Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Council - Tuesday, 4 May 2021 6.00 p.m.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Vice Chair of Meeting

Minutes:

Councillor Bridget Smith proposed and Councillor Anna Bradnam seconded Councillor Peter Fane as Vice Chair for the meeting. There being no other nominations Councillor Peter Fane was elected unopposed to the position of Vice Chair for the meeting.

2.

Apologies

To receive Apologies for Absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Tom Bygott, Clare Delderfield, Dawn Percival, Judith Rippeth, Ian Sollom and Nick Wright.

3.

Declaration of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Henry Batchelor declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 5, Potential Property Investment Decision, as his employer had business dealings with one of the Council’s partner in this issue. He had received legal advice and would be participating in the debate.

 

Councillors Ruth Betson and Shrobona Bhattacharya both declared non-pecuniary interests as ward councillors for Cambourne.

 

Councillor Mark Howell declared two non-pecuniary interests in item 5 as the County Councillor for Cambourne and because he worked with a separate section of the Council’s legal advisers Freeths. He did not know any of the Freeths representatives in the meeting.

 

Councillor Peter McDonald declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 5 as a member of the Investment Partnership Board. He announced that he would leave the meeting when this item was discussed and would not vote.

 

Councillor Heather Williams declared an interest in item 5 as a member of the Planning Committee, which could be discussing the property acquisition in the future. Councillor Sue Ellington also declared an interest in item 5 as a substitute member of the Planning Committee.

 

The Deputy Head of Legal explained that in his view it was unnecessary for members of the Planning Committee to declare an interest in this matter, but that it was for each individual councillor to decide if they wished to declare an interest. 

4.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act).

 

Paragraph 3 refers to information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Minutes:

Council by affirmation, with one abstention (Councillor Dr. Richard Williams) agreed to go into private session.

 

Councillor Anna Bradnam proposed, Councillor Peter Fane seconded and Council by affirmation, with one abstention (Councillor Dr. Richard Williams),

 

Resolved      that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(a)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act).

5.

Potential Property Investment Decision

Additional documents:

Decision:

Council

 

Agreed          The recommendations, as detailed in the confidential report, with the amendments agreed whilst the Council was in confidential session.

Minutes:

Council

 

Agreed          The recommendations, as detailed in the confidential report, with the amendments agreed whilst the Council was in confidential session.