Agenda and minutes

Goldthorpe Town Deal Board - Thursday, 17th September, 2020 2.00 pm


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Contact: Elizabeth Steel / Jessica Whiting 

Items
No. Item

34.

Apologies

Minutes:

Laura Fairbank, John Healey MP, Cllr Charlotte Johnson, Allan Joyce, Jennefer Holmes, Gavin McMurtry, Elizabeth Steel.

 

35.

Update on Membership

Minutes:

Richard Jones has stepped down due to work commitments. Two new members have joined the board: Andy Hyde, Premtech and FlyMe, and Gavin McMurtry, Aldi.

 

36.

Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Minutes:

No matters arising from minutes. Cllr May Noble proposed the minutes as a true record.

37.

Town Board Sub Group

Minutes:

The Town Board Sub Group has not progressed at the moment due to the holiday period. Elizabeth Steel will be picking this up to progress the Sub Group.

38.

Business Forum

Minutes:

Claire Dawson has been in contact with the suggested people for the Business Forum and is awaiting responses. The new members have also been included in the email. The proposed date for the Business Forum is a date in the week commencing 5th October.

39.

Declaration of Interest

Minutes:

Not had all Declaration of Interest forms have been returned. Forms are a requirement and must be filled in and returned.

40.

Town Plan Update: Accelerated Funding

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

Accelerated funding was submitted for £500,000 to government. The board should hear news about this shortly. The focus now is to produce a first draft by the end of this week to progress in line with the October submission date.

 

An additional web page has been launched for the Town Plan to give individuals more information about the Town Fund, and to give people the opportunity to give feedback. This compliments the #MyTown page. Towns Fund Goldthorpe web page.

41.

Update on Draft Plan by Arcadis

Speaker: Arcadis

Minutes:

Arcadis are producing a working draft for the October submission date. The Board should expect the first draft to be circulated in the first week of October with a view to approve before the submission by 30th October.

42.

Update on Consultation

Speaker: Claire Dawson

Minutes:

A variety of mechanisms were used to distribute the consultation. Due to COVID-19, there were restrictions on face to face consultation, so an online and telephone survey was produced and distributed via social media, radio campaigns etc. This resulted in 239 responses.

 

The response was a majority in agreement to the suggestions in the consultation. Many included additional comments with additional suggestions and feedback. An officer is to produce a report to present the feedback and a summary of the results and present it to the board in a future meeting.

43.

#MyTown

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

No additional comments through the page due to the push on the consultation.

44.

Government Updates

Speaker: Paul Clifford

Minutes:

A meeting is to be arranged with  Grant Thornton regarding the Town Fund Support Package and Investment Plan Support.

 

The Town Fund Delivery Partners requested that we completed a 15-part questionnaire to gain an understanding of each area and town priorities. This was submitted last week, and feedback will be shared with the board and responded to accordingly.

45.

Sheffield City Region Updates

Speaker: Jennefer Holmes

Minutes:

The Investment Plan is to be aligned to the Regional Strategy. Economic blueprint areas are being developed, which includes Goldthorpe. The aspiration is to create a draft economic blueprint in line with investment plan submission.

46.

Project Governance and Plan

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

Minutes:

The Declaration of Interest forms are to be filled in and returned. One-to-one support can be given to ensure their completion.

47.

Issues, Risks and Decisions

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

Minutes:

None to report.

48.

Forward Plan

Speaker: Elizabeth Steel

Minutes:

A Cabinet report is being processed to seek submission to progress TIP and submit in line with the October submission. An update on this will be shared with the Board at the next meeting.

49.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

A mutual thank you was expressed to the officers involved in the regeneration work.

50.

Transport Update

Speaker: Tracey Brewer

Minutes:

Through the Transforming Cities Fund, funding is being looked at for the Barnsley Doncaster Quality Bus Corridor that goes through Goldthorpe, and an Active Travel Scheme around Stairfoot, Ardsley, and Goldthorpe.

 

Funding is also being looked at for the Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe and Bolton Station Access, a Bus Improvement Corridor submission to improve bus journey times. There is also an Emergency Active Travel Fund, in which Goldthorpe has been submitted for low traffic neighbourhoods and plans for improvements to the Dearne Valley with better access to schools. There is also a Capital Improvement Program, working to include bus improvements for Goldthorpe Town Centre corridor.

51.

Housing Update

Speaker: Sarah Cartwright

Minutes:

A Residential Strategy for Goldthorpe has been prepared previously, looking at sites to regenerate for housing. Design works and feasibility through Brownfield Fund, Sheffield  City Region devolved budget pot, is being commissioned. Discussions to be had with land and property owners for land assembly potential and working with owners of the old Dearneside school site.

 

Goldthorpe has been part of Brownfield Fund Submission - Revenue Funding.

SCR Work Packages Bid - Develop G7 Masterplan.

Beever Street has been awarded LABC Award for best housing scheme.

 

Future plans going forward: We want to look at Beever Street / G7 area as a whole, redevelopment works, and look at near Market side. Properties are to be made energy efficient - thermal efficiency etc. which will come into the G7 masterplan.