Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber - Guildhall, Bath

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Items
No. Item

1.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE

The Chairman will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out under Note 8.

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2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to complete the green interest forms circulated to groups in their pre-meetings (which will be announced at the Council Meeting) to indicate:

(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest,  (as defined in Part 2, A and B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests)

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officeror a member of his staff before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.

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4.

MINUTES - 14TH FEBRUARY 2017 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair(man)

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5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OR FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

These are matters of information for Members of the Council. No decisions will be required arising from the announcements.

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6.

TO ANNOUNCE ANY URGENT BUSINESS AGREED BY THE CHAIRMAN

If there is any urgent business arising since the formal agenda was published, the Chairman will announce this and give reasons why he has agreed to consider it at this meeting. In making his decision, the Chairman will, where practicable, have consulted with the Leaders of the Political Groups. Any documentation on urgent business will be circulated at the meeting, if not made available previously.

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7.

QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.

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8.

WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY & AUDIT COMMITTEE ARRANGEMENTS & APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL RETURNING OFFICER FOR THE WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY MAYORAL ELECTION pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The Council is requested to appoint representatives to sit on the West of England Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny and Audit Committees and must also appoint a named individual to the role of Local Returning Officer and Electoral Returning Officer for the West of England Combined Authority mayoral election in May 2017.

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REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL ON MEMBERS ALLOWANCES pdf icon PDF 74 KB

This report presents the Independent Panel’s review of Members’ allowances.

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10.

PLANNING APPLICATION FEES - THE GOVERNMENT'S OFFER pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The Government in its ‘Fixing our broken housing market’ White Paper published (7th February 2017) explained that the Government will increase nationally set planning fees. Local Authorities are therefore able to increase fees by 20% from July 2017. This is on the basis that they commit to invest the additional fee income in their planning department.  This paper seeks approval to accept the 20% increase in planning application fees.

 

This item will follow in a supplementary despatch.

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11.

STANDARDS COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2016 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

This item presents the Standards Committee Annual report for 2016.

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12.

AGENDA MOTION FROM THE LABOUR GROUP - GRAMMAR SCHOOLS pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To be moved by a member of the Labour Group.

 

[This item was deferred from the November 2016 Council meeting.]

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AGENDA MOTION FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT GROUP - EU NATIONALS pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To be moved by Councillor Andy Furse.

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14.

AGENDA MOTION FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT GROUP - WEST OF ENGLAND MAYOR pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To be moved by Councillor Dine Romero.

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15.

PETITION FOR DEBATE - "SAVE OUR 6/7 BUS" pdf icon PDF 77 KB

A petition has been received – “Save our 6/7 Bus” - containing approximately 2500 signatures.  In line with the Council’s petition scheme, if a petition containing signatures of more than 1% of the electorate who live, work and study in Bath & North East Somerset is received, it triggers a debate at Council.

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHAIR(MAN) DESIGNATE FOR 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

For forward planning purposes, the Council is invited to indicate who is expected to take the Council Chairmanship from May 2017.

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QUESTIONS, STATEMENTS, PETITIONS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS

The Democratic Services Manager will announce any submissions received. The Council will be invited to decide what action it wishes to take, if any, on the matters raised in these submissions. As the questions received and the answers given will be circulated in written form there is no requirement for them to be read out at the meeting. The questions and answers will be published with the draft minutes.

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