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No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest

To receive any apologies and declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To receive the minutes of the previous meeting.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chairman.


Reports from the Leader and Members of the Executive

To receive matters of report from the Leader and members of the Executive.


Report of the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive the report of the Leader of the Council.


Report of the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To receive the report of the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services.


Report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Administration pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To receive the report of the Portfolio Holder of Finance and Administration.


Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To receive the report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing.


Report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To receive the report of the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Partnerships.


Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economic Development pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive the report of the Portfolio Holder for Economic Development.


Questions to the Leader, Members of the Executive and Committee Chairmen (up to 15 minutes)

To receive questions from members for the Executive and committee chairmen.


Matters referred from the Executive and the Council's committees

To consider any reports referred from the Executive and the Council’s committees and receive questions and answers on any of those reports.


Matters received about joint arrangements and external organisations

To consider matters concerning joint arrangements and external organisations.


Address from members of the Youth Council

To receive an address from Members of the Youth Council outlining their progress to date and their forthcoming plans. The Youth Council’s work on Elections, Housing and their Constitution will be specifically addressed.  


Report from the Public Engagement Working Group pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To receive a report for information from the Public Engagement Working Group.


Addendum of Focussed Changes to the Local Plan Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Document pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider the Addendum of Focussed Changes to the Local Plan Regulation 19 Pre-Submission document.

Additional documents:


Voting by Ballot at Council Meetings pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider the report on voting by ballot at Council meetings.


Cllr Anjum - approval of absence from meetings

Cllr Anjum is at present unable to attend Council meetings by reason of ill-health.  If a member of the Council fails to attend a qualifying meeting throughout a period of six consecutive months, they will be automatically disqualified from office, unless the reason for their absence is approved by the Council before the expiry of the six month period. It is possible that Cllr Anjum will not be able to resume attendance at meetings within the six month statutory period. Council is therefore asked to approve her absence by reason of ill-health for the purposes of section 85(1), Local Government Act, 1972.




Notice of motion received from Councillor Foley: Stansted Airport planning application - public engagement sessions

“The local community group Stop Stansted Expansion deserves this Councils respect for championing democratic accountability, transparency and public representation over many years with technical professionalism on matters such as the environment and health and other impacts on the local community associated with the London Stansted Airport.

The Council also recognises the employment and other economic benefits that the Manchester Airport Group-owned local airport brings to this district and to the adjacent sub-region.


In forthcoming public engagement sessions, the Council considers that Stop Stansted Expansion should be given adequate facilities and time in its role as community champion and representative of many residents and parish councils to explain its interpretation of the airports current growth proposals.

Furthermore, the Council considers that the Manchester Airport Group should be afforded commensurate facilities and time to explain its proposals, if it so desires.”



Notice of motion received from Councillor Jones: Carver Barracks running track - 'clawback clause'

“This Council notes its earlier endorsement of the decision of the Cabinet to allocate the sum of £500,000 to enable match funding for the provision of an eight-lane running track at Carver Barracks. (Minute C31, Council meeting on 25 July 2017.) It also notes that the funding offer was subject to a “clawback clause” requiring repayment of a proportion of the funding if the facility was not made available for its anticipated life.


This Council recognises the original purpose of having a ‘clawback clause’ which was introduced initially on the recommendation of Councillor Artus, as a measure to safeguard the Council’s investment.  However, it was neither clear nor obvious that the clause would become a total block to achieving the objective, which is now the case.


This Council therefore RESOLVES to urge the Cabinet to remove the clause requiring the refund, from the allocation of the approved sum of £500,000 with IMMEDIATE effect.”


Notice of motion received by Councillor Sell: Reducing Plastic Waste

“The Council notes that the prime minister has declared war on plastic, with an announcement that the government hopes to “eliminate all avoidable plastic waste” within 25 years.  This Council therefore resolves to play its part locally and lead by example in helping to reduce plastic waste. To this end the Council will establish a working party to consider:


i.              Ways in which single issue plastics used by the Council can be replaced with sustainable or reusable alternatives where practicable.

ii.             How the Council can play its role in helping to educate members of the public about plastic waste.

iii.            The provision of public drinking fountains across Uttlesford and encouraging a culture of refillable bottles, to promote health, reduce litter and cut the use of plastic.

iv.           How to use the links we have with businesses in Uttlesford to encourage them to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced and encourage participation in refill schemes in town centres.

v.            Lobbying for a plastic bottle deposit return scheme and support for the campaigns from Keep Britain Tidy, the Marine Conservation Society, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Reloop.


The Council authorises the Chief Executive to establish the membership of the working party following discussion with group leaders.”




Any other business considered to be urgent

To consider any business not listed on the agenda the Chairman determines should be considered as a matter of urgency.