To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held virtually on 5 January 2021.
The Committee considered the public minutes and summary of the meeting held virtually on 5 January 2021 and, subject to the addition of the points below, approved them as a correct record.
Anonymisation of Member Comments/Contributions in Minutes (page 6) – A Member commented that she had also requested that her name be listed amongst those Members who had voted in favour of the Motion at the last meeting. The Town Clerk undertook to amend the minutes accordingly.
Questions to the Chair at the last meeting (page 6) – A Member commented that, as the minutes recalled, he had asked two questions of the Chair – firstly why he had not ruled the motion on 150 Aldersgate Street as premature and secondly, on the use of urgent procedures. He thanked the Chair for the written response he had received on these points and highlighted that he had responded to this via email yesterday and had copied in all members of the Committee. He commented that, in respect of his first question, there was no agreement. He added however that he hoped that the Chair would never again entertain a motion to stop a debate before Officers have had an opportunity to respond to Members questions. The Member went on to state that in regard to his second question, he hoped that the Chair and Deputy Chairman would not use delegation or urgency to reduce the amount of decisions needed to be taken by the whole committee.
186-190 Bishopsgate London EC2M 4NR (page 21) – A Member who had voted against the Officer recommendation to approve the application asked that her name be recorded as having done so and also that her vote be recorded by name against today’s application. Two other Members stated that they would also like their names recorded. The Town Clerk separately advised that, in accordance with Standing Order No 38, the names of Members were only recorded against votes if they were dissenting from a majority decision but undertook to name all three Members who had made this request should this be the case today.