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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 31/01/2006
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MINUTES of the MEETING of the ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE held on 31st JANUARY 2006


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

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

150. INFORMAL PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

There were no informal questions from members of the public.

151. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
152. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

There were no disclosures of interest.

153. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

There were no questions from members of the public.

154. SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE – PROGRESS UPDATE (Agenda Item 5)

[Wards Affected: ALL]
155. EXPLORING CURRENT ISSUES REGARDING MOBILE PHONE TECHNOLOGY – IN-DEPTH REVIEW (Agenda Item 6)

[Wards Affected: ALL]
(a) The Council should make representations to central government on giving local planning authorities greater control over the determination of planning applications for telecommunications masts;
(b) The Council need not review its policy as landowner in respect of the location of masts and antennae;
(c) The Council need not have a specific policy on the use of mobile technology by Members and officers, beyond what already exists on health and safety issues;
(d) No further research is required on the views of the local community;
(e) Members do not require any further clarification of the issues raised by the mobile operators in their presentation at the special meeting on 28th November;
(f) There should be a pre-planning application discussion to involve possibly ward councillors and local residents, and this system and the roll-out plans for 2007 should be the subject of a Development Control Forum in October/November this year;
(g) Members are content for officers to review studies undertaken by other Councils and report back as necessary;
(h) Members believe that the Council should make representations to either the LGA or central Government that the current approach to the assessment of health considerations needs to be revisited;
(i) The Council need not undertake its own monitoring of radiation emissions from telecommunication masts in Waverley;
(j) Members do not require any further information on the design of masts; and
(k) The Committee’s key observations be noted as above. The meeting concluded at 9.57 pm
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