Agenda

Full Council - Tuesday, 29th November, 2022 10.00 am

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

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No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the previous Council meeting on 26 July 2022 and Extraordinary Council on 6 September 2022.

 

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3.

Announcements

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

 

4.

Declarations of interest

5.

Public Questions (if any)

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.

 

6.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 1007 KB

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel – attached.

 

Procedures Committee 24th October, 2022 considered the Independent Remuneration Panel and:-

 

RECOMMENDED to Full Council to accept the recommendations below:-

 

1)    That the basic allowance continue to be upgraded in line with the percentage increase for LGE staff pay award for the previous year. However, for instances of a flat rate award (e.g. £1,925 each to all staff) the increase for Members Allowances be equivalent to the average percentage increase for the LGE staff pay award;

 

2)    That there is no increase in the special responsibility allowance for the Leader and the Deputy Leader of the Council; 

 

3)    That there is no increase to the special responsibility allowances for Executive Members and the Executive Member without Portfolio;

 

4)    That there be no increase in the special responsibility allowances for the Chairs and Vice Chairs of Overview and Scrutiny Committees and a  the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairs should report to Annual Council in May 2023 on the work they have undertaken in 22/23 to enable the new Council to review the Scrutiny Structure and work of the Scrutiny committees;

 

 

5)    The special responsibility allowances for the Chair and Deputy Chair of Council remain as the status quo and a review should be undertaken within 12 months to ascertain what Councils in Devon do in respect of this allowance and expenses;

 

6)    The special responsibility allowances for the Chair and Deputy Chair of Planning remain as the status quo;

 

7)    The special responsibility allowances for the Chair of Audit Scrutiny Committee remain as the status quo;

 

8)    That no special responsibility allowance continue for the Vice Chair of Audit Scrutiny Committee;

 

9)    That the special responsibility allowances for the Chair and Deputy Chair of Licensing and Regulatory remain as the status quo. A review of the taxi policy should be undertaken;

 

10)The special responsibility allowance for the Chair of Standards should be the same as the Chair of Audit Scrutiny Committee;

 

11)That no special responsibility allowance for the Vice Chair of Standards Committee as per the Vice Chair of Audit Scrutiny Committee;

 

12)The Independent Person(s) and independent co-opted committee persons continue to be paid £50 for a half and £100 per full day;

 

13)That the principle that any member qualifying for more than one SRA is paid the higher rate allowance only be retained;

 

14)That travel and subsistence payments for councillors be as set out in Appendix A to this report with a review to be undertake to encourage sustainable travel;

 

15)That the present dependent care provisions in the Scheme be endorsed;

 

16)That the Parental Leave policy attached at Appendix B to this report be adopted by the Council with a review of this policy to be undertaken which will look at including foster care leave, parental leave and the requirement to ensure confidentially with regards to the legislation for the six-month rule; and

 

17)That the present list of approved duties within the scheme de  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

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7.

Appointment of Independent Person(s) pdf icon PDF 171 KB

8.

Review of Election Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 317 KB

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9.

Rural England Prosperity Fund pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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10.

LGV Driver Salaries - Market Forces pdf icon PDF 294 KB

11.

Committee Seat allocation

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

 

Liberal Democrat Group

22 Seats

Conservative Group

11 Seats

Independent Group

 8 Seats

South Devon Alliance

 4 Seats

Anti-Violence & Positive Politics Group 

 2 Seats

Total Seats

47

 

RECOMMENDED that theSeat Allocation be agreed as below:-

 

 

Committee

Total

Seats

Lib

Dems

Cons

Inds

 

SDA

AV &PP Grp

Overview & Scrutiny (1)

13

6

3

2

1

1

Overview & Scrutiny (2)

13

6

3

2

1

1

Planning

17

8

4

3

1

1

Licensing & Regulatory

11

5

3

2

1

0

Audit Scrutiny

8

4

2

1

1

0

Standards

6

3

1

1

1

0

Strata Scrutiny

3

1

1

1

0

0

Total

71

33

17

12

6

3

 

12.

Cllr representation on Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

To appoint the Councillor representative on the Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust. Cllrs MacGregor and Russell have expressed an interest in this position.

 

13.

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.

 

The following motion on a lasting memorial to the late Queen Elizabeth II and acknowledges the accession of King Charles III has been presented by Cllr Bullivant and supported by Cllrs Jeffrey, Kerswell, Purser, Russell and Thorne.

 

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.

 

Also, that all District Councillors are invited to meet the cost of acquiring and planting the trees through a contribution from their individual community funds.

 

14.

Councillor Questions pdf icon PDF 507 KB

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

 

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

15.

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

RECOMMENDED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

16.

Teignbridge District Council Housing Development