to amend the draft paper. It was agreed to inform residents that the consultation had begun, where further information can be obtained and to publicise a village meeting to gather the residents’ views which will be incorporated into the Council’s response to the consultation. It was agreed to hold the meeting in the Village Hall on Saturday 14th January 2017 from 10 am to 12 noon.
ACTION: Cllrs. Walford and Kelsey to amend the paper and produce copies for distribution. Cllr. Ashton to book the Village Hall.
Cllr. Paul Ashton summarised the main points from a meeting that he and the Clerk attended held by SCC and SCDC about the proposed development. Cllr. Ashton prepared a summary of the issues affecting Yoxford which he had circulated to the Council by email. It was agreed that this document together with documents produced by Cllr. Walford and by a member of the public present at the meeting could be used as the basis to the Council’s response to the consultation.
The Council agreed to book a workshop in January 2017 with Planning Aid England who have been appointed by EDF to help Parish Councils respond to the consultation. Cllr. John Walford, Cllr. Paul Ashton and the member of the public present to attend.
ACTION: Cllrs. Walford and Ashton to book workshop.
The meeting closed at 7:00 pm.