Full Council - Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 10.00 am

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

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Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the previous Council meeting.


Chairman's announcements


Declarations of interest


Stover Park Presentation

A short presentation by Jon Avon on the Stover Park Project.



Public questions session under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(j)

Members of the Public may ask questions in accordance with procedure rules. A maximum period of 15 minutes will be allowed with a maximum of three questions and a period of three minutes per questioner.


The deadline for questions is no later than 12 noon two working days before the date of the meeting.



Councillor questions under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(k)

The deadline for Members questions is at least three clear working dates before the meeting



Notices of motion under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(l)

Notice of Motion’s shall be referred to the appropriate Committee meeting. The mover of the motion can outline the proposal and then it will stand adjoined. The motion may be debated to assist debate later if agreed by two-thirds of Council Members.


Councillor Foden supported by Councillors Connett, Keeling, J Hook, Jeffries, Taylor and Wrigley.


A notice of motion to Teignbridge District Council that we declare our support for The Royal British Legion’s campaign to ‘Stop the Service Charge’.


The Royal British Legion is calling on the government to remove indefinite leave-to-remain fees for commonwealth armed forces personnel who have served at least 4 years.


The UK relies on the bravery and sacrifice of members of the UK Armed Forces drawn from across the Commonwealth, yet charges them thousands of pounds to continue to live here when they leave service.  This has to end.


Currently when Commonwealth personnel leave the UK Armed Forces and wish to apply to continue to live in the country they have served for years, they face thousands of pounds of fees to do so.  A Service leaver and their partner are presented with a bill of £4778 to continue to live in the UK, before taking children into account.  While waiting for a decision on their settlement status, former personnel are unable to seek employment and may be denied access to statutory support in the same way as their UK civilian peers.


There are currently over 4,700 personnel serving in the UK Armed Forces from Commonwealth countries, with more recruited each year. 


Teignbridge District Council is signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant.


Resolve that Teignbridge District Council declare its support for the Royal British Legion’s campaign to ‘Stop the Service Charge’ and to write to the Government calling on them to abolish the Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women.


Councillors Nutley and H Cox supported by Councillors Connett, Dewhirst, Foden, Hayes, Goodman-Bradbury, J Hook, Nuttall, Parker, L Petherick, J Petherick and Swain.


Motion to support the RSPCA campaign regarding fireworks and Firework Displays


Teignbridge Council resolves:

- Teignbridge Council understands the anxiety and stress caused to vulnerable people and family pets by the random use of fireworks in the days before and after November 5th each year, or outside of properly organised firework events.

- Council agrees to write to the Government encouraging new legislation on the sale and use of fireworks so that those available to the public for private displays are limited to 90dB.

- Council also calls on the Government to work with firework manufacturers, leading retailers and, for example, the RSPCA, to introduce a national Code of Good Practice for organisers of public firework displays, to include good standards of advance advertising for events.


- Teignbridge to amend its own Booking Forms to highlight the RSPCA campaign and good practice for firework displays, which will be shared with Town and Parish Councils. Working together we can encourage all public firework displays on council owned land  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.


Connecting Devon and Somerset Broadband contribution pdf icon PDF 118 KB

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Chudleigh Shared Equity Scheme pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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

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



Part II: Item suggested for discussion with the press and public excluded


Housing Development at East Street and Drake Road Newton Abbot