Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 17th July 2019 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Debbie Chambers, Democratic Services - telephone (01524) 582057 or email  dchambers@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

To receive as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the City Council held on 26th June 2019 (previously circulated). 

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

4.

ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements which may be submitted by the Mayor or Chief Executive.  

6.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 11

To receive questions in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 11.1 and 11.3 which require members of the public to give at least 3 days’ notice in writing of questions to a Member of Cabinet or Committee Chairman. 

7.

PETITIONS AND ADDRESSES

To receive any petitions and/or addresses from members of the public which have been notified to the Chief Executive in accordance with the Council's Constitution. 

8.

LEADER'S REPORT pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive the Cabinet Leader’s report on proceedings since the last meeting of Council. 

REPORTS REFERRED FROM CABINET, COMMITTEES OR OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY

9.

Musicians' Co-operative pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Arts, Culture, Leisure and Tourism.

10.

Local Plan pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider the report of the Leader of the Council.

Additional documents:

MOTIONS ON NOTICE

11.

MOTION ON NOTICE - FREEMAN'S WOOD pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider the motion to be proposed by Councillor Mandy Bannon. Seconded by Tim Hamilton-Cox, Dave Brookes, Abi Mills and Gina Dowding.

 

“Full Council notes that the letter from council officers to the Planning Inspector, which has gone online from 3/7/2019, says:

 

"Land at Willow Lane, Lancaster (Policy DOS5), Local Green Spaces(Policy SC2).

With regard to the Inspector’s judgement that available evidenceindicates that the area identified as SC2.1 of Policy SC2 and referredto in Policy DOS5 does not fulfil the criteria set out in paragraphs 76and 77 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) for designationas a local green space and accordingly, this site (SC2.1) should bedeleted and the policies amended as necessary:The Council accepts the direction of the Inspector and will, through theprocess of proposed modifications, consult on the removal of the NPPFLocal Green Space designation at Freemans Wood, Lancaster, accompaniedby the consequent revision to the Local Plan Policies Maps to delete thearea identified by Policy SC2.1."

 

However, Council disagrees with this response. Instead, Council resolves to seek advice from an experienced planning counsel on ways that evidence provided by the planning consultants Satnam on Local Green Space designation for Freeman's Wood can be challenged. Council wishes to defend Freeman's Wood and will seek best advice on how to do this.

 

The advice sought from counsel will be agreed in conjunction with the cabinet member for Planning and Marsh Ward councillors. Full Council will be informed of the response and will decide on how to proceed accordingly.”

 

An officer briefing note is attached.

OTHER BUSINESS

12.

Catering Concessions pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Executive.

13.

Wray-with-Botton Neighbourhood Plan - Adoption (Making) of the Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider the report of the Director for Economic Growth & Regeneration.

 

Councillors please note: Appendices 1, 2 and 3 of this report are published electronically and can be found on the Council website at:

 

https://committeeadmin.lancaster.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=305&MId=7285&Ver=4

 

 

 

Additional documents:

14.

Allocation of Seats to Political Groups pdf icon PDF 95 KB

(Report to follow)

15.

Appointment of Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the report of the Monitoring Officer.

16.

APPOINTMENTS AND CHANGES TO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Group Administrators to report any changes to Committee Membership.  

 

17.

QUESTIONS UNDER COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 12

To receive questions in accordance with the provisions of Council Procedure Rules 12.2 and 12.4 which require a Member to give at least 3 working days’ notice, in writing, of the question to the Chief Executive.