Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 4 February 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP25/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Chief Executive read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

GSP26/20

Apologies

Minutes:

The Chief Executive completed the roll call and an apology was recorded from Councillor McKeever.

GSP27/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin declared an interest in Item 4 – Deputation – To receive Mr Reidy, Assistant General Secretary, ICTU.

GSP28/20

Deputation - To receive Mr Owen Reidy, Assistant General Secretary, ICTU Northern Ireland Committee to discuss the "Better Work Better Lives" Campaign (copy of policy document attached) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Committee received Mr Reidy, General Secretary, ICTU.  Mr Reidy thanked

Members and Officers for granting him an opportunity to address the Committee.  He presented in detail the content of the policy document on the Trade Union Campaign for “Better Work Better Lives” which addressed the following areas:

 

Introduction  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP28/20

GSP29/20

Request for Suspension of Standing Orders - Ulster University

Minutes:

With the permission of the Chairperson, Councillor Harkin proposed the suspension of standing orders to discuss a petition by the Derry University Group for the Stormont Executive to oppose a request from Ulster University for £126m.

 

Councillor Reilly pointed out that it would not be necessary to suspend standing orders  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP29/20

GSP30/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 7 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Minutes:

Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 5

November 2019 (GSP1/20-GSP23/20) were signed by the Chairperson as

correct.

 

 

GSP31/20

Options for University Provision in the North West (Ref GSP8/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin referred to the outstanding recommendations which had

been agreed at the previous Meeting of Committee.  He expressed concern that Ulster University were now seeking a £126m bail out ‘loan’ from the Stormont Executive to address its £110m overspend in respect of the relocation of students from the Jordanstown  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP31/20

GSP32/20

Emblems in the Workplace

Minutes:

The Chief Executive referred to the January Council Meeting when following a request from Councillor Gallagher, it was agreed that an update on the Emblems in the Workplace Policy would be presented to this Meeting.  The Chief Executive invited the Lead Human Resources Officer to present a verbal report for  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP32/20

GSP33/20

Preparing the Peace Plus Programme - Council Response to SEUPB Stakeholder Engagement Survey (Draft 1 Response attached) pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Funding Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ views on the 1st Draft of Council’s Corporate Response to SEUPB’s consultation on the new PEACE Plus Programme 2021-2027.

 

Councillor Mellon sought  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP33/20

GSP34/20

Quarter Three Financial Outturn Update 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Finance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was for Members to consider and approve Council’s Quarter 3 financial outturn and position at 31st December 2019.

 

Councillor Cooper welcomed the positive response received  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP34/20

GSP35/20

Review of Equality Scheme and Disability Scheme for DCSDC pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above

report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to present for elected Members’ consideration a draft Equality Scheme 2020-2023 and a draft Disability Scheme 2020-2023.

 

Alderman McClintock expressed concern that  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP35/20

GSP36/20

Review of Equality Action Plan and Disability action Plan for DCSDC pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to present Members with a revised draft Equality Action Plan and Disability Action Plan for Derry City and Strabane District Council in  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP36/20

GSP37/20

Lighting of Council Facilities pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek elected Member approval for the draft Asset Illumination Policy.

 

In response to a query from Councillor Mellon, the Lead Democratic  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP37/20

GSP38/20

Application for Vesting Order - Lands at Foyle Port Lisahally pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Legal Services Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members an Application by Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners to acquire by Vesting lands for development of the Harbour undertaking at  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP38/20

GSP39/20

NILGA Update pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with copies of the draft Minutes of the Meeting of the Central/Local Government Political Partnership Forum held on Friday 27 September 2019 in  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP39/20

GSP40/20

Update on Progress with Actions arising from Motions pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on progress with actions arising from two specific motions to Council.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

 

GSP41/20

Northern Ireland Housing Council Update pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with the most recent Housing Bulletin.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

The Meeting then went into Confidential  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP41/20