Full Council - Thursday, 12th January, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Buckland Athletic Football Club, Kingskerswell Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ12 5JU. View directions


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the previous Extraordinary Council meeting on 17 November 2022 and Council on 29 November 2022.


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


Changes to the Committee Members as advised by Group Leaders


Conservative Group


Cllr Tume to sit on Strata Joint Scrutiny Committee

Cllr Russell to sit on Planning Committee


Independent Group


Cllr Clarance replaced Cllr Haines on Planning Committee

Cllr Haines replaced Cllr Hocking as substitute for Planning Committee


South Devon Alliance Group


Cllr Patch to sit on Standards Committee



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.



Council Tax Base 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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Recommendation from Executive 6 December 2022 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the recommendation of Executive 6th December, 2022

RECOMMENDED to Council that the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (attached as Appendix A) be adopted for the year 2023-24 with the income amounts uprated in line with any annual uprating in primary benefits.



Recommendation from Executive 3 January 2023 - Council Tax Premiums

To consider the recommendation of Executive 3rd January, 2023


RECOMMENDED to Council that it approve:


(a)  The application of the current premium of 100% for all dwellings which are unoccupied and substantially unfurnished (empty dwellings) after 1 year instead of 2, with effect from 1st April 2024;


(b)  The application of a premium of 100% for all dwellings which are unoccupied but substantially furnished with effect from 1st April 2024; and


(c)   That the S151 Officer be given delegated powers in consultation with the relevant Executive Member to implement the policy in line with the Council’s requirements and any guidance given by the Secretary of State.







Implications of Michael Gove MP's statement on changes to the Planning System pdf icon PDF 323 KB

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Teignbridge Proposed Submission Local Plan 2020 to 2040 pdf icon PDF 525 KB


Recommendation from Executive 3 January 2023 - Notice of Motion - lasting memorial to the late Queen Elizabeth II and acknowledges the accession of King Charles III

To consider the recommendation of Executive Tuesday, 3rd January, 2023


RECOMMENDED to Council that this Council creates a lasting memorial to our late Queen Elizabeth II and acknowledges the accession of King Charles III by planting two trees (trees of appropriate size and type) in prominent and appropriate locations within the grounds of Old Forde House. One tree to the memory of Queen Elizabeth and one tree to commemorate the accession of King Charles. The cost of acquiring and planting the trees be funded by unspent Councillor Community Funds (when the scheme closes at the end of February 2023) and if required through other budget savings in this financial year.


An invitation be extended to the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, the Royal Household, the Districts Town Mayors and the Chairs of the Town and Parish Councils to attend the tree planting ceremony.



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.


The following motion on Teignmouth Hospital - supporting Patients and the Community has been presented by Cllr D Cox and supported by Cllrs Connett, H Cox, Dewhirst, G Hook, J Hook, Jeffries, Keeling, Nutley, Parker, Swain, Taylor and Wrigley


Across Devon, Community Hospitals such as Teignmouth have played a vital role in healthcare, providing of range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare close to the community.


Over the past two decades, Devon has seen a steady and relentless decline in community hospital beds and services. Teignmouth is no exception.


Pressures on the acute hospitals, such as Torbay, are immense and made worse by the lack of beds in the community to which patients could be discharged by Torbay.


Recent figures from NHS England show an average of 41 beds per day were occupied by people ready to be discharged from Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in October – though this was down from 45 the month before, a local media outlet has reported.


While positively welcoming the proposed new Health Hub in the centre of Teignmouth, this council also affirms its support for Teignmouth Hospital and believes it should continue to play an integral part in the healthcare provision for the town and the wider district.


Council asks the Managing Director to write to: The Chairs and Chief Executives of the Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, The relevant Members of Parliament and the Secretary of State for Health asking for a review of the hospital closure plans, mindful of the pressures on local acute hospitals through delayed discharges to other appropriate provision.



Councillor Questions pdf icon PDF 427 KB

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