Scrutiny and Overview Committee
Thursday, 17 October 2019 3.00 p.m.

Venue: Swansley Room, Ground Floor

Contact: Victoria Wallace  03450 450 500 Email:

No. Item



To receive apologies for absence from committee members. 


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2019 as a correct record.


Public Questions


Public Space Protection Order: Proposed gating of Setchel Drove, Cottenham pdf icon PDF 379 KB

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General Fund Capital Programme Update and New Bids pdf icon PDF 478 KB

Appendix C of the report will follow.

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Confidential Items - Members Only

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following agenda items (items 7 and 8) in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act). Paragraph 3 of the Act relates to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Property Acquisition: Cambridge Science Park


Property Acquisition: Colmworth Trading Estate, St Neots

Break - There will be a short break at 5pm


Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Issues & Options Consultation pdf icon PDF 383 KB

Please note that hard copies of appendices F,G and H will not be printed, but can be viewed on the website. Printed copies can be provided on request; please contact Democratic Services no later than 48 hours before the meeting to request this.

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 208 KB

For the committee to consider its work programme which is attached with the Council’s Notice of forthcoming Key and Non Key Decisions. When considering items to add to its work programme, the committee is requested to use the attached Scrutiny Prioritisation Tool.


Under this item, the committee will also set up and appoint members to any Scrutiny task and finish groups.

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To Note the Dates of Future Meetings

To note that the next meeting will take place on Thursday 14th November 2019 at 5.20pm.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The law allows Councils to consider a limited range of issues in private session without members of the Press and public being present.  Typically, such issues relate to personal details, financial and business affairs, legal privilege and so on.  In every case, the public interest in excluding the Press and Public from the meeting room must outweigh the public interest in having the information disclosed to them.  The following statement will be proposed, seconded and voted upon. 


"I propose that the Press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item number(s) ….. in accordance with Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that, if present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) ….. of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”


If exempt (confidential) information has been provided as part of the agenda, the Press and public will not be able to view it.  There will be an explanation on the website however as to why the information is exempt.