Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee
Tuesday 30th January 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton

Contact: Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email: ltawse@somerset.gov.uk  Jamie Jackson on 01823 359040, Email: jajackson@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

58.

Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

59.

Minutes from the previous meeting held on 05 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting on 05 December 2017 were accepted as being

accurate by the Committee.

60.

Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  

Minutes:

There were 14 Public Questions in relation to Item 5, 7 Public Questions in relation to Item 6 and 1 Public Question in relation to Item 7.  All questions will receive a written response.

 

Details of all Public questions can be found in the appendix to these minutes.

61.

Taunton Transport Strategy Consultation pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive a report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Commissioning Manager, Highways and Transport began by thanking members of the public for their questions.  He confirmed that all questions would receive a written response.  He clarified that questions about specific development sites or planning applications should be directed to the appropriate body or authority as it is  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

62.

SCC Response to A358 Consultation pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive a presentation. 

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation from the Strategic Commissioning Manager, Highways and Transport regarding the 2nd non-statutory consultation by Highways England (HE) on the A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme. 

 

It was confirmed that Highways England are responsible for design, delivery and operation of the route as a new  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

Draft Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To receive a report. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report from the Director of Finance, Legal and Governance regarding the Medium Term Financial Plan, the 2018/19 Capital Investment Programme and an overview of the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.  The final settlement announcement is scheduled for the 5th February 2018 and will therefore not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.

64.

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To receive an update from the Governance Manager, Scrutiny and discuss any items for the work programme. To assist the discussion, attached are:

·        The Committee’s work programme

·        The Cabinet’s forward plan

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and noted the Council’s Forward Plan of

proposed key decisions.

 

A suggestion was made to scrutinise recent changes to the Somerset Waste Partnership but this was rejected following clarification that this should be directed to the Joint Waste Scrutiny Panel.

 

It was raised that the timescale of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

65.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

There were no other items of business.

66.

Appendix to Minute 60 - Public Questions pdf icon PDF 223 KB