WATCH | Previous council meetings 2019

Annual Council Meeting, 22 May 2019.

This was the first time the new administration, elected for the next four years on 2 May, met together. The Annual Meeting agreed the composition of the Council's various Committees and the appointment of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen to those Committees. The meeting also elected the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council for the coming year and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales, a civic role.

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Full Council, 30 May 2019.

Councillors unanimously approved a motion that climate change is an existential threat. Two students from Matlock's Highfields School and a representative from the Derbyshire Climate Coalition made statements on the motion at a full meeting of the Council on Thursday 30 May. 
The District Council has pledged to:
  • Declare a Climate Emergency
  • Make Derbyshire Dales District Council carbon neutral by 2030
  • Call on the UK Government to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible
  • Work with partners across the county and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies
  • Report back to Council within six months with the actions the Council will take to address this emergency
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Planning Committee, 18 June 2019.

The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here [PDF 7.92MB]

Community & Environment Committee, 26 June 2019.

The Committee's agenda included an update in respect of a Gypsy and Traveller family who have presented themselves as homeless, an update in the Derbyshire Dales Economic Plan and there was a report on a partnership agreement between the District Council and Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire. Members also looked at representations received during the statutory publicity period for the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan and hear a report on the progress towards increasing affordable housing in the Derbyshire Dales.

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Governance & Resources Committee, 11 July 2019.

Reports to this meeting included a debate on an electoral review of Derbyshire Dales District Council set to start this year. The result could impact on how local communities are represented by councillors from 2023. Other reports featured the council's Equality, Consultation and Engagement Plan 2019/20, a review of Polling Places, revised CCTV code of practice, a review of the council's Revenue and Benefits Service, plus a debate on Derbyshire Dales Safeguarding Policy, a Procurement Strategy update 2018-2021 and the Internal Audit Annual Report 2018/19.

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Planning Committee,16 July 2019.

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Full council, 25 July 2019.

Debates included the District Council's 2018/19 Statement of Accounts, an upcoming Corporate Peer Challenge, a Housing Delivery Test, a Review of the Civic Chairman Protocol, establishment of a Climate Change Working Group and maiden speeches by recently elected councillors Stuart Lees, Mark Wakeman and Matthew Buckler.

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Planning Committee, 13 August 2019.

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Community & Environment Committee, 21 August 2019.

Debates at the meeting included a progress report on the possible redevelopment of Matlock town centre, a memorial bench donation policy, a voluntary Right to Buy scheme and the procurement of a waste and recycling organics contract.

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Governance & Resources Committee, 5 September 2019.

Among agenda items councillors debated was a report about the possibility of third party electric vehicle charging points being installed at council-owned car parks. Also up for discussion was an update report on the financial contributions made in respect of Section 106 planning obligations, a new action plan associated with the council's Communications & Marketing Strategy and the findings of the 2019/20 Internal Audit Plan.

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Planning Committee, 10 September 2019.

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Full council, 26 September 2019.

The meeting included maiden speeches from three new councillors elected in May. Business also included an update from the Council's Climate Change Working Group, the annual review of planning decisions, a review of polling districts, places and stations, the Treasury Management annual report and draft comments made in respect of the Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan.

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Planning Committee, 8 October 2019.

Applications included five industrial and commercial buildings on land west of Blackrocks Business Park, Porter Lane, Wirksworth, and outline plans for a residential development of 12 homes with approval sought for access at land off Millers Green, Wirksworth.

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Full council, 21 November 2019.

This meeting included a report on the results of consultation with residents and a proposal for a completely new Corporate Plan for 2020-2024. Also reported was the outcome of consultation with businesses and partners on the draft plan and adoption of the Derbyshire Dales Economic Plan 2019-2033. There was a report on the final stage of the Polling Review and an update too on the public conveniences at Monsal Head, which, since their closure in May 2017, have been the subject of negotiations with a neighbouring hotel with the aim of enabling future toilets provision at the site at no cost to the District Council. The report notes progress has been slow but that a Community Interest Company has now come forward too.

There was also a Proposal of a Notice of Motion that the Council works with the Emergency Services to amend the wording relating to noise and smoke nuisance in its existing Bonfire and Firework Safety Scheme to state that because noise and smoke may effect the elderly, young children, and pets that displays should be advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people.

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Planning Committee, 3 December 2019.

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