Budget, Full Council - Monday, 24th February, 2020 10.00 am

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

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 214 KB

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


Chairman's announcements


Declarations of interest


Public Questions

Members of the public may ask questions. A maximum period of 15 minutes will be allowed with a maximum 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 Question

Members of the Council may ask questions of the Council subject to procedural rules.


The deadline for questions is no later than three clear working days before the meeting.



Notices of motion under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(l) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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 Jenks supported by Councillors H Cox, Hayes, G Hook, J Hook, Keeling, MacGregor, Morgan, Nutley and Wrigley.


That Teignbridge District Council

(i)        Acknowledges the efforts that this council is making to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy;

(ii)       Recognises that councils can play a central role in creating sustainable communities, particularly through the provision of locally generated renewable electricity;

(iii)      Further recognises,

That very large financial setup and running costs involved in selling          locally generated renewable electricity to local customers result in it being impossible for local renewable electricity generators to do so,

That making these financial costs proportionate to the scale of a renewable electricity suppliers operation would create significant opportunities for councils to be providers of locally generated renewable electricity directly to local people, businesses and organisations, and 

That the revenues received by councils that become local renewable electricity providers could be used to help fund local greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures and to help improve local services and facilities;

(iv).      Accordingly resolves to support the Local Electricity Bill, currently supported by a cross-party group of MPs (including our local MP), and which, if made law, would make the setup and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate by establishing a Right to Local Supply; and 

(v).       Further resolves to 

Inform the local media of this decision,

Write to local MPs, asking them to support the Bill, and

Write to the organisers of the campaign for the Bill, Power for People,(at 8 Delancey Passage, Camden, London NW1 7NN or expressing its support.

Councillor Patch supported by Councillors Bradford, Daws, Jenks and Mullone.


See attached - Notice of Motion regarding Facilitating Open & Accountable Decision Making - submitted by Councillor Patch and supported by four Councillors as above.


This Council resolves that:-


(a): this Council is committed to the principles of open and accountable decision making;


(b): from this day forward, in meetings of the Full Council or any Committee of the Council, if just one Member present at the meeting (and not necessarily a Member of that Committee for Committee Meetings) requests a Recorded Vote for a particular vote the names for and against the motion or amendment or abstaining from voting will be taken down in writing and entered into the minutes. A demand for a recorded vote will override a demand for a

ballot; and


(c): until such time as the Articles of the Constitution for Full Council and Committees of the Council are updated to come in line with the above clause (b), clause (b) of this Motion shall take precedence over the requirements for a Recorded Vote as set out in those Articles of the Constitution.


Councillor Daws supported  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.


Final Budget Proposals 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Additional documents:


Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Additional documents:


Network Rail Transport and Works Act Order Consultation & Network Rail Presentation pdf icon PDF 130 KB


Wolborough DPD pdf icon PDF 324 KB

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


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

RECOMMENDED that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1072, 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 the relevant paragraph of Part 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.



Decoy Country Park Play Area Refurbishments