This meeting did not convene as a mark of respect., Council - Tuesday, 13th September, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, BCP Civic Centre, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:

Note: Following consultation with all political group leaders and unaligned councillors, as a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there was agreement that the meeting of BCP Council scheduled for 13 September should not proceed. The Group Leaders unanimously agreed that none of their respective membership would attend the meeting, rendering the meeting inquorate. All business, including any representations from the public will be referred to the next meeting. At this time, the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 8 November, although an additional meeting may be required for urgent business. 


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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 598 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 12 July 2022.


Announcements and Introductions from the Chairman

To receive any announcements from the Chairman.


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:


The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.


Recommendations from the Cabinet and Committees

Please refer to the recommendations detailed below.


Cabinet 27 July 2022 - Minute No 30 - Harmonising Community Infrastructure Levy pdf icon PDF 554 KB

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(a)           Approve the proposed BCP CIL Instalment Policy;

(b)           Approve the proposed BCP CIL Payment in Kind Policy; and

(c)           Approve the BCP CIL Discretionary Relief Statement.


Cabinet 27 July 2022 - Minute No 33 - Youth Justice Service - Annual Youth Justice Plan pdf icon PDF 138 KB

RECOMMENDED that Full Council approve the Annual Youth Justice Plan.

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Audit and Governance Committee 28 July 2022 - Minute No. 117 - Treasury Management Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 477 KB

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(d)          approves the revised prudential indicators set out in table 9 of the report (‘Revised Treasury Indicators: limits to borrowing activity’);

Note – resolution (a), (b), (c) and (e) were determined by the Audit and Governance Committee

Additional documents:


Cabinet 7 September 2022 - Recommendations pdf icon PDF 306 KB



Minute No 41 – BCP FuturePlaces Ltd – Appointment of Independent Chair and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(a)        confirms the appointment of Lord Kerslake to the position of independent Chair of the BCP FuturePlaces Ltd company board, and for him to take up that position at the next FuturePlaces board meeting;

(b)        delegates the appointment of two further independent NEDs to the Chief Executive of BCP Council, as Shareholder Representative, in consultation with the new independent Chair of BCP FuturePlaces Ltd and bring details of those appointments back to council for information; and

(c)        approves the resignation of Councillor Phil Broadhead from the board upon the appointment of Lord Kerslake, and the resignation of Councillor Drew Mellor upon the above appointments having been made.

Minute No 42 – Wessex Fields Site – University Hospital Dorset Link Road

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(a)          approve the budget increase as detailed in Confidential appendix A; and

(b)          approve this is funded from the council’s Futures Fund.


Minute No 43 – Council Newbuild Housing and Acquisition Strategy (CNHAS) – One year update

RECOMMENDED that Council approves: -

(a)            The increase to acquisition Programmes 4a’s (street acquisitions) budget previously approved by Council in February 2022 from £47.9 million to £68.8 million, subject to confirmation by the Council’s Chief Finance Officer in advance of committing sums contractually, that appropriate capital funding has been identified and approved and that the investment demonstrates robust value for money and there is certainty that the investment is an improvement on the current budget’s financial performance. 

(b)           The expansion/amendment of the types of building and housing units within them that can be purchased through Programme 4a to include - where part of regeneration and/or permitted development activity: -

                    (i)           Newbuild residential units, both as individual acquisitions      and;

                   (ii)           Block purchases of multiple units whose total costs exceed £1m but are delivered within the budgetary constraints of programme 4a and have the average individual new unit total scheme cost below £0.5m each.

(c)            Delegation to the Chief Operations Officer, in consultation with Director of Finance, Director of Housing, Monitoring Officer and Portfolio Holders for People & Homes & Development, Growth and Regeneration the approval through an Officer Decision Record process of any purchase of a Block of housing units in b)ii

(d)           Delegation to the Chief Executive to agree a process for securing an independent assessment of value for money relating to any acquisitions where Council officers or elected members have an interest. Refer 10.3 for further explanation.

(e)            BCP Council execute the Homes England Agreement entitled Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (5069) - AHP 21 - 26 Grant Agreement (LA).

(f)             Option 1 be agreed as the appropriate option for the Princess Road development as detailed in the report attached as Confidential Annex 1.

Minute No 45 – Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) Implementation

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(a)            Subject to confirmation of an award, accepts the £8.9m Bus Service Improvement Plan funding for the period 2022/3 to 2024/5  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6d

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Notices of Motion in accordance with Procedure Rule 9

A – Decarbonising Transport

The following motion submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 9 of the Meeting Procedure Rules has been proposed by Councillor F Rice and seconded by Councillor K Wilson:-

‘In order to meet our climate emergency declaration, we will work to decarbonise the transport network in the BCP area in order to meet the government’s Net Zero Strategy.  In order to do this we will aim to meet the government’s vision of 50% of journeys within the BCP area to be done by walking, scooting or cycling by 2030, as per the government’s ‘Decarbonising Transport.  A Better, Greener Britain 2021 report’.


B - Clean Up Governance on Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council

The following motion submitted in accordance with Procedure Rule 9 of the Meeting Procedure Rules has been proposed by Councillor M Earl and seconded by Councillor V Slade:-

The Council notes:

Following a series of critical press appearances featuring BCP Council, we, as councillors, have a responsibility to clean up governance and start earning back residents’ trust.

The residents we represent and the staff who serve this council should be proud of BCP Council. The proposals in this motion seek to ‘clean up’ governance in our council by responding positively and collectively to key concerns.

1.    Council resolves to:

a.      Instruct officers to bring a report to Audit & Governance that reviews Part 5 on Financial Regulations - Appendix 1 EX10 ‘Appointment of Consultants’ of the Constitution with a view to reducing the threshold at which relevant Service Directors and Corporate Directors approve spend without a business case in place;

b.      Amend the constitution so it states that cabinet members cannot hold directorships of council related businesses;

c.      Invite the LGA or appropriate body to consider the constitution and make recommendations, particularly relating to governance, in conjunction with officers and members;

d.      Instruct officers to bring a report to council by March 2023 on options for alternative governance structures in BCP Council rather than a Leader, Cabinet & Cabinet Plus system.

2.    Council asks:

a.      That the Leader considers the appropriateness of holding both the position of Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder responsible for the finance of this council.


Questions from Councillors

The deadline for questions to be submitted to the Monitoring Officer is 5 September 2022.


Urgent Decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with the Constitution

To consider any urgent decisions taken by the Chief Executive in accordance with the Constitution.