Agenda and decisions

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No. Item


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.


Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 19 September 2023 of Council pdf icon PDF 96 KB




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


Corporate Strategy Refresh 23/24 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:


That the Corporate Strategy 2023/2024 be approved.


Committee appointments

To consider any changes to Committee appointments.


To note the Shadow Cabinet positions as follows:

Finance and Chief Executive          Councillor Alan Cullens

Policy and Governance                    Councillor Alan Platt

Customer and Digital                        Councillor Aidy Riggott

Planning and Development             Councillor Craige Southern

Communities                                      Councillor Debra Platt


To appoint Councillor Alan Platt as a member of the Development & Assets WG in place of Councillor Aidy Riggott.


Review of Members' Allowances Scheme 2023 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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

Additional documents:


1.         To add a new role within the Members Allowances Scheme ‘Deputy Portfolio Holder’ with a payment of £1,619.96.

2.         To increase the payment for the Vice Chair of Governance from £56.70 (½ day) when they chair the meeting due to the absence of the Chair to a flat rate of £1,619.96 per annum.

3.         To increase the payment for the Chair of Governance from £1,942.74 to £3,288.65.

4.         To add an option to the annual uprate mechanism in the event of a lump sum payment to staff of the middle percentage of the salary scales, from the lowest – to the highest. The scales used would be the Shared Services pay scales, from the lowest scale up to the Chief Executive. The median percentage increase for 2022-23 and 2023-24 is 5.95% and 5.62% respectively.

5.         To pay these new allowances with effect from the Annual Meeting in May 2023.

6.         To authorise any consequential changes to the Constitution.


Healthy Weight Collaboration pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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

Additional documents:


1.         To receive the funding amount (£72,793 per year / 5 years - £363,965 / 8 years - £582,344 40,000 and create an expenditure budget to administer the funding.

2.         To proceed to further develop and implement the proposed delivery plan.


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).




Woodlands Site

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


To approve the recommendations set out in the tabled resolution.