Whalton Parish Council meetings take place bi-monthly six times a year on the third Tuesday of every January, March, May, July, September and November and are usually held at 7.00 p.m. in the Village Hall at Whalton, Northumberland. The Annual Parish Meeting takes place in March and the Annual General Meeting takes place in May. The Parish Council relies upon a Planning Sub-Committee which meets as and when required to consider and comment (not decide) on planning applications between meetings of the Council. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings, and there is an opportunity at each meeting for the public to speak and raise issues of concern. The agenda for the forthcoming meeting and the minutes of the recent Whalton Parish Council meetings are published on the notice board at the Village Hall and are also available online via this website. This website aims to be a source of information for matters concerning the Parish Council of Whalton in Northumberland. Our website is currently in the process of being updated. We would welcome information or suggestions for use on this website.
For information about forthcoming meetings and for help with other enquiries, the Parish Clerk is available on most days and evenings. The dedicated telephone number for parish council business is: 07952 405 036 . The e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Penny Norton (Chairman)
Councillor Susan C. Richardson (Vice-Chairman)
Councillor William A. Grix
Councillor Len Waterworth
Councillor Charles Scott
Councillor Stephen J. Trobe
NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
(AUDIT COMMISSION ACT 1998 ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2011)
Whalton Parish Council
NOTICE is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2012 was completed on
26 September 2012
and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1998.
The requisite information as defined by Section 13(4) of the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 is not displayed alongside this notice.
If the requisite information is not displayed alongside this notice, it is available for inspection by appointment.
To arrange a viewing please contact
The Parish Clerk
between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
(Monday to Friday)
Dated: 30 August 2012
Signed: K. Murray-Hetherington (Responsible Financial Officer)
Parish Councils play an important role in the planning system. Whalton Parish Council - as a statutory consultee of Northumberland County Council (NCC) - is asked to comment on all planning applications within the Parish. The County Council must take into account, but not necessarily follow, the views or recommendations of the Parish Council. The Parish Council is consulted for its local knowledge but does not determine a Planning Application. This is the role of the planning committee at NCC (made up of County Councillors) or sometimes by the planning officers using delegated powers. Their decisions are based upon Planning Policies set out in the Local Plan, Planning Policy Statements (PPS) and Government Guidance.
How do I view the plans?
For further details, contact Northumberland County Council, Planning Department, Hadrian House, Market Street, Hexham NE46 3NH from Monday to Friday 10am until 3pm. Contact Central Registry Team on (01670) 622625 . Alternatively, view the document online at
What do I do if I have an interest or want to object to a Planning Application?
First you must view the plans and supporting documentation. If you wish to object you must write to, or email NCC and send a copy to the Parish Clerk so that we are aware of your views. Unless you have valid planning reasons, your letter will be wasted.
Listed below are reasons for objecting to a particular application:
- Highways – access/roads unsuitable for the development (where access is a relevant consideration.
- Loss of light – dependent on the size/siting of the development to a neighbouring property’s principal windows (can they be directly looked into?)
- Design/size/scale/materials of proposal in relation to the existing property, neighbouring properties and general location.
- Effect on/loss of protected trees or listed buildings
- Setting listed buildings on Conservation Area.
- Noise, fumes, smell or loss of privacy.
- Risk of flooding as a result of the proposal.
- Loss of a valuable facility if dealt with in the local plan.
Things which are not normally planning considerations include:
- Loss of view/aspect.
- Personal matters relating to the specific applicant.
- Changes to land/property values.
- Personal taste with respect to the proposal.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL
Councillor Eileen Armstrong
PC 613 Lee Davison - Neighbourhood Beat Manager (NBM) Ponteland Rural
Tel: 101 ext 69569
Neighbourhood Beat Manager for the Ponteland Rural area (as part of East Tynedale Policing Team) has ownership and responsibility for issues in the outlying Ponteland parishes including Belsay, Whalton, Capheaton, Stamfordham and Matfen. He holds a regular monthly drop-in surgery in the Village Shop to allow local residents to call in to discuss issues or concerns or to pass on information. He also oversees an active farmwatch scheme in the area allowing farmers, gamekeepers and other rural businesses to keep up to date and use an information exchange to prevent and deter criminal activity in the area. His intention is to maintain regular contact with all of the parishes to assist in resolving any issues where he can and to offer support if needed. PC Davison attends meetings of the Parish Council when he can.