Environment, Economy and Culture Overview / Scrutiny

Committee Agenda

Mon Mar 05 2007

Related Documents:
minutes for this agenda

A meeting of the Environment, Economy and Culture Overview/Scrutiny Committee will be held on

the above date at 10.00 a.m. at County Hall, Exeter to consider the following matters.

P. Norrey

Chief Executive



1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the meetings held on 9 January 2007 and budget meeting held on 17 January 2007 (previously circulated).

3. Items Requiring Urgent Attention

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

4. Executive Forward Plan

The current Forward Plan is available on the County Council s web site, Information Devon at

Electoral Division(s): All

5 New Arrangements for Safety Cameras

Report of the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/07/61/HQ - text only | pdf EEC/07/61/HQ) (Page 5).

Superintendent Tim Swarbrick, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, Chairman of the Devon and Cornwall Safety Camera Partnership Steering Group and Mr Peter Gimber, Road Safety and Travel Awareness Manager, will be available to answer Members questions.

Electoral Division(s): All

6. Exeter Energy from Waste Initiative

(In accordance with Overview/Scrutiny Procedure Rules the Chairman of the Committee has called in the Executive Member Decision relating to the above item Notice of Executive Members Decision dated 20 February 2007 refers).

The Chairman and Mr Ben Jennings, County Waste Manager, to report.

7. Investigation into the Adequacy of Utility Reinstatements - Countywide Coring Programme 2006

Report of the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/07/62/HQ - text only | pdf EEC/07/62/HQ)

(Page 10).

Electoral Division(s): All

8. Market and Coastal Towns

Report of the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (EEC/07/63/HQ - text only | pdf EEC/07/63/HQ)

(Page 15).

Electoral Division(s): All except Exeter

9. 2006/07 Third Quarter Performance Monitoring in Relation to Environment, Economy and Culture

Joint report of the Head of Personnel and Performance and the Director of Environment, Economy and Culture (PP/07/14) (Page 34). Coloured version enclosed with agenda.

Electoral Division(s): All

10. Work Programme

Report of the Chief Executive (CX/07/14 - text only | pdf CX/07/14) (Page 40).

Electoral Division(s): All

11. Protection of Devon s Coast

Members to note that the meeting of the County Council on 8 March will discuss the recommendations of the Executive Committee made in response to Councillor Giles Notice of Motion on this subject. One of the recommendations was that

in light of the comments and concerns expressed about these issues, Ship to Ship Transfers and other related safety issues, a small group, of Members comprising Councillors Rogers, Temperley, Hart, Giles and S Hughes be asked to review the Maritime Role and Action Programme and make recommendations accordingly.

In view of the issues raised by the grounding of the cargo ship Napoli and the resultant environmental concerns, this Committee may wish to make its views known to the County Council.

12. Next Meeting

The next ordinary meeting is due to be held on Monday 4 June 2007.



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 urged to return them to the Committee Secretary at the conclusion of the meeting for disposal.


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.


Councillors S Hughes (Chairman), Connelly, Berry, Cann, Foggin, Fowler, Giles,

Hannaford, Hook (Vice-Chairman), Hosking, B Hughes, Mrs Jenkins, Newcombe, Nicholson and Yabsley

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 any minutes, reports or lists of background papers relating to any item on this agenda should contact Brian Wilkinson on 01392 382255


Agendas and minutes of this Committee together with officers reports considered by the Committee are published online on the Council s Website at:


Access to County Hall

Access to County Hall is restricted and all visitors are requested to report to the Main Reception. Car parking facilities on site are limited. Provision for disabled parking is available. It is advisable to contact County Hall Main Reception in advance on 01392 382504. See attached sheet for Public Transport Links.


Car Parking and Security

All visitors to the Committee Suite are requested to report to Main Reception. If arriving by car please enter the campus via the Topsham Road entrance. Access to the parking area is by video/audio intercom. Car parking for visitors is limited (Car park A). There is limited off-street car parking around the County Hall campus. Public car parking can be found at the Cathedral Quay or Magdalen Road Car Parks (approximate 20 minutes walk).

Access to County Hall and Public Transport Links

Bus Services K, T and S operate from the High Street to County Hall (Topsham Road). To return to the High Street use Services K, T and R. Local Services from Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Exmouth, Plymouth and Torbay all stop in Barrack Road, approximately 5 minutes walk from County Hall. Park and Ride Services operate from Sowton and Marsh Barton Industrial Estates with bus services direct to the High Street.

The nearest mainline railway stations are Exeter Central (5 minutes from the High Street) and St David s and St Thomas s both of which have regular bus services to the High Street.

Car Sharing

Carsharing allows people to benefit from the convenience of the car, whilst alleviating the associated problems of congestion and pollution. For more information please look at the Council's website: http://www.carsharedevon.com

Fire/Emergency Instructions

In the event of a fire or other emergency please note the following instructions.

If you discover a fire, immediately inform the nearest member of staff and/or operate the nearest fire alarm. On hearing a fire alarm leave the building by the nearest available exit. The County Hall Stewardesses will help direct you. Do not stop to collect personal belongings. Do not use the lifts. Assemble either on the cobbled car parking area adjacent to the administrative buildings or in the car park behind Bellair House, as shown on the site map above.

You should remain at the assembly point until you receive further instructions. Do not re-enter the building without being told to do so.

First Aid

Contact Main Reception (extension 2504) for a trained first aider. A list of First Aiders is displayed in each Committee Room.

Date Published: Mon Feb 26 2007