Executive - Thursday, 20th February, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: David Hicks 1 - Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN. View directions

Contact: Anne Hunter  Democratic and Electoral Services Lead Specialist

No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Executive Meeting held on 30 January 2020.


Additional documents:


Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


Public Question Time

To answer any public questions


A period of 30 minutes will be allowed for members of the public to ask questions submitted under notice.


The Council welcomes questions from members of the public about the work of the Executive


Subject to meeting certain timescales, questions can relate to general issues concerned with the work of the Council or an item which is on the Agenda for this meeting.  For full details of the procedure for submitting questions please contact the Democratic Services Section on the numbers given below or go to



Simon Cooper asked the Leader of Council the following question:



Three years ago a car crashed in to my house, writing off my cars, causing serious damage to my property and killing a passenger in the vehicle. Thursday 30 January the same happened again, the difference this time, we'd sold our property and were due to move out at the end of February, our buyers, understandably pulled out.


Prior to both of these incidents I stood in this chamber on several occasions and asked the Councillors what they were doing about the speed issue in Grazeley, indeed, I asked the same question of the Chief Constable, Shinfield Parish Council, John Redwood and others including Charlotte Haitham Taylor. I also invested in a speed camera gun and provided the police with video evidence of, in particular, a Fiat 500 travelling at 91 MPH outside my property. I also petitioned the local village and provided this evidence to your Councillors.


I've now lost the sale of my property and both my wife and I are petrified the same might happen again. Two lives lost and 6 incidents in as many years outside my property. What are you going to do about this and in what timescale - a verbal 'we will look in to it' will not wash. My next stop is the press - I've nothing to lose now.


Martin Doyle asked the Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement the following question:



Are WBC Planning decisions fair and just or are they designed to avoid enforcement issues?


Approval of 193302 was made on the 30th January 2020 which followed an enforcement officer’s visit on the 29th January 2020.  Case in point: Application 182995 which was a retrospective application declined by WBC.  Reason for dismissal: “Due to oppressive nature of building on 11 Drovers Way” Application 192408 an appeal to the above which was dismissed by the inspector and later withdrawn by the applicant.  Reason for dismissal: “Due to oppressive nature of building on 11 Drovers Way” Application 193302 which was the same as 182995 and 192408 but with some flowers on the top.  No change whatsoever to the oppressive nature of the building just with flowers on the top and approved by WBC Planning Committee the day following the Enforcement Officer’s visit.


Member Question Time

To answer any member questions


A period of 20 minutes will be allowed for Members to ask questions submitted under Notice


Any questions not dealt with within the allotted time will be dealt with in a written reply


Matters for Consideration


Housing Revenue Account Budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

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Capital Programme and Strategy 2020-2023 pdf icon PDF 280 KB

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Treasury Management Strategy 2020/23 pdf icon PDF 748 KB

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Medium Term Financial Plan 2020/23 Revenue Budget Submission 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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Community Vision and Corporate Delivery Plan pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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Treasury Management -Mid Year Report pdf icon PDF 131 KB


Supplementary Estimate for Works to Address Traffic Congestion pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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Appropriation of Land to Facilitate the Wheatsheaf Close Self-Build Project pdf icon PDF 267 KB


School Admission Arrangements 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 157 KB