Agenda and minutes

until 17th February 2022., Council - Thursday, 2nd December, 2021 6.30 pm, POSTPONED

Venue: The Main Hall, Milton Rooms, Malton

Contact: Christine Phillipson  43447

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Items
No. Item

81.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Delaney, Hope, King, Mason, Mackenzie, Middleton, Oxley, Raine and Windress.

82.

Public Question Time

Minutes:

There were no Public Questions.

83.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 7 October 2021.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 7 October 2021 were presented.

 

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 7 October 2021 be approved and signed as a correct record.

 

The resolution was carried by general affirmation.

84.

Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chair 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.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

85.

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.

Minutes:

The Chair advised that the declarations of all Members of North Yorkshire County Council would be taken as given.

 

Councillor Goodrick declared a personal non pecuniary interest as a Member of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

There were no further declarations of interest.

 

 

86.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair, the Leader and/or the Head of Paid Service.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Councillor Clark to the Council.

 

The Chair thanked Councillor Raper for his service to The Council following his decision to retire.

 

The Chair made the following announcements:

 

“Martyn Barker, our Community Enforcement Officer won the Keep Britain Tidy Academy Enforcement Award. The announcement was made at the awards ceremony on Thursday 9 February.

 

Joe Kent at Streetscene has been recognised for his service delivery and hard work during COVID-19 and will get to pick up an award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace at the Royal Garden Party.

 

Marcus Lee, supported by Mark Smith and Amy Goy from the Revenues and  Benefits team recently had an audit with Grant Thornton – and for five years in a row, received a 'certified' notification. Thanks should be noted to all of the Revenues and Benefits team in achieving consistently high standards.

 

Streetscene are celebrating being third in the country in a DEFRA league table (2020-2021) for the least amount of fly-tipping incidents”.

 

There were no announcements from the Chief Executive.

 

87.

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

Minutes:

There were no questions on notice submitted pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 10.2.

 

88.

Appointment of a Member to the Policy and Resources Committee from the Liberal Group

To appoint Councillor Clark as a substantive member of the Policy and Resources Committee from the Liberal Group.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Potter and seconded by Councillor Wass that Councillor Clark be appointed as a substantive member of the Policy and Resources Committee from the Independent Group.

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That Councillor Clark be appointed a substantive member of the Policy and Resources Committee from the Independent Group.

 

The motion was carried by general affirmation

 

89.

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

90.

Review of Taxi and Private Hire Policy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Cleary and seconded by Councillor Potter that the revised Taxi and Private hire policy be adopted.

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That Council adopt the revised Taxi and Private hire policy.

 

Voting record

19 For

 1 Abstention

 

            Recorded Vote

            For

            Councillors J Andrews, Arnold, Bailey, Brackstone, Burr,

Clark, Cleary, Cussons, Docwra, Duncan, Frank, Garbutt-Moore, Goodrick, Graham, Keal, Potter, Riby, Thackray and Wass.

            Abstention

Councillor P Andrews.

 

 

91.

Localisation of Council Tax Support 2022/2023 Scheme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Keal and seconded by Councillor Burr that the following recommendations be approved and adopted 

 

(i)            a Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/2023 which is unchanged from 2021/2022; and

(ii)           to authorise the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Chair of Policy and Resources Committee to undertake the necessary consultation work to design a scheme for 2023/2024.

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That Council approves

 

(i)            a Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/2023 which is unchanged from 2021/2022; and

(ii)           to authorise the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Chair of Policy and Resources Committee to undertake the necessary consultation work to design a scheme for 2023/2024.

.

 

Voting record

Unanimous

 

           

 

92.

Ryedale's Financial Strategy 2021-25

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

This report was superseded by a subsequent report that was dealt with at the second meeting held on 17 February 2022 and considered accordingly.

93.

Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring - Q2 2021/22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

This report was superseded by a subsequent report that was dealt with at the second meeting held on 17 February 2022 and considered accordingly.

 

94.

Council Performance - Quarter 2 2021-2022

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Keal and seconded by Councillor Burr that Council notes the progress report.

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

That Council notes the progress report.

 

The motion was carried by general affirmation.

 

 

95.

Motions on Notice Submitted Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 11

Supporting documents:

96.

Proposed by Councillor Middleton and seconded by Councillor Garbutt Moore

“East Riding Council wants to see the Wolds recognised as part of the Government’s 2020 pledge to increase the number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks in England.

 

As a large part of the Wolds sits within in Ryedale, Ryedale District Council fully endorse the bid by East Riding Council and RDC Officers will work with East Riding to ensure the bid is successful which will have benefits protecting the environment while supporting the economy.”

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

“East Riding Council wants to see the Wolds recognised as part of the Government’s 2020 pledge to increase the number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks in England.

 

As a large part of the Wolds sits within in Ryedale, Ryedale District Council fully endorse the bid by East Riding Council and RDC Officers will work with East Riding to ensure the bid is successful which will have benefits protecting the environment while supporting the economy.”

 

The recommendation from P&R is

 

To delete the wording in the second sentence after “Ryedale District Council” and replace with:

 

“Therefore resolves

 

(i)             Ryedale District Council support in principle, the designation of a new AONB covering the Yorkshire Wolds.

(ii)           Ryedale District Council note the purpose and key stages of the ‘Yorkshire Wolds Designation Project’.

(iii)          Local affected ward members represent Ryedale District Council at consultation meetings and briefings which will be held specifically for local politicians.”

 

The amended motion proposed by Councillor Garbutt-Moore and seconded by Councillor Keal then read

 

“East Riding Council wants to see the Wolds recognised as part of the Government’s 2020 pledge to increase the number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks in England.

 

As a large part of the Wolds sits within in Ryedale,

 

(i)            Ryedale District Council support in principle, the designation of a new AONB covering the Yorkshire Wolds

(ii)           Ryedale District Council note the purpose and key stages of the ‘Yorkshire Wolds Designation Project’.

(iii)          Local affected ward members represent Ryedale District Council at consultation meetings and briefings which will be held specifically for local politicians.”

 

Upon being out to the vote the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

East Riding Council wants to see the Wolds recognised as part of the Government’s 2020 pledge to increase the number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and National Parks in England.

 

As a large part of the Wolds sits within in Ryedale,

 

(i)            Ryedale District Council support in principle, the designation of a new AONB covering the Yorkshire Wolds

(ii)           Ryedale District Council note the purpose and key stages of the ‘Yorkshire Wolds Designation Project’.

(iii)          Local affected ward members represent Ryedale District Council at consultation meetings and briefings which will be held specifically for local politicians.”

 

 

Voting Record

Carried by general affirmation.

97.

Proposed by Councillor P Andrews and seconded by Councillor Burr

"This Council requires Officers to investigate options and opportunities for Member engagement in air quality work (including the work of the Ryedale District Council Air Quality Steering Group), in liaison with the County Council, and report back to the next meeting of P&R Committee.”

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

"This Council requires Officers to investigate options and opportunities for Member engagement in air quality work (including the work of the Ryedale District Council Air Quality Steering Group), in liaison with the County Council, and report back to the next meeting of P&R Committee.”

 

 

The recommendation from P&R is that

 

(i)            the motion is amended, as detailed in paragraph 2.2 of the report, to read as follows:

 

“This Council agrees to appoint a Local District Councillor to attend future meetings of the Air Quality Steering Group.”

 

(ii)           that the amended motion is approved and a Local District Councillor is appointed to attend future meetings of the Air Quality Steering Group.

 

The amended motion proposed by Councillor Andrews and seconded by Councillor Burr then read

 

“This Council agrees to appoint a Local District Councillor to attend future meetings of the Air Quality Steering Group.”

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

 

This Council agrees to appoint a Local District Councillor to attend future meetings of the Air Quality Steering Group.

 

 

Voting Record

Unanimous.

 

Councillor Paul Andrews proposed and Councillor Burr seconded that Councillor Thackray be appointed as the representative to the Air Quality Steering Group.

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried.

 

Resolved

That Councillor Thackray be appointed as the representative to the Air Quality Steering Group

 

Voting record.

Carried by general affirmation

 

 

 

 

98.

Proposed by Councillor P Andrews and seconded by Councillor Burr

Minutes:

“The Council resolves to engage consultants to take the Council and the public through the revision of the Ryedale Plan, the Consultant to be appointed by the Programme Director (Economic Development, Business and Partnerships) in consultation with the Chairs of Planning and P&R).”

 

Councillor Paul Andrews altered the motion with consent of the seconder and the meeting as follows:

 

To substitute the tabled motion with

 

“Members of the Local Plan Working Party work with Officers to agree the specification and quality criteria required for the procurement of consultants to act as critical friends,

advise members of the working party and officers on strategic policy options and climate change policies and to prepare necessary technical evidence.”

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was carried.

 

 

Resolved

Members of the Local Plan Working Party work with Officers to agree the specification and quality criteria required for the procurement of consultants to act as critical friends,

advise members of the working party and officers on strategic policy options and climate change policies and to prepare necessary technical evidence.

 

Voting record

12 For

4 Against

4 Abstentions

 

Recorded vote

For

Councillors J Andrews, P Andrews, Brackstone, Burr, Clark, Cleary, Cussons, Keal, Potter, Riby, Thackray and Wass.

Against

Councillors Bailey, Docwra, Duncan and Garbutt-Moore.

Abstentions

Councillors Arnold, Frank, Goodrick and Graham.

 

 

 

 

99.

Proposed by Councillor Duncan and seconded by Councillor Mackenzie

“Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 23.1, the Council hereby suspends Council Procedure Rule 11.4 to allow debate of the following motion at the meeting, without automatically standing referred to committee, given the urgency of the subject matter and the high level of concern amongst the Ryedale community.”

Minutes:

“Pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 23.1, the Council hereby suspends Council Procedure Rule 11.4 to allow debate of the following motion at the meeting, without automatically standing referred to committee, given the urgency of the subject matter and the high level of concern amongst the Ryedale community.”

 

Upon being put to the vote the motion was lost.

 

Voting Record

6 For

12 Against

2 Abstentions

 

            Recorded vote

For

Councillors Bailey, Cleary, Docwra, Duncan, Garbutt-Moore and Graham.

Against

Councillors J Andrews, P Andrews, Arnold, Brackstone, Clark, Cussons, Frank, Goodrick, Keal, Potter, Riby and Wass.          

Abstentions

Councillors Burr and Thackray.         

 

100.

Proposed by Councillor Duncan and seconded by Councillor Mackenzie

“(i) The Council resolves to support the reopening of Norton Skate Park as soon as possible given the importance of the asset to the community in Norton, Malton and Ryedale generally.

 

(ii) The Council resolves also to support the retention and renovation of the half pipe.

 

(iii) To aid in achieving the above, the Council resolves to make available to Norton Town Council (or a relevant community interest organisation) up to £50,000* of capital funding towards any necessary works.

 

*This maximum figure has been put forward following discussion with skate park campaigners. Ryedale District Council officers should liaise with Norton Town Council to (a) determine the precise contribution needed for the works and (b) complete appropriate financial and legal due diligence before funds are released.”

 

Advice of s.151 Officer and Monitoring Officer:

 

In order to ensure that a legal and balanced budget can be drawn up, it should be noted that as this motion requests additional funding is made available in the budget, it needs to be considered alongside the recommendations from Policy and Resources Committee and the paper at item 10c.

Minutes:

“(i) The Council resolves to support the reopening of Norton Skate Park as soon as possible given the importance of the asset to the community in Norton, Malton and Ryedale generally.

 

(ii) The Council resolves also to support the retention and renovation of the half pipe.

 

(iii) To aid in achieving the above, the Council resolves to make available to Norton Town Council (or a relevant community interest organisation) up to £50,000* of capital funding towards any necessary works.

 

*This maximum figure has been put forward following discussion with skate park campaigners. Ryedale District Council officers should liaise with Norton Town Council to (a) determine the precise contribution needed for the works and (b) complete appropriate financial and legal due diligence before funds are released.”

 

Advice of s.151 Officer and Monitoring Officer:

 

In order to ensure that a legal and balanced budget can be drawn up, it should be noted that as this motion requests additional funding is made available in the budget, it needs to be considered alongside the recommendations from Policy and Resources Committee and the paper at item 10c.

 

The motion stands automatically referred to Policy and Resources under Committee Procedure Rule 11.4.

 

 

 

101.

Any other business that the Chair decides is urgent

Minutes:

There being no further items of urgent business the meeting closed at 7.53pm and the agenda for 17th February then commenced immediately.