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Meeting of the Council held on 26/04/2006
Minutes of the 21st February 2006 Meeting



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MINUTES of the MEETING of the WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL held in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Godalming on 21st February 2006
* Mrs J R Keen (Mayor)
* Mr D C Inman (Deputy Mayor)

*Mr M H W Band*Mrs M V M Hunt
*Mr L C Bate*Mr P B Isherwood
*Mr P Betlem*Mrs S R Jacobs
*Mr M J Blower*Dr M-G Lane
*Dr J F A Blowers*Mr J C S Mackie
Captain P G Burden*Mrs A E Mansell
*Mr M W Byham*Mr C H Mansell
*Mrs E Cable*Dr P M Marriott
*Mrs S J Campany*Mr W M Marshall
Mr M A Clark*Mr P J Martin
*Mrs C Cockburn*Mrs P N Mitchell
*Mr V Duckett*Mr P J Nicholson
*Mr S D EdgeMr A Rayner
*Mr M A Edgington*Mr K T Reed
*Mr B A Ellis*Mr P S Rivers
*Mrs P Ellis*Mr J E Robini
*Miss G B W Ferguson*Mr J R Sandy
*Mrs M E Foryszewski*Mrs C E Savage
*Mrs P M Frost*Mr J M Savage
*Mr R D Frost*Mr V K Scrivens
*Mr D R Gallacher*Mr B G Shelley
*Mr R J Gates*Mr C C E Slyfield
*Mr B Grainger-Jones*Mrs J A Slyfield
*Mr P D HarmerMs M Taylor
*Mr P HaveronMr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mrs P Hibbert*Mr R C Terry
Mrs L S R Hodgson*Mr K Webster
* Present

At the commencement of the meeting, prayers were led by Reverend Norman Jones of St Bartholomew's Church, Haslemere

62. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council held on 19th December 2005 were confirmed and signed.

63. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Capt P G Burden, Mrs P Hibbert, Mr A Rayner, Mr A E B Taylor-Smith and Ms M Taylor.

64. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

The following interests were declared before and at the meeting. Where appropriate, members with prejudicial interests left the meeting during discussion on the items referred to:-

(i) Personal and Prejudicial Interests

NameItemInterest
Cllr Richard GatesItem 199 - JSJAs a Waverley nominated Trustee, but Waverley has not safeguarded Trustees from loss.
Cllr Chris MansellItem 212 - Sponsored Organisation SchemeTrustee to Rural Life Centre and Farnham Youth Project
Cllr Victor DuckettItem 212 - Sponsored Organisation Scheme and Item 224 - Farnham Youth Project Community Partnerships GrantFarnham Youth Project
Cllr Nicolas Davies (Independent Member)Item 236 - Modernising your local healthcareNon-Executive Director of Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust
Cllr Paul RiversItem 199 – JSJWaverley representative on the John Stanley Jeffries Trust
Cllr Peter BetlemItem 199 – JSJWaverley representative on the John Stanley Jeffries Trust
Cllr Byron Grainger-JonesItem 212 – SOSAs Vice-Chairman of Surrey Hills AONB Partnership
Cllr Anne MansellItem 212 – SOSHusband is a Trustee of Farnham Youth Project and Rural Life Centre
Dr P M MarriottItem 212 –SOSHusband is Treasurer of Farnham Youth Project

(ii) Personal Interests

NameItemInterest
Cllr Richard GatesSponsored Organisations - Waverley Voluntary Grants Panel Item 212.7Treasurer of Bramley Age concern, who apply to the WVGP for support.
Cllr Brian EllisSponsored Organisation Scheme Grants Recommended - Cranleigh Arts CentreAs a Waverley representative on the Management Committee
Cllr Patricia EllisItem 212. Sponsored Organisation Scheme/Waverley Voluntary Grants Panel.As a Waverley Representative for Relate, West Surrey,
and Waverley Community Mediation Service.
Cllr Patricia EllisItem 212 - Sponsored Organisation SchemeAs a Waverley Representative for Age Concern Waverley,
Age Concern Cranleigh & District.
Cllr Ken ReedMinutes of 7th Feb Executive at Minute 219Appointed Waverley representative for:
National Housing & Town Planning;
South East Employers;
Surrey Rail Forum.
Cllr Mike BandAgenda Item 6(a) Appendix A.5 Annexe1 Sponsored Organisations Grants recommended 2006/07As the Waverley Representative on the Hurtwood Control Committee
Cllr Mary ForyszewskiItem 202. Stock Transfer, Item 236. Local healthcare & Item 237.Patient Led NHSItem 202, As a local resident who knows many of the residents personally who are effected by Stock Transfer;
Item 236/7 as a former employee of G&W NHS Trust
Cllr Pat FrostItem 6 - draft general fund estimatesAs a Surrey County and Farnham Town councillor
Cllr Pat FrostSponsored Organisation schemeAs a SCC representative on Brightwells Gostrey Centre
Cllr Pat FrostItem 6 - Council tax settingAs a Surrey County and Farnham Town councillor
Cllr Celia SavageWaverley Community Transport [Hoppa], Executive Report, Financial, Strategy, inc Recommendation 6 on page 47.As Waverley's BC representative to the Hoppa Board
Cllr Celia SavageExecutive Report, Financial and Budget, Cranleigh Arts CentreMy husband, Cllr John Savage, is the Waverley representative to Cranleigh Arts Centre
Cllr Celia SavageExecutive Report, Item 237, "Ensuring a patient-led NHS"As a member of Cranleigh HealthWatch, which exists to monitor the provision of local health services.
Cllr Celia SavageExecutive Report, Budget and financial strategy, Cranleigh Arts CentreMy husband, Cllr John Savage, is the Waverley Representative to Cranleigh Arts Centre
Cllr Celia SavageExecutive Report, Budget and Financial Strategy, Cranleigh HealthCheckAs the Waverley BC representative to Cranleigh HealthCheck.
Cllr Celia SavageExecutive Report, Budget and Financial Strategy, Cranleigh InitiativeAs the Waverley BC representative to Cranleigh Initiative
Cllr Celia SavageExecutive Report, Budget and Financial Strategy, Waverley Community Transport [Hoppa], including Recommendation 6 p47.As the Waverley BC's representative to the Hoppa Board.

Cllr Celia SavageExecutive Report, Budget and financial strategy, Haslemere and Cranleigh Citizens Advice BureauMy husband, Cllr J Savage, is the Waverley representative to the Haslemere and Cranleigh Citizens' Advice Bureau
Cllr John SavageExecutive Budget and financial reports, Haslemere and Cranleigh CABAs the Waverley BC representative to the Haslemere and Cranleigh CAB
Cllr John SavageExecutive Report, Budget and Financial StrategyAs the husband of Mrs Savage, personal interests in those items she has declared interests in – listed above.
Cllr John SavageCranleigh Arts Centre, Budget and Financial Executive Reports [sponsored organisations]As the Waverley BC representative to Cranleigh Arts Centre
Cllr Jennifer SlyfieldBudget issues contained in Agenda item 6 (a), (i) & (ii) As a Godalming Town Councillor representative on the Executive Committee of Farncombe Day Center and a member of the Friends of Farncombe Day Centre. I am the WBC representative on DISCASS.
Cllr John SavagePCT consultation, executive report item 236My wife is a member of Cranleigh Healthwatch, a body which monitors local health services.
Cllr Chris SlyfieldAgenda item 6 (a) (i) & (ii) Budget issuesMy wife is Godalming Town Council (GTC) representative on the Exec. Committee of Farncombe Day Centre and she is also a member of the Friends of Farncombe Day Centre. She is the WBC representative on DISCASS. As a member of Surrey County Council (SCC) and GTC. Also a member of Surrey Police Authority.
Cllr Jacquie KeenItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeWaverley rep on Haslemere Hall Committee
Cllr Nancie MitchellItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeWaverley rep on Milford and Villages Day Centre
Cllr John RobiniExec Report – Budget, SOS and Item 236 – Modernising your Local HealthcareWorks for Surrey Police, a partner agency; Waverley rep on Farnham CCTV Working Group, Haslemere and Cranleigh CAB, Haslemere Museum and Community Safety Consultative Group and Chairman of Witley and Milford Patients Participation Group
Cllr Keith WebsterItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeWaverley rep on Surrey Heathland Trust

Cllr Chris Mansell219 – Review of Outside Bodies and 231 – CABxWaverley rep on Farnham CAB
Cllr Carole CockburnItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeWaverley rep on Farnham CAB and observer on Farnham Youth Project
Dr J F A BlowersItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeFriend of Milford and Villages Day Centre
Cllr S D EdgeExecutive – BudgetWaverley representative on the Farnham Maltings
Cllr Gillian FergusonItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeRep on New Ashgate Gallery
Cllr Bob FrostItem 6 – Budget Setting – EstimatesAs a Farnham Town Councillor and as his wife is a Surrey County Councillor
Cllr Byron Grainger-JonesExecutive Report – Budget and Sponsored Organisation SchemeAs WBC rep on Sport Godalming
Cllr Anne MansellItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeMember of Farnham Maltings
Cllr Victor ScrivensExecutive – Budget and SOS; review of outside bodiesWaverley rep on Blackwater Valley Network Member Steering group; joint Waste Strategy Consultative Board; SCC Forum on Minerals and Waste Disposal; reserve on Western Corridor Blackwater Valley Member Group
Cllr Mary HuntExecutive – SOS and Appointment of reps to Outside BodiesWBC rep on Blackwater Valley Advisory Committee for Public Transport, Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee and Surrey Transport Forum
Cllr John SandyItem 212 – Sponsored Organisation SchemeChairman of Milford and Villages Day Centre

65. MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mayor informed the Council of recent engagements that she had undertaken, as follows:-

Six school award evenings
Several local music events
FDS Association for the Disabled, celebrating its 25th anniversary
Cranleigh Community Day, which was very well attended
Waverley Farmers' Market which had conducted its annual raffle on behalf of the Mayor's chosen charities and raised 312.

The Mayor congratulated the schools for the excellent standards of achievement and thanked Iain Lynch, Councillors Mr Sandy and Mr Terry and their wives for all their help and assistance at the Farmer's Market selling the raffle tickets.

The Mayor also reported that it was the last Council meeting at which Reverend Norman Jones would take the prayers. He was now taking a three month sabbatical. She presented him with a small gift in thanks for his attendance at the Council meetings in the last year.

66. QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (Agenda Item 5)

The following questions to the Leader of the Council had been received in accordance with Procedure Rule 10:-

i. Question received from Mrs C A Sandars of Farnham:-

"The media has recently reported that Steven Soderbergh, a film producer of international repute and stature, has decided that his latest film, 'Bubble', will be released simultaneously to cinema screens and DVD. This is, apparently, on the premise that cinema attendances are expected to fall and that the way forward for film distribution is to be jointly via DVD and cinema, rather than initially via large-screen cinema alone. It has to be assumed that this policy will impact even further on declining cinema attendance. Has the Council taken account of this new policy within the film industry in considering whether the plans for a new eight-screen cinema in Farnham's East Street Development should go ahead? Has the Council considered the implications for the town if the new cinema is so under-used that it becomes a white elephant soon after opening? Has the Council considered what alternative uses there might be for a largely redundant 1200 seat cinema?"

The Portfolio Holder for East Street replied as follows:-

I apologise for the length of the answer but I hope you find these comments helpful."

ii. Question received from Mr R Steel of Farnham:-

"With the conditional contract for the East Street Development due to expire in December, considerable emphasis is now being placed on the developers Crest Nicholson to drive the development forward following the lack of progress.

It has always been acknowledged that Riverside plays an essential role to these plans. Riverside is solely the responsibility of this council so may I ask if the remedial works to deal with contamination and flood risk is being approached with the same new-found zeal and may we have a progress report?"

The response of the Portfolio Holder for East Street was as follows:-

67. BUDGET 2006/2007 (Appendix A.1 – A.5)

With the consent of Council, the Mayor varied the order of business to permit the debates on the budget to take place as the first item of substantive business.

The Chairman of the Executive presented the reports at Appendix A to the agenda and, in connection therewith, delivered a Budget Statement to the Council, a copy of which is enclosed in the Minute Book as Annexe 1 to these minutes.
67.1 General Fund Revenue Estimate 2006/2007 (Appendix A.1)

It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive and duly seconded that the report of the Executive at Appendix A.1 be approved and adopted.

(i) Amendment to Recommendations on page 47

It was moved and seconded that a new recommendation 1 be agreed as follows, and subsequent recommendations be renumbered:-

"1. that this Council, as a matter of urgency, sets up a Special Interest Group to review the medium term financial strategy in the light of the current pressures."

Upon being put to the vote, the proposal was LOST.

(ii) Additional Recommendation

It was further moved and seconded that an additional recommendation 5a be included, to read as follows:-

"5a. to agree that the 435,000 Local Authority Business Growth Incentive grant be put in the Council's Revenue Reserve Fund, and that officers report back in the new financial year to the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Executive, which will then recommend any future action to the Council."

Upon being put to the meeting, the amendment was CARRIED.

RESOLVED that the report of the Executive at Appendix A.1 be approved as amended and the recommendations contained therein adopted.

67.2 General Fund Capital Programme 2006/2007 (Appendix A.2)

It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive and duly seconded that the report of the Executive at Appendix A.2 be approved and adopted.

Amendment to Recommendation 7

It was moved and seconded that Recommendation 7 be amended be adding the following words to the end:-

"…but amended to bring forward into 2006/2007 300,000 currently assigned to 2007/2008 for the Playground Replacement Programme."

Upon being put to the meeting, the amendment was LOST.

RESOLVED that the report of the Executive at Appendix A.2 be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted.

67.3 Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme 2006/2007 and Social Housing Grant (Appendix A.3)

It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that the report of the Executive at Appendix A.3 be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted.

67.4 Housing Revenue Account Revenue Estimates 2006/2007 (Appendix A.4)

It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that the report of the Executive at Appendix A.4 be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted.

67.5 Council Tax Setting 2006/2007 (Appendix A.5)

It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that

(a) 53,131.4 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 1992 (as amended) as its Council Tax Base for the year;
Alfold 487.8being the amounts calculated by
Bramley 1,674.8the Council in accordance with
Busbridge 431.1Regulation 6 of the Regulations as
Chiddingfold 1,358.2the amounts of its Council Tax
Churt 647.7base for the year for dwellings in
Cranleigh 5,166.4those parts of its area to which
Dockenfield 219.0one or more special items relate.
Dunsfold 537.8
Elstead 1,192.6
Ewhurst 1,209.1
Farnham 16,716.3
Frensham 835.5
Godalming 8,846.1
Hambledon 430.5
Hascombe 164.4
Haslemere 7,283.9
Peper Harow 96.3
Thursley 350.2
Tilford 353.9
Witley 3,383.8
Wonersh 1,746.0

(a) 48,540,306 being the aggregate of the amounts that the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32 (2) (a) to (e) of the Act;

(b) 33,199,650 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32 (3) (a) to (c) of the Act;

(c) 15,340,656 being the amount by which the aggregate at (a) above exceeds the aggregate at (b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 32 (4) of the Act, as its budget requirement for the year;

(d) 5,810,984 being the aggregate of the sums that will be payable for the year into the Council’s General Fund in respect of redistributed non-domestic rates and revenue support grant, increased by the amount of the sum which the Council estimates will be transferred in the year from its Collection Fund to its General Fund in accordance with Section 97(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Council Tax surplus).

(e) 179.39 being the amount at (c) above less the amount at (d) above, all divided by the amount at 23.1(a) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 33 (1) of the Act and rounded for administrative purposes, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year;

(f) 1,987,166 being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34 (1) of the Act;

(h) Part of Council’s area

Alfold
190.20
being the amounts given by adding
Bramley
162.26
to the amount at (g) above the
Busbridge
153.62
special item or items relating to
Chiddingfold
176.92
dwellings in those parts of the
Churt
186.84
Council’s area mentioned above
Cranleigh
180.79
divided in each case by the amount
Dockenfield
152.07
at 23.1 (b) above calculated by the
Dunsfold
182.00
Council, in accordance with Section
Elstead
166.61
34 (3) of the Act, as the basic
Ewhurst
179.16
amounts of its Council Tax for the
Farnham
189.95
year for dwellings in those parts of
Frensham
174.93
its area to which one or more special
Godalming
182.47
items relate.
Hambledon
163.45
Hascombe
181.56
Haslemere
167.63
Peper Harow
147.21
Thursley
164.45
Tilford
169.43
Witley
176.70
Wonersh
156.91
Part of the
Band A
Band B
Band C
Band D
Band E
Band F
Band G
Band H
Council's Area
Alfold 126.80 147.93 169.07 190.20 232.47 274.73 317.00 380.40
Bramley 108.17 126.20 144.23 162.26 198.32 234.38 270.43 324.52
Busbridge 102.41 119.48 136.55 153.62 187.76 221.90 256.03 307.24
Chiddingfold 117.95 137.60 157.26 176.92 216.24 255.55 294.87 353.84
Churt 124.56 145.32 166.08 186.84 228.36 269.88 311.40 373.68
Cranleigh 120.53 140.61 160.70 180.79 220.97 261.14 301.32 361.58
Dockenfield 101.38 118.28 135.17 152.07 185.86 219.66 253.45 304.14
Dunsfold 121.33 141.56 161.78 182.00 222.44 262.89 303.33 364.00
Elstead 111.07 129.59 148.10 166.61 203.63 240.66 277.68 333.22
Ewhurst 119.44 139.35 159.25 179.16 218.97 258.79 298.60 358.32
Farnham 126.63 147.74 168.84 189.95 232.16 274.37 316.58 379.90
Frensham 116.62 136.06 155.49 174.93 213.80 252.68 291.55 349.86
Godalming 121.65 141.92 162.20 182.47 223.02 263.57 304.12 364.94
Hambledon 108.97 127.13 145.29 163.45 199.77 236.09 272.42 326.90
Hascombe 121.04 141.21 161.39 181.56 221.91 262.25 302.60 363.12
Haslemere 111.75 130.38 149.00 167.63 204.88 242.13 279.38 335.26
Peper Harow 98.14 114.50 130.85 147.21 179.92 212.64 245.35 294.42
Thursley 109.63 127.91 146.18 164.45 200.99 237.54 274.08 328.90
Tilford 112.95 131.78 150.60 169.43 207.08 244.73 282.38 338.86
Witley 117.80 137.43 157.07 176.70 215.97 255.23 294.50 353.40
Wonersh 104.61 122.04 139.48 156.91 191.78 226.65 261.52 313.82

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at (g) and (h) above by the number which, in the proportion set out in Section 5 (1) of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listed in a particular valuation band divided by the number which in that proportion is applicable to dwellings listed in valuation band D, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 36 (1) of the Act as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands.

3. it be noted that for 2006/2007 the Surrey County Council and the Surrey Police Authority have stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each of the categories of dwellings shown below.

Valuation Bands

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
S.C.C.
644.46
751.87
859.28
966.69
1181.51
1396.33
1611.15
1933.38
Surrey Police
108.84
126.98
145.12
163.26
199.54
235.82
272.10
326.52

4. having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 23.2 (i) and 23.3 above, the Council, in accordance with Section 30 (2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the following amounts as the amounts of Council Tax for the financial year commencing on 1st April 2006 for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-

Part of the
Council’s Area
Valuation Bands
A B C D E F G H
Alfold 880.10 1,026.78 1,173.47 1,320.15 1,613.52 1,906.88 2,200.25 2,640.30
      Bramley
861.47 1,005.05 1,148.63 1,292.21 1,579.37 1,866.53 2,153.68 2,584.42
      Busbridge
855.71 998.33 1,140.95 1,283.57 1,568.81 1,854.05 2,139.28 2,567.14
      Chiddingfold
871.25 1,016.45 1,161.66 1,306.87 1,597.29 1,887.70 2,178.12 2,613.74
      Churt
877.86 1,024.17 1,170.48 1,316.79 1,609.41 1,902.03 2,194.65 2,633.58
      Cranleigh
873.83 1,019.46 1,165.10 1,310.74 1,602.02 1,893.29 2,184.57 2,621.48
      Dockenfield
854.68 997.13 1,139.57 1,282.02 1,566.91 1,851.81 2,136.70 2,564.04
      Dunsfold
874.63 1,020.41 1,166.18 1,311.95 1,603.49 1,895.04 2,186.58 2,623.90
      Elstead
864.37 1,008.44 1,152.50 1,296.56 1,584.68 1,872.81 2,160.93 2,593.12
      Ewhurst
872.74 1,018.20 1,163.65 1,309.11 1,600.02 1,890.94 2,181.85 2,618.22
      Farnham
879.93 1,026.59 1,173.24 1,319.90 1,613.21 1,906.52 2,199.83 2,639.80
      Frensham
869.92 1,014.91 1,159.89 1,304.88 1,594.85 1,884.83 2,174.80 2,609.76
      Godalming
874.95 1,020.77 1,166.60 1,312.42 1,604.07 1,895.72 2,187.37 2,624.84
      Hambledon
862.27 1,005.98 1,149.69 1,293.40 1,580.82 1,868.24 2,155.67 2,586.80
      Hascombe
874.34 1,020.06 1,165.79 1,311.51 1,602.96 1,894.40 2,185.85 2,623.02
      Haslemere
865.05 1,009.23 1,153.40 1,297.58 1,585.93 1,874.28 2,162.63 2,595.16
      Peper Harow
851.44 993.35 1,135.25 1,277.16 1,560.97 1,844.79 2,128.60 2,554.32
      Thursley
862.93 1,006.76 1,150.58 1,294.40 1,582.04 1,869.69 2,157.33 2,588.80
      Tilford
866.25 1,010.63 1,155.00 1,299.38 1,588.13 1,876.88 2,165.63 2,598.76
      Witley
871.10 1,016.28 1,161.47 1,306.65 1,597.02 1,887.38 2,177.75 2,613.30
Wonersh 857.91 1,000.89 1,143.88 1,286.86 1,572.83 1,858.80 2,144.77 2,573.72

68. MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE

68.1 Meeting of 10th January 2006

It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive and duly seconded that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th January 2006 be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted.
(i) Sustainable Development (Minute No. 198)

The Council noted and agreed that the action points in Annexe 1 to Minute No. 198 should be renumbered correctly.

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th January 2006 be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted.

68.2 Meeting of 7th February 2006

It was moved by the Chairman of the Executive and duly seconded that the minutes of the meeting held on 7th February 2006 be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted.

(i) Budget 2006/2007 (Minute No. 211)

Having been put to the Council by the Mayor at the commencement of the meeting, this item had been taken out of order and dealt with earlier in the proceedings (see also Minute No. 67 of these minutes).

(ii) Sponsored Organisation Scheme – Applications for Revenue Funding 2006/2007 (Minute No. 212)

It was noted that at paragraph 212.5, the sentence relating to the proposed grant for the Rural Life Centre should read (decrease to 3,000) rather than 'of'.

(iii) Direct Performance of Requirements of an Enforcement Notice (Minute No. 218)

With the agreement of the Council, the Mayor directed that this item be deferred and considered at the end of the meeting.

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 7th February 2006, excluding Minute No. 218, be approved and the recommendations contained therein adopted.

69. CONTINUATION OF MEETING

During consideration of the above report, at 9.39 p.m. it was proposed by the Mayor in accordance with Procedure Rule 9, and agreed by the Council, that the business of the Council should continue past 10.00 p.m. so that the agenda could be completed.

70. MINUTES OF THE LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE

It was moved by the Chairman of the Committee, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee held on 9th January 2006 and 14th February 2006 be approved and adopted.

71. MINUTES OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE

It was moved by the Independent Chairman of the Committee, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings of the Standards Committee held on 18th and 24th January 2006 be approved and adopted.

72. MINUTES OF THE JOINT PLANNING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

It was moved by Mr B A Ellis, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 15th February 2006 be approved and adopted.

73. RESIGNATION OF MR R H WORBY (Agenda Item 7)

The Council noted the recent resignation of Mr R H Worby and wished him well for the future.

74. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

It was moved by the Mayor, duly seconded and

RESOLVED that pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded during the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the following paragraphs of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972; namely:-

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (other than the authority) (paragraph 7); and

Any instructions to Counsel and any opinion of Counsel (whether or not in connection with any proceedings) any advice received, information obtained or action to be taken in connection with

(a) any legal proceedings by or against the authority, or

(b) the determination of any matter affecting the authority,

(whether, in either case, proceedings have been commenced or are in contemplation) (paragraph 12).

75. DIRECT PERFORMANCE OF REQUIREMENTS OF AN ENFORCEMENT NOTICE (Minute No. 218)

Due to recent developments since the report on this matter was published, it was moved and duly seconded that Recommendation 125.1 be amended by inserting, prior to the starting words "direct action…":-

"that the Council authorises the Director of Planning and Development, if he is satisfied that it is necessary in order to secure full compliance with the requirements of enforcement notice EN/2004/1, to secure that…".

Upon being put to the meeting, the amendment was CARRIED.

Following a debate on this matter, and consideration of the report of the Executive at (Exempt) Annexe 4 to the minutes of the meeting held on 7th February 2006, it was

RESOLVED that Minute No. 218 be approved and the recommendation contained at (Exempt) Annexe 4, as amended, be adopted.


The meeting concluded at 10.02 p.m.



Mayor

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