South Hams Council
Thursday, 11th February, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Via Teams

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 17 December 2020;


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

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;


Business Brought Forward by the Chairman

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


Revenue Budget Proposals for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 614 KB

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Capital Budget Proposals for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 616 KB

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Business Grants Scheme pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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Review of Democratic Decision Making pdf icon PDF 479 KB


Ivybridge Regeneration Project - Update pdf icon PDF 191 KB

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to consider the following question received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8.


(a)   From Cllr Abbott to Cllr Birch (Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel)


‘Will the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel be prepared to request the Panel to scrutinise the means of reporting back to Council and to evaluate the benefit to the Council of it being represented on the Outside Bodies?’






Notice of Motion

to consider the following motions received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.1


a) From Cllrs Bastone and Holway


1. This Council supports the adoption of the Healthy Homes principles and notes:

  The powerful evidence which demonstrates the link between people’s homes and their health, wellbeing and life chances.

  That the COVID-19 emergency has reinforced the need for healthy environments which provide space for recreation, children’s play and walkable streets.

  That well-designed homes that meet all our citizens’ needs over their lifetimes can radically reduce costs to NHS and social care budgets.

  That people have a basic right to live in environments free from unacceptable pollution.

  That homes must be affordable to heat and built to as near zero carbon standards as possible.

  That current government policy to deregulate planning is creating thousands of  substandard homes through conversion of existing buildings into homes through permitted development.

  That this council is determined to create the highest quality places for residents which will be a fitting legacy for future generations.


2. This Council agrees (or to the extent that the below concern Executive functions, recommends to the Executive) to:

  Adopt the Healthy Homes Principles so that:

  all new homes must be safe in relation to the risk of fire;

  all new homes must have, as a minimum, the liveable space required to meet the needs of people over their whole lifetimes, including adequate internal and external storage space;

  all main living areas and bedrooms of a new dwelling must have access to natural light;

  all new homes and their surroundings must be designed to be inclusive, accessible, and adaptable to suit the needs of all;

  all new homes should be built within places that prioritise and provide access to sustainable transport and walkable services, including green infrastructure and play space;

   all new homes must secure radical reductions in carbon emissions in line with the provisions of the Climate Change Act 2008;

  all new homes must demonstrate how they will be resilient to a changing climate over their full lifetime;

  all new homes must be built to design out crime and be secure;

  all new homes must be free from unacceptable and intrusive noise and light pollution;

  all new homes must not contribute to unsafe or illegal levels of indoor or ambient air pollution and must be built to minimise, and where possible eliminate, the harmful impacts of air pollution on human health and the environment, and;

  all new homes must be designed to provide year-round thermal comfort for inhabitants.

  Review all policies, processes and procedures to ensure that new homes meet the requirements of the principles. Draw up a list of appropriate suggested changes to any JLP polices in time for when work begins on the JLP first revision, detailing how South Hams, with partner LPAs, envisages delivering on the requirements of these principles.

  Review the corporate plan to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.


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).


Audit Committee - 15 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 73 KB


Overview & Scrutiny Panel - 19 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 106 KB


Development Management Committee - 2 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 100 KB


Executive* - 17 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 109 KB


Development Management Committee - 6 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 134 KB


Joint O&S Panel and DM Committee - 14 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 95 KB


Executive* - 28 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 422 KB