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Meeting of the Council held on 16/10/2001
Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Report to Council



Corporate 9
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
6TH AUGUST AND 19TH SEPTEMBER 2001

REPORT TO THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL ON 16TH OCTOBER 2001

PART I - Reports containing recommendations for decision by the Council

PART II - Matters reported in detail for the information of the Council

There are no matters falling within these categories.

Background Papers

The background papers relating to the following items are as specified in the agenda for the meetings of your Committee.

PART III - Brief summaries of other matters dealt with

A. CALL-IN REPORT: EAST STREET AND DE-LISTING OF BRIGHTWELL HOUSE, FARNHAM
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A.1. Your Committee, at a Call-In meeting held on 6th August 2001, considered a proposed decision by the Executive Committee taken on 24th July, to put in hand the necessary arrangements for the de-listing of Brightwell House, Farnham.

A.2. Members were advised that information provided to the Council had shown that the de-listing was essential and the strong advice was that the site should be offered to potential developers in as unfettered a state as possible.

A.3. Your Committee gave careful consideration to the issues surrounding the de-listing of the building and agreed to advise the Executive Committee (held on 28th August 2001) that it supported the proposal to de-list but requested that any developer should recognise the significance of the remaining parts of Brightwell House and its surroundings and setting, and that they be required to produce a design which is of high quality and sensitive to the settings and surroundings, including the flower garden, lawns and Cedars of Lebanon.

B. FOUR-MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME
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Your Committee, at its meeting on 19th September 2001, has received the four month Rolling Programme of key decisions adopted by the Executive Committee at its meeting on 28th August 2001.

C. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
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Your Committee, at its meeting on 19th September 2001, has received and agreed its Committee work programme for corporate issues.

D. BEST VALUE: ANNUAL REVIEW UPDATE AND THE BEST VALUE REVIEW PROCESS
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D.1. Your Committee, at its meeting on 19th September 2001, and to which members of the remaining two Overview and Scrutiny Committees were invited, has received the priorities, aims and objectives endorsed by the Executive Committee on 28th August 2001, and has noted the report as part of the Annual Review Process, seeking the inclusion of a new objective to minimise the problems caused by graffiti.

D.2. Your Committee has noted that the five-year programme of Best Value reviews has been revised by the Executive Committee, bringing forward the review of the Corporate Support Group from Year 5 to Year 3.

D.3. Lastly, your Committee agreed to add the matter of abandoned vehicles to the Committee’s work programme.