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Policy and Resources Committee MEETING


Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Time: 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Remote Meeting To access the meeting, please follow the instructions set out at the end of the Agenda



Councillors Mrs Blackmore, M Burton, Chappell-Tay, Clark, Cox (Chairman), English, Mrs Gooch, Harvey, McKay, Mortimer, Newton, Perry (Vice-Chairman), Purle, Round and Springett


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.



Page No.



1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




7.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information.




8.        Minutes of the meeting held on 12 February 2020

1 - 10



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.    Question and answer session for members of the public (if any)




11.    Questions from Members to the Chairman (if any)




12.    Council-Led Garden Community Update

11 - 22



13.    Update on Biodiversity and Climate Change Action Plan

23 - 27



14.    Property Asset Review Update

28 - 34



15.    Ongoing Investment in Lockmeadow.

35 - 43



16.    Financial Update

44 - 53



17.    Business Rates Pilot Projects Update


54 - 62




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01622 602700


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