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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 01/12/2005
Minutes of the Meeting held on 1st December 2005




MINUTES of the MEETING of
the ENVIRONMENT AND
LEISURE OVERVIEW AND
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE held
on 1st DECEMBER 2005


(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)

* Mr J R Sandy (Chairman) Mrs S R Jacobs
Mrs M V M Hunt (Vice Chairman) *Dr P M Marriott
*Mr M H W Band *Mrs P N Mitchell
*Dr J F A Blowers Mr J M Savage
*Mr M W Byham *Mrs J A Slyfield
Mr R D FrostMs M Taylor
*Mr P D Harmer Mr A E B Taylor-Smith
*Mrs P Hibbert Mr R C Terry
Mrs L S R Hodgson
Mr A Rayner attended as substitute.

132. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th November 2005 were confirmed and signed.

133. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
134. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Mr K Reed declared a personal interest in agenda item 4, Consultation Draft of the Surrey Waste Plan, as a member of Surrey County Council.

135. CONSULTATION DRAFT OF THE SURREY WASTE PLAN
[Wards Affected: N/A]
an additional objective should be included. The Plan should positively encourage certain types of approach, be more proactive and be clearer about the direction it is travelling. The plan should emphasis an ambition to minimise adverse environmental impact whilst maximising the beneficial outputs that can come from waste (e.g. biogas).

There should be more emphasis on sustainability

include more about transportation of waste and cross boundary issues

that the diagram of the Waste Hierarchy on page 185 of the plan should be inverted, so that “Reduction” has the most emphasis

that only in very special circumstances should waste handling sites be placed within the green belt

there is a need to consider multiple technologies within the plan rather than endorse the current emphasis on thermal
technologies

to ask Surrey County Council (SCC) to be more receptive to best practice from Europe

to consider the improvement of civic amenity sites

to ask SCC to use the planning process to impose a requirement to recycle materials in building new developments.

greater emphasis upon working together with other districts and boroughs in a joint approach to waste management

whilst the draft of the Surrey Minerals Plan has not yet been published, it needs to be made clear in both The Waste Plan and the Minerals Plan that holes in the ground will not be used in the future for landfill

the Plan does not refer to the importance of national fiscal resources in controlling the demand for landfill. Surrey should take account of the unfair and disproportionate way that fiscal measures impact across the county, failing to reward good recycling and waste minimisation in particular Boroughs such as Waverley

SCC should be encouraged to take action to reduce packaging waste which should include direct action to raise public awareness as well as lobbying government, retailers and producers.

Landfill sites should not be used for certain things e.g. unsegregated waste. This approach could be applied also to SCC’s own function as a Waste Disposal Authority

Education and training unlikely to be effective when carried out in isolation so county, districts, towns and parishes need to work more closely together.

Surrey should be urged to consider and provide facilities for the disposal of contaminated land waste as the current position involves a very long distance haulage of such waste.

Surrey should implement a programme of research, in particular covering international best practice

RESOLVED: That the above observations be forwarded to the Executive

136. POSSIBLE SCRUTINY REVIEW – EFFECTS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 ON WAVERLEY’S TOWN CENTRES
[Wards Affected: ALL]

137. GODALMING LEISURE CENTRE – INTERIM CAPITAL INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS
[Wards Affected: All Godalming Wards]

138. REVENUE GRANT TO JSJ TRUST
[Wards Affected: All Godalming Wards]

The meeting concluded at 8.45
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