Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The purpose of the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee is:


To be responsible for scrutiny of partnerships or key contractors (eg. RDA, RBH, L4L); Economy and Regeneration; Communities; Local Development Framework; Housing; Environment; Highways and Licensing, and for overview of the respective Portfolio Holders and Directors.


To respond to consultation by Cabinet on relevant policy development proposals.


To scrutinise the in-year performance of relevant Council Services, partnership

bodies and other appropriate bodies, in accordance with the Council’s Quarterly

Performance Management Framework and against approved Service Plans, where



To scrutinise the discharge by the Responsible Authorities within Rochdale Safer

Communities Partnership of their crime and disorder functions as set out in the Police

and Justice Act 2006.


To instigate the appropriate action in response to adverse service performance.


To scrutinise inspection reports and associated action plans produced by external

agencies (where appropriate to this Committee).


To review and scrutinise executive decisions where appropriate to this Committee in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, which have been called-in by Members of the Council.


To receive reports, where appropriate, from the Council’s representatives on outside bodies, and to direct representatives to report to the Council, where appropriate.


To commission, scope and oversee studies and reviews relating to relevant Council

Services and issues directly affecting the Borough and, where appropriate, to make

recommendations to the Cabinet arising from such studies and reviews.


To consider Directorate Plans in line with Council Policy


Contact information

Support officer: Governance and Committee Services.

Postal address:
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU

Phone: 01706 924872