Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

29.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors David Carter, Joel Charles, Karen Clempner, Tony Edwards and John Strachan.

30.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

31.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2018 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

32.

Communications from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair outlined various events she had attended and in particular drew attention to the Carnival and the Golf day where she had raised in excess of £1600 from both events for her chosen charities.

 

The Chair reminded Councillors that she would appreciate their support at the Civic Service to be held on 30 September 2018.

33.

Petitions from the Public

33a

Save Harlow Town Park Paddling Pool

Petition from Mr Martin Dear.

 

“It has recently been announced that Harlow Council plan to demolish all five paddling pools around the town and replace them with splash parks for use by children under the age of 12. 

 

We the undersigned believe that, although the splash parks are a great idea, at least one paddling pool should be retained and the splash parks built on the sites of the other four. 

 

The pool which should be kept is the main one in the town park, it is iconic and has been one of the most well used and popular facilities in town for decades. It is used by whole families of all ages, and its location in the valley makes it very easy for those parents who are not in the water with their children to supervise them.

 

If you ask anyone who has grown up in Harlow or raised a family here, or in my own personal case done both of these things, some of their fondest memories will be of the Town Park Paddling Pool, and it would be a terrible loss to deny future families the opportunity to make these memories too.

 

There aren’t many jewels left in Harlow’s crown, but the Town Park Paddling Pool is probably the biggest of those that are left, please keep it that way”

 

Minutes:

A petition of 1549 signatures was received to save Harlow Town Paddling Pool.

 

Mr Dear presented his petition to the Council and Councillors then debated the petition.

 

Proposed by Councillor Andrew Johnson (seconded by Councillor Mark Ingall) it was:

 

RESOLVED that the original proposal to renovate all five paddling pools to splash parks be rescinded and the item be referred to the Scrutiny Committee for consideration.

34.

Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

The questions together with the answers are appended to the minutes.

 

35.

Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes:

The questions together with the answers are appended to the minutes.

 

36.

Motions from Councillors

Minutes:

None.

37.

References from Cabinet and Committees

37a

Referral from Cabinet - Local Development Plan - Submission to Planning Inspectorate for Examination Under Regulation 22 pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Cabinet recommended to Full Council that:

 

A       The Harlow Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication (2018) be formally approved for Submission to the Secretary of State in accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

 

B      The updated Local Development Scheme (Appendix G to the report) is approved.

 

C      Delegated authority is given to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Environment, to make and approve any minor and inconsequential amendments to the documents to be submitted in support of the Harlow Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication (2018) arising from the completion of the ensuing technical studies prior to the Public Examination.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Danny Purton (seconded by Councillor Mark Ingall) it was:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The Harlow Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication (2018) be formally approved for Submission to the Secretary of State in accordance with Regulation 22 of theTown and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

 

B    The updated Local Development Scheme (Appendix G to the report) be approved.

 

C    Delegated authority be given to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Environment, to make and approve any minor and inconsequential amendments to the documents to be submitted in support of the Harlow Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication (2018) arising from the completion of the ensuing technical studies prior to the Public Examination.

 

A vote on the motion was recorded. The details of the recorded vote are below.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Referral from Cabinet - Local Development Plan - Submission to Planning Inspectorate for Examination Under Regulation 22 Resolution Carried
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  • 37b

    Referral from Cabinet - Annual Treasury Management Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

    Cabinet recommended to Full Council that:

     

    A       The annual Treasury Management Report for 2017/18 (attached as Appendix A to the report), including that the Council operated within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement during 2017/18, be noted and approved

     

    B      It notes the issues that the outcome of the EU Referendum is creating and their impact on the Council’s treasury management activities.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposed by Councillor Mike Danvers (seconded by Councillor Mark Ingall) it was:

     

                RESOLVED that:

     

    A     The Annual Treasury Management Report for 2017/18, including that the Council operated within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement during 2017/18, be noted and approved.

     

    B    The issues that the outcome of the EU Referendum is creating and their impact on the Council’s treasury management activities be noted.

    37c

    Referral from Licensing Committee - Use of Roof Signs on Private Hire Vehicles pdf icon PDF 334 KB

    Licensing Committee recommended to Full Council that:

     

    A             Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Conditions be amended to require private hire vehicles to display roof signs; and

     

    B            The specification for roof signs displayed by licensed private hire vehicles, be delegated to the Environment and Licensing Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Proposed by Councillor Edna Stevens (seconded by Councillor Lanie Shears) it was

     

                RESOLVED that:

     

    A     Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Conditions be amended to require private hire vehicles to display roof signs; and

     

    B    The specification for roof signs displayed by licensed private hire vehicles, be delegated to the Environment and Licensing Manager in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee

    38.

    Reports from Officers

    Minutes:

    None.

    39.

    Minutes of Cabinet and Committee Meetings

    To note the following Cabinet and Committee minutes:

    Minutes:

                RESOLVED that the minutes of the following meetings are noted.

    39a

    Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 4 July 2018 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 45 KB

    39b

    Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 10 July 2018 of Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 52 KB

    39c

    Minutes of meeting Thursday, 19 July 2018 of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 61 KB

    39d

    Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 24 July 2018 of Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 401 KB

    39e

    Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 31 July 2018 of Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 55 KB

    39f

    Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 22 August 2018 of Development Management Committee pdf icon PDF 54 KB

    39g

    Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 4 September 2018 of Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 186 KB

    39h

    Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 5 September 2018 of Special Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 164 KB

    40.

    Matters of Urgent Business

    Minutes:

    None.