Agenda and minutes

Clay Cross Town Deal Board - Friday, 3rd March, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6NG

Contact: Asher Bond  01246 217373

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Dale and N Barker, Vicky Hunter and Councillor T King (DCC).


With the agreement of the Chair, Joe Battye (Derbyshire County Council) participated in the meeting via electronic conference call.


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.



There were no interests declared at this meeting.


Minutes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To approve as a correct record and the Chair to sign the Minutes of the Clay Cross Town Board held on 25 November 2022.



The Board wished to note that the date of the next meeting in the 11 November 2022 minutes should read January 2023 instead of January 2022.


RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the Clay Cross Town Deal Board held on 11 November 2022 be noted.


Block A (DACE) Building Update

Verbal Update


The Chair agreed to reorganise the order of the agenda items.


The Town Centre Regeneration Manager delivered a presentation on the proposed Masterplan for Clay Cross and the design for the Block A building.


In response to the presentation, the Board made the following points:


1.    Develop the ‘Movement Strategy’, including assessment of town centre parking, because the Board wanted to ensure adequate parking provision on site to support the development proposal.


2.    Review the small units in the ‘Clay Cross Vision’ slide with possibility of reducing the size and material, as the Board felt they looked too imposing and industrial.


3.    Review the cladding material included in the ‘Indicative Material Palette’ part of the presentation, specifically if the proposed zinc cladding colour, glass and brick were appropriate materials. The Board were interested in the quality of material and how it might age.


4.    Provide the Board at the next meeting with more visual information, particularly regarding views and relationships between Market Street, A61 and the development. Ensure visuals show what will be viewed by the public instead of an aerial view.


5.    The Board were interested about the land ownership in the Market Street area and development of the design around the A61 access.


RESOLVED – That Clay Cross Town Board noted the presentation and made the points listed above.



Programme Update pdf icon PDF 340 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Regeneration and Programmes


The Town Centre Regeneration Manager delivered a presentation which gave the Board an update on the Clay Cross Town Deal Board Programme. The presentation updated the following areas:


1.    Milestones

2.    Spend profile

3.    Clay Cross Active project status

4.    Town Regeneration project status

5.    Programme status


The Chair enquired if rail feasibility had been progressed. The Town Centre Regeneration Manager explained that a draft document for Rail Feasibility was due by the end of the month.


The Chair requested that an item be added to the next meeting agenda for an update on the Carbon Grant Fund.


RESOLVED – That Clay Cross Town Board noted the presentation.


Stakeholder/Communications Update pdf icon PDF 315 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Resources


The Director of Finance and Resources, the Partnership Development Officer and the Communications Manager gave the Board an update on completed and upcoming Communications activities relating to the Clay Cross Town Deal.


The Chair referred to the new Clay Cross Town Deal website and enquired how many people had visited it. The Communications Manager stated he would have to investigate the exact number.


 RESOLVED – That Clay Cross Town Board noted the update.


Any Other Business


The Chair noted that the Board did not currently have a Chair from the Private Sector (as outlined in the terms of reference) and requested for this appointment to be added to the next agenda.



Date, Time and Venue for Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Clay Cross Town Deal Board will be held on 14 April 2023 at 10.00 am in person (venue to be confirmed).