Councillor Henry Batchelor introduced himself as Vice-Chair of the Committee but explained that he would be chairing this meeting in the absence of the Committee Chair, Councillor Pippa Heylings. By affirmation, the Committee appointed Councillor Peter Fane as Vice-Chair of the meeting. Councillor Batchelor would absent himself from the Chamber due to a pecuniary interest in minute 6 (S/1963/15/CONDG - Linton (Land North and South of Bartlow Road)) and minute 7 (21/00629/S73 - Linton (Land to the North and South of Bartlow Road)). For those two items, Councillor Fane would take the Chair and, by affirmation, the Committee appointed Councillor Eileen Wilson as his Vice-Chair.
The Chair made several brief housekeeping announcements.