PRESENT: E Anderson (Chairman), S Ball, Cllr D
Wells, HArmstrong, C Appleby, C Ladlow, R Messham, L Webster, S
Jackson, F Ross and M Jenkinson.
Also in attendance: C Wilkinson (Environment
Team), S Whittemore (Democratic Services), G McMinn (Highways).
256 APOLOGIES: Councillor Ali, R Alderson, S
257 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL
INTEREST –There were no declarations of
258 MINUTES – Resolved – That the
minutes of the meeting held on 19 May and June (Special Meeting)
2010, having been circulated among the members, be taken as read
and correctly recorded and be signed by the chair.
259 MATTERS ARISING - There were no matters
arising that were not on the agenda.
260 SOUTH HUMBER WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE PARTNERSHIP
– There was nothing to report at this stage.
261 SUSTRANS UPDATE – G McMinn reported
that two stages of the Connect 2 project had been completed, most
recently that between Burringham Road and Manor Park. There had
been some minor damage from vandalism. The next phase would be
between Doncaster Road and Atkinson’s Warren through
Hempdykes.It was hoped that this would commence before the end of
the year. John Leggott College had dedicated land for a public
footpath to connect to the college.
262 ALKBOROUGH FLATS – There was nothing
to report at this stage.
263 CROWLE MOORS UPDATE – Members
referred to the recent fire on the moor. It was reported that the
area affected was not within North Lincolnshire.
264 COASTAL ACCESS – Members expressed
concerns that this project could be threatened by reductions in
government funding. H Armstrong reported that it was likely that
the completion of the project would be delayed and funding reduced
from £50m to £30m.
265 RIGHTS OF WAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN – C
Wilkinson gave an update on the Rights of Way Improvement Plan
(ROWIP). It was noted that the ROWIP was to be incorporated into
the new Local Transport Plan (LTP3).
Resolved – That the report be noted.
266 MANTON WARREN –Consideration was
given to the issue of access to the Warren.
Resolved – That formal advice be issued
to North Lincolnshire Council supporting the provision of two
267 STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES/WORK PROGRAMME –
Further to Minute 258
The Forum discussed how it could ensure that rights of way
issues were considered as part of LTP3.
Resolved – That Jodie Booth be invited to
a Special Meeting to be held in November.
268 CONSULTATION ON PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY ORDERS
– Further to Minute 262, further consideration was given to
this matter. The Secretary referred to advice contained in the LAF
Members’ Handbook as to how responses could be submitted
Resolved – (a) That North Lincolnshire
Council be asked to consult the forum on orders and (b) that
members of the forum be consulted by email or telephone and any
responses be submitted by the chair.
269 EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK: 16 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2010
– The Secretary submitted information on this week
promoting the use of sustainable transport and investment in
infrastructure to support this. This was consistent with the
Forum’s submission on the Core Strategy supporting
Resolved – That North Lincolnshire
Council be asked to participate in the 2011 week and the Forum
offer its support in promoting it.
270 DECISION ON REASSESSMENT OF FIRE DIRECTIONS
RESTRICTING ACCESS UNDER COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY ACT 2000
– EPWORTH TURBARY - The Forum noted this decision by
271 REVIEW OF STATUTORY DIRECTIONS – PROPISED
CHANGES TO EXISTING DIRECTIONS – RISBY WARREN
– The committee noted Natural England’s proposal to
vary this Direction.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
272 REGIONAL LAF MEETING – The next
Regional meeting would be held in Wakefield on 13 September.
Unfortunately no member was able to attend at such short
273 ANNUAL MEETING – The chair indicated
that he did not intend to seek re-election at the forthcoming
Annual Meeting. The Forum considered the date of that meeting in
the light of the possible bad weather in January.
Resolved – That the date of the Annual
General Meeting be changed to February or March and the Secretary
consult members as to a suitable date.