Wednesday, 22 February 2023





Summons, Agenda, Minutes

and Reports









You are summoned to attend the Quarterly Meeting of the County Council.  This meeting is being held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Northallerton on Wednesday, 22 February 2023at 10.30 am, at which the following business will be transacted.


In view of the large number of items on the agenda for consideration at the Quarterly Meeting, the Chairman will review progress being made and may propose adjourning the meeting until 24 February 2023 if in his view it is likely that the business on the agenda cannot be reasonably completed on 22 February 2023.


The meeting of the County Council is being held as an in-person meeting and in public. In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, current government guidance will be observed on ‘Living with COVID-19’. The Council Chamber will be well ventilated.  Please try to stay at home if you are unwell, take a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you test positive.


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link - 


Please contact the named supporting officer for the committee, if you have any queries or concerns.





To elect a Chairman of the County Council to serve until the May 2023 AGM







Minutes of the Quarterly meeting held on 16 November 2022 and Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting held on 16 November 2022


To move that the Minutes of the Quarterly meeting of the County Council held on 16 November 2022 and the Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting of the County Council held on 16 November 2022, having been printed and circulated, be taken as read and be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.



(Pages 7 - 20)







Apologies for absence







To elect a Vice-Chairman of the County Council to serve until the May 2023 AGM










Declarations of Interest










Chairman's Announcements


Any correspondence, communication or other business brought forward by the direction of the Chairman of the Council.




Statement by the Leader of the Council



(Pages 21 - 22)







Public Questions or Statements


Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice and provided the text to Barry Khan, Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) – email: or in writing to Barry Khan, Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services), County Hall, Northallerton DL7 8AD by midday on Friday, 17 February 2023.  Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item.


If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will instruct anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.







Revenue Budget 2023/24, Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and Council Tax for 2023/24



(Pages 23 - 308)







Council Plan 2023-2027



(Pages 309 - 374)







New Constitution for North Yorkshire Council



(Pages 375 - 842)







To consider the report and recommendations of the Executive and make decisions on them


·                Revenue Budget and MTFS (this is scheduled for consideration earlier in the agenda)

·                Council Plan (this is scheduled for consideration earlier in the agenda)

·                Constitution (this is scheduled for consideration earlier in the agenda)

·                Report of the Member Working Group on Planning

·                Admission arrangements (school) (full copy of the report included in papers)

·                Housing Revenue Account Budget

·                North Yorkshire Council Pay Policy

·                Independent Remuneration Panel recommendations for 2023/24 (Member Allowances) (this is scheduled for consideration later in the agenda)

·                Counter fraud policies

·                Risk Management Policy

·                Approval of the appointment and remuneration of Chief Officers

·                York and North Yorkshire Devolution – Outcome of Consultation

·                Outcome of consultation on taxi licensing policy and conditions – verbal update following Executive on 21 February 2023



(Pages 843 - 854)







Admission Arrangements (school)



(Pages 855 - 912)







Independent Remuneration Panel Recommendations for 2023/24 (Member Allowances)


To consider and approve the recommendations of the Independent Remuneration Panel for 2023/24 (Member Allowances).



(Pages 913 - 932)








Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies TO FOLLOW










Statements of Executive Members and Chairmen of Overview and Scrutiny Committees






Executive Members:






Executive Member for Corporate Services - County Councillor David Chance



(Pages 933 - 938)







Executive Member for Highways and Transportation - County Councillor Keane Duncan



(Pages 939 - 940)







Executive Member for Health and Adult Services - County Councillor Michael Harrison



(Pages 941 - 942)







Executive Member for Planning for Growth - County Councillor Simon Myers



(Pages 943 - 944)







Executive Member for Children and Young People's Service - County Councillor Janet Sanderson



(Pages 945 - 950)







Executive Member for Working in Localities - County Councillor Greg White



(Pages 951 - 958)







Executive Member for Education, Learning and Skills - County Councillor Annabel Wilkinson



(Pages 959 - 962)







Executive Member for Finance, Assets and Resources and Special Projects - County Councillor Gareth Dadd



(Pages 963 - 964)







Executive Member for Open to Business - County Councillor Derek Bastiman



(Pages 965 - 966)






Overview and Scrutiny Chairs:






Scrutiny Board (Chair:  County Councillor Karin Sedgwick)



(Pages 967 - 968)







Scrutiny of Health (Chair:  County Councillor Andrew Lee)



(Pages 969 - 972)







Transport, Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair:  County Councillor David Staveley)



(Pages 973 - 974)







Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair:  County Councillor Barbara Brodigan)



(Pages 975 - 978)









Transition (LGR) Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair:  County Councillor Malcolm Taylor)



(Pages 979 - 980)







Care and Independence Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair:  County Councillor Karin Sedgwick)



(Pages 981 - 984)







Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chair:  County Councillor David Ireton)



(Pages 985 - 986)







Notices of Motion


Notice of Motion regarding the new Constitution for North Yorkshire Council


“The proposed constitution contains clauses which markedly limit the time allowed for questions and statements by members in Council meetings to both the Leader and to members of the Executive.


·         Clause10.2 paragraph (c) in the section entitled COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULES, refers to questions and statements to the Leader and limits them to a total of 10minutes.

·         Clause 10.3 paragraph (d) in the same section, similarly limits questions and statements to Executive member to a total of 5 minutes.


Were these two clauses to be implemented then effective questioning in the public forum of both the Leader and Executive Members would be guillotined.


Council therefore agrees to remove these two clauses from the proposed constitution.”


Proposer – County Councillor Bryn Griffiths


Seconder – County Councillor Stuart Parsons










Motion on Fairer Tax - Recommendation from the Executive



(Pages 987 - 1000)







Motion on Fracking Activities - Recommendation from the Executive



(Pages 1001 - 1008)







Use of special urgency procedures since the last meeting of County Council - Report of the Leader



(Pages 1009 - 1014)







Council Procedure Rule 10 Questions











Chief Executive Officer


Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall,



Tuesday, 14 February 2023




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