Agenda and decisions

Council - Tuesday, 19th September 2023 6.30 pm app available
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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley and YouTube

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Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 18 July 2023 of Council pdf icon PDF 109 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 64 KB

To consider a general report of the Executive Cabinet held on 13 September.





Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider a general report of the Governance Committee held on 2 August. 





Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Task and Finish Groups pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive and consider the general report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 1 August, the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel held on 27 July and Task Group update.




Scrutiny Reporting Back - Chorley Council’s Annual Report on Overview and Scrutiny 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 367 KB

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




Committee appointments

To appoint to the following vacant seats

         Overview and Scrutiny Committee

         Planning Committee

         Licensing and Public Safety Committee

         Local Plan Working Group


1.         To note the election of Councillor Debra Platt at the by election on 14 September 20223.

2.         To note the following committee appointments

Overview and Scrutiny Committee              Councillor Debra Platt

Planning Committee                                     Councillor Debra Platt

Licensing and Public Safety Committee     Councillor Debra Platt

Local Plan Working Group                            Councillor Debra Platt

3.         To note Cllr Craige Southern as the Planning Shadow spokesperson.


Polling station relocation pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Chief Executive and Returning Officer.


That polling station 31 which relates to polling district CHN&A04 currently hosted at St Peter’s CE Primary School, Eaves Lane, Chorley be relocated to St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Harpers Lane, Chorley.


Members Allowances - Appointment of Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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


1.         That Council be recommended to appoint

• Lorraine Norris, former Chief Executive of Preston City Council

• Phil Davies, former Elections Manager at Chorley Council

• Diane Gradwell, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Advice Lancashire West

as members of the Independent Remuneration Panel for a period of three years.

2.         To reappoint Dennis Benson as the Chair of the Panel for the next three years.

3.         That the Panel be requested to consider particularly a new role within the Members Allowances Scheme, to review the annual uprate mechanism and make recommendations on any changes to the Scheme for Council approval.


Change of Working Group Name and Updated Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

Additional documents:


1.         To approve the change of name of the Wholly Owned Company and Projects Working Group, to the Development and Assets Working Group.

2.         To approve the updated Terms of Reference for the Working Group.


Leisure Company Additional Support pdf icon PDF 116 KB

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


To approve the request from Chorley Leisure Ltd for financial support of £1.122m, a breakdown of which is included in the body of the report.


Questions Asked under Council Procedure Rule 8 (if any)


To consider the Notices of Motion (if any) given in accordance with Council procedure Rule 10


To consider petitions (if any) presented in accordance with Council procedure Rule 23


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).




Plan Making

To receive and consider the report of the Chief Executive.


To approve the recommendations as set out in the report.


Any urgent business previously agreed with the Mayor