Agenda

Council - Thursday 11th July 2024 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Maldon District Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon

Contact: Committee Services  Email: committee.clerk@maldon.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Chairperson's notices

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Minutes of the Statutory Annual Council - 16 May 2024 pdf icon PDF 596 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Statutory Annual Council meeting held on 16 May 2024 (copy enclosed).

4.

Minutes - 28 May 2024 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the extraordinary Council meeting held on 28 May 2024 (copy enclosed).

5.

Declaration of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registrable interests and Non-Registrable Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraph 9 and Appendix B of the Code of Conduct for Members.

 

(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).

6.

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To receive questions from members of the public, of which prior notification in writing has been received (no later than noon two clear working days before the day of the Council meeting).

 

Should you wish to submit a question please complete the online form at www.maldon.gov.uk/publicparticipation.

7.

Chairperson's Announcements

8.

Minute Book

To consider the recommendations coming forward from the Committees detailed below.  Please note that the Minutes of these meetings are not enclosed as they have not been approved at Committee level.

8a

Strategy and Resources Committee - 13 June 2024 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Agenda Item 6 – Council Tax Empty Homes Premium Policy Revision

 

Recommended

 

(i)             That provision is made for an extension to the time before which a Council Tax premium becomes due in some limited circumstances, effective from 1 April 2024 until further guidance is issued or enabling legislation is made;

 

(ii)            that the revised Empty Homes and Second Homes Premium Policy 2024 - 25 at APPENDIX 1, be approved;

 

(iii)          that the Head of Revenues and Benefits be granted delegated authority, in consultation with the Chairperson of the Strategy and Resources Committee, to make further technical amendments, to reflect updated guidance, as necessary.

 

 

Agenda Item 8- Technology Strategy 2024 - 2027

 

Recommended that the Technology Strategy 2024 – 2027 (APPENDIX 2) be approved to replace the ICT Strategy 2021 – 2026 and run along the Corporate Plan 2024 – 2027.

Additional documents:

8b

Performance, Governance and Audit Committee - 18 June 2024 pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Agenda Item 19 – Council Constitution – Scheme of Delegation – Service Delivery Directorate

 

Recommended that the revised Scheme of Delegation to the Assistant Director - Place and Community and to other Officers in relation to the Council’s public and other licensing functions as proposed and shown at APPENDIX A, be agreed.

 

Agenda Item 20 – Reference from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Planning Decision Making

 

Recommended

 

(i)             That the proposals for a ‘constitutional intervention or brake’ by way of a deferment, and also for technical briefings / presentations be endorsed;

 

(ii)            That subject to (i) above the consequential strengthening of the Planning Guidance in the Constitution and also the Operating Protocols of the Planning Committees as detailed below, be agreed.

9.

Minutes of Meetings of the Council

To note that since the last Council, up until Wednesday 3 July 2024 (Council agenda dispatch) the following Committees have met, and to receive any questions in accordance with Council and Committee Procedure Rule 6 (2).

 

Performance, Governance and Audit Committee (special)

16 May 2024

Strategy and Resources Committee (special)

16 May

Licensing Committee (special)

16 May

Overview and Scrutiny Committee (special)

16 May

Joint Standards Committee (special)

16 May

Investigating and Disciplinary Committee (special)

16 May

District Planning Committee (special)

16 May

Central Area Planning Committee (special)

16 May

North Western Area Planning Committee (special)

16 May

South Eastern Area Planning Committee (special)

16 May

North Western Area Planning Committee

22 May

South Eastern Area Planning Committee

23 May

Central Area Planning Committee

29 May

Strategy and Resources Committee

13 June

Performance, Governance and Audit Committee

18 June

North Western Area Planning Committee

19 June

South Eastern Area Planning Committee

26 June

 

 

10.

Statement of the Leader of the Council

To consider the statement of the Leader of the Council setting out the Council’s report and programme for the current municipal year.

11.

Questions in accordance with Procedure Rule 6(3) of which notice has been given

12.

Update on the Council's Net Zero Carbon Emissions and Trajectory pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed).

 

Additional documents:

13.

Outside Body Appointment - Essex Police, Fire and Crime Panel

The Council needs to change the substitute it appointed to the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Panel at the Council meeting on 16 May 2024. The substitute needs to be from the same political group as the Council’s representative, Councillor S J Burwood. The Liberal Democrat Group has therefore been approached and wish to nominate Councillor J Driver as the substitute on this Panel.

14.

Business by reason of special circumstances considered by the Chairperson to be urgent

15.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

To resolve that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that this satisfies the public interest test.

16.

Appointment of Independent Person of Performance, Governance and Audit Committee

To consider the report of the Assistant Director - Programmes, Performance and Governance (copy enclosed).

17.

Leisure Centre Procurement Update

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed).

 

18.

Updated Capital & Investment, Minimum Revenue Provision and Treasury Management Strategies 2024 / 25

To consider the report of the Chief Finance Officer (copy enclosed).