Agenda and minutes

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite - Hub

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Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Mullaney and Nichols.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July.


It was moved by Councillor Cartwright, seconded by Councillor Bill and


RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July be confirmed and signed by the chairman.


Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.  This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.


No interests were declared at this stage.


Flats at Upper Bond Street, Hinckley pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To seek approval for the removal of a covenant relating to use of the properties for move on accommodation.


Members received a report which sought approval for removal of a covenant relating to use of the properties at 99-109 Upper Bond Street for move on accommodation or sale to a registered provider. It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Cartwright and




(i)            The removal of the restrictive covenant be approved;


(ii)           A financial contribution of 10% of the achieved sale price towards the provision of new affordable housing in the borough be accepted.


Proposed consultation response to Warwickshire draft Rail Strategy 2019-2034 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To inform Executive of the consultation and proposed response.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to the proposed consultation response to the Warwickshire draft rail strategy 2019-2034. It was suggested that, in relation to question 11, a caveat be included that the development of a new Parkway Station be supported subject to no reduction in services at Hinckley.


It was moved by Councillor Bill, seconded by Councillor Crooks and




(i)            The proposed consultation response be endorsed subject to the abovementioned amendment to the response to question 11;


(ii)           Warwickshire County be advised that the council welcomes the proposed rail strategy as it would assist with the delivery of both the Midland Connect Midlands rail hub initiative and the A5 strategy;


(iii)          The benefits that a proposed Parkway Station would bring to the local community be endorsed;


(iv)         It be requested that the construction of a new Parkway Station be integrated with improvements to the A5, including addressing height clearance problems associated with the existing rail bridge;


(v)          Improved services for people living in the Hinckley and Bosworth area linked to the new Parkway Station be requested, in particular for passengers travelling to Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham;


(vi)         It be acknowledged that the proposals may also support long distance commuting and benefit the local economy;


(vii)        It be requested that the council be kept engaged in the process to ensure improved services and feasibility, benefitting passengers travelling to and from Hinckley;


(viii)       The fact that the proposals will improve public transport provision for the area and help to contribute towards reducing traffic congestion, reduce air pollution and assist in combatting climate change, be endorsed.