(b) Minutes -
AGREED - T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 14th November, 2013 be accepted as a correct record.
Mr. Dunn informed the Forum that the Steering Group on Promoting Walking in the Rural Vale had met recently and had discussed a series of trails associated with the history of the Galilee Chapel (the restored west end of Llanilltyd Fawr church. He indicated that the Promoted Routes themselves had still to be finalised and that a proposal would be submitted to the Steering Group in the near future.
As far as Glastir was concerned, Mr. Traherne indicated that, along with many others, he was waiting to assess the details of the funding that was to be made available. His understanding was that take-up to date was very low but that it would increase once the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was were known. Mr. Dunn alluded to the recent Glastir consultation document issued by Welsh Government and to there being very little content regarding access.
Mr. Pittard referred to his understanding that a 'major' development/drainage works scheme was being considered at Cwm Colhuw. Mr. Teague clarified the position in that a scheme had been considered (albeit it was not one he would consider to be a major scheme) but that the Wildlife Trust had since indicated that they were unlikely to proceed with the scheme within the funding timescale due to the recent weather.
With regard to the Rural Development Plan schemes, Mrs. Hartrey informed the Forum that the Cross Common Bridleway Scheme had recently been 'signed off' in terms of the acceptance of the finance.
Mr. Pittard indicated that he was still unaware of any significant progress regarding the Welsh Government’s Access and Recreation Legislative Review. It had previously been agreed that, if necessary, a special meeting of the Forum would be held to consider the document within the consultation period provided. Mr. Teague indicated that he had been advised recently that the matter was unlikely to be looked at within the Welsh Government’s current legislative timetable.
As agreed at the last meeting, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman had jointly considered the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Deposit Local Development Plan and circulated their comments for consideration by the remaining Forum Members for onward submission to the Council. No comments had been received and the reply as submitted had been circulated with the agenda for the meeting.