Scrutiny Co-ordinating Panel (Special Meeting) – 15 December 2009

PRESENT: Councillor Davison in the chair.

Councillors Barker, Cawsey, Glover, C Sherwood, Smith, Waltham, Wells and Wilson.

Councillor Kirk attended the meeting in his position as Leader of the Council (Highways and Planning).

Councillors J Briggs, Collinson, Ellerby, Grant, C Sherwood and Swift attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b)

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

92 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests.

No whip was declared.

93 (7) ITEM REQUESTED FOR CALL-IN IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 22 OF PART D RULE 5 (OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY PROCEDURE RULES) OF THE COUNCIL’S CONSTITUTION – Minute 74 of the Leader of the Council (Highways and Planning) meeting held on 2 December 2009 – The chair invited a nominee of the members who had requested the call-in to speak on the above decision and question the Leader of the Council. Members outlined areas of concern as reasons for seeking a review of the above decision. These included: –

  1. That whilst consultation had been carried out with the Queen Street Action Group, there had yet to be any consultation with all local residents and local businesses.
  2. That there had been failings in the manner in which local ward members were consulted.
  3. That it was still unclear how much the residents’ permits would cost, and there was a danger that they could be very expensive or cause residents to park elsewhere.

Following a discussion on the above issues, the Leader of the Council was invited to respond to the concerns and reasons for the decision being called in, and be held to account for the decision taken. The Head of Safer Roads was also invited to comment.

Moved by Councillor C Sherwood and seconded by Councillor Waltham –

That the decision be referred back to the decision makers to re-consider within five working days to either (a) confirm the original decision, or (b) agree to change the decision having considered the representations made by some members of the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Panel.

Moved by Councillor Davison as an amendment and seconded by Councillor Barker –

That no further action be taken and the decision become effective immediately.

Amendment carried
Substantive Motion carried