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Voting record

 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 Tony Jackson Against

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 Tony Jackson For

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 Tony Jackson 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 Tony Jackson 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 Tony Jackson For

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 Tony Jackson For

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 Tony Jackson For

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 Tony Jackson Abstain

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 Tony Jackson For

 

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