Present: Mr Stripp, Mr Ormston, Mrs O’Kane, Mr Kenny Mrs Bolam.
1 Apologies for absence: none
2 Minutes of previous meeting 4 November 2013: Examined and approved.
3 Matters arising
Northumberland Local Plan Core Strategy: submission prepared by Mrs Bolam and Mr Kenny was discussed, current plan centred on urban areas and does nothing for rural areas, clerk to forward the finalised submission making this point to NCC.
Precept to remain the same as last year £980
Bank balance £1467.21
Planning committee meeting 27-11-13 re The Conifers, 13/02186/FUL attended by Mrs Bolam and Mr Kenny. Permission was refused.
Comments on CAP reform: timescale was too short to respond but the reforms seemed to be beneficial for hill farmers. .
NCC budget and state of the area debate: the council does not feel it is worth sending a representative
Grit bins: the council is happy with the current level of grit bin provision
Statement on roads to be posted on website, sent to the gazette and to be tweeted.
7 Any other business
Clerk to email Cllr. Steven Bridgett asking for an update on the Cragend Landslip.
8 Date of next meeting – February 3rd 2014 7.30pm