Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

50.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors David Carter and Maggie Hulcoop.

51.

Declarations of Interest

To receive Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

52.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2018 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

53.

Matters arising

53a

Minute 45 - Review of the Provision of Health Care Services and Adult Social Care in the Town

Minutes:

 

Councillor Edwards noted that the report given by West Essex CCG and Essex County Council at the previous meeting was titled “Review of the Provision of Health Care Services and Adult Social Care in the Town” but there was only an update on health care services. Jane Greer, Head of Community Wellbeing, confirmed that adult social care was not invited. Councillor Bob Davis would provide an update by the next meeting.

 

53b

Minute 46 - Review of Paddling Pools - Scoping Report

Minutes:

 

Councillor Bob Davis advised that a paddling pool update would be provided in March. The update will include plans based on the Staple Tye site and a health and safety report. Councillor Charles also requested information on consultant procurement at the next meeting.

 

54.

Written questions from members of the public

To receive any questions from members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.

Minutes:

None.

55.

Written questions from Councillors

To receive any questions from Councillors in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.

Minutes:

None.

56.

Responses of the Cabinet to Reports of the Scrutiny Committee

To consider responses (if any) of the Cabinet to reports and recommendations from the Committee.

Minutes:

None.

57.

Review of the Impact of Permitted Development - Update Report pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Julie Houston, Strategy and Economic Development Manager, presented an update report on the review of Permitted Development. The report recommended that Article 4 Directions were sought for the main employment areas throughout the town. Councillor Mason asked whether the Police were involved as part of the multi-agency group. Jane Greer confirmed that they were not part of the group but have been included in dialogue. Jane Greer would look into the Police being involved further.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The Committee noted the work undertaken to date and approves the ongoing work required as detailed in the attached work programme attached as Appendix A to the report.

 

B    The Council becomes a signatory to the joint Local Government Association (LGA)/Shelter open letter on Permitted Development Rights (PDR) to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) attached as Appendix B to the report.

 

C    The Committee recommended to Cabinet that the Council seeks Article 4 Directions for the employment areas of The Pinnacles, Templefields (area not already covered by the Templefields Enterprise Zone (EZ) site Article 4 Directions) and the Burnt Mill Industrial area/offices adjacent to Harlow Town Railway Station (attached as appendices C, D and E to the report), and then to notify the Secretary of State to grant this.

 

D    The Committee receive an update report in the next municipal year.

58.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To review the Committee’s work plan for the current year.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report summarising its work plan for 2018/19. It was agreed that a written update on Permitted Development would be provided on the agenda in the next municipal year.

 

RESOLVED that the work plan be noted.

59.

References from Other Committees

Minutes:

None.

60.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.