Pathfinder Project- Happisburgh Liaison Group ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Meeting At Larksfield, Hall Farm @ 7pm 4 July 2011 Present: Glenn Berry, David Mole, George Siely, Jane Archer, Jim Whiteside, Cubitt Siely Officers: Rob Goodliffe, Rob Young Apologies: Jack Hall Background The meeting was arranged to update on project progress Actions arising from meeting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Actions The Heritage Group will be working with a local photographer to record the forthcoming works – JW would like to make sure that they are kept informed of anything interesting to record and requested BF keeps in contact with JW should anything arise so that it can be recorded. Arrange for the grass to be cut on the properties purchased on beach road. Potential issues raised concerning possibility of short term localised ‘quicksand’ to develop following beach works – this has happened before after the archaeological digs. Issue to be raised with BF for monitoring. There could be an issue with pedestrians trying to access beach road from the Sea Palling end of the cliff through the site compound. Also beach users trying to walk from Sea Palling to the steps when the beach is closed. Notices stating the closures should be put up at Cart Gap, Ostend and at the bottom of the steps. Also it should be considered if a pedestrian route around the edge of the compound could be incorporated to prevent un-managed access. Make sure the contractors are aware of the village speed restrictions – prevent any issues/perceived issues before they are reported. Also issues with congestion at 9am and 3pm at school opening/closing times. Progress Parish Council car park agreement/lease Progress the Beach Road woodland footpath for reporting to the Parish Council. Arrange cliff top walk/site visit for group to look at progress in the next 6 weeks. BF RG BF BF BF IC RY RG Comments from Meeting 1 2 3 Comments A porch/barrier on the toilets was discussed. TI was noted that this may encourage antisocial behaviour. A roller shutter would be provided to keep dust out of the entrance when the toilets were closed and secure the building. The National RNLI are leading on the replacement kiosk – it appears that this is unlikely to happen and therefore the local RNLI will probably wish to continue to use the existing facilities for as long as possible. CS understood that the cliff line is likely to change and therefore the use may only be for one season. The Sainsbury’s Centre is developing a coastal arts based project and is talking with various residents about potential activities. It was stated that the beach debris will be removed from site, if there was an official request for some debris fro a project, this 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 would be considered, but any provision of materials would be completed in a controlled way. Update on the demolition of properties time was provided. Realistically this will not be soon as planning consent is required prior to demolition. The car park, ramp and beach works will commence on 11 July. The car park machine should be mains electric. The celebration of Happisburgh could coincide with the launch of the Book of Happisburgh and/or the Parish signing the agreement for managing the car park. The celebration should not take place until it is clear when the beach road properties will be demolished. The Council should complete its pre-planning application for the replacement houses asap so that the complete information is available to the public so that views can be expressed. The draft Manor Caravan Site Plan was presented for feedback. It was commented that the school had some reservations. The delivery of the scheme will be dependent on many factors such as planning consent, land availability/ negotiations, funding availability and if a business case can be made for the relocation by the owners of the site. The group stated that the comment in the EDP regarding buy to lease had caused local anguish. Officers apologised for this, but the comment was taken out of context. It should either have not been written or included a full reference. If any properties were purchased, there would be a need to complete some refurbishment to prepare it for the remaining limited lifespan. The likelihood of a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) taking on the management of the properties was limited due to what is known as the ‘decent homes standard’. This relates to many aspects of a building such as the energy rating/insulation/type of boiler etc. Older properties are expensive to bring up to this standard and therefore are less attractive for RSL use. Next Meeting The next meeting will be over the next 6 weeks with a cliff top walk/site visit. Date and time to be confirmed.