Nottinghamshire County Council - Proud of our past, ambitious for our future

Meeting Details

Full Council
20 Sep 2018 - 10:30 to 00:00
Scheduled

Documents

Agenda

Standard Items
2 Apologies for Absence
3 Declarations of Interests by Members and Officers:- (see note below)
(a) Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
(b) Private Interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary)
Public Items
4 Business Outstanding from the Last Meeting

Motion Four

The motion has been withdrawn by the Mover and Seconder.

5 Chairman's Business
a)    Presentation of Awards/Certificates (if any)
6 Constituency Issues (see note 4)
7a Presentation of Petitions (if any) (see note 5 below)
11 Questions
a)    Questions to Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

b)    Questions to Committee Chairmen
12 NOTICE OF MOTIONS
MOTION ONE

This Council notes Nottinghamshire County Council's Highways capital and revenue programme that is to be delivered during 2018/19.

 

This Council further notes the £20m to be invested in highways over the next 4 years and the continued consultations with Councillors about their divisional priorities.

 

This Council notes however that with such a huge investment in our Highways, the quality of any work is critical.  This Council notes complaints from hundreds of residents across Nottinghamshire about the quality of pot-hole repairs with this Council having to repeatedly re-revisit and improve patching on our Highways.

 

This Council therefore instructs the Communities and Place Committee or the Communities and Place Review and Development Committee to undertake regular reviews of any highway’s improvements undertaken by this Council to ensure best practice so that any investment in our Highways benefits Nottinghamshire for the long term future.

 

Councillor David Martin                Councillor Tom Hollis


MOTION TWO

This Council notes the ongoing problems caused by synthetic cannaboid substances like Black Mamba and Spice.  Black Mamba, Spice and similar drugs are currently Class B drugs and are illegal to produce, supply or import in Britain. 

 

This Council further notes that drugs like these do not just have a devastating impact on users but also cause huge demand on public services and our Police and other Emergency Services.

 

This Council calls for the substances and similar substances to be reclassified as Class A drugs to give our Police more powers to deal with the issues created by their misuse.  These are substances that belong in the highest category of narcotics, alongside heroin and cocaine.

 

This Council believes that the illegal use of drugs like Spice and Black Mamba are the biggest threat to public health for a generation and congratulates Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and 19 other PCCs for writing to the Home Secretary calling for the drugs to be reclassified.

 

This Council regrets that Nottinghamshire’s current Police and Crime Commissioner has not counter-signed the letter.

 

This Council therefore resolves to:

 

  1. Ask the Leaders of the Ashfield Independents, Conservatives, Labour and the Mansfield Independent Forum to write a joint letter to the Home Secretary Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP to outline Nottinghamshire County Council’s support to reclassify drugs like Black Mamba and Spice to Class A Drugs. 

     

  2. This Council further calls for Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s current Police and Crime Commissioner to join his PCC colleagues and write to the Home Secretary calling for a reclassification of these drugs and for extra resources to deal with it.

 

  1. To request that the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee receives regular reports on the problems that the misuse of these drugs are causing across our County for users, residents and traders.

 

Councillor Jason Zadrozny         Councillor Helen-Ann Smith


MOTION THREE

This council congratulates its Planning Officers for the comprehensive written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee on guidance for local authorities taking planning decisions on fracking applications.

 

In summarising this written evidence, the authority highlighted the need for involvement in such applications throughout the various stages of the decision making process. This authority’s response also emphasised:

 

‘The need to include both local professional and specialist input, as well as opportunities for elected members to represent their communities. The views of local people must be given the same level of consideration as is currently the case. It must remain a fair and transparent process and one with which local people feel able to engage’.

 

This council further commends the work of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in their Consultation document ‘Permitted development for shale gas exploration’, which summarised the findings of a National Consultation on this issue, and noted:

 

  1. No justification or evidence had been provided for why fracking has been singled out to be included in a national planning regime.

  2. Mineral Planning Authorities should be free to adapt their Local Plans as they see fit as long as they do not arbitrarily restrict fracking developments. It is essential that Mineral Planning Authorities have the right to put conditions in their Local Plans which can be justified having proper regard to local circumstances.  

  3. It is essential that Mineral Planning Authorities are sufficiently resourced to deal with fracking planning applications.

This council is in full support of the guidance issued by the House of Commons Select Committee, published July 5th 2018. Furthermore, this council resolves to respond to the current consultation on permitted development for fracking, reiterating that the right to determine shale gas applications for Nottinghamshire remains within our jurisdiction, and does not support any proposal to grant the status of ‘Permitted Development’ for shale gas applications.

 

Councillor Jim Creamer               Council Sybil Fielding


13 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE
(if any)
NOTES:-

(A)       For Councillors

 

(1)       Members will be informed of the date and time of their Group meeting for Council by their Group Researcher.

 

(2)       The Chairman has agreed that the Council will adjourn for lunch at their discretion.

 

(3)       (a)       Persons making a declaration of interest should have regard to the Code of Conduct and the Procedure Rules for Meetings of the Full Council.  Those declaring must indicate whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or a private interest and the reasons for the declaration.

 

            (b)       Any member or officer who declares a disclosable pecuniary interest in an item must withdraw from the meeting during discussion and voting upon it, unless a dispensation has been granted. Members or officers requiring clarification on whether to make a declaration of interest are invited to contact the Monitoring Officer or Democratic Services prior to the meeting.

 

            (c)        Declarations of interest will be recorded and included in the minutes of this meeting and it is therefore important that clear details are given by members and others in turn, to enable Democratic Services to record accurate information.

 

(4)       At any Full Council meeting except the annual meeting, a special meeting and the budget meeting, Members are given an opportunity to speak for up to three minutes on any issue which specifically relates to their division and is relevant to the services provided by the County Council. These speeches must relate specifically to the area the Member represents and should not be of a general nature.  They are constituency speeches and therefore must relate to constituency issues only.  This is an opportunity simply to air these issues in a Council meeting. It will not give rise to a debate on the issues or a question or answer session.  There is a maximum time limit of 30 minutes for this item.

 

(5)       Members are reminded that petitions can be presented from their seat with a 1 minute time limit set on introducing the petition.

 

(6)       Members’ attention is drawn to the questions put to the Chairmen of the Children & Young People’s Committee, and Communities and Place Committee under paragraphs 33, 40 and 41 of the Procedure Rules, and the answer to which is included at the back of the Council book.  

 

(7)       Members are reminded that these papers may be recycled. Appropriate containers are located in the respective secretariats.

 

          (8)       Commonly used points of order

 

21 – Constituency issues should be about issues which specifically relate to the Member’s decision and is relevant to the services provided by the County Council

 

37 – Supplementary Questions must be on the same matter

 

49 – The Member has spoken for more than 10 minutes

 

51 – The Member is not speaking to the subject under discussion

 

54 – The Member has already spoken on the motion

 

59 – Points of Order and Personal Explanations

 

78 – Disorderly conduct

 

          (9)       Time limit of speeches

 

Motions

49 – no longer than 10 minutes (subject to any exceptions set out in the Constitution)

 

Constituency Issues

21 – up to 3 minutes per speech allowed

25 – up to 30 minutes for this item allowed

 

Petitions

28 – up to one minute per petition allowed

 

Questions to Committee Chairmen

33 – up to 60 minutes for this item allowed

 

Adjournment Debates

73– Mover has up to 5 minutes

 

74 – any other Councillor has up to 3 minutes

 

 (B)      For Members of the Public

           

(1)       Members of the public wishing to inspect "Background Papers" referred to in the reports on the agenda or Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act should contact:


Customer Services Centre 0300 500 80 80.

 

(2)       The papers enclosed with this agenda are available in large print if       required.  Copies can be requested by contacting the Customer Services Centre on 0300 500 80 80. Certain documents (for example appendices and plans to reports) may not be available electronically.  Hard copies can be requested from the above contact.

 

(3)       This agenda and its associated reports are available to view online via an online calendar –

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/dms/Meetings.aspx

 


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