The committee scrutinises work that falls within the portfolios of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business Culture and Heritage, the Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm and the Cabinet Member for City Highways.
Key policy areas and programmes within the remit of this committee include:
The committee is also Westminster’s designated statutory ‘flood risk’ committee under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and restated in the Localism Act 2011.
The committee provides a role in holding to account a number of external organisations such as Park Authorities, Transport for London and the Highways Agency. The committee also takes an active interest in scrutinising utility company activity in Westminster.