South Hams Council
Thursday, 13th February, 2020 2.00 pm

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to approve as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 19 December 2019;


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;


Chairman's Engagements


Business Brought Forward by the Chairman

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


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


Notice of Motion

to consider the following motions received (if any) in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.1


Notices of Motion – to consider the following motions received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.1:


(a)    By Cllrs Pearce and Bastone


‘With immediate effect, this Council adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism that reads as follows:


‘Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred towards Jews.  Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”


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(b)By Cllrs Chown and Hawkins


‘That South Hams District Council:


(i)    acknowledges the progress that this Council has made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable electricity;


(ii)   recognises that councils can play a central role in creating sustainable communities, particularly through the provision of locally generated renewable electricity;


(iii)   further recognises:


·           that very large financial setup and running costs involved in selling locally generated renewable electricity to local customers result in it being impossible for local renewable electricity generators to do so;


·           that making these financial costs proportionate to the scale of a renewable electricity supplier’s operation would create significant opportunities for councils to be providers of locally generated renewable electricity directly to local people, businesses and organisations; and


·           that revenues received by councils that became local renewable electricity providers could be used to help fund local greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures and to help improve local services and facilities;


(iv)        accordingly resolves to support the Local Electricity Bill, currently supported by a cross-party group of 115 MPs in the previous Parliament, and which, if made law, would make the setup and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate by establishing a Right to Local Supply; and


(v)         further resolves to:


·      inform the local media of this decision,


·      write to local MPs, asking them to support the Bill, and


·      write to the organisers of the campaign for the Bill, Power for People, (at 8 Delancey Passage, Camden, London NW1 7NN) expressing its support.


(Additional Note: this motion also has the support of Sir Gary Streeter MP as below:


Dear Matt,

Thank you for your email and I set out my statement of support below:

“I am pleased to express my support for the Local Electricity Bill brought forward by Private Members’ Bill in the last Parliament, but which unfortunately did not complete its passage before the election.

I am encouraging the government to adopt this measure to enable local renewable energy generators to sell that energy into their local community and not simply to a utility company.  I am sure that this kind of micro generation and distribution is an important part of the renewable landscape as we move towards our carbon zero targets.”

Best wishes,




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

# Recommendations in these minutes were determined at the last Council meeting on 19 December 2019.



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