Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Rochdale Town Hall

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35.

Mayor's Announcements

36.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

    Members are requested to indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest.  Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any personal or discloseable pecuniary interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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    Minutes:

    With reference to Minute Number 43, Councillor Brett declared a personal interest arising from his appointment as Chair of the STAR Joint Committee.

37.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

    To authorise the signing of the minutes of the two meetings of the Council held on 26th July 2016.

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    Minutes:

    RESOLVED

     

    1.     That the Minutes of the Extra-Ordinary Meeting of Council held on the 26th July 2016 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

     

    2.     That subject to an amendment to remove Councillor Furlong from the list of Members present, the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of Council held on the 26th July 2016 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

38.

Notices of Motion pdf icon PDF 47 KB

    To consider Motions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11:

     

    a.    Grammar Schools

    b.    Boundary Changes

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    Minutes:

    It was Moved by Councillor Heakin and Seconded by Councillor Brett that:

     

    “The government is determined to reintroduce grammar schools for the first time in 50 years.

     

    This Council believes this will only serve to segregate our children, providing a privileged education for a few and second class education for the rest.

     

    Grammar schools foster inequality.  A report published in 2014 found the grammar school system widens the gap between rich and poor, with pupils who miss out on places left at an “immediate disadvantage”

     

    Rochdale Council believes every child matters, not just the select few.  We oppose plans to open new grammar schools across the country and in our borough.

     

    The Council instructs the Chief Executive to write to the Secretary of State for Education expressing our concern that proposals to reintroduce grammar schools would lead to a two-tier and divisive education system that would damage the education and future prospects of hundreds of our borough’s children”

     

    On being put to the vote, the motion was declared to be carried and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

     

    In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13.8, Councillor Neil Emmott moved and Councillor O’Rourke Seconded an altered motion that:

     

    ““This Council believes that Parliamentary constituency boundaries should be drawn up to best reflect the communities they serve and identify with people who have a common interest in that area.

     

    The Council believes this is not reflected in the government’s current plans to introduce changes across the country which will affect long-established towns and local communities.

     

    Under the Boundary Commission’s proposals, the revised parliamentary constituencies will divide all three towns within our borough, despite the existing constituencies being the right size as determined by the Boundary Commission’s own rules.

     

    Long-established towns will be ripped apart and unfamiliar communities thrust together. This Council is particularly concerned that local representation in Parliament will be adversely affected by these proposals.

     

    This Council supports the current boundaries of the Rochdale and Heywood and Middleton constituencies as best representing unified and cohesive communities.

     

    The Council instructs the Chief Executive to respond to the consultation on the proposals to express our concern regarding the Commission's proposals and to propose the borough's existing parliamentary boundaries be retained.”

     

    On being put to the vote, the motion as altered was declared to be carried and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

39.

Corporate Plan 2016 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

40.

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2016-17 to 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

41.

Adoption of Rochdale Core Strategy pdf icon PDF 176 KB

    Minutes:

    The Council considered a report outlining the key findings and proposed modifications to the Core Strategy arising from the Inspectors report on the Core Strategy Examination in Public.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.     That the Core Strategy, including the Inspector’s main modifications be adopted;

     

    2.     That the Director of Economy be granted delegated authority to make administrative amendments to the formatting of the Core Strategy.

42.

Planning Decision Making Process pdf icon PDF 155 KB

    Minutes:

    The Council considered a proposed chance to its decision making structure and processes as they relate to the determination of planning applications.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.     That an increase in the Membership of the Planning and Licensing Committee to 15 Members and the revocation of arrangements for substitute members to that Committee be approved;

     

    2.     That Councillors Clegg, Hussain, Joinson and Rush be appointed to the Planning and Licensing Committee;

     

    3.     That the transfer of all planning related delegations functions from Township Committees to the Planning and Licensing Committee be approved;

     

    4.     That the Monitoring Officer be granted delegated authority to make the consequential changes to the Councils Constitution, Parts 2 (Articles of the Constitution), 3 (Responsibility for Functions) 3(1) (Delegation to Township Committees), 3(2) (Development Control Scheme), 3(3) (Scheme of Delegation to Officers).

43.

Council Constitution pdf icon PDF 137 KB

44.

Update on the Greater Manchester Devolution Agreement pdf icon PDF 144 KB

45.

Members Quarterly Reports pdf icon PDF 107 KB

    Minutes:

    Members presented their Quarterly Reports as follows, and received and responded to questions and remarks from Members of the Council:-

     

    The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Regeneration

    The Cabinet Member for Finance

    The Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment

    The Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Employment

    The Cabinet Member for Children's Services

    The Cabinet Member for Adult Care

    The Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities

    The Cabinet Member for Corporate and Regulation

    The Cabinet Member for Culture, Health and Wellbeing

    The Chair of Heywood Township Committee

    The Chair of Middleton Township Committee

    The Chair of Pennines Township Committee

    The Chair of Rochdale Township Committee

    The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee

    The Chair of the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee

    The Chair of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

    Report of the Representative to the Armed/Reserve Forces

    Report of the Representative to the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

    Report of the Representative to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority

    Report of a Representative to Transport for Greater Manchester

     

46.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 69 KB

47.

Joint Meetings of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the AGMA Executive Board pdf icon PDF 43 KB