Agenda

North Northumberland Local Area Council - Thursday, 20th January, 2022 1.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Space - Block 1, Floor 2 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Little 

Note: PLEASE NOTE SOME ITEMS HAVE BEEN DEFERRED Guidance for Public Attendance at meetings: *The meeting venue requires access to the normal workplace, so the public are asked to wear face coverings and ensure good hand hygiene. *Members of the public must contact democraticservices@northumberland.gov.uk if they wish to attend a meeting in person and should specify which meeting and are only allowed entry on a first come basis where capacity allows. *Any member of the press or public may view the proceedings of this meeting live on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/NorthumberlandTV *Standard Covid secure controls are in place to book in, ensure hand hygiene, ventilate the meeting space and ensure people comply with agreed meeting protocols. *Public Speakers on planning applications must register as usual with Democratic Services. 

Items
No. Item

1.

PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED AT A PLANNING COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 120 KB

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

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.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 431 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the North Northumberland Local Area Council held on Thursday 18 November 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

 

5.

DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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.

21/03106/FUL pdf icon PDF 500 KB

Demolition of the existing convenience store (Class E) and construction of a new retail food store (Class E) to be occupied by Co-operative Food Ltd.
Mace Convenience Store, Townfoot, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7SL

7.

21/02169/REM pdf icon PDF 324 KB

Reserved Matters Application pursuant to planning permission 18/00828/OUT for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.
Land North and West of Hillcrest, East Ord, Northumberland

8.

21/00346/OUT - THIS ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Outline Application with all matters reserved for demolition of existing cottage and construction of up to 4no. residential dwellings (Use Class C3)
Braemar, Beach View, Boulmer, Northumberland, NE66 3BW

9.

21/02382/OUT pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Outline application with all matters reserved for the demolition of an existing building and redevelopment with up to 5No residential properties.
Christian Bank Farm, Christian Bank, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3EZ

10.

21/03064/FUL pdf icon PDF 171 KB

New dwellinghouse
Land North West of Sturton Grange Mill, Warkworth, Northumberland

 

11.

APPEALS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 200 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. 

 

12.

SECTION 106 pdf icon PDF 168 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.

 

13.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME - THIS ITEM IS DEFERRED

To reply to any questions received from members of the public which have been submitted in writing in advance of the meeting. Questions can be asked about issues for which the Council has a responsibility. (Public question times take place on a bimonthly basis at Local Area Council meetings: in January, March, May, July, September and November each year.) 

 

As agreed by the County Council in February 2012, the management of local public question times is at the discretion of the chair of the committee.  

 

Please note however that a question may possibly be rejected if it requires the disclosure of any categories of confidential or exempt information, namely information: 
 

  1. Relating to any individual; 
  1. Which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual; 
  1. Relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person 
  1. Relating to any labour relations matters/negotiations; 
  1. Restricted to legal proceedings 
  1. About enforcement/enacting legal orders 
  1. Relating to the prevention, investigation of prosecution of crime. 
     

And/or: 
 

  • Is defamatory, frivolous or offensive;  
    • It is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting of this or another County Council committee in the past six months;  
  • The request repeats an identical or very similar question from the same person; 
  • The cost of providing an answer is disproportionate;  
  • It is being separately addressed through the Council's complaints process; 
  • It is not about a matter for which the Council has a responsibility or which affects the county; 
  • It relates to planning, licensing and/or other regulatory applications 
  • It is a question that town/parish councils would normally be expected to raise through other channels. 

 

If the Chair is of the opinion that a question is one which for whatever reason, cannot properly be asked in an area meeting, he/she will disallow it and inform the resident of his/her decision.  

 

Copies of any written answers (without individuals' personal contact details) will be provided for members after the meeting and also be publicly available. 

 

Democratic Services will confirm the status of the progress on any previously requested written answers and follow up any related actions requested by the Local Area Council. 

14.

PETITIONS - THIS ITEM IS DEFERRED pdf icon PDF 182 KB

This item is to: 

 

(a) Receive any new petitions: to receive any new petitions. The lead petitioner is entitled to briefly introduce their petition and a response to any petitions received will then be organised for a future meeting.

       

(b) Consider reports on petitions previously received: 

 

(i)  Housing Delivery for Permanent Residents

 

(ii)  Badgers in Tweedmouth Cemetery

 

(c)  Receive any updates on petitions for which a report was previously considered: any updates will be verbally reported at the meeting. 

 

Additional documents:

15.

LOCAL SERVICES ISSUES - THIS ITEM IS DEFERRED

To receive a verbal update from the Area Managers from Technical Services and Neighbourhood Services in attendance about any key recent, ongoing and/or future planned Local Services work for the attention of members of the Local Area Council, who will also then have the opportunity to raise issues with the Area Managers. 

 

The Area Managers have principal responsibility for highway services and environmental services, such as refuse collection, street cleansing and grounds maintenance, within the geographic boundaries of the Local Area Council. 

 

16.

NEWTON COMMON REPORT pdf icon PDF 10 MB

To receive a report updating the Local Area Council in relation to the proposed Commons Act Scheme in relation to Newton Common and ask for Members to make a decision as to whether to approve the proposed Scheme. If so approved, Members must then resolve whether to enter into an agreement under the s101 of the Local Government Act 1972 for its management with Newton-by-the-Sea Parish Council.

 

17.

BUDGET 2022-23 AND MEDIUM-TERM FINANCIAL PLAN - THIS ITEM IS DEFERRED

This presentation will outline the Council’s strategy to the 2022-23 Budget within the context of the Corporate Plan. The presentation will provide details of the approach to setting the budget for the next financial year and the broad impact this will have on the delivery of services. 

 

18.

NORTHUMBERLAND FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE: COMMUNITY RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN 2022-26 CONSULTATION - THIS ITEM IS DEFERRED pdf icon PDF 103 KB

The Community Risk Management Plan 2022-26 has been developed, providing data and analysis on key fire and rescue related risks, and information on how Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service will work with communities to address and mitigate those risks.  The purpose of the report is to raise awareness of a public consultation on the Plan which opens on 5 January 2022 and closes on 16 February 2022 and to provide an opportunity for feedback from Local Area Council into the process. 

 

Additional documents:

19.

BERWICK REGENERATION PROJECT - THIS ITEM IS DEFERRED

To receive an update (if any)

20.

LOCAL AREA COUNCIL WORK PROGRAMME - THIS ITEM IS DEFERRED pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To note the latest version of agreed items for future Local Area Council meetings (any suggestions for new agenda items will require confirmation by the Business Chair after the meeting)   

 

21.

URGENT BUSINESS

22.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 24 February 2022 at 3.00 pm.