Agenda and draft minutes

Full Council - Tuesday, 11th July, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Oliver Harrison 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Introductions pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Minutes:

Cllr Steve Smith chaired the meeting in substitute of the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.

 

The Chair welcomed all attendees to the meeting and issued the safety information.

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were heard from the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor, along with Councillors Ali, Bradshaw, Cheney, Davies, Dyer, Hathway, Plowden, James Scott, Sharon Scott and Stone.

3.

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:

None received.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To agree the minutes of the following previous meetings as a correct record:

 

Tuesday 9 May 2023 Annual Full Council

Minutes:

On the motion of the Lord Mayor, seconded by Councillor Parsons, it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of Full Council held on the 9th May 2023 be confirmed as correct record and signed by the Lord Mayor.

5.

Lord Mayor's Business

To note any announcements from the Lord Mayor

Minutes:

Council noted the sad news that Doug Naysmith had recently passed away. Doug had served as Councillor from 1981 to 1998 and MP for Bristol North West from 1997 to 2010. Members paid tribute to his service.

 

Council also noted 11 July as the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

 

A minutes’ silence was observed.

6.

Public Petitions, Statements and Questions pdf icon PDF 1022 KB

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 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 Friday 7 July 2023 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 5 July 2023 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.

 

Public forum items should be e-mailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Public Statements:

Full Council received and noted the following statements (which were referred to the Mayor for his consideration)

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PS01

Jen Smith

Equity and Inclusion Policy and Strategic Framework 2023–2027

PS02

Sian Ellis Thomas

Member Complaints

PS03

Emma Harvey

Community Asset Transfers

PS04

Suzanne Audrey

Bristol Harbour Community

PS05

Steve Duddell

Support of Golden Motion (Green Party)

PS06

Emma Wales

Broadwalk Development

PS07

WITHDRAWN

 

PS08

WITHDRAWN

 

PS09

Matthew Loucks

Process/procedures of Development Control A Committee (5th July) – Broadwalk Shopping Centre

PS10

Rachael Fagan

change of process for arts funding

PS11

Gaynor Bridge

Broadwalk redevelopment - reversal of committee decision

PS12

Angela Mayhew

Broadwalk Development

PS13

David Redgewell

public transport

PS14

TAMSIN OLIVER MASSAGE

Broadwalk Development in Knowle

PS15

Trevor Simpson

 

Broad Walk Redevelopment Planning Committee Decision Reversal 5.7.23

PS16

TRESA

The Seven Principles of Public Life

PS17

Doug Honeker

Redevelopment of Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Knowle

PS18

Diane Jenkins 

Broadwalk Redevelopment 

PS19

Mark Hayward Jenkins

Reversal of Decision against the Broadwalk development

PS20

Alex Oliver

Broadwalk Planning Application 22/03924/P

PS21

Anna Fry

Silver Motion “Valuing the Community Sector”

PS22

Katherine Evans-Linsell

overturning of the Broadwalk planning decision

PS23

Zachary Barker

Broadwalk Shopping Centre Development

PS24

Martin Glancy

Broad Walk Redevelopment Planning Committee Decision Reversal 5 July 23

PS25

Linda Tuff

Broadwalk Development decision

PS26

Helen Evans-Morris

Redcatch Quarter proposal

PS27

James Martin

Planning Committee Decision Reversal Broad Walk Redevelopment 5.7.23

PS28

Kelly McGrath

Broad Walk Redevelopment Planning Committee Decision Reversal 5.7.23

PS29

Carol MacDonald

Broadwalk Statement for Full Council

PS30

Jim Houlihan

 

Broadwalk

PS31

SHINE Health Integration Team

Golden Motion (Green Party): Adopt a Vision Zero Approach to Eliminate Road Deaths in Bristol

PS32

Bristol Walking Alliance

GOLDEN MOTION (GREEN PARTY): Adopt a Vision Zero Approach to Eliminate Road Deaths in Bristol

PS33

James Charles

Broadwalk Shopping Centre

PS34

Derrick Williams

Broadwalk Redevelopment and the reversal of the vote against that redevelopment

PS35

Mike Sadler

Broadwalk Shopping Centre

PS36

Gemma Attwell

Knowle Broadwalk redevelopment planning application

PS37

Lesley Powell

BROADWALK / REDCATCH QUARTER PLANNING U TURN

PS38

Laura Chapman 

Broadwalk planning application

PS39

Phil Gingell

Broadwalk Shopping Centre

PS40

Rob Harnan

Broadwalk redevelopment

PS41

Sandra Morris

Broadwalk Redevelopment

PS42

Michelle Tedder

Broadwalk Planning Application

PS43

Georgia Goodyer

Broadwalk Redevelopment

PS44

Jenni Rogers

Broadwalk Development

PS45

Roger Jenkins

Broadwalk redevelopment

PS46

Ian Beckey Living Easton

Transport

PS47

Avril Baker

Redcatch Quarter

PS48

Rachel Harrison

Redcatch Quarter

PS49

Jen Chequer

Broadwalk Redevelopment

PS50

Sasha Leigh

Broadwalk Redevelopment

PS51

Ben Skingley

Broadwalk Development

PS52

Adblock Bristol

Bond Street South

PS53

Stephen Reynolds

Redcatch Quarter

PS54

Neil Dakeyne

Redcatch Quarter

PS55

Mark Ashdown

SNCI Boundaries

 

Within the time available, statements 2, 10, 20, 21, 23, 26, 35, 38, 42, 51, 52 and 55 were presented by individuals at the meeting.

 

Public Questions

Full Council noted that the following questions had been submitted:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PQ01

Martin Rands

Traffic Regulation Order

PQ02

Vassili Papastavrou

Otters on Hartcliffe Way

PQ03

Jen Smith

Investigation into Social Media

PQ04

Lynda  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Petitions Notified by Councillors pdf icon PDF 215 KB

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 10 July.

 

Minutes:

Full Council received and noted the following petitions:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

Number of signatures

CP01

Cllr Varney

Stop Pavement Parking on Sandy Park Road

129

 

8.

Mayor's Address to Full Council with PGL Responses

Minutes:

The Full Council received and noted the annual statement from the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees.

 

Councillors Edwards, Pearce, Weston, Clark and Hopkins then responded to the Mayor’s statement on behalf of their respective political groups.

 

The Mayor then made a final response and summed up.

 

9.

Equity and Inclusion Policy and Strategic Framework pdf icon PDF 384 KB

Recommendation: To note the Equity and Inclusion Policy and Strategic Framework 2023-2027.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Full Council considered a report on the Equity and Inclusion Policy and Strategic Framework.

 

Councillor Asher Craig moved the reports for item 9 and item 10.

 

With the agreement of Party Group Leaders, there would be one round of debate for both items.

 

 

 

10.

Equality and Inclusion Annual Progress Report 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Recommendation: To note the Equality and Inclusion Annual Progress Report 2022-23.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Full Council considered a report on the Equality and Inclusion Annual Progress Report 2022-23.

 

Following debate, it was

 

RESOLVED:

Full Council NOTED the Equity and Inclusion Policy and Strategy Framework.

Full Council NOTED the Equality and Inclusion Annual Progress Report 2022-23.

11.

Committee Model of Governance Working Group Update pdf icon PDF 164 KB

That Full Council approves the matters set out in paragraph 5 of this report.

Minutes:

Full Council considered a report on the Committee Model of Governance Working Group Update.

 

Councillor Jenny Bartle moved the report and recommendations. Councillor Geoff Gollop seconded the report.

 

Following debate, upon being put to the vote, the recommendations were APPROVED and it was:

 

RESOLVED: That Full Council approves the matters set out in paragraph 5 of this report.

 

5.1. Local decision making will continue to take place through Area Committees, noting that the final detail relating to the role and responsibilities of Area Committees will be the subject of further work by a Sub-group, which will report back to the Working Group in the Autumn.

 

5.2. The terms of reference for a Policy Committee will cover the matters set out in Appendix A.

 

5.3. A standing Finance Sub-committee will be established as a sub-committee of the Strategy and Resources Committee. It will be responsible for the development of the Council’s annual budget which will be presented to the Strategy and Resources Committee and then Full council for approval. There will remain a need for private Task and Finish meetings to take place as part of the formal budget development cycle. This Sub-committee will also have responsibility for crosscutting financial monitoring. These arrangements will be reflected in the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules.

 

5.4. A Health Scrutiny Sub-committee will be established as a Sub-committee of

the Public Health and Communities Committee. It will be responsible for the exercise of the statutory scrutiny functions under sections 244 and 245 of the National Health Service Act 2006 and the Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013.

 

5.5. The Policy Committee Procedure Rules will cover the matters set out in Appendix B.

 

5.6. The Escalation Panel Procedure Rules will cover the matters set out in Appendix C.

 

5.7. Forward Plans for the Policy Committees will be published at least 28 days in advance of the first meeting of each Policy Committee and on a rolling monthly basis thereafter. Forward Plans for the Policy Committees will be prepared through regular cross-party work programme setting and in consultation with the Chair and Vice-chair of the relevant committee through Policy Committee Chair/Vice-chair briefings. Action and decision logs from Policy Committee Chair/Vice-chair briefings will be maintained and these will be shared with all members of the relevant committee. Forward Plans will include decisions that will need to be taken that are above the financial threshold and decisions that are ‘significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in two or more wards in the city’, items of business that roll over from the current scrutiny work programmes and standard items of business for noting, such as risk reporting, financial management reports and performance reports.

 

5.8. The arrangements for Member Forum will continue under the Committee Model of governance. Councillors will be able to ask questions of the Leader of the Council or the Chair of a Policy or Regulatory Committee.

 

5.9. Policy Committees will have the ability to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Motions pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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.

 

MOTIONS RECEIVED FOR FULL COUNCIL

 

GOLDEN MOTION (GREEN PARTY): Adopt a Vision Zero Approach to Eliminate Road Deaths in Bristol

 

This Council notes:

1.         Statistics from the Department for Transport state that between 2017 and 2021 – the last period with complete data, 36 people were killed and 636 seriously injured by vehicle collisions within the city boundary. On average, 134 people were injured every year.

2.         The One City Plan aims to achieve zero people killed or seriously injured (KSI) due to incidents on Bristol’s roads by 2040 – Goal 360 - and as part of this, the council has a performance target (BPPM120) to reduce the number of road casualties on our transport network – the current KSI target is ninety-five people per year.

3.         Vision Zero is a proven strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all. Key principles include:

o          Safe speeds - encouraging speeds appropriate to the street;

o          Safe streets - designing an environment forgiving of mistakes;

o          Safe vehicles - reducing risks posed by the most dangerous vehicles;

o          Safe behaviours - improving the behaviours of people using our roads;

o          Post-collision response - learning from collisions and improving justice and care for victims.

4.         The council has adopted both the children's charter and being an age-friendly city, these are two of the most vulnerable groups in our society to road traffic collisions.

5.         Councils and organisations that have adopted Vision Zero include: Kent, Devon, Cornwall, Brighton and Hove, Blackpool, Leeds, Hackney, Transport for London, National Fire Chiefs Council, The AA, and RAC.

6.         The Vision Zero approach is endorsed by international organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and is led by an ethical stance that it is not acceptable that people should be killed or seriously injured as a price for mobility. These are avoidable events – not accidents.

7.         Actions that can be taken to achieve vision zero often include:

o          Road Design, including separation of cycle users and pedestrians from vehicles;

o          Enforcement of Speed Limits and the Highway Code;

o          School Streets;

o          Low Traffic Neighbourhoods;

o          Education;

o          A cohesive network of walking and cycling routes.

 

This Council believes:

1.         The vast majority of road deaths are avoidable, and the only acceptable long-term casualty target for road deaths and serious injuries in Bristol is Zero.

2.         It is vitally important to provide consistent,  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following a short adjournment, it was then moved by the Chair that standing order CPR2.1(xi) be suspended to allow the meeting to go past the 30 minutes time limit for motions. Following a vote, this motion was rejected.

 

Councillor Weston moved that the meeting be extended by 15 minutes to hear the Golden Motion only. Following a vote, this motion was carried.     

Golden Motion: Adopt a Vision Zero Approach to Eliminate Road Deaths in Bristol

 

Councillor David Wilcox moved the following motion:

 

This Council notes:

1. Statistics from the Department for Transport state that between 2017 and 2021 – the last period with complete data, 36 people were killed and 636 seriously injured by vehicle collisions within the city boundary. On average, 134 people were injured every year.

 

2. The One City Plan aims to achieve zero people killed or seriously injured (KSI) due to incidents on Bristol’s roads by 2040 – Goal 360 - and as part of this, the council has a performance target (BPPM120) to reduce the number of road casualties on our transport network – the current KSI target is ninety-five people per year.

 

3. Vision Zero is a proven strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all. Key principles include:

·       Safe speeds - encouraging speeds appropriate to the street;

·       Safe streets - designing an environment forgiving of mistakes;

·       Safe vehicles - reducing risks posed by the most dangerous vehicles;

·       Safe behaviours - improving the behaviours of people using our roads;

·       Post-collision response - learning from collisions and improving justice and care for victims.

 

4. The council has adopted both the children's charter and being an age-friendly city, these are two of the most vulnerable groups in our society to road traffic collisions.

 

5. Councils and organisations that have adopted Vision Zero include: Kent, Devon, Cornwall, Brighton and Hove, Blackpool, Leeds, Hackney, Transport for London, National Fire Chiefs Council, The AA, and RAC.

 

6. The Vision Zero approach is endorsed by international organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and is led by an ethical stance that it is not acceptable that people should be killed or seriously injured as a price for mobility. These are avoidable events – not accidents.

 

7. Actions that can be taken to achieve vision zero often include:

·       Road Design, including separation of cycle users and pedestrians from vehicles;

·       Enforcement of Speed Limits and the Highway Code;

·       School Streets;

·       Liveable Neighbourhoods;

·       Education;

·       A cohesive network of walking and cycling routes.

 

This Council believes:

1. The vast majority of road deaths are avoidable, and the only acceptable long-term casualty target for road deaths and serious injuries in Bristol is Zero.

 

2. It is vitally important to provide consistent, accessible active travel infrastructure for people to use across the city. Yet, fear of injury suppresses the demand for walking and cycling. This adversely affects children, older people and people with disabling conditions and prevents them  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

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GOLDEN MOTION (GREEN PARTY): Adopt a Vision Zero Approach to Eliminate Road Deaths in Bristol Motion Carried
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