Agenda

Council - Thursday, 16th January, 2020 6.30 pm

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

Contact: James Harris  Deputy Democratic Services Team Leader

Items
No. Item

PART 1 (Items open to the Public)

1.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any reports the Chairman wishes to make.

2.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest.

4.

Confirmation of Previous Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 7 November 2019 (previously circulated).

5.

Consideration of Item Adjourned on 7 November 2019 - Motion Received under Procedural Order 14. pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Motion relating to fireworks proposed by Councillor Dolan and seconded by Councillor Langley.

 

At the Council meeting held on 7 November 2019 the Chairman adjourned this item to allow a suitably worded amendment to the motion to be drafted and considered at the next Council meeting.

6.

Public Questions (Standing Order 13.4(e) pdf icon PDF 361 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.

 

http://easthants.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s9789/ProtocolforPublicQuestionsatEHDCCouncilSept2018.docx.pdf

7.

Cabinet and Committee Recommendations pdf icon PDF 369 KB

To consider the following recommendations to Council arising from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 17 December 2019.  The agenda and reports for this meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

http://easthants.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=126&MId=2465

 

(A) Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that the Council’s Homelessness and Rough Sleepers Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2024 be adopted.

 

(B)  Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that the 2019/20 Council Tax Support Scheme is retained for 2020/21 but with the following amendments: 

 

(i)  the Allowances and Premiums used in determining entitlement for working

     age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 4.3 (i) of the report;

 

(ii)  the Non-Dependant deductions used in determining entitlement for    

      working age claims are changed as set out in paragraph 4.3 (ii) of the

      report; and

 

(iii) That 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)     Council Tax Empty Homes Premium

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that the level of Empty Homes Premium on dwellings that have been unoccupied for more than two years, be applied as follows:

 

(i)     From 1 April 2020, 100% premium in addition to the full council tax

        charge for each dwelling unoccupied and unfurnished between two and  

        five years, and 200% premium for dwellings unoccupied for more than  

        five years;

 

(ii)     From 1 April 2021, 100% premium in addition to the full council tax

         charge for each dwelling unoccupied and unfurnished between two and

         five years, 200% for dwellings unoccupied between five and ten years,

         and 300% for properties unoccupied for more than ten years; and

 

(iii)    That in co-ordination with the Private Sector Housing Team, owners of

         dwellings that would be affected by the above changes are contacted

         during 2020, to encourage occupation and are informed of the changes

         to the level of premium.

 

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To consider the following recommendation to Council arising from the meeting of the Standards Committee held on 19 December 2019.  The agenda and reports for this meeting can be viewed via the following link:

 

https://easthants.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=390&MId=2611

 

(A) Councillors Code of Conduct  (pages 5 - 12)

Additional documents:

8.

Portfolio Holder Reports to Council pdf icon PDF 600 KB

9.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4(a) pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To deal with any questions from Councillors received at least 48 hours before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 23.4(a).

10.

Questions under Procedural Order 23.4(b)

To deal with any urgent questions received in accordance with standing order 23.4(b).

11.

Motions Received under Procedural Order 14.1

No Motions have been received under Standing Order 14.1.

12.

Calendar of Meetings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

RECOMMENDED that the draft Calendar of Meetings for 2020/21 be approved.

13.

Committee Minutes

To receive the minutes of the following Committees held since the last meeting of the Council: (all previously circulated):

 

Planning Committee – 24 October 2019

Overview & Scrutiny Committee – 29 October 2019

Planning Committee – 14 November 2019

Audit Committee – 26 November 2019

Planning Committee – 10 December 2019