Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council - Thursday, 28th April, 2022 10.00 am

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

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25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 508 KB

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

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It was proposed by the Leader, seconded by the Executive Member for Recycling, Household Waste and Environmental Health that the minutes be approved.

 

An amendment was proposed by Cllr Patch that item 2 the minutes of the previous meeting be amended to record that he had raised a point of order regarding the minutes of the meeting of 30 January 2022 concerning a breach of the constitution. This was seconded by Cllr Daws put to the vote and lost.

 

A recorded vote was asked for by at least five Members under Procedure Rule 4.13.5.

 

Recorded vote under Procedure Rule 4.13.5

 

For: Cllrs Bradford, Daws, Eden, MacGregor, Mullone, Orme and Patch

(7 members)

 

Against: Cllrs Austen, Bullivant, Clarance, Colclough, Connett, D Cox, H Cox, Dewhirst, Evans (Vice-Chair), Goodman-Bradbury, Gribble, Jeffery, Keeling, Nutley, Peart, Phipps, Rollason, Russell, Swain, Taylor, Thorne, and Wrigley

(22 members)

 

Abstain: Cllrs Haines, G Hook, J Hook, Jenks, Morgan, Nuttall, Parker-Khan, Purser and Tume

(9 members)

 

Not voted: Cllr Cook

(1 member)

 

Absent:  Cllrs Foden, Hayes, Hocking, Jefferies, Kerswell, J Petherick, L Petherick and Parker

(8 members)

 

The amendment was lost.

 

The substantive motion was put to the vote and it was:-

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting on 22 February 2022 be approved and signed as a correct record by the Chair.

 

26.

Chair of Meeting

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As the Chair had given there apologises Cllr Evans the Vice-Chair took the Chair.

 

27.

Announcements

Announcements only from the Chair of Council, Leader, Members of the Executive or the Managing Director.

 

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The Chair stated that agenda item 7 would be taken before agenda item 5 and agenda items 15 to 17 would be taken before agenda item 14. 

 

28.

Declarations of interest

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Cllrs Clarance, D Cox, Eden, Macgregor, Orme and Russell declared an interest in respect of minute no.31 as they were patients at Teignmouth surgeries.

 

Cllr Patch declared in interest in relation to minute no.25 as he was named in the minutes of the previous meeting and in respect of minute no.34 as he was referred to in the member’s questions.

 

29.

Public Question pdf icon PDF 479 KB

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 5pm three clear working days before the meeting for this meeting being Friday 22 April 2022 at 5pm.

 

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Public question and response attached to agenda.

 

See the live stream – Full Council - Thursday, 28th April 2022 at 10:00am - Teignbridge District Council Webcasting (public-i.tv)

 

 

30.

Levelling Up White Paper pdf icon PDF 774 KB

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The Managing Director presented the report to ensure that Members were aware of the key provisions of the ‘Levelling Up’ White Paper, for the Council to endorse participation in the development of a ‘County Deal’ proposal for Devon and that the Council was prepared for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Mr Phill Adams the Devon County Council Devolution Lead was in attendance.

 

Members were advised that on 14 April 2022 the Government announced £1.6 million of Shared Prosperity Fund of which Teignbridge District Council was the responsible authority. An Investment Plan would need to be submitted by August 2022. Due to the tight timescales and the requirement to consult with partners it was recommended that an officer group be set up overseen by the Executive Member for Homes & Communities, the Executive Member for Corporate Services and the two Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairs.  The Investment Plan would be considered by Full Council in July 2022. Members would receive regular updates via the Members Newsletter.

 

The Leader proposed the recommendation be approved with the additional recommendation, this was seconded by the Executive Member for Recycling, Household Waste & Environmental Health and carried.

 

RESOLVED that:-

(1)                      The importance of influencing a County deal for the Devon, Plymouth and Torbay area and the desire to make decision making more local be acknowledged;

 

(2)                      The potential list of programmes and investments set out in Section 8 of this report that might be included within the County deal were considered; and

 

(3)                      Further reports on the County deal be advised as it progresses and on the development of an Investment Plan in relation to the Shared Prosperity Fund;

 

(4)                      An officer group be set up to put together the Investment Plan this group would be overseen by the Executive Member for Homes and Communities, the Executive Member for Corporate Services and the two Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairs.

 

31.

Funding for Jetty Marsh Link Road Newton Abbot pdf icon PDF 828 KB

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The Executive Member for Planning proposed the recommendation be approved, this was seconded by the Leader.

 

Following debate it was proposed by Cllr Gribble and second by Cllr Bullivant that the motion be put to the vote.

 

The recommendation was carried. 

 

RESOLVED that:-

(1)                      A contribution of £600,000 towards the new link road between Newton Abbot Hospital (West Golds Way) and the A382 be approved; and

 

(2)                      Delegated authority be given to the Head of Place and Commercial Services to complete a funding agreement with Devon County Council associated with the contribution and take such other actions as may be necessary to make the payment.

 

A recorded vote was asked for by at least five Members under Procedure Rule 4.13.5.

 

Recorded vote under Procedure Rule 4.13.5

 

For: Cllrs  Austen, Bullivant, Clarance, Colclough, Connett, D Cox, H Cox, Dewhirst, Evans, Goodman-Bradbury, Gribble, Haines, G Hook, J Hook, Jeffery, Jenks, Keeling, Morgan, Nutley, Nuttall, Parker-Khan, Peart, Phipps, Purser, Rollason, Russell, Swain, Taylor, Thorne, Tume, and Wrigley

(31 members)

 

Against: Cllrs Daws, Eden, Mullone and Orme,

(4 members)

 

Abstain; Cllrs Bradford, MacGregor and Patch

(3 members)

 

Not voted: Cllr Cook

(1 member)

 

Absent:  Cllrs Foden, Hayes, Hocking, Jefferies, Kerswell, Parker, J Petherick and L Petherick (8 members)

 

 

        

32.

Teignmouth, Brunswick Street pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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The Executive Member for Corporate Services introduced the item.

 

The Chair proposed, seconded by Cllr Macgregor that because of the financially sensitive information to be discussed the Council go into Part II session and exclude the press and public. This was carried.

 

RESOLVED  that under Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the discussion of the financial sensitive information on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of part 1 of schedule 12 A of the Act.

 

The Executive Member for Corporate Services proposed, seconded by Cllr Parker-Khan that the meeting return to Part I with press and public present. This was carried and the meeting resumed in Part I.

 

The Executive Member for Corporate Services proposed the recommendation, this was seconded by Cllr Russell.

 

Cllr Clarance proposed an amendment that the final decision be deferred until such time as the Council had an answer regarding what alternative options the National Health Service would put forward if the Council chose not to sell the land to them. This was seconded by Cllr Patch, put to the vote and lost.

 

Recorded vote under Procedure Rule 4.13.5

 

For: Cllrs Bradford, Clarance, Daws, Eden, Jeffery, Mullone, Patch, Phipps and Tume

(9 members)

 

Against: Cllrs Austen, Bullivant, Colclough, Connett, D Cox, H Cox, Dewhirst, Goodman-Bradbury, Haines, G Hook, J Hook, Jenks, Keeling, Macgregor, Morgan, Nutley, Nuttall, Orme, Parker-Khan, Peart, Purser, Rollason, Russell, Swain, Taylor, Wrigley and Evans.

(27 Members)

 

Abstention: Cllr Gribble (1 member)

 

Note Voted: Cllr Cook (1 member)

 

Absent:  Cllrs Foden, Hayes, Hocking, Jefferies, Kerswell, Parker, J Petherick, L Petherick and Thorne, (9 members)

 

The substantive motion was put to the vote and it was:-

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)             The sale of land to at Brunswick Street, as shown edged red in appendix 1 to Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust be approved;

 

(2)             The capital expenditure for the creation of a new car park at the junction of George Street and Brunswick Street, Teignmouth be approved. As illustrated edged in green in appendix 1; and

 

(3)             Delegated authority be given to the Head of Place and Commercial Services in consultation with the Head of Legal Services and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources to approve the final sale terms and take such decisions necessary to carry out the above decisions.

 

A recorded vote was asked for by at least five Members under Procedure Rule 4.13.5.

 

Recorded vote under Procedure Rule 4.13.5

 

For: Cllrs Austen, Bullivant, Colclough, Connett, D Cox, H Cox, Dewhirst, Eden, Goodman-Bradbury, Haines, G Hook, J Hook, Jenks, Keeling, Macgregor, Morgan, Nutley, Nuttall, Orme, Parker-Khan,  Peart, Purser, Rollason, Swain, Taylor, Wrigley and Evans  

(28 Members)

 

Against: Cllrs Bradford, Clarance, Phipps

(3 members)

 

Abstain: Cllrs Daws, Gribble, Jeffery, Mullone, Patch, and Tume

(6 members)

 

No vote: Cllr Cook

(1 member)

 

Absent:  Cllrs Foden, Hayes, Hocking, Jefferies, Kerswell, Parker, J Petherick, L Petherick and Thorne

(9 members)

 

33.

Notice of Motion

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 adjourned. The motion may be debated to assist debate later if agreed by two-thirds of Council Members.

 

Notice of Motion 1

 

The following motion on Stagecoach bus services in Teignbridge has been presented by Cllr Foden and supported by Cllrs Dewhirst, G Hook. Nutley and Parker.

 

To thank Devon County Council and Stagecoach for this notice in change in bus services, which various routes throughout Teignbridge, serving Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, Starcross, Exminster, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton, Bovey Tracey, and Teignmouth.

 

Please can there be reassurance that at the first opportunity, when the driver recruitment difficulties have eased:

 

1)    That every effort be made to increase the frequency of services from Exeter to Newton Abbot via Exminster, Dawlish, and Teignmouth, including every 20 minutes or adding express routes during peak times.

2)    To increase the frequency of services between Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth during the holiday season.

3)    Where Stagecoach have taken over from Country Bus on bus routes, eg. in Ide and Dunchideock, that the bus fares remain consistent with the pricing structure for other Stagecoach bus routes.

4)    At this time of climate crisis, and petrol price increases, and increasing house-building (therefore increasing population and increasing car use) in the Parishes of Exminster, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Chudleigh, Bovey Tracey, and other villages in Teignbridge;
we request the efforts of Devon County Council and Stagecoach for improved public transport and increased frequency of bus services in order to cut carbon emissions by reducing private car use and thereby easing traffic congestions, and to help people cut their individual carbon footprints.

We ask that the Leader of this Council write to Devon County Council and Stagecoach Devon to declare our Notice of Motion.

 

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In the absence of Cllr Foden, the Executive Member for Homes & Communities presented the Notice of Motion regarding bus routes and service in the District. The motion was referred to Executive.

 

34.

For Information - Urgent Decision - Decarbonisation Works pdf icon PDF 113 KB

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Noted.

 

35.

Councillor Questions pdf icon PDF 707 KB

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

 

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Member questions and responses attached to agenda.

 

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