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No. Item

7/21

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Grant, Izett and Phillimore.

8/21

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

9/21

Minutes of the meetings held on 25 February 2021 and 18 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 332 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meetings be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 25 February 2021 and 18 March 2021 were confirmed as an accurate record and signed by the Mayor.

10/21

Announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor welcomed all new councillors to the meeting of Council.

11/21

Election of the Leader of the Council

To elect a Leader of the Council for a four year term.

Minutes:

Nominations were invited for the election of the Leader of the Council for a four year term.  Councillor T Robinson proposed, seconded by Councillor M Ruffell that Councillor Ken Rhatigan be elected Leader of the Council to hold office for a four year term.

 

Resolved: That Councillor Ken Rhatigan be elected as Leader of the Council for a four year term.

12/21

Membership of Cabinet

To note those Councillors appointed by the Leader as Members of the Cabinet including the Deputy Leader.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council announced membership of the Cabinet:

 

  • Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities, Planning and Infrastructure - Cllr S Bound
  • Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Leisure - Cllr R Bean
  • Cabinet Member for Recycling, Waste and Regulatory Services - Cllr H Eachus
  • Cabinet Member for Economic Development - Cllr H Golding
  • Cabinet Member for Finance and Major Projects - Cllr J Izett
  • Cabinet Member for Homes and Housing Regeneration - Cllr T Robinson
  • Cabinet Member for the Natural Environment and Climate Improvement - Cllr M Ruffell

 

Resolved: To note those councillors appointed by the Leader as Members of the Cabinet including the Deputy.

 

13/21

Allocation of seats to Political Groups pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To advise Council of the calculations relating to the allocation of seats in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 following the borough elections on 6 May 2021.

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Minutes:

The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 requires local authorities to review committee membership and political representation annually.  Council considered a report which sought approval to the committee sizes together with the scheme of proportionality for 2021/22.

 

Resolved: That Council

 

1)    Approve the committee sizes and scheme of proportionality for 2021/22 as set out in appendix 1 of the minutes, in order to enable appointments to be made to Committees of Council.

 

2)    Note that the number of seats in all committees, other than Development Control and Audit and Accounts committees have been reduced by one seat.

 

3)    Agree to depart from political proportionality in the allocation of seats to Standards Committee.

14/21

Appointment of Committees pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To appoint Members of the Council to the following Committees for the Council year 2021/22 in accordance with the wishes of political groups, together with standing panels of substitute members:

 

1) Scrutiny Committee

2) Economic Planning and Housing Committee

3) Community Environment and Partnerships Committee

4) Manydown Overview Committee

5) Development Control Committee

6) Licensing Committee

7) Human Resources Committee

8) Audit and Accounts Committee

9) Standards Committee

10) Investigating and Disciplinary Committee (IDC)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nominations were received for the appointment of Members of the Council and a standing panel of substitute members to the Council’s Committees for the year 2021/2022.

 

Resolved: That appointments be made to Committees for the 2021/22 Council Year as set out in appendix 2 of the minutes.

15/21

Election of Committee Chairs

To elect Chairs of the following Committees for the Council year 2021/22 in accordance with the Committee Procedure Rules:

 

1) Scrutiny Committee

2) Economic Planning and Housing Committee

3) Community Environment and Partnerships Committee

4) Manydown Overview Committee

5) Development Control Committee

6) Licensing Committee

7) Human Resources Committee

8) Audit and Accounts Committee

9) Standards Committee

10) Investigating and Disciplinary Committee (IDC)

 

Note: Vice-Chairs will be appointed by Committees at their first available meeting after the annual meeting of the Council.

 

Minutes:

Nominations were received for the appointment of Chairs to the Committees of Council.

 

Resolved: That Members be appointed to the role of Chair for the following Committees of Council:

 

1)     Scrutiny Committee – Cllr T Jones

2)     Economic Planning and Housing Committee – Cllr S Frost

3)     Community Environment and Partnerships Committee – Cllr J Vaux

4)     Manydown Overview Committee – Cllr D Taylor

5)     Development Control Committee – Cllr N Robinson

6)     Licensing Committee – Cllr D Leeks

7)     Human Resources Committee – Cllr L Edwards

8)     Audit and Accounts Committee – Cllr G Falconer

9)     Standards Committee – Ms V Murricane

10)  Investigating and Disciplinary Committee (IDC) – Cllr H Golding

 

 

 

16/21

Appointment to Joint Bodies

To make appointments to the following:-

 

1)     Joint Manydown Committee

 

To appoint 4 Members.

 

The Membership to comprise of Cabinet Members and Members from the following Wards, Kempshott and Buckskin, Oakley and the Candovers, Sherborne St John and RooksdownWinklebury and Manydown.

 

For information the current Members are Councillors IzettEachus, Freeman and T Robinson.

 

2)     Crime and Disorder Joint Scrutiny Committee

 

To appoint 3 Members to a joint Scrutiny Committee (comprising Hart, Rushmoor and Basingstoke and Deane).

 

The membership to consist of 2 Conservatives and 1 Labour Councillor, to provide balance across the 3 authorities.

 

For information the current Member is Councillor Miller.

 

3)     Hampshire Police and Crime Panel

 

To appoint the main representative and a Deputy to the panel.

 

For information the current main representative is Councillor Bound.

 

4)     PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London) Adjudication joint Committee.

 

To appoint 1 Member.

 

For information the current Member is Councillor Edwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

Nominations were received for appointment to Joint Bodies:

 

Resolved: That Members be appointed to Joint Bodies as follows:

 

1)    Joint Manydown Committee - Cllrs J Izett, H Eachus, T Robinson, A Compton Burnett

 

2)    Crime and Disorder Joint Scrutiny Committee - Cllrs M Howard-Sorrell, P Miller, L Edwards

 

3)    Hampshire Police and Crime Panel - Cllr S Bound (main representative)

 

4)    PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London) Adjudication joint Committee - Cllr L Edwards

17/21

Appointment to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To make appointments to Outside Bodies. (As in previous years it is hoped that a largely agreed list of appointments will be available to Full Council on 27 May 2021, with votes only required where agreement has not been reached).

 

 

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Minutes:

Nominations were received for representatives to sit on various Outside Bodies.

 

Resolved: That Members be appointed as Council representatives to sit on Outside Bodies as set out in appendix 3 of the minutes.

18/21

Adoption of the Burghclere Parish Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Report of the Head of Planning, Sustainability and Infrastructure

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council considered a report that recommended that the Burghclere Neighbourhood Plan 2011-2029 was ‘made’ by the Council following a local referendum held on 6 May 2021, where the plan was supported by 81% of those who voted.

 

Resolved: That Council

 

·         under section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, formally make the Burghclere Parish Neighbourhood Plan with immediate effect; and

·         congratulate the local community and Neighbourhood Planning Group on their work to develop the Plan.