Overview & Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Contact: Trish Corns  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2019.


Agreement of the agenda between Parts I and II


Declarations of interest


Matters of urgency or report especially brought forward with the permission of the Chairman


Public questions (if any) under Council Procedure Rule 5.8(h)


Councillor Questions (if any) under Council Procedure Rule 5.8(i)


Community Action Group (CAG) Devon - Presentation by Ben Bryant Devon Community Engagement Project Officer

To hear what CAG is offering communities across the District, and the kinds of projects already happening.


Provision of pitches for Gypsy and Travellers pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider the report of the Housing Enabling and Development Manager attached. Sabrina Thomas, Devon County Council’s Gypsy and Travellers Liaison Officer will be in attendance

Additional documents:


Council Strategy T10 programme Overviews

A presentation will be made on the work being carried out, as part of the overall Council Strategy for the period 2016 - 2025, in relation to two of the Teignbridge Ten super-projects. These are ten connected areas of work, which will each have a widespread impact on the economy, community wellbeing, and the environment.


Chris Braines and David Eaton will present the work of the programmes

Clean Scene and Zero Heroes


South East Devon Habitat Regulations Partnership (SEDHRP) pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To receive the minutes of the SEDHRP Executive Committee held on 29 April, 2019.


Call-ins pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To consider the following call-in  by Councillors Wrigley and supported by Councillors Foden, L Petherick, J Petherick and Taylor


“I request that decisions made at the meeting of the South East Devon Habitat regulatory partnership executive committee meeting of the 29th April 2019 be reviewed.


Specifically item 7 (relating to the annual business plan and the 5 year delivery plan) items:

“3. that the adjustment of the Habitat Mitigation Officers contracts to permanent status to align with the funding allocated in the mitigation strategy be approved.”

“4. that the retention of the Devon Loves Dogs project Coordinator for 5 years from November 2019 and funding for a used vehicle from May 2019 as outlined in Section 2 be approved.

5. that redirecting the funds outlined in section 3 to cover the associated costs of 4. Above be approved.”


Item 3 on the grounds that no performance reviews or job evaluation changes have been evidenced, and that ongoing funding has not been secured or agreed.


Item 4 (and 5) on the basis that the need of a car (at £18K) has not been evidenced, nor the evaluation of other potential solutions. In addition the role is intended to encourage people to walk dogs locally, rather than travel by car to areas in need of habitat preservation, and as such could be seen to be counter-productive to the task in hand.”


Additional documents:


Safeguarding pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Community Safety Officer attached.

Future Programming


Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 154 KB


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To identify any areas of work for future meetings of the Committee.

Part II


Items which may be taken in the absence of the Public and Press on the grounds that Exempt Information may be disclosed.