Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

2.

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.

3.

Minutes of Council pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 26 February 2020.

Additional documents:

4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman of the Council.

 

5.

Public Participation

(i)             Receipt of Petitions (if any) from Local Government Electors for the District

 

(ii)           Questions (if any) from the Public

 

(deadline for public participation requests: 6 May 2020)

 

6.

Written Questions

To receive any written questions and answers which have been submitted with advance notice in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.2.

 

(deadline for written questions: 6 May 2020)

 

7.

Motions

To debate any motions which have been submitted with advance notice, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.

 

(deadline for motions: 6 May 2020)

 

 

8.

Announcements by the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive

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

9.

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

10.

Climate Change Action Plan pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report of Executive Director: Operations

 

Purpose of report

 

This report follows two previous reports to Council in 2019 that set out the Climate Change challenge in South Northants and the key potential action areas for reducing carbon emissions.

 

The report recommends several short-term actions that can be carried out in 2020/21, before the West Northants unitary authority is formed and that will progress carbon reduction. Targets are also recommended that are based on a calculation of what is needed for South Northants to make its contribution to the Government’s goal of making the UK carbon neutral by 2050. They are presented as aspirational targets, many parts of them are outside of the direct control of local authorities, and they can be reviewed by the West Northants Council considering the learning from implementing the Action Plan.

 

The Coronavirus pandemic will clearly influence the Action Plan and that learning can also be fed into a future review of the targets and actions.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended to:

            

1.1          Adopt the aspirational targets for carbon emission reduction set out in table 2, Appendix 1.

 

1.2          Agree the 2020/21 Climate Change Action Plan set out in paragraphs 3.4-3.10.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the following aspirational targets for carbon emission reduction be agreed.

 

Sector

Target

Housing

·       Upgrade insulation in 2063 homes per year up to 2030

·       Fit 1314 eco-heating systems each year

Transport

·       40% commuting by public transport, cycling or walking by 2030

·       Increase car sharing for remaining car users

·       Minimum 59 EV chargers by 2030

Energy

·       Minimum 176MW renewable power as soon as possible

Trees

·       Minimum 20% tree cover as soon as practicable

Waste

·       70% of municipal waste reused, recycled or composted by 2025 with zero waste as soon as possible

 

(2)           That the 2020/21 Climate Change Action Plan (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be agreed.

 

11.

Contaminated Land Strategy pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of Executive Director: Operations

 

Purpose of report

 

To obtain approval for South Northamptonshire Council’s Contaminated Land Strategy following a review of the previous version.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1          To approve the updated version of the Contaminated Land Strategy (Appendix 1).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the updated version of the Contaminated Land Strategy (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

12.

Scrutiny Annual Report 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Report of Executive Director: Resources (Monitoring Officer)

 

Purpose of report

 

This report presents the Scrutiny Committee Annual Report for 2019/20. 

 

Recommendations

             

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1           To note the Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2019/20

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2019/20 (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

13.

Notification of Decisions Taken by the Chief Executive Under Urgency Powers pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of Chief Executive

 

Purpose of report

 

To inform the Council of two decisions taken under urgency powers by the Chief Executive in relation to Covid-19 financial support to businesses and residents (Appendix 1) and planning procedures and delegated authority (Appendix 2).

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1         To note the decision taken under urgency powers by the Chief Executive in relation to Covid-19 financial support to businesses and residents (Appendix 1).

 

1.2      To note the decision taken under urgency powers by the Chief Executive in relation to planning procedures and delegated authority (Appendix 2).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the decision taken under urgency powers by the Chief Executive in relation to Covid-19 financial support to businesses and residents (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

 

(2)           That the decision taken under urgency powers by the Chief Executive in relation to planning procedures and delegated authority (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

 

14.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)