Agenda

Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC - Monday, 9th August, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF

Contact: Rebecca Greally 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 447 KB

Minutes of the meetings of the Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC held on 12 July 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.

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact the Monitoring Officer at monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk.  Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this Agenda letter.

4.

FORWARD PLAN OF CABINET DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To note the latest Forward Plan of key decisions. Any further changes made to the         Forward Plan will be reported to the Committee. (Schedule enclosed as Appendix A).

5.

ADVANCED PROPULSION CENTRE UK pdf icon PDF 6 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 B)

6.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 302 KB

The Committee is asked to review and note the Corporate Services and Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme and Monitoring Report for the 2021/22 council year.  (Report enclosed as Appendix C).

7.

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  Reports referred to are enclosed for members and officers only, coloured pink and marked "Not for Publication".

8.

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

 

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

AND?? 

The public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure because disclosure could adversely affect the business reputation or confidence in the person/organisation, and could adversely affect commercial revenue 

 

9.

ADVANCE NORTHUMBERLAND REPORT

To receive a report to update the Committee on the operations of Advance Northumberland.