Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 11 July 2019.



Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.



Call Over

(a)       Call over (items 9, 10 and 14) will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for discussion.


(b)       To approve the recommendations of those reports which have not been reserved for discussion.



Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:


·           Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings or

·           Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers.



Petitions and Deputations (15 Minutes)

A period not exceeding three minutes is allowed for the presentation of a petition or deputation provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:


·           Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·           Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings



Announcements (10 Minutes)

To receive announcements from:


a)         The Mayor

b)         Leader of the Council

c)         Members of the Cabinet

d)         Chairs of Committees

e)         Head of Paid Service



Members' Question Time

a)         Leader and Cabinet Members’ Question Time (30 minutes)


        Any member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question without prior notice, upon:


·       Any matter relating to the Council’s administration

·       Any matter relating to any report of the Cabinet appearing on the Council’s summons

·       A matter coming within their portfolio of responsibilities


        Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.


c)     Questions to Chairs of Meetings (15 Minutes)





City Plan pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To receive the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy seeking approval for the Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan for publication and submission to examination to enable the Council to progress the Gloucester City Plan to adoption to help meet identified growth needs.

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Political Balance on Committees - Review pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive the report of the Corporate Director and Monitoring Officer proposing changes to the size and membership of Committees to ensure statutory political balance following the by-elections held on 25 July 2019.



Notices of Motion



“This council notes that planning permission was granted on the 2nd of May 2019 for the construction of a revised football stadium at Meadow Park (19/0008/FUL). 


This council notes that the directors of Gloucester City Association Football Club have applied for funding to the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, to help towards the cost of stadium’s construction.


This council agrees to continue to give its active support to Gloucester City Association Football Club in its return to Meadow Park.”




"This council can and must do more to tell the story of Gloucester."




“Council has declared a climate emergency and agreed to take action to make its carbon footprint neutral by 2030. It has further agreed that the whole of Gloucester should be carbon neutral by 2050.


Council recognises that a key part of achieving this will be to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly public transport system that precludes the use of petrol/ diesel propelled vehicles. Council further notes that this is in line with national government policy.


Council therefore endorses that we should move to all buses operating in the City being electric and that the City’s hackney carriage and private hire fleets should be net carbon neutral, with a target date of implementation of no later than 2026.


Council resolves:


1.    To request the Cabinet Member for the Environment to pursue urgent discussions with the Cabinet Member for Climate Change at the County Council to negotiate with the bus operators with a view to developing a timetable and action plan to convert the relevant fleets to use all electric vehicles as soon as possible, but no later than 2026.


2.    To prepare a detailed report on the above to the Cabinet within 6 months of the approval of this notice of motion.


3.    To prepare a report to the Licensing Committee in respect of the licensing of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles with a view to making both these fleets carbon neutral by 2026.


4.    That proposals to establish a network of charging points including within the development of Kings Quarter be developed as part of the above process.


5.    That the Council’s 2020/ 2021 capital & revenue budgets are drafted to contain provision for any costs that the Council will need to bear in relation to the above.


6.    That we lobby the government and the City MP to increase funding to local authorities to develop the charging infrastructure needed to maintain an all-electric vehicle transport system.”




Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Written questions and answers.  Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.

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Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve:

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the following items of business on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public are present during consideration of these items there will be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended.


Agenda Item Nos.            Description of Exempt Information

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