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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 16th July 2020

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16th July 2020. [To follow]

4.

Announcements

To receive such communications as the Chairman, Speaker, Leader and Head of Paid Service may desire to lay before the Council.

5.

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 372 KB

To receive any questions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  Deadline for notification for this meeting is 10am on Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

 

A petition, bearing over 1000 signatures has been received from Emma Dolphin, requesting a debate under the Council’s Petition Scheme.  The petition requests that the Council:

 

Retains the Clive of India Statue in Shrewsbury Town Centre

 

The petitioner will be allowed 5 minutes to outline their case through written submission, after which there may a debate of up to a maximum of 15 minutes.

6.

Appointment of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Report of the Director of Workforce and Transformation is attached.

 

Contact Michele Leith  Tel 01743 254402

7.

Annual Treasury Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 801 KB

Report of the Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance is attached.

 

Contact James Walton   Tel 01743 258915

Additional documents:

8.

Annual Assurance Report of Audit Committee to Council pdf icon PDF 397 KB

Report of the Director of Finance Governance and Assurance is attached.

 

Contact  James Walton  Tel 01743 258915

9.

Review of the Constitution to Permit the Audit Committee to Approve the Final Accounts Pack Including the Annual Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 257 KB

The report of the Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance is attached.

 

Contact James Walton   Tel 01743 258915

10.

20mph Speed Restrictions Outside Schools pdf icon PDF 784 KB

The report of the Director of Place is attached.

 

Contact Mark Barrow    Tel 01743 258919

11.

Greenacres Farm Supported Living Scheme pdf icon PDF 561 KB

Report of the Director of Adult Services is to attached.

 

Contact Andy Begley   Tel 01743 255807

Additional documents:

12.

Portfolio Holder Report for Communities, Place Planning and Regulatory Services pdf icon PDF 972 KB

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities, Place Planning and Regulatory Services is attached.

 

Portfolio Holder:  Councillor Gwilym Butler

Additional documents:

13.

Annual Report 2019/20 Communities Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 430 KB

The Annual Report of the Chair of the Communities Overview Committee is attached.

 

Communities Overview Committee Chair: Councillor Cecilia Motley

14.

Motions

The following motions have been received in accordance with Procedure Rule 16:

 

1.  The following motion has been received from Councillor David Vasmer and is supported by Councillors Kate Halliday, Julian Dean and Roger Evans:

 

Cycle Infrastructure Design

 

This Council notes that:

1.    The Prime Minster has called for “A Golden Age of Cycling”.

2.    The Prime Minster has set out a vision for a travel revolution in England's streets, towns and communities, stating that: “When I was Mayor of London, one of the things I was proudest of was building some of the world's best cycle lanes”.

3.    The Government has announced £2billion of funding for walking and cycling.

4.    The announcement was accompanied by a document from the Department for Transport, entitled ‘Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking’.

5.    Gear Change states: “Inadequate cycling infrastructure discourages cycling and wastes public money” and “In order to see the increases in cycling we want, the quality of cycling infrastructure installed on our roads must dramatically improve.”

6.    Alongside this document, the Department for Transport (DfT) published new cycling design guidance (LTN 1/20 Cycle infrastructure design) which sets out the much higher standards they will now require if schemes are to receive funding.

7.    The standards will be enforced by a new inspectorate, Active Travel England, and DfT will expect Local Authorities and developers to utilise the guidance in the design of their schemes regardless of whether they are seeking Government funding.

This Council resolves to:

a)  Support the Prime Minister’s “Gear Change” announcement.

b)  Ensure that all cycling infrastructure built in Shropshire conforms to the standards laid out in LTN 1/20.

 

2.  The following motion has been received from Councillor Roger Evans and is supported by the Liberal Democrat Group:

 

Protecting the public’s say in the planning process

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.

·       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.

·       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. Makes alterations to how and where affordable homes can and will be built.

 

Council notes with concern that:

 

That the proposed Infrastructure Levy will no longer provide ring fenced money for affordable housing or perhaps even infrastructure.

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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 14.

15.

Questions from Members pdf icon PDF 529 KB

To receive any questions from Members, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2. [report to follow]

16.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and Paragraph 10.4[3] of the Council’s Access to Information Rules, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item.

17.

Exempt Minutes of 16th July 2020

To approve as a correct record the exempt minutes of the Council meeting held on 16th July 2020. [To follow]

18.

Alverley Industrial Estate [EXEMPT]

The exempt report of the Director of Place is attached.

 

Contact Mark Barrow   Tel 01743 258919

 

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