Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
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
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 Frost
Ms 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.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th November 2005 were confirmed and signed.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Mrs M V M Hunt, Mr R D Frost, Mrs P Hibbert, Mrs L S R Hodgson, Mrs S R Jacobs, Mr J M Savage, Ms M Taylor, Mr A E B Taylor-Smith and Mr R C Terry
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.
CONSULTATION DRAFT OF THE SURREY WASTE PLAN
[Wards Affected: N/A]
Members advised that they would like to see additional issues included in the Consultation Draft of the Surrey Waste Plan at
, as follows;
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
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
POSSIBLE SCRUTINY REVIEW – EFFECTS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 ON WAVERLEY’S TOWN CENTRES
[Wards Affected: ALL]
RESOLVED: That there should be a scrutiny review on the effects of the Licensing Act 2003 as the first of the Committee’s in depth reviews for 2006/7
GODALMING LEISURE CENTRE – INTERIM CAPITAL INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS
[Wards Affected: All Godalming Wards]
Members considered the report circulated on 15th November
RESOLVED: That members recommend to the Executive that sufficient funds are put forward to cover the Health & Safety works and the construction works, whilst still seeking to keep plans for a new leisure centre uppermost in the Council’s plans.
REVENUE GRANT TO JSJ TRUST
[Wards Affected: All Godalming Wards]
Members considered the report circulated on November 15th in which an additional revenue grant of £44,000 was sought to offset anticipated losses in the current financial year.
RESOLVED: That the additional allocation of funds be agreed and that this view be forwarded to the Executive
The meeting concluded at 8.45