County Council - Wednesday, 20th July, 2022 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Northallerton

Contact: Daniel Harry 

No. Item


Minutes of the meeting of the County Council held on 18 May 2022 pdf icon PDF 458 KB


Apologies for absence


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 pdf icon PDF 256 KB


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, 15 July 2022.  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.



To consider the report and recommendations of the Executive and make decisions on them pdf icon PDF 308 KB

·                Quarter 4 Performance Monitoring Report

·                Proposed Changes to Overview and Scrutiny Arrangements during the period July 2022 to March 2023 and other (minor) changes to the Constitution

·                Children in Care and Care Leavers Strategy

·                Council Tax Discounts and Premiums Policy

·                Non Domestic rating Discretionary Rate Reliefs and Hardship Policies.


Appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies - Report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) pdf icon PDF 353 KB


Approval of Revised Planning Enforcement and Monitoring Policy pdf icon PDF 918 KB


Annual Overview and Scrutiny Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 620 KB

A review of the work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees in 2021/22 and looking ahead to the work that will be undertaken in 2022/23.


Statements of Executive Members, in the order set out below, followed by the Statements of the Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Executive Members:


Executive Member for Finance, Assets and Resources and Special Projects - County Councillor Gareth Dadd pdf icon PDF 255 KB


Executive Member for Open to Business - County Councillor Derek Bastiman pdf icon PDF 291 KB


Executive Member for Corporate Services - County Councillor David Chance pdf icon PDF 226 KB


Executive Member for Highways and Transportation - County Councillor Keane Duncan pdf icon PDF 112 KB


Executive Member for Health and Adult Services - County Councillor Michael Harrison pdf icon PDF 218 KB


Executive Member for Planning for Growth - County Councillor Simon Myers pdf icon PDF 234 KB


Executive Member for Children and Young People's Services - County Councillor Janet Sanderson pdf icon PDF 213 KB


Executive Member for Working in Localities - County Councillor Greg White pdf icon PDF 378 KB


Executive Member for Education, Learning and Skills - County Councillor Annabel Wilkinson pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairmen:


Scrutiny Board (Chairman: County Councillor Karin Sedgwick) pdf icon PDF 127 KB


Care and Independence Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman: County Councillor Karin Sedgwick) pdf icon PDF 126 KB


Corporate and Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman: County Councillor David Ireton) pdf icon PDF 119 KB


Scrutiny of Health (Chairman: County Councillor Andrew Lee) pdf icon PDF 116 KB


Transport, Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Chairman: County Councillor David Staveley) pdf icon PDF 21 KB


Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Vice-Chairman: County Councillor Heather Phillips) pdf icon PDF 224 KB


Notices of Motion

There are two Notices of Motion, as follows:


1) Implementing Climate Change and Environmental Action Plans


The motion is as follows:


“This Council resolves to establish a politically proportionate Scrutiny Committee to monitor its progress on developing and implementing climate and environmental action plans across the whole of the Council’s business. The remit of this committee is to ensure that there is oversight of the overall achievement of the collective ambition for change. It will remain the remit of individual scrutiny areas to ensure this work is embedded in the action planning in each of the Council’s areas of work.”


Proposed by County Councillor Andy Brown

Seconded by County Councillor Stuart Parsons.


2) Nature and Climate Change


The motion is as follows:


The Liberal Democrat & Liberal Group congratulates the previous council in creating the foundations of a net zero carbon plan and welcomes the development of the enhanced net zero carbon neutral plan for the new authority. The Group alsocelebrates and supports the recent NYCC cabinet decision to declare a climate change emergency.

The group reminds the council that under the leadership of Alok Sharma MP, the UK still holds the COP Presidency until later this year with a mandate of working with governments and organisations to make sure they deliver on the Glasgow Climate Pact, turning momentum into action

The Group asks council to note and act on the subsequent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC (2022) report which stated;

  • Climate resilient development is enabled when governments, civil society and the private sector make inclusive development choices that prioritise risk reduction, equity and justice, and when decision-making processes, finance and actions are integrated across governance levels, sectors and timeframes (very high confidence). Climate resilient development is facilitated by international cooperation and by governments at all levels working with communities, civil society, educational bodies, scientific and other institutions, media, investors and businesses; and by developing partnerships with traditionally marginalised groups, including women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, local communities and ethnic minorities (high confidence). These partnerships are most effective when supported by enabling political leadership, institutions, resources, including finance, as well as climate services, information and decision support tools (high confidence).
  • Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystems is fundamental to climate resilient development, in light of the threat’s climate change poses to them and their roles in adaptation and mitigation (very high confidence).
  • Any further delay in concerted anticipatory global action on adaptation and mitigation will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all’; This isn’t an opinion; it is a statement of the evidence with very high confidence

The Group ask the Council to also note and as a priority act on:

  • The recent joint statement on July 8th 2022 from the government office of science and the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance recognise that ‘addressing the twin challenges of carbon emissions and biodiversity loss requires political will and leadership.’
  • In Great  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.


Use of special urgency procedures since the last meeting of County Council - Report of the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) pdf icon PDF 278 KB


Council Procedure Rule 10 Questions


Evacuation map for County Hall, Council Chamber pdf icon PDF 104 KB


Meetings of the County Council. Evacuation in an emergency pdf icon PDF 67 KB