WATCH | Previous council meetings 2022

Planning Committee, 11 January 2022

This meeting, to be held in the Council Chamber at Matlock Town Hall, considered planning applications from Warren Carr, Ashbourne and Hognaston.

View the full agenda [PDF].

Licensing & Appeals Committee, 13 January 2022.

Agenda items scheduled for this meeting, held in the Council Chamber at Matlock Town Hall, included:
  • Review of Gambling Statement of Principles (Licensing Policy)
  • Licensing & Appeals Sub-Committee Procedures
  • Implementation of National Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Standards - Progress Report
  • The Mobile Homes (requirement for manager of site to be a fit and proper person) (England) Regulations 2020 - Introduction of Fees Policy
View the full agenda [PDF].

Extraordinary Council Meeting, 19 January 2022.

Councillors considered a report on the work that has been undertaken to review the adopted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.

It advised Members of those aspects of the Local Plan that it is considered will be necessary to modify taking account of an updated evidence base, updated guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework and the National Planning Practice Guidance. The report also outlines a timetable for the next stages of the
review process completion.

The meeting also received a report seeking councillors' approval for the submission of an application to the Secretary of State for Rural Area Designation under s157 of the Housing Act 1985, enabling the opportunity for the council to delivery rural exception affordable housing to those residents in need, rather than First Homes which are unlikely to be as affordable to residents of Derbyshire Dales.

This meeting took place in the Wheeldon Hall at Highfields School, Matlock.

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Governance & Resources Committee, 20 January 2022.

This meeting, held in the Council Chamber at Matlock Town Hall, considered these agenda items:
  • Housing Support System
  • Policy on probationary periods
  • Corporate plan 2020-2024 - Performance 2020/21 and priorities 2022/23
  • Organisational health - Key performance indicators - mid-year 2021/22
  • Transformation of systems to support Member services and governance
  • Fees and charges for 2022/23
  • Residents online panel survey results
  • External review of internal audit - action plan progress
  • Progress update on the 2021/22 internal audit plan
  • Joint Consultative Group: Minutes

View the full agenda [PDF].

Full Council, 27 January 2022.

Agenda items at this meeting, which took place at the Highfields Lumsdale site, included:
  • Empty Homes Premium and Update to Council Tax Discretionary Discounts Policy
  • Derbyshire Clause Policy & Procedure
  • Council Housing Update Report
  • Resilience, Resources, Priorities - Chief Executive update
  • Appointment of External Auditor
  • Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/23
  • Capital Programme Monitoring 2021/22 & Capital Programme 2022/23 to 2024/25
  • Amendment to the Constitution - Rules of Substitution
  • Revenue Budget Monitoring Quarter 2 2021/22
  • Appointment of Chairs to Northern, Central and Southern Community Area Forum

View the full agenda [PDF].

Planning Committee, 8 February 2022.

Applications up for consideration included the change of use and conversion of Matlock's market hall to a mixed use premises comprising a cinema, community hall/meeting space or office, cafe/restaurant or retail use or hot food take-away/drinking establishment.

The Committee also debated a plan for two housing blocks to provide 120 bed spaces, a multifaith centre, siting of a portacabin for parcel storage and the creation of additional car parking at H M Prison Sudbury.

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Extraordinary Council Meeting, 17 February 2022.

Councillors unanimously supported an independent review to establish Serco’s performance against the requirements of the disrupted waste and recycling contract here in the Derbyshire Dales. Allen Graham, who was appointed in November by the District Council to undertake the review, had submitted his report and recommendations.

The report [PDF 841KB], which finds there has been “an incomplete delivery of the contract requirements by Serco”, is available to view on the council's website at 

Mr Graham, a former Chief Executive of Rushcliffe Borough Council and Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Review Chief Executive Lead, attended the 17 February meeting to present his findings and recommendations to the Council.

The extraordinary meeting was broadcast live on the District Council’s YouTube channel here:

Community & Environment Committee meeting, 23 Feburary 2022.

Agenda items up for consideration included:
  • Offering support to local communities to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
  • An update on actions taken following the designation of an Air Quality Management Area in Ashbourne.
  • The process for making a bid to round 2 of the Government's Levelling Up Fund.
  • An extension of funding for the Derbyshire Dales Business Advice service.
  • Investment priorities for the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
  • An update on the 2021 Matlock Bath Illuminations and proposals for the 2022 event.
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Community & Environment Committee, 1 March 2022

Committee members considered a further update on development plans for the proposed conversion of the former Market Hall in Matlock's Bakewell Road and the requirement for additional funding following necessary changes to the scheme and impact of the current volatile situation within the construction industry on costs and resources.

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Annual Budget Meeting, 3 March 2022.

At this full meeting of the Council Members set the District Council's share of council tax for 2022/23.

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Planning Committee, 8 March 2022

Applications debated at this meeting came from Matlock's Farley Hill, Darley Bridge, Cromford, Kirk Ireton and Ashbourne.

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Governance & Resources Committee, 17 March 2022.

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Full Council, 24 March 2022.

This meeting, held in the Council Chamber at Matlock Town Hall, considered these agenda items:
  • Three-Yearly Review Of Gambling Licensing Policy: Statement Of Procedures
  • Capital Strategy Report For 2022/23
  • Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2022/23
  • Localism Act - Pay Policy Statement
  • Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Strategy: 2022-2025
  • Derbyshire Dales Local Plan - Next Steps
View the full agenda [PDF].

Our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 10 August will be broadcast live on YouTube from 6pm.

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