{meta} Agenda for Appeals Committee on Monday, 4th September, 2017, 9.45 am

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Suite - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Fiona Rutley 01392 382305  Email: fiona.rutley@devon.gov.uk

Items
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71.

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2017 (previously circulated).

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2017 be signed as a correct record.

72.

Procedural Matters - Route Safety Determination

Officers to report.

Minutes:

Members reviewed current procedures, to reduce the timescale an appellant awaits the outcome of  their route safety appeal and particularly to advise the appellant at the earliest opportunity of any route deemed unavailable on a Members’ route walk.

 

RESOLVED:-  that Officers be authorised to determine in consultation with Members of the Committee following a Members’ route safety walk (supported by a Members route safety report), the eligibility of a route and the respective individual appeal(s) where there is unanimity of, or a clear majority view  reached by a Members’ route safety walk.   If no agreement is reached, the matter will be deferred for determination to a special meeting of the Appeals Committee where necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

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73.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Recommendation: that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, namely information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual relating to their financial affairs and in accordance with Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of the fact that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, namely information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual relating to their financial affairs and in accordance with Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of the fact that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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74.

Budget Monitoring

Head of Services for Communities to report.

Minutes:

(An item taken under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 during which the press and public were excluded)

 

The Committee received the Report of the Head of Services for Communities on the financial impact of the Committee’s decisions for the current financial year 2017/18.

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75.

Deferred Appeals

Minutes:

(An item taken under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 during which the press and public were excluded)

 

The Committee noted:-

 

(a) the verbal update in relation to ST83 Penquit – Ivybridge CC

 

(b) that ST84 Great Torrington – Monkleigh Primary School (appeal refused)  had been determined under urgency procedures as the route was deemed available following the Members’ route walk.  

 

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76.

School Transport Appeals

Timetable attached, together with briefing notes prepared by the Head of Education and Learning and representations from appellants.

Minutes:

(An item taken under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 during which the press and public were excluded)

 

The Committee considered reports from the Head of Education & Learning on appeals and written and verbal submissions from appellants who attended as follows:-

 

ST87     Exmouth – Kings School, Ottery St Mary                        Appellants

 

ST89     UffculmeBurlescombe CE Primary                  Appellant

 

ST91     Exeter – St James School                                 Appellant and representatives

 

ST86     Heanton Barnstaple – Braunton Academy)          Appellants)

ST86     Heanton Barnstaple – Braunton Academy)          Appellants)

 

ST90     Ashprington – KEVICS, Totnes                          Appellant and                                                                                                                local County

Councillor

 

ST88     Dartmouth – Kingsbridge Academy                    -

 

 

 

RESOLVED:-

 

 

(a) that the following appeal(s) be allowed:-

 

ST87     Exmouth – Kings School, Ottery St Mary

 

 

(b) that the following appeal(s) be refused:-

 

ST89     UffculmeBurlescombe CE Primary

 

ST88     Dartmouth – Kingsbridge Academy                   

 

 

(c) that the following appeal(s) be deferred for members’ route inspection:-

 

ST91     Exeter – St James School

 

ST86     Heanton Barnstaple – Braunton Academy)         

ST86     Heanton Barnstaple – Braunton Academy)

           

ST90     Ashprington – KEVICS, Totnes