Venue: Virtual Meeting
Contact: Chris Lunn
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
There were no declarations of interest received at this point in the meeting.
The Chair welcomed attendees to the meeting and provided an outline of how the call-in would proceed.
The Chair confirmed that the subject of the call-in was the decision made by the Executive on 24 November 2020 – ‘Nunthorpe Grange Farm: Disposal – Church Lane’.
The following were in attendance at the meeting to explain the reasons and rationale behind the report, and the decision that was made:
The proposer of the call-in, Councillor Rathmell, together with the supporting Members, Councillors Hill, Hubbard, Polano and Wilson, were in attendance to explain why the decision had been called-in and what should be reviewed.
In terms of the procedure to be followed at the meeting, a copy was shown at Appendix 3 of the submitted report. The Councillor proposing the call-in (Councillor Rathmell) would be afforded 15 minutes to present his case, which would include any statements from witnesses. At the end of the presentation, the Executive Members would have the opportunity to question the proposing Councillor for five minutes, which could include input from officers from the relevant service area.
The Executive Members / service area would then have 15 minutes to provide the reasons for the decision, after which the proposing Councillor would have the opportunity to question the Executive Members / service area for five minutes.
Members of the Overview and Scrutiny Board (OSB) would then be given the opportunity to ask the proposing Councillor and the Executive Member / service area questions. Following questioning, both parties would each be given five minutes to present a closing submission.
Following debate by the OSB Members, a vote would be undertaken as to whether OSB Members felt that the decision should be referred back to the Executive for reconsideration.
The Chair invited Councillor Rathmell to present his case to OSB, and explain why the decision had been called-in.
Councillor Rathmell made the following comments as part of his presentation: