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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Kathy Bance, Katy Boughey, Mark Brock, Aisha Cuthbert, Angela Page, Michael Rutherford, Richard Scoates and Pauline Tunnicliffe.


Apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Kevin Brooks.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Bromley's Local Plan pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The appendices to this report are being circulated to all Members of the Council under separate cover.


Additional documents:


Report DRR19/003


A motion to support the following recommendations was moved by Councillor Peter Morgan, seconded by Councillor Alexa Michael and CARRIED.


That Council -

(i)  adopts the Proposed Submission Draft Local Plan (Appendix 2), including the Main Modifications (Appendix 1 part 2), minor modifications (Appendix 3) and the policies maps (Appendix 4), as the Local Plan for Bromley as consolidated;

(ii)  determines that the documents detailed in (i) be consolidated as outlined in para 3.11 for publication as The Bromley Local Plan;

(iii)  approves the withdrawal of the Bromley Unitary Development Plan (2006) and the replacement of relevant policies in the Bromley Town Centre Area Action Plan, as above.


To consider any statements from the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holders or Chairmen of Committees


Councillor Peter Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families, made a statement on the recent Ofsted inspection of Children’s Services. Councillor Fortune summarised the journey from the Inadequate judgement by Ofsted in 2016 through to the Good and Outstanding judgements from the November 2018 inspection – a journey which no other authority had achieved in such a short time. He thanked the Members and officers involved, as well as the Council’s partners, the Improvement Board’s independent chairman, Isobel Cattermole, the Safeguarding Board Chairman Jim Gamble, the Commissioner, Frankie Sulke, and the former Leader and Chief Executive, Stephen Carr and Doug Patterson. He emphasised that the Council had to continue to strive to improve.


Councillor Graham Arthur, Portfolio Holder for Resources, Commissioning and Contract Management made a statement on the proposed 2019 pay award for staff. Councillor Arthur announced that it was intended to award a flat, consolidated pay increase of 2.25% for all staff from 1st April 2019, with additional funding of £250k for staff on the lowest pay scales and £200k to continue the merited pay awards scheme. 


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