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Apologies for Absence


Apologies of absence were received from Councillor P Thurgood.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 114 KB


The Minutes of the previous Corporate Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 31 January 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor R Kingstone and seconded by Councillor Dr. S Peaple)


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.


When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 




There were no Declarations of Interest.


2017/18 Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 249 KB


No items identified.


Local Plan Update


Councillor S Claymore read out from the inspector’s report which was part of the approvals process for the Local Plan and commented that a review required after 5 years, 2021. 


The Head of Managed Growth, Regeneration and Development advised that North Warwickshire had not allocated for Tamworth specifically, however, it is proposed that the £3000 allocation towards Birmingham’s shortfall includes Tamworth’s allocation.  Lichfield have broadly state that £500 of the allocation on Tamworth’s boarder will be for Tamworth but have not given any specific allocation.


Councillors stated that they thought a new village was require, providing the only way that Tamworth would get the new infrastructure and that this cannot be done piecemeal.


The Head of Managed Growth, Regeneration and Development stated that if Tamworth did choose to go for a review, it is probable that by the time the review was obtained it would be running in tandem with the 5 year review and therefore be consolidated.


Councillor P Standen said previously when looking at planning policies they were often out of date and not fit for purpose, however, now that we have the new Local Plan he does not feel this is the case any longer but there is still a need to review policies are fit for purpose.


Dr S Peaple asked whether the results of the Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committees investigation into electric car charging had reached planning.  The Head of Managed Growth, Regeneration and Development confirmed that it had and that broadly this has been included in the Delivery Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).


Councillor R Kingstone stated that recently when digging up the roads they are trying to carry out all required works at the same time.


Councillor Dr S Peaple valued the work done by the Local Plan cross party working group.


Housing Revenue Account Business Plan


There has been a delay in this matter as after consultation advice further work is being undertaken around the 30 year stock condition.  The Leader of the Council, Councillor D Cook confirmed that he would have a briefing sent out as to the reasons for the delay.