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Meeting of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 24/04/2002
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Membership of Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Substitute Members
PLEASE NOTE DATE OF MEETING

Dear Sir/Madam

A meeting of ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

CHRISTINE L POINTER
Chief Executive
AGENDA
1. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th March 2002 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY AND OTHER INTERESTS

To receive from Members, in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting, disclosure of any pecuniary interests which are required to be disclosed by Section 94(1) of the Local Government Act 1972; and any personal non-pecuniary interests in such matters, in accordance with paragraph 10 of the National Code of Local Government Conduct.

4. EXECUTIVE – FOUR-MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME

To receive the Four-Month Rolling Programme of key decisions, which was considered for adoption the Executive at its meeting on 9th April 2002 – Appendix A (herewith) and to identify any items which it would wish to discuss before consideration by the Executive.

5. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

The Committee to receive its current work programme - Appendix B (herewith).

6. FUNDAMENTAL SERVICE REVIEWS – INTERIM REPORT

To consider the report at Appendix C (herewith).

This report reminds members of the current Best Value Review process and proposes a refined process for Year 3 Reviews, pending the completion of a full Best Value process Fundamental Service Review, to be undertaken in year 2002/03.

Recommendation

7. USE CLASSES ORDER - CONSULTATION ON POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE USE CLASSES ORDER AND TEMPORARY USES PROVISIONS

To consider the report at Appendix D (herewith).

This report sets out the details of the consultation paper produced by the DTLR on the Use Classes Order.
Recommendation

It is recommended that:

1. the Committee notes the responses agreed by the Executive, which has been forwarded to the DTLR; and

2. the Committee agrees any additional comments and observations it would also wish to pass to the DTLR.

8. AIRTRACK PROJECT – RAIL LINKS TO HEATHROW

To consider the report at Appendix E (herewith).

The purpose of this report is to bring the AirTrack project to the attention of members and to Recommend to the Executive that the Council should support this project.

Recommendation

That the Committee recommends to the Executive that:

1. the Council supports the AirTrack proposals in principle and advises the AirTrack Forum accordingly; and

2. the Council thanks Spelthorne Borough Council for the opportunity to comment on its draft Planning Brief and advises Spelthorne that Waverley supports the AirTrack proposals in principle, but recognises that the project would have a range of local environmental impacts which are best resolved through a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (including consideration of alternative options) and through detailed discussions between Spelthorne and the scheme promoters on the basis of the framework set out in the Brief.

9. GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION: DEVELOPMENT ON LAND AFFECTED BY CONTAMINATION

To consider the report at Appendix F (herewith).

This report sets out recommendations for forwarding to the Government.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the report be referred to the Executive for consideration, together with any comments or amendments suggested by this Committee.

10. SUPPLEMETARY PLANNNG GUIDANCE – STREET CAFES AND PLACING OF TABLES AND CHAIRS ON THE HIGHWAY

To consider the report at Appendix G (herewith).

This purpose of this report is to update members on the consultation process and to consider the adoption of the Advice Note set out at Annexe 1 to the report as supplementary planning guidance.
Recommendation

It is recommended that, as there have been no suggestions for any changes to the original Draft Advice Note, the Draft attached at Annexe 1 to the report be forwarded to the Executive for adoption, together with any comments this Committee may wish to add.

11. FUNDAMENTAL SERVICE REVIEW – PROGRESS REPORT

To consider the report at Appendix H (herewith).

Recommendation

That the progress on the Best Value Action Plan be received and noted.

12. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been duly given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

13. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
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 item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).

14. ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

To consider matters (if any) relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which, it is felt, may need to be considered in Exempt session.

For further information or assistance, please telephone Susan Coulter, Committee Secretary on extension 3351 or 01483 523224.

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