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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 23/05/2006
Minutes




MINUTES of the MEETING of the ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE held on 23RD MAY 2006

(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)

*Mr J R Sandy (Chairman) Mrs L S R Hodgson
*Mrs M V M Hunt (Vice Chairman)*Mrs S R Jacobs
Mr M H W Band Mrs D M James
*Dr J F A Blowers*Mrs P N Mitchell
*Mr M W Byham*Mr J M Savage
Mr M A Edgington Mrs J A Slyfield
*Mr R D Frost Ms M Taylor
Mr P D Harmer*Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mrs P Hibbert
*Present

1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
2. INFORMAL PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

There was one informal question from a member of the public. Mr Jeremy Hyman asked:
Officers asked that the question be submitted in writing (subsequently received as above) and they would respond after consideration with officers from the Legal Department.

3. MINUTES

The minutes of the meeting held on 14th March and the Joint meeting of 18th April 2006 were agreed.

4. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
5. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members declared the following personal interests:

Mr V DuckettItem 7 – Farnham Theatre Association Chairman of Trustees of Church House Trust
Mr V ScrivensItem 7 – Farnham Theatre Association Member of Farnham Town Council
Member of Farnham Swimming Baths Trust
Ms A CooperItem 7 – Farnham Theatre Association
Item 11 –Miniplan for the Thames Basin Heaths SPA
Member of Farnham Town Council
Member of Surrey Wildlife Trust
Mrs A E MansellItem 7 – Farnham Theatre Association








Item 11 –Miniplan for the Thames Basin Heaths SPA
Member of Farnham Town Council
Husband is portfolio holder for East Street
Member of First Base for the Homeless which helped to organise ‘Winterwatch’ in the theatre and Brightwells
A member of Surrey Wildlife Trust and the British Trust for Ornithology.
Dr J F A BlowersItem 3 – Community Partnerships Funding Waverley BC representative on Godalming Museum
Waverley BC representative on Sport Godalming
Waverley BC representative on Milford Villages Day Centre
Waverley BC representative on JSJ Trust

6. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

There were no formal questions from members of the public.

7. EXECUTIVE FOUR MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME (Agenda Item 6.0)
[Wards Affected: All]

RESOLVED that the four month rolling programme of key decisions that was endorsed by the Executive on 4th April 2006, be received and noted.

8. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME IN DEPTH REVIEWS (Agenda Item 6.1)
[Wards Affected: All]
RESOLVED that the Committee’s current in-depth review programme be noted. 9. SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT INPUT INTO DEVELOPMENT CONTROL DECISIONS – SCOPING REPORT (Agenda Item 6.2)
[Wards Affected: All]
RESOLVED that the Committee note the update. 10. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FUND - THORBURN WATERCOLOUR
[Wards Affected: All]
RESOLVED that the Committee note the award.

11. FARNHAM THEATRE ASSOCIATION (Agenda Item 7)
[Wards Affected: All]

12. BEST VALUE AND LOCAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (Agenda Items 8 and 9)
[Wards Affected: All]


13. APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENT FOR THE CORE STRATEGY AND MINIPLAN FOR THE THAMES BASIN HEATHS SPECIAL PROTECTION AREA (Agenda Items 10 and 11)
[Wards Affected: Farnham]
Members received a report which described the Appropriate Assessment for the Core Strategy. Officers said that under the Conservation Regulations 1994, the Core Strategy of the Local Development Framework needed to be assessed to ensure that it did not have a significant impact on Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) within Waverley. An appropriate assessment had been carried out and the conclusion was that the core strategy would have a significant effect on the sites but this could be mitigated by enhancing the capacity of Farnham Park. The second report described in more detail how the miniplan had been devised to show how mitigation open space could compensate for the additional housing in Farnham, in accordance with the English Nature Delivery Plan for the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.
The meeting concluded at 9.58 pm
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