Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 14/11/2001
WORK PROGRAMME FOR OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEES NOVEMBER 2001 - CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
WORK PROGRAMME FOR OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEES
CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
Review of Support Services for Members (including IT support and training, presentation facilities at public meetings, member car parking provision, accommodation and office facilities, members’ allowances and other facilities currently available to members).
Scoping report approved on 3/4/01. Update report on Members’ IT support element of review to Committee on 20/11/01. Further reports in due course.
COMMUNITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
Government Response to the Green Paper (including Starter Homes Initiative, Social Rent Reforms and Arms Length Companies)
Considered at Committee on 22/2/01 and further reports on issues arising
Affordable Housing (including Key Workers)
Housing Needs Survey results received. Joint Workshop with Environment O and S but with all members invited on 30th October 2001
John Swanton/Louise Goodfellow
Considered on 5/4/01 –report to January 2002 meeting
David January/Louise Goodfellow
Future Health Provision in Waverley
Considered on 5/4/01 – further report in due course
Considered on 5/4/01 – further report received on 4/6/01. Progress report in November.
ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
Planning and Major Developments
Planning Code – Overview
Report from DA considered by the Probity in Planning Sub-Committee. Work still being undertaken by the Sub-Committee on the Planning Code of Conduct following receipt of questionnaire responses. Report expected at next applicable meeting.
Sara Whitmarsh/Steve Thwaites/Anne Bott
Godalming Key Site
Following the withdrawal of WWF, the developer for this site has been assembling a new proposal. Discussions on the property aspects are still progressing. The planning issues will follow. This is expected to be later in 2001.
Implementation of Year 1 FSRs
Report considered on 11/9/01.
Affordable Housing (also under Community O and S)
Affordable Housing Workshop held on 30th October 2001.
Daniel Hawes/Louise Goodfellow
Future of Dunsfold Airfield
Now that the legal issues surrounding the present planning status of the site have been settled, BAE Systems are still considering their future proposals.
Integration of Waste and Recyclable Collection
Waste Management SIG has met twice and is awaiting the final report from Robert Long Consultants which will be presented to the SIG’s next meeting on 4th December. SIG then to visit St Albans.
Martin Shorten/Louise Goodfellow
Funding for Environment and Leisure Projects
Presentation received on 11/9/01.
Annual update and six month interim item on Action Plans to be presented to this Committee in advance of the Executive. First interim report due early 2002.
This item was added to the Work Programme by the Executive at its meeting on 9th October. The existing arrangements are being included in the Year Two Fundamental Service Review of Waste Management. Mr Sandy, Portfolio Holder for the Environment has met with Peter Maudsley, Martin Shorten and Gillian Clark. Consultation document on abandoned vehicles has been received from DTLR.
Cultural and Leisure Provision and Youth
Services to Young People
On hold - awaiting outcome of Surrey County Council discussions on Area Committees.
Drop-In Centre – Farnham
Richard Gates, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, to meet with Steve Tilbury.
Year Two Fundamental Service Review – anticipate to be able to report early in 2002
Museum of Farnham
Year Two Fundamental Service Review. Received legal advice. Service Review Group considering a range of options – anticipate completing review by the end of the year, to be able to report early in 2002
Report considered on 11/9/01.
Members will be aware that the lottery application for the capital for the proposed scheme of refurbishment was not successful. The Maltings have taken the opportunity to reconsider their position and a subsequent approach has been made to Waverley for funding. This is currently being evaluated and will be the basis of discussions with the Maltings. This will need to be completed before it is possible to bring a report to members.
Options for the Review being considered
Sandy Hill Youth Facility
Discussions continuing with Rushmoor Borough Council and Pavilion
Godalming Leisure Needs
(a) Godalming Skate Park agreed and currently out to tender with a view to implementation as soon as possible.
(b) Broadwater Park – ‘Parklife’ Masterplan received by the Godalming Leisure Needs SIG at its first meeting on 23rd October 2001. Environment O and S to be involved in the process.