West Devon Council
Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Chamber - Kilworthy Park

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


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.


          If Councillors have any questions relating to predetermination, bias or interests in items on this Summons, then please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.



Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To approve and adopt as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 20 July 2021


To receive communications from the Mayor or person presiding


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 (if any) questions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 21


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

Proposed by Cllr Daniel


“This Council has formally recognised the climate and biodiversity emergency (May 2019,) has signed The Devon Climate Declaration (July 2019) and has a Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategy WDBC Climate Strategy.

This Council is committed to actions to change behaviour to address the causes of this situation and mitigate the impacts.


In line with the above, this Council supports the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill proposed by a coalition of scientists, academics and lawyers with the aim of bringing the UK’s climate policy into one with evolving scientific evidence.  This proposed Bill is also supported by 110 cross-party members of parliament.  Nationally we need a strong legislative framework that embeds the Government’s targets in law, enabling us as supportive players, to plan and develop our future trajectories, to fit in with those targets.  


Council therefore resolves to:


i.       Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

ii.    Inform the local media of their decision.

iii.   Write to local MPs, asking them to support the Bill.

iv.   Write to the CEE Bill Alliance, the organisers of the campaign for the Bill, expressing its support (”




To receive the Minutes of the following Committees. to note the delegated decisions and to consider the adoption of those Recommendations which require approval: pdf icon PDF 223 KB

(i)           Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Meeting held on 22 June 2021                                                     


(ii)          Audit Committee

Meeting held on 29 June 2021                                                     


Meeting held on 7 September 2021                                            


(iii)        Hub Committee

Meeting held on 21 September 2021                               To follow



Additional documents:


'A Plan for West Devon'


Bridestowe and Sourton Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 447 KB

Additional documents:


Waiver of Six-Month Councillor Attendance Rule