Agenda

Council - Wednesday, 28th February, 2024 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DF. View directions

Contact: Jacky Denning 

Items
No. Item

1.

PRAYERS

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 112 KB

If a member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Head of Legal and Democratic Services in advance of the meeting.  (For the assistance of members a checklist for use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda sheet.)

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4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To receive as a correct record, the minutes of the previous meeting held on 13 December 2023.

5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE MAYOR AND/OR THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

6.

TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 10.2

7.

MINUTES OF COMMITTEES

To receive the minutes of the following meetings, to confirm, if appropriate, such of the minutes as require confirmation and to pass such resolutions as the Council may deem necessary:

7a

Licensing & Appeals Committee - Tuesday, 5 December 2023 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

7b

Planning Committee - Thursday, 18 January 2024 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

7c

Audit & Governance Committee - Tuesday, 30 January 2024 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

7d

Licensing & Appeals Committee - Tuesday, 13 February 2024 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

7e

Planning Committee - Thursday, 15 February 2024 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

8.

PAY POLICY STATEMENT 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Operating Officer.

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9.

MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCES SCHEME 2024/25 AND APPOINTMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL (IRP) pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing and Resources.

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10.

SUSPENSION OF COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULE 13.4

To enable the Portfolio Holder / Shadow Portfolio Holder / Spokesperson for OWL to present their budget statement it will be necessary to suspend Council Procedure Rule 13.4 for Agenda Items 11 and 14. (This Rule limits the length of a speech to 5 minutes.)

* IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES (STANDING ORDERS) (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2014, A RECORDED VOTE WILL BE TAKEN ON THESE ITEMS

11.

*GRA Budget Report and MTFS Update 24-25 pdf icon PDF 385 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services.

(Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor R Molloy)

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12.

*GRA Capital Programme & Strategy 24-25 - 26-27 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services.

(Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor R Molloy)

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13.

*DETERMINATION OF COUNCIL TAX pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services.

(Relevant Porfolio Holder: Councillor R Molloy)

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14.

HRA Budget Report 24-25 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement & Commercial Services.

(Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor N Pryce-Roberts)

15.

Draft Treasury Management Strategy 24-25 pdf icon PDF 449 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement and Commercial Services.

(Relevant Portofolio Holder: Councillor R Molloy)

 

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16.

DEMOLITION OF FLAT BLOCKS IN BLYTHEWOOD & BANKSBARN TO FACILITATE PHASE 2 OF DIGMOOR REVIVAL SCHEME pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing & Resources.

(Relevant Porfolio Holder: Councillor N Pryce-Roberts)

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17.

Committee System - Constitution May 2024 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To consider the joint report of the Chief Operating Officer and the Head of Legal & Democratic Services.

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18.

Statutory Polling Review 2024 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Operating Officer.

19.

NNDR Discretionary Relief policy pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Finance, Procurement and Commercial Services.

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20.

Safer Streets 5 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing & Resources.

21.

Public Health, Healthy Weight Collaboration Agreement pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing and Resources.

(Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor V Cummins)

22.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

It is recommended that members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item(s) of business in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph ??  (????) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and as, in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption under Schedule 12A outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

PART 2 - NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

23.

Management Efficiencies

Ms Radhika Aggarwal, Independent Legal Advisor on Behalf of the Chief Operating Officer

24.

Leisure Facilities

To consider the report of the Corporate Director of Transformation, Housing & Resources.

25.

Tawd Valley Developments Business Plan

To consider the report of the Chief Operating Officer.

PART 3 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

26.

MOTIONS

To consider the following Motions included on the agenda at the request of the Members indicated:

26a

Devolution Deal - Lancashire - Motion from Councillor Y Gagen on behalf of the Labour Group

This council supports the principle of devolution to Lancashire.

This council does not support the devolution package as presented, in which only the three upper tier/unitary authorities of Lancashire have all the power and receive all the funding.

Lancashire deserves a fair devolution package, similar to those adopted by our neighbours in the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester Combined Authority areas.

This council resolves to continue to work with partner districts in negotiating with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Lancashire County Council and Combined County Authority to call for

·        a review of the devolution deal currently being developed for Lancashire to ensure that it will deliver tangible benefits for West Lancashire and the county and that assurances can be made that any devolution deal and associated Governance arrangements will only be implemented if they are supported by majority of communities across Lancashire

·        a commitment to extensive and meaningful consultation with District Councils throughout the devolution deal process and the operation of the CCA

·        the future of UKSPF to be allocated to West Lancashire Borough Council and districts for distribution, enabling the greatest local and social benefit to businesses, voluntary and community sectors

·        working with the District Councils Network, an end to the discrepancy which means that in CCAs only county councils and any unitary authorities within the area get voting rights

 

26b

Highways - Motion Included by Councillor C Coughlan on behalf of the Labour Group

This council notes that road conditions in West Lancashire have deteriorated to such an extent that vehicles are sustaining damage due to poor infrastructure with the cost of repairing this damage being unfairly burdened upon the residents of West Lancashire.

 

This council resolves to call upon Lancashire County Council to reinstate the vehicle damage compensation scheme to alleviate the financial strain on our residents caused by their neglect of road maintenance.