Agenda and minutes

Development Sub-Committee - Monday, 9 January 2023 11.00 am

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

Contact: Karen Wyeth  Email:

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Apologies for absence & Substitutions

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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Chandler, Noble and Siva. Councillor Beecher attended as Councillor Noble’s substitute.




Minutes pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held 12 December 2022 and the carry over meeting held on 19 December 2022 were considered by the Committee.


Councillor Barnard requested that it be noted that he was not present at the carry over meeting as he had not received an invitation to attend.


The Committee agreed the minutes as a correct records 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.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 28 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Forward Plan for Development Sub-Committee business.



The Forward Plan for this Committee was agreed.


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 I Harvey, Seconded by Councillor Nichols and resolved that the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following items, in accordance with paragraph 3 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.




Second Floor, Charter Building- Approval Request For Budgeted Expenditure

To consider a report on the second floor, Charter Building, Uxbridge.


The Committee were asked to consider a report in respect of the 2nd Floor, Charter Building, Uxbridge and make recommendations to the Corporate Policy & Resources Committee.




Development project update

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



No development updates were reported to the Committee.


Urgent Actions

To consider any urgent actions that have arisen since last meeting.


Urgent Action request – ClarksLegal LLP, 5th Floor, Thames Tower, Reading.


Under delegated authority and in consultation with both the Leader and the Chair of the Development Sub Committee agreement was reached in respect of the 5th floor at Thames Tower, Reading.





The Committee were informed of an urgent action which related to the 5th Floor at Thames Tower, Reading.