Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northants NN12 6AD

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: natasha.clark@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221589

Items
No. Item

74.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

7. South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2): Submission.

Councillor Lisa Samiotis, Non Statutory Disclosable Interest, as the Chair of Towcester Town Football Club and would not take part in any aspect of the debat relating to Towcester Town Football Club and would abstain from voting on the item.

 

75.

Minutes of Council pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 19 December 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of Council held on 19 December 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

76.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman of the Council.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcements:

 

Public Attendance

The Chairman welcomed the member of public in attendance to the meeting and reminded them that there was no public participation and requested that they not call out during the discussions on any item.

 

The Chairman advised that members of the public were permitted to film, broadcast and report on the meeting, subject to the efficient running of the meeting not being affected. There were no planned fire drills so if the alarm did sound, meeting attendees should follow the evacuation instructions given by officers. 

 

Cycle Challenge

The Chairman explained that he was inviting Members and officers to blow out the winter cobwebs during his Cycle Challenge at The Forum on Wednesday, 6 February by cycling as individuals (or teams) to cover the furthest distance.  Each time slot would be 15 minutes and a minimum donation of £1 per slot was requested.

 

The Chairman advised that as Members knew, during his year in office, he had been raising money for the three hospices covering this district: Willen, Cynthia Spencer and Katharine House.

 

The challenge was to pedal the distance equivalent to that of the distance between the three hospices.  At around 90 miles it’s the average distance of a Tour de France stage, but it should be a doddle with Members and officers working together.

 

Chairman’s Tea

The Chairman reminded Members that the Chairman’s tea would take place on Friday 22 February. The Chairman’s PA would be sending out further information asking for volunteers to help.

 

Post

The Chairman reminded Members to collect any post from pigeon holes.

 

77.

Announcements by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

To receive communications from the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Leader, Councillor McCord, made the following announcements:

 

1.    Work on the Council’s response to the Local Government Reform consultation was progressing and would be submitted in due course. Thanks were given to all involved in the drafting.

 

The Chief Executive made the following announcements:

 

1.    The Chief Executive had sent a monthly update to Members that day which included a “Who’s Who” within services. Further iterations of the “Who’s Who” would be sent with future updates and the separation of services progress.

2.    The single SNC Management team was up and running. The vacancies were being covered on a temporary basis. The Chief Executive was submitting a report to a meeting of the Appointments and Personnel Committee the following week which proposed some minor changes to the management structure.

3.    The responses of other authorities in the county to the Local Government Reform proposals were being monitored.

4.    A new Programme Director, Richard Cheeseman, had been appointed on a temporary basis to oversee the local government reform work.

5.    The Leaders and Chief Executives would be meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 24 January 2019.     

78.

Questions to the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

The Chairman to invite questions to the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive relevant to their announcements

Minutes:

There were no questions to the Leader or Chief Executive on their announcements.

79.

South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2): Submission pdf icon PDF 392 KB

Report of Executive Director: Operations

 

Purpose of Report

 

To agree the submission of the South Northamptonshire Countryside and Settlements Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State.

 

Recommendations

 

Council is recommended to:

 

1.1.           Endorse the South Northamptonshire Countryside and Settlements Local Plan Part 2 (Appendix 1) and the supporting documentation for submission to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

 

1.2.           Agree to delegate authority to the Executive Director: Operations, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, to:

 

i.               Invite the Inspector to recommend modifications in respect of soundness.

ii.              Suggest additional modifications to the Inspector that may be required to address matters of soundness; and

iii.             To make non-material amendments and factual corrections as required.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the South Northamptonshire Countryside and Settlements Local Plan Part 2 (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) and the supporting documentation be endorsed for submission to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

 

(2)            That authority be delegated to the Executive Director: Operations, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, to:

 

i.                 Invite the Inspector to recommend modifications in respect of soundness.

ii.                Suggest additional modifications to the Inspector that may be required to address matters of soundness; and

iii.              To make non-material amendments and factual corrections as required.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Director: Operations submitted a report which sought agreement to the submission of the South Northamptonshire Countryside and Settlements Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State.

 

In introducing the report, the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Councillor Roger Clarke, gave a detailed overview setting out how the council had reached this stage as set out in the annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book).

 

In considering the report, Members noted that this was a key document for the district and commended current and former officers within Planning Policy, the current and former Portfolio Holders for Planning, Councillor Roger Clarke and Rebecca Breese respectively and the Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee for their hard work in reaching the current stage in the process.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the South Northamptonshire Countryside and Settlements Local Plan Part 2 (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) and the supporting documentation be endorsed for submission to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

 

(2)            That authority be delegated to the Executive Director: Operations, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, to:

 

i.                 Invite the Inspector to recommend modifications in respect of soundness.

ii.                Suggest additional modifications to the Inspector that may be required to address matters of soundness; and

iii.              To make non-material amendments and factual corrections as required.

 

80.

Collaboration Agreement pdf icon PDF 402 KB

Report of Executive Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer)

 

Purpose of report

 

To agree to enter into a Collaboration Agreement between Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire councils.

 

Recommendations

            

Following the endorsement of Cabinet, the meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To agree to enter into a Collaboration Agreement between Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire councils, and to delegate to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, authority to finalise and enter into the Agreement based on the provisions provided by the Local Government Act 1972, the Local Government Act 2000, the Local Authorities (Arrangements for the Discharge of Functions) (England) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That it be agreed to enter into a Collaboration Agreement between Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire councils, and that authority be delegated to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to finalise and enter into the Agreement based on the provisions provided by the Local Government Act 1972, the Local Government Act 2000, the Local Authorities (Arrangements for the Discharge of Functions) (England) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011.

Minutes:

The Executive Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer) submitted a report which sought agreement to enter into a Collaboration Agreement between Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire councils.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That it be agreed to enter into a Collaboration Agreement between Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire councils, and that authority be delegated to the Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to finalise and enter into the Agreement based on the provisions provided by the Local Government Act 1972, the Local Government Act 2000, the Local Authorities (Arrangements for the Discharge of Functions) (England) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011.

81.

Start Time of Full Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Report of Executive Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer)

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider the start time for meetings of Full Council.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To give consideration to the start time of meetings of Full Council.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That meetings of Full Council continue to be held at 6pm.

Minutes:

The Executive Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer) submitted a report to consider the start time for meetings of Full Council.

 

In introducing the report, Councillor McCord proposed that meetings of Full Council continue to be held at 6pm. This was duly seconded by Councillor Bignell. On being put to the vote, the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That meetings of Full Council continue to be held at 6pm.

82.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.