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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley and YouTube

Contact: Ruth Rimmington  Email:

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Important Information Regarding Covid-19

In response to the current government guidance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held with hybrid measures in place to enable participation by member of the public.


Members of the Council must take part in person at the COVID-secure Town Hall if they wish to vote, in accordance with regulations.


Members of the public are kindly asked to watch the proceedings via a YouTube livestream by clicking here.



Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 16 November 2021 of Council pdf icon PDF 351 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


Executive Cabinet pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To consider a general report of the Executive Cabinet meetings held on 11 November and 9 December.  The report from the meeting held on 20 January will follow.

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Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Task and Finish Groups pdf icon PDF 317 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 30 September, the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel meetings held on 28 October and 16 December and Task Group update.


The report from the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel meeting held on 13 January will follow. 

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Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 296 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Governance Committee meeting held on 24 November.  The report of the meeting held on 19 January will follow.

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Committee appointments

To appoint

Councillor Mark Clifford to the Governance Committee in place of Councillor Sarah Ainsworth.

Councillor Karen Derbyshire as a Help the Homeless trustee. 


Land Purchase to extend Yarrow Valley Country Park pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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

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Appointment of External Auditor pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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


Greater Lancashire Deal pdf icon PDF 437 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Chief Executive.

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Questions Asked under Council Procedure Rule 8 (if any)


To consider the Notices of Motion given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To consider the attached notice of motion submitted by Councillor Alan Cullens.


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).


Wigan Lane Playing Pitch Facility Budget Approval

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


Allocation of budget for ICT hardware and software

To receive and consider the report Director of Customer and Digital. 


Any urgent business previously agreed with the Mayor