Agenda and minutes

Emergency - Tuesday, 29th November, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, 13 Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DD

Contact: Olwen Heap 01200 414408  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence for the meeting were received from Councillor R Thompson.



Declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests


There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests.



Exclusion of press and public


RESOLVED: That by virtue of the next item of business being exempt information under Paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be now excluded from the meeting.




Local Plan Review

Report of Director of Economic Development and Planning enclosed.


The Director of Economic Development and Planning submitted a report updating members on the delivery of the Local Plan.


She reported that due to the retirement of the Head of Regeneration and Housing there would be a period before a new appointment was made, and there was therefore a need to look at alternatives in order to progress the implementation of the review of the Local Plan.


The Plan needs to be at Regulation 19 consultation stage before the purdah period for the Borough elections in May 2023. For this to be possible, agency staff would be required to work with the Head of Service prior to his departure and until a new Head of Service was appointed.


Numerous interviews had taken place and a person identified with the necessary relevant experience had been located based in the northwest and willing to attend the office. This would be financed from existing savings/budgets.




Agree to appoint an interim agency worker, subject to satisfactory references, to work up to 3 days a week for a period of 6 months up to the level of fees set out in the report.