Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 9th June, 2021 12.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Sally Manning on 033 022 23883  Email:


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12.00 pm


Election of Chairman

The Committee’s membership is set out below:


Cllr Albury

Cllr Baxter

Cllr Britton

Cllr Greenway

Cllr Kenyon

Cllr Markwell

Cllr McDonald

Cllr Milne

Cllr Oakley

Cllr Oppler

Cllr Payne

Cllr Quinn


The Committee is asked to elect a Chairman for 2021/22. If the election is contested, a secret ballot will be held in accordance with Standing Order 2.15B.


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Election of Vice-Chairman

The Committee is asked to elect a Vice-Chairman for 2021/22. If the election is contested, a secret ballot will be held in accordance with Standing Order 2.15B.


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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.

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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.

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Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 149 KB

The Committee is invited to note its terms of reference.

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Business Planning Group Membership

The Committee is asked to appoint five members to the Group, including the Committee’s Chairman, Vice-Chairman and at least two minority group members.


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Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2021 (cream paper).

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Response to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The Committee is asked to note the response to recommendations made at the 3 March 2021 meeting from The Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change.

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12.30 pm


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 26 May 2021 – attached.


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.

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Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Scrutiny 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.

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Work Programme Planning and Possible Items for Future Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 51 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Committee’s Work Programme revised to reflect the Business Planning Group’s discussions on 26 February 2021 (attached at Appendix A) and items still to be programmed (attached at Appendix B).


Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Scrutiny 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.

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Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 20 October at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester.  Potential agenda items include:


·       Walking and Cycling Strategy Review

·       2030 Energy Strategy

·       Review of Operational Maintenance Service Levels

·       Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

·       Highways Maintenance Contract

·       Managing Demand at Household Waste Recycling Sites


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 8 October.

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