North Yorkshire Local Access Forum


Councillors Paul Sherwood (Chair), Dick Brew, Janet Cochrane, Rachel Connolly, Roma Haigh, David Lepper, Will Scarlett, Kath Topping, Cllr Robert Heseltine, Cllr David Jeffels and 3 Vacancies.


Wednesday, 1st June 2022


10.00 am


Brierley Room, County Hall, Northallerton


This meeting is being held as an in-person meeting and in public. The government position is that of learning to live with COVID-19, removing domestic restrictions while encouraging safer behaviours through public health advice. In view of this, hand cleanser and masks will be available for attendees upon request.  The committee room will be well ventilated and attendees encouraged to avoid bottlenecks and maintain an element of social distancing. Please contact the named supporting officer for the committee, if you have any queries or concerns about the management of the meeting and the approach to COVID-19 safety.


Please do not attend if on the day you have COVID-19 symptoms or have had a recent positive Lateral Flow Test.


Further details of the government strategy (Living with COVID-19 Plan) is available here –






Introductions & Apologies for Absence






Minutes of the Meeting held on 26 January 2022


(Pages 3 - 8)




Public Questions & Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Melanie Carr of Democratic Services (see contact details at bottom of page) by midday on Friday 27 May 2022, three working days before the day of the meeting.  Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item. Members of the public, who have given notice, will be invited to speak:

·          At this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);

·          When the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting;


If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will ask anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Attendance of a Network Rail Representative






Update on the Coast to Coast National Trail from Natural England






Update from National Highways on proposed A19 Safety Improvements;





Definitive Map Team Update


(Pages 9 - 12)




Secretary's Update Report

(Pages 13 - 16)


Purpose: To update LAF members on developments since the last meeting.





District Council & LAF Project Updates

(Pages 17 - 20)


Purpose: An opportunity for LAF members to update the Forum on District Council liaison and other LAF representative project activity since the last meeting.





Forward Plan

(Pages 21 - 22)


Purpose – To consider, develop and adopt a work programme for future LAF meetings.





Other business which the Chairman agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.




Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Melanie Carr Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistance Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



24 May 2022




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