Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee
Thursday, 14th June, 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Judy Cordell, Senior Democratic Support Officer  Tel:- 023 8083 2766

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the apologies of Councillors Morrell and D Thomas and Appointed Members Catherine Hobbs and Rob Sanders.

2.

Election of Vice-Chair

To elect a Vice-Chair to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee for the 2018-2019 municipal year.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Galton be elected as Vice-Chair for the 2018-19 municipal year.

 

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 12th April, 2018 and to deal with any matters arising.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 12th April, 2018 Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee be approved and signed as a correct record. 

4.

Forward Plan - Clean Air Zone pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to examine the content of the Forward Plan and to discuss issues of interest or concern with the Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance detailing for discussion from the current Forward Plan item Clean Air Zone Consultation. 

 

The Leader of the Council, Royston Smith MP, Councillor White, Mr Johnson (RDA), Mr Hall (Southampton Hackney Association), Mr Barker (Wheelers Coaches), Mr Carter (Red Funnel), Mr Welch (ABP) and representatives from the taxi trade, were present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting. 

 

The Committee discussed with the Leader his reasons for proceeding to consultation with a preferred option, the perception that charging was inevitable, economic impacts that may give rise to this decision and the current scientific and health based reasons for introducing a Clean Air Zone. 

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(i)  Cabinet defers the decision at 19th June 2018 meeting of the Executive to allow for due consideration of the potential risk to the Southampton and Solent economy of the decision to proceed with the consultation on a Clean Air Zone that identified a Class B charging zone as the preferred option; and

(ii)  The technical report and associated documents referenced within the Clean Air Zone Consultation Cabinet report were published and made available to the public following this meeting of the Committee. 

 

NOTE:  Councillor Whitbread declared a pecuniary interest and withdrew from the meeting during the consideration of this item. 

 

5.

Monitoring Scrutiny Recommendations to the Executive pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to monitor and track progress on recommendations made to the Executive at previous meetings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance detailing the actions of the Executive and monitoring progress of the recommendations of the Committee.