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Meeting Details

Full Council
24 Nov 2022 - 10:30

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Morning session -

Afternoon session -

  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Other Attendees
  • Declarations of Interests



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 Chairman's Business
a)    Presentation of Awards/Certificates (if any)
5 Constituency Issues (see note 4)
6a Presentation of Petitions (if any) (see note 5 below)
13 Questions

a)    Questions to Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority

b)    Questions to the Leader, Cabinet Members and Committee Chairmen


Motion One


As the local Minerals Planning Authority, Nottinghamshire County Council is responsible for determining planning applications relating to onshore oil and gas development, including shale gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing, more widely known as 'fracking'.


Nottinghamshire County Council notes the Conservative party's manifesto commitment in 2019 to ban fracking and the UK on September 22nd, 2022 - formally lifted its moratorium on hydraulic fracturing or fracking.


On 26th October, we had yet another u-turn from this Government on fracking - the Government policy on fracking is up and down like a modern high-volume hydraulic fracturing drill. It is therefore imperative that this Council has a policy against fracking.


This Council further notes that if the government decided to change its mind yet again, Nottinghamshire could see the first licenses to drill for shale gas issued since 2019, this includes the Misson Springs site, in Bassetlaw and Tinker Lane, near Barnby Moor and Blyth.


This Council believes that fracking would destroy the environment, not only locally through vehicle traffic at drilling sites and water contamination but also globally through the CO2 emissions from its combustion, and also from the direct escape of methane. This Council further believes that fracking would not solve the energy security or price issues Nottinghamshire and the UK currently face.


This Council recognises the climate emergency declared in May 2021, further our commitment to delivering actions to tackle climate change and ensure Nottinghamshire has a greener future. Fracking flies in the face of this.


This Council opposes fracking in Nottinghamshire, or fracking outside county boundaries, which could affect residents within our County and call upon the Government to clearly lay out its policy on fracking and commit to a long-term moratorium on shale gas in the UK.


This Council therefore commits to not allow any fracking activities, including survey work, on Council owned or controlled land and property.


Councillor Jason Zadrozny     Councillor Daniel Williamson



Motion Two


Nottinghamshire County Council recognises that Care Experienced People face significant barriers that impact them throughout their lives. We therefore resolve that:


1. When making any decisions in relation to our policies or formulating our Council Plan, we will recognise that Care Experienced People are a vulnerable group who can face discrimination;


2. We will put the needs of vulnerable people at the heart of decision-making through co-production and collaboration;


3. We will proactively seek out and listen to the voices of Care Experienced People when developing new policies;


4. Our Corporate Parenting Panel will oversee the delivery of this commitment, using its links with the Looked After Children & Care Leavers Partnership Board.


Councillor Tracey Taylor    Councillor Sinead Anderson


Motion Three


This Council acknowledges that families in Nottinghamshire have experienced devastating loss and bereavement in recent years.


It is clear at present that more can be done to support all bereaved Nottinghamshire families.


To adopt the Charter for Families Bereaved through Public Tragedy would reaffirm this Council's commitment to providing services that meet the needs of Nottinghamshire residents before, during and after such an incident.


The Charter can be found on page 32 of the House of Commons report authored by The Right Reverend James Jones KBE, published on 1st November 2017.


This Council therefore agrees to adopt the Charter for Families Bereaved through Public Tragedy.


Councillor Michelle Welsh    Councillor Anne Callaghan BEM


Exempt Items


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Pauline Allanmedical/illness
Sam Deakinmedical/illness
Keith Girlingother County Council business
Tom Hollisother
Kane Oliverother
Daniel Williamsonmedical/illness
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

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