Member Councils do not seek qualification because it is a heavty burden on clerks and councillors and apart from prestige brings no additional powers, right to consultation or funding.
NALC should negotiate with Government the grant to quality councils of the following additional rights & powers:
*Authority to determine prescribed minor planning applications
*Statutory consultee status for proposals for planning, affordable housing, waste collection and recycling, leisure facilities including footpaths and bridleways, public lighting, traffic management & engineering, licensing
*the right to appoint a school governor to state schools within the local council area.
Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils