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7.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

8.

Nominations for Assets of Community Value pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider the nominations to be Assets of Community Value.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

a)    to list nominees a – u and w - bb as Assets of Community Value;

b)    to reject nominations cc – ii for listing as Assets of Community Value

c)    to list the area of nominee v recommended for listing in Appendix 3 of the report as an Asset of Community Value, and to reject the area of nominee v recommended not to be listed in Appendix 3 of the report

 

Minutes:

Members considered the report on nominations to be considered for listing as Assets of Community Value. A full list of nominations is appended to this document.

 

Members said that nominations a – u and w – bb met the criteria to be listed as Assets of Community Value.

 

Members discussed whether nominee v, the Pond Area, Freshwell Street, Saffron Walden had been demonstrated to be in current use as a community asset. It was agreed only the pond area, as designated on the map on page 34 of the report, had been demonstrated to be in current use as a community asset and therefore fitted the criteria of an Asset of Community Value, while the rest of the area did not.

 

Members said the following nominations did not currently further the social wellbeing or social interest of the local community and therefore did not meet the criteria to be an Asset of Community Value:

·         Site of former tip and depot, Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden

·         Fire Station, Hill Street, Saffron Walden

·         Council depot, Shire Hill, Saffron Walden

·         Civic Amenity Site, Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden

 

Members said St Mary’s Church, Birchanger could not be listed as Asset of Community Value because it was primarily a place of worship.

 

The Legal Officer read out representations from the owners of Gaston Green Chapel.  They said the chapel was only occasionally used as a meeting place, and was not used by groups from the local community, despite being promoted as a meeting place. Additionally, because it was primarily a place of worship, it could not be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

 

The Legal Officer while the Friends Meeting House, High Street, Saffron Walden did function as a meeting place for the community, its primary function was as a place of worship and therefore it should not be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

 

RESOLVED:

a)    to list nominees a – u and w - bb as Assets of Community Value;

b)    to reject nominations cc – ii for listing as Assets of Community Value

c)    to list the area of nominee v recommended for listing in Appendix 3 of the report as an Asset of Community Value, and to reject the area of nominee v recommended not to be listed in Appendix 3 of the report

 

 

The meeting ended at 2.20pm.

 

 

Approved for listing:

a)    Little Hallingbury Mill, Little Hallingbury

b)    Allotments Crocus Fields, Saffron Walden

c)    Allotments Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden

d)    Allotments Windmill Hill, Saffron Walden

e)    Car Park Little Hallingbury

f)     Common Car park, Saffron Walden

g)    Rose and Crown Walk Car Park, Saffron Walden

h)    Swan Meadow Car Park, Saffron Walden

i)      Day Centre, Jubilee Gardens, Saffron Walden

j)      Fairycroft House, Audley Road, Saffron Walden

k)    Birchanger Village Hall, Birchanger

l)      Saffron Walden County High School

m)  RA Butler Infant and Junior Academy School, South Road

n)    St Mary’s School, Saffron Walden

o)    Katherine Semar Infant and Junior Schools, Saffron Walden

p)    St Thomas More School, Saffron Walden  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.