Agenda and minutes

Full Council - Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Zoom Committee Meeting with Public Access via YouTube. View directions

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

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Items
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64.

Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor welcomed all attendees to the meeting.

65.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bolton, Bradshaw, English, Jones and Melias. 

66.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Brain declared an interest in item 13, the golden motion.

 

Councillors Breckels, Gollop, Stevens and Thomas declared interests in item 13, the silver motion.

67.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meetings 10th and 25th November as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With reference to the minutes of the 25th November it was noted that there was an error in the text.  The minutes have been corrected to state that Councillor Hickman seconded the amendment, not the motion. 

 

On the motion of the Lord Mayor, seconded by Councillor Kent, and subject to that alteration it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on the 10th and 25th November 2020 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

68.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

A minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect for those who sadley lost their lives in the incident at Avonmouth on the 3rd December.

69.

Public Forum (Public Petitions, Statements and Questions) pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Public forum items can be about any matter the Council is responsible for or which directly affects the city.  Submissions will be treated in order of receipt and as many people shall be called upon as is possible within the time allowed within the meeting (normally 30 minutes).  Further rules can be found within our Council Procedure Rules and Virtual Meeting Procedure Rules within the Constitution.

 

Please note that the following deadlines apply to this meeting:

 

a. Public petitions and statements: Petitions and written statements must be received by 12 noon on Monday 7th December 2020 at latest.  One written statement per member of the public is permitted.

 

b. Public questions: Written public questions must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at latest.  A maximum of 2 questions per member of the public is permitted.  Questions should be addressed to the Mayor or relevant Cabinet Member.

 

c. Members of the public who wish to present their public forum in person during the video conference must register their interest by giving at least two clear working days notice prior to the meeting by midday on Friday 4th December 2020.

 

Public forum items should be e-mailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk  It would be helpful if you could also let us know if you plan to attend the meeting. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Public petitions:

There were two public petitions received which were referred to the Mayor for his consideration and response.

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PP01

Ramesh Pitla

Changes to CAF for Secondary School Admissions in September, 2021, 83 signatures

PP02

Martin Cordey

Say No to the Mow! Let Nature thrive, reduce cutting of verges and grass in open spaces, 2511 signatures

 

PP02 was presented by Councillor Carla Denyer on behalf of the organiser.

 

Public statements:

The Full Council received and noted the following statements (which were also referred to the Mayor for his consideration/information):

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PS01

David & Roni Pullen

Cladding motion

PS02

Christopher Allen

Cladding motion

PS03

Guy Wilson         

Cladding motion

PS04

OxanaBurova

Cladding motion

PS05

Ashley Burgess 

Cladding motion

PS06

Hamish Paterson

Cladding motion

PS07

David Mair

Cladding motion

PS08

Claire Paterson

Cladding motion

PS09

James Newcome

Cladding motion

PS10

Marianne Constans

Cladding motion

PS11

Kate Gadsden

Bristol Airport expansion

PS12

Graham Bultitude

Cladding motion

PS13

George Oakenfold

Bristol Airport expansion

PS14

Alastair Sawday

Bristol Airport expansion

PS15

Clive Weston

Bristol Airport expansion

PS16

Fraser Jamieson

Cladding motion

PS17

Catherine Kemplay

Bristol Airport expansion

PS18

Jill Coleman

Bristol Airport expansion

PS19

Tony Walmsley

Cladding motion

PS20

David Redgewell, SWTN & RF

WECA – North Somerset

PS21

Sarah Keown

Bristol Airport expansion

PS22

Suzannah Marshall-Smith

Cladding motion

PS23

Glenys Smith

Bristol Airport expansion

PS24

Jon Hewitt

Bristol Airport expansion

PS25

Isabella Harding

Bristol Airport expansion

PS26

Paul Hatchwell

Cladding motion

PS27

Yasmine Collins

Cladding motion

PS28

Richard Nicholas

Cladding motion

PS29

Alex Hartley

Cladding motion

PS30

Richard Matthews

Bristol Airport expansion

PS31

Isobel Clark

Bristol Airport expansion

PS32

Mary Collett

Bristol Airport expansion

PS33

Richard Hancock

Verges and wildlife

PS34

Tarisha Finnegan-Clarke

Bristol Airport expansion

PS35

Fenella Brotherwood

Bristol Airport expansion

PS36

Simon Omiotek

Bristol Airport expansion

PS37

Jill Tarlton

Bristol Airport expansion

PS38

Nikki Jones

Bristol Airport expansion

PS39

Kingsley Belton

Bristol Airport expansion

PS40

Janet Thumim

Bristol Airport expansion

PS41

Gill Phillips

Bristol Airport expansion

PS42

Arne Ringer

Bristol Airport expansion

PS43

Brian Piper

Bristol Airport expansion

PS44

Deasy Bamford

Bristol Airport expansion

PS45

Laura Norton

Bristol Airport expansion

PS46

Martin Phillips

Bristol Airport expansion

PS47

Constance Piper

Bristol Airport expansion

PS48

Bob Langton

Bristol Airport expansion

PS49

Sue Poole

Bristol Airport expansion

PS50

John Walters

Bristol Airport expansion

PS51

Rob Bryher

Bristol Airport expansion

PS52

Andy Parsons

Bristol Airport expansion

PS53

Katherine Piper

Bristol Airport expansion

PS54

David Clegg, Sustainable Clevedon

Bristol Airport expansion

PS55

Dr. Diana Warner

Bristol Airport expansion

PS56

Charlie Low

Bristol Airport expansion

PS57

Kiki Chatziantoniou

Cladding motion

PS58

Hazel Morfett

Bristol Airport expansion

PS59

Lucy Cooper

Bristol Airport expansion

PS60

Katy Grant

Mardkye Steps in Cliftonwood

PS61

Alexandra Geddis

Bristol Airport  expansion

PS62

Zoe Michelle

Cladding motion

PS63

Sue Ryall

Bristol Airport expansion

PS64

Hannah Phillips 

Bristol Airport expansion

PS65

Chandra Wilby

Verges and wildlife

PS66

Jane Richards

Bristol Airport expansion

PS67

Barbara Kenney

Bristol Airport expansion

PS68

Mavis Zutshi

Bristol Airport expansion

PS69

Dr Caroline New

Bristol Airport  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.

70.

Petitions Notified by Councillors

Please note: Up to 10 minutes is allowed for this item.

 

Petitions notified by Councillors can be about any matter the Council is responsible for or which directly affects the city.  The deadline for the notification of petitions to this meeting is 12 noon on Monday 7th December 2020.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

71.

Equality and Inclusion Policy Strategy 2018-2023 refresh pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered the refreshed Equality and Inclusion Policy Strategy 2018-2023.

 

Councillor Asher Craig moved the report and the recommendations contained therein. 

 

Councillor Johnson seconded the report.

 

Following debate, it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

Full Council approved the updated Equality and Inclusion Policy 2018 – 2023 as part of the council’s annual review of the policy.

72.

Treasury Management mid year report 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 713 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which presented the Mid-Year Treasury Management report for 2020-2021.

 

Councillor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Mid-Year Treasury Management Report for 2020-2021 be noted.

73.

Council Tax Base Report pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which set out, in line with regulations, the amount calculated by Bristol City Council as its Council Tax base for the financial year 2021-2022.  The report presented had been updated following the spending review announced on 25th November 2020.

 

Councillor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein. 

 

Councillor Alexander seconded the report.

 

Following debate is was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, the amount calculated by Bristol City Council as its Council Tax base for the financial year 2021/22 shall be 127,950

74.

Collection Fund Report pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which presented the Collection Fund Surplus at 31 March 2021 on the Council tax and Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) elements of the Collection Fund.

 

Councillor Cheney moved the report and the recommendations contained therein.

 

Councillor Hickman seconded the report.

 

Following debate, it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

  1. That an estimated deficit at 31 March 2021 on the Council Tax element of the Collection Fund, net of grants, of £5.574m be declared for 2020/21 and shared between this Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset and the Avon Fire and Rescue Service in proportion to their 2020/21 precepts on the Collection Fund.
  2. That an estimated deficit at 31 March 2021 on the Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) element of the Collection Fund, net of grants, of £8.569m be declared for 2020/21 and shared between this Council, Avon Fire and Rescue Service and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) in proportion to the appropriate year demands (For 2020/21: Bristol 94%, WECA 4%, Avon Fire and Rescue Service 1%).            

 

75.

Lord Mayor's Protocol pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Full Council considered a report which set out the proposed Lord Mayor’s Protocol for publication within the Constitution.  The Protocol would formalise the current arrangements relating to the Lord Mayor.

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Carole Johnson seconded the report.

 

There was no debate and it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Full Council adopts the Lord Mayor’s Protocol for publication within the Constitution.           

 

76.

Motions pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Important note:

Under the Council’s constitution, 30 minutes are available for the consideration of motions. In practice, this realistically means that there is usually only time for one, or possibly two motions to be considered. With the agreement of the Lord Mayor, motion 1 below will be considered at this meeting, and motion 2 is likely to be considered, subject to time.

 

Details of other motions submitted, (which, due to time constraints, are very unlikely to be considered at this meeting) are also set out for information.

 

Golden Motion: Protect the Next Generation – Stop Bristol Airport Expansion

 

Full Council notes that:

·         Bristol City Council has led the way in declaring climate and ecological emergencies.

·         The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport is one of the biggest carbon decisions in the region for the coming decade.

Full Council:

·         Opposes the proposed expansion of Bristol Airport.

·         Calls on Bristol’s Mayor to publicly oppose the proposed expansion and write to the planning inspector hearing the appeal to formally object to the airport’s expansion plans.

 

Background Notes

The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport is the biggest carbon decision in the region for the coming decade. By way of context, the internal carbon emissions of Bristol (Scope 1 and 2) are 1.6 million tonnes per year. The growth in carbon emissions from the proposed airport expansion is around 1 million tonnes per year, which is over 50% of Bristol’s current carbon emissions (1). Although Bristol City Council has declared climate and ecological emergencies, Bristol’s Mayor previously declared his support for the expansion (2) and lodged a letter of support in the original planning application. 

 

Airport expansion has never been discussed or voted on by Bristol’s councillors.

 

The airport submitted plans to expand in 2018 which were turned down in Feb 2020; they have now appealed against this refusal. Their plans would mean an extra 23,600 flights per year and two million passengers a year (as well as an extra 10,000 car movements a day and a multi-storey car park on green belt land).

 

Although the Bristol Mayor and Bristol City Council are not the decision makers they are important voices in this decision making process and any objection they make to these plans could make a real difference to the outcome of the appeal.

 

References:

https://www.isonomia.co.uk/just-plane-wrong-bristol-airports-expansion-application/

https://thebristolmayor.com/2018/11/01/up-up-and-away-2/

 

Motion to be moved by: Councillor Jerome Thomas, Green Group

Date of submission: 26th November 2020

 

 

Silver Motion:End our cladding and EWS1 scandal

 

Council notes that:

 

a. Following the human tragedy of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire taking 72 lives blamed on Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding, this has rightfully led to a focus on fire safety in buildings across the country.

b. The Government banned the use of all combustible materials on the walls of new high rises in November 2018 (MHCLG, Government bans combustible materials on high-rise homes, 29 November 2018) meaning the problem has now extended beyond ACM cladding to buildings decorated with other materials that could be flammable - including balconies,  ...  view the full agenda text for item 76.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There was a short adjournment.

Motion 1: Protect the Next Generation – Stop Bristol Airport Expansion

 

Councillor Thomas moved the following motion:

 

Full Council notes that:

·         Bristol City Council has led the way in declaring climate and ecological emergencies.

·         The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport is one of the biggest carbon decisions in the region for the coming decade.

Full Council:

·         Opposes the proposed expansion of Bristol Airport.

·         Calls on Bristol’s Mayor to publicly oppose the proposed expansion and write to the planning inspector hearing the appeal to formally object to the airport’s expansion plans.

 

Background Notes

The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport is the biggest carbon decision in the region for the coming decade. By way of context, the internal carbon emissions of Bristol (Scope 1 and 2) are 1.6 million tonnes per year. The growth in carbon emissions from the proposed airport expansion is around 1 million tonnes per year, which is over 50% of Bristol’s current carbon emissions (1). Although Bristol City Council has declared climate and ecological emergencies, Bristol’s Mayor previously declared his support for the expansion (2) and lodged a letter of support in the original planning application. 

 

Airport expansion has never been discussed or voted on by Bristol’s councillors.

 

The airport submitted plans to expand in 2018 which were turned down in Feb 2020; they have now appealed against this refusal. Their plans would mean an extra 23,600 flights per year and two million passengers a year (as well as an extra 10,000 car movements a day and a multi-storey car park on green belt land).

 

Although the Bristol Mayor and Bristol City Council are not the decision makers they are important voices in this decision making process and any objection they make to these plans could make a real difference to the outcome of the appeal.

 

References:

https://www.isonomia.co.uk/just-plane-wrong-bristol-airports-expansion-application/

https://thebristolmayor.com/2018/11/01/up-up-and-away-2/

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Stephen Clarke.

 

Councillor Dudd then moved the following amendment:

 

‘That the motion be amended to read as follows:

Full Council notes that:

·         Bristol City Council has led the way in declaring climate and ecological emergencies.

·         The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport is one of the biggest carbon decisions in the region for the coming decadeas it signals that growth in aviation travel can continue unabated.

 Full Council:

·         Acknowledges that airport expansion is incompatible with Bristol, the West of England and the region’s carbon reduction targets and therefore must not go ahead.

·         Acknowledges that aviation is responsible for 3% of all carbon emissions worldwide, and that, critically, it is the only area where emissions are projected to increase.

·         Understands that, in order to reduce the air miles travelled, which is essential, imposing a tax on aviation fuel and using other mechanisms to foster responsible air travel is essential, but also recognises that these powers are not within our remit.

·         Recognises the negative environmental consequences of the expansion of Bristol Airport, and supports the North Somerset Planning Committee’s decision to reject the expansion plans, as there are other  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Council Tax Base Motion Carried
Collection Fund Surplus Deficit Motion Carried
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