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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 27/11/2006
Minutes




MINUTES of the MEETING of the ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE held on 27TH NOVEMBER 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 FrostMs M Taylor
*Mr P D Harmer *Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
Mrs P Hibbert
*Present


Mr W M Marshall attended as a substitute
[15 other members of Council also in attendance]



70. ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman welcomed members of the public to the meeting and explained that apart from informal public question time, they were only able to observe the debate. He stressed it was a committee meeting in public rather than a public meeting. He also announced that the meeting was being webcast.

71. INFORMAL PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Informal questions were invited from six members of the public.

72. MINUTES

The minutes of the meeting held on 14th November were agreed subject to an amendment to confirm, under minute 62, that Mr Harmer had raised the issue of the Waverley Economic Strategy Review workshop. It had been agreed that the item be discussed at the 16th January meeting and included in the rolling programme.

73. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS


74. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

75. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC The Chairman replied:

‘The Minerals Plan states the following regarding access to the Eashing Farm site:

76. SURREY MINERALS PLAN 2006 (Agenda Item 6)
[Wards Affected: Farnham Weybourne and Badshot Lea and Peperharow]

In response to the informal questions, Mr Munro confirmed that the Eashing site was adjacent to an SSSI and that whilst that was an important issue, other sites in Surrey might have similar constraints. In response to the questions about need for the quarry, Mr Munro said that before planning applications were made, the developer would need to make representations. Surrey would have no say in where the minerals were used although they were most likely to be transported north. In terms of listening to local opposition, he said Surrey was in touch with residents’ concerns and thanked members of the public for the responses which would be added to the database and replies sent out.
The Committee reaffirmed the objections set out in the letter dated 15th June, subject to the following additions:-

Representation 1 - the Committee commended the practice of Lancashire County Council in specifying a minimum buffer zone of 250 metres; Representation 6 - add concerns on vehicle exhausts to pollution worries; Representation 8 - add the wider Godalming area community to areas that felt that the initial consultation was inadequate.


77. SPORT AND LEISURE FACILITY STRATEGY 2007- 2012 (Item 7) Presentations were received from the Head of Leisure Services, Mr Duncan Wood-Allum from Capita Symonds and the Assistant Director of Finance. The Head of Leisure Services set the scene and reminded members that, at this stage, the Council was considering the draft Strategy, as agreed by the Leisure Special Interest Group to agree on its preferred options for procurement, management and investment and to instruct officers accordingly. Officers would report back to members with more details at key stages and seek approvals when necessary.
RESOLVED That the Committee forward the above observations to the Executive.
The meeting concluded at 10.50 pm


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