Agenda

North Northumberland Local Area Council - Thursday, 24th June, 2021 3.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Space - Block 2, Floor 2 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Heather Bowers 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

The committee is asked to note the following membership and terms of reference for the North Northumberland 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 North Northumberland area:

 

Chair: G Castle Vice Chair: S Bridgett; Vice Chair (Planning): C Hardy

 

Quorum - 4

 

Conservative: G Castle, C Hardy, M Mather, W Pattison, G Renner-Thompson,

C Seymour, T Thorne, J Watson

 

Labour: T Clark

 

Green Party: M Swinbank

 

Liberal Democrat: I Hunter

 

Independents (Non grouped):  S Bridgett, G Hill

 

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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 1.

2.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE - NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND RIGHTS OF WAY SUBCOMMITTEE

To appoint 6 members to the North Northumberland Local Area Council (Rights of Way) Subcommittee, to elect a Chair and Vice Chair, and to confirm the membership and terms of reference, following the creation and delegation of powers to it by the North Northumberland Local Area Council in November 2018.

 

Six members drawn from the membership of the North Northumberland Local Area Council. Balance 4:1:1(4 Conservative, 1 Independent, 1 Labour/Liberal Democrat/ Green Party).

 

Terms of reference: To exercise functions in relation to the survey, definition, maintenance, diversion, stopping up and creation of public rights of way in the north Northumberland area, on behalf of the North Northumberland Local Area Council.

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the North Northumberland Local Area Council held on Thursday 22 April 2021 as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair. 

5.

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.

6.

DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 92 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

 

 

7.

20/01155/S106A pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Variation of S106 agreement pursuant to planning application N/99/B/0848 dated 19.02.2002. 

Land at Mitchell Avenue, Seahouses. 

 

8.

20/02501/FULES pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Proposed river restoration scheme comprising - removal of existing ford crossing and replace with new gravel ford; regrading of 400m of canalised section of river; remove fish pass; creation of inset floodplain; construction of new replacement pedestrian footbridge; removal of upstream check weirs – minor widening of approach to Coldgate Mill Ford crossing.

Land North West of Haugh Head Crossing Cottage, Wooler. Northumberland. 

 

 

9.

APPEALS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 168 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.  (Attached as Appendix B).

10.

SECTION 106 UPDATE pdf icon PDF 143 KB

For Members’ information to report the agreement monitoring and collection of s106 contributions in the planning process.  This is a monthly report and relates to agreements throughout Northumberland during the previous monthly period.  (Attached as Appendix C). 

11.

URGENT BUSINESS

12.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 22 July at 3.00 pm