Council

Wednesday 15 July 2015 7:00 PM

Bapsy Hall, Guildhall, Winchester

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinary Meeting of the Council will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 15 July 2015 in the Bapsy Hall, The Guildhall, Winchester and all Members of the Council are summoned to attend.

(Cabinet – Special Meeting to be held after consideration of the Silver Hill item by Council or at conclusion of the Council meeting)

Please note that the Mayor agreed that due to the late hour and the number of agenda items still to be considered, the meeting was adjourned, to be reconvened on Thursday 23 July at 7pm in the King Alfred Conference Chamber, Guildhall.

Officer

David Blakemore
Position: Democratic Services Manager
Telephone: 01962 848217
Email: dblakemore@winchester.gov.uk

Minutes and Related Downloads

Minutes 15 July 2015 118KB
Minutes, 23 July 2015 58KB

Business Items

1 - To confirm the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 1 April 2015 less exempt minute

and the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 20 May 2015 and the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council held on 18 June 2015. 

Minutes, 1 April 2015 37KB
Minutes, 20 May 2015 27KB
Minutes, 18 June 2015 31KB

2 - To receive any communications from the Mayor, Leader or Chief Executive

3 - Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members or Officers in matters to be discussed.
Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.
 

4 - To answer questions (if any) under Council Procedure Rule 14


 

All Questions 199KB

5 - To receive petitions (if any) under Council Procedure Rule 15


 

6 - To consider and determine the following Recommended Minutes:

a) i) Cabinet – 13 July 2015
SILVER HILL - SUBMISSIONS BY SILVERHILL WINCHESTER NO 1 LTD AND COUNCIL’S RESPONSE (LESS EXEMPT APPENDICES)
Recommended Minute (CL114)
(Report CAB2700 (circulated separately to the Council Book))
Appendices to CAB2700 also refer

ii) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 13 July 2015
SILVER HILL - SUBMISSIONS BY SILVERHILL WINCHESTER NO 1 LTD AND COUNCIL’S RESPONSE (LESS EXEMPT APPENDICES)
Recommended Minute (CL114)
(Report CAB2700 (circulated separately to the Council Book))
Appendices to CAB2700 also refer


Appendix 8 - Verbal Update

CAB2700 (and Appendices 1-7) 1.7MB
Appendix 3a 123KB
CL114 120KB

8 - To consider whether to adjourn full Council to allow a Special Meeting of Cabinet to occur to consider any recommendations of full Council on Silver Hill above to be considered and determined.

NOTE: If the meeting of full Council is not adjourned at this point, the Special Meeting of Cabinet will take place immediately after the full Council meeting has concluded, with a further adjournment of Cabinet to 16 July if necessary. 

9 - To consider and determine the following Recommended Minutes

a) i) Cabinet – 13 July 2015
153 HIGH STREET, WINCHESTER
Recommended Minute (CL114)
(Report CAB2706 (yellow paper) refers)

ii) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 13 July 2015
153 HIGH STREET, WINCHESTER
Recommended Minute (CL114)
(Report CAB2706 (yellow paper) refers)

CAB2706 131KB
CL114 120KB

11 - To consider and determine the following Recommended Minutes:

a) i) Cabinet – 6 July 2015
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE OUTTURN 2014/15
Recommended Minute (CL113)
(Report CAB2697 (grey paper) refers)

ii) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 7 July 2015
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE OUTTURN 2014/15
Recommended Minute (CL113)
(Report CAB2697 (grey paper) refers)

b) i) Cabinet – 6 July 2015
GENERAL FUND REVENUE OUTTURN 2014/15
Recommended Minute (CL113)
(Report CAB2698 (cream paper) refers)

ii) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 7 July 2015
GENERAL FUND REVENUE OUTTURN 2014/15
Recommended Minute (CL113)
(Report CAB2698 (cream paper) refers)

c) Cabinet (Housing) Committee – 30 June 2015
HOUSING REVENUE ACCOUNT 2014/15 OUTTURN
Recommended Minute
(Reports CL112 (white paper) and CAB2696(HSG) (green paper) refer)

d) i) Cabinet – 6 July 2015
DEVOLUTION: DEVELOPING PROPOSALS FOR DEVOLVED POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recommended Minute (CL113)
(Report CAB2703 (blue paper) refers)

ii) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 7 July 2015
DEVOLUTION: DEVELOPING PROPOSALS FOR DEVOLVED POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recommended Minute (CL113)
(Report CAB2703 (blue paper) refers)

e) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 1 June 2015
DRAFT ANNUAL SCRUTINY REPORT 2014-15
Recommended Minute 44 (page 1)
(Report CL111 (white paper) refers)

f) Personnel Committee – 15 June 2015
OFFICER EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURE RULES – THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES (STANDING ORDERS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2015
Recommended Minute 62 (page 2)
(Report PER272 (lilac paper) refers)

CL113 35KB
CAB2697 352KB
CAB2698 244KB
CL112 16KB
CAB2696(HSG) 180KB
CAB2703 822KB
RM44-OS-1June2015 9KB
CL111 122KB
RM62-PER15June2015 8KB
PER272 577KB

12 - Notices of Motion

i) To consider the following Notice of Motion to be moved by Councillor Tod

“This Council:
• Notes the new Government’s proposal to extend the Right to Buy to Housing Association tenants, to be paid for by selling off the most expensive Council Housing stock nationally;
• Notes that housing prices in the Winchester District are amongst the top 10% of prices in the UK, so a policy of funding the programme through selling off “high value vacant council houses” could pose a particular threat to our housing stock;
• Notes with alarm the shortage of affordable rented homes in Winchester and is very concerned that the proposed government plans risk making matters worse;
• Notes that the 173 authorities, like Winchester, who own council houses will be heavily subsiding the 150 authorities that don’t.
Council is very concerned about the potential effect this will have on our own housing stock and instructs the Assistant Director (Housing) to write a report for Cabinet and The Overview and Scrutiny Committee setting out the potential impact on our stock across the District.

Council further calls on the Portfolio Holder for Housing to write to all housing associations within the District to seek their views on the proposed legislation.”

ii) To consider the following Notice of Motion to be moved by Councillor J Berry

“The Council notes that the Queen’s speech included plans for legislation to extend the right to buy to housing associations, and that the Department for Communities and Local Government has stated that, to help fund this policy, councils will be required to sell their most expensive housing when it falls vacant.
This Council, as a council which has retained ownership and management of its council homes, believes that this may force the Council to sell properties that are considered to be high value, including many family homes, stripping it of its ability to manage its own housing stock, making it harder for people on lower incomes who are already struggling to access a decent home at a price that they afford, and increasing the chances of families spending time in temporary accommodation.
The Council is further concerned that this may result in new council properties being sold off almost as soon as they are built, instead of being let to local residents in housing need, including those on the housing waiting list.
This Council resolves to write to the Prime Minister and the local MPs, expressing these concerns, and urging the Government to review this policy.”

iii) To consider the following Notice of Motion to be moved by Councillor Warwick

“That this Council, having regard for the potential national significance of the archaeological remains within the Silver Hill site, requests that Cabinet secures the services of an independent archaeological expert to consider all aspects of the mitigation works proposed by Henderson, prior to any excavation or construction works being carried out. Further, that the independent expert’s report is disclosed to the public.”


13 - The making or termination of appointments to bodies set up by the Council.


Exempt Business

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 the Committee will decide whether it wishes to consider the following items under Exempt Business. If it decides to do this, the public will be asked to leave the meeting whilst consideration of these items takes place. For this reason the reports are not available on the website. Please contact the Committee Administrator for further details.

7 - Silver Hill - Submissions By Silverhill Winchester No 1 Ltd And Council’s Response (Exempt Appendices)

b) i) Cabinet – 13 July 2015
SILVER HILL - SUBMISSIONS BY SILVERHILL WINCHESTER NO 1 LTD AND COUNCIL’S RESPONSE (EXEMPT APPENDICES)
Recommended Minute (CL114 to follow)
(Report CAB2700 (pink paper) refers)

ii) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 13 July 2015
SILVER HILL - SUBMISSIONS BY SILVERHILL WINCHESTER NO 1 LTD AND COUNCIL’S RESPONSE (EXEMPT APPENDICES)
Recommended Minute (CL114 to follow)
(Report CAB2700 (pink paper) refers)

CL114 (Exempt)
Exempt Appendix 9
Exempt Appendix 10
Exempt Appendix 11
Exempt Appendix 12
Exempt Appendix 13
Exempt Appendix 14
Exempt Appendix 15A and 15B
Exempt Appendix 15C
Exempt Appendix 16
Exempt Appendix 16A
Exempt Appendix 17
Exempt Appendix 18
Exempt Appendix 19
Exempt Appendix 20

10 - 153 High Street, Winchester

b) i) Cabinet – 13 July 2015
153 HIGH STREET, WINCHESTER
Recommended Minute (CL114 to follow)
(Report CAB2706 (pink paper) refers)
To consider any advice needed to be taken in exempt session

ii) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 13 July 2015
153 HIGH STREET, WINCHESTER
Recommended Minute (CL114 to follow)
(Report CAB2706 (pink paper) refers)
To consider any advice needed to be taken in exempt session

Exempt Addendum

14 - Exempt Minute of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 1 April 2015

- Appointment of Independent Persons and Parish Representatives


Exempt Minutes, 1 April 2015

15 - Exempt Minutes 15 July 2015

Exempt Minutes 15 July 2015