Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Executive - Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Items
No. Item

21.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 10 February 2020.

 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 10 February, 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record.

22.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

 

23.

Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To note forthcoming decisions anticipated to be made by the Executive over the next 12 months.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be noted.

 

 

24.

Local Plan (Part 1) 2020-2040: Quality as Standard - Consultation on Draft Plan pdf icon PDF 346 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          The ‘Draft Local Plan (Part 1) 2020-2040: Quality as Standard’ and associated documents are made available for an eight week period of public consultation in accordance with the Statement of Community Involvement;

 

(2)          The Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal Stage A and B reports and the Teignbridge Draft Settlement Limit Review be published alongside the Draft Local Plan for consultation;

 

(3)          The Consultation Statement be published alongside the Draft Local Plan; and

 

(4)          The Portfolio Holder for Planning in consultation with the Principal Policy Planner be given delegated authority to make minor amendments to the above documents prior to publication.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Planning presented the report to consider the draft Local Plan (Part 1) 2020-2040 and its associated documents and to make a recommendation to Executive. The draft plan had been considered by Overview & Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 3 March 2020. The draft plan covered six themes: sustainable communities, climate change, design and wellbeing, economy, homes and environment. 

 

Members thanked the officers for their work on the draft plan and Local Plan Working Group for its input.

 

The Principal Policy Planner advised that the Climate Change Officer had given his comments. They were of a technical nature and would be incorporated into the draft plan in line with delegated authority in the recommendation. The consultation period would be over an eight week period from 23 March 2020 to 18 May 2020. Measures would be put in place to address any issues regarding face to face events that arise as a result of the coronavirus. These could include videos, recorded presentations and increased use of social media. All statutory obligations would be met.

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          The ‘Draft Local Plan (Part 1) 2020-2040: Quality as Standard’ and associated documents are made available for an eight week period of public consultation in accordance with the Statement of Community Involvement;

 

(2)          The Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal Stage A and B reports and the Teignbridge Draft Settlement Limit Review be published alongside the Draft Local Plan for consultation;

 

(3)          The Consultation Statement be published alongside the Draft Local Plan; and

 

(4)          The Portfolio Holder for Planning in consultation with the Principal Policy Planner be given delegated authority to make minor amendments to the above documents prior to publication.

 

25.

Newton Abbot Tourist Information Centre changes pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          The closure of the Tourist Information Centre in Newton Abbot be approved; and

 

(2)          The provision of an Information Point in Newton’s Place be supported.

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources presented the report to agree the closure of the Tourist Information Centre in Newton Abbot and support the creation of an Information Point within Newton’s Place, the new home for Newton Abbot Town Council and the Newton Abbot museum. This proposal aligned with the changing way in which the public access information and the creation of a hub in Newton Abbot. The project was supported by the Town Council and provided savings for the council.

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          The closure of the Tourist Information Centre in Newton Abbot be approved; and

 

(2)          The provision of an Information Point in Newton’s Place be supported.

 

26.

Chudleigh & Kenton Neighbourhood Plan Adoption pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Decision:

RECOMMENDED to Council that Chudleigh and Kenton Neighbourhood Development Plans be adopted and that they are brought into force as part of the suite of Teignbridge Local Development Plan Documents, to be used as a material consideration in planning terms relating to the Chudleigh and Kenton Parish Areas.

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Planning presented the report to inform Members of the results of the referenda on the Chudleigh and Kenton Neighbourhood Development Plans and to bring both Plans into force by making (adopting) them as part of the Development Plan for the District.

 

Members welcomed the making of these plans and thanked the dedication and hard work of the communities involved in bringing these forward. 

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that Chudleigh and Kenton Neighbourhood Development Plans be adopted and that they are brought into force as part of the suite of Teignbridge Local Development Plan Documents, to be used as a material consideration in planning terms relating to the Chudleigh and Kenton Parish Areas.

 

27.

Proposed letting of part of King George V Play area to Shaldon Parish Council pdf icon PDF 465 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          A 20 Year lease of part of King George V Park Recreation ground to Shaldon Parish Council as shown edged red on the attached plan be granted, for the nominal rent of £1 (one pound) per annum which would  be used as a children’s play area and pump track; and

 

(2)          The leasing of part of the Park to Shaldon Parish Council on the terms outlined in the Heads of Terms and as attached under Appendix 2 be approved but subject to such other terms and conditions as the Head of Place and Commercial Services considered appropriate and taking account of the Council’s Disposal Policy (4th December 2018).

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources presented the report to secure approval to grant a 20 year lease to Shaldon Parish Council of part of the Recreation Ground at King George V Park Shaldon.

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          A 20 Year lease of part of King George V Park Recreation ground to Shaldon Parish Council as shown edged red on the attached plan be granted, for the nominal rent of £1 (one pound) per annum which would  be used as a children’s play area and pump track; and

 

(2)          The leasing of part of the Park to Shaldon Parish Council on the terms outlined in the Heads of Terms and as attached under Appendix 2 be approved but subject to such other terms and conditions as the Head of Place and Commercial Services considered appropriate and taking account of the Council’s Disposal Policy (4th December 2018).

 

28.

Poverty Report pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Portfolio Holder for Communities and IT takes this report and consults with the organisations that TDC works closely with (including CAB, CVS, Foodbanks (including Exeter) (HITS, THAT), Community Transport, Teign Housing) and Local Government Association to see if this matches their perceptions on the ground - and with that feedback works closely with officers and Overview & Scrutiny Committee to develop an action plan, improvements and solutions.

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Communities and IT presented the report to highlight the significant actions and resources already undertaken by the council to mitigate the causes and impact of poverty locally.

 

The Leader commented that views should be sought from all organisations whose work aimed to alleviate poverty. It was known that a consequence of poverty was a shorter life expectancy and it was important that all councillors work with communities to tackle this issue.

 

RESOLVED that the Portfolio Holder for Communities and IT takes this report and consults with the organisations that TDC works closely with (including CAB, CVS, Foodbanks (including Exeter) (HITS, THAT), Community Transport, Teign Housing) and Local Government Association to see if this matches their perceptions on the ground - and with that feedback works closely with officers and Overview & Scrutiny Committee to develop an action plan, improvements and solutions.

 

29.

Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - Exclusion of Press and Public

Decision:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

30.

Employment Land at Newton Abbot

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Head of Place and Commercial Services be granted delegated authority in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holders to enter into an agreement to safeguard Teignbridge control of land needed for the Wolborough link road and sell the remainder of the site back to the former owner.

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Planning and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services presented the report to consider options for the future use of employment land at Newton Abbot.

 

RESOLVED that the Head of Place and Commercial Services be granted delegated authority in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holders to enter into an agreement to safeguard Teignbridge control of land needed for the Wolborough link road and sell the remainder of the site back to the former owner.

 

31.

Newton Abbot and Teignmouth Developments Update

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          The Council appropriate the land pursuant to Section 122 Local Government Act 1972, listed below for planning purposes in particular the construction of a hotel as it is no longer required for its existing purposes of parking:

 

·         Land at Halcyon Road, Newton Abbot

·         Land at Brunswick Street, Teignmouth

 

(2)          Subject to relevant planning permissions for the above development, the Council exercise its power to override easements and other rights in the land  pursuant  to Section 203 Housing and Planning Act 2016; and

 

(3)          The Head of Place and Commercial Services be given delegated authority to negotiate and determine any associated compensation or matters arising in connection with the appropriation of the said land.

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources presented the report to formalise the appropriation of land in both Newton Abbot and Teignmouth to enable the Council to carry out development.

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          The Council appropriate the land pursuant to Section 122 Local Government Act 1972, listed below for planning purposes in particular the construction of a hotel as it is no longer required for its existing purposes of parking:

 

·         Land at Halcyon Road Newton Abbot

·         Land at Teignmouth

 

(2)          Subject to relevant planning permissions for the above development, the Council exercise its power to override easements and other rights in the land  pursuant  to Section 203 Housing and Planning Act 2016; and

 

(3)          The Head of Place and Commercial Services be given delegated authority to negotiate and determine any associated compensation or matters arising in connection with the appropriation of the said land.