Minutes of a meeting of the POS Cabinet held on Friday 3 February 2012 at 41 Botolph Lane, London, EC3R 8DL
Present: Malcolm Sharp (MS) - Senior Vice President; Mike Kiely (MK) - Junior Vice President; Stephen Tapper (ST) - Immediate Past President; John Silvester (JS) - Publicity Officer & Spokesperson; Jeff Stack (JSt) - Client Services Officer; Graham Jones (GJ) - Hon Vice President Emeritus; Richard Read (RR) - Convenor, Minerals & Waste Topic Forum; Philippa Lowe (PL) - Convenor, Development Management Committee; Dave Simpson (DS) - Convenor, Spatial Planning & Policy Committee; Vincent Haines (VH) - Convenor, Urband Design Topic Forum; Don Gobbett (DG) - Convenor, Transportation Planning Topic Forum; Philip Ridley (PR) - Convenor, Rural & Coast Topic Forum; Simon Meecham (SM) - Convenor, South East Region; Stuart Hylton (SH) - Retired, Ex Officio; Andrew Meddle (AM) - Director, POS Enterprises; Peter Geraghty (PG) - Junior Vice President, RTPI; Andrew Wright (AW) - General Manager, POSe; Linda Durtnal (LD) - POS Secretariat
Apologies: Mike Holmes, Geoff Cross, Phil Kirby, Paul Watson, Catriona Riddell, Nicky Linihan, Sule Nisancioglu, David Evans, Steve Ingram, Mark Dickens, David Hackforth, Karl Roberts, Roger Hargreaves
Discussion with Clarissa Corbisiero and Russell Reefer from Local Government Group
Russell Reefer and Clarissa Corbisiero attended the meeting to discuss a draft LGA discussion note "Future principles governing sector guidance and support" dated 3 February 2012 which had been previously circulated. A full note of the discussion is attached at Annex A to these minutes.
Cabinet also discussed the draft POS note on Transitional Arrangements prepared by AW and made the following comments on the draft:
a) There needs to be an acknowledgement that the London situation is different because of the Mayor's plan;
b) Minerals and Waste authorities need to be added in to Para 2.8
c) Separate out Minerals & Waste authorities as different in Para 2.9 Regs 7d) and e) (maybe via a footnote)
d) SPD role needs to be clarified ahead of inquiries
e) Minerals and Waste implications have been lost in the NPPF and need to be addressed explicitly
f) The overall style of the note is good and it is helpful that it flags up actions to be taken by authorities.
Cabinet noted that the aim was to revise and publish the note immediately after publication of the NPPF but in the meantime both CLG (Steve Quartermain) and PINS (Keith Holland) would be asked for their comments.
Cabinet agreed that the trustees would sign off the final document (MH/MS/MK as a minimum)
Cabinet also received the updated LG contract tracking chart, which had been previously circulated.
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