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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 19/06/2007
Agenda




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Date: 8th June 2007

To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the ENVIRONMENT
& LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Membership of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Mrs J I ArrickMrs D M-R Le Gal
Mr M W ByhamMr A Lovell
Mr J H B EdwardsMr S J O’Grady
Mrs P EllisMr S L Pritchard
Mr M R GoodridgeMr K T Reed
Mr R A Gordon-SmithMrs J R Thomson
Mr N P HolderMrs N Warner-O’Neill
Mr S R E InchbaldMr C A Wilson
Mrs D M James
Substitute Members

Conservative Liberal Democrat Independent

Mrs G M Beel Mr J M Savage Mr V Duckett
Mr J P Hubble
Dr N J Lee
1 Vacancy (tbc)
Dear Sir/Madam

A meeting of the ENVIRONMENT & LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE will be held as follows: -
The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.
Yours faithfully

ROBIN PELLOW
Head of Committee and Member Services

*All Members are invited to attend the meeting for Item 11, Leisure Facilities Strategy
NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Contact officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, make observations etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

To elect the Chairman of the Committee for the Council year 2007/08.

2. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

To elect the Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Council year 2007/08.

3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

4. INFORMAL PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

The Chairman to receive any questions from members of the public.

5. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meetings held on 13th March and 17th April 2007 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

6. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS
7. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been duly given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME

8. TERMS OF REFERENCE
[Wards Affected: ALL]

To receive, for information, a report on the background to the operation of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees, the terms of reference of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and the areas of work that fall within its remit, attached as Appendix A.

Recommendation

To note the Terms of Reference of the Committee and the areas of work that fall within its remit.

9. IN –DEPTH REVIEWS
[Wards Affected: ALL]

The Committee was involved in the following reviews in 2006/7:

i) Surrey County Council Highways Department input into Development Control Decisions;
ii) Haslemere Museum; and
iii) The Olympics in 2012 and the impact on Waverley (Reserve).
10. ROLLING PROGRAMME AND COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
[Wards Affected: N/A]
To receive, for information, the four month rolling programme of key decisions to be considered by the Executive at its meeting on 12th June 2007, attached as Appendix B. Members are also asked to note the work programme for the Executive for noting by the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee which is attached at Appendix C.

11. APPOINTMENT OF BEST VALUE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS SUB-COMMITTEE
[Wards Affected: N/A]
In 2005/06, the Executive gave approval for the establishment of a Best Value Performance Indicator Sub-Committee of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee. At the start of each municipal year it is necessary to reappoint four members to the Sub-Committee for the coming year.

Any nominations for membership of the Sub-Committee will be requested at the meeting.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the membership of the Best Value Performance Indicators Sub-Committee be agreed for 2007/2008.

OVERVIEW ITEMS

12. LEISURE FACILITIES STRATEGY
[Wards Affected: ALL]
Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee: note the background to the Strategy;
note progress made to date on implementation of the Strategy;
receive the officers’ presentation, ask questions and make comments; and
forward any observations to the Executive ahead of the final report in July.

SCRUTINY ITEMS

13. SAME DAY COLLECTION POSSIBILITIES
[Wards Affected: ALL]
14. FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PLANNING SERVICE
The report attached at Appendix F sets out current service issues for the Planning and Development Department and how these might be addressed, including the budget implications and financial planning aspects of further service improvements.

Recommendation


15. CHARGING FOR PLANNING SERVICES
The report attached at Appendix G explains how charging for discretionary planning services might generate additional income and assist the Council to maintain its corporate objectives of maintaining Development Control Performance and improving planning services.

Recommendation

The Committee is asked to indicate if it supports the introduction of charging for planning advice and if so that a protocol be published clearly setting out the parameters of the service. The Committee's observations on the report will be forwarded to the Executive meeting on 10th July 2007.

16. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20, and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).

17 ANY OTHER ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

To consider matters (if any) relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which, it is felt, may need to be considered in Exempt session.

For further information or assistance, please telephone Gill Dally,
Democratic Services Officer on extension 3226 or 01483 523226.
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