Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams and Live Streamed on the Council's Website

Contact: Julie Gallagher  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 112 KB

The minutes of the meeting held on 08th July 2020 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.

5.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF CABINET AND COUNCIL COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Committee/Date

Subject

Recommendation

Cabinet – 02 September 2020

Treasury Management Report

Approve the Treasury Management Review 2019/20 report;

Approve the actual 2019/20 prudential and treasury indicators presented in the report;

Commend the report to Full Council on 9 September 2020.

 

Cabinet – 02 September 2020

Appointments Update

Approve the changes to the Cabinet portfolio

 

Additional documents:

6.

APPOINTMENT OF THE INTERIM SECTION 151 OFFICER pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report attached.

7.

REPORT ON SPECIAL URGENCY pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report attached.

8.

LEADER' STATEMENT AND MEMBER QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 189 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.

 

Questions and responses attached.

9.

COMBINED AUTHORITY REPORT AND QUESTIONS TO THE COUNCIL'S COMBINED AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVES pdf icon PDF 168 KB

(A)        A report on the work of the Combined Authority its attached.

(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

 

Questions and responses attached.

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

NOTICES OF MOTION

(1)        Protecting the public’s say in the planning process

 

A motion had been received and set out in the Summons in the names of:

Councillors M Powell, C Tegolo and S Wright

 

This Council notes:

 

1             The publication by Government of the White Paper, ‘Planning for the Future’ on 6 August 2020, which set out proposals on reforms to the planning process for the future.

 

2             That the vast majority of planning applications are given the go ahead by local authority planning committees, with permission granted to around 9 out of 10 applications.

3             That research by the Local Government Association has said that there are existing planning permissions for more than one million homes that have not yet been started.


This Council is concerned that the proposals seek to:

 

1        Reduce or remove the right of residents to object to applications near them.

2       Grant automatic rights for developers to build on land identified as ‘for growth’.

3        Remove section 106 payments for infrastructure and their replacement with a national levy.

 

This Council Further Notes:

 

1        The Royal Institute for British Architects called the proposals ‘shameful and which will do almost nothing to guarantee delivery of affordable, well-designed and sustainable homes’. RIBA also said that proposals could lead to the next generation of slum housing.                                                                                                                      

 

2        The reforms are opposed by the all-party Local Government Association, currently led by Conservative Councillors.

 

This Council Believes:

 

1     That existing planning procedures, as currently administered by our own team in Bury, allow for local democratic control over future development, and give local people a say in planning proposals that affect them.

2     That proposals for automatic rights to build in ‘growth’ areas, and increased permitted development rights, risk unregulated growth and unsustainable communities.

3     That local communities must be in the driving seat on shaping the future of their communities, and local determination of the planning framework and planning applications play an important part in this process.

 

This Council resolves to:

1             Take part in the consultation in the planning proposals, and to make representations against the proposals as outlined in this motion.

2             Write to and lobby both of our Members of Parliament, urging them to oppose these proposals and to circulate their replies to members.

3.        Highlight its concerns over these proposals with the public and local residents.       

 

 

(ii)    Thank Our Key Workers Properly and Deliver Fair Funding for Bury Public Services

 

A motion had been received and set out in the Summons in the names of:

 

Councillors J Black, S Briggs, R Cathcart, A Cummings, C Cummins, R Gold, J Grimshaw, M Hayes, S Haroon, T Holt, D Jones, K Leach, G McGill, C Morris, B Mortenson, E O’Brien, A Quinn, T Rafiq, A Simpson, L Smith, S Smith, Sarah Southworth, Susan Southworth, T Tariq, K Thomas, S Walmsley, C Walsh and M Whitby

 

We the undersigned wholeheartedly thank our key workers, NHS staff and council employees for keeping essential services running throughout this pandemic. We thank many of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

11.

FOR INFORMATION *** COUNCIL MOTION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Report attached.

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12.

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

13.

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).

14.

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 ** 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 **