Agenda

Council
Thursday, 27th June, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton

Contact: Simon Copley  43277

Items
No. Item

1.

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Chairman to inform members of the public of the emergency evacuation procedure.

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Public Question Time

4.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 11 April 2019.

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5.

Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chairman considers should be dealt with at the meeting as a matter of urgency by virtue of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

6.

Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.

 

Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.

7.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chairman and/or the Head of Paid Service.

8.

To Receive any Questions submitted by Members Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 10.2 (Questions on Notice at Full Council)

9.

Business from the Annual Council Meeting on 16 May 2019: Representation on Outside Organisations

To consider the appointment or nomination of representatives to serve on outside organisations for the forthcoming municipal term 2019/2023.

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10.

To Receive a Statement from the Leader of the Council and to Receive Questions and Give Answers on that Statement

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11.

To consider for Approval the Recommendations in respect of the following Part 'B' Committee Items:

Planning Committee - 18 June 2019

11a

Minute 22 - The Ryedale Plan: Adoption of the Local Plan Sites Document and Policies Map

Report attached – minute to follow.

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Licensing Committee - 18 June 2019

11b

Minute 8 - Licensing Act 2003 - Delegations

Report attached – minute to follow.

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12.

Motions on Notice Submitted Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 11

12a

Proposed by Councillor Paul Andrews and seconded by Councillor Burr

“In view of the increase in traffic congestion at Malton/Norton likely to be generated by the imminent increase in the number of trains using the Level Crossing at Norton and other matters and the increase and/or likely increase in congestion in Malton/Norton resulting from new development and planned new development; and

 

In view of the impact or potential impact of new development on the quality of air within the Air Quality Management Area on and around Butcher Corner;

and

 

In view of the adverse impact of the Ryedale Plan on the number of sites available for development by small local builders,

 

An independent planning consultant be appointed by the Council Chair in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive; and

 

the consultant be given immediate and urgent instructions to do all necessary work (including public consultation and reference to any public examination) to advise on and to secure, so far as is practicable, the following:

 

The Ryedale Plan be revised as follows:

 

1.    To restrict the percentage of land to be allocated in Malton and Norton for residential development to zero for the rest of the plan period, following the grant of permission for 1,800 houses for the period commencing 1st April 2012;

2.    To reduce to zero the future proportion of employment land directed to Malton and Norton following the allocation of sites in the allocations document;

3.    To reduce the future proportion of employment and housing land directed to other Ryedale towns following the allocation of sites in the allocations document;

4.    To remove the requirement for a local occupancy condition for dwellings built or to be built in village envelopes;

5.    To expand the existing village envelopes and town development limits, initially to the areas which were included in village envelopes and town development limits prior to the last Ryedale Local Plan (dated 2002);

6.    In order to accommodate demand for development in excess of the numbers currently prescribed in the Ryedale Plan, to expand all village envelopes so as to accommodate at least 60% of all new development for the remainder of the plan period of the Ryedale Plan.

7.    To abolish service villages;

8.    The current local plans allocation document be revised to include a requirement that no land for new development shall be allocated in Malton/Norton  unless it has direct access to a four-way intersection with the A64;

9.    The land allocated for development at Ryedale House be de-allocated;

10.Such other modifications as may be necessary to deal with the above points and to ensure that the villages and country areas of Ryedale take their fair share of new development.”

 

N.B. Members will see that (with the exception of the Ryedale House site) the above proposals will not stop the allocation of sites already identified, but will protect Malton, Norton and other towns from any major developments which may come forward after the land currently identified is exhausted – as the plan now stands Malton and Norton will have to take 50% of all  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12a

12b

Proposed by Councillor Garbutt Moore and seconded by Councillor Mackenzie

“The T2020 restructure programme left Ryedale without a dog warden. 

This council wants to fully understand the implications of this decision on cases of:

  • Dog fouling
  • Cruelty against dogs
  • Stray dogs
  • Dangerous dogs

and assess whether Ryedale should re-instate the position of a dedicated dog warden.

It therefore calls on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to look into this at its next meeting.”

12c

Proposed by Councillor Goodrick and seconded by Councillor Graham

“Poor road connectivity is holding Ryedale back, suppressing wages and stunting economic growth. Our only strategic road, the A64, is “significantly stressed” according to Highways England.

This council therefore renews its commitment to the dualling of the A64 between York and Scarborough.

But time is of the essence. The Department for Transport will decide this Autumn on its investment priorities, meaning we have just three months to persuade the Government.

We urgently request that the Leader of Council, the Deputy Leader of Council and our officers work with local authorities, business leaders and MPs to pull together the strongest case.

Failure to do so could mean the dualling fails to progress for at least five years. This council does not want to miss out on this window of opportunity to solve the A64 bottleneck once and for all.

12d

Proposed by Councillor Keal and seconded by Councillor Arnold

“That an extraordinary meeting of Council be arranged in autumn 2019 to confer the title of Honorary Alderman of Ryedale District Council upon Elizabeth Shields, Brian Maud and Robert Wainwright, pursuant to the provisions of Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, in recognition of the eminent service rendered by them as Councillors of the Ryedale District Council.”

12e

Proposed by Councillor Mason and seconded by Councillor Keal

“This Council

 

1.    Notes that the ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C’ by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018, (a) describes the enormous harm that a 2°C average rise in global temperatures is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise, and (b) confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society and the private sector.

 

2.    Notes with concern that the impacts of climate change are already causing serious damage to communities both at home and abroad.

 

3.    Congratulates the government in committing the UK to legally binding targets for carbon reduction and recognises that all levels of government have a duty to act and take a lead on actions within their power.

 

4.    Recognises that a growing number of local authorities have already passed 'Climate Emergency' motions.

 

5.    Recognises that local plans need to be compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which require local plans to “help to: shape places in ways that contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, minimise vulnerability and improve resilience...”

 

6.    Recognises it will take political will, resources and policy change to tackle climate change and that strong policies to cut emissions also have associated health, wellbeing and economic benefits.

We call on this council to

a.      Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ that requires urgent and immediate action to achieve net zero carbon emissions across Ryedale by 2030

b.      Establish a Climate Change and Environment Committee (CCEC) to design the policy framework and deliver a climate emergency action plan for net zero emissions by 2030.

c.       Establish a Climate Change Partnership Working Group by autumn 2019 involving councillors, residents, community groups, academics, businesses and other relevant parties to advise the CECC

d.      Recommend that the Chief Executive employs a climate change and environment officer to work with and support councillors and officers to drive forward the climate change action plan.

e.      Ensure that all Council committees consider, in this council term, low carbon design and construction, energy efficiency and renewable energy generation as well as the impact of climate change when reviewing council policies, plans and strategies and that all approaches are in line with a shift to zero carbon by 2030

f.        Take a leadership role in offering vision, direction and support to empower residents, community groups, businesses, partner organisations and other relevant stakeholders to take appropriate action to tackle climate change”

13.

NYCC Consultation: HGV Weight Restriction on Norton Level Crossing

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14.

Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent