Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 8 April 2021 9.30 am

Venue: Virtually

Contact: Katherine Davis on 01243 534674  Email:

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Chairman's Announcements

Any apologies for absence will be noted at this point.


Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce any urgent items that due to special circumstances are to be dealt with under the agenda item below relating to late items.


Declarations of Interests

Members and officers are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests they may have in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.


Public Question Time

The procedure for submitting public questions in writing no later than 12:00 two working days before the meetingis available upon request from Democratic Services (the contact details for which appear on the front page of this agenda).


Water Capacity and Quality in the District

The Committee has invited the Environment Agency, Natural England and Ofwat, Southern Water to attend the meeting to discuss the following and to respond to a set of questions from members submitted in advance:


  • Water capacity and headroom at treatment plants
  • Water capacity challenges for Local Plan
  • Responses to planning applications including delays in connectivity
  • Nitrates affecting watercourses and harbours
  • Chichester Harbour water quality
  • Discharge into harbour and water courses
  • Drain surcharging


Late Items

Consideration of any late items as follows:


a)    Items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection.

b)    Items which the Chairman has agreed should be taken as matters of urgency by reason of special circumstances reported at the meeting.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

There are no restricted items for consideration.