Agenda and minutes

Audit, Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 19th April, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton

Contact: Will Baines 

Recording: Listen to the recording

Items
No. Item

94.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

95.

Minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 Decision

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 22 March 2018 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record subject to the minor changes to be made by officers.

 

Voting Record

6 For

0 Against

4 Abstentions

 

96.

Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chairman considers should be dealt with at the meeting as a matter of urgency by virtue of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

97.

Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.

 

Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

98.

Review of the Affordable Housing Targets

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Head of Planning.

 

Decision

 

1.    That the committee note the background affordable housing performance information contained in the report and also the commentary set out in Section 6 of the report. The committee would like to thank the Head of Planning for coming forward and his openness in the issues around meeting the affordable housing target.

 

2.    That the current affordable target is amended to align with the net affordable housing deficit figure of 79 dwellings per annum plus adjustments in the light of the evidence contained in the current version of the Council’s Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2016. The committee recommends to the Planning Committee that this is taken into account in their recommendations to the Policy and Resources committee.

 

3.    That the Council’s affordable housing target is the subject of a further review report following the publication of the Government’s final response to the current Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultations covering revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework and developer contributions. The consultation proposes significant changes to the definition of affordable housing. An officer report in relation to the current consultations will be considered by the Council’s Planning Committee on 8th May 2018 in order that the Council’s response can be formally submitted within the consultation deadline.

 

Voting Record

10 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

99.

Internal Audit and Counter Fraud progress report 2017/18

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Resources and Enabling Services Lead (s151)

 

Decision

 

That the Committee note the results of the work undertaken as part of 2017/18 internal audit and counter fraud plan.

 

 

Voting Record

9 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

100.

Internal Audit, Counter Fraud and Information Governance plans 2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Resources and Enabling Services Lead (s151).

 

Decision

 

That the internal audit plan for 2018/19 be approved.

 

 

Voting Record

10 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

101.

Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent.

Minutes:

The Chair concluded the meeting by paying tribute to Peter Johnson, as it was his final meeting before leaving the authority.

 

There being no other business, the meeting closed at 7:45pm.