Climate Change Scrutiny Panel - Thursday, 27th February, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room A & B - Town Hall. View directions

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Apologies for Absence


Disclosures of Interest & Whipping Declarations

In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, Councillors of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to declare interests where appropriate.


Councillors must also declare if they are subject to their party group whip in relation to any items under consideration.



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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Climate Change Scrutiny Panel held on 28 January 2020.


Witness Sessions

The Panel has invited representatives from Metrobus, Manor Royal Business District (MRBD), WSCC and CBC to help inform their investigation.


Patrick Warner, Head of Innovation Strategy (Metrobus), Steve Sawyer, Executive Director (MRBD) and Darryl Hemmings, Planning and Transport Policy Manager (WSCC) have been invited to assist the Panel by offering the Members their views on sustainable transport, eco-friendly vehicles and to understand the challenges the services face – now and in the future, together with the provision of support currently being provided.


Councillor Peter Smith (Crawley Borough Council) has also been invited as the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development as having responsibility for Transport Planning in liaison with relevant partners (with acknowledgement that WSCC has overall responsibility for Transport itself).


Whilst the individuals named above identifies those witnesses anticipated to speak at the meeting, this may change subject to availability and, at the discretion of the Chair. Further witnesses may be called in addition or instead of those listed above should they be unavailable.



Consultation with the Public and Organisations (15 minutes)

The Panel is keen to seek views from the public, interested persons and organisations that have interests in Climate Change specifically in relation to transport.  The Panel wishes to consult as to thoughts on the areas identified within the agreed scope of this transport meeting. 


Local Groups are encouraged to select one spokesperson to share their thoughts, which will include a short question and answer session between the spokesperson and Panel.  It is anticipated that this item will last for approximately 15 minutes. Each speaker will have a maximum of 5 minutes.



Should anyone wish to register their interest to speak please use the contact email on the front of the agenda.



General Update and Actions for Next Meeting

To receive any relevant updates/information from Officers and Panel Members, including additional information required to advance the forthcoming meetings. To include:


a)    Update on correspondence with witnesses requesting attendance at the forthcoming meeting in March.

b)    Confirm witness sessions established for remaining meetings.

c)    Confirm that Panel Members identify a clear set of questions to ask representatives attending witness sessions.




To agree any recommendations from this meeting to be included into draft report.



Supplemental Agenda

Any urgent item(s) complying with Section 100(B) of the Local Government Act 1972.