South Hams Council

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Thursday, 22nd September, 2022


2.00 pm


Council Chamber - Follaton House


Full Members:


Cllr Austen


Vice Chairman

Cllr Taylor




Cllr Abbott

Cllr Baldry

Cllr Bastone

Cllr Birch

Cllr Brazil

Cllr Brown

Cllr Chown

Cllr Foss

Cllr Hawkins

Cllr Hodgson

Cllr Holway

Cllr Hopwood

Cllr Jackson

Cllr Jones

Cllr Kemp


Cllr Long

Cllr McKay

Cllr O'Callaghan

Cllr Pannell

Cllr Pearce

Cllr Pennington

Cllr Pringle

Cllr Reeve

Cllr Rose

Cllr Rowe

Cllr Smerdon

Cllr Spencer

Cllr Sweett

Cllr Thomas



Interests – Declaration and Restriction on Participation:

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest not entered in the Authority's register or local non pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda (subject to the exception for sensitive information) and to leave the meeting prior to discussion and voting on an item in which they have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

Committee administrator:







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1 - 12


to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 14 July 2022;






Urgent Business



the Chairman to announce if any item not on the agenda should be considered on the basis that he considers it as a matter of urgency (any such item to be dealt with under ‘Business Brought forward by the Chairman’);






Exempt Information



to consider whether the consideration of any item of business would be likely to disclose exempt information and if so the category of such exempt information;






Declarations of Interest



In accordance with the Code of Conduct, Members are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registerable Interests and Non-Registerable Interests including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;






Business Brought Forward by the Chairman



to consider business (if any) brought forward by the Chairman;






Waste and Recycling Services Update


13 - 28




Climate Emergency Planning Statement


29 - 104




Plymouth and South Devon Freeport - Approval of the making of a Compulsory Purchase Order(s) for the Langage Freeport (the "Scheme")


105 - 290




Six Month Member Meeting Attendance Rule

To follow






Reports of Bodies



to receive and as may be necessary approve the minutes and recommendations of the under-mentioned Bodies.


(* Indicates minutes containing recommendations to Council).





Licensing Committee - 21 June 2022


291 - 294




Audit & Governance Committee - 30 June 2022


295 - 300




Development Management Committee - 6 July 2022


301 - 310




Special Executive - 12 July 2022


311 - 314




Development Management Committee - 27 July 2022


315 - 322




Public Question Time


323 - 324







to consider the following question(s) (if any)  received in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.






Notice of Motion



to consider the following motions received (if any) in accordance with Council Procedure Rules


a.      From Cllr Hopwood and Cllr Baldry


“This Council is concerned about the effect the cost of living is having on the residents of South Hams and notes that domestic electricity and gas prices are predicted to rise even further in October this year and although capped at £2,500 this is still beyond the affordability of many of our residents. Increased energy costs will impact prices of many other products and services.  This Council notes that HM Government is expected to announce £150 billion package of intervention measures targeted to the most vulnerable households to alleviate the impact of energy prices. In addition, it continues to deliver the Levelling Up initiative to provide opportunities for all, both locally and nationally.  Within South Hams, this Council continues to deliver key services thought Better Lives for All to identify and target those most vulnerable and at risk.


This Council resolves to:


1.      Write to the Prime Minister to make sure she realises the serious impact the Cost of Living crisis is having on residents of not only the South Hams but the United Kingdom.

2.      Work closely with HM Government to deliver South Hams share of the £500m Household Support Fund on a timely basis.

3.      Continue to develop and support Better Lives for All to identify and help those most in need or at greatest risk of hardship to ensure they are fully aware of the help and assistance that is available and to ensure they receive that assistance.”




b.     From Cllr Brazil and Cllr Thomas


“The precarious financial position of Devon County Council means that Central Government may have to intervene. If this does occur, local government reorganisation in Devon is most likely to follow. Given this scenario, this Council looks to safeguard its assets for the benefit of our local communities.”