Notice of a public meeting of

Economy & Place Policy & Scrutiny Committee



Councillors S Barnes (Chair), Daubeney (Vice-Chair), Baker, Douglas, Hook, Pearson and K Taylor



Wednesday, 11 March 2020



5.30 pm



The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039)





1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 16)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Economy and Place Policy and Scrutiny Committee meetings held on 10 December 2019, 15 January 2020 and 12 February 2020.




3.          Public Participation 



It is at this point in the meeting that members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Tuesday 10 March 2020. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the Committee. To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


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4.          Update report on Planning Enforcement 

(Pages 17 - 46)


This report provides Members with an update on the planning enforcement section in terms of cases being dealt with and a vision for the planning enforcement section into the future. Members of the Area Planning Sub-committee requested that Planning Enforcement be reviewed by Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee, which referred the matter to the Economy and Place Policy and Scrutiny Committee.




5.          Make It York's Economic Development Priorities for 2020/21 

(Pages 47 - 50)


This paper invites Members to comment on the broad priority areas to be included in the Council’s service level agreement (SLA) with Make it York (MIY) for 2020-21. Following consideration by the committee, a report will be taken to a decision session of the Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning in April.



6.          Update report on Guildhall Project 

(Pages 51 - 76)


This report has come to the Committee following a request from the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee (CSMC) to review the project status reporting for the Guildhall project, expressing CSMC’s concern that the October 2019 Green rating did not accurately reflect the project status at that time. The purpose the report is to review the project governance and risk management arrangements for the delivery of the project which inform the project reporting.




7.          Update report on Apprenticeships and Skills Scrutiny review 

(Pages 77 - 80)


This report updates Members on the progress of the scrutiny review into Apprenticeships and Skills and asks the Committee to consider the remit proposed by the Task Group appointed to carry out this review on the Committee’s behalf.



8.          Work Plan 2019-20 

(Pages 81 - 84)


To consider the work plan for the remainder of the municipal year.




9.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer

Angela Bielby

Contact details:

Telephone: 01904 552599 Email:




For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:

·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats

Contact details are set out above.