Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 24th November, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Crematorium Meeting Room - North Devon Crematorium. View directions

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Note: From the 7 May 2021, the law requires all councils to hold formal meetings in person. The Council is also ensuring that all venues used are Covid secure and that all appropriate measures are put in place. This meeting will be webcast on https://watch.obitus.com/. The username is pina7672 and password is 040271. A recording will be available for 28 days following the meeting. There are limited spaces available for members of the public to attend in person, therefore if you would like to book a place, please contact Corporate and Community Services by 12noon on Monday 22 November 2021 by telephoning 01271 388253 or emailing member.services@northdevon.gov.uk. For track and trace purposes you will be required to provide your name, address and contact telephone number. This data will be held by the Council for 21 days. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September, 5 and 20 October 2021 (attached) pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Additional documents:

3.

Chair's announcements

4.

Business brought forward by or with the consent of the Chair

5.

Replies to any questions submitted by the Public and/or to receive Petitions under Part 4, Council Procedures Rules, Paragraphs 8 and 9 of the Constitution

6.

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

(a)  To consider the following notice of motion by Councillor Walker

 

“This council asks the government to bring forward legislation to make school uniform affordable for all. We recognise the importance of uniform and the correct wearing of it within schools as a social equaliser, but feel that at the moment many parents are struggling to buy uniform, especially with the effects of the pandemic and the way parents may have had to buy multiple uniform that hasn’t been worn much before having to be replaced. We also ask that within the school uniform policy that children are not penalised for minor infringements of uniform policy due to parental hardship or availability of the correct uniform for that child.

 

We would like to thank all our local schools for providing thrift shops or exchange services within the schools and recognise that these services are invaluable.”

 

(b)  To consider the following notice of motion by Councillor Lofthouse

 

“This council recognises that we are facing a climate emergency and that changes need to be made concerning the construction of new homes. Action needs to be taken to help secure the reaching of the government’s target of net zero by 2050. Furthermore we believe that it is important to apply the most recent National Design Guide for providing a healthy and pleasant place for our residents to live and work. The features in the guide are also climate friendly and will go some way towards the already adopted climate emergency to which this council is committed.

 

Architect and engineer Maria Smith, who edited the RIBA’s Built for the Environment report whose demands were presented to COP26, warned that the whole planning system was currently weighted against building sustainably.

“We have the knowhow, and every actor in the built environment wants to do a sustainable building – but the whole system is working against us,” said the Buro Happold director.

https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/make-net-zero-buildings-the-only-ones-worth-building-architects-tell-cop/5114523.article

 

This council requests that:

 

(a)  The government implements the RIBA’s proposals as submitted to COP 26 without delay. This includes a requirement for the design councils’ guide to better placemaking to have priority as a material consideration for planning decisions. As part of new developments public facilities and infrastructure such as schools and health provisions need to be provided as an integral part of the initial construction.

 

(b)  All government inspectors consider a holistic approach with particular regard to the future consequences of climate change in the planning appeals process.

 

(c)  New developments should include processes which will enable properties to have net zero CO2 emissions. Actions to include rainwater harvesting and storage, SUDS to include natural filtration and recycling for use within the development’s life, electrical power provision to be renewable with at least 50% being produced on site or within the immediate locality and developments to be provided with the infrastructure to be EV charging ready.

 

(d)  Building regulations include actions to make it mandatory to insulate any new homes or additions to existing homes to a level that meets a  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

7.

Declarations of Interest

(NB. Members only need to re-declare any interests previously declared at Committee and Sub-Committee meetings if the item is discussed at Council).

 

8.

Chair's replies to any questions to Council by Members submitted under Part 4, Council Procedures Rules, Paragraph 10 of the Constitution

9.

To agree the agenda between Part 'A' and Part 'B' (Confidential Restricted Information).

Part A

10.

Report of the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Report by Leader of the Council (attached).

11.

Questions by Members

Questions to the Leader or the Chair of a Committee submitted under Part 4, Council Procedure Rules, paragraph 10.4 of the Constitution.

12.

Performance and Financial Management Quarter 2 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 516 KB

Report by Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive to the Strategy and Resources Committee on 1 November 2021 (attached).

Additional documents:

12a

Report by Policy Development Committee pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To receive the report by the Policy Development Committee on 18 November 2021 (attached).

12b

Report of meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To receive the report of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 1 November 2021 (attached).

13.

Mid Year Treasury Management Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Report by the Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive to the Strategy and Resources Committee on 1 November 2021 (attached).

Additional documents:

13a

Report by Policy Development Committee pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To receive the report of the Policy Development Committee held on 18 November 2021 (attached).

13b

Report of meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To receive the report of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 1 November 2021 (attached).

14.

Appointment of External Auditors from 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Report by the Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive (report attached).

 

Additional documents:

15.

Report of Lead Member for Climate Change

Lead Member for Climate Change to report.

16.

Report of Lead Member for the Environment pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report (attached).

17.

Minutes of Committees

Council is recommended to note the schedule of Committee minutes and approve recommendations as listed below:

 

17a

Building Control Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 142 KB

(i)             4 November 2021

17b

Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 223 KB

(i)            20 October 2021

(ii)          16 November 2021

 

Additional documents:

17c

Licensing and Community Safety Committee pdf icon PDF 215 KB

(i)             19 October 2021

17d

Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 245 KB

(i)             13 October 2021

 

17e

Policy Development Committee pdf icon PDF 266 KB

(i)            18 November 2021 (attached)

17f

Strategy and Resources Committee pdf icon PDF 220 KB

(i)             4 October 2021

 

(ii)            1 November 2021

(A) Minute 81 (c): Approval and Release of Section 106 Public Open Space Funds – Barnstaple, Chulmleigh, Newton Tracey and Witheridge

(B) Minute 82: Gambling Statement of Principles

Additional documents:

Part B (Confidential Restricted Information)

Nil.