Council - Thursday, 16th March, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 


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Apologies for Absence

Please advise the Democratic Services Team on 01629 761133 or email of any apologies for absence.


Public Participation pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To enable members of the public to ask questions, express views or present petitions, IF NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN, (by telephone, in writing or by email) BY NO LATER THAN 12 NOON OF THE WORKING DAY PRECEDING THE MEETING. As per Procedural Rule 14.4 at any one meeting no person may submit more than 3 questions and no more than 1 such question may be asked on behalf of one organisation.




Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any interests they may have in subsequent agenda items in accordance with the District Council’s Code of Conduct. Those interests are matters that relate to money or that which can be valued in money, affecting the Member, her/his partner, extended family and close friends. Interests that become apparent at a later stage in the proceedings may be declared at the time.


Leaders' Announcements

Announcements of the Leader of the Council.


Chairman's Announcements

Announcements of the Civic Chairman.


Committees pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To receive the non-exempt Minutes of the Committees shown below:


Non-exempt Minutes to be received:                                                           Date

Licensing and Appeals Sub-Committee                               12 December 2022

Licensing and Appeals Committee                                           17 January 2023

Planning Committee                                                                 24 January 2023

Council                                                                                      26 January 2023

Community and Environment Committee                              09 February 2023

Planning Committee                                                                14 February 2023

Governance and Resources Committee                                16 February 2023


Minute Book to Follow

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Questions, if any, from Members who have given notice.


Second Homes Council Tax Premium pdf icon PDF 301 KB

The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent in April 2023. The Bill provides powers for councils to double the Council Tax payable on 2nd homes. The District Council had been consulting the community and owners of 2nd homes on the proposal. This report seeks to undertake work to amend the policy concerning long term empty homes to reflect a handful of cases causing difficulty to owners of empty homes currently improving their property.


Clean and Green Review pdf icon PDF 267 KB

The report outlines the work to date on the review of Council’s Clean & Green service.  This includes the review of the service by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) and the involvement of staff, management and unions in that review.

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Calendar of Meetings for Council and Committee Meetings in the 2023/24 Municipal Year pdf icon PDF 85 KB

The purpose of this report is to submit the proposed Calendar of Meetings for Council and Committee Meetings in the 2023/24 municipal year.

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Decarbonisation of the Arc Leisure Centre (Matlock) and Wirksworth Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 834 KB

To consider the recommendation of the Governance and Resources Committee to accept a grant offer from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) phase 3b of £1.9m in order to decarbonise the Arc Matlock and Wirksworth Leisure Centre.


Public Sector Biodiversity Duty pdf icon PDF 141 KB

This report advises Members about the Biodiversity Duty, and sets out activities which the District Council has, and is currently undertaking that contributes to meeting the new requirement. It also recommends that a plan be prepared which sets out further actions the District Council should undertake to meet the requirements of the newly enhanced biodiversity duty, and in particular those relating to Biodiversity Net Gain.

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