Agenda

Overview and Scrutiny - Services - Monday, 24th January, 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming. View directions

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Email: Kimberly.soane@waverley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTES

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of the Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee held on 13 December 2021 and published on the Council’s website. 

 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and note substitutions.

 

Members who are unable to attend this meeting must submit apologies by the end of Monday 17 January 2022 to enable a substitute to be arranged, if applicable.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

To receive from Members declarations of interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with Waverley’s Code of Local Government.

4.

QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions submitted by members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

The deadline for submission of written questions for this meeting is Monday 17 January 2022.

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5.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

 

The deadline for submission of written questions for this meeting is Monday 17 January 2022].

 

6.

COMMITTEE FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 257 KB

The Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee is responsible for managing the Committee’s work programme.

 

The members of Services O&S felt that a new approach was needed for prioritising the items that come to the Committee and the process for handling them at meetings. Therefore a document is attached setting out fresh expectations for participants in Services O&S meetings.

 

The current work programme (attached) includes items agreed and takes account of items identified on the latest Executive Forward Programme as due to come forward for decision.

 

Recommendation

 

Members are invited to consider their work programme and make any comments and/or amendments they consider necessary, including suggestions for any additional topics that the Committee may wish to add to its work programme.

7.

SERVICE PLANS 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

The Service Plans have been prepared by Heads of Service in collaboration with their teams and Portfolio Holders to set out the service objectives for the coming three years in line with the Corporate Strategy 2020-2025 and the Medium Term Financial Plan.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Overview & Scrutiny Committees consider the Service Plans for 2022-25 as set out at Annexe 1 relevant to their remit and make any observations or comments to the Executive.

 

Additional documents:

8.

CARBON NEUTRALITY ACTION PLAN pdf icon PDF 561 KB

In December 2020 the Council adopted the Carbon Neutrality Action Plan (CNAP) 2020-2030 which contained a collection of actions that sets us on the path to deliver Waverley’s net zero carbon by 2030 target. This report provides the first annual progress update against the priority areas within the plan.

 

The plan was adopted as a “live document” that will continually evolve to reflect further funding, policy and technological changes as well as opportunities for new projects. A year on, there has been progress in several areas that this report aims to celebrate. But also highlights the scale of work that is still required.

 

We have engaged APSE Energy, a carbon consultancy, to review our baseline and trajectory and give us a more accurate indication of the costs of becoming a net zero carbon council.

 

Recommendation

 

That the Overview and Scrutiny Committee provides comments and observations to the Executive and Council on the following documents:

 

a.    Carbon Neutrality Action Plan annual update report

b.    Annexe 1 – Carbon Neutrality Action Plan working spreadsheet

c.    Annexe 2 - CNAP version 2022

Additional documents:

9.

AFFORDABLE HOMES DELIVERY STRATEGY 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 404 KB

ITEM NOT FOR DISCUSION, FOR NOTING AND FEEDBACK VIA THE CONSULTATION.PROCESS.

 

Officers are asking the Services O&S Committee to note the proposals in the draft Affordable Homes Delivery Strategy and supporting evidence studies to be published for public consultation between 27 January and 24 February 2022 and give feedback/ comment.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Services O&S Committee notes the draft Affordable Homes Delivery Strategy and supporting evidence studies to be published for public consultation between 27 January and 24 February 2022 and gives feedback.

 

Additional documents:

10.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider, if necessary, the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:

 

Recommendation

 

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) to be identified at the meeting.

11.

ANY ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

To consider any matters relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which it is felt need to be considered in Exempt session.