Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Commission
Thursday, 22 August 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Manager Email: rebecca.owen@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

123.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Cope, Gibbens and Webber-Jones with the following substitutions authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10:

 

Councillor Findlay for Councillor Gibbens

Councillor L Mullaney for Councillor Cope.

124.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2019.

Minutes:

In considering the minutes of the previous meeting, it was noted that Councillor Walker had been omitted from the list of attendees. It was moved by Councillor H Williams, seconded by Councillor P Williams and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the previous meeting be confirmed and signed by the chairman subject to the abovementioned amendment.

125.

Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council's code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.  This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Pendlebury declared a personal interest in the planning appeals update as she had been involved in the campaign against the Big Pit development.

 

Whilst not on the committee, Councillor Lynch declared a personal interest in the VCS commissioning outcomes report as president of the Leicestershire & Rutland which was in receipt of funding.

126.

VCS Commissioning Outcomes 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To update on outcomes arising from the 2017/18 round of Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) Commissioning.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Scrutiny Commission received a report and presentations from several community groups who had benefitted from the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) commissioning arrangements. The large amount of work carried out on relatively small amounts of money was commended and a report on the work over the last seven years was requested.

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)            the work undertaken be commended;

 

(ii)           a report on the benefits of the arrangements over the past seven years be brought to a future meeting.

127.

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To update members on the progress of current planning appeals.

Minutes:

Members received an update on planning appeals. It was highlighted that the key reason for the report – the outcome of appeals against officer recommendation, had been omitted. Officers agreed to send out the omitted appendix. It was requested that the costs awarded in relation to the Big Pit appeal be circulated when known.

 

RESOLVED – the report be noted.

128.

Annual Report on Affordable Housing Delivery pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To inform members of the delivery of affordable housing in the borough. This is an annual report.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the annual report on affordable housing delivery in the borough. In response to concerns of members, it was noted that the authority was now more robust in defending viability.

 

RESOLVED – the report be noted and the work undertaken be acknowledged.

129.

Scrutiny Commission Work Programme 2019-2021 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Work programme attached.

Minutes:

The outcomes of the workshop on 4 July were considered and it was agreed that members would be requested to indicate their priorities via email, following which the chair, vice-chairs and officers would formulate a work programme and consider resourcing for each issue.