Economic Development, Environment and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel Minutes

Economic Development, Environment and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Time:
10:30 a.m.
Place:
Oberhausen Room,Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Storey, (Chair), Arundale, Branson, Higgins, Hubbard, Lewis, Walkington
Officers:
G Field, R Horniman, S Lightwing
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Councillors Hussain and McGloin
Declarations of interest:

There were no Declarations of Interest at this point in the meeting.

Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
18/1 APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIR

Nominations were sought for the appointment of Vice Chair of the Economic Development, Environment and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel. Councillor Higgins was nominated and seconded and, therefore, appointed as Vice Chair of the Scrutiny Panel until amended by the Panel.

 

AGREED that Councillor Higgins was appointed as Vice Chair of the Economic Development, Environment and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel until amended by the Panel.

18/2 MINUTES - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SCRUTINY PANEL - 11 APRIL 2018

The minutes of the meeting of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel held on 11 April were taken as read and approved.

18/3 SETTING THE PANEL'S SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2018-2019

The Democratic Services Officer presented a report, the purpose of which was to assist Members of the Panel to consider and agree its work programme for the 2018-2019 Municipal Year.

 

A list of topical issues and the suggestions received in respect of the scrutiny panel's remit were contained in the submitted report. It was suggested that the Scrutiny Panel should select two topics for full review along with several short topics and updates.
 

The Director of Environment and Commercial Services and the Director of Regeneration were in attendance at the meeting and provided overviews of their respective service areas as well as outlining their priorities, key issues and challenges for the forthcoming year.

 

Members discussed the information provided by Officers at the meeting, the topics suggested in the report and suggestions received from members of the public and the service areas.

 

Following discussion, Panel Members agreed the following topics:

 

Full Reviews:

 

1.  Air Pollution.

2.  Integrated Transport.

 

Short Topics/Updates:

 

3. Crematorium.

4. Centre Square Development.

5. Flood Risk.

6. Middlesbrough's Historic Buildings.

 

AGREED that:

 

1.  The information provided was received and noted.

2. The topics listed at 1 to 6 above, would be submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Board for approval.

18/4 PROPOSED MEETING SCHEDULE - 2018-2019 MUNICIPAL YEAR

A proposed schedule of meeting dates for the Economic Development, Environment and Infrastructure Scrutiny Panel for the 2018-2019 Municipal Year was submitted for the Panel's consideration.

 

AGREED that the proposed meeting dates for 2018-2019 were approved.

18/5 OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY BOARD UPDATE

The Chair gave a verbal update on items discussed at the Overview and Scrutiny Board meetings held on 11 May and 5 June 2018.

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