Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee
Wednesday 19th June 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Taunton

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

Note: Please note that the deadline for Public Question Time submissions is 5pm on Thursday 13th June 

Items
No. Item

188.

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.

Decision:

Minutes:

Cllr Munt declared a personal interest in respect of agenda item 5, as her partner was a landowner and she played no part in the discussion.

189.

Minutes from the previous meeting held on 22 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that the minutes of the last meeting were accurate and in the absence of the Chair of the Committee the Vice Chair signed them.

190.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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.  

Decision:

Minutes:

The Vice Chair of the Committee invited those who had registered to address the meeting. Statements had been received from 5 members of the public, however only Mrs Roseff and Mrs Bucks were present and they both spoke in support of the submissions they had made in advance of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 190.

191.

Rights of Way Service Update pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this update report on the Rights of Way (RoW) Service, that provided a focus on applications to modify the Definitive Map & Statement. The Committee had received a report on this topic last November and asked the RoW Service to undertake a review of this area of work  ...  view the full minutes text for item 191.

192.

Revenue Outturn 2018-19 Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report, introduced by the Deputy Leader of Council, that provided an update on the Council’s final revenue budget outturn position. It was reported that there had been an underspend of £5.909m against a net budget of £317.882m (-1.86%).

 

It was explained that this had been achieved  ...  view the full minutes text for item 192.

193.

Capital Receipts Flexibilities Update pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To receive the report.

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that reminded members that in 2016 the Government had issued statutory guidance on the Flexible Use of Capital Receipts.  Members noted that the Council had used the Capital Receipts flexibilities to fund a total of £14.987m of revenue transformational activity within services across 3 years  ...  view the full minutes text for item 193.

194.

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:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Vice Chair invited the Governance Manager to outline the key points relating to the Cabinet Forward Plan and Committee’s work programme. It was noted that:

·         The Property Disposal and County Farms Update would now be considered at the September meeting;

·         An item regarding the Climate Change Task & Finish Group  ...  view the full minutes text for item 194.

195.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Decision:

Minutes:

The Vice Chair asked for volunteers to replace Cllr Lewis on the Joint Waste Scrutiny Panel and Cllr Munt agreed to join the Joint Waste Scrutiny Panel.

 

The Vice Chair asked for volunteers to replace Cllr Lewis and Cllr Leyshon on the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Scrutiny Panel. There were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 195.