Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee
Monday, 21st October, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Sally Manning on 033 022 23883  Email:

Webcast: View the webcast

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2.00 pm


Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

2.01 pm


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

2.02 pm


Minutes of the last meeting

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 20 September 2019 – to follow.

2.03 pm


Response to Highways England's Further Non-statutory Consultation on Options for the A27 Arundel Bypass pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Report by Lee Harris, Executive Director Place Services and Matt Davey, Director for Highways, Transport and Planning.


The report sets out the County Council’s draft response to Highways England’s consultation options for the A27 at Arundel.


The Committee is asked to preview and consider the content of the draft and provide the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure with comments and observations.

Additional documents:

4.35 pm


Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Select Committee and within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

4.36 pm


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 8 October.


Anextract fromanyForwardPlan publishedbetween the date of despatchof the agenda and the date of the meetingwill be tabled at the meeting.


The Committee is asked to consider whetheritwishes to enquireinto any of the forthcoming decisions withinits portfolio.

4.40 pm


Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Select Committee, and suitable for scrutiny, e.g. raised with them by constituents arising from central government initiatives etc.


If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is just to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group (BPG) to consider in detail.

4.41 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 7 November at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester.  Probable agenda items include: -


·      Electric Vehicle Strategy

·      Exploitation Strategy

·      Highways Maintenance Contract – Update

·      Restructure of Highways, Transport and Planning

·      Review of Major Projects Cost Estimating


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 23 October.