Full Council
Thursday, 28th February, 2019 2.15 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - FH. View directions

Contact: Sarah Selway  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 160 KB

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


Chairman's announcements


Declarations of interest


Public questions session under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(j) (if any)


Councillor questions under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(k) (if any)

Question submitted by Councillor J Hook


Council notes that Government introduced a revised NPPF in July 2018 outlining a new standard national methodology for assessing housing need that Councils will be required to use. The new methodology takes away any of the limited local control that Teignbridge District Council had over deciding how many houses were needed. From May this year when TDC’s Local Plan reaches its 5th Birthday, Government tells us that the new methodology will be applied in Teignbridge. Our annual housing requirement will increase from 620 to 777 in May.


Council will also be aware of the recent independent assessment of housing need in Devon, commissioned by CPRE, and carried out by respected consultants ORS, who have identified significant flaws in the government methodology. ORS estimate that government have overestimated annual housing need in Devon by over 1000 houses, and in Teignbridge by over 200 per annum.


In light of this information, will the PH for Housing and Planning and the Managing Director write to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the LGA, on behalf of our Council, and the residents of Teignbridge, expressing our deep dissatisfaction with the imposition of their needs assessment and ask that they examine again their formula for calculating housing need, in the light of the CPRE evidence.



Notices of motion under Council Procedure Rule 4.5(l) (if any)


Budget and Council Tax 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Budget and Council Tax 2019/2020.


Additional documents:


Bakers Park improvements pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider the Bakers Park improvements report.



Playing Pitch Improvements pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To consider the Playing Pitch Improvements report.



Newton Abbot, Hotel Development pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider the Newton Abbot, Hotel Development report.


Part II (Private)

Items which may be taken in the absence of the Public and Press on the grounds that Exempt information may be disclosed.


Newton Abbot, Hotel Development

To consider the Newton Abbot, Hotel Development report.