Contact: Candida Basilio, Democratic Services

Telephone number: 07895 213820


Date: 20 January 2023




A meeting of the

Scrutiny Committee

will be held on Monday, 30 January 2023 at 7.00 pm


At Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE


To watch this virtual meeting, follow this link to the council’s YouTube channel:




Members of the Committee:



Nathan Boyd (Chair)

Jerry Avery

Ron Batstone (Vice chair) 

Eric De La Harpe

Hayleigh Gascoigne

David Grant  

Patrick O’Leary

Ben Mabbett

Max Thompson




Alternative formats of this publication are available on request.  These include large print, Braille, audio, email and easy read.  For this or any other special requirements (such as access facilities) please contact the officer named on this agenda.  Please give as much notice as possible before the meeting.



Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic




Open to the Public including the Press



1.           Apologies for absence



To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 




2.           Minutes

(Pages 4 - 10)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2022. 




3.           Declarations of interest



To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  




4.           Urgent business and chairman's announcements



To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chairman. 




5.           Work schedule and dates for all Vale and Joint Scrutiny meetings

(Pages 11 - 13)


To review the attached scrutiny work schedule. Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.




6.           Public participation



To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 









7.           Revenue Budget 2023/24 and Capital Programme to 2027/28 - budget briefing



To receive a briefing on the revenue budget 2023/24 and capital programme to 2027/28 from the Head of Finance and for Scrutiny Committee to ask the Head of Finance and Cabinet Member for Finance and Property Assets questions.




8.           Revenue Budget 2023/24 and Capital Programme to 2027/28 - Cabinet report



For scrutiny committee to consider the report of the Head of Finance and make any recommendations to Cabinet (papers to follow).




9.           Planning Enforcement Statement

(Pages 14 - 37)


Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider the progress of the new approach to planning enforcement, as set out in the Planning Enforcement Statement 2021, and provide any comments to the Cabinet Member for Development and Infrastructure.