Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Bradford District Appeals Panel
Thursday, 7th October, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: the Banqueting Hall - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

2.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal.

 

                                                                        (Fatima Butt – 01274 432227) 

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict

documents.

 

 

3.

FIT AND PROPER PERSON TEST FOR MOBILE HOME SITE OWNERS/MANAGERS pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Interim Assistant Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services will submit Document “A” which reports on the introduction of the

fit and proper person test for owners/managers of permanent residential caravan sites under the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020 and to approve the proposed fees.

 

Recommended -

(1)       That the new statutory powers local authorities have under the Regulations as detailed in Document “A” be noted.

(2)       That the proposed Fit & Proper Person Fees Policy set out in Appendix 1 to Document “A” be approved.

 

                                                                        (Melanie McGurk – 01274 431873)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Interim Assistant Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services submitted Document “A” which reported on the introduction of the fit and proper person test for owners/managers of permanent residential caravan sites under the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020 and to approve the proposed fees.

 

It was reported that the new Regulations required that all owners or managers

of permanent residential caravan sites were fit to manage the sites, therefore

the Council needed a procedure for ensuring this and for charging appropriate

fees to cover the authorities costs.

 

Further clarification was sought in relation to the proposed fees, compliance

visits and the guidelines used to assess how the fit and proper person test

was applied.

 

       Resolved –

      (1) That the new statutory powers local authorities have under the Regulations as detailed in Document “A” be noted.

      (2) That the proposed Fit & Proper Person Fees Policy set out in Appendix 1 to Document “A” be approved.

 

       Action:  Interim Assistant Director, Waste, Fleet and Transport Services