Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 28th March, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Lindsey Watson  01305 252209 / Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 26 February 2024.


Declarations of interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable 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.


Chairman's Update pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To receive any updates from the Chairman of the Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee.


Public Participation

Representatives of town or parish councils and members of the public who live, work, or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area are welcome to submit either 1 question or 1 statement for each meeting.  You are welcome to attend the meeting in person or via MS Teams to read out your question and to receive the response.   If you submit a statement for the committee this will be circulated to all members of the committee in advance of the meeting as a supplement to the agenda and appended to the minutes for the formal record but will not be read out at the meeting. The first 8 questions and the first 8 statements received from members of the public or organisations for each meeting will be accepted on a first come first served basis in accordance with the deadline set out below.  Further information read Public Participation - Dorset Council


All submissions must be emailed in full to  by 8.30am on 25 March 2024.


When submitting your question or statement please note that:


         You can submit 1 question or 1 statement.

         a question may include a short pre-amble to set the context.

         It must be a single question and any sub-divided questions will not be permitted.

         Each question will consist of no more than 450 words, and you will be given up to 3 minutes to present your question.

         when submitting a question please indicate who the question is for (e.g., the name of the committee or Portfolio Holder)

         Include your name, address, and contact details.  Only your name will be published but we may need your other details to contact you about your question or statement in advance of the meeting.

         questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.

         all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.


Questions from Councillors

To receive questions submitted by councillors.  


Councillors can submit up to two valid questions at each meeting and sub divided questions count towards this total.   Questions and statements received will be published as a supplement to the agenda and all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 


The submissions must be emailed in full to by 8.30am on 25 March 2024.


Dorset Council Constitution – Procedure Rule 13


Planning Convergence and Transformation pdf icon PDF 666 KB

To consider a report of the Head of Planning.


Performance Scrutiny

A review of the relevant Dorset Council performance dashboard to inform the scrutiny committee’s work programme and identify items for deep dives.


The following link is the dashboard for the committee:


Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee dashboard


Operational – Corporate: Councillors Piers Brown, Barry Goringe and David Shortell.


Operational – Place: Councillors David Tooke and Jon Andrews.


HR: Councillors Rod Adkins, Andy Canning, Brian Heatley and Bill Trite.


The Chairman, Councillor Shane Bartlett, maintains an overview of all the above areas.


Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To review the draft Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee work programme.


Executive Arrangements Forward Plans pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To consider the Executive arrangement draft forward plans.


Forward Plans are provided to members of the Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee to review and identify any potential post decision scrutiny to be undertaken, by scheduling items into the work programme to review after a period of implementation.

Additional documents:


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.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph x of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.  


There are no exempt items scheduled for this meeting.