Agenda and minutes

Appeals Committee - Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 9.30 am

Venue: Poole Civic Centre, Poole, BH15 2RU

Contact: Miss Nicky Hooley, 01202 128737  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman 2021/22

To elect a Chairman of the Appeals Committee, to serve until the first meeting of the next municipal year.

Minutes:

Councillor S Anderson was elected Chairman of the Appeals Committee for 2021/22.

Voting: unanimous

2.

Election of Vice Chairman 2021/22

To elect a Vice Chairman of the Appeals Committee, to serve until the first meeting of the next municipal year.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Hedges was elected Vice Chairman of the Appeals Committee for 2021/22.

Voting: unanimous

3.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillors Filer and Kelly.

4.

Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.

 

Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Dunlop attended as the substitute member for Councillor Kelly and Councillor Stribley for Councillor Filer.

5.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

6.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 30 March 2021 and 13 April 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 30 March and 13 April 2021 were agreed as an accurate and correct record. 

Voting: unanimous

7.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

In relation to the items of business appearing below, the Committee is asked to consider the following resolution: -

‘That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’

Minutes:

RESOLVED that:- The Committee exclude the Press and Public for item 8 of the Agenda under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds of the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act, as the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.

8.

School Transport Appeal

To consider an appeal against the refusal of Home to School Transport assistance.

Minutes:

09:37 – Councillors Dunlop, Hilliard and Stribley left the meeting, as they were not hearting the application.

Exempt Report as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

The Committee considered an appeal against the refusal to provide home to school transport assistance in the form of a taxi, as detailed in the report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix A to these minutes in the Minute Book.

DECISION MADE:

In considering the appeal, the Committee had regard to all the supporting information provided by the Local Authority and the appellant, including the verbal submissions made by the Local Authority and the appellant at the meeting.

RESOLVED that, having taken careful note of all the evidence presented by all parties, the appeal, in respect of the appellant named in the report, be upheld. The Committee found that the home to school transport policy had been applied correctly and agreed that there were exceptional circumstances to depart from the home to school transport policy on this occasion.

Voting: unanimous