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528.

Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Buckley, Bright, Evans, Flewitt, Habermel, Woodley and Ware-Lane.

529.

Declarations of Interest

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·           Councillor Arscott

Development Control Committee – 7th November 2018

Minute 452 (18/01142/FUL Queens Road) Non-Pecuniary Interest - a fellow Councillor’s family business is run from the opposite side of the road to the proposed site.           

People Scrutiny Committee – 27th November 2018

Minute 488 - Schools Progress Report – non-pecuniary – Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School (Assisi Trust);

 

·           Councillor Aylen

Development Control Committee – 7th November 2018

Minute 450 (18/01374FULH Arterial Road) – Non-Pecuniary Interest: Applicant is known to him.

Minute 452 (18/01142/FUL Queens Road) - Non-Pecuniary Interest - a fellow Councillor’s family business is run from the opposite side of the road to the proposed site;

 

·           Councillor Ayling

Development Control Committee – 7th November 2018

Minute 452 (18/01142/FUL Queens Road) Non-Pecuniary Interest - a fellow Councillor’s family business is run from the opposite side of the road to the proposed site.

 

·           Councillor Borton

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 27th November 2018

Minute 488 - Schools Progress Report – non-pecuniary - Governor at Milton Hall School;

Minute 489 - Scrutiny Committee updates - non-pecuniary interest – daughter is a nurse at Rochford Hospital;

 

·           Councillor Boyd

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 27th November 2018

Disqualifying non-pecuniary interests in the called in items / referred item; attended pursuant to the dispensation agreed at Council on 19th July 2012, under S.33 of the Localism Act 2011;

Minute 488 - Schools Progress Report - disqualifying non-pecuniary interest - attended pursuant to the dispensation agreed at Council on 19th July 2012, under S.33 of the Localism Act 2011;

 

·           Councillor Bright

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 26th November 2018a) 

Minute 468 (Southend 2050 - Draft Ambition, Desired Outcomes and Road Map) – Non-pecuniary interest: lives on the High Street;

Minute 470 (High Street Summit) – Non-pecuniary interest: lives on the High Street;

 

·           Councillor Buck

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 26th November 2018a) 

Minute 473 (Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring 2018/19 to 30 September 2018) – Non-pecuniary interest: Governor at Eastwood Academy;

 

 

·           Councillor Buckley

 

Development Control Committee – 7th November 2018

Minute 452 (18/01142/FUL Queens Road) - Non-Pecuniary Interest - a fellow Councillor’s family business is run from the opposite side of the road to the proposed site.

·           Councillor Burzotta

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 26th November 2018a) 

Minute 468 (Southend 2050 - Draft Ambition, Desired Outcomes and Road Map) – Non-pecuniary interest: Family business off the High Street;

Minute 470 (High Street Summit) – Non-pecuniary interest: Family business off the High Street;

Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee – 29th November 2018

Minute 499 - High Street Summit and Minute 500 - Southend Town Centre & PSPO – non-pecuniary – family business off High Street;

 

·           Councillor Chalk

 

Development Control Committee – 7th November 2018

Minute 452 (18/01142/FUL Queens Road) - Non-Pecuniary Interest - a fellow Councillor’s family business is run from the opposite side of the road to the proposed site.

·           Councillor Courtenay

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 26th November 2018a) 

Disqualifying non-pecuniary interests  ...  view the full minutes text for item 529.

530.

Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor Appointments

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The Worshipful the Mayor presented the chain of office to this year’s Youth Mayor, Mr Marco Mann, and the Chain of Office to this year’s Deputy Youth Mayor, Ms Amy Burdett.

531.

Communications

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Minutes Silence

 

The Council stood in silent tribute as a mark of respect to Mr Ian Johnson, MBE, Freeman of the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Traci Dixon, Group Manager, South Essex Homes, and Mr Dennis Ward, RAF veteran, who all recently passed away.

 

Yule Log

 

Councillor Aylen presented to the Council a Yule Log.

532.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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The relevant Cabinet Members responded to written questions received from members of the public.

533.

Questions from Members of the Council pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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The relevant Cabinet Members responded to questions received from Councillors.

534.

Petition - Closure of Oakwood Avenue and Shirley Road pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Prayer of the petition attached.

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Councillor Aylen presented a petition on behalf of local residents requesting the Council to close Oakwood Avenue and Shirley Road at their junctions with the A127 Arterial Road.

 

Resolved:

 

That in accordance with Standing Order 15.7 the petition be referred to the Cabinet Committee.

 

 

535.

Minutes of the Meeting of Council held on Thursday 18th October 2018 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:-

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 18th October 2018, be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

536.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee C held on Friday, 12 October 2018 of Licensing Sub-Committee C pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes attached

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

537.

Minutes of the meeting of Appeals Committee B held on Monday, 15 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

538.

Minutes of the meeting of Appeals Committee A held on Monday, 22 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

539.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet Committee held on Thursday, 1 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

540.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on Tuesday, 6 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That, subject to a minor amendment to resolution 2 in minute 432 to change the word ‘endorsed’ to ‘noted’, the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations contained in minutes 429, 430, 436, 437, 438, be approved.

 

541.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

542.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee B held on Monday, 12 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

543.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet Committee held on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

544.

Minutes of the meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held on Monday, 26th November 2018 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 471, be approved.

 

545.

Minutes of the meeting of People Scrutiny Committee held on Tuesday, 27th November 2018 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes attached.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

546.

Minutes of the meeting of Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee held on Thursday, 29 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Minutes attached.

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Minutes:

 

During consideration of Minute 501 (Notice of Motion – Invest in the Future/Divest from Fossil Fuels) a motion to refer the matter back to Cabinet was moved and seconded.  The motion was not carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted and the recommendations contained in minutes 502 and 503, be approved.

 

547.

Minutes of the meeting of Special Cabinet held on Tuesday, 4th December 2018 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes to follow

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted and the recommendation contained in minute 508, be approved.

 

548.

Minutes of the meeting of Appeals Committee B held on Tuesday, 4th December 2018 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes to follow

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

549.

Minutes of the meeting of Health and Wellbeing Board held on Wednesday, 5th December 2018 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes to follow.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

550.

Minutes of the Special Cabinet Committee held on Thursday, 6th December 2018 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes to follow.

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

551.

Minutes of the Special Place Scrutiny Committee held on Tuesday, 11th December 2018 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Minutes to follow

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Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting, be noted.

 

552.

Notice of Motion - Social Housing for Rent pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Notice of Motion attached

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Resolved:

 

That in accordance with Standing Order 8.4, the following Notice of Motion, be referred to the Cabinet:

 

‘Social Housing for Rent

 

This Council has committed to build 11,140 new homes between 2016 – 2026 to help tackle the housing crisis in Southend, 62% of which (6,875) homes would have to be either social or affordable housing. [1. p5]

 

In nearly three years since that target was set, just 1,000 homes have been built. If the Council keep up this performance then they will fall short of their target by a massive 7,740 homes.

 

The Council's own Affordable Housing Policy requires developers to build a minimum of 20% affordable homes on residential proposals for 10-49 dwellings or up to 1.99 hectares or less, and 30% for those of 50 dwellings or more and above 2 hectares. [2. p3] Since 2001, only around 12% of homes built in Southend have been affordable by the council’s own definition [3. p44]

 

If the Council truly intends to meet its housing commitments and seriously address the chronic housing problems faced by this town, then radical measures need to be taken to address this situation and in order achieve those goals.

 

Motion to Council.

 

This Council recognises the above points and resolves to:

Explore all avenues for building social housing for rent (particularly through its Local Housing Company, Southend Housing Ltd.) at the former NHS land at Fossetts Farm (currently owned by Homes England) by investigating potential funding options and calculating the potential benefit, both financial and social, to Southend's residents.’

 

Proposed by Cllr Helen McDonald

Seconded by Cllr Ian Gilbert

553.

Local Council Tax Support Scheme pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Report of the Strategic Director for Finance and Resources attached

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The Council considered a report of the Strategic Director for Finance and Resources presenting the Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2019/20.

 

Resolved:

 

That the current Local Council Tax Support Scheme continue in its present format for 2019/20.

554.

Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Legal and Democratic Services to follow

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The Council considered a report of the Strategic Director (Legal and Democratic Services) proposing minor changes to the Constitution.

 

Resolved:

 

1. That amendments be made to Council Functions as set out in Appendix 1 to the submitted report and that paragraph 4 of Article 4 in Part 2 of the Constitution, be amended accordingly.

 

2. That amendments be made to the terms of reference of the Audit Committee, the Senior Managers Pay Panel and the Shareholder Board as set out in Appendix 2 and that Part 3 Schedule 2 of the Constitution be amended accordingly.

 

3. That amendments be made to Delegations to Officers in respect of Council management companies, RIPA and Regulatory Services as set out in Appendix 3 and that Part 3 Schedule 3 of the Constitution be amended accordingly.

 

4. That amendments be made to Standing Order 19.2 (Opposition Business) and Standing Order 37 (Attendance at Working Parties, Panels & Forums) as set out in Appendix 4 and that Part 4(a) of the Constitution be amended accordingly.

 

5. That a minor amendment be made to paragraph 6.2 of the Members’ Code of Conduct as set out in Appendix 5 and that Part 5(a) of the Constitution be amended accordingly.

 

6. That throughout the Constitution the following terms shall be used: “councillor”, “Cabinet Member” and “the Chief Executive” and the variations which currently exist be amended accordingly.

555.

Standing Order 1.7 - Duration of Meetings

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During consideration of Minute 499 and in accordance with Standing Order 1.7, the hour of 10.00pm having been reached the Council:

 

Resolved:

 

To continue for one further hour until 11.00pm.

 

 

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