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Meeting of the Executive held on 24/07/2006
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Executive 81
24.7.06
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE –24TH JULY 2006
SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL MEETING - 17TH OCTOBER 2006

(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
*Miss G B W Ferguson (Chairman)Mr C H Mansell
*Mrs C E Savage (Vice-Chairman)*Mr K T Reed
Mr S D Edge*Mr J E Robini
*Mr B Grainger-Jones*Mr V K Scrivens
*Mr P Haveron
* Present

96. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (Agenda Item 1)

Apologies for absence were received from Mr C H Mansell and Mr S D Edge.

97. DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST (Agenda Item 2)

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL

There were no matters falling within this category.
PARTS II AND III - MATTERS OF REPORT

Part II - Matters Reported in Detail for the Information of the Council

98. SURREY WASTE PLAN SUBMISSION DRAFT (Agenda Item 3)
98.1. The Executive noted the observations made by the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the Surrey Waste Plan Submission Draft.

98.2 Members then discussed the definition of the term ‘thermal treatment’. The Director of Environment and Leisure confirmed that there were three types of thermal treatment which were gasification, pyrolysis and incineration. He confirmed the former two treatments were defined as advanced thermal treatment and were carried out in closed vessels, minimising the impact on the environment. Members said that the DeFRA definition excluded incineration and for that reason, reference to thermal treatment in the Surrey Waste Plan could be deliberately confusing. They also felt there was more emphasis on cost than the impact on the environment and suggested rewriting Paragraph 19, referring to the DeFRA definition and the need to look at production of energy from waste.

98.3 Members then discussed the difference between contaminated land waste and hazardous waste and officers confirmed that the term ‘hazardous waste’ should be used. Members felt that the proximity principle should be applied to all waste, including hazardous waste. It was then asked whether Surrey County Council would need planning permission if they wished to expand the Witley site and it was confirmed that as the waste planning authority they would be able to grant themselves permission and Waverley would be a statutory consultee.

98.4 Members agreed with the comment from Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee that the Witley site should not be upgraded in isolation and that in particular the site at Haslemere needed to be improved.

Part III - Brief Summaries of Other Matters Dealt With

There were no matters falling within this category.
The meeting commenced at 8.45 p.m. and concluded at 9.33 pm


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