Cabinet - Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Karon Hadfield 

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MINUTES pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 23 February 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair



Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room. NB Any member needing clarification must contact Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.


Financial Performance 2020-21 - Position at the end of December 2020 pdf icon PDF 802 KB

The purpose of the report is to ensure that the Cabinet is informed of the current financial position for the Council against the Budget for 2020-21 (Appendix A).



Northumberland Public Library Service Consultation pdf icon PDF 380 KB

To provide members with an overview of the key findings from the Library Service public consultation completed in June 2020. The report also identifies the capacity and accessibility improvement measures introduced to the Service during 2020 and outlines a three-stage approach to Service redesign based on evident need (Appendix B).

Additional documents:


Northumberland Sports Facility Strategy 2019-2031
Northumberland Playing Pitch Strategy 2019-2031
pdf icon PDF 542 KB

To confirm that the Northumberland Indoor Sports Facility Strategy (IFS) and Northumberland Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) have been completed in accordance

with the study briefs, to identify the key findings and recommendations, and to consider the use and publication of these documents (Appendix C).


The report of the Communities and Place OSC on these matters will be circulated when the Committee has met.

Additional documents:


Summary of New Capital Proposals Considered by Officer Capital Strategy Group pdf icon PDF 401 KB

The report summarises proposed amendments to the Capital Programme considered by the officer Capital Strategy Group on 2 February 2021 (Appendix D).




To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.


It is expected that matters included in this part of the Agenda will be dealt with in private.  Reports referred to are enclosed for members and officers only, coloured pink and marked "Not for Publication".



The Committee is invited to consider passing the following resolution:


(a)     That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the Agenda as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and


(b)     That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-


Agenda Items            Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A


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Confidential minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on Tuesday 23 February 2021, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.




Northumberland Energy Park Phase 3 Site at East Sleekburn - Delegated Arrangements for Purchase and Potential Onward Resale

To update Cabinet on the position of the ongoing work being undertaken to enable the Council to make a decision if it wishes to proceed with the purchase of the Northumberland Energy Park Phase 3 (NEP3) site (Appendix E).


The report of the Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC on this matter will be circulated when the Committee has met.