Contact: Candida Basilio, Democratic Services

Telephone number: 07895 213820


Date: 21 July 2023




A meeting of the

Scrutiny Committee

will be held on Monday, 31 July 2023 at 7.00 pm

Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE


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


Members of the Committee:



Katherine Foxhall (Chair)

Judy Roberts (Vice chair)

Ron Batstone

James Cox

Amos Duveen

Oliver Forder

Hayleigh Gascoigne

Robert Maddison

Sally Povolotsky



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.           Urgent business and chair's announcements



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




3.           Declaration of interests



To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, other registrable interests and non-registrable interests or any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 




4.           Minutes of the last meeting

(Pages 4 - 7)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 12 July 2023.




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

(Pages 8 - 10)


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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.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.           Section 106 affordable housing funding

(Pages 11 - 25)


For scrutiny committee to review the report and recommendations of the Head of Housing and Environment and provide any comments to the Cabinet member for Affordable Housing, Development & Infrastructure before the report is presented at Cabinet.