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Tuesday, 24th May, 2022


11.00 am


Chamber - Kilworthy Park


Full Members:


Cllr Mott


Deputy Mayor

Cllr Pearce




Cllr Ball

Cllr Blackman

Cllr Bolton

Cllr Bridgewater

Cllr Cheadle

Cllr Coulson

Cllr Crozier

Cllr Davies

Cllr Daniel

Cllr Edmonds

Cllr Ewings

Cllr Heyworth

Cllr Jory

Cllr Kemp

Cllr Kimber


Cllr Leech

Cllr Moody

Cllr Moyse

Cllr Ratcliffe

Cllr Renders

Cllr Ridgers

Cllr Samuel

Cllr Sellis

Cllr Southcott

Cllr Spettigue

Cllr Turnbull

Cllr Vachon

Cllr Wood

Cllr Yelland



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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To elect The Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year and to provide an opportunity for the Mayor to say thanks to the Council






Vote of thanks to the Retiring Mayor






Response by the Retiring Mayor






To elect The Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the ensuing year and to provide an opportunity for the Deputy Mayor to say thanks to the Council






Apologies for Absence






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;






Confirmation of Minutes

1 - 8


To approve and adopt as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 5 April 2022;






To receive communications from the Mayor or person presiding






Business brought forward by or with the consent of the Mayor






Annual Review of the Council's Constitution



To follow;






The Mayor or the person presiding to answer questions which people in West Devon can ask and to receive deputations or petitions under Council Procedure Rule 21






To consider (any) questions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 21







To receive the Minutes of the following Committees, to note the delegated decisions and to consider the adoption of those Minutes which require approval:






Council Tax Setting Panel - 22 February 2022


9 - 12




Development Management & Licensing Committee - 1 March 2022 and 19 April 2022


13 - 24




Overview & Scrutiny Committee - 22 March 2022


25 - 28




Hub Committee - 12 April 2022


29 - 34


Recommendations to agree:


HC 86/21: Climate Change & Biodiversity Action – Council Net-Zero Update


That Council be RECOMMENDED to delegate authority to the Section 151 Officer, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the lead Hub Member for Finance to:


2. approve and agree the lending terms to Fusion Leisure for a loan of up to £300,000 to facilitate solar panel installation across both WDBC Leisure Centres over the remaining term of the leisure contract, in accordance with treasury management advice; and


3. update the Council’s Capital Strategy, Investment Strategy and Treasury Management Strategy for 2022/23 for a £300,000 loan provision to Fusion Leisure for the solar installation, in accordance with treasury management advice.






To appoint a Leader of the Council for the ensuing year






To appoint a Deputy Leader of the Council for the ensuing year






To report on the composition of political groups



To follow;






To approve the Committee Structure for the coming year



To follow;







To receive the appointments from the Political Groups of the Members they have selected to serve on the Committees



To appoint (if any) the requisite number of Members from the Members of the Council who, at the date of this meeting, are not members of a Political Group - to follow;






To appoint the Chairman and Vice-Chairman to the Committees of the Council for the ensuing year



To follow;






To appoint representatives to the list of Outside Bodies for the ensuing year



To follow;






To appoint representatives to the list of Governance Boards / Panels for the ensuing year



To follow;






To consider (any) Motions of which notice has been duly submitted by Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15: