Standards and Governance Committee


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


Wednesday, 5 July 2023


3.00 pm



County Councillors: Nick Brown, Sam Cross, Melanie Davis, Clive Pearson (Chairman), Heather Phillips and Monika Slater.

Independent Persons for Standards: Hilary Gilbertson (Independent Member) and Louise Holroyd (Independent Member)


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 details are at the foot of the first page of the agenda if you would like to find out more.


Recording is allowed at North Yorkshire 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 from Democratic Services. 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 8th March 2023 and a Special Meeting held on 17th May 2023


(Pages 3 - 16)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions or Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice (including the text of the question/statement) to Owen Griffiths of Democratic Services (contact details at the foot of page 1 of the agenda sheet) by midday on Friday 30th June 2023. 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.





Dispensation Request - Councillor Michael Harrison - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 17 - 20)




Dispensation Requests - Councillors Gareth Dadd and Carl Les - Report of the Monitoring Officer


(Pages 21 - 24)




Final Recommendations on the Community Governance Reviews relating to the unparished town centres in Harrogate and Scarborough - Report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


(Pages 25 - 322)




Temporary Appointment to Hellifield Parish Council - Report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)


(Pages 323 - 328)




Such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



27th June 2023


For all enquiries relating to this agenda or to register to speak at the meeting, please contact Owen Griffiths, Democratic Services Officer on Tel: 07423 663704 or by e-mail at:




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