Councillors Carl Les (Chairman), Gareth Dadd, Derek Bastiman, Michael Harrison, Simon Myers, Janet Sanderson, David Chance, Keane Duncan, Greg White and Annabel Wilkinson.


Tuesday, 18th April, 2023


11.00 am


Meeting Room 3, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AD



This meeting is being held as an in-person meeting that is being broadcasted and recorded and will be available to view via Members of the public are entitled to attend this meeting as observers for all those items taken in open session. Please contact the Democratic Services Officer whose contact details are below if you would like to find out more.


Recording is allowed at Council, committee and sub-committee meetings which are open to the public, please give due regard to the Council’s protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at public meetings, a copy of which is available to download below. Anyone wishing to record is asked to contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Democratic Services Officer whose details are at the foot of the first page of the Agenda. We ask that any recording is clearly visible to anyone at the meeting and that it is non-disruptive.






Minutes of the Meeting held on 21 March 2023


(Pages 3 - 10)




Declarations of Interest






Public Participation



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Melanie Carr of Democratic and Scrutiny Services and supplied the text (contact details below) by midday on Thursday 13 April 2023, 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 Leader who will instruct anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Lowering the Age Range of Overdale Community Primary School

(Pages 11 - 38)



It is recommended that:

i.    The proposals and statutory notices be published on 4 May to lower the school age range of Overdale Community Primary School from 4 September 2023.

ii.   The Executive schedule taking a final decision on the proposals on 20 June 2023.





Proposal to amalgamate Caedmon College Whitby and Eskdale School

(Pages 39 - 426)


Recommendations – That:

 i.       Statutory proposals and notices be published on 27 April 2023 proposing the amalgamation of Caedmon College Whitby and Eskdale School resulting in the technical closure of Eskdale School and the Eskdale site from 31 August 2024, and an increase in the planned admission number for the amalgamated school with effect from 1 September 2024.

ii.      The Executive schedule taking a final decision on these proposals on 20 June 2023.

iii.    The recommendation from the Area Constituency Committee be noted - if the decision is made to proceed with these proposals the Executive will be required to consider the recommendation in conjunction with these proposals at the appropriate time if the proposals are published and this returns for a decision to close the school on 20 June 2023.





Appointments Report


(Pages 427 - 428)




Area Constituency Committee Feedback Report

(Pages 429 - 436)


Recommendation:  That the Executive notes the report and considers any matters arising from the work of the Area Constituency Committees, that merits further scrutiny, review or investigation at a county-level.





Forward Plan


(Pages 437 - 446)




Any Other Items



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




Contact Details


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Members are reminded that in order to expedite business at the meeting and enable Officers to adapt their presentations to address areas causing difficulty, they are encouraged to contact Officers prior to the meeting with questions on technical issues in reports.






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



Thursday, 6 April 2023




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