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Environment and Economy Overview and Scrutiny Panel - up to 11 July 2017
1 Dec 2016 - 10:00 to 13:40
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Part 1
A preparatory briefing will be held for Members of the Panel will be held at 9.15am in the Flensburg Room.

Apologies for Absence
To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutions
Standard Items

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2016.
[Copy Minutes in Minute Book Volume 43(3)]

To note the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 October 2016.
(Copy Minutes herewith)

Part A
To consider any matter which has been the subject of call-in.

To consider a report providing an overview of matters related to the work of the Environment and Economy Overview and Scrutiny Panel, together with the latest version of the Work Programme and details of the Key Decisions items relevant to this Panel as set out in the Notice of Executive Key Decisions.

(Copy Report OS.24/16 herewith)

A.3 BUDGET 2017/18 - 2021/22

(Culture, Heritage, and Leisure Portfolio, Finance, Governance and Resources Portfolio, and Communities Health and Wellbeing Portfolio)

Members are reminded that the Budget reports were circulated to all Overview and Scrutiny Members on 11 November 2016.  Members are asked to bring the relevant budget reports to the meeting.  The Executive Decisions from 21 November 2016 will be circulated to Members on 23 November 2016, hard copies will be tabled at the meeting.

Revenue Budget Reports:

(a)       Budget Update – Revenue Estimates 2017/18 to 2021/22  pages 1– 17   

To consider new revenue spending pressures and reduced income projections which fall within the area of responsibility of this Panel:

Car Parking                                                          p.6, 12, 14
Clean Up Carlisle                                                 p.7, 14
Economic Regeneration Team                           p.7, 14
Enterprise Centre Income                                   p.7, 12. 14
Community Infrastructure Levy                            p.7, 12, 14

  • Proposals for Transformation Savings (Appendix C – p.13)
(b)       Individual Charges Reviews pages 18 - 101 

To consider and comment on the Review of Charges in respect of the following areas which fall within the area of responsibility of this Panel:

Community Services

  • City Centre Management                            p.20
  • Car Parking                                                   p.20
  • Green Spaces                                               p.21
  • Tourist Information Centre                            p.23
  • Waste Services and Street Cleaning           p.24
  • Garage Charges                                           p.24
  • Enforcement Charges                                  p.24
  • Summary of Income                                      p.25

Economic Development - pages 43 – 53

 Governance and Regulatory Services

  • Environmental Health                                      p.55
  • Summary of Income                                        p.64

(c)       Revised Capital Programme 2016/17 and Provisional Capital Programme 2017/18 to 2021/22   pages 102 - 111  

To consider the Chief Finance Officer report RD.36/16 and in particular comment on the capital spending which falls within the area of responsibility of this Panel:

  • Vehicle and Plant                                             p.105
  • Public Realm                                                    p.110
  • Castle Way                                                       p.110
  • Old Town Hall Phase 2                                    p.110
  • Vehicle and Plant                                             p.110
  • Public Realm Projects                                     p.110
  • Kingstown Industrial Estate                             p.110
  • Crindledyke Cycleway                                     p.110
  • Durranhill Industrial Estate                              p.110
  • Market Hall Roof                                              p.110


(Cross Cutting)

The Deputy Chief Executive to submit a report providing an update on the recovery of Council assets, the provision of grants and relief to flood affected households and businesses, and details of the Carlisle Flood Response Plan.

Mr Andrew Brown, Environment Agency, Ms Angela Jones, Cumbria County Council, have been invited to attend the meeting to give a presentation and update on the Section 19 report.
(Copy report SD.31/16 herewith. Copy presentation to follow).

(Economy, Enterprise and Housing)

The Corporate Director of Economic Development to submit a report detailing the issues for consideration in relation to the National Grid's consultation on the North West Coast Connections project.  This matter is included in the Notice of Executive Key Decisions and is scheduled to be considered by the Executive on 19 December 2016.
(Copy report ED.42/16 herewith).

(Cross Cutting)

The Policy and Communications Manager to submit performance monitoring reports relevant to the remit of the Environment and Overview and Scrutiny Panel.
(Copy Report PC.24/16 herewith)

Part B
Members of the Environment and Economy Overview and Scrutiny Panel

Conservative – Christian, Mitchelson, Nedved (Chairman), Bloxham (sub), Mrs Parsons (sub), Mrs Mallinson (sub)

Labour – Bowditch (Vice Chairman), Mrs Coleman, Dodd, McDonald, Burns (sub), McNulty, Ms Patrick (sub)

Independent – Betton, Paton(sub)

     Enquiries, requests for reports, background papers,
      etc to Committee Clerk: Jacqui Issatt
- 817557 or


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
Councillor Thomas Joseph Dodd Councillor Niall Daniel McNulty
Councillor Michael Robert Mitchelson Councillor Raynor Desmond Bloxham
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.



PRESENT:                Councillor Nedved (Chairman), Councillors Betton (until 12:40pm) Bloxham (as substitute for Councillor Mitchelson), Bowditch (until 1:10pm), Christian, Mrs Coleman (until 1:35pm), McDonald, McNulty (as substitute for Councillor Dodd).


ALSO PRESENT     Councillor Glover – The Leader

                                    Councillor Mrs Bradley – Economy, Enterprise and Housing Portfolio Holder

                                    Councillor Southward – Environment and Transport Portfolio Holder.

                                    Mr Jim Ratcliffe – Environment Agency

Mr Andrew Brown – Environment Agency

                                    Ms Angela Jones – Cumbria County Council


OFFICERS:         Corporate Director of Governance and Regulatory Services

                                Corporate Director of Economic Development

                                Chief Finance Officer

                                Contracts and Community Services Manager

                                Development Manager

                                Green Spaces Manager

                                Neighbourhood Services Manager

                                Policy and Communications Manager