Agenda

Council - Tuesday, 22 June 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Function Room - Hinckley Rugby Club. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Owen, Democratic Services Manager on 01455255879 or email  rebecca.owen@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk 

Note: There will be a limited public gallery for this meeting 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 23 February and 18 May 2021.

Additional documents:

3.

Additional urgent business by reason of special circumstances

To be advised of any additional items of business which the Mayor decides by reason of special circumstances shall be taken as matters of urgency at this meeting. Items will be considered at the end of the agenda.

4.

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.

5.

Mayor's Communications

To receive such communications as the Mayor may decide to lay before the Council.

6.

Questions

To deal with questions under Council Procedure Rule number 14.

7.

Petitions

To deal with petitions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 15.

8.

Leader of the Council's Position Statement

To receive the Leader of the Council's Position Statement.

9.

Motions received in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 17

9a

Motion proposed by Councillor R Allen and seconded by Councillor Findlay

“In recent years and particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that access to high speed Superfast and Ultrafast broadband internet is a necessity, not a luxury.

 

However, the builders of new residential developments are given the choice as to what telecommunications infrastructure is put in place, including the increasingly outdated and insufficient ADSL copper cable structure. Examples of this practice include the Sketchley Brook estate in Burbage and the Bosworth Manor estate in Stoke Golding.

 

This motion proposes that this Council, further to the existing broadband condition on developers building over ten residential dwellings, seeks by way of amending its planning policies that developers of all new residential properties install the highest standard of telecommunications infrastructure possible.

 

At this time, the fastest technology is the Ultrafast, Gigabit compliant FTTP Fibre to the Property, this is the standard all new homeowners in this Borough should expect to be provided with. Embedding this within the Council’s planning policies as a ‘minimum’ standard will future proof any further technological advancements which residents should rightly benefit from.

 

This motion also calls for the Chief Executive of the Council to write to the following:

 

(a) The Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government asking that such a requirement be considered as part of the forthcoming governmental review of the planning system;

 

(b) The BT CEO Philip Jansen, highlighting the examples of Sketchley Brook and Bosworth Manor, to encourage bringing forward the investment of full fibre broadband to these areas as soon as practically possible;

 

(c) The OpenReach CEO Clive Selley, to further highlight the examples of Sketchley Brook and Bosworth Manor, with the aim of securing a delivery date for the fibre upgrades based upon BT’s recent announcement to invest a further £15bn in speeding up its rollout of full fibre.”

10.

Matters from which the public may be excluded

To consider the passing of a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 excluding the public from the undermentioned item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 10 of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act.

11.

MIRA Enterprise Zone