Agenda

Castle Morpeth Local Area Council - Monday, 14th June, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF

Contact: Lesley Little 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

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 

  

Conservative 

Labour 

Bedlington Independents 

 

Liberal 

Democrat 

  

Independents (Non-grouped) 

D. Bawn 

S.J. Dickinson 

 

 

 

J. Beynon 

L. Dunn 

 

 

 

 L.R. Darwin

J.D. Foster 

 

  

  

R.R. Dodd 

M.B.Murphy

 

  

  

P. Jackson 

 

 

 

 

V. Jones 

 

 

 

 

H.G.H. Sanderson 

 

 

 

 

D. Towns 

 

 

  

  

R. Wearmouth 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Area.

(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.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 328 KB

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.

 

4.

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 monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

5.

DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

 

6.

20/01768/FUL pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Change of use: vehicle depot to material recycling facility (B2 Use Classes)

Watsons Yard, Barrington Road, Bedlington, Northumberland

NE22 7AH

 

7.

20/03389/FUL pdf icon PDF 521 KB

Proposed residential development of four dwellings (as amended 21.12.2020)

Land South Of Centurion Way , Centurion Way, Heddon-On-The-Wall, NE15 0BY

 

8.

APPEALS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 302 KB

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

 

9.

PETITION - PLANNING ENFORCEMENT IN LYNEMOUTH pdf icon PDF 224 KB

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.  

 

Additional documents:

10.

URGENT BUSINESS

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.