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Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Fatima Butt 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

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

 

To receive disclosures of interests from 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 must consider their interests, and act according to the following:

 

Type of Interest

You must:

 

 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Disclose the interest; not participate in the discussion or vote; and leave the meeting unless you have a dispensation.

 

 

Other Registrable Interests (Directly Related)

OR

Non-Registrable Interests (Directly Related)

Disclose the interest; speak on the item only if the public are also allowed to speak but otherwise not participate in the discussion or vote; and leave the meeting unless you have a dispensation.

 

 

Other Registrable Interests (Affects)

OR

Non-Registrable Interests (Affects)

Disclose the interest; remain in the meeting, participate and vote unless the matter affects the financial interest or well-being

 

(a) to a greater extent than it affects the financial interests of a majority of inhabitants of the affected ward, and

(b) a reasonable member of the public knowing all the facts would believe that it would affect your view of the wider public interest; in which case speak on the item only if the public are also allowed to speak but otherwise do not participate in the discussion or vote; and leave the meeting unless you have a dispensation.

 

(2)          Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(3)          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.

 

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

2.

MINUTES

Recommended – That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2024 be signed as a correct record.

 

(Fatima Butt – 07970 411746)

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

(Fatima Butt – 07970 411746)

4.

WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LORD MAYOR (Standing Order 4) pdf icon PDF 111 KB

(To be circulated before the meeting).

5.

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 – 07970 411746)

6.

PETITIONS (Standing Order 11)

To consider up to five requests for the Council to receive petitions in accordance with Standing Orders. 

 

i)              Stop the sale of the land at rear of St Winefride’s School

 

If any further requests are received, in writing, by mid-day three working days before the meeting (Thursday), details will be circulated.

 

(Su Booth – 07814 073884)

Decision:

Stop the sale of the land at the rear of St Winefride’s School.

 

Resolved-

 

That the petition be referred to the Executive.

 

To be actioned by:  Interim Director of Legal and Governance/Strategic Director Place

7.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME (Standing Order 13)

There are no public questions.

 

(Fatima Butt – 07970 411746)

8.

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND JOINT COMMITTEES (Standing Order 4)

To consider any motions (i) to appoint members to a Committee or a Joint Committee; or (ii) to appoint Chairs or Deputy Chairs of Committees (excluding Area Committees).

9.

REPORT BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL (Standing Order 11A) pdf icon PDF 52 KB

A written report by the Leader of Council giving an update on key issues will be circulated before the start of the meeting.  There shall be a period of up to 15 minutes during which any Member of Council may ask the Leader of the Council (or a Member of the Council nominated by the Leader) a question on any matter arising out of the written report.

10.

MEMBER QUESTION TIME (Standing Order 12) pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To deal with supplementary questions arising from the attached questions of which written notice has been given. 

 

Notes:

 

(i)         Answers to written questions shall be circulated at the commencement of the meeting.

 

(ii)        The Lord Mayor will have regard to the list of questions and the political composition of the Council in calling on Members to put their supplementary question to the Leader of Council and Portfolio Holders.

 

(iii)       A period of up to 30 minutes shall be available for supplementary questions to Members of the Executive.

 

 

1.    Councillor Marcus Dearden

 

Managing green spaces

 

2.    Councillor Mike Pollard

 

Bradford Live

 

3.    Councillor Neil Whitaker

 

Fly tipping

 

4.    Councillor Ishtiaq Ahmed

 

Mental health services provision

 

5.    Councillor Jeanette Sunderland

 

Mowing

 

6.    Councillor Marcus Dearden

 

Highways

 

7.    Councillor Caroline Firth

 

Keighley Development Framework

 

8.    Councillor Joe Wheatley

 

Homelessness

 

9.    Councillor Debbie Davies

 

Euros 2024

 

10.Councillor Mohammed Amran

 

Hackney Carriage drivers

 

11.Councillor Alex Mitchell

 

Household Waste Recycling

 

12.Councillor Alex Mitchell

 

Planning enforcement

 

13.Councillor Andrew Loy

 

Household Waste Recycling

 

14.Councillor Ursula Sutcliffe

 

Vegetation cutting

 

15.Councillor Taj Salam

 

Bradford City of Culture

 

16.Councillor Alex Mitchell

 

Victoria Hall

 

17.Councillor Alex Mitchell

 

One City Park

 

18.Councillor Paul Godwin

 

Advanced Robotics Institute

 

19.Councillor Geoff Winnard

 

St Ives Estate

 

20.Councillor Alun Griffiths

 

Allotment

 

21.Councillor Shakeela Lal

 

Summer holiday activities for children

 

22.Councillor Joe Wheatley

 

Local Government Boundary Review

 

23.Councillor Nazam Azam

 

Local Government funding

 

24.Councillor Debbie Davies

 

Household Waste Recycling

 

25.Councillor Ros Brown

 

Household Waste Recycling

 

26.Councillor Talat Sajawal

 

Primary healthcare services

 

27.Councillor Nazam Azam

 

Fireworks

 

28.Councillor Sinead Engel

 

Cost of living

 

29.Councillor Julie Humphreys

 

City of Culture

 

30.Councillor Debbie Davies

 

Planning certificates of lawfulness

 

31.Councillor Tariq Hussain

 

Adult Social Care professionals

 

32.Councillor Mohammed Shafiq

 

Services for Children

 

33.Councillor Anna Watson

 

Biodiversity

 

 

 

34.Councillor David Ward

 

Asset disposals

 

35.Councillor Jeanette Sunderland

 

Children in care

Additional documents:

12.

NOTICES OF MOTION (Standing Order 17) pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider notices of motion set out below:

 

12.1 – BIODIVERSITY

 

To be moved by: Councillor Caroline Whitaker

To be seconded by: Councillor Janet Russell

 

12.2 – CITY CENTRE TRANSPORT

 

To be moved by: Councillor Rebecca Poulsen

To be seconded by: Councillor Mike Pollard

 

12.3 – ILKLEY RIVERSIDE

 

To be moved by: Councillor Andrew Loy

To be seconded by: Councillor David Nunns

 

12.4 – MOTOR INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN BRADFORD

 

To be moved by: Councillor Ishtiaq Ahmed

To be seconded by: Councillor Taj Salam

 

12.5 – TRANSPORT ACROSS BRADFORD DISTRICT

 

To be moved by: Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw

To be seconded by: Councillor Caroline Firth

 

12.6 – INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

 

To be moved by: Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe

To be seconded by: Councillor Imran Khan

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

12.1 – BIODIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS IN

            NEW DEVELOPMENTS                                                               

 

Moved by:    Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw 

Seconded by: Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe 

 

That with the addition of the following words, the motion be amended to read as follows:

 

  This Council notes:  

 

  • The UK has experienced a significant loss of biodiversity and it is now one of the most nature-depleted countries on Earth.  
  • Across the UK species studied have declined on average by 19% since 1970.  
  • Nearly one in six species are threatened with extinction from the UK.  
  • This council declared a biodiversity emergency on 11th July 2023.  
  • Biodiversity Net Gain requirements for new builds do not need to be made on site but can be offset elsewhere, even beyond the local settlement.  
  • This council supports the Wildlife Trust’s publication ‘Homes for People and Wildlife’ [page 70 Homes and Neighbourhoods design guide].  

   

   This Council also notes:  

 

  • This Council has already produced the Homes and Neighbourhoods design guide to give guidance for developers to increase biodiversity within the development, however this does not form part of the statutory development plan and developers are not compelled to follow all parts of it.  
  • Street trees, Sustainable Urban Drainage (including swales and rain gardens), native species hedges, bat and bird boxes integrated into buildings (such as swift bricks) bee bricks, planted verges, hedgehog highways, green roofs and green walls can all be introduced to increase biodiversity, and provide significant value to the district through provision of ecosystem services such as control of surface water run-off and keep streets cool, as well as producing a more pleasant place to for people to live.  
  • Business parks and industrial sites can also support biodiversity by incorporating features such as green roofs.   

   

This Council resolves to:  

 

  • Ensure biodiversity measures, including street trees, are fully incorporated into the emerging Design Code, which Bradford Council secured pilot funding to develop ahead of the requirement for all Local Authorities to produce one.
  • Ask officers to consider how commercial sites can incorporate biodiversity measures through the Local Plan
  • Ensure that the Council’s new emerging Local Plan contains a biodiversity policy which requires new developments (both residential and commercial) to include a wide range of measures to support biodiversity.  
  • Ensure that the Council’s new emerging Local Plan reflects our existing supportive approach to encouraging the daylighting and de-culverting of watercourses where possible.  
  • Ask officers to be ready to incorporate mandatory measurable biodiversity and/or urban greening factor targets within the Design Code for all new developments as soon as the relevant parts of the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Act 2023 (or equivalent legislation) come into effect.
  • Request officers bring these issues to the next meeting of the cross-party Local Plan Reference Group to discuss further and ensure quarterly meetings are scheduled from now until the Local Plan is implemented.

 

To be actioned by:  Strategic Director Place

 

 

Note: Motion 12.5 below is the Labour Group amendment to the Conservative and Queensbury Independent Group Motion 12.2 - City Centre Chaos                                                              

                                                                                                                       

12.5 - TRANSFORMING TRANSPORT ACROSS BRADFORD DISTRICT

 

Moved by:  Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw

Seconded  ...  view the full decision text for item 12.