Background
Background

Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Atrium, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven. CA28 7SJ

Contact: Clive Willoughby  Tel: 07385 362806

Items
No. Item

C 21/85

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Jackie Bowman,

Hugh Branney, James Date, Allan Forster, Fred Gleaves, Mike Hawkins,

Graham Minshaw, Carl Walmsley, Eileen Weir, Doug Wilson and Felicity Wilson.

 

In noting Councillor Felicity Wilson’s apology, Council asked to pass on their very best wishes to Councillor Wilson for a speedy recovery.

 

C 21/86

Declarations of Interest in Agenda Items

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting. 

C 21/87

Chair's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chair advised Council that an extra item of business had been accepted and added to the agenda on grounds of urgency. A copy of the report had been tabled and the item would be taken first.

 

C 21/88

Nomination to Cumberland Joint Committee

Minutes:

Councillor David Moore presented this item to Council, stating that now the Structural Change Order (SCO) had gone through an anomaly had been identified that within the SCO that a member of the authority does not include the Elected Mayor. For this reason, the elected mayor formerly appointed by Council cannot lawfully sit on the Cumberland Joint Committee and Council was therefore being asked to agree the appointment of an alternative politically balanced member as stated in the recommendation. The nomination was Councillor David Moore.

 

The recommendation was seconded by Councillor Andy Pratt.

 

RESOLVED: that to maintain political balance as required by the Structural Change Order, Council agreed the nomination of Councillor David Moore and that he be appointed to the Cumberland Joint Committee, replacing the Directly Elected Mayor.

 

C 21/89

Copeland Local Plan 2021-2038: Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocation pdf icon PDF 543 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Andy Pratt presented a report regarding the Copeland Local Plan 2021-2038 and the remaining gap at Policy H9PU for a Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocation. It was reported that 12 pitches had been identified as a need in the Copeland Local Plan and two potential suitable sites were being proposed.

 

With Council approval, these sites would be subject to a six week public consultation, before the preferred site being approved by Council submitted to the Secretary of State for public examination as part of the Copeland Local Plan 2021-2038.

 

The recommendation was seconded by Councillor David Moore.

 

During the discussion that followed, Councillor Graham Calvin advised Council that he had been in consultation with Mr Billy Walsh of the Traveller’s community  who had offered members the opportunity to visit a Traveller’s site.

Councillor Pratt stated he would be happy to take up the invitation at the appropriate time. 

 

RESOLVED: That the Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocation Consultation Paper be approved for a six week public consultation between

21st March 2022 and 3rd May 2022.

 

C 21/90

Exclusion of Press and Public

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded for the remaining item of business in view of likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

C 21/91

Establishing the Industrial Solutions Hub (ISH) Company

Minutes:

Councillor David Moore presented this report which proposed a revised Recommendation 6 to the report presented to Council on 22 February 2022, where this recommendation was referred to Overview and Scrutiny Committee for further consideration. An amendment was also proposed to Recommendation 3 to include Council in receiving quarterly reports

 

The recommendations stated in the agenda report, with the addition to Recommendation 3 to include Council in receiving quarterly reports, were seconded by Councillor Andy Pratt.

 

RESOLVED: That the recommendations stated in the agenda report, with the addition to Recommendation 3 to include Council in receiving quarterly reports, be agreed.

 

 

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