Agenda and draft minutes
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Declarations of Interest
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No declarations of interest were made.
Questions from the Public
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Chair's Urgent Business
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There were no items of Chair’s urgent business.
The Leader introduced the item by:
Expressing his thanks and appreciation to the members of the Growth
and Infrastructure Overview and Scrutiny Committee for their
careful consideration of the scheme;
b) Explaining that his administration had always wanted to have an open and transparent consultation process on Armada Way.
Councillor Laing (Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care, Culture, Events and Communications) added:
It was decided that Plymouth City Council would work with an
independent consultation and engagement specialist (ECF), who had
vast experience in the field, to offer public reassurance that the
process would be different to what had happened before;
d) t) The proposals and information were shared, and feedback was gathered through:
A dedicated project website, email and phone number, and the
website had 24,000 visitors and 1,568 subscribers;
A survey hosted online, in hard copy and EasyRead format;
1-2-1 interviews with stakeholders;
Four workshops with under-represented groups – including
older people, parents and families, those with disabilities and
The submission of formal written responses from groups and
Those without access to the internet could also provide feedback
through a dedicated phone number as well as through hard copy
To ensure that as many people as possible knew about the
consultation and how to have their say, a robust publicity plan was
developed – which included:
Social media posts by PCC and through digital advertising –
and as the ECF report highlights, there were significant views
– including over 2.2m impressions in the paid for advertising
Emails to over 250 stakeholder contacts – made up of key
businesses and organisations – including environmental groups
– encouraging them to publicise via their networks and on
Briefings with stakeholders, the local MP and
Vinyls on hoardings along Armada Way;
Press releases and video sharing – including weekly updates
and videos focusing on different areas in the proposals –
including a SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) scheme
explainer, the history of Armada Way, the cultural value of
regenerating Armada Way;
Hard copy materials were available in the central library, the
indoor market and the Theatre Royal;
xiii. Over 15,000 postcards distributed to businesses, schools, wellbeing centres, residential areas, shopping centres and to people along Armada Way.
(Vice-Chair of the Growth and Infrastructure Overview and Scrutiny
Committee) introduced the recommendations and
He had emphasised to the committee that this was a new decision and
a new scheme and as such the members would be afforded as much time
as they felt necessary to complete their scrutiny of the
As Chair for the meeting, he had exercised his discretion to allow
public speakers to address the committee, and they heard concerns
over the sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) and translocation
of trees, as well as a statement of support from the City Centre
h) Members had raised issues during discussion ... view the full minutes text for item 98.