Agenda and minutes

Full Council
Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Tel: (0116) 257 2775 Email: democratic.services@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

80.

Calling to Order of the Meeting

The meeting of the Council will be called to order to receive His Worship The Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Minutes:

The meeting of the Council was called to order to receive His Worship The Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

 

The meeting was led in prayer by the Reverend to the Mayor.

81.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillors E R Barr, Miss A R Bond, Mrs K M Chalk, Miss M V Chamberlain, R F Eaton, Mrs L Eaton JP, D A Gamble, Dr T K Khong and R H Thakor.

82.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

Councillor K J Loydall JP declared a non-pecuniary interest with regard to item 11 of the agenda, insofar as he was an acquaintance of Independent Remuneration Panel Members Laurie Faulkner and John Whiting, having sat together in the Magistrates Court.

83.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 17 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting of the Council held on Thursday, 21 February 2019 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

84.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

There was no Action List arising from the previous meeting.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The Action List arising from the previous meeting of the Council held on Thursday, 21 February 2019 be read, confirmed and noted.

85.

Motions on Notice

To consider any Motions on Notice in accordance with Rule 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

None.

86.

Petitions, Deputations and Questions

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule 24 of Part 4 of the Constitution and to answer any Questions by the Public or Members in accordance with Rules 10 and 11 of Part 4 of the Constitution respectively.

Minutes:

None.

87.

Mayor's Announcements

87a

List of Official Mayoral / Deputy Mayoral Engagements DOCX 35 KB

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was:

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The list of Official Engagements attended by The Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor be noted.

88.

Approval and Adoption of Revised Council Constitution (April 2019) DOCX 313 KB

Report of the Senior Democratic Services Officer / Legal Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 16-339 of the agenda, which asked it to approve and adopt the revised Constitution of the Borough of Oadby & Wigston, with effect from the start of the 2019/20 municipal year marked by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, 14 May 2019.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The Revised Constitution of the Borough of Oadby & Wigston be approved and adopted by Council with effect from 14 May 2019;

(ii)     That the Constitutional provisions set out at paragraph 3 and appendices 2 to 6 of the report be approved for inclusion within the revised Constitution;

(iii)   That provision b(ii) at Appendix 7 and provision b at Appendix 8 be approved for inclusion within the revised Constitution;

(iv)    Delegated authority be given to the Head of Law & Governance/Monitoring Officer to amend the revised Constitution to reflect changes arising from the Corporate Plan (2019-24) and the Council’s new Management and Departmental Structure.

89.

Scheme of Members’ Allowances (2019/20) DOCX 293 KB

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 340-355 of the agenda, which asked it to consider, approve and adopt a Members’ Allowance Scheme for 2019/20 under the Local Authorities’ (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 based on the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel with effect from 10 May 2019.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The contents of the report as prepared by the Independent Remuneration Panel be noted; and

(ii)     The Scheme of Members’ Allowances for 2019/20 as recommended by the Independent Remuneration Panel be considered, approved and adopted with effect from 10 May 2019.

90.

Treasury Management Policy and Strategies (2019/20) DOCX 297 KB

Report of theHead of Finance, Revenues & Benefits

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 356-404 of the agenda, which asked it to approve the Treasury Management Policy and Strategies for 2019/20.

 

It was moved by Mrs S B Morris, seconded by the Leader of the Council and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The Treasury Management Policy be approved;

(ii)     The Prudential Indicators for 2019/20 be approved;

(iii)   The Treasury Strategy and Plan 2019/20 be approved;

(iv)    The Investment Strategy 2019/20 to 2021/22 be approved; and

(v)     The Capital Strategy 2019/20 be approved.

91.

Approval and Adoption of New Local Plan (April 2019) DOCX 297 KB

Report of the Planning Policy Team Leader

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 405-577 of the agenda, which asked it to approve and adopt the Borough of Oadby and Wigston Local Plan and its accompanying Adopted Policies Map.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by Mrs H E Loydall and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The Borough of Oadby and Wigston Local Plan and its accompanying Adopted Policies Map be approved and adopted.

 

Votes For                  15

Votes Against          0

Abstentions             1

92.

Approval and Adoption of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (April 2019) DOCX 300 KB

Report of the Planning Policy Team Leader

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 578-789 of the agenda, which asked it to approve and adopt the final Supplementary Planning Documents and Statement of Community Involvement following the conclusion of public consultations.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by J Kaufman and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

(i)       The changes made to the three Supplementary Planning Documents (set out at Appendices 5-8 of the report) as a result of the public consultation be approved and adopted;

(ii)     The Statement of Community Involvement be approved and adopted;

(iii)   The Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document be approved and adopted;

(iv)    The Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document be approved and adopted; and

(v)     The Residential Development Supplementary Planning Document be approved and adopted.

93.

Housing Tenancy Agreement (April 2019) DOCX 296 KB

Report of the Housing Services Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 790-830, which asked it to approve the deployment of a new Housing Tenancy Agreement in accordance with the Housing Act 1985.

 

It was moved by G A Boulter, seconded by the Deputy Leader of the Council and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The proposed Housing Tenancy Agreement (as set out at Appendix 1 of the report) be approved.

94.

Member Conduct Update (April 2019) DOCX 296 KB

Report of the Democratic & Electoral Services Manager / Deputy Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 831-835 of the agenda, which asked it to note the outcome of a Determination Sub-Committee held on Wednesday 20 February 2019, which adjudicated that Councillor Ravendra H Thakor had breached the Code of Conduct and imposed a number of sanctions to appropriately address the breach.

 

It was moved by the Leader of the Council, seconded by G A Boulter and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The contents of the report and Appendix be noted.

95.

Leader's Statement

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council presented a Statement outlining his recent work and an overview of recent decisions taken since the previous meeting of the Council. Councillors who had taken the decision to stand down in May 2019 were thanked for their contributions during their four year term in office, and those seeking re-election were offered the Leader’s good wishes.