Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 6 October 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP134/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

GSP135/20

Apologies

Minutes:

The Chief Executive read the roll call and no apologies were recorded.

GSP136/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chairperson read the Statement for Remote Meetings.

GSP137/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

The following Declarations of Interests were recorded:  

 

Item 5 –To receive Mr P Brown Basic Income NI to make a Presentation on Introducing a Universal Basic Income – Councillor Ferguson.

                       

Item 7 - Chairperson’s Business - New Decade New Approach – Alderman McCready

 

GSP138/20

Deputations - To Receive Mr P Brown Basic Income NI to make a presentation on Introducing Basic Income

Minutes:

Mr P Brown from Basic Income NI gave a power-point presentation on Introducing Universal Basic Income, a copy of which had previously been circulated.

 

Alderman McClintock thanked Mr Brown for his presentation.  She referred to the fact that this was a new concept and whilst she was very keen that  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP138/20

GSP139/20

Deputation - To Receive a Presentation from Janet Smyth and Peter Martin Strategic Communications, Engagement and General Policy Department, DfC on an Anti-Poverty Strategy

Minutes:

The Chairperson welcomed Ms Janet Smyth and Mr Peter Martin.  He pointed out that following a Motion passed by Council it was agreed that they be invited to address the Committee on an Anti-Poverty Strategy.

 

Ms Smyth thanked Council for granting the representatives from Department for Communities (DfC)  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP139/20

Chairperson's Business

GSP140/20

New Decade New Approach Document - Free Ports

Minutes:

With the permission of the Chairperson Alderman McCready referred to the New Decades New Approach document and the creation of Free Ports within the United Kingdom.  He said he understood that this had not been presented to Council for consideration although consultation had been ongoing throughout the year with a  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP140/20

GSP141/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday, 1 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 1 September 2020 (GSP108/20-GSP129/20) were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

 

GSP142/20

Update on Poverty Motion pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Legacy 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 an update on Council Motion (C195/20) – Deprivation/Emergency Poverty Working Group. 

 

The Director of Legacy welcomed the invitation from the Department  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP142/20

GSP143/20

Capital Projects Approval pdf icon PDF 554 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 to allocate funds towards progressing a number of capital projects within Council’s Capital Plan, following consideration by the Capital Projects and Corporate Programme Planning Group  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP143/20

GSP144/20

Establishment of a Rural Issues Group pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Legacy presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to outline a suggested approach to the development of a rural focused group and subject to Members’ comments to provide a more detailed report prior  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP144/20

GSP145/20

Consultation Response by DCSDC to Ulster University's Proposed Relocation of the School of Health Sciences pdf icon PDF 256 KB

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 to update Members on DCSDC’s proposed response to the re-opened consultation on the future location of Ulster University’s School of Health Science.  He pointed out  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP145/20

GSP146/20

Wayleave Agreement with NIE pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Legal Services Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to enter into a Wayleave Agreement with NIE at land adjacent to 38 Drumleck Drive, Shantallow (to facilitate the new  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP146/20

GSP147/20

Organisational Recovery Update pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Minutes:

 

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that this report had been prepared following a request at the September Council Meeting on the Council facilities and services that are currently closed, plans in place for re-opening and details in relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP147/20

GSP148/20

Partnership Panel pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to keep Members updated on the progress and discussions within the Partnership Panel for Northern Ireland.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

GSP149/20

North West Regional Development Group pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager 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 an update on the progress of the North West Regional Development Group.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

 

GSP150/20

Promoting Local Democracy Week 2020 pdf icon PDF 95 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 inform Members and seek their approval of the proposed programme of events to Promote Local Democracy 2020 and to encourage the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP150/20

GSP151/20

Northern Ireland Housing Council Update pdf icon PDF 210 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.

 

Councillor Duffy referred to Item 4.2 of the Minutes of the Housing Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP151/20