Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Asad Shah - 01274 432280 

Items
No. Item

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

2.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

 

 

4.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

5.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Any referrals that have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda will be reported at the meeting.

6.

CIVIC QUARTER DISTRICT HEAT pdf icon PDF 111 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services (Document “Z”) sets out the progress made towards achieving the councils ambition to develop a City Centre based District Energy Network supplying low carbon heat and electricity on commercial terms to City Centre civic buildings, other public sector buildings and commercial properties.

 

Recommended –

 

That Members note the progress made on development of the scheme and its technical scope.

 

Neill Morrison – 01274 434003

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That Members expressed concern at the limited progress made on      the development of the scheme.

 

(2)       That the full outline business case be presented to the committee         in September 2019.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Services

 

 

7.

ESTATE MANAGEMENT pdf icon PDF 167 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services (Document “AA”) provides the committee with an update of the functions of the Estates Management Service, following the report outlining presented to committee on 23rd January 2018.

 

Recommended –

 

That the committee consider the report and comment as appropriate.

 

Ben Middleton – 01274 439607 / 07582 101816

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the report be welcomed and officers be thanked for their    presentation.

 

(2)       That a briefing note updating Members on the Estate Management       Service be circulated electronically in December 2019.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

 

8.

BRADFORD DISTRICT RAIL STRATEGY AND CITY CENTRE STATIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “AB”) provides the Committee with an update on patronage, timetable changes, Northern Powerhouse Rail and other initiatives including renewal works to the city centre stations that will improve the provision of rail services within the district.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Committee notes the content of this report.

 

(2)       That the Committee fully endorses the need for a Bradford City Centre station to be included as part of the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail network, for the wider benefit of the North as well as the Bradford district.

 

(3)       That a further report in relation to rail strategy is provided in December 2019.

 

(Julian Jackson – 01274 433766)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contents of Document “AB” be noted.

 

(2)       That the committee fully supports the need for a Bradford City   Centre station to be included as part of the Northern Powerhouse    Rail network for the wider benefit of the North as well as the             Bradford district.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

9.

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 18 KB

The report of the Chair of the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Document “AC”) presents the Committee Work Programme 2018-19.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Work programme 2018-19 continues to be regularly reviewed during the year.

 

(Mustansir Butt – 012174 432574)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the 2018/19 Work Programme continues to be regularly reviewed during the year.

 

ACTION: Overview and Scrutiny Lead