Evidence on Greater London Authority, Planning issues and Community Budgets

18 June 2013

Oral evidence sessions for Greater London Authority Act 2007, Planning issues and Community Budgets inquiries.


Monday 17 June 2013, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Greater London Authority Act 2007 and London Assembly

4.10 pm

  • Darren Johnson AM, Chair, London Assembly

The third session of this inquiry will give the Committee the opportunity to question the Chair of the London Assembly, the scrutiny body tasked with holding the Mayor to account. This will be a chance for Members to ask about the effectiveness with which the Mayor is held to account.

Planning issues


  • Nick Boles MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

This one-off evidence session will be a chance for the Committee to question the planning Minister on the Government’s new permitted development rules. They allow certain householders and businesses to extend or change the use of their premises without the need for local authority planning permission. The Committee invited questions from the public for this session via #AskBoles on Twitter.

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Community Budgets

4.10 pm

  • Ian Davidson, Chief Executive, Tendring District Council
  • Cllr Peter Halliday, Leader, Tendring District Council
  • Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader, Essex County Council
  • Richard Puleston, Assistant Chief Executive, Essex County Council on behalf of the Essex Partnership Board

At 5.00 pm

  • Steve Atkinson, Secretary, District Chief Executives Network and Chief Executive, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, representing the District Councils’ Network
  • Chief Inspector Nicola Faulconbridge, Tunbridge Wells District Commander
  • Nazeya Hussain, Head of Policy and Partnerships, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Paul Warren, Chief Executive, Rochdale District Council, representing the District Councils’ Network

The third session of this inquiry will provide the Committee with an opportunity to hear from those taking part in the Essex Whole Place community budget pilot at county and borough level as well as from a public service partner. The session will also allow the Committee to hear from the District Councils’ Network representing district councils taking part in Whole Place pilots and from representatives from Tunbridge Wells who are involved in the district-led Sherwood Neighbourhood pilot.

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