Agenda and minutes

Full Council - Tuesday, 18th October, 2022 6.00 pm

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

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Declarations of Interest by Members and Officers


Prior to the meeting, the Council stood in silence in memory of the late HRH Queen Elizabeth II.


There were no declarations of interest from Members or Officers and the Council noted the interests previously declared by Members in Agenda Item No. 12 – Minutes for Noting.



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


The Chairman advised the Council that the meeting was being recorded and streamed online in accordance with the usual practice.



Minutes from the meeting held on 19 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 425 KB

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AGREED      that the minutes of the meeting held on 19 July 2022 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


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


The Chairman welcomed Councillor Andy Freeman to the Council following his success in the Edwinstowe and Clipstone Ward by-election held on 29 September 2022.


The Chairman informed the Council of her pride in reading the Proclamation on 11 September 2022 for His Majesty King Charles III following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The Chairman also advised the Council of that she had represented the Council at the Tour of Britain which passed through the District on 8 September 2022 and thanked those Members who had attended her Civic Service on 9 October 2022 at Southwell Minster, at which £970 had been raised for her nominated charity, Child Bereavement.


The Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Visitors, Councillor R Holloway reminded Members of the briefing event being ran by Highways England regarding the proposed A46 route on 24 October 2022.



Questions from Members of the Public and Council


In accordance with Rule 3.3.3, Councillor L. Goff submitted a question to the Council. Details of the question put forward and the response given from Councillor R. Jackson are attached as Appendix A to these minutes.


East Midlands Devolution Deal pdf icon PDF 552 KB


The Council considered the report of the Chief Executive, regarding the devolution agreement that had been reached in principle between the Government and the four upper tier authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The East Midlands Devolution Deal was the first of a new type of combined authority, designed for two-tier areas, which would be established through new legislation by central government.  The legislation would enable the formation of an East Midlands Mayoral Combined County Authority (EMMCCA).


The Devolution Deal was a ‘level 3 deal’, offering the most local powers and funding in return for a new elected mayor.  Elections for the mayor were currently expected to take place in the Spring, 2024. The headlines for the deal were detailed in the report.


AGREED      (with 29 votes for and 3 abstentions) that the East Midlands Devolution deal, to be agreed by the four upper tier authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, be endorsed by the Council.


Political Composition of the Council and Allocation of Seats on Committees to Political Groups pdf icon PDF 538 KB

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The Council considered the report of the Assistant Director – Legal & Democratic Services concerning the allocation of seats on Committees to Political Groups, following the by-election for the vacancy on the Edwinstowe & Clipstone Ward held on 29 September 2022. The proposed allocation of seats was set out in Appendix A to the report.


AGREED      (unanimously) that:


(a)          the allocation of seats to Political Groups in accordance with Appendix A to the report be approved; and


(b)          the following changes be made in Committee memberships:-


         Licensing and General Purposes Committees – Councillor A Freeman replacing Councillor S Carlton.

         Planning Committee – Councillor A Freeman replacing Councillor P Peacock.




Treasury Outturn Management Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 523 KB

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The Council considered the report of the Deputy Chief Executive / Director – Resources and Section 151 Officer which provided an update on the Council’s Treasury Management activity and Prudential Indicators for 2021/2022. The report had been considered by the Audit & Accounts Committee at their meeting held on 27 July 2022 and recommended to the Council for approval. 


AGREED      (unanimously) that:


(a)          the Treasury Management outturn report be approved; and


(b)          the Council compliance with the 2021/22 Prudential Indicators, which were approved by Full Council on 9 March 2022, be noted.



Minutes for Noting


Cabinet - 4 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 533 KB


Policy and Performance Improvement Committee - 26 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 583 KB


Planning Committee - 11 August 2022 pdf icon PDF 558 KB


Audit and Governance Committee - 27 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 550 KB

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General Purposes Committee - 22 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 427 KB


Licensing Committee - 22 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 534 KB


Planning Committee - 6 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 446 KB