Agenda and minutes

Council
Thursday, 24th May, 2018 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Rosalyn Patterson 

Items
No. Item

CL11

Professor Paul Younger

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that it is with great sadness that the Council had learned of the death of Professor Paul Younger last month. The Council made him an Honorary Freeman in September 2011 for his pioneering services to research and science.

 

                        Councillors stood in silence as a mark of respect and to remember Professor Paul Younger.

                  

CL12

To confirm the Minutes of the meetings held 22 March 2018 and 18 May 2018 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

COUNCIL RESOLVED – That the minutes of the last ordinary meeting of the Council held on 22 March 2018 and the Annual Council meeting held on 18 May 2018 be approved as correct records.

CL13

Official Announcements

(announcements may be made by the Mayor, Leader of the Council or the Chief Executive)

Minutes:

The Mayor announced that Gateshead had won first prize in the Association of Directors of Public Health – Annual Report Competition 2018.  This was for its Annual Report entitled - Inequalities ‘It never rains but it pours’.

 

The Mayor congratulated Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health, and her team for their achievement.

 

CL14

Komatsu UK Technology Olympics

Minutes:

Paul Blanchard, Manufacturing Director of Komatsu, gave a presentation on the Komatsu UK Technology Olympics.

 

At the end of the presentation the Mayor presented awards to the following for achieving first place in the categories indicated at the Technology Olympics:

 

Jarvis Bell - 1st place for Machine Inspection

Marc Elliot - 1st place for Welding

Kevin Robson - 1st place for Painting

Roger Potts - 1st place for Assembly

 

CL15

Petitions

(to receive petitions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10)

Minutes:

Councillor G Haley submitted a petition from residents of Wolseley Close, Teams about the lack of a footpath in their street and related signage and parking issues.

 

CL16

Questions from Members of the Public

(to consider any questions submitted under Council Procedure Rule 7)

Minutes:

The Chief Executive asked the following question on behalf of Mr Wilson of Bill Quay.

 

‘Currently Gateshead Council has put white lines in Bill Quay. The white lining of Bill Quay is totally inefficient as they are only doing junctions and the first line of the middle line that goes down the middle of the road. Why are they being inefficient as they are not doing all of the roads in Bill Quay. When was this requested to be done by the Council?’

 

Cllr J McElroy, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, responded to the question.

CL17

Provisional OSC Work Programmes 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees’ provisional work programmes for 2018/19.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED – That the provisional work programmes for

the Overview and Scrutiny Committees for 2018/19 be approved.

CL18

Gateshead Goes Local - Community Led Local Development pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval to grant delegated authority to the Service Director, Economic Development to confirm Community Led Local Development (CLLD) grant awards following approval by the Local Action Group.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED – That the Constitution be amended to include the proposed delegation to the Service Director, Economic Development to

approve CLLD grant awards, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy.

CL19

Annual Intervention Plans for the health & Safety and Food Control Services 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking approval for the Intervention Plan for the Food Control and Health and Safety Services for 2018-19.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED – That the Intervention Plan for the Food Control and Health and Safety Services for 2018-19 be approved.

CL20

Permission in Principle (PIP) on application pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Strategic Directors, Corporate Services & Governance and Communities & Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report seeking changes to the Constitution to enable the Council to discharge new statutory duties to determine applications for Permission in Principle (PIP) for residential development.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED – That the following be added to the Planning and Development Committee’s delegations (Part 3 - Schedule 1 - Non Executive Functions – Delegation to Council Bodies):-

 

“(xi) To exercise the powers of the Council under the Town and Country

Planning (Permission in Principle) (Amendment) Order 2017 to determine

applications for permission in principle and technical details consent.”

CL21

Report from the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council reported on a number of key issues currently affecting the Council.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED -

That the information be noted

 

CL22

Notice of Motion

(to consider any notices of motion submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9.1)

Minutes:

There were no motions submitted.

CL23

Questions

(to deal with any questions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 8.1)

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted.