Agenda and minutes

Goldthorpe Town Deal Board - Monday, 13th July, 2020 10.00 am


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Contact: Elizabeth Steel / Jessica Whiting 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Speaker: Chair

Minutes:

Cllr Annette Gollick, John Healey MP, Richard Jones (Portwest), Allan Joyce (Balmoral), Laura Fairbank.

2.

Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Speaker: Chair

Minutes:

No matters arising from minutes.

The minutes were proposed as a true record by Cllr May Noble.

 

3.

Update on the Town Board Membership

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

It was been confirmed that Richard Jones from Portwest is now a member of the Town Board.

 

Discussion took place regarding the number of key stakeholders on the board, it was agreed that there was a good mix of skills, knowledge and experience, but this could be strengthened further by considering how to ensure that young people are represented.

 

4.

Declaration of Interest

Speaker: All

Minutes:

None. A document will be issued for declarations going forward.

5.

Town Plan Update

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

Goldthorpe has been provided with the opportunity to access Accelerated Funding of £500,000 for projects covering improvements to new parks and green spaces, sustainable transport links, and demolition works for immediate benefit. Accelerated funding projects should be delivered by the end of this financial year.

 

Submissions to central government to be proposed by Friday 14th August. The board worked through potential proposals that could be considered as accelerated proposals. Board approved the proposed direction of travel and the Towns Board project team will now work up proposals in line with the government submission timescales.

6.

Decision required from the Board

Minutes:

The board approved the priorities outlined in Item 5, Town Plan Update.

7.

Presentation of Draft Plan By Arcadis pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Speaker: Arcadis

Minutes:

Arcadis delivered a presentation to the board which outline high level proposals for consideration within the emerging investment plan. This included opportunities for employment, housing, community space, transport improvements and green infrastructure. 

 

8.

Decision required from the Board

Minutes:

The board approved Arcadis to continue progressing project proposals as described in the presentation.

9.

Consultation Proposal pdf icon PDF 342 KB

Speaker: Claire Dawson / All

Minutes:

The Board are to ensure that the wider public and residents of Goldthorpe are engaged throughout the process of developing the town plan. More ownership is to be placed on residents, businesses, community groups etc. for changes which will affect their area. Therefore, it has been proposed to develop a smart survey to be undertaken online.

 

Previous surveys have been done via this platform by the Council which have been proven successful. The survey link is to be distributed through partners and social media. The other option is to carry out face to face surveys for those who cannot access the survey online, ensuring social distancing measures in place. Telephone consultations were also proposed to minimise face to face consultation.

 

It was proposed to engage with young people by approaching the youth council as schools will be closed for the summer holidays. Young people can also be sent to the online survey. Suggested dates for survey to be completed: 24th August - 11th September 2020.

 

10.

Decision required from the Board

Minutes:

The board approved the proposal for a survey to include the wider public and residents.

11.

#MyTown Comments / Analysis pdf icon PDF 351 KB

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

The #MyTown documentation is included in the Appendix.

 

The Communications team at Barnsley Council have promoted #MyTown for feedback using social media. General feedback links to earlier mentioned proposals, including a community hub mentioned in the presentation by Arcadis.

 

At the next Board meeting it was proposed that a review of the work delivered to date through Dearne Towns is undertaken to understand what the future requirements are. All agreed with this.

 

12.

Government Updates

Speaker: Paul Clifford

 

Minutes:

As some Town Deal towns are submitting investment plans in July these may be available to view online in August, but the majority will go for the October submission date.

 

A residential strategy for Goldthorpe to review housing options across key sites is being looked into, this also includes allocations in the Local Plan. This is to complement the masterplan area, where there are a variety of options including clearance and redevelopment, increasing energy efficiency, and remodelling some property types. This will be done through the Brownfield Site Fund, through either the national programme of £40M, or the £40M devolved to Sheffield City Region, some of which can be drawn down to Goldthorpe.

 

13.

Sheffield City Region Updates

Speaker: Jennefer Holmes

Minutes:

Arrangements for new sources of funding to bid for or that has been received is being looked at, including active travel funding. It is important to consider deliverability and capacity to deliver projects.

 

14.

Project Governance and Plan

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

Minutes:

A document has been prepared to explain and fill in for declarations of interests to be distributed after the meeting. A prepared statement is to be sent via email which will be accepted as a form of signature if electronic signatures are not possible due to home-working arrangements.

 

A web page with an overview of the Town Deal, links to further information, and Frequently Asked Questions is being prepared. Suggestions for FAQs are welcome from the Board. A short profile of each board member is also required.

15.

Issues, Risks and Decisions

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

 

Minutes:

None at this time.

 

16.

Forward Plan

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

 

Minutes:

A draft Town Investment Plan (TIP) is scheduled to be presented to the Board on Friday 14th August.

 

This is to be followed by public engagement and consultation, including a survey and is scheduled to take place between 24th August and 11th September.

A final draft TIP is to be ready for the end of September, with submission to government by 30th October.

 

It was suggested that it may be beneficial to have an overview of proposed transportation interventions at a future meeting. Tracey Brewer, Head of Strategic Transportation will be invited to a future board meeting.

 

17.

Any Other Business

Speaker: All

Minutes:

It has been proposed that a Vice Chair should be chosen to support the Chair.

Board member, Michael Bunting, was nominated. This was proposed by Claire Dawson and seconded by Paul Clifford. All in agreement.

 

It was proposed to distribute a list to board members to show who has submitted partnership agreements. This will also include who has signed and returned this agreement. All board members in agreement of the proposal.

 

Meeting closed by Chair at: 11:47AM

Next meeting Friday 14th August 2020, 10am-12pm