Scrutiny Committee Archive

Agendas and Minutes from meetings held between 22/08/2012 and 08/07/2014.

Wed, 8 Jul 2015

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1.  To receive apologies for absence

2.  To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3.  To confirm as a true record the minutes of the meeting held on 06 May 2015

4.  To discuss the draft report

Wed, 6 May 2015

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm as a true record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2015

4. To discuss the draft report (to follow)

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

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To receive apologies for absence

To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

To confirm as a true record the minutes of the meetings held on :
a) 11 March 2015 and
b) 25 March 2015
To review the work undertaken and the evidence received to date

To consider whether any further information/evidence is required

To consider the structure of the final report, based upon the evidence gathered:
• Context
• Key points/observations
• Recommendations

Wed, 11 Mar 2015

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm as a true record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2015

4. To discuss the questioning arrangements for the day’s evidence taking session (schedule attached)

5. To receive presentations and ask questions of those who have been asked to provide evidence to the Committee.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm as a true record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2014

4. To discuss the results of the face-to-face interviews undertaken

5. To consider the responses received from umbrella bodies

6. To consider whether additional evidence would be sought from other sources

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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  1. To receive apologies for absence
  2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business
  3. To confirm as a true record the minutes of the meeting held on the 21st February 2014
  4. To confirm the scope of the Review
  5. To discuss and approve the possible interview framework
  6. To consider and approve a list of evidence providers
  7. To agree dates for future meetings

Fri, 21 Feb 2014

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1. To elect a Chair

2. To elect a Deputy Chair

3. To receive apologies for absence

4. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

5. Scrutiny in the National Parks

6. To carry out a scoping exercise for the scrutiny review in connection with the socio-economic duty of National Park Authorities

7. To agree dates for future meetings

Wed, 11 Sep 2013

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1.  To receive apologies for absence.

2.  To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business.

3.  To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th April 2013.

4.  To consider whether the public should be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item due to the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

5.  To agree a final report and recommendations on the findings of the Scrutiny Committee for submission to the National Park Authority

Wed, 22 May 2013

No Minutes Taken

This meeting has been postponed.  A new date for the meeting will be arranged at the earliest opportunity.

Wed, 10 Apr 2013

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2013.

4. To receive presentations and ask questions of those who have been asked to provide evidence to the Committee:

a) To receive a presentation from Lin Cousins, Three Dragons
Lin Cousins has been formally engaged as a consultant to be a critical friend to the National Park Authority.

The purpose of the presentation is to have fresh eyes on the Authority’s approach to the delivery of affordable housing. Lin Cousins has extensive experience with affordable housing issues. This website link will provide Members with more background http://www.three-dragons.co.uk/

Documentation and evidence from the various Scrutiny Committees has been provided. Lin Cousins will look at and provide advice for Scrutiny Committee on issues such as:

• the wider market conditions/land owner expectations
• Why sites have not been developed out in this National Park when they have planning permission
• Whether our housing allocations look commercially realistic?
• Possible actions to make development ‘happen’

b) To receive a presentation from Julie Nicholas, Chartered Institute of Housing Wales
The purpose of this presentation is to explain housing policy & welfare reform. Julie Nicholas is the Policy & Public Affairs Manager for the Chartered Institute of Housing for Wales. More information on the work of the Chartered Institute for Housing can be found using this weblink: http://www.cih.org/Cymru. Julie will provide information on the likely implications of these changes for housing waiting lists.

5. To receive information submitted in written form:
a) Richard Price, Home Builders Federation
b) Guy Thomas, South Meadow Homes Ltd
c) Head of Affordable Housing, Welsh Government

6. To receive the Executive Summary of the Land Allocation Implementation Study commissioned by the Authority (a copy of the full study can be found below: Land Allocation Implementation Study 

7. To consider the next steps, including production of the Scrutiny Report

Wed, 6 Mar 2013

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 23rd January 2013.

4. To discuss arrangements for the day’s evidence taking sessions (questions attached).

5. To receive presentations and ask questions of those who have been asked to provide evidence to the Committee. The timetable for the day is as follows:

10.15 – 11.15am Andrew Crompton, Persimmon Homes
Jamie Edwards, Local Developer

11.30 – 12.15pm Philip Williams, Property Review Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council

12.15 – 1.00pm Sue Finch, WLGA

1.00pm Lunch

1.30pm Discussion of information provided in written form

6. Item for information: Evaluation of the planning permission process for housing
Research is being commissioned on the above project. The purpose of this research is to examine the barriers to the delivery of timely decisions for housing developments and to consider opportunities to improve the performance of the key players to facilitate the delivery of both market and affordable housing. The consultants are to report back by the end of August 2013. Extracts from the tendering documents are attached for further information.

Wed, 23 Jan 2013

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 28th November 2012.

4. The meeting will provide an opportunity for Officers to respond to issues raised at the Scrutiny Committee of the 28th November 2012. Areas to discuss include:

a) The use of the Three Dragons Toolkit

b) Flexibility of the policy

c) Supplementary Planning Guidance

d) Definition of affordable housing

e) Summary of policies being used elsewhere in Wales

5. To agree the next steps in the scrutiny process

Wed, 28 Nov 2012

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12th September 2012.

4. To discuss the questioning arrangements for the day’s evidence taking session (schedule and background papers ).

5. To receive presentations and ask questions of those who have been asked to provide evidence to the Committee. The timetable for the day is as follows:

10.30am Lyn Hambidge, Head of Housing Commissioning, PCC
11.30am Matthew Owens, Rural Housing Enabler
12.30pm Lunch
1.00pm Peter Maggs, CEO, Pembrokeshire Housing
Gareth Thomas, Development Manager Cantref
2.00pm Peter Hughes, Principality Building Society

Wed, 12 Sep 2012

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1. To receive apologies for absence

2. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

3. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22nd August 2012.

4. To consider the following background documents which officers will expand upon at the meeting:
a) Definition of affordable housing from Technical Advice Note 2
b) Alternatives proposed for the housing policy at preferred strategy stage
c) Consultation Response on the Preferred Strategy Consultation on Housing – which helped shape the plan as adopted.
d) Housing chapter of the adopted LDP
e) Briefing Paper on various issues raised at the previous meeting

5. To finalise the future work programme for this scrutiny exercise

Wed, 22 Aug 2012

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1. To elect a Chair for the forthcoming year

2. To elect a Deputy Chair for the forthcoming year

3. To receive apologies for absence

4. To receive any disclosures of interest by Members or Officers in respect of any item of business

5. Introduction of the Scrutiny Toolkit

6. To carry out a scoping exercise for the scrutiny review into Affordable Housing

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