Agenda and minutes

Council - Tuesday, 14th September, 2021 2.00 pm

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2021 (C.6 - C.9), attached.


The decision:


That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2021 (C.6 - C.9), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.


Verbal Statement of the Leader and Referrals from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Date of Meeting                        Minute Nos


10 August 2021                        CA.16 to CA.17


7 September 2021                   To follow

Additional documents:


The Leader made a statement on the following matters:-


·         Local Government Reorganisation

·         Treadmills development

·         Crematorium development

·         Coach parking in Northallerton and Stokesley

·         North Northallerton Bridge development

·         Reinstatement of the Parish Liaison Meeting

·         Sports Community and Leisure Awards

·         Acknowledgement of the recent achievements of the athletes who had taken part in both the Olympics and Para Olympics, particularly Laurence Whiteley, Scott Lincoln and Marc Scott


A number of comments were made in relation to the Local Government Reorganisation and coach parking which were responded to at the meeting.


The Leader moved Cabinet minutes CA.16 – CA.17 (10 August 2021) and CA.19 – CA.25 (7 September 2021).


The Decision:


That the reports, resolutions and recommendations of the following meetings of the Cabinet be received, approved and adopted:-



Date of Meeting

Minute Nos





10 August 2021

CA.16 – CA.17


7 September 2021

CA.19 – CA.25


Note:  The meeting was adjourned at 2.08pm and reconvened at 2.11pm due to a network failure.  Due to continued technical issues, reconnection to the network was not possible and the network failure resulted in the connection to the meeting via Teams for observers no longer being available.


Cabinet Portfolio Statements


(a)     Councillor P R Wilkinson, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Finance made a statement regarding Additional Restrictions Grants and business support; Phase 3 of the Insight with Passion Workshops; workspaces (business centres), Councillor Wilkinson wished to acknowledge the continued hard work and support by the staff at the business centres who had operated throughout the pandemic; the Crematorium development; C4Di; Yorkshire Property Awards 2021 at which Treadmills won an award in recognition of the transformation of the former Northallerton Prison; Vibrant Market Towns and tourism.  A number of questions were asked regarding the Treadmills development; Vibrant Market Towns and the provision of public conveniences within the market towns which were responded to at the meeting.


(b)     Councillor P R Thompson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure made a statement regarding the re-opening of the Leisure Centres; the re-development of Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre; Thirsk and Sowerby Sports Village; Bedale Leisure Centre refurbishment; Northallerton Sports Village; CCTV and Hambleton Heroes.


(c)     Councillor Mrs I Sanderson, Portfolio Holder for Governance wished to record thanks on behalf of the Council to the Democratic Services Team for their work during the Pandemic which enabled the Council meetings to continue to take place and enabled the Council to continue to deliver services efficiently.  Councillor Sanderson also made a statement regarding Customer Services Area Offices reopening; IT; communications; #Discover Hambleton; Northallerton Market; electric vehicle charging points.  A number of questions were asked relating to communications which were responded to at the meeting.


(d)     Councillor D Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning made a statement regarding Development Management, namely the number of applications received and processed; housing completions; staffing and the Royal Town Planning Institute Presidential visit which was hosted by the District Council on 10 September.  A question was regarding the information contained on the Planning Portal which was responded to at the meeting.


(e)     Councillor M S Robson presented a statement on behalf of Councillor S Watson, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, Waste and Recycling regarding Green Waste; the launch of a littering campaign; the addition of a refuse vehicle to the Council’s fleet; the national shortage of HGV drivers and the impact on the service and Environmental Health.


(f)      Councillor M G Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Transformation and Projects made a statement regarding the Maple Park Crematorium development; North Northallerton Bridge development and Local Government Reorganisation.  A question was asked regarding Local Government Reorganisation which was responded to at the meeting.


Referral from the Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Date of Meeting                     Minute Nos


11 August 2021                     LC.3


The Decision:


That the reports, resolutions and recommendations of the following meeting of the Licensing Committee be received, approved and adopted:-



Date of Meeting

Minute No


Licensing Committee

11 August 2021




Independent Remuneration Panel - Appointment of Members pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of the Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer)


The Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer) submitted a report seeking approval of the membership of the Independent Remuneration Panel.  The term of office for the existing members expired in September 2021.  A recruitment exercise had been undertaken between June and July 2021 and three applications had been received.  The Appointments Panel was consulted on the applications and was satisfied with the suitability of the applicants and recommended their appointment to Council.  The Term of Office for the new Panel would be for the remainder of the term of the Council, until March 2023.  The appointment of Members to an Independent Remuneration Panel thereafter would be a matter for the newly established Unitary Authority.


The decision:


That Mr J White, Mr A Sumner and Ms D Yates be appointed to the Independent Remuneration Panel for the remainder of the term of the Council, until March 2023.