Places Scrutiny Panel – 20 January 2016

PRESENT: –  Councillor Evison in the chair.

Councillors Gosling (Vice-Chair), T Foster, Kataria and Longcake.

Councillors Armiger, A Davison and L Foster attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

502  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests –

No whip was declared.

503  MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on 2 December 2015, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chairman.

504  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received.

505  CABINET MEMBER AND SERVICE AREA PRIORITIESResolved – That consideration of this item be deferred to a future meeting.

506  HUMBER STRATEGY UPDATE – The Chairman welcomed Philip Winn, Humber Strategies Manager at the Environment Agency, Rod Chapman, Flood Risk Engineer at the council and Councillor Allcock, the council’s lead member for flooding and drainage to the meeting.  Mr Winn, Mr Chapman and Councillor Allcock had been invited to the meeting to update members on the work taking place and/or planned to help reduce the risk of flooding to people and properties around the Humber estuary.

Mr Winn delivered a presentation on the programme of work the Environment Agency and its partners had timetabled in order to protect residents and business in North Lincolnshire, as well as provide a breakdown of the priorities and funding for the schemes in order to protect local amenities.

Following the presentation, the Chairman facilitated a discussion between panel members and Mr Winn, Mr Chapman and Councillor Allcock on protecting people and properties around the Humber estuary.

Resolved – (a) That the presentation be received with thanks, (b) that Mr Winn be invited to a Panel meeting in late Autumn to discuss progress on implementation of the schemes, and (c) that Mr Winn, Mr Chapman and Councillor Allcock be thanked for their attendance, presentation and for answering members questions.

507  ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.