Agenda and minutes

Council - Tuesday, 19th July, 2022 5.30 p.m.

The Agenda for this meeting will be published 5 clear working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The Minutes and Decisions for this meeting will normally be published within 9 working days following the date of the meeting.

Note: this does not apply to Scrutiny Working Groups or Scrutiny Commissioners meetings, please contact the relevant Scrutiny Officer for more information on the work programme for these Groups.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minute Silence in remembrance of Ron Ward

Minutes:

A minute silence was held in remembrance of Ron Ward, a former District Ward Councillor for Winstanley who had sadly passed away. Ron had served as a District Councillor from 1987 to 2015 and was Chairman of Blaby District Council from 2002-2003.

2.

Disclosures of Interests from Members

To receive disclosures of interests from Members (i.e. the existence and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda).

Minutes:

No disclosures were received.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings held on 24 May 2022 (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 24 May 2022, as circulated, were approved and signed as a correct record.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman, Cllr. Iain Hewson made announcements in respect of the following:

 

·         Attending a Service at St Mary De Castro Church

·         Chairman’s Concert in the Park in Melton Mowbray

·         Happy and Glorious at De Montfort Hall

·         Armed Forces Day – Leicester City

 

The Chairman announced that he will start his fundraiser on 1 August 2022 for his charity, Community First Responders by riding 330 miles on a static cycle, the distance between Birmingham and Glasgow. Further details on how to donate will be circulated to Members.

 

5.

Leader's Statement pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Minutes:

The Leader, Cllr. Terry Richardson presented his Statement in respect of the following:

 

·         Peer Review

·         £135,000 funding received for potential Garden Village

·         Transformation to agile working for Councillors and Officers

·         Supporting Ukrainian families

·         Bid for Safer Streets Fund

·         Jobs Fair at Everards Meadows

·         Celebration event for Queen’s Jubilee

·         Success of Community Volunteer Week

·         Launch of Fitcation at Stoney Cove Dive Center

·         Energy Rebate Success

·         Positive feedback from Health Walks

·         Theatre shows at Fosse Meadows

·         Youth Conference event

·         Novus era to begin in New Lubbesthorpe

·         Business Breakfast networking supports business

·         Local Government Association Conference 2022

·         Positive Financial Outturn for the Council

 

6.

Public Speaking Protocol

Requests received by the Protocol deadline to be reported by the Monitoring Officer with details of the Agenda Item to which they relate. (Such persons entitled to use the Protocol attend for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business of the meeting and the time allocated to each person is a maximum of three minutes unless extended at the discretion of the Chairman).

 

Minutes:

Pursuant to Part 5, Section 11 of the Council’s Constitution, in relation to the public speaking protocol the Chairman allowed  John Harrison (Friends of Narborough Station) to speak for 3 minutes on Agenda Item 10 – Car Park Strategy 2022-2027.

 

 

7.

Questions from Members

Any Members wishing to submit questions must do so to the Monitoring Officer no later than 5 working days before the meeting.

 

The Monitoring Officer will report if any questions have been submitted.

Minutes:

No questions were received.

8.

Recommendations of the Cabinet Executive: Treasury Management Outturn 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Executive (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Strategic Finance Manager, presented by Cllr. Maggie Wright – Finance, People & Performance Portfolio Holder.

9.

Recommendations of the Cabinet Executive: Blaby District Plan Annual Priorities 22-23 and Peer Review pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Executive (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Cabinet Executive, presented by Cllr. Terry Richardson – Leader of the Council.

10.

Car Park Strategy 2022-2027 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To consider the report of the Environmental Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Environmental Services Manager, presented by Cllr. Les Phillimore – Housing, Community & Environmental Services Portfolio Holder.

 

The following typographical amendments were noted:

 

·         Page 5 of the report – the date of Scrutiny Commission be amended to ’22 June 2022’

·         Page 7 of the Car Park Strategy – in the first paragraph that the page number be amended to ‘page 13’.

 

The Chairman, Cllr. Iain Hewson adjourned the meeting at 18:26 to allow a comfort break. The meeting reconvened at 18:30.

11.

Six Month Blaby District Plan Progress and Performance Report pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Chief Executive, presented by Cllr. Maggie Wright, Finance, People & Performance Portfolio Holder.

12.

Modern Slavery Statement 2022 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To consider the report of the Monitoring Officer (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Monitoring Officer, presented by Cllr. Terry Richardson – Leader of the Council.

 

 

13.

Leicester & Leicestershire Statement of Common Ground Relating to Housing and Employment Land Needs (June 2022) pdf icon PDF 486 KB

To consider the report of the Development Strategy Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Development Strategy Manager, presented by Cllr. Ben Taylor - Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic Development Portfolio Holder.

14.

Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Plan - 'Making' the Plan pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To consider the report of the Development Strategy Manager (enclosed).

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Development Strategy Manager, presented by Cllr. Ben Taylor – Planning Delivery and Enforcement & Corporate Transformation Portfolio Holder.

15.

Blaby District Levelling Up Fund Round 2 Bid pdf icon PDF 347 KB

To consider the report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager (enclosed). 

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager, presented by Cllr. Terry Richardson - Leader of the Council.

16.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider the report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager, presented by Cllr. Terry Richardson - Leader of the Council.

17.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that the items involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.

 

Agenda Item 18: Potential Land Acquisition

 

Exemption Category: 1 & 3

 

Reasons for Exemption:

 

1.    information relating to any individual.

 

3. information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Public Interest Test: The public interest test has been considered and, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption is considered to outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

 

Agenda Item 19: Leisure Centre Contract Arrangements

 

Exemption Category: 1 & 3

 

Reason for Exemption:

 

1.    information relating to any individual.

 

2.    information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Public Interest Test: The public interest test has been considered and, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption is considered to outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.”

Minutes:

Considered – A proposed  resolution to exclude the public from the meeting.

18.

Potential Land Acquisition

To consider the report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager (enclosed). 

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager, presented by Cllr. Nigel Grundy - Neighbourhood Services & Assets Portfolio Holder.

 

 

19.

Leisure Centre Contract Arrangements

To consider the report of the Business, Partnerships and Health Improvement Group Manager (enclosed).

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Business, Partnerships and Health Improvement Group Manager, presented by Cllr. Terry Richardson - Leader of the Council.