This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and streamed live. The link can be found by clicking on the meeting date., South Holland District Council - Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: This meeting will be held in line with the Local Authorities & Police & Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority & Police & Crime Panel Meetings) (England & Wales) Regulations 2020.

Contact: Democratic Services  01775 764626

Link: View Facebook Livestream of the meeting

No. Item


Apologies for absence.



To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23September 2020 and 8th October 2020 (copy enclosed).


Minutes of Annual Council Meeting held on 23 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 511 KB


Minutes of Special Council Meeting held on 8 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 64 KB


Declaration of Interests.

(Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest and then leave the meeting without participating in any discussion or making a statement on the item, except where a Councillor is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of dispensation.)


Chairman's Announcements.


Announcements by Leader and Members of the Cabinet.


Questions asked on notice under Standing Order 6


Questions asked without notice under Standing Order 7


Report from Cabinet meeting held on 27 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider recommendations of the Cabinet in respect of:


a)         2020/21 Financial Report Quarter 2 – To provide information on the Quarter 2 (to 30 September 2020) financial position of the Council (Cabinet minute 38)(Cabinet agenda item 7)

Additional documents:


Key Decision Plan pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To receive the current Key Decision Plan (copy enclosed).


Chief Executive Proper Officer appointments pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider (a) the appointment of Proper Officers where the Chief Executive is currently the sole appointed Proper Officer, including a minor amendment to the Constitution; (b) proposed amendments to the terms of reference of the Joint Appointments and Disciplinary Committee arising from the resignation of the Chief Executive; (c) other amendments to the Constitution to deal with any periods during which there is no Chief Executive in post; and (d) amendments to the Financial Procedure Rules relating to virements and grants (Report of the Deputy Leader (Council), and Executive Manager – Governance (Deputy Monitoring Officer) enclosed).


Place Based Management pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To update Members at both councils on the current place-based management arrangements and to agree a number of changes following the retirement of the Chief Executive and the appointment of a Head of Paid Service/Strategic Advisor to undertake a review of the strategic relationship between Breckland and South Holland  (Report of the Head of Paid Service and Strategic Advisor enclosed).

Additional documents:


Coronavirus - Continuation of Emergency Governance Measures for Planning pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider extending the emergency Governance measures in relation to the determination of planning applications (Report of the Executive Director – Commercialisation and Growth (S151 Officer) enclosed).

Additional documents:


Revised Licensing Act Statement of Principles pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the proposed draft Statement of Licensing Policy (2021 to 2026) (Report of the Portfolio Holder – Public Protection enclosed).

Additional documents:


MHCLG Next Steps Accommodation Programme pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the offer of £399,255 in time limited grant funding from MHCLG / Homes England (Report of the Leader of the Council and Executive Director – Commercialisation (S151 Officer) enclosed).


Nominations for Committees and other Seats and Proposed Changes to the Constitution.

To receive, from political groups, nominations for any changes to Committees and other seats and to consider any proposed changes to the Constitution.


The following nominations/changes have been submitted:


Joint Appointments and Disciplinary Committee


Substitute members (currently all vacant seats)

Lord Porter

Councillor Drury

Councillor Newton


South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee

Councillor Grocock to replace Councillor Gambba-Jones



Councillor Grocock to replace Councillor Coupland

Richard Hodgson to replace Rob Walker


Welland Homes Board Directors/Shareholder Representative

Councillor Tyrrell to replace Councillor Drury

Councillor Seymour appointed to Conservative Group vacancy

Councillor Grocock to replace Councillor Lawton as Shareholder Representative.


South Holland Local Housing CIC (South Holland Homes)

Councillors Casson, Coupland, Drury and Redgate to replace Councillors Biggadike and Porter, Matthew Hogan and former councillor Paul Przyzslak (in the case of the latter, a formal resignation is awaited and until Mr Przyzslak retires from the Board this will result in one additional director).



Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent



NOTE:            No other business is permitted unless by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified in the minutes, the Chairman is of the opinion that the items(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider that, under section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business of the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 & 3 of Schedule 12 (A) of the Act.



COVID Implications on the South Holland Centre Operations

To set out the current position and potential options for consideration for the South Holland Centre (Report of the Leader of the Council and Executive Director – Commercialisation (S151 Officer) enclosed).