Decision details

To consider motions of which notice has been submitted by Members in accordance with Part 4, Council Procedure Rules, Paragraph 11 of the Constitution

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

(a) To consider the following notice of motion from Councillor Prowse

 

Councillor Prowse presented his notice of motion to Council.

 

It was moved by Councillor Prowse and seconded by Councillor Biederman:

 

“That this Council work with other stakeholders across Devon to draft and promote an alternative structure of local government that best reflects the needs of the differing communities and local economies in Devon.”

 

Council noted that Councillor Bushell raised concerns of a repeat of when Borough Councils were removed and local authorities lost the assets from their area.

 

RESOLVED that this Council work with other stakeholders across Devon to draft and promote an alternative structure of local government that best reflects the needs of the differing communities and local economies in Devon.

 

(b) To consider the following notice of motion from Councillor Roome

 

Councillor Biederman declared a personal interest as a Member of Devon County Council.

 

Councillor Roome presented his notice of motion to Council.

 

It was moved by Councillor Roome and seconded by Councillor Tucker that “we request DCC review the maintenance programme of gully drains immediately and that South West Water review their drains in light of the recent flooding, and work with District Council Members to identify areas that need more regular maintenance; and that comparison information be requested from DCC regarding the savings that have been made following the reduction of maintenance and clearance of drains against the costs of the reactionary work required following flooding”.

 

RESOLVED that it be requested that DCC review the maintenance programme of gully drains immediately and that South West Water review their drains in light of the recent flooding, and work with District Council Members to identify areas that need more regular maintenance; and that comparison information be requested from DCC regarding the savings that have been made following the reduction of maintenance and clearance of drains against the costs of the reactionary work required following flooding”.

 

(c)  To consider the following notice of motion from Councillor Worden

 

Councillor Worden presented his notice of motion to Council.  Councillor Worden advised that a special meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee would be held on 19 October 2020 and that any Member was welcome to attend and address the Committee.

 

The Chief Executive advised that the consultation response to the White Paper on changes to the current planning system had been submitted and a copy would be circulated to all Members.  The notice of motion would be automatically referred to the Strategy and Resources Committee and therefore did not need to form part of the notice of motion.

 

It was moved by Councillor Worden and seconded by Councillor Biederman that “the Council take part in the consultation in the planning proposals, and to make representations against the proposals as outlined in this motion, write to our Member of Parliament, expressing the Council’s concerns and to circulate her reply to members and highlight its concerns over these proposals with the public and local residents.” 

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)

the Council take part in the consultation in the planning proposals, and to make representations against the proposals as outlined in this motion;

 

(ii)

write to our Member of Parliament, expressing the Council’s concerns and to circulate her reply to Members; and

 

(iii)

highlight its concerns over these proposals with the public and local residents.

 

(d)       To consider the following notice of motion from Councillor Walker

 

Councillor Walker presented her notice of motion to Council.

 

It was moved by Councillor Walker and seconded by Councillor York that “we ask that this Council responds to the consultation on pavement parking stating they wish to control such parking and can issue fines for breaches.” 

 

RESOLVED that we ask that this Council responds to the consultation on pavement parking stating they wish to control such parking and can issue fines for breaches.

 

Council noted that the notice of motion would be referred to the Policy Development Committee for consideration.

 

Publication date: 09/11/2020

Date of decision: 07/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Council