Agenda and minutes

Clay Cross Town Deal Board - Friday, 9th October, 2020 9.00 am

Contact: Damon Stanton  01246 217011

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Dale, Joe Battye and Lee Hickin.


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or other interests, not already on their register of interests, in any item on the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time.



No Declarations were made at this meeting.



Minutes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To approve as a correct record and the Chair to sign the Minutes of the Clay Cross Town Board meeting held on 18 September 2020.  To Follow



The Minutes of the last meeting were approved as a true and accurate record.


Change in the order of agenda items


The Chair agreed to take the agenda items in the following order.


Working Groups Structure pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider the attached report – Karl Apps Joint Housing Strategy and Growth Manager.



The Joint Housing Strategy & Growth Manager provided an update on the Working Group Structure.


The Board heard that following the submission of the Town Investment Plan (TIP), the Project Proposal Development Stage would commence. A series of Working Groups had been established to oversee the projects, which included a Skills and Enterprise Board, Sharley Park Leisure Centre Board, a Clay Cross Creative Board and a Green Energy/Low Carbon Board. It was hoped that some Board Members would be able to attend the Working Groups, and then report back to the Board at its next formal meeting. A number of Board Members had volunteered to be part of those Working Groups. The officer also informed the Board of plans for a Youth Board consisting of Clay Cross’ younger residents. It was stated that a final list that outlined who would be attending would be distributed in due course.



Next Steps

Verbal Update – Karl Apps Joint Housing Strategy and Growth Manager


The Joint Housing Strategy and Growth Manager updated the Board on the next steps in the process.


The Board noted that following the discussion on the Draft TIP, Board Members were invited to submit any comments via email by Tuesday 13 October. The Board heard that those comments would then be collated and sent to Nexus. The final draft would then be circulated to the Board via email for final comments prior to submission.


The officer informed the Board that a check and challenge session had been completed with the Towns Hub. It was stated that feedback was given on what had been done well and what could be improved.



Any Other Business


No other business was discussed at this meeting.



Exclusion of Public


RESOLVED - That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the following items of business to avoid the disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3, Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).


Draft Town Investment Plan Submissions

To consider the attached documents – Karl Apps Joint Housing Strategy and Growth Manager.

To Follow

Additional documents:


The Clay Cross Town Board was presented with a number of documents in relation to the Draft Town Investment Plan (TIP). Board Members received a presentation from Peter Tooher – Nexus Planning which provided an overview of the documentation.


The Board had a wide ranging discussion on the Draft TIP, and a number of suggestions and comments were made on the proposals.


RESOLVED – That the update be noted.