Sara Burrell and Christine Gibson-Pierce met with Colin Smith Planning to agree deliverables and timescales for a consultancy agreement. The Steering Group, with the Paish Council’s approval, is seeking consultancy for 30 days to assist in the preparation and writing of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan and Policies. The first important task must be a review of the evidence base with a report to the Steering Group. It is intended that this consultancy support will be funded by the Locality grant. The quotation and agreement will be discussed at a meeting of the Parish Council finance committee and then an agreement sought from the Parish Councillors for this engagement.