Scrutiny Streets & Environment Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 31st January, 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Tom Downs  Email:

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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any members of the Committee.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8th November 2022 as an accurate record.



Disclosure of Interests

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and other registrable and non-registrable interests they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.


Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.



Budget Scrutiny Challenge pdf icon PDF 162 KB

As part of its assurance process on the 2023-24 Council Budget, the Scrutiny & Overview Committee has asked the Streets & Environment Sub-Committee to identify and scrutinise specific budget proposals. This report provides the Streets & Environment Sub-Committee with information to reach a view on the following 2023/24 budget areas :-


1.       Parking Services (including information on the Parking Policy review)

2.       Planning Service (including information on the Planning Transformation programme)

3.       Building Control (including a short update on the Building Control transformation programme)


Scrutiny Chairs have agreed that budget scrutiny will look to satisfy the following questions:


·         Are the proposals financially resilient & sustainable?

Ø  Are the underlying assumptions robust?

Ø  Are the proposals deliverable?

Ø  What risks are there and how can they be managed/mitigated?


·         Have the proposals been fairly prioritised?

Ø  Are the proposals linked to existing priorities/strategies?

Ø  Do they take account of the possible impact on/views of residents?

Ø  Have Equality & Diversity Implications been properly accounted for?

Ø  Are there viable/best practice alternatives to recommend?



Period 7 Financial Performance Report pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The Sub-Committee is asked to scrutinise the information provided with a view to considering whether it is reassured about the delivery of the 2022-23 Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery Budget.

Additional documents:


Cabinet Response to Scrutiny Recommendations pdf icon PDF 88 KB

The Streets & Environment Sub-Committee is presented with an up to date list of responses from Cabinet to recommendations made by the Sub-Committee to note.

Additional documents:


Scrutiny Work Programme 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The Streets, Environment & Homes Sub-Committee is asked to: -


1.     Note the most recent version of its Work Programme, as presented in the report.


2.     Consider whether there are any other items that should be provisionally added to the work programme as a result of the discussions held during the meeting.

Additional documents:


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”



Part B


Part B Minutes of the Last Meeting

To approve the Part B minutes of the meeting held on the 8th November 2022 as an accurate record.