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To receive apologies for absence. 


Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2019.


Declaration of Interests

The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011.  Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.



Chairman's Announcements pdf icon PDF 40 KB


Leader's Announcements

To receive a verbal update from Councillor Sam Chapman-Allen, Leader of the Council.



Questions on Notice under Standing Order No 6


Questions without Notice under Standing Order No 7


Motion Received under Standing Order No. 8

To consider the following motion:


“Full Council notes the devastating impact that climate change and global temperature increases will have on the lives and livelihoods of people around the world, including on the health, safety and wellbeing of Breckland residents;


The urgent need for action to be taken fast enough for there to be a chance of further climate change being limited to avoid the worst impacts of drought, floods and extreme heat;


The opportunity for individuals and organisations at all levels to take action on reducing carbon emissions, from both production and consumption;


The need to enable low carbon living across society through changes to laws, taxation, infrastructure, policies and plans;


Our responsibility to help secure an environmentally sustainable future for our residents and in relation to the global effects of climate change.


Therefore, this Council resolves to;

1.     Declare a Climate Emergency;

2.     Engage and work in partnership with our partners in the public, private and community sectors, including central government to facilitate bold action to ensure Breckland is able to play its role in helping the UK to deliver against the commitments made nationally and internationally at the 2015 Paris Summit;

3.     Prepare an Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy in line with this pledge, and, with our partners across the community, to develop an action plan and ‘route map’ to a sustainable, low carbon future for our community;

4.     Launch engagement with the public to:

-        Improve “carbon literacy” of all citizens;

-        Encourage and support leadership on this issue in all sectors of society;

-        Obtain meaningful public input into the Breckland Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy and action planning;

-        Facilitate wide community engagement and behavioural change;

5.     To make best endeavours, using its powers and resources, including both financial and officer time, to enable Breckland District Council to be carbon neutral by 2030;

6.     To report back every 6 months, on progress being made”



Cabinet Minutes pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Unconfirmed minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 9 September 2019.


Overview and Scrutiny Commission pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Unconfirmed minutes of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting held on 11 July 2019.


Planning Committee


24 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Confirmed Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 24 June 2019.


22 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Confirmed Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 22 July 2019.


2 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Unconfirmed Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 2 September 2019.


Governance & Audit Committee pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Unconfirmed minutes of the Governance and Audit Committee meeting held on 25 July 2019.


Constitution - Planning Delegations pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report of Mark Stinson, Executive Manager for Governance.


Nominations for Committee and other Seats

To receive nominations for any changes to Committee and other seats from political groups.


Member Development Panel


The Deputy Leader, Councillor Paul Claussen to propose Members of the Panel.


Amendments to the Constitution


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 Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:


“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.





Power Utility Supply in Thetford - Acceptance of Housing Infrastructure Fund

Report of the Executive Member for Finance and Growth.

Additional documents:


At the end of the Council meeting, Chairmen of Committees and Executive Members will be available to members who wish to put forward specific questions, for example on ward issues.

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