West Devon Council
Tuesday, 30th November, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Chamber - Kilworthy Park

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 606 KB

To approve and adopt as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on 28 September 2021


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.



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 motions of which notice has been duly submitted by Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15:

Proposed by Cllr Sellis:


“In view of the deteriorating state of West Devon Highways and, noting that Devon County Council had £20million reduced from their highway funding this year, West Devon Borough Council will write to all local MP’s asking them to seek fairer funding for our Borough.”



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 233 KB

(i)              Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Meeting held on 5 October 2021                                         


(ii)            Audit Committee

Meeting held on 2 November 2021                                      


(iii)          Hub Committee

Meeting held on 2 November 2021                                      


Recommendations to agree:


HC 38/21 Planning Improvement Plan – Phase 2 Resources


That Council be RECOMMENDED to:


1.     employ six additional permanent posts (shared with South Hams District Council), being four planning specialists and two legal specialists, at an annual cost of £71,000 (the WDBC share of the costs), to be funded from additional planning income; and


2.     increase the staffing budget by £71,000 and to increase the planning income target for 2022/23 onwards by £71,000.


                        HC 41/21 Public Space Protection Order – Alcohol and Anti-Social Behaviour


That Council be RECOMMENDED to agree the Tavistock Meadows Alcohol and Anti-Social Behaviour Public Space Protection Order 2021 (as set out in Appendix A of the presented agenda report to the Hub Committee Meeting).


HC 43/21 Reports of Bodies: Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 5 October 2021


(ii) Lamerton Housing Report


That Council be RECOMMENDED to adopt a position to lobby Central Government and our local MPs to close the loophole that allows Small Business Rates Relief to second homeowners who rent their home out for 140 or more days per year.


(iv)          Development Management and Licensing Committee     

Meeting held on 14 September 2021     


Meeting held on 12 October 2021                                        


Meeting held on 9 November 2021                                      




Recommendation to agree


DM&L.30 Three-Yearly Review of Gambling Statement of Licensing Principles


That Council be RECOMMENDED to adopt the amended draft Gambling Statement of Licensing Principles (as set out at Appendix A of the published agenda report presented to the Committee) for the period from 31 January 2022 to 30 January 2025.






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Council Appointments and Political Composition of the Council


Annual Review of the Health and Safety Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Dated this 22nd of November 2021




Andy Bates

Chief Executive


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