West Devon Council

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Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023


4.00 pm


Chamber - Kilworthy Park


Full Members:


Cllr Daniel


Deputy Mayor

Cllr Sellis




Cllr Ball

Cllr Blackman

Cllr Bridgewater

Cllr Calder

Cllr Casbolt

Cllr Cheadle

Cllr Cunningham

Cllr Dexter

Cllr Edmonds

Cllr Elliott

Cllr Ewings

Cllr Guthrie

Cllr Johnson

Cllr Jory

Cllr Kimber


Cllr Leech

Cllr Moody

Cllr Mott

Cllr Oxborough

Cllr Renders

Cllr Saxby

Cllr Southcott

Cllr Squire

Cllr Vachon

Cllr Wakeham

Cllr Watts

Cllr Viney

Cllr West

Cllr Mann



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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Apologies for Absence






Confirmation of Minutes

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To approve and adopt as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 18 July 2023;






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 or with the consent of the Mayor






To respond to any questions submitted by the public and to receive deputations or petitions under Council Procedure Rule 21






To consider (any) questions submitted under Council Procedure Rules






To consider Motion(s) of which notice has been duly submitted by Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules




(a)      By Cllr C Mott:


With West Devon’s long connection with the armed forces within the Borough, in particular the army, this council formally reaffirms its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and support to the Armed Forces Community. The council recognises the contribution that Service Personnel, both regular, reservist, veterans’ and their families make to our council, community, and country. In order to support this, we will formally apply for the bronze level in The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and appoint a Member to become a spokesperson for this worthy cause.






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






Development Management & Licensing Committee

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i)      Meeting held on 18 July 2023;


ii)   Meeting held on 5 September 2023;







Audit & Governance Committee

13 - 18


Meeting held on 25 July 2023;







Overview & Scrutiny Committee

19 - 22


Meeting held on 25 July 2023;







Hub Committee

23 - 30


Meeting held on 19 September 2023


Recommendation to agree:


HC 15/23 Supporting Our Care Leavers: Council Tax



That Council be RECOMMENDED to adopt a Council Tax Discount Scheme for Care Leavers with effect from 1 October 2023.


 (NB. this recommendation is to considered as a standalone agenda item (item 9 below))






Supporting Our Care Leavers: Council Tax


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Okehampton & Sydenham Damerel Community Governance Reviews - Initial Submissions


41 - 54




Appointments to Outside Bodies - Tavi BID


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