Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Commission - Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 5.30 p.m.

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Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, Narborough

Contact: Sandeep Tiensa  0116 272 7640

Items
No. Item

129.

Disclosures of Interests from Members

To receive disclosures of interests from Members (ie. The existence and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda).

Minutes:

No disclosures were received.

130.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 8 September 2021 (enclosed).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8 September 2021, as circulated, were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

131.

Householder Planning Application Protocol pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider the report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager (enclosed). 

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager.

 

The Planning & Strategic Growth Group Manager commented that in the last 24 months householder planning applications have increased by 45% which has contributed to the delay in processing times.

 

Cllr. Ben Taylor advised Members that Planning Officers are under immense pressures with the increased workload and thanked the team for their efforts.

 

Cllr. Ben Taylor urged Members to contact Planning Officers in order to support residents coming forward with timescale queries.

132.

Annual Complaints Report pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To consider the report of the Information Governance Officer (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Information Governance Officer.

 

Cllr. Sam Maxwell asked if the number of complaints during the pandemic has risen compared to previous years.

 

The Legal and Information Governance Officer advised that there has been a slight increase with a total of 7 complaints submitted during 2021. The Planning department and Revenues and Benefits have seen the largest increase in complaints, however this is due to increased workload and staffing absences.

133.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Director (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Strategic Director.

134.

EXEMPT INFORMATION

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item on the grounds that the item involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.

 

Exemption Category: 1 & 2

 

Reason for Exemption:

1-    the report contains information relating to any individual

2-    the report contains information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

Public Interest Test: The public interest test has been considered and, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption is considered to outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

Minutes:

Considered – A proposed resolution to exclude the public from the meeting.

135.

Approval of Restricted Minutes - BB19 Youth Service Provision

To approve and sign the restricted minutes from the meeting held on 8 September 2021 (enclosed).

Minutes:

The restricted minutes of the meeting held on 8 September 2021, as circulated, were approved and signed as a correct record.

136.

BB19 Youth Service Provision

To consider the report of the Community Services Manager (enclosed).

Minutes:

Considered – the report of the Community Services Manager.

Members considered the proposed model that was presented, and following discussion, Cllr. Nick Brown requested that a progress report be brought back to Commission in the next 6-12 months.

 

Cllr. Adrian Clifford commented on the importance of having diversionary activities available during the school holidays.

 

The Chairman, Cllr Geoff Welsh agreed that an update on the commissioning approach be brought back to Scrutiny.  

 

137.

Consideration of Forward Plan Items pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To identify if Forward Plan items require further discussion or information for Scrutiny Members.

Minutes:

No issues were raised for further information or examination.

138.

Further Actions for Scrutiny arising from Meeting

Minutes:

No issues were raised for further information or examination.