Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 28 September 2017.



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.



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




To receive announcements from:


a)         The Mayor

b)         Leader of the Council

c)          Members of the Cabinet

d)         Chairs of Committee

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)





Joint Core Strategy pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning seeking the adoption of the Joint Core Strategy, with the recommended main modifications, as part of the statutory Development Plan for Gloucester City.

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Shop Fronts, Shutters and Signage - Design Guidelines for Gloucester pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Planning which informs Members on the outcome of the Shopfronts, Shutters and Signage – Design Guidelines for Gloucester consultation undertaken for a 6 week period from the 21st November 2016 to 16th January 2017.

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Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) - Review of Procedural Guide pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources concerning the Council’s use of its powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and the review and of the Council’s procedural guidance on RIPA.


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Amendments to Council Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Paid Service setting out options for amendments to the council’s Council Procedure Rules, which form part of the Constitution.



Notices of Motion



"This council notes the announcement from the Prime Minister that the government will allocate £2bn to build additional homes for social or affordable rent.


This council agrees that it should bid for a slice of the £2bn to build new homes for social or affordable rent in Gloucester.


This council also agrees that it should do much more to facilitate the building of new affordable homes for rent within the City of Gloucester and it asks the cabinet member for housing and planning to prepare a report on how this council can raise further finance to build new homes for rent itself.


This also agrees to lobby the city MP to seek his support to promote changes in legislation that would allow this council to borrow money from financial institutions to enable the building of new council homes in Gloucester.


This council agrees that it should also lobby the government to remove the right to buy from new homes the council might build in future, which are let on social or affordable rent tenancies."




“This Council:


·       Notes that a bid has been submitted to GFirst LEP for Growth Deal funding to secure improvements to Gloucester Railway Station and its immediate environment, including the subway to Great Western Road;


·       Fully supports this bid and recognises the economic benefits the project would bring to the city, including through improved connections between the city centre and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and the housing development sites on Great Western Road;


·       Acknowledges the importance of this investment in helping to raise commercial values and as a consequence contribute towards resolving issues of  financial viability and in creating investor confidence through public sector intervention;


·       Thanks our partners, including Great Western Railways, Network Rail and the Homes and Communities Agency for their help and support with this bid.”




“This Council:


·       Note that bids have been submitted to the Homes and Communities Agency’s Housing Investment Fund for support to bring forward housing schemes at Greater Blackfriars/Quayside (including the former Prison site) and Kings Quarter;


·       Fully supports these bids as a way of regenerating these important sites, providing much-needed housing in the city and bringing more people to live in the city centre.”




“This Council recognises the value of a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. The Council welcomes the commitment to join the County Councils LGBTQ organisation for staff and members PRISM and encourages everyone to sign the PRISM pledge, either as an LGBTQ person or an ally. It is also important that future employees can see that we are an organisation that values diversity and this Council further agrees to investigate signing up for the Stonewall Diversity Champions scheme either in our own right or through the County Council who provide our HR services.”




“This Council notes that 6,400 women in Gloucester born on or after 05 April 1951 have been  ...  view the full agenda text for item 46.



Written Questions to Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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