(l) Minutes -
AGREED - T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 16th November, 2011 be accepted as a correct record.
The following updates were provided to members:
(i) Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan (LDP)
The consultation period in respect of the LDP had commenced on 20th February and would end on 2nd April, 2012. Details were available on the Council’s website. Following a brief discussion as to the optimum way the LAF should deal with that matter, it was
AGREED - T H A T members could respond individually if they wished but that, were significant issues to be identified, they should notify the Secretariat, following which further consideration would be given as to how to address those issues.
The Chairman submitted a response on behalf of the LAF based on the replies received. A copy of that response is attached at Appendix A.
(ii) Walking and Cycling Action Plan for Wales
Members were informed that a review would be undertaken of the same later in the year and that a report would be made to this LAF at the appropriate time.
Action: report to a subsequent meeting.
(iii) PROW Condition Survey
A paper was tabled showing the furniture breakdown across network by type and the issue type across network. Members agreed that this should be used as a basis for a report to the next meeting together with ways in which to deal with other suggestions made at the meeting in respect of information to be included in those data bases.
Action: report to the next meeting.
(iv) Coastal Access Improvement Programme Update
Members were notified that certain dates within the minute as presented were incorrect. No date(s) had, in fact, been identified for events within the Vale. Mrs. Cottnam updated Members in respect of the Wales Coast Path website, indicating that it was intended to be fully in place by April, 2012.
(v) Glas Tir
Action: report to a future meeting.
(vi) Highways Bill
Action: LAF to participate in consultation.
(vii) Countryside Code
A proposal was made that it might be useful to have a link to the Countryside Code on the Council’s website.
Action: further consideration to be given as to those links which could usefully be included in the Council’s website.
(vii) Ogmore River
Members were notified that staff from the Heritage Coast were monitoring the situation.
(viii) Valeways (considered under the title of Feedback from Forum Members)
In response to a question requesting clarification as to the current position of Valeways and its funding, Mr. Guy indicated that discussions were ongoing and consideration was currently being given to an application for funding.