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 seeking delegated authority to respond to the consultation by the Planning Inspectorate on the Scoping Opinion request for the proposed development of a Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station.
The report provided background information regarding the proposed development and the Stage 1 Consultation undertaken earlier this year by BRB (Bradwell B Power Generation Company Limited). Further details on the scoping opinion required as part of the Development Consent Order were also set out in the report.
It was noted that the proposed delegated authority to the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, in liaison with the Leader of the Council, to respond to the Planning Inspectorate’s consultation on any Scoping Opinion request submitted in relation to proposed Bradwell B power station and its associated development, would enable a timely and robust technical response to be provided.
The Leader Designate moved the recommendation as set out in the report and this was duly seconded.
During the debate some questions were raised regarding the proposed delegation and why this could not be brought back to a future or extraordinary meeting of the Council. In response Members were advised that the proposed delegation was in response to the very tight deadlines.
In response to the discussions, Councillor C Mayes proposed an amendment to the recommendation to include the Leader of the Opposition. This was duly seconded and on being put to the Council the amendment was agreed (by assent).
It was agreed that the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance would arrange for the Scoping Document to be made available for all Members and Members should feed any comments they may have to their respective Group Leaders. Those Members not aligned with a Political Group were advised that they could submit their comments to either of the Group Leaders or the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance.
In accordance with Procedure Rule No. 13 (3) Councillor K M H Lagan requested a recorded vote and this was duly seconded.
The Chairman put the amended recommendation to the Council and the voting was as follows:
For the recommendation:
Councillors E L Bamford, M G Bassenger, Miss A M Beale, B S Beale, Mrs P A Channer, M F L Durham, M R Edwards, Mrs J L Fleming, M S Head, A L Hull, K W Jarvis, J V Keyes, C Mayes, C P Morley, S P Nunn, N G F Shaughnessy, R H Siddall, N J Skeens, C Swain, Mrs M E Thompson and Miss S White.
Against the recommendation:
Councillors K M H Lagan, C Morris, W Stamp and
C Swain. 
Councillors V J Bell, R P F Dewick, A S Fluker and M W Helm.
RESOLVED that the Council delegates authority to the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Leader of the Opposition, to respond to the Planning Inspectorate’s consultation on any Scoping Opinion request submitted in relation to proposed Bradwell B power station and its associated development.
 Council – 5 November 2020