Agenda

Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Environment - Monday, 23rd March, 2020 7.00 pm, POSTPONED

Venue: Committee Room 1, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming. View directions

Contact: Kimberly Soane  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 165 KB

The Minutes of the meeting of the Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee held on 13 January 2020 are attached, and Members are asked to confirm them as a correct record. 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and note substitutions.

 

Members who are unable to attend this meeting must submit apologies by the end of Monday 16 March 2020 to enable a substitute to be arranged, if applicable.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

To receive from Members declarations of interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, in accordance with Waverley’s Code of Local Government.

4.

QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions submitted by members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

The deadline for submission of written questions for this meeting is 5pm Monday 16 March 2020.

5.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

 

The deadline for submission of written questions for this meeting is 5pm on Monday 16 March 2020.

6.

COMMITTEE FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 191 KB

The Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee, along with the O&S Coordinating Board, is responsible for managing the Committee’s work programme.

 

The current work programme (attached) includes items agreed at the O&S Coordinating Board and takes account of items identified on the latest Executive Forward Programme (Annexe 2) as due to come forward for decision.

 

Recommendation

 

Members are invited to consider their work programme and make any comments and/or amendments they consider necessary, including suggestions for any additional topics that the Committee may wish to add to its work programme.

Additional documents:

7.

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE REPORT Q3, 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The Corporate Performance Report provides an analysis of the Council’s performance for the third quarter of 2019-20. The report, set out at Annexe 1, is being presented to each of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees for comment and any recommendations they may wish to make to senior management or the Executive.

 

Recommendations

 

It is recommended that the Overview & Scrutiny Committee:

 

1)    considers the performance of the service areas under its remit as set out in Annexe 1 to this report and makes any recommendations to senior management or the Executive as appropriate and

2)    recommends approval by the Executive of the new proposed performance indicators, as set out in report, starting from 1 April 2020.

Additional documents:

8.

LOCAL PLAN PART 2

To receive a detailed verbal update from the Planning Policy Manager on Local Plan Part 2.

9.

WORKING GROUP REPORT: GREEN SPACES STRATEGY SCOPE DOTX 38 KB

The purpose of the attached report is to set out the discussion and recommendations of the working group that this Committee set up in September 2019.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Committee endorses the recommendations of the Group set out in Annexe 1 of the attached report.

Additional documents:

10.

Pesticide Policy and Action Plan DOTX 44 KB

This report informs the Environment O&S Committee of the draft Pesticides Policy and action plan and to make the Committee aware of the potential financial and reputational implications in delivering this policy.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee considers the draft Pesticides Policy and action plan and:

 

1.    makes any observations, and suggests any amendments, to the Executive;

 

2.    notes that the Pesticides Policy and action plan will require further amendment and updating following adoption by the Council, to reflect ongoing changes in industry practices relating to advances in technology and product availability; and

 

3.    notes that some proposals highlighted in the action plan have a number of options identified for delivery, each option may have differing financial implications for the Council, however, to make significant progress the Highways verges element of the Grounds Maintenance contract should be reviewed first.

 

Additional documents:

11.

HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING CENTRE ISSUES AND PROPOSALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To make members of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee aware of the issues being experienced with the Waverley Borough Council Household Recycling Centres due to misuse and fly-tipping and propose a way forward to deal with these issues. 

 

Recommendation

 

Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the ongoing issues of misuse and fly-tipping at Waverley’s Household Recycling Centres and to agree any observations or recommendations to the Executive on the proposed actions to address these going forward.

12.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider, if necessary, the following recommendation on the motion of the Chairman:

 

Recommendation

 

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) to be identified at the meeting.