Ad Hoc Sub Committee Planning, Housing and Environment Services Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 30 October 2013
Time:
10:30 am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Brian Collins (Chairman)-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Finlay Carson-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Jim McClung-Wigtown West
George N Prentice-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Officials:
Alistair M Speedie - Director Planning and Environment Services
Chris Brown - Service Manager Business and Enterprise
Darren Burns - Economic Development Officer
Claire Thomson - Governance Officer
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

Decision

 

AGREED to appoint Brian Collins as Chairman.

 

PROCEDURE - Brian Collins assumed the role of Chairman.

 

MEMBER - Ian B Carruthers entered the meeting - 7 Members present

 
2 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

7 Members Present

 
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

 
4 WINDFARM COMMUNITY BENEFITS POLICY: REGIONAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC FUND - REPORT BY DIRECTOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT SERVICES

Decision

 

4.1   CONSIDERED and DEBATED the three options set out in this report for the governance of the Regional Socio-Economic Fund; and

 

4.2   AGREED to receive a report at the next meeting, following publication of the Scottish Government Best Practice Guide on Community Windfarm Benefits, which will explore in more detail options 1 and 2 as set out in the report and in addition will include additional options 1a and 2a which would allow for a percentage of the fund being top sliced to Area Committees; further detail on the role of the scoring panel; options for weighting factors; fund criteria and options for community representation and how best this can be achieved.

Service Manager Business and Enterprise
5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.