Committees

Potton Town Council has four main Committees:

  • Environmental
  • Infrastructure
  • Management
  • Planning

Environmental Committee responsibilities

  1. Monitor and manage the Potton Neighbourhood Plan (PNP) Action Plan – Visions E, F and G.
  2. Monitor and manage the PNP Policies EV-1, EV-2, EV-3, EV-4, EV-5 and EV-6.
  3. Green Infrastructure Plan – Action Plan.

Councillors on Environmental Committee
Cllr John Day (Chairman), Cllr Andy Gibb, Cllr John Hobbs, Cllr Les Ivall, Cllr Lindsay Kitchener (Vice-Chairman), Cllr Jonathan Lean and Cllr Angus Macdonald.

Number of meetings per year: 3.
16th March 2021 following the meeting of the Planning Committee which starts at 7pm.


Infrastructure Committee responsibilities

  1. Monitor and manage the PNP Action Plan – Visions C, D and H.
  2. Monitor and manage the PNP Policies CI-1, CI-2, CI-3, EI-1, T-1, T-2 and T-3.
  3. Town Centre Benchmarking Survey – Action Plan.
  4. Buildings and Facilities (including Potton Cemetery and Allotments).
  5. Town recreational areas (Henry Smith Playing Fields and Mill Lane Recreation Ground).

Councillors on Infrastructure Committee
Cllr Richard Harris, Cllr Lindsay Kitchener, Cllr Jonathan Lean, Cllr Carol Leggatt, Cllr Angus Macdonald and Cllr Jonathan Price Williams (Chairman).

Number of meetings per year: 3.
15th December 2020 and 20th April 2021 following the meeting of the Planning Committee which starts at 7pm.


Management Committee responsibilities

  1. Emergency Plan.
  2. Employment.
  3. Potton Neighbourhood Plan.

Councillors on Management Committee
Cllr John Day, Cllr John Hobbs (Chairman), Cllr Jonathan Lean, Cllr Angus Macdonald and Cllr Jonathan Price Williams.

Non-Councillors on Management Committee
Central Bedfordshire Council Cllr Tracey Wye.

Number of meetings per year: 3.
19th January 2021 following the meeting of the Planning Committee which starts at 7pm.


Planning Committee responsibilities

  1. Monitor and manage the PNP Action Plan – Visions A and B.
  2. Monitor and manage the PNP Policies HO-1, HO-2, HO-3, HO-4, HO-5 and HO-6.
  3. Complete the PNP Compliance Checklist for all new planning applications and compose the Potton Town Council response to Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) consultation.
  4. Liaison with developers and CBC Planning Officers at the pre-planning stage.

Councillors on Planning Committee
Cllr John Day, Cllr Richard Harris, Cllr John Hobbs, Cllr Les Ivall, Cllr Jonathan Lean (Chairman), Cllr Jonathan Price Williams and Cllr Vaughan Watson.

Number of meetings per year: 22 (including two extended meetings).
See Planning page for dates.