Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Wednesday 16 November 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committees@gedling.gov.uk

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28.

Thought for the day

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Jac Bull, delivered a thought for the day which focused on the types of thoughts people have and what these mean to different people.

29.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Keneally and Barnfather.

30.

Mayor's announcements

Minutes:

The Mayor expressed his congratulations to Councillor John Clarke for receiving his MBE medal and Councillor Murray on receiving life peerage.

 

He also confirmed that he had recently been to one of Gedling Borough Council’s twinned towns, Vandoeuvre, and was in discussions with them about how to link up on familiar interests, such as boxing.

31.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

 

32.

Declaration of interests

Minutes:

None.

33.

To deal with any petitions received under procedural rule 7.8

Minutes:

None received.

34.

To answer questions asked by the public under procedural rule 7.7

Minutes:

None received.

35.

To answer questions asked by Members of the Council under procedural rule 7.9

  1. Question to the Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Growth and Economy from Cllr Mike Adams: 

 

Please can the Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Growth and Economy provide a breakdown of CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) spending, detailing the exact monies generated from each development in each Ward and on what it has been spent on and where, in a chronological order since May 2011?

 

  1. Question to the Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Growth and Economy from Cllr Sam Smith: 

 

My residents of Trent Valley and I are fed up with our green belt and green spaces being concreted over with yet more housing. We have all seen the negative impact and contribution that this has had on the recent flooding of Burton Joyce. Can the Cabinet member responsible for planning confirm that no land will be taken out of the Borough’s existing green belt to enable housing allocations as part of this Council’s contribution to the Greater Nottinghamshire Strategic Plan? 

 

  1. Question to the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance from Cllr Helen Greensmith: 

 

Can the Cabinet member responsible for finance confirm how much of the Government’s ‘Welcome Back’ fund was allocated to Gedling Borough Council, how much was actually spent and on what it was spent on?

 

Minutes:

1) A question to the Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Growth and Economy was received from Cllr Mike Adams, as follows:

 

“Please can the Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Growth and Economy provide a breakdown of CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) spending, detailing the exact monies generated from each development in each Ward and on what it has been spent on and where, in a chronological order since May 2011?”

 

Response by Cllr Jenny Hollingsworth:

 

“As of the 10th November 2022, Gedling Borough Council have collected a total of £6,718,298 through the Community Infrastructure Levy since its adoption on the 16th October 2015. This is comprised of 135 individual receipts from 76 chargeable developments across the Borough. Officers have helpfully pulled together detailed information in a spreadsheet and it includes reference numbers, site addresses and monetary values. Clearly it is not feasible for me to present the details of each payment in this forum, but I am happy to share the spreadsheet with Councillor Adams and his wider Conservative Group.  

 

With regards to the allocation and expenditure of the CIL receipts, the regulations split this into three separate portions:

 

  • The Strategic Portion
  • The Neighbourhood Portion which is broken down into Parish and Non-Parish areas, and
  • The Administration Portion.

 

The following is an update on the allocation and expenditure of each portion of the Gedling Borough Council CIL.

 

Strategic Portion

 

As of the 10th November 2022, £5,149,615 has been collected. This Council has committed to allocate a total of £4.48 million towards the Gedling Access Road (GAR)/Colliery Way and payment will be made to the County, following the completion of a transfer agreement, which is currently being progressed. The other projects currently identified in the approved Infrastructure List include secondary school contributions at the Chase Farm and Top Wighay developments, and a Visitor Centre at Gedling at Gedling Country Park. The prioritisation of the projects and value of the future CIL commitment is yet to be determined.  

 

Parish Neighbourhood Portion

 

In accordance with the CIL regulations a total of £531,618 of CIL receipts have been transferred from Gedling Borough Council directly to the local parishes from within which they were collected. This is 15% of the receipt or 25% where a Neighbourhood Plan has been made. CIL receipts are collected over a 6 month period and transferred to the relevant parish council at the end of March and September. Any receipts which were received after the 30th September 2022 will be transferred to the relevant parish council in April 2023. The current value of receipts transferred is as follows:

 

Burton Joyce:    £80,533

Calverton:         £360,922

Lambley:           £6,738

Linby:                £15,366

Ravenshead:    £67,235

Woodborough:  £824

 

In accordance with the CIL Regulations parish councils are responsible for ensuring that any relevant CIL receipts received are expended in accordance with the regulations and must report any expenditure to Gedling Borough Council. To date the following projects have been reported to Gedling Borough Council:

 

Burton Joyce PC: Removal of a tree in Village Centre

Lambley PC:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

36.

Overview & Scrutiny annual report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Democratic Services Manager, which was referred to Council by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the Overview & Scrutiny annual report 2021/22.

37.

East Midlands Devolution Deal pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Executive, which was referred to Council by Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Council endorses the East Midlands devolution deal.

 

38.

Changes to committee membership pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Democratic Services Manager, which sought to approve changes to the representation on committees.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the following changes to representation on committees:

 

1) Remove Councillor Ron McCrossen from Planning Committee; and

2) Add Councillor Najuk as a member of the Planning Committee

 

39.

To receive questions and comments from Members concerning any matter dealt with by the Executive or a Committee (Procedural rule 7.10) pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

No comments were made.

40.

To consider comments, of which due notice has been given, under procedural rule 7.11

Minutes:

None received.

41.

To consider motions under procedural rule 7.12

Minutes:

None received.