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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J W Beaver, G J Ellis, M S Jones, S F Kinch, Mrs A M Newton, D C Morgan, Ms T Keywood-Wainwright, Miss E L Ransome, Mrs A E Reynolds, C L Strange and Mrs C A Talbot.


Declarations of Councillors' Interests


Councillor Mrs M J Overton MBE requested that it be noted that she held a Vice-Chairman position on the LGA.


Councillor B Adams requested that it be noted that he was a board member of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP).


Chairman's Announcements pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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It was with regret that the Chairman reported the death of former County Councillor Ian Croft, who represented the Bourne Castle electoral division on the Council from May 1985 until March 2006.  He was a former Chairman of Highways and Planning and Mr Croft also served as Leader of the Council between 2002 and 2005.  Members and officers observed a one minute silence.  A number of councillors paid tribute to Mr Croft.


The Chairman also reported that Councillor J W Beaver and Councillor Mrs C A Talbot had recently spent some time in hospital.  The Council wished them both a speedy recovery.


Devolution - Approval to Creation of a Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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The Chairman stated that discussions had been ongoing with the government concerning the provisions to be included in an Order relating to highway funding and the exercise of transport functions.  Members were advised that attached as Appendix 1 to the Order of Proceedings, was a Briefing Note on these issues which had been prepared by the Chief Legal Officer.


It was moved, seconded and




That Council procedure Rules be suspended to allow Councillor M J Hill OBE, Leader of the Council to make a statement at the meeting.



The Leader of the Council made a statement to the meeting concerning the latest developments.


It was moved and seconded


That the Council:


1.    Note the results of the public consultation set out in the consultation report at Appendix A and the comments of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at Appendix D.


2.    Note and has due regard to the contents of the Equalities Impact Analysis at Appendix B of the report.


3.    Support, in principle, the giving of consent, on behalf of Lincolnshire Council as a constituent council of any future combined authority for the Greater Lincolnshire area, to the making by the Secretary of State of an order:-


a)    For the establishment of a combined authority for the Greater Lincolnshire area pursuant to section 110 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDCA).

b)    For the making of constitutional provisions in relation to the combined authority pursuant to section 104 of LDEDCA

c)    For the delegation to the combined authority of the transport functions of the Secretary of State and the other functions of public authorities pursuant to sections 104 and 105A of LDEDCA

d)    (subject to paragraph 4) for functions of the Combined Authority specified in the Order to be exercisable only by a directly elected mayor subject to the conditions and limitations specified in the Order pursuant to S107D of LDEDCA

e)    For Chapter 1 Part 1 of the Localism Act 2011 to have effect in relation to the combined authority as it has in effect to a local authority

f)     For the combined authority to be treated as a levying body for the purposes of section 74 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 in respect of expenses of the combined authority that are reasonable attributable to the exercise of any of its functions other than mayoral functions

g)    For the combined authority to be given power to borrow under section 1of the Local Government Act 2003 for a purpose relevant to any of its functions.


4.    Calls on the Leader of the Council to


a)    Reflect to the Secretary of State the opposition of the people of Lincolnshire, who took part in the public consultation process, to the setting up of a mayoral combined authority and accordingly

b)    To take up with the secretary of state the necessity for a directly elected mayor as a condition of a devolution deal and

c)    To seek the satisfactory resolution of outstanding issues concerning the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.



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