Committee Agenda

Tue Mar 20 2007

Related Documents:
minutes for this agenda

A meeting of the Executive will be held on the above date at 1.30pm at County Hall, Exeter to consider the following matters.


Chief Executive



1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2007 (previously circulated).

3. Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.

4. Chairman s Announcements

5. Questions from Members of the Council



Key Decisions

6. Teignbridge Local Development Framework (LDF): Proposed Urban Extension at Newton Abbot Devon s Input to Masterplanning

Report of the Director of Environment, Economy Culture (EEC/07/88/HQ - text only | pdf EEC/07/88/HQ) on the production of a masterplan for the proposed urban extension of Newton Abbot, attached (Page 6).

Electoral Division(s): All in the Teignbridge Area

7. Post Joint Area Review (JAR) Action Monitoring

Report of the Director of Children Young People s Services (CS/07/11) on progress with and action and outcomes on the post JAR Action Plan, attached (Page 14).

At its meeting on 7 March 2007, in considering a similar progress report on the Joint Area Review (JAR) Action Plan, the Community Services Overview/Scrutiny Committee resolved:

(b) that the Executive be notified of this Committee s concerns on:

(i) the implications of JE in the recruitment and retention of Social Workers for Children s Services and the resulting remodelling of career structures;

(ii) the underlying spending pressures within the CYPS Directorate as a result of the JAR process and Action Plan and the balance between in-house and commissioned services and the scope for achieving savings through regional procurement;

(iii) issues relating to officer attendance at the Post JAR Action monitoring Group noting the pressures arising from the JAR and recent reorganisation of the Devon PCT;

(c) that the Executive Member or Support Member for CYPS be invited to meetings as appropriate to address members concerns..

Electoral Division(s): All


8. Adult Community Services Progress Report on Modernisation Programme for Residential and Domiciliary Care Services

Report of the Director of Adult Community Services (ACS/07/3 - text only | pdf ACS/07/3) on progress with modernisation programme, for information, attached (Page 17).

Electoral Division(s): All

9. Changes to the Policy for Early Retirement the Policy for Flexible Retirement

Report of the Director of Personnel Performance (PP/07/17 - text only | pdf PP/07/17) on proposed changes to the local government pension scheme to comply with recent changes in legislation, attached (Page 23).

Electoral Division(s): All

10. Corporate Capital Strategy, Asset Management Plan and Backlog Maintenance Plan 2007/8 -2011/12

Report of the Director of Finance, IT Trading (FI/07/26 - text onlyFI/07/26) for approval as part of the use of resources assessment. To follow.

Electoral Division(s): All


11. Questions from Members of the Public

12. Minutes

(a) Strategic Planning, Regional International Affairs Committee - 1 March 2007 (Page 29);

(b) Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education - 12 February 2007 (Page 34).

13. Delegated Action/Urgent Matters

The Registers of action taken on behalf of the Executive under the urgency provisions or delegated powers will be available for inspection at the meeting. The schedule of decisions taken by Executive Members since the last meeting is attached (Page 39).

14. Call-in of Executive and Executive Member Decisions

(a) Capital Programme 2006/07

In accordance with the Overview Scrutiny Procedure Rules, the Chairman of the Environment, Economy Culture Overview/Scrutiny Committee invoked the call-in procedure in relation to a decision of the Executive Member for Policy Resources approving a variation in the capital programme for the Exeter Energy from Waste Initiative scheme.

The Environment, Economy Culture Overview/Scrutiny Committee met on 5 March 200 7 to consider the call-in and decided not to seek any change to the Executive Member s decision. The original decision was therefore implemented with immediate effect.

(b) Devon Local Transport Plan Proposed Programme 2007/08

In accordance with the Overview Scrutiny Procedure Rules, the Chairman of the Environment, Economy Culture Overview/Scrutiny Committee invoked the call-in procedure in relation to a decision of the Executive (Minute *485) taken on 27 February 2007 on the Devon Local Transport Plan - Proposed Programme for 2007/08.

The Environment, Economy Culture Overview/Scrutiny Committee met on 5 March 2007 to consider the call-in and decided not to seek any change to the Executive s decision which was subsequently confirmed in the normal way.

15. Gifts and Legacies

The Register will be available for inspection at the meeting.

16. Executive Forward Plan

In accordance with the Council s Constitution, the Executive is requested to review the list of forthcoming business (previously circulated) and to determine which items are to be defined as key decisions and included in the Forward Plan for the period 1 April 31 July 200 7. The Forward Plan is available on the Council's website at




Notice of the decisions taken by the Executive will be sent by email to all Members of the Council within 2 working days of their being made and will, in the case of key decisions, come into force 5 working days after that date unless 'called-in' or referred back in line with the provisions of the Council's Constitution. The Minutes of this meeting will be published on the Council's website, as indicated below, as soon as possible.

Members are reminded that Part II Reports contain exempt information and should therefore be treated accordingly. They should not be disclosed or passed on to any other person(s). Members are also reminded of the need to dispose of such reports carefully and are therefore invited to return them to the Committee Secretary at the conclusion of the meeting for disposal


Councillors Greenslade (Chairman), Berman, Hobden, Rawlinson, Rogers, Smith and Temperley

Executive Lead Member Remits

Councillors Greenslade (Policy Resources), Berman (Communities), Hobden (Culture), Rawlinson (Adult Services), Rogers (Environment), Smith (Children Young People s Services) and Temperley (Economic Regeneration, Strategic Planning Regional Affairs)

Executive Support Members

Councillors Barton (Social Care: Healthy, Safe and Economic and Social Well Being), Brazil (Property Management), Cook (Improving Green Performance), Hannon (Customer Service Performance Improvement), Mrs Morgan (Social Affairs Health) and Way (Education: Enjoying and Achieving and Making a Positive Contribution),

Declaration of Interests

Members are reminded that they must declare any interest they may have in any item to be considered at this meeting, prior to any discussion taking place on that item.

Access to Information

Any person wishing to inspect the Executive Forward Plan or any Reports or Background Papers relating to any item on this agenda should contact Mr Hooper on 01392 382300.

The Forward Plan is published on the County Council's website at

Agenda and minutes of the Executive are published on the Council s Website at http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/your_council/decision_making/cma/index_exc.htm

Webcasting of Meetings

The proceedings of this meeting may be recorded for broadcasting on the internet via the County Council s website Information Devon . The whole of the meeting will be broadcast apart from any confidential items which may need to be considered in the absence of the press and public.

Questions to the Executive/Public Participation

A Member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or the appropriate Executive Member a question about any subject for which the Leader or Executive Member has responsibility.

Any member of the public resident in the administrative area of the county of Devon may also ask the Leader a question upon a matter which, in every case, relates to the functions of the Council. Questions must be delivered to the Chief Executive's Directorate by 12 noon on the fourth working day before the date of the meeting. For further information please contact Mr Hooper on 01392 382300.


20 March 2007

Schedule of EXECUTIVE MEMBER Decisions taken since previous meeting

Executive Remit

Matter for Decision

Effective Date

Policy Resources

Approval to acquisition of computer hardware/software for December 2006 and January 2007

27 February 2007

Approval to writing of working tax credit overpayment

28 February 2007

Approval to a number of proposals concerning variations in the approved Capital Programme for 2006/7 and other property matters

27 February 2007

Approval to application for contribution from the Matched Funding Reserve to the South West Forest and Ruby Country Initiative

27 February 2007


Approval of charges for libraries and information services for 2007/08.

6 March 2007

Economic Regeneration, Strategic Planning Regional Affairs

Approving of County Council response to the South West European Programme Team's consultation on the ERDF Operational Programme Consultation Draft.

20 March 2007


Acceptance of the lowest tender for the Bideford Recycling Centre Service Contract

1 March 2007

Approval to letting of contracts for the maintenance of public rights of way.

12 March 2007

Approval to improvement/expansion works at the Seven Brethren Recycling Centre, Barnstaple

15 March 2007

Approval to proposed shared use footway/cycleway scheme, Sidmouth Road, Exeter

15 March 2007

Approval to declaring Pridhamsleigh Depot (near Ashburton) permanently surplus to the requirements of the Environment remit.

15 March 2007

The Register of Executive Member decisions will be available for inspection at meetings of the Executive or, at any other time, in the Committee Secretariat Members Services Unit,

Chief Executive's Directorate, during normal office hours.

Date Published: Tue Mar 13 2007