Residents have say in £3.75M Community Fund
The planning permission for the Energy from Waste (incinerator) development at North Yard requires developers MVV Environment Devonport Ltd to provide a Community Fund of £150,000 per year for twenty-five years to help offset the impact on the local community. On Tuesday 13th March, Zebra facilitated a community meeting in Barne Barton as the first stage in setting up the Community Trust that will distribute this. Thirty-three people attended and the discussions were both very lively and incredibly productive.
The meeting produced a detailed set of recommendations to MVV about how members of the Community Trust should be elected, the geographical area it should represent and how the fund should be allocated. MVV will use these recommendations to submit a draft plan for the Community Trust to Plymouth City Council who will check that it meets the planning conditions and that it is in keeping with what community members want. The plan needs to be approved before MVV can start the main work on site.
If you live in the affected area and would like to get involved in planning the Community Trust, contact Michelle Virgo, firstname.lastname@example.org and 01752 395131 or Plymouth City Council Planning Services, email@example.com and 01752 307893.
Plymouth Herald report on the event is here
A summary of what was agreed at the event can be downloaded here.
Answers to questions put to PCC and MVV here. (Updated 23 March 2012)
Thank you letter from PCC.
Thank you letter from MVV.
You can comment directly via Plymouth City Council’s discussion forum here.