Full Council - Tuesday, 13th December, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BY

Contact: Nigel Hill Tel: 01636 655243 Email: 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest by Members and Officers


Notification to those present that the meeting will be recorded and streamed online


Minutes from the meeting held on 18 October 2022 and the Extraordinary Meeting held on 9 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 425 KB

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Communications which the Chairman, Leader, Chief Executive or Portfolio Holders may wish to lay before the Council


In accordance with Rule No. 3.1 to receive the presentation or the debating of any Petitions from Members of the Council (if any)

A petition to keep open the foot crossing across the railway line at Thoresby Junction, Edwinstowe, to be presented by Councillor A. Freeman.



Questions from Members of the Public and Council

In accordance with Rule No. 3.3.2 the following question has been submitted to the Council from a member of the public, Rowan Cozens

Will the Council support the local community to halt the progression of the current plans to build a housing development on the Lilley and Stone site in order to provide a realistic consultation period for other options to be explored which might better serve the people of Newark and surrounding area? MLN (Land and Properties) are acting as the agent to the trustees of the site and have already drawn up an initial proposal in conjunction with Broadgrove Planning for a development of more than 80 dwellings. Many local people are opposed to such an historic and vital green space in the centre of the town being used for more housing. Several well-attended public meetings have already taken place to discuss how these plans might be stopped and how the townspeople could be involved with alternative options, such as using the listed and other old school buildings as an educational and cultural centre, utilising the existing sports facilities for the townspeople and creating a park on the existing playing field which would provide a tranquil green space for local residents and a much-needed green corridor, linking the Library Gardens with Sconce Hills, for our wildlife. The support of the Council would be very much appreciated so that together we can preserve an extremely important piece of land in the centre of Newark and find a way to achieve the best possible outcome for the beneficiaries of the trust and for our town.



Proposed Schedule of Meetings 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 519 KB

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Audit & Governance Committee Annual Report pdf icon PDF 564 KB


Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 830 KB


Notices of Motion

In accordance with Rule No. 3.4.3, Councillor A. Freeman will move and Councillor P. Peacock will second a motion to the following effect:


“That this Council is seriously concerned that the current proposals to introduce Voter ID requirements in order to vote at the 2023 local elections in England will be unable to be implemented fairly which could lead to thousands of voters being turned away and result in legal challenges to election results.


Just months before the first provisions of the Elections Act 2022 are set to be enacted in May 2023’s local elections, very little has been done to ease widespread concerns about the impact of this legislation and accordingly this Council supports the calls for an inquiry into the implementation of Voter ID by the cross-party Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.


As such the Council will write to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee requesting an inquiry into the implementation of Voter ID.”



Minutes for Noting


Cabinet - 1 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 543 KB


Policy & Performance Improvement Committee - 17 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 545 KB


Policy & Performance Improvement Committee - 28 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 468 KB


Planning Committee - 10 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 442 KB


Audit and Governance Committee - 23 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 438 KB


General Purposes Committee - 1 December 2022

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Licensing Committee - 1 December 2022

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