Agenda

Extraordinary meeting, County Council - Wednesday, 30th March, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Morpeth

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

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

 

 

3.

JOINT REPORT OF THE MONITORING OFFICER AND THE INTERIM SENIOR SERVICE DIRECTOR

Seghill By Election Result

 

 To receive the result of the Seghill By Election and the Proportionality Report – report to follow.

 

 

4.

REPORT OF THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND LOCAL SERVICES pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Adoption of The Northumberland Local Plan (2016 - 2036)

 

To present the Inspectors’ Report into the independent examination of the Northumberland Local Plan and recommend that Council approve the adoption of the Northumberland Local Plan (2016-2036), including the Policies Map, as amended by main modifications and additional changes, following its Independent Examination by the Planning Inspectors appointed by the Secretary of State.

 

Link to Appendix 2 – Policies Maps

 

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5.

REPORT OF THE INTERIM SERVICE DIRECTOR FOR HR/OD pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Pay Policy Statement of Northumberland County Council 2022-23

 

The Localism Act 2011 requires the County Council to prepare and publish a Pay Policy Statement. The purpose of such a statement is to articulate the Council’s policies towards a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce, particularly its senior staff and its lowest paid employees. The Council wishes to ensure that it operates on the principles of equal pay for work of equal value, and also within the various other legislative requirements, including the Equality Act 2010. The policy statement applies to the 2022-23 financial year and requires approval at a meeting of the County Council. It will be reviewed annually and takes into account the guidance on openness issued by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

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6.

REPORT OF THE HEAD OF DEMOCRATIC AND ELECTORAL SERVICES pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Timetable of Meetings 2022-23

 

To seek Council’s approval to suspend Standing Orders in order that the annual timetable of meetings for 2022-23 can be agreed

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7.

REQUEST TO EXERCISE THE FREEDOM OF NORTHUMBERLAND: 3RD REGIMENT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY

Over the years, recognised organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the County or offered a service of the highest order to the country in the name of Northumberland have been awarded the ceremonial title of “Freedom of Northumberland” which has been widely appreciated and valued. In 2015, the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (3RHA) moved to Albemarle from Hohne in Germany and in 2016, in recognition of their service to the people of Northumberland, the Council awarded them the Freedom of Northumberland, in acknowledgment of the vital tasks they carry out. The Regiment has now asked permission to exercise the right to march through Hexham on 16 July 2022 and to hold a ceremony to reflect the significant changes they are facing. The Council's support is sought for this major event.

 

 

8.

BUSINESS HELD OVER FROM THE 23RD FEBRUARY 2022 COUNCIL MEETING

To consider the member questions deferred from the budget meeting of Council held on 23rd February 2022. 

9.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

Council is invited to consider passing the following resolution:??

 

(a) That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the agenda as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and

 

(b) That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-

 

Agenda Item          Paragraph of Schedule 12A

10                           1,3,4 and 5 – information relating to any individual, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information), information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the Authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the Authority and information in respect of which a claim to legal privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

 

AND                        The public interest outweighs the public interest in disclosure because disclosure would adversely affect the Authority’s ability to conduct its affairs.                                                  

10.

STAFF AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

To receive a report of the Staff and Appointments Committee held on 24 March 2022 – report to follow.