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Voting record

 Online Meeting, Council, Tuesday 16 June 2020 10.30 am

Item: Covid-19 Update and Financial Position

Covid-19 Update and Financial Position Vote 1:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Council is asked to:

 

1. Thank local communities, the voluntary sector, businesses, strategic partners and education settings for their support during these unprecedented

circumstances. (Vote 1)

 

2. Acknowledge the significant and exceptional effort of staff working

throughout the COVID-19 response. (Vote 1)

 

3. Approve the inclusion of slippage from the 2019/20 Capital Programme

(£35.535m) within the 2020/21 Capital Programme, subject to a

recommendation from Cabinet on 9 June. (Vote 2)

 

4. Note the two reports to Cabinet and that future reports will be received by Cabinet in the coming months. (Vote 1)

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Covid-19 Update and Financial Position Vote 2:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Council is asked to:

 

1. Thank local communities, the voluntary sector, businesses, strategic partners and education settings for their support during these unprecedented

circumstances. (Vote 1)

 

2. Acknowledge the significant and exceptional effort of staff working

throughout the COVID-19 response. (Vote 1)

 

3. Approve the inclusion of slippage from the 2019/20 Capital Programme

(£35.535m) within the 2020/21 Capital Programme, subject to a

recommendation from Cabinet on 9 June. (Vote 2)

 

4. Note the two reports to Cabinet and that future reports will be received by Cabinet in the coming months. (Vote 1)

Voting
CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

 Budget and Council Tax Setting Meeting, Council, Tuesday 25 February 2020 10.30 am

Item: Treasury Management Strategy 2020/2021

Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

a)         Adopt the Minimum Revenue Provision Policy (paragraph 32 – 34)

b)         Adopt the Prudential and Treasury Indicators (paragraphs 24 – 31, 40 – 48 and Appendix A)

c)         Adopt the Annual Investment Strategy (paragraph 77 onwards).

d)         Delegate to the Director of Finance and Procurement the authority to vary the amount of borrowing and other long-term liabilities within the Treasury Indicators for the Authorised Limit and the Operational Boundary

e)         Authorise the Director of Finance and Procurement to agree the restructuring of existing long-term loans where savings are achievable or to enhance the long-term portfolio

f)          Agree that short term cash surpluses and deficits continue to be managed through temporary loans, deposits and money market funds

g)         Agree that any surplus cash balances not required to cover borrowing are placed in the most appropriate specified or non-specified investments, particularly where this is more cost effective than short term deposits and delegate to the Director of Finance and Procurement the authority to select such funds

h)         Adopt the Third Party Loans Policy (paragraph 93 and Appendix F)

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Wiltshire Council's Financial Plan Update 2020/21 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21- 2024/25

Wiltshire Council’s Budget 2020/21 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21 – 2024/25 Vote 1:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

Vote 1

 

a. Agrees the budget for 2020/21;

b. Approves the growth and savings proposals summarised in the report to provide a net revenue budget for 2020/21 of £344.023 million;

c. Agrees to:

i. Set the Council’s total net expenditure budget for 2020/21 at £344.023 million;

ii. Set a Council Tax increase of 1.99% and Social Care Levy increase of 2%;

iii. Delegate changes in fees and charges as set out in Section 9;

d. Endorse the Medium Term Financial Strategy and receive regular updates on delivery against strategy to Cabinet; and

e. Notes the budget gap of £69.527 million for MTFS period 2021/22 – 2024/25.

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Wiltshire Council’s Budget 2020/21 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21 – 2024/25 Vote 2:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Vote 2

iv. Set a 2.7% increase for social dwelling rents (CPI plus 1%);

v. Set the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2020/21 at £30.302 million expenditure; and

vi. All service charges related to the HRA being increased to recover costs, capped at increase of £5 per week for those not on housing benefits and garage rents increased by 1.7% (CPI).

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Capital Strategy and Programme

Capital Strategy and Programme:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

 

a) Adopts the Capital Strategy 2020/2021

b) Approves the Capital Programme 2020/2021-2029/2030

c) Adopts the non-financial investment indicators (paragraph 84)

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Council Tax Setting 2020/21

Council Tax Setting 2020/21:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

 

1.  It be noted that on 10 December 2019 the Council calculated:

(a)        the Council Tax Base 2020/2021 for the whole Wiltshire Council area as 187,935.69 [Item T in the formula in Section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the "Act")] and,

(b)        for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates as in the attached Appendix.

 

2.         Calculate that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020/2021 (excluding parish precepts) is £284,722,570.

 

3.         That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2020/2021 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

(a) 872,749,230 (Gross Revenue Expenditure including transfers to reserves, parish precepts and any collection fund deficit) being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils).

(b) 564,126,764 (Gross Revenue Income including transfers from reserves, General Government Grants and any collection fund surplus) being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.

(c) £308,622,465 (Net Revenue Expenditure including parish precepts) being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(b) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year. (Item R in the formula in Section 31A(4) of the Act).

(d) £1642.17 (Wiltshire Council band D tax plus average Town & Parish Councils Band D Council Tax) being the amount at 3(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (2 above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts), as shown below:

(e) £23,899,895.13 (Aggregate of Town & Parish Council Precepts) being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish Precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per the attached Appendix C).

(f) £1,515.00 (band D Council Tax for Wiltshire Council purposes only) being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by Item T (2 above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no Parish precept relates, as shown below: 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Pay Policy Statement

Pay Policy Statement:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council approve the updated Pay Policy Statement set out in Appendix 1.


 

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan

Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

(i)         Notes the content of the Inspector’s ‘Report on the Examination of the Wiltshire Site Allocations Plan’ (Appendix 1) and his conclusions regarding legal compliance and soundness.

 

(ii)        Accepts the Main Modifications set out in the Appendix to the Inspector’s Report, which the Inspector considers are necessary to make the plan sound in accordance with legislation.

 

(iii)       Agrees that additional minor modifications are made that arose during the examination or made in the interest of accuracy and consistency, as set out in Appendix 2.

 

(iv)       Adopts the ‘Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan Submission draft Plan (July 2018)’, as amended by the Main Modifications as set out at (ii) above and attached in Appendix 1 and additional minor modifications as set out in (iii) above and attached in Appendix 2, be adopted as part of the development plan for Wiltshire.

 

(v)        Delegates authority to the Director of Economic Development and Planning in consultation with the Director of Legal, Electoral and Registration Services and the Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning, Development Management and Investment for: the Policies Map to be amended in line with the Main Modifications as identified in Appendix 1 and the settlement boundaries, as set out in Appendix A of the ‘Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan Submission draft Plan (July 2018) and amended by the proposed changes made during the examination; and further minor textual changes to be made to the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan prior to publication in the interests of accuracy and consistency.

 

(vi) Agrees that the Director of Economic, Development and Planning in consultation with the Director for Legal, Electoral and Registration Services, and the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Development Management and Investment, undertakes the final stages associated with the formal adoption and publication of the Wiltshire Site Allocations Plan.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney Non-voting

Item: Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy Supplementary Planning Document

Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy Supplementary Planning Document:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council

(i) Notes the response to the consultation on the draft Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (the TBMS) set

out in the Consultation Statement at Appendix 1.

 

(ii) Endorses the amended TBMS as set out in Appendix 2.

 

(iii) Adopts the amended TBMS as a Supplementary Planning Document.

 

(iv) Agrees that the Director for Economic Development and Planning in consultation with the Director for Legal, Electoral and Registration

Services and the Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning, Development Management and Investment, undertakes the final stages associated

with the formal adoption and publication of the TBMS, including any minor textual changes in the interests of clarity and accuracy.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney Non-voting

Item: Senior Leadership Structure & Designation of Statutory Officer Posts

Senior Leadership Structure & Designation of Statutory Officer Posts:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council:

a)             Approve the designation of statutory functions as follows:

 

i.                        Director of Children’s Services (DCS) to the newly created post of Director of Children’s Services

ii.                       Returning Officer (RO) and Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) to the Chief Executive Officer – People

 

b)             Note the appointment of an interim Director of Adult Social Services (DASS) pending further review of where this will sit in the structure by the Chief Executive Officers

 

c)             Note that other designated statutory roles are unchanged as a result of the restructure and remain with existing postholders namely:

i.                        Director of Public Health (DPH) with the post of Director of Public Health

ii.                       Head of Paid Service with the post of Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

iii.                     Monitoring Officer with the post of Director of Legal, Electoral and Registration

iv.                     Section 151 with the post of Director of Finance and Procurement

 

d)             Authorise the Monitoring Officer to make any consequential changes to the Constitution arising from the designation of the statutory functions outlined above.

 

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Notice of Motion - EU Citizens are welcome here

Notice of Motion - EU Citizens are welcome here:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Notice of Motion - Herbicides

Notice of Motion - Herbicides:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

 Council, Tuesday 26 November 2019 10.30 am

Item: Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review

Council Tax Reduction Scheme:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Following consultation and testing the proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction scheme originally presented to Council in July 2019 have been reviewed and reduced to one proposal recommended to Cabinet.

 

To agree this change to the Council Tax Reduction scheme as set out at section 30 in the conclusion of this report. If agreed the change will take effect from April 2020

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Treasury Management Strategy

Treasury Management Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

Council is asked to note:

a) the contents of the Cabinet Report on Treasury Management Strategy 2019/2020 Half Year ended 30 September 2019

 

Council is asked to approve:

b) revised counter party limits of:

• £10.000 million with HSBC in respect of fixed term investments

• £10.000 million with HSBC in respect of balances held on an overnight basis

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Wiltshire Council Carbon Reduction - Corporate Property Energy Efficiency and Generation Programme Phase 1

Wiltshire Council Carbon Reduction - Corporate Property Energy Efficiency and Generation Programme Phase 1:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

1) To agree the addition of £5.2m capital funding to the Councils 2020 to 2023 Capital Programme to deliver the Operational Property Energy Efficiency and Generation Programme as a step towards achieving carbon neutrality for its operational property portfolio.

 

2) To note that a full business case for canopy-based solar panels at all viable Park and Ride sites will be presented to Cabinet for subsequent approval and to approve a provisional capital allocation of £3.5m from Councils 2020 to 2023

Capital Programme.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Housing Revenue Account Business Plan and Council House Build Programme

Housing Revenue Account Business Plan and Council House Build Programme:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

a)            To agree the Housing revenue account business plan 2020/21-2050 to deliver 1000 new homes over the next 10 years

 

b)            To agree to Council house, build programme phases 3.1 and 3.2 at total cost of £18.717m and £ 18.754m respectively

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Melksham Community Campus and Melksham House Construction Projects and Development Opportunities

Melksham Community Campus and Melksham House Construction Projects and Development:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council support an additional capital budget for the Community Campus Project of £3.000 million taking the total capital budget to £20.110 million

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: The Maltings

The Maltings:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full council approve the allocation of capital finance towards the acquisition of third-party land holdings and fund further development as detailed in the October report.

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Homelessness Strategy

Homelessness Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the homeless strategy 2019 – 2024 and agrees the implementation of the homeless strategy action plan.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Household Waste Management Strategy

Household Waste Management Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council approves the Household Waste Management strategy as part of the Council’s Policy Framework

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Wiltshire Council Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2019 and Objectives 2019-2022

Wiltshire Council Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2019 and Objectives 2019-2022:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council adopt the Equality & Inclusion Objectives (The Corporate Equality Plan).

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Statement of Licensing Policy

Statement of Licensing Policy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council approves the Statement of Licensing Policy (2019 -2024) (Appendix 1) under Licensing Act 2003.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Wiltshire Air Quality Strategy

Wiltshire Air Quality Strategy:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Council notes and approves the Air Quality Strategy.

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Protocol 4 of the Constitution: Planning Code of Good Practice

Changes to Protocol 4 of the Constitution:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the proposed changes to Protocol 4 of the Constitution.

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Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Part 4A of the Constitution: Petitions Scheme

Changes to Protocol 4A of the Constitution:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the proposed changes to Part 4A of the Constitution.

 

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

Item: Polling District and Polling Place Review

Polling District and Polling Places Review:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

That Full Council approve the recommendations from the Electoral Review Committee for adjustments to polling stations, polling places and polling districts as set out in the Appendices to the report.

 

That Full Council approve the proposed changes to the Terms of Reference of the Electoral Review Committee to delegate approval of future Polling District and Polling Place Reviews to the Committee.

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CouncillorVote
Cllr Johnny Kidney For

 

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