Agenda and decisions


Special Council, Council - Monday 7 September 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Natasha Clark, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221589

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2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

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3.

Communications

To receive communications from the Chairman and/or the Leader of the Council.

 

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4.

Petitions and Requests to Address the Meeting pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Chairman to report on any requests to submit petitions or to address the meeting.

 

Addresses may be presented by:

·       A Local Government elector for the area,

·       A person who is wholly or mainly resident in the area,

·       A Council Taxpayer or National Non-Domestic Ratepayer for the area

 

Addresses must be on an item on the Agenda before the meeting and not exceed 5 minutes. No person may address more than one meeting on any particular issue.

 

Requests to address the meeting (including the reason for the address and confirming the requirement for an address is met) should be submitted to democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk The deadline for petitions and requests to address this meeting is noon on Friday 4 September 2020.

 

Requests will be heard in the order individuals have registered. Individuals requesting to address the meeting will be provided with details of how they can join the virtual meeting to make their address.

 

Full details of public participation at meetings is available in the Constitution.

 

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5.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

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6.

Minutes of Council pdf icon PDF 443 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of Council held on 20 July 2020.

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7.

Update report from the Leader of the Council following a meeting of Oxfordshire Local Authority leaders and Chair of Oxfordshire LEP with Simon Clarke MP (Minister of State - Housing, Communities and Local Government) on the 7 September

***Please note this report will follow as the meeting is being held on 7 September, after agenda publication***

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Decision:

The Chairman advised that due to urgent Parliamentary business this meeting had been postponed and there was therefore no update report submitted to Council.

8.

Appointment of Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 398 KB

***Please note this report will follow***

 

Report of Chief Executive

 

Purpose of report

 

To appoint a permanent Monitoring Officer following the recruitment process for the vacant Director Law and Governance post.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That Anita Bradley be appointed as the Council’s Monitoring Officer with effect from the date of her taking up the post of Director of Law and Governance.

 

9.

Delegation of enforcement powers from Oxfordshire County Council to Cherwell District Council under Covid-19 legislation pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Report of Director of Public Health and Wellbeing

 

Purpose of report

 

To accept the delegation of powers granted to Oxfordshire County Council under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restriction) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020 that give local authorities powers relating to the control and prevention of coronavirus.

 

Recommendations

            

The Council is recommended to:

 

 1.1         Accept the delegation of powers to enable Cherwell District Council to carry out enforcement actions detailed by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restriction) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020.

 

1.2    Authorise the Assistant Director Regulatory Services, acting in consultation with the Director Law and Governance and the Corporate Director Finance, to enter into all necessary and appropriate contracts and agreements to implement the delivery of the enforcement work on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).

 

1.3      Delegate authority to the Assistant Director Regulatory Services to perform the enforcement duties of OCC set out in any such agreements referred to above.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the delegation of powers to enable Cherwell District Council to carry out enforcement actions detailed by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restriction) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020 be accepted.

 

(2)           That the Assistant Director Regulatory Services, acting in consultation with the Director Law and Governance and the Corporate Director Finance, be authorised to enter into all necessary and appropriate contracts and agreements to implement the delivery of the enforcement work on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).

 

(3)           That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director Regulatory Services to perform the enforcement duties of OCC set out in any such agreements referred to above.

 

10.

Revised Budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 482 KB

Report of Director of Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

This report proposes a revised budget for 2020/21 to reflect the financial impact of COVID-19 and includes proposed savings required in order to achieve a balanced budget

 

Recommendations

            

Council is recommended to:

 

 1.1         approve the savings as set out in Appendix 1.

 

1.2          approve a £1.2m use of the reserves as identified in Table 1.

 

1.3          approve the revised budget as set out in Table 1.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the savings as set out in the Annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book) be approved.

 

(2)           That a £1.2m use of the reserves as identified in Table 1 below be approved.

 

(3)           That the revised budget as set out in Table 1 below be approved:

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 - Oxford's Unmet Housing Need: Inspector's Report and Plan Adoption pdf icon PDF 768 KB

***Please note that the appendices to this report have been published as a supplement to the main agenda pack***

 

Should there be any changes to recommendations following the meeting of Executive taking place immediately prior to full Council, a verbal update will be given during the introduction of this item.

 

Report of Assistant Director - Planning and Development

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider the Inspector’s Report on the Examination of the Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 - Oxford’s Unmet Housing Need (the Partial Review Plan), to consider whether to approve Main Modifications to the Plan as recommended by the Inspector together with minor modifications, and to consider whether to adopt the Plan, as modified.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.          To note the conclusions of the Inspector’s Report and endorse the Inspector’s recommended Main Modifications (Appendix 1).

 

2.          To endorse the incorporation of the minor modifications set out in Appendix 2.

 

3.          To note the necessary changes to the Housing Trajectory (Appendix 3) and Infrastructure Schedule (Appendix 4) arising from the Inspector’s recommendations and Main Modifications.

 

4.          To note the Equalities Impact Assessment at Appendix 5.

 

5.          To note the final Policies Maps at Appendix 6.

 

6.          To adopt the Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan as presented at Appendix 7 as part of the statutory development plan.

 

7.          To delegate to the Assistant Director – Planning and Development the publication of an updated Adopted Policies Map to illustrate graphically the application of policies contained in the adopted development plan.

 

8.          To delegate to the Assistant Director – Planning and Development, the correction of minor spelling, grammatical or typographical errors and any minor improvements from a presentational perspective prior to the publication of the Local Plan.

 

9.          To authorise the Assistant Director – Planning and Development to publish the Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement (Appendix 8) and Local Plan Adoption Statement (Appendix 9).

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the conclusions of the Inspector’s Report be noted and the Inspector’s recommended Main Modifications (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be endorsed.

 

(2)       That the incorporation of the minor modifications set out in the Annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book) be endorsed.

 

(3)       That the necessary changes to the Housing Trajectory and Infrastructure Schedule (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) arising from the Inspector’s recommendations and Main Modifications be noted.

 

(4)       That the Equalities Impact Assessment (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

 

(5)       That the final Policies Maps (Annexes to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

 

(6)       That the Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan as presented in the Annex to the Minutes (as set out in the Minute Book) be adopted as part of the statutory development plan.

 

(7)       That the publication of an updated Adopted Policies Map to illustrate graphically the application of policies contained in the adopted development plan be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Development

 

(8)       That the correction of minor spelling, grammatical or typographical errors and any minor improvements from a presentational perspective prior to the publication of the Local Plan be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Development.

 

(9)       That the Assistant Director – Planning and Development be authorised to publish the Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement and Local Plan Adoption Statement (Annexes to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book).