Agenda and draft minutes

South Hams Council
Thursday, 28th November, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

Contact: Email: Member.Services@swdevon.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

40/19

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’);

Minutes:

The Chairman informed that she had no items of urgent business for consideration at this meeting.

 

41/19

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any personal; or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;

Minutes:

Members were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered during the course of the meeting but there were none made.

 

42/19

Polling District and Polling Places Review 2019 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report that presented some slight revisions to the Council’s Polling Districts and Polling Places Order.

 

It was then:

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Polling Districts and Polling Places Order 2019 be approved.

 

43/19

Brixton Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Minutes:

Members were presented with a report that sought to approve the making (adoption) of the Brixton Neighbourhood Development Plan.

 

In discussion, reference was made to:-

 

(a)  congratulations being extended to the Neighbourhood Planning Group. A number of Members wished to put on record their congratulations for the tireless effort and hard work that had been put in by the Neighbourhood Planning Group to reach this point;

 

(b)  the process of making a Neighbourhood Development Plan.  A Member felt that the requirement for the Council to make a Plan was unnecessary and the declaration of the referendum result should be sufficient.  In reply, other Members felt that it was appropriate for the Council (in its capacity as the Local Planning Authority) to give its approval since it would sit alongside its own Development Plan(s).

 

It was then:

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Brixton Neighbourhood Development Plan be made.

 

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Appointments: Future IT Platforms Joint SH/WD Member Working Group and Devon Audit Partnership pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report that requested Council approval, for the remainder of the 2019/20 Municipal Year, to establish a ‘Future IT Platforms’ Joint SH/WD Member Working Group and to make appointments to serve on the Devon Audit Partnership Committee.

 

It was then:

 

RESOLVED

 

That, for the remainder of the 2019/20 Municipal Year:

 

1.     the Council establish a ‘Future IT Platforms’ Joint SH/WD Member Working Group and approve the draft Terms of Reference;

 

2.     Cllrs Brown, Long, McKay, Spencer (Chairman) and Taylor be appointed to serve on the ‘Future IT Platforms’ Joint SH/WD Member Working Group;

 

3.     the Council be represented on the Devon Audit Partnership Committee and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Audit Committee be appointed to serve on this Outside Body; and

 

4.     attendance at meetings of these Bodies be regarded as an ‘Approved Duty’ (for the purposes of Members’ Allowances).

 

 

45/19

Reports of Bodies pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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

* Indicates minutes containing recommendations to Council

 

 

 

Members of the public may wish to note that the Council’s meeting rooms are accessible by wheelchairs and have a loop induction hearing system

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes and recommendations of the undermentioned bodies be received and approved subject to any amendments listed below:-

 

(a)     Salcombe Harbour Board16 September 2019

 

          SH.13/19: 2020/21 Budget

 

          RESOLVED

 

That the proposed 2020/21 Salcombe Harbour Authority Budget be approved.

 

SH.14/19: Proposed Charges 2020-21

 

RESOLVED

 

That, with effect from 1 April 2020, the proposed Fees and Charges be approved and implemented.

 

(b)     Licensing Committee       30 September 2019

 

(c)     Development Management Committee9 October 2019

 

(d)     Overview and Scrutiny Panel     17 October 2019

 

(e)     Executive    31 October 2019

 

E.50/19: Budget Update Report for 2020/21 Onwards

 

RESOLVED

 

That, with effect from 1 April 2020, the Council Tax Support Grant be withdrawn from Town and Parish Councils by 50% per annum over the next two years.

 

 

E.54/19: Langage Update Report

 

RESOLVED

 

That approval be given to the use of up to £200,000 to fund (from the Business Rate Reserve) the cost of extending the lease of the starter units from 21 years to 125 years.

 

(f)       Development Management Committee        6 November 2019