At the Meeting of the Council held in Acklington
Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7 July 2015
Present: Cllrs J Newton, D Barras, G Budge, E
Critchlow, I Monkhouse, G Orr, A Sharpe, M Townshend and
The Parish Clerk in attendance Miss E Brown
2 Members of the public were present.
16. Apologies for absence: County Councillor
Watson had forwarded his apologies.
17. Declarations of interest in items on the Agenda:
18. To Consider Co-option of Councillor:
Expressions of interest were heard from Trevor Raine and
Nell Gair. A ballot was carried out, the results in
favour of Nell Gair by 8-1.
19. The minutes of the meeting held on 5 May 2015
were agreed as a true record.
20. Matters arising therefrom:
a. Replacement posts for road signs The Clerk could
not see any rusted posts in the village. Members were
requested to forward details of their locations.
b. Footpath from the dog bin to the bridge The
footpath had been added to a scheme for improvements.
c. Large tree in river The tree had been removed from
d. Right of Way - Field House Farm down to the old coal
e. Affordable housing; terms of occupation This had
been discussed during the public participation section
of the meeting The Clerk had circulated the response
from NCC which would seem to be no more than a holding
f. Ground improvements at Guyzance Memorial Cllrs were
to check whether the improvement had been carried out.
g. Trees at roadside near the junction towards the
h. Footpath requiring edging; Broomhill to Acklington
This would not be done until the grass cutting season
21. Standing item Report by County Councillor
a) Financial Summary The balance on account at 7th July
2015 is £6596.64.
b) Payments The following list was put before members
and agreed for payment
Salaries & Wages + expenses
a. To report on any planning decisions:
15/01224/LBC Listed Building Consent: Replacement of
windows, replacement of lintels and window sill,
repointing, replacement of rear door, relocation of wood
burning stove, replacement of roof guttering and
backboard, installation of stone patio, alteration of
existing garage opening and removal of turning circle
Dye House, Guyzance Bridge NE65 9AB APPLICATION
15/01223/FUL - Replacement of windows, replacement of
lintels and window sill, repointing, replacement of rear
door, relocation of wood burning stove, replacement of
roof guttering and backboard, installation of stone
patio, alteration of existing garage opening and removal
of turning circle Dye House, Guyzance Bridge NE65 9AB
b. Planning matters pending:
14/03220/FUL Cooksburn Mill, Acklington NE65 9AE
Change of use of land at Cooksburn Mill to accommodate
construction of 4 new holiday chalets - No objections to
the development, but Parish Council concerned that the
current infrastructure of highways is inadequate and
would request Highways to carry out an assessment of the
cumulative effects of developments in the area on the
c.To consider any planning matters:
15/01787/FUL | Proposed two storey extension with rear
garage and store room | Burnbrae Acklington Road North
Broomhill Northumberland NE65 9XD Members had no
objections in principle but had concerns over any future
potential business use; a condition would be requested
to cover this.
15/01795/LBC | Listed Building Consent: Installation of
wood burning stove with associated flue pipe to external
roof. | 11 Bank House Farm Acklington Morpeth
Northumberland NE65 9AP Members had no objections.
15/01666/CLPROP | Certificate of lawful development for
a proposed extension | Fairways 2 Quarry Avenue
Acklington Morpeth Northumberland NE65 9BZ
24. Requested Agenda Items
24.1: Written consent to receiving Summons to Parish
Council meetings electronically Consent was signed by
all Members apart from Cllr Welch.
24.2: Website transparency requirements The Clerk
detailed the requirements regarding transparency that
had been requested by the DCLG. It was agreed that the
Council would continue using the Acklington Parish
website which was more than capable of holding the
24.3: Consideration of Playground inspection The Clerk
would request a quote for repairs and forward contact
details to Cllr Barras for any site visits.
25 Correspondence Received
25.1: Acklington PCC Request for funding toward
Lychgate repairs Members agreed to offer a donation of
25.2:NCC - Love Northumberland Awards This was noted
for information. The flyers would be left in the village
25.3: NCC - Review of Polling Districts and Polling
Places 2015 This was noted for information.
25.4: NCC - Annual T&PC Conference 2015 2 places were
available for the conference was due to take place on
24th September at West Hartford Fire Station. The Clerk
would circulate the details to Members.
25.5: NCC Feedback request on new footway It was
agreed that a response would be sent stating the footway
was in the wrong location.
26. Items for next agenda It was noted that the
road was eroding at Dobsons corner in front of the coal
27. Date and time of next meeting
Next meeting: TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER at 7.30 pm in
Acklington Village Hall
The meeting closed at 21.10