Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary consultative meeting, Cabinet - Wednesday, 1st September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Contact: Amanda Coombes, Democratic Services Officer  01395 517543 or email  acoombes@eastdevon.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

54.

Public speaking

Minutes:

Cllr Steve Gazzard asked when EDDC would be reopening Community Centres and in particular Exmouth Town Hall. He has heard from residents from Exmouth who wished to access certain council services from the Town Hall, had been told that they would need to go to the offices in Honiton.

 

The Chair responded to Cllr Gazzard saying he would receive a written reply to this situation, as this was a serious situation which needed looking into thoroughly.

55.

Declarations of interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest

Minutes:

Min 58. Purchase of land at Boardsdown and Holyford, Pratts Hill, Colyford.

Councillor Dan Ledger, Personal, Lives 100m from Holyford Woods.

 

Min 58. Purchase of land at Boardsdown and Holyford, Pratts Hill, Colyford.

Councillor Geoff Pook, Personal, Walks in this area.

 

Min 58. Purchase of land at Boardsdown and Holyford, Pratts Hill, Colyford.

Councillor Paul Arnott, Personal, Is a Parish Councillor for Colyton and Ward Member for Coly Valley.

 

56.

Matters of urgency

Information on matters of urgency is available online

Minutes:

None

57.

Confidential/exempt item(s)

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. There is one item which officers recommend should be dealt with in this way.

Minutes:

None

58.

Purchase of land at Boardsdown and Holyford, Pratts Hill, Colyford

Additional documents:

Minutes:

CABINET RECOMMEND:

The purchase of land at Boarsdown & Holyford, Pratt’s Hill, Colyton (as described in the report) on the basis of submitting a bid at a sum no more than the external valuation advice received as part of the due diligence and authority be given to the Service Lead Place, Assets and Commercialisation to complete the purchase if the bid is successful in consultation with the Strategic Leads Governance & Licencing and Finance.

 

CABINET RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL:

To provide a budget for sums to purchase the land and the associated fees with those sums to be confirmed verbally to the Council meeting.

 

REASON:

To acquire land to implement a programme of tree planting, nature recovery, re-wilding as envisaged in the Climate Change Strategy and consistent with the health & wellbeing ambitions, Green Space plan.