PRESENT: E Anderson (chairman), G Dixon, G
Hoey, F Ross, Cllr D Wells, H Armstrong, M Jenkinson, Cllr M Ali,
Cllr T Ellerby, C Appleby, and S Jackson.
Also in attendance: C Wilkinson (Environment
Team) and D Lilley (Democratic Services).
APOLOGIES: A Towns, R Alderson and S Ball.
207 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL
INTEREST - There were no declarations of personal or
personal and prejudicial interest in respect of items on the
208 MINUTES - Resolved - That the minutes of
the meeting held on 29 April 2009, having been circulated among the
members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and be signed by
209 MATTERS ARISING - There were no matters
210 FORUM MEMBERSHIP - E Anderson informed the
meeting that the elected Council member representation had been
changed and that Councillors Ali and Ellerby were now members of
the Forum. Also present was new Forum member C Appleby. E Anderson
welcomed all the new members.
211 ALKBOROUGH FLATS - C Wilkinson updated the
meeting on car parking at Alkborough. This was still going ahead
but was taking longer than had been hoped. Cllr Wells asked if
funding was in place. C Wilkinson would check and bring further
details to the next meeting.
C Appleby raised the issue of the provision of a bridlepath at
Whitton. Through discussion it transpired that the problem lay with
the bund erected to protect the sewage works, this was not strong
enough to support a bridleway. North Lincolnshire Council only
managed the site, controlled by the Environment Agency. C Wilkinson
would ask T Allen to investigate the matter.
F Ross informed the meeting that Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
wished to create a Heritage Trail with a designated footpath
between Burton upon Stather and South Ferriby. Leaflets were to be
It was agreed - That the secretary invite
representatives to attend a future meeting to describe the
212 GUNNESS COMMON - C Wilkinson updated the
members on progress with access to the landlocked area.
Negotiations were taking place with interested parties. Given that
the Forum had new members it would be appropriate for a full update
on this issue.
It was agreed - That C Wilkinson provide maps
and further information at the next meeting.
213 CROWLE MOORS UPDATE - T Allen had been
unable to attend the meeting to report progress on the Crowle Moors
work. H Armstrong stated that the site had huge potential and could
be the jewel in North Lincolnshire's crown in terms of green
It was agreed - That T Allen be invited to
attend a future meeting.
214 REGIONAL/ENGLAND ACCESS FORUM - It was
noted that Hull and East Riding no longer held the secretariat for
the Regional Access Forum, this was temporarily with Wakefield
District Council. The next meeting was to be on 1 November
215 DEFRA - The Coastal Access proposals were
not going to have an impact on North Lincolnshire. The coastline
definition was only going to be defined as being up to the Humber
bridge, so existing footpaths beyond that point would be unaffected
and not included in coastal access.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS -
216 WINDFARM APPLICATIONS - It was noted that
the Environment Team were statutory consultants for all planning
applications and that the LAF would be notified of any major
applications that affected Rights of Way.
217 SUSTRANS - Work was due to start shortly on
the new cycleway from the north to the south of Scunthorpe.
Progress reports would be given as appropriate.
218 SITE VISIT - It was proposed that following
the worthwhile visit to Crowle Moors the Forum undertake another
visit, this time to Risby Warren. It was suggested that this be
held between the January and May meetings.
It was agreed - That a site visit to Risby
Warren be arranged for early April.
219 ANNUAL REPORT - Contributions from Forum
members were required for inclusion in the Annual Report 2009. H
Armstrong requested that C Wilkinson provide an update on the
ROWIP, and that a progress report on Alkborough be included.
It was agreed - That articles be sent to the
Secretary by the end of the year to be collated into a draft report
to be presented at the January meeting.
220 PUBLICITY - Discussion took place on
publicity opportunities that could be utilised, in particular, the
Lincolnshire Show. The council was represented at the show, but in
political and tourism areas, not conservation. Cllr Ellerby pointed
out that there were several shows in North Lincolnshire throughout
the year and a package could be implemented, possibly through the
creation of a working group.
It was agreed - That C Wilkinson discuss the
matter with T Allen, and that Cllr Ali would mention this to C
Edwards in the Tourism Team and liaise with E Anderson and F
221 DISABILITY - The issue of disabled access
was raised as described in the original LAF guidance. It was noted
that several rights of way did have disabled access, but that this
was not publicised sufficiently. The proposed Heritage route and
also the Sustrans route would be compliant, and there was
accessibility already in North Killingholme.
222 DATES AND TIMES OF FUTURE MEETINGS
It was agreed - Future meeting dates be set as
27 January and 19 May 2010.