Agenda

Rights of Way Committee - Wednesday, 19th June, 2024 10.00 am

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

Contact: Rebecca Little 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP

Rights of Way Committee 

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9 members (4:3:1 Ind Gp, 1 LD) (One Con place gifted to Green Party)

 

Quorum – 3 

 

Chair: C. Seymour 

Vice Chair: A. Wallace 

 

Conservative 

Labour 

Independent Group 

Liberal Democrats 

Green Party 

Ind Non-Grouped 

C. Hardy 

L. Bowman 

A. Dale 

A. Sharp 

M. Swinbank 

 

J.I Hutchinson 

J. Foster 

 

 

 

 

C. Seymour 

A. Wallace 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriate Ward Members be invited to attend. 

 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The minutes of the Rights of Way Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 24 April 2024, as circulated, to be agreed as a true record and be signed by the Chair. 

 

4.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required where a matter arises at a meeting; 

 

a.      Which directly relates to Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (‘DPI’) as set out in Appendix B, Table 1 of the Code of Conduct, to disclose the interest, not participate in any discussion or vote and not to remain in room. Where members have a DPI or if the matter concerns an executive function and is being considered by a Cabinet Member with a DPI they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with the matter.

 

b.      Which directly relates to the financial interest or well being of a Other Registrable Interest as set out in Appendix B, Table 2 of the Code of Conduct to disclose the interest and only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak at the meeting but otherwise must not take part in any discussion  or vote on the matter and must not remain the room.

 

c.      Which directly relates to their financial interest or well-being  (and is not  DPI) or the financial well being of a relative or close associate, to declare the interest and members may only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak. Otherwise, the member must not take part in discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

d.      Which affects the financial well-being of the member, a relative or close associate or a body included under the Other Registrable Interests column in Table 2, to disclose the interest and apply the test set out at paragraph 9 of Appendix B before deciding whether they may remain in the meeting.

 

e.      Where Members have or a Cabinet Member has an Other Registerable Interest or Non Registerable Interest in a matter being considered in exercise of their executive function, they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with it. 

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk.  Members are referred to the Code of Conduct which contains the matters above in full. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

 

5.

REVIEW OF THE DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY pdf icon PDF 24 MB

ALLEGED RESTRICTED BYWAYS Nos 58, 63 & 4

PARISHES OF HENSHAW, BARDON HILL AND HAYDON

 

The Rights of Way Committee is asked to consider all the relevant evidence gathered in support and in rebuttal of the existence of restricted byway rights, in part over the route of existing public footpaths, from the eastern end of Byway Open to All Traffic No 31, south of Gallowshieldrigg Farm, in a general easterly direction to join the B6318 Military Road at Moss Kennels.

 

6.

REVIEW OF THE DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY pdf icon PDF 21 MB

ALLEGED RESTRICTED BYWAYS Nos 24 & 33 

PARISHES OF MELKRIDGE AND HENSHAW

 

The Rights of Way Committee is asked to consider all the relevant evidence gathered in support and in rebuttal of the existence of higher public rights than public footpath, from the U7036 road, at Wealside, in a general easterly direction to the northern end of the U7042 road at Gibbs Hill. 

 

7.

REVIEW OF THE DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY pdf icon PDF 8 MB

ALLEGED BYWAY OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC No 27

PARISH OF BRINKBURN

 

The Rights of Way Committee is asked to consider all the relevant evidence gathered in support and in rebuttal of the existence of public vehicular rights over the U4039 Road, between the B6344 road, 70 metres south-west of Tosdstead Cottage, and along the U4039 Road to a point 520 metres due west of Thirtleyhaugh Farm Cottage.

 

8.

REVIEW OF THE DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY pdf icon PDF 9 MB

ALLEGED BYWAY OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC No 31

PARISH OF BRINKBURN

 

The Rights of Way Committee is asked to consider all the relevant evidence gathered in support and in rebuttal of the existence of public vehicular rights over the U4048 road, between the C188 Road, and Hope Farm.

 

9.

DRAFT RIGHTS OF WAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To introduce the draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan and seek agreement for the draft plan to proceed into a public and stakeholder consultation exercise.

 

Additional documents:

10.

DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Rights of Way committee will be held on Wednesday, 28 August 2024.

 

11.

URGENT BUSINESS (IF ANY)

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