Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 20th February 2019 7.26 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Jenny Kay, Democratic Services - telephone (01524) 582065 or email 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence



Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 9th January, 2019 (previously circulated). 


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Members should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 



Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chairman


Economic Growth Plan

The Committee will be given a presentation on the Economic Growth Plan by the Director of Economic Growth and Regeneration.


Update on the Council's Local Plan

The Director of Economic Growth and Regeneration to provide an update. 


Property Portfolio Informal Task Group

Scoping to be agreed. 


Eden (North) Informal Task Group

Scoping to be agreed. 


Updates on the Eden (North) Project

To consider any updates. 


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item: -


“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business, on the grounds that they could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of that Act.” 


Members are reminded that, whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for the Committee itself to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public.  In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers. 



Review of grant use for city centre arts provision for year 2017/18/19

Report to follow. 

At this point the press and public will be re-admitted to the meeting.


Work Programme Report

To consider any issues.