Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Leigh Webb  Democratic Services

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are requested to declare any interests which they have in any items or issues before the Council for determination.

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes of the last meeting, held on 12 September 2018, are attached.

3.

MAYORAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive communications from the Mayor and any announcements by the Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive on matters of interest to the Council.

4.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

To answer questions from members of the public, notice of which has been given, on any matter relevant to the Council or its services to the community. Up to 30 minutes will be set aside for this purpose. If time permits, further questions will be invited from members of the public present.

5.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF CABINET AND COUNCIL COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Committee/Date

Subject

     Recommendation

Licensing and Safety Panel – 17 October 2018

Gambling Act 2005 – Statement of Principles (Report attached).

That the amended Statement of Principles, as set out in the report, be accepted without amendment and submitted to Full Council on 28 November 2018, for agreement.

 

Democratic Arrangements Forum – 13 November 2018

Council Procedure Rules

That the Constitution be amended to change the deadline for Questions from Members to the Leader to six clear working days before the meeting.

Cabinet – 14 November 2018

Risk Management Annual Report (Report attached)

That support be given for the Council’s approach to Risk Management, and the progress made throughout 2017/18 and actions planned for 2018/19 be noted.

 

Cabinet – 14 November 2018

Mid Year Treasury Management Report (Report attached)

That in accordance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management, the report be noted and forwarded for consideration at the next meeting of full Council scheduled to take place on 28th November 2018.

 

Cabinet – 14 November 2018

Community Safety Plan

(Report attached)

Cabinet agrees to note the contents of the Plan and its priorities and recommends to Council that the Plan and its priorities be approved for inclusion in the Council’s Policy Framework.

 

Additional documents:

6.

LEADER' STATEMENT AND CABINET QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To receive a Statement from the Leader of the Council on the work of the Cabinet and to answer written questions from Members of the Council to the Leader and Cabinet Members on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Borough, provided the necessary written notice has been given.

 

Verbal questions on the work of the Cabinet since the last Council meeting will be allowed subject to a limit of one question per Councillor.

7.

JOINT AUTHORITIES - REPORT BY THE COUNCIL'S REPRESENTATIVE AND QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 67 KB

(A)        A report from the Council’s representative on the work of Transport for Greater Manchester, Councillor Bayley.

(B)        Questions (if any) on the work of the Joint Authorities to be asked by Members of the Council for which the necessary notice has been given in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.2.

Additional documents:

8.

COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report attached.

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION

The following Notices of Motion have been received:-

 

(i)                 Planning Policy

 

THIS COUNCIL notes:

 

The evolving Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and the present consultation on the Bury Local Plan that closes on the 30th November.

In the coming months and years it is highly likely that developers will submit planning applications for large scale development within the Borough which will massively impact on our road infrastructure and the provision of school places within Bury.

Within the Town and Country Act 1990, section 106 allows a local planning authority to enter into a legally-binding agreement or planning obligation as a way of delivering or addressing matters that are necessary to make a development acceptable in planning terms. Education and school places provision together with local road infrastructure are clearly necessary planning requirements for large scale development within the Borough.

It is highly concerning that Bury MBC has no set policy to address these issues within our planning framework.

 

THIS COUNCIL resolves:

 

1.   To request the Chief Planning Officer produce a draft policy to enable a standardised approach for calculating education 106 agreements seeking to make development acceptable in terms of education by ensuring that the need for additional pupil places generated by new developments are mitigated by developer contribution. That this report be available for Council to consider and vote upon at the next full meeting of Council and if acceptable that it should be included in the Bury Local Plan.

 

2.   To request the Chief Planning Officer produce a draft policy to enable a standardised approach for calculating road infrastructure 106 agreements seeking to make development acceptable in terms of highways by ensuring that the significant extra road usage which flows from developments of over 25 dwellings and the substantial long term maintenance costs to the taxpayer are mitigated by developer contribution. . That this report be available for Council to consider and vote upon at the next full meeting of Council and if acceptable that it should be included in the Bury Local Plan.

 

3.   To ensure these policies are implemented in a transparent way and to ensure full public confidence in the planning process within the Borough to impose a requirement that for all development of over 25 dwelling the viability assessment provided by the developer be made public.

In the names of Councillors R Caserta, P Cropper, J Daly, I Gartside, D Gunther, M Hankey, J Harris, R Hodkinson, K Hussain, N Jones, G Keeley, O Kersh, S Nuttall,  I Schofield, D Silbiger,  R Walker, and Y Wright

 

(ii)                Homes Fit for the Future

 

This Council notes:

 

1      The long overdue announcement by Government of a relaxation in the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap potentially allowing local councils to build more new council housing. 

 

2      The need for more, high quality, affordable homes within the Borough. 

 

3      Current strategies, at a national and Greater Manchester level, to address carbon emissions, air pollution, and in support of active travel. 

 

This Council believes: 

 

1      That every effort should  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

10.

SCRUTINY REVIEW REPORTS AND SPECIFIC ITEMS "CALLED IN" BY SCRUTINY COMMITTEES

11.

QUESTIONS ON THE WORK OF OUTSIDE BODIES OR PARTNERSHIPS

Questions on the work of Outside Bodies or partnerships on which the Council is represented to be asked by Members of the Council (if any).

12.

DELEGATED DECISIONS OF THE COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Questions on the delegated decisions made by the Regulatory Committees and Scrutiny Committees contained in the Digest of Decision 3 published  since the last ordinary meeting of the Council, providing four clear working days’ notices has been given of the question.

 

Members are asked to bring to the meeting their copy of Digest 3.