Agenda and minutes

Council - Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 5.30 p.m.

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Items
No. Item

65.

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:

Cllr. Les Phillimore

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Agenda Item 12 – Asset  Disposals/Developments – Creation of Affordable Housing Opportunities

Nature of Interest

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Non - Pecuniary

Extent of Interest

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Cllr Phillimore is a Whetstone Parish Councillor. He is aware of the proposal from Whetstone Parish Council but has not been party to the proposal.

 

Cllr. Les Phillimore

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Agenda Item 14 – Lubbesthorpe Extra Care Provision

Nature of Interest

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Non - Pecuniary

Extent of Interest

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Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing Strategy but has had no involvement in the proposal.

 

66.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2021 (enclosed).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2021, as circulated, were approved as a correct record.

67.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

In the absence of the Chairman, there were no announcements.

68.

Leader's Statement pdf icon PDF 879 KB

Minutes:

Cllr. Les Phillimore arrived at the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

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

 

·         The Leader, and Members spoke fondly of the Chief Executive, Jane Toman who was retiring from the authority at the end of August. Members commented on her strong resilience through the pandemic and tremendous work and commitment to Lightbulb and the wealth of experience she brought to the role. Members wished Jane well and congratulated her on the impact she had made to Blaby District Council.

The Leader shared Alberto Costa MP’s best wishes to Jane, who unfortunately could not attend the meeting.

·         European Regional Development Fund

·         Local Authority Delivery Phase 2 (LAD2)

·         New Scheme at A Place To Grow

·         Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan

·         Archaeological Dig at Bouskell Park

·         Net Zero 2050

·         Tourism Wall at Fosse Park

 

69.

Lubbesthorpe Update

Members will receive a presentation from the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager.

Minutes:

Members welcomed the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager, who presented the update on the Lubbesthorpe development.

70.

Public Speaking Protocol

Requests received by the Protocol deadline to be reported by the Corporate  Services Group Manager 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 Ms Lisa Pendery-Hunt to speak for 3 minutes on Agenda Item 12 – Asset Disposals/Developments – Creation of Affordable Housing Opportunities.

71.

Questions from Members

Any Members wishing to submit questions must do so to the Corporate Services Group Manager no later than 5 working days before the meeting.

 

The Corporate Services Group Manager will report if any questions have been submitted.

Minutes:

No questions were received.

72.

Recommendations of the Cabinet Executive: Treasury Management Outturn 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Finance Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - the report of the Strategic Finance Manager, presented by Cllr. Maggie Wright – Finance, People & Performance Portfolio Holder and Deputy Leader.

 

Cllr. Stuart Coar left the meeting and returned during consideration of this item.

 

Cllr. David Freer and Cllr. Deanne Freer left the meeting during consideration of this item and did not return.

73.

Recommendations of the Chief Executive and Directors Appointments Committee: Appointment of the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive and Directors Appointments Committee (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - the report of the Chief Executive and Directors Appointments Committee, presented by Cllr. Terry Richardson – Leader of the Council.

 

The Leader, on behalf of the Appointments Committee thanked the external consultancy company, Penna for their support throughout the whole process and the Chief Executive of Melton Borough Council, Edd de Coverly who assisted in the interview stage.

 

Cllr. Sam Maxwell thanked Cllr. Phil Moitt, who had replaced her on the Appointments Committee for the whole recruitment and selection process.

74.

Local Government Boundary Commission - Council Size Submission pdf icon PDF 296 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - the report of the Chief Executive, presented by Cllr. Terry Richardson, Leader of the Council.

 

Cllr. Stuart Coar left the meeting following conclusion of this item, and did not return.

75.

Asset Disposals/Developments - Creation of Affordable Housing Opportunities pdf icon PDF 393 KB

To consider the report of the Neighbourhood Services & Assets Group Manager (enclosed).

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Cllr. Shabbir Aslam and Cllr. Jane Wolfe left the meeting during consideration of this item and did not return.

 

Cllr. Mark Jackson left the meeting for the duration of this item.

 

Cllr. Les Phillimore, declared a non-pecuniary interest in the item as a Whetstone Parish Councillor. Cllr. Phillimore was aware of the proposal from Whetstone Parish Council but has not been party to the proposal.  

 

A request for a recorded vote by Cllr. Mat Mortel was made and supported by the required number of Members in accordance with Part 4, Section 1, Paragraph 17.5 of the Council’s Constitution.

 

Following a request by Cllr. Sam Maxwell, the Vice-Chairman (in the Chair) Cllr. Iain Hewson, agreed that the recommendations as detailed in the report at 2.1 and 2.2 be taken individually.

 

Voting on recommendation 2.1 of the report was taken as follows:

 

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr. Shane Blackwell

 

 

Cllr. Nick Brown

 

Cllr. Cheryl Cashmore

 

Cllr. David Clements

 

Cllr. Adrian Clifford

 

 

Cllr. Sharon Coe

 

 

 

Cllr. Alex DeWinter

Cllr. David Findlay

 

Cllr. Janet Forey

 

Cllr. Nigel Grundy

 

 

Cllr. Iain Hewson

 

 

Cllr. Paul Hartshorn

 

Cllr. Trevor Matthews

 

 

Cllr. Sam Maxwell

 

Cllr. Chris Merrill

 

Cllr. Mat Mortel

 

Cllr. Michael O’Hare

 

Cllr. Les Phillimore

 

 

Cllr. Louise Richardson

 

 

Cllr. Terry Richardson

 

 

Cllr. Mike Shirley

 

 

Cllr. Ben Taylor

 

 

Cllr. Bev Welsh

 

Cllr. Geoff Welsh

 

Cllr. Maggie Wright

 

 

 

The Vice-Chairman, in the Chair, Cllr. Iain Hewson declared that recommendation 2.1 of the report was carried.

 

As Members did not request a recorded vote for recommendation 2.2 of the report, the vote was put to Members and the Chair declared that recommendation 2.2 was carried.

 

 

 

 

76.

Exempt Paragraph

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 item on the grounds that the item involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.

 

Exemption Category: 3

 

Reason for Exemption: the report contains 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. 

 

Cllr. Mark Jackson returned to the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

77.

Lubbesthorpe Extra Care Provision

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

Minutes:

Considered - the report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager, presented by Cllr. Maggie Wright – Finance, Performance & People Portfolio Holder and Deputy Leader.