Agenda

Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC - Monday, 12th April, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Remote meeting

Contact: Karon Hadfield 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes of the meetings of the Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC held on 8 March 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

3.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room. NB Any member needing clarification must contact Legal Services, on 01670 623324. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

OVERVIEW

4.

ADVANCED PROPULSION CENTRE UK pdf icon PDF 5 MB

The Chairman has invited representatives from Automotive Transformation to give a presentation introducing the work of the Advanced Propulsion Centre which seeks to make the UK a centre of excellence for the research, development and production of low carbon propulsion technology.  (Presentation enclosed as Appendix A).

REPORT OF THE SCRUTINY COORDINATOR

5.

Corporate Services and Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 189 KB

The Committee is asked to review and note its work over the 2019/21 council year.  (Report enclosed as Appendix B).

6.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

PART II

It is expected that matters included in this part of the Agenda will be dealt with in private.  Reports referred to are enclosed for members and officers only, coloured pink and marked "Not for Publication".

7.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is invited to consider passing the following resolution:

 

(a)    That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the Agenda as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and

 

(b)    That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-

 

Agenda Items          Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A

 

8                               3 - Contains information relating to business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

AND                              The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the interest in disclosure because it contains confidential information which is subject to commercial Non-Disclosure Agreementsandbecause disclosure could adversely affect the business reputation or confidence in the person/organisation, and could adversely affect commercial revenue.

 

9                               3 - Contains information relating to business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

AND                              The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the interest in disclosure because it contains confidential information disclosure of which could adversely affect the business reputation or confidence in the person/organisation, and could adversely affect commercial revenue. 

8.

MINUTES

Confidential minutes of the meeting of the Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC held on 8 March 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

REPORT OF RECOMMENDATION TO CABINET

9.

Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal

At the meeting of the Committee on 8 February 2021, the OSC considered the above report prior to its determination by Cabinet on the following day.  This briefing note reports on how the Cabinet dealt with an additional recommendation made by the Committee.  (Briefing note enclosed for information only as Appendix C).