Agenda and minutes

Appeals Committee - Monday, 30th October, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ

Contact: Megan Rochester  Email: / 01305 224709

No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.



Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Worth.


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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Friday 15th September.


The minutes of the meeting held on 15th September 2023 were confirmed and signed.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registerable or non-registerable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.



No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


There was no public participation.


Urgent Items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



There were no urgent items.


Exempt Business

To consider passing the following recommendation:  




That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the public from the meeting for the business specified in item(s) No 7 because it is likely that if members of the public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) 1,2 and 3 of Part 1 of schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information to the public.  


The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered. (Any live streaming will end at this juncture).  

Reason for taking the item in private

Paragraph 1 - Information relating to any individual.  


Paragraph 2 - Information which is likely to reveal identity of an individual.  


Paragraph 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  






That the press and the public be excluded for the following item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Paragraph 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any

particular person (including the authority holding that information)


School Transport Appeal


The Committee considered an appeal against the Council’s refusal to provide a pupil with transport support.


Transport Appeal 1

Additional documents:


That the appeal on behalf of EB against the Council’s refusal to provide transport support between her home and Dorset Studio School, be approved until the end of July 2027.