Strategic Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 29th September 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter

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

No. Item




Minutes pdf icon PDF 875 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Strategic Scrutiny Committee held on 16 June 2022.


Declaration of Interest

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 - Exclusion of the 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 item(s) of business on the grounds that it (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 No.19

Details of questions should be notified to the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support via the email by 10.00am at least three working days prior to the meeting. For this meeting any questions must be submitted by 10.00am on Monday 26 September 2022.


For details about how to speak at Committee, please click the following link -




Questions from Members of the Council Under Standing Order No.20

To receive questions from Members of the Council to the relevant Portfolio Holders for this Scrutiny Committee. The Portfolio Holders reporting to this Scrutiny Committee are:-


Councillor Bialyk -       Leader

Councillor Morse -      Portfolio Holder City Development and Planning

Councillor Parkhouse Portfolio Holder Leisure & Physical Activity

Councillor Wood -       Portfolio Holder Climate Change

Councillor Wright -      Portfolio Holder Arts, Culture and Corporate Services


Advance questions from Members relating to the Portfolio Holders should be notified to the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support via the email.





Portfolio Holder Reports pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Councillor Bialyk (Leader) and Councillor Wood (Portfolio Holder Climate Change) to present a report on their respective portfolios.


Additional documents:


Working Towards Net Zero - Exeter City Council's Corporate Carbon Footprint Report and Carbon Reduction Action Plan pdf icon PDF 650 KB

To consider the report of the Director Net Zero & City Management.


Dr Daniel Lash from the University of Exeter, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Energy and the Environment will also be in attendance.


Additional documents:


Progress Report Shared Prosperity Fund - Update pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To consider the report of the Director Net Zero & City Management.

Additional documents:


Scrutiny Programme Board Annual Report pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To receive the report of the Scrutiny Programme Board.

Additional documents:


Forward Plan of Business

Please see for noting a link to the schedule of future business proposed for the Council which can be viewed on the Council's web site -


Should Members wish to raise issues in respect of future business please notify Sharon Sissons in advance of the meeting.