Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ. View directions

Note: Re-Scheduled meeting from 16.11 to 20.11 

No. Item


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 299 KB


RESOLVED:  The Minutes of the meeting held on 23 October 2023 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.


These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.





Chair's correspondence




Members present under standing order 34

To note the names of any Councillors who wish to address the meeting under Standing Order 34.


Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chair of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.




Councillor Kemp was present in person.

Councillor Ryves was present for part meeting on zoom.



Urgent Business

To consider any business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chair proposes to accept, under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.



Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 257 KB


RESOLVED:  The Committee’s workplan was noted.



Review of West Norfolk Housing Company Governance Documents pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Additional documents:


RESOLVED:            That the proposed amendments to the memorandum and Articles of Association for West Norfolk Housing Company be noted and the amendments be agreed.


Reason for Decision


To ensure West Norfolk Housing Company’s governance documentation continues to be compliant with the latest legislation and regulations as well as the new NHF Code of Governance which the Board of Directors has agreed to transition towards.



Date of future meetings

22 January 2024 at 4.00pm

20 March 2024 at 3.00pm


The following meeting dates were noted:


22 January 2024 at 4.00pm

20 March 2024 at 3.00pm



Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider excluding the public from the meeting under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 for consideration of the items below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.



RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business  on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.




West Norfolk Housing and West Norfolk Property Companies Business Plans


RESOLVED:            That the Shareholder Committee note the draft business plans for West Norfolk Housing Company and West Norfolk Property having asked for clarification on a number of issues giving due regard to the strategic outcomes defined in the council’s Corporate Strategy in respect of the provision of affordable housing.


Reason for Decision


To enable  the Board of Directors for the council’s wholly owned Housing Companies to plan the appropriate actions to meet their strategic aims and objectives. The Committee sought explanation and reassurance on a number of issues contained within the draft plans.