NRA Forum well attended

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NRA Open Forum and Extraordinary General Meeting, 1st November 2011

This year’s forum was well attended; in addition to the NRA executive committee and invited guests we welcomed about 100 local residents.

The meeting began with the EGM business.  This consisted of a proposal to amend the NRA Constitution in order

a) To allow co-opted committee members to have voting rights so that most committee meetings are quorate.
b) To allow for committee members possessing necessary expertise to live outside the Defined Area.

For details of the EGM, please click here

The meeting continued with the Open Forum.
Guest Speaker. James Rodger, head of Planning at London Borough of Hillingdon began his talk by explaining that his department is no longer responsible for enforcement; all enforcement issues are dealt with by one department i.e. noise, planning, ASB etc. He does, however, advise colleagues on enforcement. Mr Rodger’s’ talk covered three main areas:

1. What is a permitted development?
2. Appeal Process.
3. Enforcement.
A number of questions and comments from the floor were answered, folllowing which NRA President, Alan Prue thanked MR Rodger for his interesting talk.

Our local councillors: Richard Lewis, Carol Melvin and Scott Seaman-Digby, took questions from the floor.  Topics were many and varied, ranging from the High Street Dining Centre to parking charges for non-Hillingdon First card holders to rubbish on the Reindeer site to cracks in the Highfield Road railway bridge and the non-delivery of Hillingdon People.  Positive comments were made regarding Hillingdon libraries and the continued preservation of the Green Belt.

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