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Full Council Meeting - 14 Nov 2005

Town Hall, Bideford 14th November 2005

TORRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL

MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

Town Hall, Bideford

14th November 2005

PRESENT: Councillor T Sillifant (Vice Chairman in the Chair)

Councillors J Allen, H R Barton, A I Bewes, H M Bone, Mrs M Brown,

G C Broyd, Mrs S E I Bushby, P S Christie, S E L Clarke, P R Collins,

J W E Cowle, D J Daniel, E J Davies, A J Eastman, A Eastwood OBE,

Mrs P A Ferguson, L S Ford, R H Hicks, F Howard MBE, A T Inch,

W G Isaac, K J James, R E Johns, Mrs C L March, J Morrish,

Mrs P J Paddon, W W Pillman, J Rawlinson, D H Shadrick, P J Sturges

and R M M Tisdale

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors R D Bond, G Boundy, A G Gould and Mrs S A Mounce.

79.

MINUTES

Resolved: That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 3rd October 2005 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

80.

PUBLIC CONTRIBUTIONS

Mr W H Smith of Appledore spoke on various items including the following:-

(a) Ring and Ride/Torridge Transport.

(b) "Write offs".

(c) His opposition to the Housing Stock Transfer

(d) Lease of housing properties at Appledore.

81.

QUESTION SUBMITTED UNDER PROCEDURAL RULE A9

Reference was made to a question submitted by Councillor L S Ford. This had not been actioned.

82.

DEVELOPMENT AND TRADING SERVICES COMMITTEE - 11TH OCTOBER 2005

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

83.

SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRADING SERVICES COMMITTEE - 26TH OCTOBER 2005

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Issues were raised concerning the time of the next Development and Trading Services meeting and the content of the Minutes regarding "car parking" consultation.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

84.

PLANS COMMITTEE - 6TH OCTOBER 2005

Councillor R H Hicks declared a prejudicial interest in planning application 12633/2004/COU and left the meeting before the discussion and vote (applicant is a client).

Prior to the presentation of the minutes the Chairman reminded Members about further planning seminars for Town/Parish Councils to be held on the 17th and 30th November 2005 and proposed 106/call-in training in the New Year.

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented.

Resolved: That the Minutes as presented be received and noted.

85.

PLANS COMMITTEE - 27TH OCTOBER 2005

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented.

Resolved: That the Minutes as presented be noted.

86.

HOUSING COMMITTEE - 19TH OCTOBER 2005

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

87.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND LEISURE SERVICES COMMITTEE - 2ND NOVEMBER 2005

Councillor R H Hicks declared a prejudicial interest in Minute 67 (Prosecution Report) and left the meeting before the discussion and vote (accused is a client).

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded, with the exception of Minute 66 (Great Torrington Swimming Pool) (to be taken with Policy and Resources Minutes).

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted with the exception of Minute 66 (Great Torrington Swimming Pool) (to be taken with Policy & Resources Committee Minutes).

88.

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY 2 COMMITTEE - 25TH OCTOBER 2005

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

89.

STANDARDS COMMITTEE - 7TH OCTOBER 2005

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

90.

STANDARDS SUB COMMITTEE - 29TH SEPTEMBER 2005

Councillor H R Barton declared a prejudicial interest in Minute 7 (The Hearing) and left the meeting before the discussion and vote.

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

91.

NORTHAM BURROWS COMMITTEE - 10TH NOVEMBER 2005

The Council was advised that the meeting scheduled for 10th November had been cancelled because there was no quorum present.

92.

LICENSING COMMITTEE

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

93.

SPECIAL POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE - 27TH OCTOBER 2005

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted.

94.

POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE - 7TH NOVEMBER 2005

Councillor P R Collins declared a personal interest in Minute 91ii b (Great Torrington Swimming Pool) (use of pool).

The Minutes of the Meeting were presented and their adoption moved and seconded.

(a) Great Torrington Swimming Pool (Minute 91(ii)(b))

Councillor Mrs M Brown moved, and it was duly seconded, and;

Resolved: The Procedural Rules be suspended in order that this item might be discussed.

Councillor Mrs Ferguson moved Minute 91(ii)(b) (Great Torrington Swimming Pool) of the Policy & Resources Committee as an amendment to Minute 66 of the Environmental & Leisure Services Committee.

Following a discussion, it was moved, duly seconded, and;

Resolved: That Minute 91(ii)(b) be referred back to the Environmental & Leisure Services Committee for further consideration.

Thereafter, it was;

Resolved: That the Minutes be received and to the extent necessary adopted, with the exception of Minute 66 of the Environmental & Leisure Services Committee and Minute 91(ii)(b) of the Policy & Resources Committee back to Environmental & Leisure Services Committee for further consideration.

95.

URGENCY PROCEDURE

Councillor S E L Clarke declared a personal interest in the Bideford New Year's Eve Celebration item (Event Organiser).

Councillor W G Isaac declared a personal interest in the Bideford New Year's Eve item (Member of Festival Committee.

Resolved: That the following Urgency Procedures be endorsed:

(a) Bideford New Year's Eve Celebration - Application for Premises Licence

(b) Torridge Swimming Pool, Northam - repairs to junior pool floor tiles.

(c) Purchase of franking machine - Bridge Buildings.

(d) Destruction of stray dogs that worry or kill livestock - amendment to Council Scheme of Delegation (Animals Act 1971).

(e) Housing Stock Condition Survey - Housing Transfer

(f) Appledore fishdock planning application

(g) Reconstruction of car parking surfacing, Caddsdown

The meeting commenced at 6.30 pm and ended at 8.00 pm.