Strategic Scrutiny Committee
Thursday 21st November 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Sharon Sissons, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01392 265115 or email

Note: The deadline for questions to be submitted to Strategic Scrutiny Committee is 10am on Monday 18 November 2019 

No. Item



To receive apologies absence from Committee members.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Place Scrutiny Committee held on 12 September 2019, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee held on 26 September 2019.

Additional documents:


Declaration of Interests

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item.  Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.



Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - Exclusion of Press and Public

It is considered that the Committee would be unlikely to exclude the press and public during the consideration of the items on this agenda, but if it should wish to do so, then the following resolution should be passed:


"RESOLVED that, under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the particular items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act."



Questions from the Public Under Standing Order 19

Details of questions should be notified to the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support by 10.00am at least three working days prior to the meeting.  Further information is available from Democratic Services on 01392 265115 and also on the Council web site -



Questions from Members of the Council Under Standing Order 20

To receive questions from members of the Council to appropriate Portfolio Holders.


New Scrutiny Progress - How Will It Operate

The Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support to present.



To receive a Petition - Halt 5G in Exeter pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To receive a petition referred from Devon County Council from the Exeter Halt 5G Group, which related to the Group’s concerns regarding the installation of 5G transmitters in Exeter.  The petition included an appeal to postpone the rollout of 5G in Exeter pending the outcome of an independent investigation.


Devon County Council had referred the petition, received in hard copy to Exeter City Council as the District Council with responsibility for planning permission in Exeter. The petition contained 107 signatures with 47 signatories identified with an Exeter address.


It should be noted that there is an ongoing petition on Change.Org from the Halt 5G in Exeter.


A briefing note is attached.



Items for Consideration for Future Meetings

·         Exeter City Futures – Update on Progress

·         Climate Change Neutral Agenda