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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley and YouTube

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Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 18 May 2021 of Council pdf icon PDF 512 KB




Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.


If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.


Mayoral Announcements


Public Questions

Members of the public who have requested the opportunity to ask question(s) on any item(s) on the agenda will have three minutes to put their question(s) to the relevant Councillor. Members of the public will be allowed to ask one short supplementary question.


To view the procedure for public questions/ speaking click here and scroll to page 119


Chorley Council Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

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Executive Cabinet pdf icon PDF 297 KB

To consider a general report of the Executive Cabinet meeting held on 17 June 2021. 




Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring 20-21 Outturn pdf icon PDF 671 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Finance (enclosed).

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Executive Cabinet took the decisions to

3.      Note the full year position for the 2020/21 revenue budget and capital investment programme.

4.      Note the slippage requests outlined in Appendix 2 of the report to finance expenditure on specific items or projects in 2021/22.

5.      Note the 2020/21 outturn position on the Council's reserves outlined in Appendix 3.


Council took decisions to

1.         Approve the capital programme to be delivered in 2020/21 to 2023/24 as outlined in Appendix 4.

2.         Approve the changes within the capital programme as detailed in paragraph 84 and 89 namely

a)        Unit Above Iceland - This project has not yet started but work has been undertaken to assess likely costs against this £485k budget and as a result it is proposed to vire this budget to the following works:

·                £135k for internal works at Strawberry Fields to increase commercial capability and relocate the CCTV monitoring service.

·                £150k for the relocated Management Suite at Market Walk.

·                £200k to reconfigure the Unit above Iceland for a prospective new dentist.

b)             Works to Existing Markets - A further £150k has been added to this scheme from 21.22. This is to reflect additional costs in trader cabin upgrades and toilet refurb works.


Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Task and Finish Groups pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 1 July 2021, the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel meeting held on 24 June 2021 and Task Group update.




Scrutiny Reporting Back: Chorley Council's Annual Report on Overview and Scrutiny in 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 441 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Governance (enclosed).




Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Governance Committee meeting held on 26 May 2021. 




Coppull Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Planning and Development.

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Approve the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan area boundary for Coppull as shown at Appendix 1.


Committee appointments

To consider any changes to Committee appointments.


Licensing and Public Safety – Councillor William Simmance to be appointed as reserve.


Outside Body appointments

Chorley Consolidated Charities – Councillor Debra Platt. 

Determinants of Health System Delivery Board - Councillor Margaret France with Councillor Alex Hilton as substitute.

LCC Health and Well-being Board - Councillor Alex Hilton with Councillor Margaret France as substitute.

LCC Health Scrutiny Committee - Councillor Alex Hilton with Councillor Margaret France as substitute.

PIVOTAL - Councillor Margaret France with Cllr Alex Hilton as substitute.


Central Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Partnership is no longer operating.



Questions Asked under Council Procedure Rule 8

A question has been received from Councillor Christine Turner.  The question was received within the deadline. 


The quarter 4 performance report showed a rise in the percentage of 16 - 17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training. 

My question is in two parts.   Firstly are any of the young people open to the Youth Offending Team, are any Looked after Children or recent care leavers.

Secondly, if so what support over and above what is mentioned in the report is being given to the young people to help them access education or training


To consider the Notices of Motion given in accordance with Council procedure Rule 10 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider the attached notice of motion submitted by Councillor Alistair Bradley.


Chorley Council believes that planning works best when the local council, developers and the local community work together, to shape local areas to deliver necessary new homes.  And therefore, calls on the government to empower local communities to work in partnership with their local councils to generate a new local plan that provides more certainty over the type, scale and design of development, and further protect the rights of communities and individuals to object to individual planning applications. 


Any urgent business previously agreed with the Mayor


Draft proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries 2023 - consultation pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Returning Officer.

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1.         The Chief Executive is authorised to respond on behalf of the council to address administrative issues which arise as a result of the proposals.

2.         The Leaders of the Groups are asked to provide any group responses to the Chief Executive by 4pm on 28 July for incorporation into his response. It will be made clear that any responses from groups are from those groups and not the council as a body.

3.         The Council is opposed to the removal of the Adlington & Anderton ward and the Chorley North East ward from the Chorley constituency. Both areas have formed part of the Chorley parliamentary constituency since 1918 with local residents having close links to the town and borough. We therefore ask the Boundary Commission to re-examine the proposal to move the two wards into the newly formed West Pennine Moors constituency and ensure that they remain within the Chorley constituency.


Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act.


By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).




Tatton Gardens

To receive and consider the report of the Director of Commercial.


1.         Approve an increase in the budget from £15,740,000 to £16,150,000, an increase of £410,000. £170k relating to cost reviews and additional £240k contingency.

2.         Acknowledge that the additional expenditure is offset by the Getting Building Fund grant of £5.2m secured in November 2020.