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Title: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: admin on August 20, 2018, 07:18:36 AM
Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation

Since Marple Neighbourhood Forum was formed in April 2016 its members have been working hard on the development of a plan for Marple. "Our Marple Plan" is now at the stage where it is ready for Public Consultation and the Forum needs as many local people as possible to get involved by reading and commenting on the draft plan.

The latest document identifies a whole range of things that the Forum thinks should be covered in the Plan but there are six key issues that seem to be most critical and these are prioritised in the public consultation survey:

Six key issues for Marple:
How Marple people can get involved:

The draft Marple Neighbourhood Plan is available to read via this link (http://ourmarpleplan.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/4.0-Marple-Neighbourhood-Plan.pdf).

Please take the time to read the plan, then complete the survey and submit your comments.

The on-line Marple Neighbourhood Plan survey is available via this link. (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7XBS5VL)

There is an opportunity to make comments at the end of the survey but if you would like to go into more detail with your response please email further comments to info@ourmarpleplan.co.uk

You can also respond to the consultation in the Red Letterbox located in Marple Library.

The Marple Neighbourhood Forum's AGM is 10am on Saturday 15 September at the United Reformed Church on Hibbert Lane.

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Title: Marple Neighbourhood Forum AGM [15 September 2018]
Post by: admin on August 25, 2018, 06:50:13 AM
Posted on behalf of Marple Neighbourhood Forum:

An invitation to Marple Neighbourhood Forum AGM

Marple Neighbourhood Forum will hold their third Annual General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday 15th September at the United Reformed Church on Hibbert Lane.

An agenda pack for the meeting is attached. As well as the Agenda, this includes a Nomination Form, 2017 AGM Minutes and Treasurer's Report and Accounts for 2018.

Forum members are invited to raise issues under Item 6 'Other Relevant Business' and should inform the Secretary in writing of their wish to do so by 31 August 2018 latest.

Also attached is a nomination form for management committee membership. The MNF would very much welcome additional members, particularly from the under-50 age groups, as they finalise plans and policies and begin the process of implementation. Experience of Planning isn't necessary; a passion for the future of Marple is all you need to contribute. If you would like to be nominated please complete the nomination form and return to the Secretary by September 5th.
 
The meeting will be followed by a roundtable discussion on some of the key elements of the current draft.

We very much hope you will be able to join us for what we anticipate will be another engaging and valuable session.

Best regards

Russell Haynes - Secretary contact via http://ourmarpleplan.co.uk/#section-contact (http://ourmarpleplan.co.uk/#section-contact) or info@ourmarpleplan.co.uk

Attached Agenda Pack includes:
Agenda
Management Committee Nomination Form
2017 AGM Minutes
2018 Financial Report and Accounts
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: rsh on August 30, 2018, 08:55:11 AM
I sent a message about one of the maps (Transport proposals including proposed cycle network) which the draft says are available now on request but haven’t heard anything back. Can you help admin?

In fact I think all the maps listed might be quite important for forming a real opinion on the plan, so maybe make them public?
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: admin on August 30, 2018, 09:32:38 AM
I sent a message about one of the maps (Transport proposals including proposed cycle network) which the draft says are available now on request but haven’t heard anything back. Can you help admin?

In fact I think all the maps listed might be quite important for forming a real opinion on the plan, so maybe make them public?

Hi @rsh, I've requested copies so that they can be shared with people in the community who are interested.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: admin on August 31, 2018, 07:45:29 AM
Today is that last day of consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Marple:

Read more here: https://www.marple.website/marple-neighbourhood-plan.html

An invitation to Marple Neighbourhood Forum AGM

Marple Neighbourhood Forum will hold their third Annual General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday 15th September at the United Reformed Church on Hibbert Lane. The MNF would very much welcome additional members, particularly from the under-50 age groups, as they finalise plans and policies and begin the process of implementation. Experience of Planning isn't necessary; a passion for the future of Marple is all you need to contribute.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Forum AGM [15 September 2018]
Post by: admin on September 14, 2018, 06:18:35 AM
Don't forget it's the Marple Neighbourhood Forum AGM tomorrow!

The meeting is open to everyone and the Forum is trying to encourage more under-50s to get involved as they develop the Marple Plan. So if you have a passion for Marple and its future please go along.

It's 10am on Saturday 15 September at the United Reformed Church on Hibbert Lane.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: wheels on September 14, 2018, 09:59:19 AM
Or better still don't do, ignore it and let The Busy Bodies Charter wither and die.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: Condate on September 14, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
Or better still don't do, ignore it and let The Busy Bodies Charter wither and die.

Or in other words, leave everything to our 'betters' in local authorities to destroy Marple, as clearly in your opinion they know better than local people what should be the future of the town.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: wheels on September 14, 2018, 11:10:14 AM
Or in other words, leave everything to our 'betters' in local authorities to destroy Marple, as clearly in your opinion they know better than local people what should be the future of the town.

Yes that's exactly right. Let those who have a mandate, those who have been elected deal with issues.  Not those unaccountable,  unelected, answerable to nobody individuals who seek to force their views on the rest of us.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: Howard on September 15, 2018, 01:26:05 PM
Yes that's exactly right. Let those who have a mandate, those who have been elected deal with issues.  Not those unaccountable,  unelected, answerable to nobody individuals who seek to force their views on the rest of us.

That sounds exactly like what an ex-councillor who can't leave it alone would say.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: wheels on September 15, 2018, 06:18:29 PM
I'll  take that to mean I'm not entitled to a view Howard, that prefer debate to be stifled.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: Steve Gribbon on September 16, 2018, 08:10:50 AM
Yes that's exactly right. Let those who have a mandate, those who have been elected deal with issues.  Not those unaccountable,  unelected, answerable to nobody individuals who seek to force their views on the rest of us.

Good morning all

Regarding this issue I think it's only right to inform interested people that of the Neighbourhood forum management team, 4 of the 6 Marple North and South Councillors are on this committee (Cllrs Allan, Blair, Macalister and myself).

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: wheels on September 16, 2018, 09:20:26 AM
Shame on them. Thanks for exposing them Steve 😆
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: Steve Gribbon on September 16, 2018, 10:06:37 AM
Shame on them. Thanks for exposing them Steve 😆

I'm not sure if it's exposing as I'm one of the four and it's not hidden. I thought it fair to inform accordingly..

Kind regards

Steve
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: rsh on September 28, 2018, 09:40:15 AM
Hi @rsh, I've requested copies so that they can be shared with people in the community who are interested.

Did you ever get copies of these @admin? My message to the neighbourhood plan email address provided went unanswered. Still interested to see them!
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: admin on September 28, 2018, 10:21:34 AM
Did you ever get copies of these @admin? My message to the neighbourhood plan email address provided went unanswered. Still interested to see them!

I got a response to say they would try to send me copies but they have not done so yet. I will chase them up again.
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: amazon on September 28, 2018, 01:31:38 PM
I got a response to say they would try to send me copies but they have not done so yet. I will chase them up again.
If you do recieve copies could it not go on Marple website
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: admin on September 29, 2018, 07:08:08 AM
If you do recieve copies could it not go on Marple website

That was always the intent Amazon.

So, here now are maps made available yesterday plus a message that came with them.

Note that apart from the boundary map they are draft, so subject to comments and change.

There are images attached plus pdf links so that people can zoom in for more detail if they wish.

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Sorry for the delay in replying. The plan is currently a draft, so the maps are in draft form too.

The maps which we have available are:
We will also use maps from a Cheshire Wildlife Study showing ancient woodlands, habitat corridors, etc. This is a large file, so let me know if you would like to see this.

It is also proposed to produce maps showing:
As a group of volunteers our ability to produce mapping is limited, and our local authority have been less than helpful. If the person requesting the mapping has any skills in this direction, then we would be very interested in any help that they could give the Neighbourhood Plan process.

Posted on behalf of Marple Neighbourhood Forum.

PDF Links:

Neighbourhood Plan Boundary (https://www.marple-uk.com/mnp/mnp-boundary.pdf)

Draft proposed cycle network (https://www.marple-uk.com/mnp/mnp-cycle-draft.pdf)

Initial thoughts on town centre (https://www.marple-uk.com/mnp/mnp-policies-and-proposals-draft.pdf)

Images:

(https://www.marple-uk.com/mnp/mnp-boundary.jpg)

(https://www.marple-uk.com/mnp/mnp-cycle-draft.jpg)

(https://www.marple-uk.com/mnp/mnp-policies-and-proposals-draft.jpg)
Title: Re: Marple Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation
Post by: rsh on September 29, 2018, 09:58:05 AM
Thank you Mark, that’s very interesting!

I’m pleased to see from the cycle draft that they’re really considering people should be able to safely ride bikes on the main routes through Marple, not shunted off to inconvenient back routes like SMBC often think. Quite bold to suggest on-road cycle facilities right up Stockport Road but for the most part it could easily be done. No reason why such a huge amount of trough traffic needs to cut the centre in half.

Good idea to link down to the station too - nice wide pavement on one side already that could be used to climb back uphill. And towpath improvements towards Strines, hurrah!

By contrast, Marple’s routes on the Greater Manchester Beelines draft map (https://mappinggm.org.uk/beelines/) were really disappointing - only the hairpin bends of the path behind Marple Hall suggested to actually get in and out, a back route around Norbury Drive that totally avoids the commercial centre and the main route down the middle of the canal locks, which are usually too busy with pedestrians to be a serious cycle route. Glad this draft suggests using Memorial Park and actually going right through the middle of town where people want to actually go.