Agenda and draft minutes

Annual Council, Full Council - Tuesday, 24th May, 2022 10.00 am

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

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36.

Election of Chair of the Council 2022/2023

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It was proposed by Cllr Swain and seconded by the Executive Member for Recycling, Household Waste & Environmental Health that Cllr Nuttall be elected Chair of the Council for 2022/23.

 

RESOLVED that Cllr Nuttall be elected Chair of the Council for 2022/23.

 

37.

Election of Vice-Chair of the Council 2022/2023

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It was proposed by Cllr Bullivant and seconded by the Leader that Cllr Clarance be elected Vice-Chair of the Council for 2022/23

 

RESOLVED that Cllr Clarance be elected Vice-Chair of the Council for 2022/23.

 

38.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 301 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 & Environmental Health that the minutes be approved.

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting on 28 April 2022 be approved and signed as a correct record by the Chair.

 

39.

Declarations of interest

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None.

 

40.

Announcements

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

 

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With the permission of the Chair the Leader announced that in light of the rise in inflation a report be brought to Full Council to review the costs and deliverability of the Future High Street Fund.

 

 

41.

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 440 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 Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 5pm.

 

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Public question and response attached to agenda.

 

42.

Committee Appointment and Political Balance pdf icon PDF 219 KB

In accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the Political Composition of the groups is as below:-

 

The 2022/2023 nominations received by Democratic Services will be reported to or otherwise made at the AGM.

 

Democrat Group

22 Seats

Conservative Group

12 Seats

Independent Group

 7 Seats

South Devon Alliance

 3 Seats

Anti-Violence Group and Positive Politics

 2 Seats

Independent - No Group

 1 Seat

Total Seats

47

 

RECOMMENDED that the Seat Allocation be agreed as below:-

 

 

Committee

Total

Seats

Lib

Dems

Cons

Inds

 

SDA

AV &PP Grp

Ind – No Group

Overview & Scrutiny (1)

13

6

3

2

1

1

0

Overview & Scrutiny (2)

13

6

3

2

1

1

0

Planning

17

8

4

3

1

1

0

Licensing & Regulatory

11

5

3

2

1

0

0

Audit Scrutiny

8

4

2

1

1

0

0

Standards

6

3

2

1

0

0

0

Strata Scrutiny

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

Total

71

33

18

12

5

3

0

 

Not politically balanced:-

 

Name of Committee

Chair

Lib

Dems

Cons

Inds

SDA

AV & PP Grp

Ind No

Grp

Procedures Committee

Chair of Council

2 plus Group Leader

2 plus Group Leader

2 plus Group Leader

Group Leader

 

Group Leader

 

0

 

 

Name of body other than ordinary committee

Places

Lib

Dems

Cons

Inds

SDA

AV & PP Grp

Ind No Grp

Highways & Traffic Orders - Teignbridge

3

2

1

0

0

 

0

 

0

 

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It was proposed by the Leader, seconded by the Executive Member for Recycling, Household Waste & Environmental Health that the Committee seat allocation and nominations as circulated be approved.

 

RESOLVED that the allocation and nominations to committee seats for 2022/23 as circulated be approved.

 

43.

Levelling Up Fund Round 2 Submission and Project Delivery pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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The Executive Member for Planning presented the report which sought approval of the preparation of a bid for funding through the Levelling Up Fund, a local financial contribution towards the scheme and implementation of the project if the bid was successful.

 

The Executive Member for Planning proposed the recommendation, this was seconded by the Executive Member for Recycling, Household Waste & Environmental Health.

 

RESOLVEDthat:-

 

(1)  The preparation and submission of a Levelling Up Fund Round 2 bid for funding to deliver a strategic cycle route between Newton Abbot and Torbay be approved;

 

(2)  A contribution of up to £500,000 towards the scheme from our capital programme be approved; and

 

(3)  Delegate authority be given to the Head of Place and Commercial services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Economy & Jobs, and the Executive Member for Planning, to:

 

a)    Confirm the final funding bid and submit it to the Government;

b)    Enter into all necessary legal agreements associated with the scheme; and

c)     Oversee implementation of the project.

 

 

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, H Cox, Dewhirst, Evans, Foden, Goodman-Bradbury, Gribble, Haines, Hayes, G Hook, J Hook, Jeffery, Jefferies, Jenks, Keeling, Kerswell, MacGregor, Morgan, Nutley, Parker, Peart, L Petherick, Purser, Rollason, Swain, Taylor, Tume, Wrigley, Clarance and Nuttall

(33 members)

 

Against: Cllrs Hocking and Mullone

(2 members)

 

Abstain: Cllrs Bradford, Daws, Parker-Khan and Thorne

(4 members)

 

Absent: Cllrs Cook, D Cox, Eden, Orme, Patch, J Petherick, Phipps and Russell

(8 members)

 

44.

Recommendation from Executive - Homelessness Strategy pdf icon PDF 334 KB

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The Executive Member for Homes & Communities presented the report  which sought the approval and adoption of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022/27.

 

The Executive Member for Homes & Communities proposed that the recommendation be approved, this was seconded by Cllr Macgregor.

 

RESOLVED  that the Teignbridge Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2022-2027 be approved and adopted, noting the feedback that had been provided via our five consultation exercises, which has enabled the Council to refine and improve the final version of the strategy which the Council would publish in July of 2022.

 

(The vote was unanimous)

 

45.

Notices of Motion pdf icon PDF 81 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 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 the Ocean and Coastal Recovery Declaration (see attached sheet) has been presented by Cllr J Hook and supported by Cllrs H Cox, Dewhirst, G Hook, Foden, Jenks, Nuttall, Nutley Parker Rollason, Swain and Wirgley 

 

This Council pledges to:

 

1 -  Report to Full Council within 6 months on the actions and projects that will begin an ocean recovery in Teignbridge

 

2 - Embed ocean recovery in all strategic decisions, budgets and approaches to decisions by the Council (particularly in planning, regeneration, skills and economic policy), aligning with climate and ecological emergency plans.

 

 

3 Ensure that the Local Plan supports ocean recovery, and the health of our coastal environments both naturally and socio-economically.

 

4 Work with partners locally and nationally to deliver increased sustainability in local marine industries and support investment in the development of a sustainable and equitable blue economy, including the local fishing industry and the vital work of relevant partners, including Devon & Severn IFCA, the Environment Agency and Marine Management Organisation.

 

5 Create an online portal of the Council website to update on ocean recovery progress, signpost to ocean literacy development opportunities, and marine citizenship pledges.

 

6 Write to South West Water to request details of their urgent and revised plans to eradicate the practice of sewage discharges to rivers and coastal waters around Teignbridge.

 

7 Work where possible with South West Water, the Environment Agency, Catchment and Coastal Partnerships, developers and other agencies to combat threats to the quality of water being discharged into the rivers and coastal waters around Teignbridge.

 

8 Call on government to:

 

a. Set meaningful targets and deadlines for water companies to end sewage discharges and introduce a Sewage Tax on water companies’ profits to fund the cleanup of waterways.

b. Reduce the number of licences given to water companies permitting them to discharge sewage into rivers.

c. Strengthen Ofwat’s powers to monitor the annual financial plans and reports of the water companies in order to compel them to achieve a fair and transparent balance between consumer prices, shareholder dividend, staff remuneration and ongoing long-term investment in storm water infrastructure.

d. Add local environmental groups onto water companies’ boards.

e. Promote a public benefit company model for water companies, so that particular economic and environmental policy objectives must be considered explicitly in the running of the companies.

f. Work with local authorities to ensure water companies protect our rivers and seas by:

i. Water companies being required to invest upfront in sewerage infrastructure to reflect environmental objectives in Local Plans and planning applications.

ii. Identify powers of local authorities under the statutory duty to promote wellbeing of the area and provide councils with the funding to meet this duty.

iii. Cease making cuts  ...  view the full agenda text for item 45.

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Cllr J Hook presented their Notice of Motion on an Ocean and Coastal Recovery Declaration.

 

The Chair referred the Notice of Motion to Executive.

 

46.

Councillor Questions pdf icon PDF 463 KB

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

 

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Members questions and responses attached to agenda.