Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Contact: Lynn Cain  Email:

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To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Personal Interests and/or Non-Registrable Interests.


To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 23 September 2021. pdf icon PDF 355 KB


To receive any announcements from the Chairman, Leader, Members of the Cabinet and the Head of Paid Service.


To receive questions from the Public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11, if any.

(None received for this meeting)


To receive and consider any petitions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12, if any.

Petition 1

To consider a petition submitted by Mandy Shaw with 7653 signatories (3504 e-petition and 4149 paper signatures) as follows:-


“We the undersigned petition the council to reject the proposal to permit the development of the Greenbelt land in and around Whyburn Farm, Hucknall.”


Petition 2

To consider a petition submitted by Laura Gapski subject to confirmation that the total number of signatures reaches the threshold of 1500 signatories by the petition closing date of 1 December 2021:-


“We the undersigned petition the council to Reject the proposal to permit the development of 1000 homes, a school and associated amenities, in accordance with the Draft Local Plan 2020-2038 on the greenfield land around Cauldwell Road and Derby Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield.”


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2 (viii) to receive reports from the Cabinet in relation to the Council's budget and policy framework, reports of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for debate and reports from Officers of the Council:-


Report on an Urgent Key Decision.


Safer Streets Funding and Initiatives. pdf icon PDF 278 KB


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2 (ix), to receive recommendations from the Cabinet and the Council's Committees and resolve in accordance with the Council's rules of debate as per the attached schedule. pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Additional documents:


Updates from Members of the Cabinet on their Portfolio Activity.


Notices of Motion.

Motion 1

To consider a notice of motion proposed by Councillor Lauren Mitchell and seconded by Councillor Kevin Rostance, as follows:-


“Considerable opposition to the development proposals within the Draft Local Plan to expand Hucknall has been advanced by the people of Hucknall.


This Council therefore resolves to request the Cabinet (in conjunction with the Local Plan Steering Group) to fully take into account the consultation submissions and to address the opposition to the Draft Local Plan by the people of Hucknall by:


a)    Urgently reviewing, with a view to considering whether to amend at the earliest possible opportunity, this version of the Draft Local Plan which objectors consider allocates a disproportionate number of new dwellings to Hucknall and destroys a significant portion of Green Belt land; and


b)    Considering whether to replace it, at the earliest possible opportunity, with an amended Draft Local Plan that places greater weight upon the scale of development that has already occurred and been allocated in Hucknall, that allocates a greater level of new housing beyond Hucknall across Ashfield District, and that seeks to ensure that any such Plan is sustainable.


c)    Considering the adequacy of all infrastructure and services for such development as is proposed for Hucknall.”


To answer any questions submitted in writing by Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13, if any.

Question 1

Question from Councillor Keir Morrison to the Portfolio Holder for Parks, Town Centres and Neighbourhood Services:


“It has been revealed that Piggins Croft car park in Hucknall is Ashfield District Councils' preferred location for the development of a new health facility.  If the build goes ahead, could the portfolio holder tell us where and how the council proposes to replace and increase lost town centre car parking?”


To receive a list of minutes and a web link to access Cabinet and Committee meeting minutes that have been published since the last ordinary meeting of the Council for Members to give notice of their intention to ask a question of a relevant Chairman under Procedure Rule 13.2. pdf icon PDF 127 KB

(None received for this meeting)