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Meeting of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 19/02/2002
Minutes - 19.02.02




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MINUTES of the MEETING of the ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE held on 19th February 2002
(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
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Dr R A Thomas (Chairman)*Mrs C J Howard
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Mr M W Byham (Vice-Chairman)*Mrs M V M Hunt
*Mr P Betlem*Mr P B Isherwood
Mrs C Craig*Mrs M T King-Hele
*Mr D H Darbishire*Mr D G Kinsella
*Mrs J E Dodd*Mr J C S Mackie
*Mr V DuckettMrs A Mugford
*Mrs J M HarrisMrs C E Savage
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Mrs P Hibbert
*Present
Mr G R Miller attended as a substitute
Also present: Captain P G Burden, Mr B A Ellis, Mrs P Ellis,
Mr B V Foulkes, Mr D C Inman and Mrs J M Mansley


60. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 22nd January 2002 were confirmed and signed.

61. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

Apologies for absence were received from Mrs A Mugford with Mr G R Miller attending the meeting as a substitute.

62. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY AND OTHER INTERESTS (Agenda Item 3)

There were no disclosures of interest made under this heading.

63. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME (Appendix A)

RESOLVED that the work programme be agreed as submitted.

64. PLANNING GREEN PAPER AND ASSOCIATED ISSUES

(i) Planning Green Paper: Delivering A Fundamental Change (Appendix B)

(ii) Reforming Planning Obligations (Appendix C)

(iii) New Parliamentary Procedures For Processing Major Infrastructure Projects (Appendix D)

(iv) Compulsory Purchase And Compensation: The Government's Proposals For Change (Appendix E)

(v) Countryside Agency: Consultation – A South Downs National Park (Appendix F)


The Committee considered the five reports detailed above, all of which were draft responses to consultation papers concerning the Planning Green Paper, its daughter documents and associated issues. Additional comments and observations were made by the Committee, attached as an Annexe to these minutes, which were subsequently passed to the Executive to assist in its consideration of the reports at its meeting on 26th February 2002.

In addition to this, the Committee identified a series of issues which it proposed might be looked at in greater depth by the Planning Services Special Interest Group. These are detailed below and the Committee invited the Executive to agree this course of action:-

(a) what mechanism will be used to keep Local Development Frameworks (LDFs) under continuous review?


The meeting concluded at 8.58 p.m.




Chairman

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