Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 8th December, 2021 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Bridge Suite, Halton Security Stadium. View directions

Contact: Gill Ferguson on 0151 511 8059 or Email: gill.ferguson@halton.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Council Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

The Mayor's Announcements

4.

Declarations of Interest

5.

Leader's Report

6.

Minutes of the Executive Board

6a

14 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

6b

18 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

7.

Minutes of the Health and Wellbeing Board pdf icon PDF 84 KB

8.

Questions Asked Under Standing Order 8

9.

Matters Requiring A Decision Of The Council

9a

Determination of Council Tax Base 2022/23 - KEY DECISION (Minute No EXB44 refers) pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Executive Board considered the attached report:

 

RECOMMENDED:   That

 

1)    Council set the 2022/23 Council Tax Base at 35,831 for the Borough and that the Cheshire Fire Authority, the Cheshire Police and Crim Commissioner, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the Environment Agency be so notified; and

 

2)    Council set the Council Tax Base for each of the Parishes as follows:

 

Parish

Tax Base

 

 

Hale

664

Halebank

526

Daresbury

186

Moore

333

Preston Brook

368

Sandymoor

1,417

 

 

 

9b

Initial Budget Proposals 2022/23 - KEY DECISION (Minute No EXB46 refers) pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Executive Board considered the attached report:

 

RECOMMENDED:  That Council approve the initial budget proposals for 2022/23, set out in Appendix 1.

9c

2021/22 Revised Capital Revisions pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Council is asked to consider the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That the revisions to the Council’s 2021/22 capital programme set out in paragraph 3.2 of the report, be approved.

9d

Procurement of External Audit Services (Minute No AGB18 refers) pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Audit and Governance Board considered the attached report:

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council be recommended to approve opting-in to the sector-led procurement by Public Sector Audit Appointments, for the provision of external audit services for the five years commencing 1 April 2023.

 

9e

Approval of the main modifications and minor amendments to the Delivery and Allocations Local Plan, including Policies Map for a formal period of public consultation pursuant to the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 - KEY DECISION pdf icon PDF 101 KB

 

Council is asked to consider the attached report.

 

            RECOMMENDED: That Council be recommended to:

 

1)    approve the modifications to be made to the Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (APPENDIX A) for the purposes of a six week period of public consultation;

 

2)    agree that further minor editorial amendments as required be made to the Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan by the Operational Director for Policy, Planning and Transportation in consultation with the Portfolio Holder and the Leader of the Council, before commencing the period of public consultation or adoption; and

 

3)    assuming a favourable Inspector’s Report, agree that the Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan be brought back before Council for formal adoption as part of the Development Plan for Halton following receipt of the Inspectors report.

Additional documents:

9f

Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Gambling Policy pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Council is asked to consider the attached report.

            RECOMMENDED that the Council:

 

1)    adopt the Statement of Gambling Policy attached to this report to come into effect immediately following the expiry of the current policy; and

 

2)   directs that the Operational Director – Legal and Democratic Services publishes the Statement of Gambling Policy in accordance with section 349 Gambling Act 2005 and the Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006.

Additional documents:

9g

Absence of Elected Members

Council are asked to note that Councillors C. Plumpton Walsh and N. Plumpton Walsh have been absent from attending Council meetings for seven months due to personal family circumstances.

 

Under Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972, permission is sought for Councillors C. Plumpton Walsh and N. Plumpton Walsh to be granted an extended period of absence from attending Council meetings for a further period of 3 months, concluding on 13 April 2022.

 

9h

Electoral Matters pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Council is asked to consider the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That Council appoint Ian Leivesley to carry out the Electoral Registration Officer Functions for the registration of Parliamentary and Local Government Electors and the Returning Officer Functions for Parliamentary, Local, Parish, Combined Authority Mayoral, Police & Crime Commissioner Elections and Referenda under all relevant legislation and to act as the Proper Officer for all related functions and relevant legislation with immediate effect until a further decision of the Council.

9i

Members Allowances Review pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Council is asked to consider the attached report.

 

RECOMMENDED: That

 

1)    the report be noted; and

 

2)    Council approves the process for the review of the Members Allowances Scheme set out.

9j

Municipal By-Election Result - Halton Castle Ward - 25 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Council be requested to:

 

1)    note the attached Borough By-Election Result for the Halton Castle Ward on 25 November 2021; and

 

2)    appoint Councillor Sharon Anne Thornton to the following Boards:

 

·         Urban Renewal Policy and Performance Board; and

·         Corporate Services Policy and Performance Board.

10.

Minutes of the Policy and Performance Boards and the Audit and Governance Board

10a

Children, Young People and Families pdf icon PDF 91 KB

10b

Health pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

10c

Safer pdf icon PDF 77 KB

10d

Environment and Urban Renewal pdf icon PDF 91 KB

10e

Corporate Services pdf icon PDF 94 KB

10f

Audit & Governance Board pdf icon PDF 85 KB

11.

Committee Minutes

11a

Development Management pdf icon PDF 98 KB

11b

Regulatory pdf icon PDF 94 KB

11c

Appointments Committee pdf icon PDF 63 KB