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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley and YouTube

Contact: Ruth Rimmington  Email:

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Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 28 September 2021 of Council pdf icon PDF 224 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


Corporate Strategy Refresh 2021/2022 - 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 562 KB

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

Additional documents:


That the Corporate Strategy 2021/22 – 2023/24 be approved.


Conservative Group Alternative Corporate Strategy 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Additional documents:


Capital Strategy Update 2021 pdf icon PDF 327 KB

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


1.         That the contents of the report be noted and the revised performance indicators be approved.   

2.         That the Council’s current position regarding its portfolio of investment assets be noted.


Polling Station Review pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Returning Officer.


1.         To transfer the polling station register for AA07 (Anglezarke) from St Barnabas Church Hall to Rivington Parish Church Hall, Horrobin Lane, Rivington.

2.         To permit voters at the three properties at the end of Lodge Bank to use Brinscall Hillside Methodist Church Hall as their polling station for future elections.

3.         To continue using St Laurence’s CE Primary School as a polling station and increase the amount of signage displayed on polling day.

4.         To relocate the existing polling station at St Chad’s Primary School to St Chad’s Parish Hall, Town Lane (Chorley North East ward)

5.         To transfer voters from St Mary’s Parish Centre to Chorley Trinity Methodist Church (Chorley North West ward).


Introduction of New Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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

Additional documents:


1.         The recommendation of the Licensing and Public Safety Committee on 3 November 2021 to approve the draft Policy be noted.

2.         That the draft Statement of Licensing Policy (as appended at Appendix 1) be approved and come into effect from 17 November 2021.


Changes to Council Appointments pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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


That the Leader of the Council is appointed to Chorley and South Ribble Partnership Executive.


Procurement of Plan-Making Capacity for the Central Lancashire Local Plan pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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

Additional documents:


1.         To approve the allocation of an additional budget of £300,000 to the Local Plan Programme to be used for the purchase of essential plan-making resources. To note that the Council’s share of this is £100k.

2.         That Chorley Council develop an agreement for Professional Services to be delivered by Perfect Circle, agreeing a schedule of tasks, programme, and associated costs, and agreeing any suppliers to be subcontracted to deliver some of the work.

3.         The agreement is delivered under the existing NEC (Professional Services Contract) Option G. contract which is already in place between the Council and Perfect Circle to a maximum initial value of £200,000 with defined outputs, timescale, and contractual performance measures.

4.         Any further requirement for budget above £200,000 is subject to approval by the Executive Member with full details of breakdown of spend.

5.         The final contract award including value, task schedules and programme is delegated to approval by Executive Member Decision

6.         That equal contributions (i.e. one third) of the total costs of the framework contract value are collected from Preston and South Ribble Councils.


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 1972.


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).




Strawberry Meadows Development Update

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


1.         That the funding model based on 100% rentals.

2.         That in accordance with the Getting Building Fund that priority on lettings will be given to businesses creating the most jobs and/or who are using the units for research and development outputs to ensure compliance with the requirements of that funding stream.


Lease of Clayton-Le-Woods Parish Rooms

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


That the terms outlined be approved and authority granted to instruct Legal Services to proceed to complete the legal formalities.