To consider the seat allocation report and to appoint members to the various bodies. (To follow)
The Council had before it a *report considering the seat allocations and to appoint members to various bodies for the current civic year 2022/23.
Councillor L D Taylor proposed the motion 1(a) printed in the report subject to an amendmentseconded by Councillor L J Cruwys that one seat allocated to the Liberal Democrats on the Environment Policy Development Group be given to the Green Party and that in return the Green Party seat on the Planning Committee be given to the Liberal Democrats.
Discussion took place with regard to:
· The allocation agreed by the Group Leaders
· Whether the Ungrouped Members should have been able to choose from the seats available to them
Upon a vote being taken, it was RESOLVED:
1. In respect to the committees (including Policy Development Groups) and Other Groups listed in Appendix A for Civic Year 2022/23:
(a) Seats be allocated and appointments of ungrouped members be made, as shown in the report appendix as amended so that the number of seats allocated to the Liberal Democrats and Greens on Planning is changed to four and zero respectively; and Liberal Democrats and Greens on Environment PDG being changed to two and one respectively.
Upon it being moved by Councillor R J Chesterton and seconded by the Leader it was RESOLVED:
(b) Non Group members be appointed to them in accordance with the approved allocations and names notified to the Proper Officer as provided for in the report.
Upon it being moved by Councillor N V Davey and seconded by the Leader, it was RESOLVED:
(i) Councillors: D F Pugsley, A Wilce and Mrs N Woollatt requested that their vote against the decision (1a) be recorded;
(ii) *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.