Venue: County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF
Contact: Lesley Little
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE
The committee is asked to note the following membership and terms of reference for the Castle Morpeth Local Area Council which were agreed by Council on 26 May 2021.
The membership is made up of the county councillors who represent the 13 electoral divisions in the Castle Morpeth area:
Chair : J Beynon
Vice Chair: D Towns; Vice Chair (Planning): JD Foster
Quorum - 4
Terms of reference
(1) To enhance good governance in the area and ensure that the
Council’s policies take account of the needs and aspirations of local communities and do not discriminate unfairly between the different Areas.
(2) To advise the Cabinet on budget priorities and expenditure within the
(3) To consider, develop and influence policy and strategy development of
the Council, its arms-length organisations, and other relevant bodies, to ensure that they meet local requirements and facilitate efficient and transparent decision making.
(4) To receive information, consider and comment on matters associated
with service delivery including those undertaken in partnership agencies, affecting the local area to ensure that they meet local requirements, including matters relating to community safety, anti- social behaviour and environmental crime.
(5) To consider and refer to Cabinet any issues from a local community
perspective with emerging Neighbourhood Plans within their area, and consider local planning applications as per the planning delegation scheme
(6) To consider and recommend adjustments to budget priorities in
relation to Local Transport Plan issues within their area, and to make decisions in relation to devolved capital highway maintenance allocations.
(7) To engage, through the appropriate networks, with all key stakeholders
from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to facilitate the delivery of area priorities. This will include undertaking regular liaison with parish and town councils.
(8) To inform, consult and engage local communities in accordance
with Council policy and guidance, through the appropriate networks.
(9) To, as appropriate, respond or refer with recommendations to
local petitions and councillor calls for action.
(10) To make certain appointments to outside bodies as agreed by Council.
(11) To determine applications for grant aid from the Community Chest, either through Panels for individual Local Area Councils, or through the Panel of Local Area Council Chairs for countywide applications.
(12) To refer and receive appropriate issues for consideration to or from
other Council Committees, and as appropriate invite Portfolio Holders to attend a meeting if an item in their area of responsibility is to be discussed.
(13) To exercise the following functions within their area:-
(a) the Council’s functions in relation to the survey, definition,
maintenance, diversion, stopping up and creation of public rights of way.
(b) the Council’s functions as the Commons Registration Authority for common land and town/village greens in Northumberland.
(c) the Council’s functions in relation to the preparation and maintenance of the Rights ... view the full agenda text for item 2.
The Minutes of the meeting of the Castle Morpeth Local Area Council held on Monday 12 April 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.
DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS
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 the monitoring officer by email at email@example.com. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.
To request the committee to decide the planning applications attached to this report using the powers delegated to it.
Please note that printed letters of objection/support are no longer circulated with the agenda but are available on the Council’s website at http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Planning.aspx
Change of use: vehicle depot to material recycling facility (B2 Use Classes)
Watsons Yard, Barrington Road, Bedlington, Northumberland
Proposed residential development of four dwellings (as amended 21.12.2020)
Land South Of Centurion Way , Centurion Way, Heddon-On-The-Wall, NE15 0BY
For Members’ information to report the progress of planning appeals. This is a monthly report and relates to appeals throughout all 5 Local Area Council Planning Committee areas and covers appeals of Strategic Planning Committee
The report reviews the issues raised in a petition received setting out concerns about a series of Planning Enforcement cases in Lynemouth. This report sets out the background and matters arising in these cases and the specific circumstances.
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.