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Items
No. Item

717.

Apologies for Absence

718.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

·           Councillor Arscott

People Scrutiny Committee – 29th January 2019

Minute 661 - Schools Progress report – non-pecuniary – Governor at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School (Assisi Trust);

 

·           Councillor Ayling

Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee – 30th January 2019

Minute 668 - Proposed development of the Seaway Car Park – non-pecuniary interest – knows people involved with scheme;

 

·           Councillor Borton

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 29th January 2019

Minute 653 - Draft General Fund Revenue Budget and Minute 658 - Revenue & Capital Monitoring – non-pecuniary – work for DWP, dealing with Universal Credit claimants;

 

·           Councillor Boyd

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 29th January 2019

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

Disqualifying non-pecuniary interest in Minute 660 (Schools Progress Report); attended pursuant to the dispensation agreed at Council on 19th July 2012, under S.33 of the Localism Act 2011;

 

Council – 21st February 2019

Agenda Item 7 (Council Budget 2019/20: Budget Amendment 1) – declared an interest – private landlord;

 

·           Councillor Buck

 

Place Scrutiny Committee – 28th January 2019

Minute 640 (Draft Capital Investment Programme 2019/20 to 2023/24) Items 6.3, 8.5 (Schools) and Appendix 1 page 3 – Non-pecuniary interest: Governor at Eastwood Academy;

Minute 641 (Draft General Fund Revenue Budget 2019/20) – Items 2.5, 5, 6 and 8.16 (Schools) - Non-pecuniary interest - Governor at Eastwood Academy and Appendix 9 – B3 – Non-pecuniary interest - Member of Belfairs Golf Club;

 

Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee – 30th January 2019

Minute 673 - Draft General Fund Revenue Budget – non-pecuniary interest – Governor at The Eastwood Academy.

 

·           Councillor Buckley

 

Cabinet Committee – 7th January 2019

Minute 578 – Objections to traffic regulation orders – Non-pecuniary interest – has been lobbied as to all schemes for St Laurence Ward and attended the Working Party but was not called to speak;

 

Development Control Committee – 9th January 2019

Minute 586 (18/01963/FULM – Development Land at Priory Crescent) – Non-pecuniary interest: Has met with the management/staff of the store in recent weeks.

 

Cabinet – 17th January 2019

Minute 612 – Future Phases of Affordable Housing Development Programme – non-pecuniary interest – lobbied and discussed issues relating to Lundy Close;

 

Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee – 30th January 2019

Minute 674 - Future Phases of Affordable Housing Development Programme – non-pecuniary interest – lobbied and discussed issues relating to Lundy Close;

 

Council – 21st February 2019

Agenda Item 4 (Public Questions 3 and 4) – non-pecuniary interest – has been lobbied by local residents in respect of the Bell Junction improvement works;

 

·           Councillor Burton

 

People Scrutiny Committee – 29th January 2019

Minute 660 - Schools Progress report – non-pecuniary – Director of English and Maths at USP (formally SEEVIC) College and Southend schools are feeder schools;

 

·           Councillor Burzotta

 

Cabinet – 17th January 2019

Minute 605 – Proposed development of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 718.

719.

Communications

Minutes:

Councillor Ware-Lane

 

The Council stood for a one minute silence as a mark of respect to Councillor Julian Ware-Lane who had recently passed away.

720.

Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Minutes:

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

721.

Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

The relevant Cabinet Members responded to written and supplementary questions from Councillors  Aylen, Burton, McDonald, Dent and J Garston.

722.

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 13th December 2018 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 13th December 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

723.

Council Budget 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of the Corporate Management Team attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council considered a report of the Corporate Management Team which presented the Cabinet's revenue budget and Council Tax for 2019/20 financial year, together with Minutes 609, 610 and 611 of Cabinet held 17th January 2019 and Minutes 700 to 703 of Cabinet held on 12th February 2019, and Scrutiny Minutes 640, 641, 652, 653, 671, 672 and 673.

                                                       

The Council suspended the relevant parts of Council Procedure Rule 10 to permit the extended budget speeches of the Leader of the Council and of the Leaders of the Opposition Groups.

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.1(e) Councillors Gilbert, Woodley and Mulroney had submitted six amendments to the Budget.

 

The amendments were voted on by way of a named vote as required by law.  The voting was as follows:-

 

Amendment 1: Selective Licensing

 

For the amendment:

Cllrs Ayling, Borton, Burton, Chalk, Dent, Gilbert, Harp, Jones, McDonald, Mulroney, Nevin, Robinson, Stafford, Terry, Ward, Wexham, Willis and Woodley (18)

 

Against the amendment:

Cllrs Arscott, Aylen, Boyd, Bright, Buck, Buckley, Burzotta, Byford, Courtenay, Cox, Davidson, Dear, Evans, Flewitt, Folkard, D Garston, Holland, Lamb, McGlone, McMahon, Moring, Nelson, Phillips, Salter and Walker (25)

 

Abstentions:

Cllrs Garne, J Garston, Habermel, Hadley and Jarvis (5)

 

Absent:

Cllrs Norman and Van Looy (2)

Amendment 1 was not carried.

 

Amendment 2: Swimming/street lighting, tables/chairs Licensing Fees

 

For the amendment:

Cllrs Aylen, Ayling, Borton, Burton, Byford, Chalk, Dent, Gilbert, Harp, Jones, McDonald, Mulroney, Nevin, Robinson, Stafford, Terry, Ward, Wexham, Willis and Woodley (20)

 

Against the amendment:

Cllrs Arscott, Boyd, Bright, Buck, Buckley, Courtenay, Cox, Davidson, Dear, Evans, Flewitt, Folkard, Garne, D Garston, J Garston, Habermel, Hadley, Holland, Lamb, McGlone, McMahon, Moring, Nelson, Phillips, Salter and Walker (26)

 

Abstentions:

Cllrs Burzotta and Jarvis (2)

Absent:

Cllrs Norman and Van Looy (2)

 

Amendment 2 was not carried.

 

Amendment 3: Commercial Property Investment

 

For the amendment:

Cllrs Arscott, Aylen, Ayling, Borton, Boyd, Bright, Buck, Buckley, Burton, Burzotta, Byford, Chalk, Courtenay, Cox, Davidson, Dear, Dent, Evans, Flewitt, Folkard, Garne, D Garston, J Garston, Gilbert, Habermel, Hadley, Harp, Holland, Jones, Lamb, McDonald, McGlone, McMahon, Moring, Mulroney, Nelson, Phillips, Robinson, Salter, Stafford, Terry, Walker, Ward, Wexham, Willis and Woodley (47)

 

Against the amendment:

None

 

Abstentions:

Cllr Jarvis (1)

 

Absent:

Cllrs Norman and Van Looy (2)

 

Amendment 3 was carried.

 

Amendment 4: Extra Care Home

 

For the amendment:

Cllrs Ayling, Borton, Burton, Chalk, Dent, Gilbert, Harp, Jones, McDonald, Mulroney, Nevin, Robinson, Stafford, Terry, Ward, Wexham, Willis and Woodley (18)

 

Against the amendment:

Cllrs Arscott, Aylen, Boyd, Bright, Buck, Buckley, Burzotta, Byford, Courtenay, Cox, Davidson, Dear, Evans, Flewitt, Folkard, Garne, D Garston, J Garston, Habermel, Hadley, Holland, Lamb, McGlone, McMahon, Moring, Nelson, Phillips, Salter and Walker (29)

 

Abstentions:

Cllr Jarvis (1)

 

Absent:

Cllrs Norman and Van Looy (2)

 

Amendment 4 was not carried.

 

Amendment 5:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 723.

724.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held Wednesday, 12 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

725.

Minutes of the meeting of Appeals Committee A held Thursday, 20 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

726.

Minutes of the meeting of Appeals Committee A held Monday, 7 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

727.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet Committee held Monday, 7 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

728.

Minutes of the meeting of Development Control Committee held Wednesday, 9 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

729.

Minutes of the meeting of Audit Committee held Wednesday, 16 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

730.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held Thursday, 17 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

During consideration of Minute 619 (Employment Appeals) the Leader of the Council confirmed that the matter had been withdrawn and the recommendations would not be proceeded with.

 

Resolved:


That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 619 (Employment Appeals) not be proceeded with.

731.

Minutes of the meeting of Health and Wellbeing Board held Wednesday, 23 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

732.

Minutes of the meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee held Monday, 28 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

733.

Minutes of the meeting of People Scrutiny Committee held Tuesday 29th January 2019 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

734.

Minutes of the meeting of Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee held Wednesday, 30 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

During consideration of Minute 668 (The Proposed Development of the Seaway Car Park) a requisition for a named vote having been made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 to refer the matter back to Cabinet, the voting was as follows:

 

For reference back:

Cllrs Ayling, Dent, Harp, McDonald, Mulroney, Nevin, Robinson, Stafford, Terry, Ward, Wexham and Willis (12)

 

Against reference back:

Cllrs Arscott, Aylen, Borton, Boyd, Bright, Buck, Buckley, Burton, Burzotta, Byford, Chalk, Courtenay, Davidson, Dear, Evans, Flewitt, Folkard, Garne, D Garston, J Garston, Gilbert, Habermel, Hadley, Holland, Jones, Lamb, McGlone, McMahon, Moring, Nelson, Phillips, Salter, Walker and Woodley (34)

 

Abstentions:

Cllr Jarvis (1)

 

Absent:

Cllrs Cox, Norman and Van Looy (3)

 

The motion for reference back was not carried.

 

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 668 (Proposed Development of the Seaway Car Park) be approved.

735.

Minutes of meeting of Development Control Committee held Wednesday, 6 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

736.

Minutes of the meeting of Licensing Sub-Committee B held Monday, 11 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

737.

Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held Tuesday 12th February 2019 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes to follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 699 (Better Queensway Regeneration Project) be approved, subject to the following additional recommendations to Minute 699(5):

 

(i) Any profit accruing from being the senior lender to the LLP be swiftly invested in affordable housing to rent (at or below Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates on a continuous basis, over which the Council has nomination rights) with due regard to the setting of a robust balanced budget;

 

(ii) Any surplus from the Better Queensway scheme returning to the Council be swiftly invested in affordable housing to rent (at or below LHA rates on a continuous basis, over which the Council has nomination rights) with due regard to the setting of a robust balanced budget;

 

(iii) That the Council’s representatives on the Board of the LLP seek to actively maximise the current affordable housing to rent numbers (at or below LHA rates on a continuous basis, over which the Council has nomination rights) with due regard to the viability and deliverability of the scheme.

 

738.

Minutes of the meeting of Appeals Committee A held Tuesday 12th February 2019 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes to follow

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted.

 

739.

Minutes of the meeting of Special Place Scrutiny Committee held Wednesday 13th February 2019 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes to follow

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of this meeting be noted and the recommendations contained in Minute 714 (Better Queensway Regeneration Project) be approved, subject to the following additional recommendations to Minute 714(5):

 

(i) Any profit accruing from being the senior lender to the LLP be swiftly invested in affordable housing to rent (at or below Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates on a continuous basis, over which the Council has nomination rights) with due regard to the setting of a robust balanced budget;

 

(ii) Any surplus from the Better Queensway scheme returning to the Council be swiftly invested in affordable housing to rent (at or below LHA rates on a continuous basis, over which the Council has nomination rights) with due regard to the setting of a robust balanced budget;

 

(iii) That the Council’s representatives on the Board of the LLP seek to actively maximise the current affordable housing to rent numbers (at or below LHA rates on a continuous basis, over which the Council has nomination rights) with due regard to the viability and deliverability of the scheme.

740.

Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Transformation) attached

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council considered a report of the Director of Transformation presenting the Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 in the context of the Council’s overall Reward Strategy.

 

Resolved:

 

That the Pay Policy Statement as recommended by the Senior Manager Pay Panel, be approved.

 

741.

Draft Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Calendar attached

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the draft Calendar of Meetings for 2019/20 be noted and that the final calendar will be submitted to the Annual Council in May.

 

 

 

742.

Opposition Business: Queensway

Minutes:

This matter was withdrawn.

743.

Appointments to Committees, Working Parties, etc

Minutes:

Resolved:


That the following Councillors from the Labour Group be appointed to the Committees, Working Parties, etc listed below to replace Julian Ware-Lane:

 

People Scrutiny Committee – Cllr Robinson

Biodiversity and Environmental Awareness Working Party – Cllr Nevin

Conservation Working Party – Cllr Borton

School Places Working Party – Cllr Nevin

Corporate Parenting Group – Cllr Jones

Corporate Parenting Members Sub Group – Cllr Jones

LSCB/SAB Scrutiny Panel – Cllr Jones

Children’s Services Improvement Board – Cllr Jones

SACRE – Cllr McDonald

744.

Exclusion of the Public

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the item of business set out below on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

745.

Better Queensway Regeneration Project - Confidential Matters

Minutes:

During consideration of Minute 699 of Cabinet held 12th February 2019 and Minute 714 of the Special Place Scrutiny Committee held 13th February 2019 concerning the Better Queensway Regeneration Project the Council moved into Part 2 so that the confidential matters could be discussed.  The Council moved back into Part 1 for the decision.

 

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