Full Council

Date: Tuesday, 02 Jun 2020 Time: 7:00 PM


1.    The Mayor’s Business

2.    Apologies

3.    Declarations of Members’ Interests

4.    Minutes of Council Meeting held Tuesday 3 March 2020 (attached)

5.    Minutes of Special Council Meeting held Wednesday 18 March 2020 (attached)

6.    Minutes of Council Meeting held Tuesday 12 May 2020 (attached)

7.    Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting held Wednesday 26 February 2020 (attached)

8.    Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting held Thursday 27 February 2020 (attached)

9.    Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting held Thursday 12 March 2020 (attached)

10.   Minutes of Environmental Services Committee Meeting held Tuesday 10 March 2020 (attached)

11.   Minutes of Audit Committee Meeting held Wednesday 11 March 2020 (attached)

12.   Minutes of Leisure & Development Committee Meeting held Wednesday 18 March 2020 (attached)

13.   Minutes of the Meeting of the Land and Property Sub-Committee held 4 March 2020 (attached)

14.   Protocol for Remote Council Meetings (report to follow)

15.   Impact of Covid- 19 on both Applicants to Tourism Events Funding Programme 2020/2021 and Council Supported Events (report attached)

16.   Land and Property Report (report to follow)

17.   Environmental Services report (report to follow)

18.   Matters for reporting to the Partnership Panel

19.   Conferences

20.   Correspondence (report attached)

21.   Consultation Schedule (report attached)

22.    Seal Documents

22.1  Grave Registry Certificates, No’s 4911 – 4965 (inclusive)

Other Leases/Licences

22.2  Causeway Coast and Glens Community Centre Managed Agreement and Schedule of Maintenance Operations - Rasharkin Community Centre
(Ref: L&D191119 /CM 191203, L&P 200115/CP&R 200128/CM 200204)

22.3  Ref 07/19/NIE - NIE Networks Wayleave Agreement No 813583 – Liscolman Playing Fields, Dervock – Retrospective
(Ref: L&P SC 200304/CP&R 200324/CM 200407)

22.4  Forglen Lease (Ref: CM 190416/L&P 200205/CM 200303)

22.5  Cushendall Development Agreement (Ref: L&D 200218/CM 200303)

22.6  Gortnaghey Permissive Path Agreements (Ref: CM/20190416)

22.7  Loughgiel Shamrocks Deed of Dedication

23.   Notice to Rescind a Preceding Resolution proposed and signed by Councillor Peacock, Councillor Chivers, Councillor C McShane, Councillor McLaughlin, Councillor McMullan and Councillor Bateson as follows:

“We undersigned would like to rescind the decision made by Council on 3 December 2019 at Item 8.4 and at the Leisure and Development Committee on 19th November 2019 at Item 12 to postpone the opening of the Capital Grants Programme to the end of this term (2024) under Standing Order 23 (1).”

(Leisure and Development Committee Report 19 November 2019 – Grants Programmes 2020-21, Minutes of the Leisure and Development Committee Meeting 19 November 2019 and Council Meeting Minutes 3 December 2019) (reports attached)

24.   Notice to Rescind a Preceding Resolution proposed and signed by Alderman Fielding, Councillor Holmes, Councillor Quigley, Councillor Knight McQuillan, Councillor Anderson and Alderman McCandless as follows:

“We undersigned would like to rescind the decision made by Council on 7 January 2020 at Item 9 Minutes of Environmental Services Committee 10 December 2019 Harbour and Marina Fees 2020-21 – Item 6.2 Amendments and Additions to Charging Schedule (Item 2) C under Standing Order 23 (1).”

(Environmental Services Committee Report 10 December 2019 – Harbour and Marina Fees 2020-21 – Charging Amendment and Change of Terms and Conditions, Minutes of the Environmental Services Committee Meeting 10 December 2019 and Council Meeting Minutes 7 January 2020) (reports attached)

25.    Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor MA McKillop, seconded by Councillor Mulholland

‘That this council welcomes the announcement from the Infrastructure Minister that an additional £3M will be allocated to fixing street lights and filling potholes in our roads, notes the positive impact that fixing these problems will have on the lives of ratepayers, further notes the severe pressure on maintenance budgets, and agrees to write to the Minister for Finance to outline the need for additional resource to tackle these and other pressures that are vital for improving lives across our communities.’

26.    Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Peacock, seconded by Councillor C McShane

‘That this Council establishes a stand-alone ‘Women’s sub-committee’ made up of female representatives of this council to discuss and promote women’s issues, to build the skills and confidence of female representatives and to promote women getting involved in local politics to aim to achieve proportionality.’

27.    Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Callan, seconded by Alderman McCorkell

‘Given the strategic significance of planning to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council – we ask that the Chief Executive bring in outside planning consultants from an exemplar planning authority to carry out a full review of our planning functions and processes. This is to be completed within a 3month period on the passing of this motion.’

28.    Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Peacock, seconded by Councillor Bateson

Council notes:

that the impacts of climate breakdown are already causing serious damage around the world.

that the ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 o C’, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018, (a) describes the enormous harm that a 2o C average rise in global temperatures is likely to cause compared with a 1.5 o C rise, and (b) confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5 o C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society and the private sector.

that all governments (national, regional and local) have a duty to act, and local governments that recognise this should not wait for their national governments to change their policies;

that strong policies to cut emissions also have associated health, wellbeing and economic benefits;

and that, recognising this, a growing number of local authorities have already passed ‘Climate Emergency’ motions.

In recognition that a more ambitious and urgent target for net zero carbon emissions than 2050 is required, Council therefore commits to:

Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ that requires urgent action.

Using renewable energy sources across the council’s full range of functions by 2030.

Ensure that all strategic decisions, budgets and approaches to planning decisions are in line with a shift to net zero carbon

Support and work with all other relevant agencies towards making the entire area zero carbon within the same timescale;

Ensure that political and chief officer leadership teams embed this work in all areas and take responsibility for reducing, as rapidly as possible, the carbon emissions resulting from the Council’s activities, ensuring that any recommendations are fully costed and that the Executive and Scrutiny functions review council activities taking account of production and consumption emissions and produce an action plan within 12 months, together with budget actions and a measured baseline;

Request that Council Scrutiny Panels consider the impact of climate change and the environment when reviewing Council policies and strategies;

Work with, influence and inspire partners across the district and region to help deliver this goal through all relevant strategies, plans and shared resources by developing a series of meetings, events and partner workshops;

Request that the Council and partners take steps to proactively include young people in the process, ensuring that they have a voice in shaping the future;

Consider other actions that could be implemented, including (but not restricted to); renewable energy generation and storage, providing electric vehicle infrastructure and encouraging alternatives to private car use, increasing the efficiency of buildings, in particular to address fuel poverty; proactively using local planning powers to accelerate the delivery of net carbon new developments and communities, coordinating a series of information and training events to raise awareness and share good practice.

29.    Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor McMullan, seconded by Councillor Chivers

‘That this Council recognizes the present and future dangers that coastal erosion will bring to our coast line.  That this Council also recognizes the impact that coastal erosion will have on our economy and the quality of life for our residents, and further recognizes the ongoing loss of land to the agricultural community due to coastal erosion. That this Council now calls on the Department of Infrastructure and DAERA to look at setting up a Coastal Observatory in line with and under the same conditions as other jurisdictions.’

30.    Notice of Motion proposed by Alderman McCandless, seconded by Councillor Wilson

‘This Council notes that according to the London School of Economics there are currently over 22,000 people living with dementia in Northern Ireland, this figure is projected to nearly double to 42,800 by 2040 and the cost to the economy of dementia in 2040 will be over £1 billion.

This Council calls on the Minister for Health to ensure a universal and comprehensive approach across all Health Trusts in Northern Ireland for people following a dementia diagnosis and urges his Department to #FixDementiaCare by reforming Adult Social Care funding to address the costs faced by the growing number of people with dementia and their families.

This Council will build on Alzheimer’s Society work of creating Dementia Friendly Communities by hosting a ‘Dementia Friendly workshop’ which will increase the awareness and confidence of our staff to better relate to, support and communicate with people with dementia to help tackle stigma, establish best practice and reduce barriers for our ageing population’.

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