Agenda

County Council
Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, - County Hall, Carmarthen. SA31 1JP.. View directions

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1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTERESTS.

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CHAIR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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4.

TO APPROVE AND SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON THE 10TH OCTOBER, 2018 pdf icon PDF 342 KB

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PUBLIC QUESTIONS.

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5.1

QUESTION BY MR N.B. LEWIS TO COUNCILLOR DAVID JENKINS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER FOR RESOURCES

“What was the total of council tax collected in Carmarthenshire in the year 2017.”

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QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS:-

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6.1

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR GILES MORGAN TO COUNCILLOR GLYNOG DAVIES, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER FOR EDUCATION & CHILDREN

“Last year we set up a school development fund of £500k. Can I ask the member for education how much of the School Improvement Fund has been taken up, and how many applications have been made?  When this was introduced my expectation was that this would be some relief for schools that were trying their best but not able to make ends meet and who were sliding into more deficit budgets.  The fund has turned into something altogether different where it is not a general pot for schools struggling with budgets but rather a more restricted pot of money to be used for making efficiencies. Can I ask if this was the executive board members intention when the budget was formulated last year?”

 

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6.2

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR GILES MORGAN TO COUNCILLOR GLYNOG DAVIES, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER FOR EDUCATION & CHILDREN

“Can I ask the member for education whether he will spearhead changes to the ALN funding pot at the next budget round.  Currently some schools who try their best to integrate challenging pupils into mainstream education are penalised by the way we spread out the ALN pot.  Can I seek assurances that this will be looked during the current budget process?”

 

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6.3

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR ROB JAMES TO COUNCILLOR EMLYN DOLE, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

“Could the Leader of Council please give a brief overview on the process that was undertaken in choosing a private sector partner for the Wellness Village, outlining how many organisation took part in the Competitive Dialogue process and the reason Sterling Health was chosen?”

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6.4

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR ROB JAMES TO COUNCILLOR EMLYN DOLE, LEADER OF COUNCIL

“Could the Leader of Council highlight who the Directors are behind the Joint Venture Partner and what experience they bring to the project?”

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6.5

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR ROB JAMES TO COUNCILLOR EMLYN DOLE, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

“The Collaboration Agreement for the projects on Delta Lakes with Swansea University and Sterling Health is said to cost £200 million, please could the Leader of Council detail how each partner will be expected to contribute to this cost?”

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6.6

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR ROB JAMES TO COUNCILLOR EMLYN DOLE, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

“Could the Leader of Council outline how much this Authority has paid in consultancy fees since May 2015, including those connected with projects relating to the Swansea Bay City Deal?”

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6.7

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR ROB JAMES TO COUNCILLOR EMLYN DOLE, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

“Earlier this year, the governance and management structures of Cwm Environmental Limited, were changed to a Teckal company.  Could the Leader of Council please indicate what impact, if any, these changes have had on pay and conditions of the employees?”

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6.8

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR ROB JAMES TO COUNCILLOR EMLYN DOLE, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

“Could the Leader of Council please provide information on the remuneration package attached to the new Operations Director post of Delta Wellbeing Limited?”

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6.9

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR ROB JAMES TO COUNCILLOR EMLYN DOLE, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

“This Authority has established several companies in the last eighteen months that has resulted in reduced oversight for services that ordinarily are carried out by the Council; Councillors and the public being unaware of what is happening in these companies; and public finances in connection with public sector ventures being questioned.  Will the Leader of Council, therefore, pledge to halt the continuing outsourcing of services to teckal companies and promise not to create any new companies, including any relating to the City Deal, for the remainder of this term?”

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6.10

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR EDWARD THOMAS TO COUNCILLOR JANE TREMLETT, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER FOR SOCIAL CARE & HEALTH

“I recently attended a meeting with you to discuss the possibility of Llandeilo becoming a Dementia Friendly Town. I wonder if you could update myself and my fellow members on the prospect of Carmarthenshire becoming a Dementia Friendly County.”

 

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7.

TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING NOTICE OF MOTION:-

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7.1

NOTICE OF MOTION SUBMITTED BY COUNCILLOR CEFIN CAMPBELL

This Council notes:

 

  • The Welsh Government’s Brexit and Our Land White Paper;
  • The proposals within the paper to scrap Basic Payments for farmers;
  • Thatbasic payments contribute about 80% to farmers’ net profits;
  • That the agriculture industry continues to be a substantial employer in Carmarthenhire and that many SMEs across the county are largely dependent on the sector;
  • That the Welsh Government’s proposals could lead to other landowners, (e.g. third sector organisations, forestry companies, extremely wealthy individuals or organisations) being able to compete for the public funds currently available to farmers.

This Council expresses concern that the Brexit and Our Land consultation paper provides no modelling or assessments of how the proposed changes will impact on the local or national economy.

 

This Council is concerned that the proposed changes could have a negative impact on Carmarthenshire’s countryside and threaten the future of family farms who have supported the economy, community life and the Welsh language in our rural communities for generations.

 

This Council believes that no changes to farm payments should be introduced until a thorough and detailed assessment is provided on the potential impact on jobs and the economy in Carmarthenshire and other parts of Wales and that any transition should take place over a long period of time.

 

Inaddition to the above the Council also believes that it would make sense for the Welsh Government to delay any decision on basic payments for farmers until after a trade deal is agreed between the UK and the European Union in relation to Brexit.”

 

 

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TO CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD IN RESPECT OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM:-

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8.1

REVISED CARMARTHENSHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2018-2033. pdf icon PDF 417 KB

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TO RECEIVE THE REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD HELD ON THE 22ND OCTOBER, 2018. pdf icon PDF 281 KB

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10.

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES

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10.1

TO NOTE THAT THE LABOUR GROUP HAS NOMINATED COUNCILLOR JOHN PROSSER TO REPLACE COUNCILLOR ERYL MORGAN ON THE DYFED POWYS POLICE & CRIME PANEL.

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11.

MINUTES FOR INFORMATION (AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE WEBSITE)

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11.1

COMMUNITY SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - 21ST SEPTEMBER 2018

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11.2

SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018

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11.3

EDUCATION AND CHILDREN SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - 27TH SEPTEMBER 2018

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11.4

AUDIT COMMITTEE - 28TH SEPTEMBER 2018

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11.5

ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC PROTECTION SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - 1ST OCTOBER 2018

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11.6

PLANNING COMMITTEE - 2ND OCTOBER 2018

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11.7

COMMUNITY SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - 4TH OCTOBER 2018

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11.8

POLICY AND RESOURCES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - 11TH OCTOBER 2018

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11.9

DEMOCRATIC SERVICES COMMITTEE - 15TH OCTOBER 2018

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11.10

PLANNING COMMITTEE - 18TH OCTOBER 2018

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11.11

LICENSING COMMITTEE - 24TH OCTOBER 2018

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