Decisions

Decisions published

05/10/2021 - Acquisition of property to support Liveable Exeter ref: 2189    For Determination


To consider the report of the Director Finance.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Lead officer: David Hodgson


05/10/2021 - Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 2187    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph’s 1,2 and 3 of Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Act. 

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 


05/10/2021 - Government Consultation on Giving Police and Crime Commissioners Greater Powers of Competence ref: 2181    For Determination


Report on the consultation for giving greater powers of competence to Police and Crime Commissioners.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve the response to the Government consultation on granting Police and Crime Commissioners greater powers of competence.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Luxton


05/10/2021 - Amendments to the Scheme of Delegation ref: 2186    For Determination


To review and update amendment's to the Scheme of Delegation in the Constitution.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve the changes to the Scheme of Delegation to Officers as set out in the Appendix of the report presented to the meeting

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Street


05/10/2021 - Review of the Council's Governance Arrangements ref: 2185    For Determination


Report on the review of the Council Governance Arrangements.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve the following changes to Exeter City

Council's constitution with effect from the 18 October 2021:-

 

(1)  That Standing Order 44 be amended to state:-

 

(i)            A member of the Council shall have the right to attend the meeting of any Committee, Sub-Committee or Executive of which he/she is not a member and may remain during consideration of both the public and private parts of the agenda. He/she may not vote at that meeting and may only speak or ask a question if he/she has given notice in writing (by electronic mail wherever possible) by 10.00 am on the day of the meeting to the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support and has specified in the notice the particular agenda item or items on which he/she wishes to speak or ask a question.

 

(ii)           Opposition group leaders shall not be required to give notice under Standing Order No. 44 to speak or ask a question on any items on the Executive agenda.

 

(2)  That the Petition Scheme be amended to:-

 

(i)            request that petition signatories must identify through the tick box facility on the petition form, which of the eligibility criteria for living, working or studying in Exeter, they are relying upon in signing the petition. Any signatories which do not so indicate, will not be included in those signatures which are accepted; and

 

(ii)           state that all petition organisers will be given the opportunity to speak for up to five minutes on their petition, when it is considered at any appropriate Council body to which it has been referred. For clarity, this includes the provision for organisers of petitions of over 2,000 signatures, to do so at the appropriate Council body to which it has been referred, as well as the ability to address the full Council when initially submitting the petition.

 

(3)  That Article 7.05 of the Constitution (The Executive) be amended to include the following paragraph:-

 

3. Executive Members will, on allocation by the Leader of the Council, assume roles as Portfolio Holder with specific responsibilities. These responsibilities will be listed in Part 3 (b) the Council’s Constitution. For clarity, not all Executive members may be allocated a Portfolio holder responsibility by the Leader of the Council.

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(4)  the focus of Scrutiny be reinforced to manage the available resources to develop scrutiny training for all Members;

 

(5)  the maximum use of available resources for Member training and development be continued, including joint training with other authorities as appropriate;

 

(6)  Deputy Chairs of Scrutiny Committee will provide a leadership role to any Task and Finish Groups or Spotlight Reviews, as and when established;

 

(7)  Council’s representation on outside bodies be reviewed and an Annual Feedback Form to Members for the Outside Bodies on which they sit be issued, and such information to be presented to the Governance Review Board for consideration; and

 

(8)  an annual meeting of the Governance Review Board be established to consider any necessary amendments to the Council’s governance arrangements, and their findings to be presented to the relevant Council body for consideration and approval.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Street


05/10/2021 - Northbrook Park Update ref: 2180    For Determination


To consider the report and presentation from the Council and Devon Wildlife Trust.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)  the results of the public consultation be noted; and

 

(2)  the next steps set out in the report for further developing the proposals for North Brook Park be approved in principle, subject to a detailed proposal presented to the Executive Committee at a future date.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: Priory;

Lead officer: David Bartram


05/10/2021 - Members' Training ref: 2188    For Determination


To consider the report of the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Street


05/10/2021 - HRA Budget Monitoring Report - Quarter 1 ref: 2184    For Determination


To consider the report on the HRA Budget Monitoring.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve (where applicable):-

 

(1)   the HRA forecast financial position for 2021/22 financial year; and

(2)   the revision of the HRA Capital Programme to reflect the reported variations detailed in Appendix 4 of the report.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayleigh Searle


05/10/2021 - Overview of General Fund Revenue Budget 2021/22 - Quarter 1 ref: 2182    For Determination


To consider the report on the General Fund Budget

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council notes and approves (where applicable):

 

(1)  the General Fund forecast financial position for the 2021 financial year;

(2)  the supplementary budgets as detailed in paragraph 8.10 of the report;

(3)  the outstanding Sundry Debt position as at June 2021; and

(4)  the creditors payments performance.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nicola Matthews-Morley, Michelle White


05/10/2021 - General Fund Capital Monitoring Statement - Quarter 1 ref: 2183    For Determination

 

To consider the report on the General Fund Capital Monitoring.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve:

 

(1)   the overall financial position for the 2021/22 annual capital programme; and

(2)   the amendments and requests for further funding to the Council’s annual capital programme for 2021/22.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayleigh Searle