Corporate Governance and Audit Committee
Monday, 21st September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: John Grieve 0113 37 88662 

Link: to View Meeting Recording

No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


  RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-




Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)


Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests’

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.



Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence (If any)


Minutes of the Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 27th July 2020.



(Copy attached)


Matters Arising from the Minutes

To consider any matters arising from the minutes.


Annual Assurance Report on Planning Decision Making and Enforcement Arrangements pdf icon PDF 363 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Planning Officer which presents the Annual Assurance report on planning decision making and enforcement arrangements. The report seeks to provide assurance that development management decision making arrangements and compliance matters are, up to date, fit for purpose, effectively communicated and routinely complied with.



(Report attached)




Additional documents:


Annual Assurance Report on Employment Policies and Procedures and Employee Conduct. pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer, Human Resources which presents the Annual Assurance Report on Employment Policies and Procedures and Employee Conduct. The report seeks to provide assurance that: the requirements of employee conduct are established and regularly reviewed; requirements relating to employee conduct are communicated and feedback is collected on whether expected behaviours are being demonstrated; and employee conduct is monitored and reported.



(Report attached)



Additional documents:


Applications Portfolio Programme - Update on Access Project pdf icon PDF 260 KB

  To consider a report by the Director of Resources and Housing which an update on progress with the Access 2003 replacement project.



(Report attached)



Internal Audit Update Report June to August 2020 pdf icon PDF 396 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Officer Financial Services which provides a summary of the Internal Audit activity for the period June to August 2020 and highlight the incidence of any significant control failings or weaknesses.


(Report attached)



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To receive a report by the City Solicitor which notifies Members of the Committee’s Work Programme for 2020/21.



(Copy attached)

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting will take place on Friday, 16th October 2020 at 10.00am (Remote Meeting)