Agenda and minutes

Development Sub-Committee - Monday, 20 February 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

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Apologies for absence & Substitutions

To receive any apologies for non-attendance and details of Member substitutions.


Apologies were received from Councillor Chandler and Councillor Buttar.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2023.

Additional documents:


In the absence of the Chair and Vice-Chair, it was moved by Councillor Noble and seconded by Councillor Helen Harvey that Councillor Ian Harvey be appointed as Chair for the meeting.


The Committee resolved to appoint Councillor Ian Harvey as Chair for the meeting.


The minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2023 were agreed as a correct record of proceedings.


Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from members in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.



Councillor Gibson advised the Committee that she was a member of the Planning Committee and therefore would not be making comment on any applications due to come before the Planning Committee.


Councillor Sexton advised that she was a Surrey County Councillor.


Questions from members of the Public

The Chair, or his nominee, to answer any questions raised by members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 40.


At the time of publication of this agenda no questions were received.



There were none.


Ward Issues

To consider any issues raised by ward councillors in accordance with Standing Order 34.2


At the time of publication of this agenda no ward issues were received.



There were none.


Urgent Actions

To consider any urgent action that has arisen since last meeting.


There were no urgent actions to report.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 23 KB

To consider the forward plan for committee business.



The Committee noted the forward plan.


Exclusion of Public and Press (Exempt Business)

To move the exclusion of the Press/Public for the following items, in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.


It was proposed by Councillor Noble, seconded by Councillor Barratt and resolved that the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following items, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) because it was likely to disclose information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information because, disclosure to the public would prejudice the financial position of the authority in being able to undertake even-handed negotiations and finalising acceptable contract terms.


Letting of MSU2, Elmsleigh Centre

To consider a report on the letting of MSU2, Elmsleigh Centre, Staines upon Thames.


Councillor Barnard arrived at 11:07am prior to the start of the discussion of this item.


The Committee was referred to a report previously approved by the Corporate Policy & Resources Committee in November 2021 relating to the proposed letting of the premises known as MSU2, in the Elmsleigh Centre, Staines upon Thames.


The Committee resolved to agree that officers addressed concerns raised at the meeting and revised the report for presentation on 6 March 2023.


Development project update

To receive an update from the Development Advisor on development projects.


This item is to follow.



The Committee considered the Development Projects Update from the Asset Management Contractor and the Development Manager.


Committee resolved to note the development project updates.