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Minutes of the Previous Meeting
To be presented at the next Planning Committee meeting.
As this meeting was called urgently the minutes from the previous meeting were not ready for approval. The Committee agreed that this item would be deferred to the next meeting.
Disclosure of Interest
In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.
There were no disclosures of a pecuniary interest not already registered.
Planning Sub-Committee – Political Balance Review and Appointments
The Committee was called in order to discuss one item of Urgent Business: Political Balance Review and Appointments.
Adrian May, Interim Head of Democratic Services, explained that the purpose of the report was to inform the Committee that the membership of the Planning Sub-Committee, which the Planning Committee as a parent committee was to formally appoint, should reflect the political make-up of the Council. Therefore, the Committee was asked to increase the sub-committee’s membership from five to six members.
1. Review the representation of different political groups on the Planning SubCommittee.
2. Agree to increase the size of the Planning Sub-committee from 5 to 6 seats.
3. Agree the allocation of seats on the Planning Sub-Committee, by applying the political balance rules, to the Conservative and Labour groups as set out in paragraph 2.10 of the report.
4. Appoint to the Planning Sub-Committee, in accordance with the wishes of the relevant political group, the 6 Members and 6 substitutes as set out in paragraph 2.13 of the report.
5. Note that the Planning Sub-Committee will appoint a Chair, Deputy-Chair (who will deputise in the absence of the Chair) and Vice-Chair when it next meets consistent with the arrangements agreed at the Annual Council Meeting for this Committee.