Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Town Hall

Contact: Linda Roberts - Town Clerk 

Items
No. Item

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Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Alford, Cooke, J. Crundell, Forgacs, Lewis, Oatley, and Rabey.

171/21

Declarations of Interest

To receive any Declarations of Interest in respect of items on this agenda as required by the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. Members may however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared on the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 296 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous Full Council meeting held on 28 June 2021.

 

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Town Mayor, Councillor Hubbard, seconded by the Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Goodhind, and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 28 June 2021, having previously been circulated, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Town Mayor, Councillor Hubbard.

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Westbury Incinerator Planning Application pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Members to consider whether Melksham Town Council wishes to be a co-signatory on the draft letter from Wiltshire Climate Alliance regarding the Westbury Incinerator Planning Application (see draft letter attached).

 

The link to the Planning Application is below:

 

20/06775/WCM - Westbury Incinerator Planning Application

Minutes:

The Council recognised the issue of waste disposal and raised the following concerns about the proposed incinerator:

·         loss of jobs, both from the dairy factory next to the site and secondary employment from milk production in Wiltshire.

·         air pollution.

·         it was contrary to National Policy in terms of carbon reduction.

 

It was proposed by the Town Mayor, Councillor Hubbard, seconded by the Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Goodhind, and

 

RESOLVED that the Town Mayor, Councillor Hubbard, be authorised to act as a co-signatory on behalf of Melksham Town Council, on Wiltshire Climate Alliance’s letter to the Secretary of State, supporting the request to call-in the decision regarding the Westbury Incinerator - Planning Application reference number 20/06775/WCM.