Agenda

Council
Thursday, 8th April, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices

Contact: Frank Jeffrey  on 01483 743012 or email  frank.jeffrey@woking.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes.

To approve the minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 11 February 2021, as published.

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2.

Apologies for Absence.

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3.

Mayor's Communications.

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4.

Urgent Business.

To consider any business which the Chairman rules may be dealt with under Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

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5.

Declarations of Interest. pdf icon PDF 47 KB

(i)         To receive declarations of interest from Members and Officers in respect of any item to be considered at the meeting.

(ii)        In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor A Azad declares a non-pecuniary interest in any items concerning the companies of which she is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that speaking and voting are permissible.

(iii)      In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor C S Kemp declares a non-pecuniary interest in any items concerning the companies of which he is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that speaking and voting are permissible.

(iv)      In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor D Harlow declares a non-pecuniary interest in any items concerning the companies of which she is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that speaking and voting are permissible.

(v)       In accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor G S Cundy declares a non-pecuniary interest in any items concerning the companies of which he is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that speaking and voting are permissible.

(vi)      In accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules, the Chief Executive, Julie Fisher, declares a disclosable personal interest (non-pecuniary) in any items concerning the companies of which she is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that Mrs Fisher may advise the Council on those items.

(vii)     In accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules, the Director of Legal and Democratic Services, Peter Bryant, declares a disclosable personal interest (non-pecuniary) in any items concerning the companies of which he is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that Mr Bryant may advise the Council on those items.

(viii)    In accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules, the Director of Finance, Leigh Clarke, declares a disclosable personal interest (non-pecuniary) in any items concerning the companies of which she is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that Mrs Clarke may advise the Council on those items.

(ix)      In accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules, the Director of Housing, Louise Strongitharm, declares a disclosable personal interest (non-pecuniary) in any items concerning the companies of which she is a Council-appointed director.  The companies are listed in the attached schedule.  The interests are such that Mrs Strongitharm may advise the Council on those items.

(x)       In accordance with the Officer Employment Procedure Rules, the Director of Finance, Leigh Clarke, declares a disclosable personal interest (non-pecuniary) in any items concerning Woking Football Club and/or the GolDev Woking Limited development.  The interest arises from (i) her husband having a small shareholding in Woking Football Club and (ii) being a Council-appointed director of Kingfield Community Sports Centre Limited.  The interest  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

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Questions. pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To deal with written questions submitted by Members under Standing Order 8.1.  Copies of the questions and of the draft replies (which are subject to amendment by the Leader of the Council) will be laid upon the table.

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7.

Recommendations of the Executive, Committees and Task Groups WBC21-012. pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To receive and consider recommendations from the Executive.

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7a

Housing Topic Scrutiny Review.

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7b

Members' Code of Conduct

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7c

Delegated Authority in Respect of Taxi and Private Hire Licensing LIC21-003

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7d

Corporate Plan EXE21-037

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7e

Medium Term Financial Strategy EXE21-006

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7f

Height and Scale of New Buildings across Woking EXE21-021

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7g

Notice of Motion - Cllr I Johnson - York Road Project EXE21-028

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7h

Notice of Motion - Cllr L Lyons - Paperless meetings EXE21-029

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7i

Notice of Motion - Cllr L Lyons - Woking Station Pedestrian Underpass EXE21-030

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7j

Notice of Motion - Cllr L Lyons - Provision of Affordable Homes Onsite EXE21-031

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Notice of Motion - Cllr L Lyons - Construction Site Noise Limits EXE21-032

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8.

Annual Report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee WBC21-013. pdf icon PDF 157 KB

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9.

Annual Report by Council Representatives on Outside Bodies WBC21-014. pdf icon PDF 133 KB

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10.

Annual Report on Member Learning and Development WBC21-015. pdf icon PDF 213 KB

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11.

Appointment of Independent Directors to Council Companies WBC21-018 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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12.

Appointment of Councillor/Officer Directors to Council Companies WBC21-017 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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13.

Management Arrangements WBC21-016 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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Notices of Motion. pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The following motion has been received in accordance with Standing Order 5.0. 

Any further motions received before the deadline has passed for the receipt of motions will be published and a copy of the list will be tabled at the meeting.

Councillor Will Forster

“This Council notes that more people than normal have enjoyed spending time in Woking’s parks since the first national lockdown was ordered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Council acknowledges that one of the Borough’s open spaces, Brookwood Cemetery, has been granted a Green Flag Award, whereas in neighbouring Guildford Borough, ten of their parks have Green Flag Awards.  The Council notes that our parks could be better managed for the residents who use them, the environment and future of our Borough.

Accordingly, this Council resolves to ask Officers to investigate how to improve the Borough’s parks and open spaces so more would be eligible for a Green Flag Award and enable local people to enjoy their leisure time in better public spaces.”

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15.

Exclusion of the Press and Public.

The Mayor will move, and the Deputy Mayor will second:-

"That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of item 16 in view of the nature of the proceedings that, if members of the press and public were present during this item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, to the Local Government Act 1972.”

Paragraph 3 – Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

 

PART II – PRESS AND PUBLIC EXCLUDED

 

 

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16.

Questions

To deal with any written questions submitted by Members under Standing Order 8.1 which may include reference to information which, if members of the press and public were present, would disclose to them exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, to the Local Government Act 1972.