OF AN EXTRAORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - 26th
Parish Council Meeting was held at Acklington Village
Hall on 26 January 2012
Present: Cllrs J Newton, D Barras, E Critchlow, T
Corson, I Monkhouse, A Sharpe and L Welch.
The Parish Clerk in attendance – Mrs L Hamlin
68. Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Budge and Craig
69. Ministry of Justice Land
Cllrs Barras, Sharpe and Welch along with the Clerk met
with representatives of the Ministry of Justice to
discuss the option of the transfer of land in Churchill
Way and St Omer Road to the Parish Council. The Ministry
has made the offer as part of a departmental review and
planned disposal of surplus assets.
The parish council met to discuss the offer as it sees
this as a means of securing the land for long-term
community benefit. Cost implications were discussed in
relation to legal fees and ongoing maintenance including
liability for trees and potential issues relating to
these. It was also discussed that MOJ has yet to confirm
whether the transfer will apply to all Ministry land or
whether some plots may be retained with a view to
seeking development consent by MOJ.
It was agreed unanimously by the Council that the Clerk
contact MOJ stating the Parish Council would be
interested in acquiring all the land being offered by
MOJ dependent on the cost implications.
Chairman closed the meeting at 8.20pm
Next meeting: Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm in
Acklington Village Hall