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Agenda and draft minutes

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Welcome, Introductions and Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 103 KB


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Paul Goggin and Christopher Jackson.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 251 KB


Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting on 25th September 2023 be approved as a correct record.



Declarations of Interest


None received.


Public Forum

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Community Resources Manager Update and Decision pdf icon PDF 261 KB

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The Community Resources Manager introduced the report and gave a brief overview before discussing projects for consideration. The report set out the available funds for allocation by Area Committee 6 and listed the proposals to be considered.


Area Committee 6 had £72,593.42 available to allocate as of 31 December 2023, of which £10,922.33 was general CIL and £61,671.09 was ringfenced for the Hengrove Neighbourhood Plan Area.


Members were advised that based on figures from 31 December 2023, for CIL funding there was an overall sum of £72,593.42 available to Area Committee 6, which broke down as General AC6 expenditure £10,922.33 and for Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development Plan expenditure £61,671.09.  Due to the low balance of general CIL, the Committee had decided not to invite any proposals outside the Neighbourhood Development Plan area forwards to submit stage 2 proposals. This means no proposals were considered, and all have been deferred for future consideration.


Regarding £20,000 S106 money for the Whitchurch Lane traffic scheme, the allocation of the funding was time sensitive, so the funding had been allocated in October 2023 meeting. Members were reminded that following advice from the Transport team additional funding of £40,000 general CIL was needed to bring this project forward by combining CIL and S106 funding.


The S106 officer had advised that the committee should approve the allocation of the £20,000 proposed at the last meeting, despite the lack of general CIL available to act as match funding. This was agreed. In order to bring a scheme forwards, the Committee were made aware they would need to commit £40k general CIL when funding becomes available, in order to meet the minimum sum required by the transport department.


Members noted that this year Area Committees were not able to approve funding for a Stage 2 proposal

by pre committing ‘still to be received’ general CIL funds. There was no option to go into a deficit of CIL

funding at this meeting by over-committing on the assumption of a future receipt of CIL. This was

because Area Committee boundaries would change before the next set of committee meetings and their

balances needed to be calculated afresh based on new boundaries. Members asked if this would apply

to Neighbourhood Development Plan areas, where it was known development would be coming forwards, as boundaries of these areas will not change following the AC boundary changes. The community resources manager said she would confirm this with the planning obligations manager.


Members were then asked to consider the approval of funding for 6 Proposals which fall within the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) area, submitted at Stage 2.


5a) Projects invited to submit Stage 2 Full Proposals – NDP Area


Proposal ref no. 

Name of Project Proposal

Delivery group

Outline £ offered 

Full Proposal £ requested

CIL approved

S106 requested and the codes 

Conditions and notes




Hengrove and Whitchurch Park - Park Seats


BCC Parks





Agreement to reduce number park seats to bring  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.