Budget, Full Council - Tuesday, 27th February, 2024 10.00 am

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


No. Item


Apologies for absence

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the previous Council meeting on 16 January 2024.

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


The Leader has advised that Cllr Foden has replaced Cllr Swain on the Overview and Scrutiny 2 Committee, and following the sad death of Cllr Huw Cox, Cllr Colin Parker has taken up the position on the Teignbridge HATOC and Cllr Palethorpe has taken up the position on the Procedures Committee.

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Declarations of interest (if any)

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Public Questions (if any) pdf icon PDF 197 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.


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Budget and Council Tax 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the attached report and appendices




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Empty Homes premium and Second Homes Premium Policy pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider the attached report

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Consultation on the Proposed Devon and Torbay combined authority Devolution Deal pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider the attached report.


The Leader and a representative from Devon County Council to report.


For information - the proposed Devon and Torbay devolution deal published 31 January 2024 by DLUHC


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Withdrawal and dissolution of the Heart of the South West Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To consider the attached report

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Grounds Maintenance Contract pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider the attached report

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Queen Street, Newton Abbot - Pedestrianisation pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Details to follow

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Minutes of the Strata Joint Executive Committee (JEC) pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To approve the Strata Business Plan 2024/25 at the link below as recommended by JEC in the attached minutes of the meeting held on

30 January 2024.


The Business plan can be viewed at the link below


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Notices 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.


Motion 1


The following motion on communication to residents regarding development in Newton Abbot has been presented by Cllr Bullivant and supported by Cllrs Lake, Rogers, Thorne Purser


Communication to residents 

“Over the next few years Newton Abbot should see areas with major developments taking place that will impact on the daily lives of residents.

It is essential that residents are kept informed of plans and project progress to ensure that everyone has access to information that will affect their lives.

The projects currently going through include:-

A382 improvements (planned start July 24) 2 year programme with major road closures

Stover Park enhancements (planned early 24) 1year programme 

NA3 developments (planned early 24) 1200 homes over 10 years

NA1 developments (planned early 25) 1200 homes over  10 years

Newton Abbot Queen Street (planed mid 24) 

Market Square improvements (planned early 24)

Cycle and footpath improvements in town centre (planned early 24)

Bradley Lane redevelopment (planned early 25)

Bus route improvements in town centre (planned mid 24)

It is recommended that an area within the Newton Abbot Market Hall is allocated to allow the developers carrying out these projects to show plans and to report on progress on an ongoing basis throughout the delivery programme. 

It is also recommended that the requirement to maintain the information and keep it up to date by developers is included within the conditions applied on the granting of planning consent.”



Motion 2


The following motion on support for care workers has been submitted by Cllr Bradford and supported by from Cllrs Daws, Hall, Gearon, Lake, Radford, Ryan, Taylor, P Parker, Palethorpe, Hook, Sanders, keeling, Nutley, C Parker, Rogers, Nuttall, Steemson


Support for Care Leavers

“Following on from our Full Council meeting in January when we voted to give extra support to Care Leavers living within the district.

Can TDC follow South Hams District Council by providing employment opportunities with the Council for Care Leavers?

A new employment policy would be introduced with four main employment commitments to our care leavers :

  1. The offer of a two to four week paid work placement
  2. The support of a senior manager as a mentor to help care leavers working with the council to adapt to the working environment and secure permanent employment.
  3. The ring-fencing of identified entry-level apprenticeship opportunities.
  4. The guarantee of an interview to any care leaver who meets the minimum requirements of a vacant post.

In addition to this the Council would sign up to the Care Leaver Covenant, which is a national inclusion programme funded by the Dept. of Education to create meaningful opportunities for care leavers in 5 key areas including Education, Employment and Training. This would ensure the details of the offer to Care Leavers would be promoted on their website  ...  view the full agenda text for item 13.

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Councillor Questions pdf icon PDF 150 KB

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


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



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

It is considered that Council would be unlikely to exclude the press and public during consideration of the items on this agenda, but if it should wish to do so, the following resolution should be passed:-


RECOMMENDED that, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting of the particular item(s) on the grounds that it involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.


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