Serving the people of Harpole

Infrastructure, Planning and Highways Committee

Members of the Infrastructure, Planning and Highways Committee are

  1. Cllr Bess
  2. Cllr Gardner
  3. Cllr Gibbins
  4. Cllr M Orr
  5. Cllr Smethers
  6. Cllr Wilkinson


Membership shall be 7 Members of the Council.

Meetings must have 3 Members to be quorate.

1 Terms of Reference - Planning.

1.1 To make observations/comments on all routine planning applications.

1.2 To make observations/comments on planning appeals and related matters.

1.3 To make observations/comments on tree preservation orders and listed building consents.

1.4 Matters to be delegated to the clerk. Comments to the Planning Authority are required within 21 days of the Council receiving the planning applications and it may therefore be necessary for the Clerk, in conjunction with the Committee Chairman, to submit comments and report to the next meeting.

2. Terms of Reference – Highways

2.1 To deal with all matters relating to the creation, diversion and closure of public footpaths.

2.2 To comment on Traffic Orders.

2.3 To make recommendations to the Unitary Council with respect to Street Naming.

2.4 To make recommendations to the Unitary Council on Traffic Management matters.

2.5 To process complaints regarding traffic signs, road and footway surfaces and poor reinstatement etc. with the appropriate authorities

2.6 To make observations/comments on all matters in relation to public transport.

3. Terms of reference – Infrastructure

3.1 To manage and control parks, recreation ground, public walks and public open spaces, including trees, in the ownership of Harpole Parish Council.

3.2 To control allotments through the Allotments Advisory Group and receive its reports

3.3 To manage and control the following:

  • Street Lighting – Footway Lighting.
  • Trees on land owned or managed by the Parish Council
  • Street Furniture –litter bins, dog bins, seats and benches owned by HPC, Bus Shelters.
  • Grass cutting of all Council owned and managed open spaces
  • Grass cutting verges on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council.

3.4 To monitor contracts, relevant to the responsibilities of this committee, to ensure that the performance meets the agreed specification.

3.5 Property Holdings - To effectively manage and maintain the property of the Council.

3.6 To enter into tenancy agreements and to license grazing and mowing rights in respect of land holdings etc.

3.7 To receive reports into matters relating to the Churchyard and to authorise any appropriate action.

3.8 To be responsible for the Parish Council's role in relation to community events (Best Kept Village, litter picking, Scarecrow Festival etc.)

3.9 To deal with matters relating to flooding issues within the parish

3.10. Matters delegated to the clerk - To authorise minor repair work on equipment and/or street furniture within Financial Regulations.

Last updated: Wed, 07 Jun 2023 17:03