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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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
d) Breaking the cycle of disadvantage working group: Councillor Chris Inchley. e Contracts working group: Councillor Barbi Lund
11 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.