Agenda

Council - Wednesday 26th January, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Rawnsley Hall, Keswick

Contact: Lindsay Tomlinson  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 441 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Council meeting held on 8 December 2021.

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors and officers to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether there are any items on the agenda for which the press and public should be excluded.

5.

Questions and Petitions

To answer questions under Procedural Rule No. 4.16 from members of the public and from Councillors under Procedural Rule No. 4.17 and to receive Petitions under Access to Information Rules.

 

6.

Notices of Motion

The following motion has been received from Councillor Markus Campbell-Savours:

 

This Council calls upon the Government to recognise the extent of the UK housing crisis, in particular the proliferation in self-catering holiday lets in national parks and other tourism hotspots, where private housing stocks are being rapidly eroded.

 

We call upon the Government to investigate the current tax arrangements for holiday lets (e.g. Small Business Rate Relief and reduced Capital Gains Tax) and consider if these have an inflationary impact on house prices and if they are reducing the supply of private rental properties. 

 

Finally, we call upon the Government to urgently provide local housing authorities with the powers to introduce a holiday let licensing scheme with the ability to control holiday let numbers through locally defined caps. Caps could be developed during existing housing needs assessments and a system of enforcement self-financed through licence fees.

 

7.

Councillor Speeches

To hear speeches (not exceeding 5 minutes each), for up to a specified period of 15 minutes, from individual members on a local issue in the Member’s Ward, of which 24 hours’ notice has been given to the Chief Executive.

8.

Announcements from the Mayor, Leader or Head of Paid Service

9.

Portfolio Holder updates (non-key) pdf icon PDF 451 KB

10.

Executive Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To note the contents of the minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 24 November 2021.

 

11.

Reference from Executive 12/01/2022 - Establishment of Cumberland Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

12.

Calculation of Council Tax Base 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Additional documents:

13.

Members Allowance Scheme Review 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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14.

Proposals for the Appointment of External Auditors pdf icon PDF 454 KB