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Agenda item

To consider Motions submitted under procedure Rule 14.

Minutes:

A)  People’s Vote

It was moved by Councillor Swindlehurst,

Seconded by Councillor Mann,

 

“While respecting the decision of the electorate to leave the EU, this Council is concerned that the Government has subsequently failed to properly advance the interests of the UK in its discussions about Britain’s departure. This Council calls upon the Government to offer the British people a vote on the terms of the final arrangements it arrives at for exiting the EU, and resolves that the Leader of the Council write to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Exiting the European Union asking that the Government authorise a People’s Vote that will ensure Slough residents have the opportunity to;

 

·  Take back control of how we exit the EU

·  Vote against a deal that will harm them economically

·  Vote against a deal that will make Slough poorer and encourage international business to leave the town

·  Vote against a deal that harms Slough resident’s future job prospects

·  Vote against arrangements that harms Slough’s economy, prosperity, regeneration and the availibility of a skilled workforce.”

 

A prior request having been made for the record of the voting:

 

There voted for the motion:

 

Councillors Ali, Anderson, B Bains, Bedi, Brooker, Carter, Chaudhry, Cheema, Dar, Davis, Arvind Dhaliwal, M Holledge, N Holledge, Hussain, Mann, Matloob, Minhas, Munawar, Nazir, Pantelic, D Parmar, S Parmar, Qaseem, Rana, Rasib, Sabah, Sadiq, A Sandhu, Shah, Sharif, Swindlehurst, and Usmani……………………………………………………………………….…  32

 

There voted against the motion:

 

Councillors R.Bains, Amarpreet Dhaliwal, Kelly, R,Sandhu, Smith, Strutton and Wright………………………………………………………………...………… 7

 

There abstained from voting:

 

The Worshipful The Mayor, Councillor Sohal …………………………………... 1

 

(Councillor Plenty was absent during the vote)

 

The motion was therefore carried.

 

Resolved – 

 

While respecting the decision of the electorate to leave the EU, this Council is concerned that the Government has subsequently failed to properly advance the interests of the UK in its discussions about Britain’s departure. This Council calls upon the Government to offer the British people a vote on the terms of the final arrangements it arrives at for exiting the EU, and resolves that the Leader of the Council write to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Exiting the European Union asking that the Government authorise a People’s Vote that will ensure Slough residents have the opportunity to;

 

·  Take back control of how we exit the EU

·  Vote against a deal that will harm them economically

·  Vote against a deal that will make Slough poorer and encourage international business to leave the town

·  Vote against a deal that harms Slough resident’s future job prospects

·  Vote against arrangements that harms Slough’s economy, prosperity, regeneration and the availibility of a skilled workforce.

 

B)  Local Planning Policies

 

It was moved by Councillor Strutton,

Seconded by Councillor Wright,

“This Council resolves to urgently update Slough Borough Council’s local planning policies to reflect local needs and deliver quality family homes within the Borough.”

 

It was moved by Councillor Nazir, as an amendment,

Seconded by Councillor Carter,

 

“This Council resolves to urgently updatecontinue updating Slough Borough Council’s local planning policies to reflect local needs and deliver a full mix of housing, includingquality family homes, within the Borough.”

 

The amendment to the motion was put to the vote and carried unanimously.

 

The amended motion was put to the vote and carried unanimously.

 

Resolved -  This Council resolves to continue updating Slough Borough Council’s local planning policies to reflect local needs and deliver a full mix of housing, includingquality family homes, within the Borough.

 

 

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