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Voting record

 Council, Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 10.30 am

Item: Council Tax Exemption for Care Leavers

Council Tax Exemption for Care Leavers:

Motion status:Carried

That Wiltshire Council Care Leavers are exempted from Council Tax to include care leavers whom live within and outside the Wiltshire Council boundary, as set out in appendix B to the report. 

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Care Leavers- A Local Offer

Care Leavers: A Local Offer:

Motion status:Carried

That Full Council endorse the Local Offer for care leavers in Wiltshire.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Electoral Review of Wiltshire Council - Stage One Consultation Submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Electoral Review: Stage One Submission - Pattern of Divisions:

Motion status:Carried

1) That Council approves the draft submission on a pattern of divisions to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

 

2) To delegate any necessary changes to finalise the document for submission to the LGBCE to the Director of Legal and Democratic Services after consultation with the Chairman of the Electoral Review Committee

 

3) To delegate the preparation of nominal division names to the Director of Legal and Democratic Services after consultation with the Electoral Review Committee, noting that Full Council will recommend finalised names following publication of draft recommendations by the Commission in February 2019

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Amendment to the Terms of Reference for the Electoral Review Committee

Amendment to the Terms of Reference for the Electoral Review Committee:

Motion status:Carried

That:

a)            the Council notes the current position regarding the requirement to conduct the Polling District and Polling Place Review within the statutory timescales.

b)           the Electoral Review Committee, comprising 10 members, progresses the Polling District and Polling Place Review on behalf of the Council and formulates recommendations to the Council for approval.

c)            the terms of reference for the Electoral Review Committee are amended as set out in the Appendix to this report.

d)           the Council approves, as a one-off funding, use of the Enabling Fund Earmarked Reserve for the provision of any additional resources required for this programme of work.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles

Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Motion No. 11 -Brexit Impact Assessment - Cllrs Clare Cape and Ian Thorn

Motion No. 11 -Brexit Impact Assessment - Cllrs Clare Cape and Ian Thorn:

Motion status:Rejected

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

Item: Proposed Changes to the Constitution

Proposed Changes to the Constitution:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

 Council, Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 10.30 am

Item: Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document - Proposed Submission Materials

Amendment to the Housing Site Allocations Development plan Document:

Motion status:Rejected

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document:

Motion status:Carried

That having considered the outcome of the formal consultation, Council agree:

 

(i)           To approve the draft Plan as sound and legally compliant, as set out in Appendix 1;

 

(ii)          To approve the schedule of Proposed Changes to the draft Plan in Appendix 1, as set out in Appendix 2 subject to the additional proposed changes in the Addendum to the Cabinet report and further additional proposed changes set out below, for submission to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to inform and assist the Examination process:

 

(a)   Policy 1 to delete site allocations H1.2, H1.3 and H1.4 in relation to Market Lavington and delete section on Devizes Community Area at paragraphs 5.22 to 5.37,

 

(b)   Amend Policy H2 to delete site allocation H2.13 in relation to Crudwell and delete section on Malmesbury Community area at paragraphs 5.111 to 5.114,

 

(c)    Amend Proposed Change 39 (site allocation H2.2, land off the A363 at White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge) to reduce the proposed dwelling increase by 50 dwellings,

 

(d)   Add to Proposed Change 69 (site allocation H2.12, East of Farrells Field, Yatton Keynell) to delete the words “Access will be taken from Farrell Fields” from paragraph 5.110;

 

(iii)     To approve the draft Plan as set out at (i) together with the Schedule of Proposed Changes as set out at (ii) and supporting information for submission to the Secretary of State to commence the independent Examination process subject to amendment in (iv);

 

(iv)      To authorise the Director of Economic Development and Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal and Democratic Services and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Strategic Asset Management to:

 

(a)  make any necessary changes to the Plan and supporting documents in the interests of clarity and accuracy before it is submitted to the Secretary of State;

 

(b)  approve the detail of any additional or updated technical document or supporting evidence before it is submitted to the Secretary of State;

 

(c)  make appropriate arrangements for submission of all documents relating to the Plan, including the supporting evidence (including the Equalities Impact Assessment required by Section 149 of the Equalities Act 2010 at Appendix 6), to the Secretary of State;

 

(d)  make all the necessary arrangements for Examination including - the appointment of a Programme Officer, the undertaking and/or commissioning of other work necessary to prepare for and participate at the Examination; and the delegation to officers and other commissioned experts to prepare and submit evidence to the Examination and where necessary, appear at any hearing sessions and represent the Council;

 

(e)  authorise that officers request that the Secretary of State recommends modifications to make the Plan sound in accordance with Section 20 (7C) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended); and

 

(f)    implement any consequential actions as directed by the Inspector relating to the Examination, including undertaking any consultation where necessary, in order to respond to matters raised through the Examination.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Against

Item: Electoral Review of Wiltshire Council - Supplementary Submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Amendment to the Submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England:

Motion status:Rejected

That on the basis of the evidence, and in light of the questions raised by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, to amend the recommendation that Full Council support a proposed council size of 85.

 

That this size of Council:

 

·         Enables the full and effective functionality of the current structure of this Council’s committees above the absolute minimum number presented to the Electoral Review Committee with a modest reduction in the number of committee places on Scrutiny Committees from 54 to 44, and of Planning committees from 52 to 43, and small reductions in the number on both Licensing and Audit Committees.

·         Recognises the appropriate weighting of the roles of this council’s Chair and Vice Chair, Cabinet Members and Portfolio Holders, Chairs and members of Committees and Panels

·         Enhances democratic fairness and community cohesion in recognising that the likely electoral size of wards will be that already serviced by several existing councillors.

·         Sustains our existing Area Board structure

·         Recognises the uniqueness of Wiltshire and its Council, while aligning our number of councillors more consistently with other unitary authorities and in particular those most recently reviewed by, or engaged with, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

That this Council authorises the delegation of the drafting and consequential changes to the Council’s submission to the Director of Legal and Democratic Services in consultation with the Chairman of the Electoral Review Committee and, if necessary, seek a short extension to the deadline for receipt of this submission from the Electoral Review Commission for England

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Against

Supplementary Submission to the LGBCE:

Motion status:Carried

That Council:

 

i) Notes the current position and the request from the Commission seeking

supplementary information on the Council’s original submission (Annex

A);

 

ii) Approves the supplementary information set out in Annex B as the basis

of the response to the Commission’s letter, subject to any minor drafting

and consequential changes to be delegated to the Director of Legal and

Democratic Services after consultation with the Chairman of the

Electoral Review Committee.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Amendment to Treasury Management Strategy

Amendment to the Treasury Management Strategy:

Motion status:Carried

1)    To approve an amendment to the Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19, to include a new class of alternative investments to the available list of non-specified investments (as set out in report).

 

2)    To approve an amendment to the Minimum Revenue Provision Policy, to allow for an alternative method of calculation, where appropriate (as set out in report).

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

Item: Designation of the Statutory Position for Director of Adult Social Services

Designation of the Statutory Position for Director of Adult Social Services:

Motion status:Carried

1)    To designate the statutory Director of Adult Social Services to the role of Corporate Director Adult Care & Public Health as outlined in paragraph 17 of the Cabinet report.

 

2)    To delegate any appropriate changes to the Constitution arising from the senior management structure changes to the Monitoring Officer.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

Item: Notice of Motion No.8 - Helium Balloons & Sky Lanterns

Motion on Helium Balloons and Sky Lanterns:

Motion status:Carried

1)    To delegate to the Corporate Director for Place, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Waste and Property, to introduce a policy to prohibit the release of helium balloons for recreational purposes or sky lanterns on land in the ownership of the Council, or under its control; and

 

2)    To ask officers to contact all Town and Parish Councils in the Wiltshire Council area to make them aware of the risks to the environment, public, and animals from helium balloons and sky lanterns, and to ask them to consider taking steps to prohibit the release of balloons or sky lanterns on land in their ownership or under their control.

 

3)    That a letter be sent the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs be written to request that a national wide ban on the release of helium balloons & sky lanterns.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

Item: Notice of Motion No.9 - The Inclusion of Tree Planting in Future Planning

Motion on Inclusion of Tree Planting in Future Planning:

Motion status:Rejected

That Wiltshire Council consider including the adoption of a policy in the forthcoming review of the council’s local plan that requires developers to plant a minimum of 25% tree coverage (by canopy) on all new housing estates

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

Item: Proposed Changes to the Constitution

Changes to the Constitution (Part 3C):

Motion status:Carried

That Council approve the changes to the Constitution as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

 Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 10.30 am

Item: Election of Vice-Chairman 2018/19

Recorded vote on whether to elect Cllr Alan Hill or Cllr Gordon King as Vice-Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee:

Motion status:Carried

For the purposes of this electronic record ‘For’ indicates a vote for Cllr Alan Hill, and ‘Against’ indicates a vote for Cllr Gordon King.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Against

Item: Planning Committee System Task Group: Update following discussions with the Cabinet Member

Vote to NOT endorse recommendation 11 of the Final Report of the Planning Committee Systems Task Group in respect of pre-meeting briefings:

Motion status:Carried

NOT to endorse recommendation 11 of the Final Report of the Planning Committee System Task Group.

 

Recommendation 11 - In order to protect public confidence in the openness and transparency of the council’s decision making processes, premeeting briefings for full planning committee memberships to cease.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Against

 Council, Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 10.30 am

Item: Petitions Received

Response to Braeside and Oxenwood Petition moved by Cllr Laura Mayes, seconded by Cllr Jerry Wickham (with amendment from Cllr Ian Thorn and Cllr Jon Hubbard accepted by mover and seconder):

Motion status:Carried

1.    To thank the petitioners for their contribution to the debate;

 

2.    To note the issues raised in the debate, and to ask Cabinet to take account of these issues when considering offers from alternative providers at their meeting;

 

3.    That any decision taken by the cabinet should be open and transparent, that social impacts should be considered equally with financial impacts, and that the Cabinet use every best effort to ensure the two sites will remain in use for outdoor education.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Appointment of Committees and Review of Allocation of Seats on Committees to Political Groups

Appointments to Committees for 2018/19:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Proposed Changes to the Constitution

Changes to Part 3D(3), Part 2, Part 3, Part 9 and Protocol 11 of the Constitution:

Motion status:Carried

 

a)    To approve changes to Part 3D(3) of the Constitution, as shown in the tracked change document at Appendix 2 to the report; and

 

b)   To approve changes to Part 2, Part 3, Part 9 and Protocol 11 of the Constitution, as shown in the document at Appendix 3 to the report.

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Notice of Motion No.7 - The Use of Plastic Waste in Road Repairs, Re-Surfacing and Construction

To refer the motion to the Overview & Scrutiny Management Committee:

Motion status:Carried

To refer the motion to the Overview & Scrutiny Management Committee

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

 Council, Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 10.30 am

Item: Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19

Treasury Management Strategy:

Motion status:Carried

1.    To adopt the Minimum Revenue Provision Policy as set out at paragraph 46;

 

2.    To adopt the Prudential and Treasury Indicators (Appendix A); and

 

3.    To adopt the Annual Investment Strategy (Appendix B), including the ratification of the removal of the minimum requirement for high credit quality relating to viability ratings

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

Item: Wiltshire Council's Financial Plan Update 2018/19

Liberal Democrat Amendment to the 2018/19 Budget:

Motion status:Rejected

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Abstain

The substantive motion to approve the budget (excluding Housing Revenue Account items c, v, vi and vii:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Against

The substantive motion to approve the budget (Housing Revenue Account items c, v, vi and vii:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Non-voting

Item: Council Tax Setting 2018/19

Council Tax Setting 208/19:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Pay Policy Statement

Pay Policy Statement:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Wiltshire Council Electoral Review

Liberal Democrat Group Amendment (Council size of 86):

Motion status:Rejected

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh Against

Substantiive motion on the submission to the LGBCE (council size of 99):

Motion status:Carried

To approve the draft submission on council size to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, subject to any minor drafting and consequential changes to be delegated to the Director of Legal and Democratic Services in consultation with the Chairman of the Electoral Review Committee

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Proposed Changes to the Council's Allocations Policy

Proposed Changes to the Council's Allocations Policy:

Motion status:Carried

To approve the adoption of the amended allocations policy

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Carers Strategy

Carers Strategy:

Motion status:Carried

To approve the Carers in Wiltshire Strategy 2017 – 22, to be published in March 2018

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Amendments to the Wiltshire Local Transport Plan (LTP) 2011-2026

Amendments to the Wiltshire Local Transport Plan:

Motion status:Carried

To remove the following text from Policy PS3 of the LTP Car Parking Strategy would be made to full Council:

 

Sunday parking charges will be considered where there is an identified

traffic congestion or air quality issue, or where there is a strong and

established parking demand from shoppers or visitors.

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

Item: Notice of Motion No.6 - Shared Lives Programme

Refer the motion to the Leader for resolution:

Motion status:Carried

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr John Walsh For

 

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