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Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Appointment of the Vice-Chair
There were two nominations for Vice-Chair
Councillor R Kingstone was nominated for Vice-Chair
(Moved by Councillor T Clements and seconded by Councillor D Maycock)
Votes in favour 8
Councillor L Wood was nominated for Vice-Chair
(Moved by Councillor G Coates and seconded by Councillor S Daniels)
Votes in favour 4
RESOLVED that Councillor R Kingstone was elected as the Vice-Chair
The minutes of the meeting held on 25th April 2023 were approved and signed as a correct record.
(Moved by Councillor A Cooper and seconded by Councillor R Claymore)
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.
When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest. Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation.
Under Section 33(2) of the Localism Act 2011, the act permits an authority to grant a dispensation from either or both of the restrictions not to participate and / or vote on a matter in which they have a pecuniary interest. Planning Committee Members have received a dispensation for applications relating to the Future High Street Project for a period of two years starting from 7th July 2022 until 7th July 2024.
Councillor T Clements declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 5a as Ward Councillor and had called in the application. The Vice Chair, Councillor R Kingstone chaired the item.
Councillor S Daniels declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 5a as she knows one of the speakers for the application, she confirmed she would not take part in the vote.
Summary of Applications received:
Application no: 0061/2023
Development: Change of use from Retail (Class E) to a mixed use Restaurant
(Class E) and Takeaway (Sui Generis)
Location: 78 Watling Street Wilnecote B77 5BJ
(Report of the Assistant Direct, Regeneration and Growth)
Councillor D Cook gave apologies and left the meeting at 19:05
Exclusion of the Press and Public
To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-
“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public”
At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.
The Committee were given an update on the status of two planning applications currently being determined by planning officers.