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Scrutiny Board, Tuesday 16 November 2021

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm. Please note that due to COVID restrictions attendance will be limited

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UPDATING

Icon for pdf Scrutiny Board Updating 16.11.21 [129.56KB]

FULL AGENDA AND REPORTS

You may find it convenient to use this copy of the agenda and reports in one document.  Councillors may refer to the page numbers of this document when they consider the papers.

Icon for pdf Scrutiny Board agenda and reports 16.11.21 [14.66MB]

AGENDA 

Icon for pdf Item 00 Scrutiny Board Agenda 16.11.21 [141.95KB]

1          CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Mobile phones should be switched to silent.  

2          APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 

To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting. 

3         DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 

If a member of the Scrutiny Board or other member of the Council present at the meeting has a personal or prejudicial interest in any agenda item during this meeting, they should declare its existence and nature publicly. 

4        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION     

a) For items on the agenda 
b) For items not on the agenda  

5      PREVIOUS MINUTES 

The minutes of the meetings held on 16 September 2021 will be considered.
Icon for pdf Item 05 Previous Scrutiny Board Minutes 16.09.21 [177.3KB]

6     QUARTER 2 PERFORMANCE REPORT 

This report provides a summary of the high level actions and projects that support the delivery of the Corporate Plan 2020/2023. Additionally, the Corporate Performance Management report provides performance information in relation to Quarter 2 2021/2022

Icon for pdf Item 06 Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2021-22 [98.31KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06a Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2021-22 Appendix A Corporate Performance Management Report [673.11KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06b Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2021-22 Appendix B Corporate Plan Priority Action Report [173.53KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06c Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2021-22 Appendix C Historical Data [372.84KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06d Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2021-22 Appendix D Frequently Used Acronym Decoder [70.57KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06e Corporate Performance Management Report Quarter 2 2021-22 Appendix E Corporate Delivery Plan Priorities [95.4KB]

7     EMERGING PROPOSALS FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANISATION IN SOMERSET JOINT SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

The establishment of the LGR Joint Scrutiny Committee will help to ensure that the decisions taken by the Local Government Reorganisation in Somerset Joint Committee have the appropriate checks and balances to ensure the transition is carried out efficiently and that the related decisions of the five Councils are collaborative, transparent and democratically accountable.

Icon for pdf Item 07 Emerging Proposals for a LGR Joint Scrutiny Committee [84.79KB]

8    SCEEG ANNUAL THREE POINT PLAN

Part of the remit of SCEEG (Scrutiny Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Group) is to develop an annual three-point action plan of core projects to address priority areas in support of the Council's climate change and biodiversity objectives. 
Icon for pdf Item 08 SCEEG (Scrutiny Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Group) Annual Three Point Plan [180.44KB]

9   POLICY DP7 SPD AND NET ZERO CARBON TOOLKIT

This report introduces a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) providing guidance on the interpretation of Local Plan Policy DP7; Design and Amenity of New development, incorporating guidance on energy efficiency, sustainable construction and renewable energy. It also recommends that the Council endorses the Net Zero Carbon Toolkit as technical guidance to help developers and homeowners move towards net zero carbon building.
Icon for pdf Item 09 Policy DP7 SPD and Net Zero Carbon Toolkit [135.68KB]
Icon for pdf Item 09a Policy DP7 SPD and Net Zero Carbon Toolkit - annex 1 DP7 SPD [279.18KB]
Icon for pdf Item 09b Policy DP7 SPD and Net Zero Carbon Toolkit - annex 2 Net Zero Toolkit - Draft [6.77MB]

10   MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL PLAN UPDATE

Scrutiny board is asked to provide any comments and feedback on the draft Medium Term Financial Plan for consideration by the Cabinet.
Icon for pdf Item 10 Medium Term Financial Plan Updates [392.42KB]

11   UPDATES FROM THE SCRUTINY WORKING GROUPS

a) Climate and Ecological working group: Councillor Janine Nash (Verbal update)
b) Policies and Strategies working group: Councillor Nigel Woollcombe-Adams (Verbal update)
c) Access working group: Councillor Phillip Ham Icon for pdf Item 11c Scrutiny Access Working Group - notes 07.09.21 [98.91KB]
d) Breaking the cycle of disadvantage working group: Councillor Chris Inchley. e Contracts working group: Councillor Barbi Lund Icon for pdf Item 11d Scrutiny Working Group - Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage Update November 2021 [175.06KB]

11   URGENT BUSINESS  

To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.  

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