Agenda

Council
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: Penny Milne  Democratic Services Team Leader - 023 9244 6234

Items
No. Item

1.

Prayers

PART 1 (Items open to the Public)

2.

Chairman's Announcements

3.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interests from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

5.

Confirmation of Previous Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 1 November 2018 and the extraordinary meeting held on 20 December 2018, previously circulated.

6.

Public Questions - Standing Order 13.4(e) pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To deal with any public questions notified at least two clear working days before the meeting and in accordance with the Council’s protocol for public questions.

7.

Polling Review 2018 of East Hampshire pdf icon PDF 2 MB

8.

Cabinet and Committee Recommendations pdf icon PDF 151 KB

(A)         Dispensation for Councillors to Determine the Setting of the Council Tax Precept and Councillor Allowances

 

The Council to consider the following recommendation arising from the meeting of the Governance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee held on 22 November 2018.  The agenda and reports for the meeting can be viewed via the following link:

http://easthants.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=360&MId=2313

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that

 

(1)          a Dispensation be granted to all members of the Council to enable them to:

 

(a)            consider and determine the Council Tax Base each year; and

(b)            consider and determine Councillors’ allowances; and

(2)          the Dispensation to take effect on expiry of the current Disposition on 1 June 2019 to remain in place until 31 May 2023.

 

(B)         Council Tax Support Scheme 2019/20

The Council to consider the following recommendation arising from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 13 December 2018.  The agenda and reports for the meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://easthants.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=126&MId=2428

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that

 

(1)             the 2018/19 Council Tax Support Scheme is retained for 2019/20 but with the following amendments:

 

(a)            the Allowances and Premiums used in determining entitlement for working age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 4.6 of the Cabinet report;

(b)            the Non-Dependent deductions used in determining entitlement for working age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 4.7 of the Cabinet report; and

 

(2)             the necessary amendments are made to the Council Tax Support Scheme document and that it is then published in accordance with Local Government Finance Act 1992 Section 13A(2).

(C)         The East Hampshire District Council Local Plan Review 2017-2036

 

The Council to consider any recommendations arising from the extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet held on 17 January.  The Appendices to the report are published with the Cabinet Agenda and can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://easthants.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=126&MId=2441

 

9.

Portfolio Holder Reports to Council pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To be circulated under separate cover.

10.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4 (a)

(Notice of questions from Councillors must be given in writing at least 48 hours before the meeting)

11.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4(b)

(Questions from Councillors relating to urgent business, of which notice has not been given under Procedural Order 23.4(a), to be received at least two hours prior to the start the meeting).

12.

Calendar of Meetings 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 191 KB

RECOMMENDED that the draft Calendar of Meetings for 2019/20 be approved.

13.

Committee Minutes

To receive the minutes of the following Committees held since the last meeting of the Council:

 

Planning Committee – 15 November

Licensing Committee – 16 November

Planning Committee – 20 November

Governance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee – 22 November

Joint Human Resources Committee 6 December

Planning Committee – 6 December

Cabinet – 13 December

Development Policy and Affordable Housing Panel – 17 December

Planning Committee – 18 December

14.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

RECOMMENDED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item as:

 

(a)  It is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act 1972; and

(b)  in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Item 15 – Environmental Services

Paragraph 3

 

 

PART 2 (Confidential Items)

15.

Cabinet Recommendations

Environmental Services

The Council to consider any recommendations arising from the extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet held on 17 January.  The agenda and reports for the meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://easthants.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=126&MId=2441