To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed).
The Council considered the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance reporting the results of a review of the Bradwell Power Station Working Group and its terms of reference.
The review highlighted the need to establish separate Working Groups for each of the Bradwell sites as follows:
· Bradwell ‘A’ Care and Maintenance Working Group;
· Bradwell ‘B’ Power Station Working Group.
The proposed areas of work for each Working Group were detailed within the report. It was noted that establishment of these Working Groups would provide clear channels to support the Council in engaging in the oversight of the care and maintenance period of the existing de-commissioned Bradwell ’A’ Power Station and support the Council’s role in the wider Development Consent Order process for the proposed new Bradwell ‘B’ Power Station.
The Leader of the Council presented the report and proposed that:
a) recommendation (i) as set out in the report be agreed;
b) recommendation (ii) as set out in the report be agreed and the following Members be appointed to the Bradwell ‘A’ Care and Maintenance Working Group:
Councillors R P F Dewick, E L Bamford, Mrs P A Channer CC,
A S Fluker, Mrs A L Hull and Miss S White
c) recommendation (iii) as set out in the report be agreed;
d) recommendation (iv) as set out in the report be agreed and in addition to the Members of the Joint Bradwell Member Board, the following Members be appointed to the Bradwell ‘B’ Power Station Working Group:
· Councillors R P F Dewick, M W Helm, M F L Durham and E L Bamford
This proposal was duly seconded.
In response to concerns raised regarding the proposed membership of the Working Groups not including any independent Members, the Leader of the Council provided the Council with details regarding his rationale for proposing the Membership he had.
Further discussion ensued regarding the membership of the Working Groups.
The Chairman then put the Leader of the Council’s proposal to the Council and upon a vote being taken this was duly agreed.
(i) that the existing Bradwell Power Station Working Group be dissolved;
(ii) that a new Bradwell ‘A’ Care and Maintenance Working Group, to support the Councils role in overseeing the care and maintenance period of Bradwell Power Station be established and that the following Members are appointed to this Working Group:
· Councillor E L Bamford;
· Councillor Mrs P A Channer CC;
· Councillor R P F Dewick;
· Councillor A S Fluker;
· Councillor Mrs A L Hull;
· Councillor Miss S White.
(iii) that a new Bradwell ‘B’ Power Station Working Group to support and advise the Members appointed to the Joint Bradwell Member Board (JMBB) be established;
(iv) that the Membership of the Bradwell ‘B’ Power Station Working Group is as follows:
From the JMBB:
Leader of the Council
Deputy Leader of the Council
Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Planning and Licensing Committee (to be updated in October 2019 and aligned to new Committee structure)
And the following Members:
· Councillor E L Bamford
· Councillor R P F Dewick
· Councillor M F L Durham CC
· Councillor M W Helm