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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 32 KB

    Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 


    Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.


    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 discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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    There were no declarations of interest.




Setting of the Business Rates Base 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 487 KB


    The Director of Finance presented a report seeking approval for the setting of the business rates baseline for 2015/16 in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and the Non-Domestic Rating Regulations 2013. The report also asked the Committee to approve the precept payment dates for 2015/16.


    DECIDED - 1) to approve the draft business rate baseline figure of

    £30.099m for 2015/16 subject to any changes which may result from the issue

    of the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) guidance on

    completion of the 2015/16 business baseline, due in January 2015.


    2) To agree that the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, is authorised to conclude and agree the final business rate baseline return (NNDR1) due on 31st January 2015 should the final information yet to be received from DCLG change the baseline figure for 2015/16.


    3) To approve the proposed precepts payment schedule detailed in paragraph 3.10, subject to consultation with the Greater Manchester (GM) Fire & Rescue Authority.


Calculation of the Council Tax Base for 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 494 KB


Erection of a Class A1 foodstore and a flexible-use retail unit pdf icon PDF 276 KB


    The Director of Economy and Environment reported on submitted planning application 14/01194/FUL, for the erection of a Class A1 foodstore and a 'flexible use' retail unit (Classes A1, A2, A3 or A5) together with associated vehicular access, car parking, servicing area and hard and soft landscaping on land bounded by Mellor Street, the River Roch and the River Spodden, Rochdale.


    There were no objectors present and the agent for the applicant addressed the



    DECIDED – that (1) the Committee is minded to grant planning permission subject to the conditions set out within the submitted report, and the amendments / deletions / additions to those conditions set out in the update report to Members given verbally at the meeting and subject to the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act, that the applicant makes a commuted sum payment to be used to upgrade the public realm between the site and Rochdale Town Centre.


    (2) the Head of Planning be authorised to issue the decision notice upon

    completion of the planning obligation to secure the above purposes.