South Hams Council - Thursday, 19th May, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

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No. Item


Election of the Chairman of the Council;

(The Chairman will then read and sign the declaration of acceptance of office).



Address by the New Chairman of Council


Vote of thanks to the Retiring Chairman


Response by the Retiring Chairman


Appointment of the Vice Chairman of the Council

(The Vice Chairman will then read and sign the declaration of acceptance of office).


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;


Minutes pdf icon PDF 539 KB

to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 31 March 2022


Council Constitution pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Additional documents:


Representation on Political Groups

to approve a review carried out in consultation with leaders of the Political Groups.  This is reflected in the list of Council Bodies (to follow) – see item 10 below;




Appointment of Members to Bodies of the Council

to appoint the Members to the Council Bodies for the 2022/23 Municipal Year – to follow



Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of those Bodies of the Council

to elect the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Bodies of the Council for the 2022/23 Municipal Year – to follow



Appointment of Governance Boards / Panels

to agree to the appointment of the Governance Boards / Panels for the 2022/23 Municipal Year – to follow



Appointment of Representatives on Outside Bodies

to agree to the appointment of Members as representatives on Outside Bodies for the 2022/23 Municipal Year – to follow


NOTE: Although some of these appointments are accepted by the “Outside Bodies” for a period of years, it is the Council’s practice where possible to review all appointments annually.



Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 448 KB

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’);


Urgent Item:

Submission to UK Seafood Fund: Infrastructure (Round One)

Batson Fish Quay Infrastructure Upgrade Bid, Batson Creek, Salcombe

Additional documents:


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;


Chairman's Announcements


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.



Audit Committee* - 10 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 298 KB


Development Management Committee - 16 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 232 KB


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - 17 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 300 KB


Special Executive* - 31 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 220 KB


Licensing Committee - 31 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 142 KB


Executive * - 7 April 2022 pdf icon PDF 319 KB


Development Management Committee - 13 April 2022

To follow


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - 21 April 2022

To follow


Special Salcombe Harbour Board* - 25 April 2022 pdf icon PDF 193 KB



to consider the following question(s) (if any)  received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8.


a)      From Cllr Hodgson to Cllr Pearce, Leader of the Council


‘South Hams District Council has not declared an economic crisis, but has declared a housing crisis, so why are we borrowing £9 Million to support Aldi and a further £5 Million to support economic development in Devonport rather than investing in the social housing in South Hams that our residents need?’



Notice of Motion

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


(a)    By Cllrs Abbott and Birch


“The Aldi Project at Ivybridge has given rise to planning, financial and local economic concerns from members of the public and outside bodies/ organisations.


Whilst acknowledging that the planning concerns will be addressed by the Development Management Committee in the determination of the planning application, the financial and economic concerns remain to be addressed.


To address these concerns Council requests the Overview and Scrutiny Committee examine those parts of the project relating to its finance and economic consequences, and report back to the July meeting of Council with its findings and recommendations.”



(b)    By Cllrs Hodgson and Rose


“As part of its new climate policy for planning, this council will require Flood Modelling to be carried out for new developments over 10 houses and all new drainage assessments are based on the most recently published IPCC (intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) reports to ensure that the most up to date risk assessment data is applied.”